Chianti recommendations

Old Mar 4th, 2000, 03:06 PM
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Chianti recommendations

Does anyone have any hotel/inn recommendations for the Chianti region?
Old Mar 9th, 2000, 07:33 AM
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Went last fall and stayed 4 glorious days at the Villa Vignamaggio. This is a 15th century villa and working winery. Not cheap ($180-$220/night) but well worth the $$ -- beautiful grounds and gardens, friendly staff, gorgeously renovated rooms (ask to stay in the old servant quarters, newer and brighter than the main house, which was fine, too!), two pools, free estate wine, etc., etc. They have a website (sorry I don't have the address handy, but a search should reveal) and you can reserve on-line (we did with no problem).
Old Mar 9th, 2000, 09:27 AM
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Try Collelungo in Castellina in Chianti.
A great little town and a great place to stay. E-mail [email protected]
Old Mar 9th, 2000, 04:45 PM
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I'm going to guess tat the place she is talking about is at web address - - I list the address because it took me forever to find it (some months ago when I was looking for it) and I decided I better bookmark it.

And unless this is not the place you're talking about, Liz, I'm surprised you didn't mention its "brush with greatness" - - this is the place where the glorious "Much Ado about Nothing" was filmed - - a MUST-see (the film, that is) for any prospective Tuscany traveler (and everybody else for that matter).

Best wishes,

Old Mar 10th, 2000, 10:22 AM
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Although we didn't stay there, I did stop in and have a look at the Hotel Belvedere San Leonino. It is between Castellina in Chianti and Siena, just off of the 222, in the midst of the vineyards. A very beautiful place! Their web site is:

Collelungo is just outside of Castellina, on the way towards Radda. Their web site is:

There are also apartments at the Rocca della Macie vineyards. I've been to the vineyard (south of Castellina), but not seen the apartments. The last web site I have is: (but I can't seem to get it working again). I also found a site for Rocca and other places in wineries: Good luck!
Old Mar 11th, 2000, 08:48 AM
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Lynn, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Locanda le Piazze in Castellina. It took our breath away!
Old Mar 20th, 2000, 07:45 AM
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Stayed just south of Siena (20 mts) last September at a beautiful hilltop hotel called Borgo Pretale. There are several buildings, each room beautifully decorated with private terrace overlooking vineyards. Takes 6 mts. to drive up the hill before you reach the villa, so lots of privacy. Beautifully secluded pool, tennis courts, massage/workout room, trails, gorgous restaurant w/nice menu - fantastic service overall.
Old Mar 20th, 2000, 01:05 PM
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We stayed at Collelungo in 1998. The rooms and grounds are lovely, but it is an apartment-type arrangement, not a hotel or inn. So there is no restaurant and you really can't walk into town from there. Also, you are expected to get your own additional supplies of things like toilet paper after the initial supply is used. You may love it, but again, it may not be the type of accomodation that you are looking for.

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