Elena Nappa, a former interior designer, is now the consummate hostess at this centuries-old villa. The old-fashioned guest rooms are lovingly decorated with antique quilts and handmade wood furnishings (refrigerators are a nod to modern times). Elena is an authority on the surrounding area, and happily draws maps and suggests wine-tasting and touring routes. Follow signs for San Marcellino Monti to get here.
Località Borgo Argenina, 15 km (9 mi) south of Gaiole, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, 53013, Italy