You’re greeted by smiley staff and a welcome brochure filled with things to do – it’s updated weekly so you won’t miss a local fiesta or foodie market. Here you can walk through the vineyards and olive groves, take a tour of the cellar and taste wine in the cantina.
11 apartments are spread out over two flower-framed farmhouses set on gentle slopes. The ancient Tuscan buildings have been carefully restored: each apartment is generous in size and nicely private with its own entrance and terrace; some have open fires, bathrooms are cleverly tucked in.
It’s four kilometres to San Donato for supplies but you can opt for a breakfast or ‘heat-your-own’ dinner basket if you prefer. It’s fun, too, to sign up for a weekly communal supper if you stay in the main holiday season. Sneak out for a midnight stargaze – the Chianti Observatory is ten-minutes down the road.