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Il Borgo di Galenda

Gaiole in Chianti - Tuscany

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"Boutique Tuscan apartments in an exclusive hilltop hamlet, with a stunning outdoor pool and breath-taking landscapes…"

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5

  Highlights...

  • Galenda is an ancient hamlet in Italy’s Chianti Classico region, close to Radda, Gaiole and the Florence arts scene.
  • Each apartment has a rustic-luxe design with original, farmhouse features and a minimalist, modern style.
  • There are private balconies and sun-kissed terraces, along with a stunning outdoor pool with mountain vistas.
  • Explore Tuscany’s flourishing vineyards and medieval towns, discovering its authentic cuisine and classical arts scene.

  You should know...

  • The outdoor pool is approx. 50metres from the apartments and is shared between Galenda’s 12 exclusive properties.
  • The one-bedroomed Lippi apartment has an additional double sofa bed in the living area.
  • The apartments can be rented collectively for groups of 10-12 people.

The Details...

Lose yourself in the romance of rural Tuscany at this gorgeous, hilltop hamlet in Italy’s famous Chianti region. Dating back to the 11th century and now beautifully restored, the tranquil hamlet of Galenda has a story to be told. Wander along its secret, winding paths and through its age-old archways, soaking up the lyrical landscapes and striking architecture. With only 12 historic properties, each carefully revived, it is an exclusive community swathed in the mysteries of time.

The Il Borgo di Galenda villas are part of this idyllic, rural setting and include three beautiful apartments which each sleep 2-4 people. Looking out across the sweeping scenes and with a rustic-luxe design, they offer a unique experience with a true Tuscan style. Spy the regimented vineyards and taste their deluxe Chianti wines, roaming the lush olive groves folded deep into the hillsides. Stop off in magnificent towns and villages steeped in a rich, Italian culture, admiring ancient churches, crumbling castles and exquisite, hand-carved sculptures.

Each of the boutique apartments has been expertly restored, fusing its timeless, age-old beauty with a minimalist, modern form. Their natural stone exteriors give way to refined, luxury interiors which offer uber-stylish furnishings and original, country features. Look out for the impressive beamed ceilings with their open truss rafters, or the exposed stone walls with their contemporary artwork. There’s bare terracotta floors and handcrafted chestnut shutters, beside local antiques and hi-tech home comforts.

Choose the Bellini or Mantegna apartments for their two sumptuous double bedrooms, or the one-bedroomed Lippi apartment that’s perfect for couples. Each has spacious living areas with bespoke, handmade kitchens, along with sink-in beds, designer bathrooms and a private, sun-kissed area. Relax on mountain-view balconies or vine-covered terraces, dining alfresco till late in the warm Mediterranean climate. There’s even a stunning outdoor pool shared amongst Galenda’s bijoux community, boasting sophisticated sun loungers and a separate pool for young children.

While away your days in complete and utter serenity, basking in the hilltop landscapes and their natural tranquillity. Visit the medieval town of Radda or characterful Gaiole or the iconic streets of Florence or atmospheric Rome. Italy’s warm Mediterranean shores are also in driving distance, and are blessed with white, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Great for Families
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Town/village Location
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Mosquito netting
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire

Nearby...

  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting

Il Borgo di Galenda

  Nearest Airport

Florence Airport Peretola 68km, 1 hour by car

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