May 11, 2016, 07:58 AM
May 11, 2016, 10:26 AM
Places near Siena
No pool, but I think it will truly satisfy you on every other level:
Here is another accommodation that is south of Siena in a beautiful area:
Finally, have a look at this place. It is a little further south - but I love the scenery and the location:
May 11, 2016, 07:11 PM
Thank you Donna! I will look into your suggestions more thoroughly.
Last night, I came across Fagiolari in Panzano in Chianti. Do you think that region would be good for exploring wineries and small towns (compared to Siena as homebase)? http://www.fagiolari.it/
Originally Posted by DonnaDenise
May 12, 2016, 02:09 PM
I have no knowledge of the accommodations you linked - however, I live a short distance from Panzano, so I can say it is a lovely little town, (for a bit more info read the article http://www.chianti.com/panzano-in-chianti.html)
May 12, 2016, 04:43 PM
Sorry, got distracted yesterday - here are my recommendations....
These 3 to the northwest of Siena
while this one is south in the Crete Senesi
Libbiano and Cunina offering cooking classes directly, but don't sweat that part out. If you fall in love with a place, get one with your own kitchen and then have the ladies from Kitchen Chez Nous come to you for the cooking lesson:
Romitorio di Serelle is absolutely "dreamy" as far as the views and the vineyards go, although Libbiano is also surrounded by them.
All of these places are not far from southern Tuscany, you can most definitely head there for day trips.
May 12, 2016, 07:49 PM
Would Panzano be a good location for exploring small towns in Chianti? I came across Fagiolari (in Panzano) and I think it sounds really nice.. Are there neat things to explore in that region?
Originally Posted by Lourdes
May 16, 2016, 06:03 PM
Panzano is in the center of all the places we have mentioned and linked to above, so yes, it is a good base!
You are in Chianti so the main thing to do is wine tastings, lots of it ;-)
Exploring the small towns, walks and visiting small churches in the middle of the countryside.
I recommend you make your way to Badia di Passignano, a really neat cool abbey/monastery that recently has reopened to show off neat frescoes by Ghirlandaio!