This mediaeval hamlet dating back to the 13th Century was once a resting place along the ancient Roman road that linked the cities Siena and Arezzo. The village , all restored, emerges from the hills of Chianti area, at the limit of the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti. It offers the tranquillity of a rural village, combined with the richness of the Tuscan architectonic style consisting of fired bricks, wooden beams and centuries-old stones which were smoothed by nature and time. The hamlet consists into about 20 apartments, the garden and pool are shared among all guests. Its isolated location is the ideal place for rest and recuperation for both body and mind and an ideal get away from it all. it is an ideal place to go hiking or for expert mountain bikers . Its high point is the perfect place for the twin swimming pools. There is a 15 mts x 7,5 mt pool and a small children's swimming pool; Sun beds furnish the surrounding garden and terraces to provide a great place for basking in the sun. Pools are open from May to October.
There is also a small shop on site, open just some hours a day, which sells local products including, milk, bread, meats, wines and many other products. Outside is a small communal garden with tables, chairs and parasols.
The shop is open from June to September.
Shopping service available for an extra charge. Please book in advance if required on arrival. You may also arrange this service on site for the remainder of your stay.
Note about the approach road : Approximately 2 km of wide, well maintained, unpaved road of no particular difficulty followed by a final kilometre of narrow paved road with 100 mtrs of steep slope at 25% . Proceed with caution in case of oncoming traffic.
Few km away you might visit Castles of Meleto, Brolio, Spaltenna and others. Florence is in 70 km, Siena 40 km, Arezzo 40 Km, Gaiole in Chianti 15 km, Castelnuovo Berardenga 15Km, San Gusmè 10 km.
Montevarchi train station, connecting Florence or Arezzo in 40 minutes by train, is in 20 minutes by car.
Situated in a central position on the main pathway La Chiocciola is reached up stone steps to a terracotta tiled terrace which overlooks the main village pathway. This is a pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by and enjoy the views over neighbouring rooftops towards the surrounding hills . The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is pleasantly furnished in a country style to complement the terracotta tiled floors and the high wooden beamed ceilings. A comfortable sofa and SAT TV and CD player in the living area is to be found on passing through the dark oak front door. Walking through to the kitchen and dining area at the rear of the house, where the large windows and glass doors allow views to be fully enjoyed, a further outdoor space is to be found. The fully fitted, cream painted ,kitchen includes a fridge/freezer, gas hobs, microwave and dishwasher. Please note that there is no conventional oven. The coordinating dining suite provides ample space for four people to dine in comfort.
A carpeted cast iron spiral staircase leads up to the bedrooms. The main bedroom is furnished with matching twin beds with tables and reading lamps and a large wardrobe with night safe. Please note that these beds cannot be made into a double. An en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and washbasin adds to the comfort. The second bedroom is tastefully furnished with a wrought iron double bed and a large traditional style wardrobe. Pleasant views down into the wooded valley can be enjoyed from the bedroom window. There is a second bathroom with shower. In house's facilities : Internet Wi-Fi , TV SAT, DVD-CD Player, Night Safe, Microwave Oven, Furnished Terrace, Fully Equipped Kitchen ( there is no oven ), Iron, Hair Dryer, Barbecue, Mosquito Sceens
In common Area: Washing Machine.
At 60 meters from the pool
Weekly cleaning and linen and towels change are included and provided by local supplier
Heating, if used , paid by consumption.
Final clean 60 euro to be paid at the arrival.
Tourist tax 1,50 euro per person per night , for the first 7 nights, to be paid at the arrival.
One Baby cot available for free on request.
One High chair available for free on request.