Gaiole In Chianti . Italian
Chic farmstay in a historic abbey. Refined lodging in an 11th-century abbey, plus an elegant restaurant, a pool & wine tastings. This historic 11th-century stone abbey farmstay surrounded by 800 hectares of forests in the Chianti wine region is 16 km from the Renaissance gardens at the Castle of Brolio. Refined rooms come with coffeemakers and fans; there's no air-conditioning or Wi-Fi. Some have valley views. Elegant 2- to 4-bedroom apartments on 2 floors offer kitchens and living rooms. Some include 4-poster beds, washing machines and fireplaces. There's stair access only. A complimentary breakfast buffet with homemade cakes is offered. There's also a chic restaurant with a garden terrace, plus an outdoor pool, tours of the abbey, wine tastings and cooking courses.
Loc. Badia a Coltibuono, 53013 Gaiole In Chianti SI, Italy
2 years ago
I had high expectations but was a bit disappointed. Food was excellent, modern, tasty and beautifully arranged (8/10). It was a bit too experimental for my taste, e.g. grated chocolate on my spaghetti? However, I felt the restaurant lacked the atmosphere and hospitality of the gorgeous monastery next to it. It felt too much like an addition and wasn’t kept in the same style. I had to lay ear to three American senior couples discussing Trump policies but at least the gorgeous views of Toscana made up for it 😁