Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany

Le Pratola villa is 4km from Gaiole in Chianti which was named by Forbes Magazine as the most idyllic place in Europe to live. Gaiole in Chianti is also the home of the international vintage bike race L’Eroica which takes place on the surrounding country tracks.

Gaiole in Chianti is located in central Tuscany and is perfectly situated as a base to explore all of Tuscany’s key sites. Florence, Siena and Cortona are under one hour drive away. With stunning Tuscan views, there are medieval castles, prestigious wineries, olive groves and beautiful hill top Chianti towns all around. Within 1.5 hours drive it is possible to reach San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Lucca and Pisa.

The nearest shops, delicatessen, butcher, drugstore and bars are in Gaiole in Chianti. There is also a fruit and vegetable shop, hairdressers, pizza restaurants and a small children’s play area. Also nearby are the pretty villages of Radda in Chianti, Lecchi and San Sano, all with a selection of individual restaurants, bars and artisan shops. Local wine estates include Ricasoli with Brolio castle which was the birthplace of Chianti wine.

The villa is also well located to explore other parts of Italy. Rome and Milan are both reachable within 1.5 hours by fast train services from Florence.