EXPERIENCE VILLAS

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 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. Gaiole in Chianti is also the home of the international vintage bike race L’Eroica which takes place on the surrounding country tracks. 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.

Villa Cortona is located in Eastern Tuscany, a few minutes walk from the beautiful hillside town of Cortona. Cortona is a chic town renowned for its artists, music festivals and open air concerts.

With stunning Tuscan views, there are medieval castles, prestigious wineries, olive groves and beautiful hill top towns all around both villas. Within 1.5 hours drive it is possible to reach San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Lucca and Pisa.

The villas are 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.

 

Le Pratola’s Immersive Tours of Tuscany. Here are some of the tours we can organise:

Explore villages and castles of Chianti Tour. Visit medieval hilltop towns and ancient castles

Wine estates with wine and olive oil tastings and private dining

Hunting for Truffles. Learn how to hunt for these delicacies and then enjoy a lunch

Val D’Orcia and San Gimignano Tour. Explore the beautiful region, sample local wines and delicacies

 Visit Siena Private guided tour of the Duomo, the Contrade and the beautiful Campo square

 Cheese Tasting in Pienza

 Walking tour of Florence, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Lungarno

Cookery classes and pizza making in villa. Qualified chefs will teach you how to make and fire pizza in our pizza oven and prepare a 3 course meal with antipasti and wine