Villa Vinci is set in the perfect location to explore Chianti and Tuscany. Chianti is a vast hilly area located in the centre of Tuscany. The land was originally farmed thousands of years ago by both the Etruscans and Romans, They worked the land to produce olive oil and wine, shaping the countryside of modern Tuscany.
The Chianti area includes the medieval towns of Castellina, Radda, Greve, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Gaiole. Villa Vinci's central location provides the exclusive opportunity to visit the many towns of this rich and varied area of Tuscany.
From the terrace of the villa, guests can admire the beautiful medieval castle walls that surround the village of Monteriggioni. The town still preserves most of its 13th century-era buildings and provides unique examples of a medieval Tuscan town.
On the edge of an extensive plain and at the foot Monte Maggio near Villa Vinci, guests can visit the abbey of Abbadia a Isola, a rare example of a Romanesque church in the Siena area. It is composed of three naves and three apses, surrounded by a small village and the ruins of medieval fortifications. Inside the church, guests can see important frescoes that have been carefully preserved.
Explore the land between the two most important cities of Tuscany, Siena and Florence. Guests should not miss touring San Gimignano. The most striking features of San Gimignano are the thirteen medieval towers that overlook the valley and mark the skyline of the town. Walking through the streets of the village, guests willl breathe in the atmosphere of the small workshops of artists, craftsmen, potters and goldsmiths.
A visit to the old town of Certaldo, whose origins date back to 6th century AD, is highly recommended. The town is mostly famous for being the birthplace of the poet Giovanni Boccaccio and it produces delicious lesser-known special onions.
For those who want to explore off the main roads, a drive along the Via Volterrana, with its unusual landscape, hills with continuous ups and downs and curve after curve will provide the perfect escape. The driving experience is very different from what is commonly known of Tuscany. A must-see along this route is the town of Volterra. It dates back to the 3rd century BC, and to enter it, guests must pass under the famous gate Porta dell'Arco. This is a unique example of Etruscan construction still in perfect condition.
In the nearby area there are many outdoor activities, from horse riding to mountain biking and hiking.
Wine lovers cannot miss the opportunity to follow wine tours in the Chianti Classico area and in the rich areas of Montepulciano and Montalcino, where the high quality Brunello and Nobile wines are produced.
For those who want to play golf, the Abbadia Golf Club of Colle Val d'Elsa, just 8 km from the villa, offers a 6-hole path from where guests can enjoy a splendid view of Colle Val d'Elsa and San Gimignano.
Tennis fans can find, just 2 km in waking distance from the villa, the Tennis Club in the town of Staggia Senese, which offers the chance to play in an open or covered field.
For anyone wishing to enjoy a relaxing thermal bath, the Terme di Petriolo can be accessed free of charge.
Just 30 minutes away from the villa, near Castelnuovo Berardenga, there is a go-kart circuit available for children or adults who want to try this fun experience.
Finally, a visit to the enchanting Abbazia di San Galgano, surrounded by natural reserves, is one of the best examples of Cistercian Gothic style in Italy. It is famous for the absence of its roof and for the presence of "the sword in the stone" which gave birth to many legends.
- Closest town Staggia Senese: 2 km
- Restaurant Staggia Senese: 2 km
- Grocery store Staggia Senese: 2 km
- Bakery Antico forno di Staggia: 2 km
- Supermarket Poggibonsi: 7 km
- Golf course Abbadia Golf Club: 9 km
- Tennis court Tennis Club Staggia: 2 km
- Horse riding centre Club Ippico Agrifoglio: 1 km
- Hospital Poggibonsi: 7 km
- Florence airport Peretola: 65 km
- Pisa airport Galileo Galilei: 90 km
- Rome airport Fiumicino: 280 km
- Milan airport Malpensa: 400 km
- Abbazia di Vallombrosa: 73 km
- Arezzo: 82 km
- Cecina Mare (nearest beach): 77 km
- Certaldo: 23 km
- Colle Val d’Elsa: 9 km
- Florence: 55 km
- Lucca: 92 km
- Montalcino: 60 km
- Montepulciano: 85 km
- Monteriggioni: 6 km
- Pisa: 95 km
- San Galgano: 42 km
- San Gimignano: 20 km
- Sant’Antimo: 70 km
- Siena: 19 km
- Terme di Petriolo: 48 km
- Vinci: 55 km
- Volterra: 37 km
|Nearest Ferry port
Colle Val d'Elsa