Hotel Villa le Barone offers an unrivalled holiday experience, welcoming guests to a traditional manor house and providing an immersive experience of rural Tuscan life.Located at an approximate halfway point between Florence and Siena, Hotel Villa le Barone offers excellent opportunities for discovering more of this glorious region. Travel between your hotel and these two cities to grasp the essence of both urban and rural Tuscan life. But, for those keen to indulge in a more leisurely experience of the Tuscan landscape and lifestyle, why look much further than the hotel itself?Built in the style of the region, this charming hotel is a gem of a property that sits just outside the picturesque hilltop village of Panzano in the centre of the Chianti Classico wine producing region. Once the home of the famous Della Robbia family, the old manor house is today owned by their descendants, Count and Countess Aloisi de Larderel, whose renovation of the property has artfully retained much of its original charm and character. Inside and out, this property is brimming with all the personality of a traditional Tuscan manor house. Interiors are warm and comfortable, with barrel ceilings, over-sized fire places and plush furnishings constructing an intimate atmosphere. Creeping foliage and vivid blossom cling around shuttered doors that open onto immaculate gardens, where delightful views extend over orderly vineyards and to the rolling hills that retreat as far as the eye can see.Within this lovely setting, the Villa Le Barone staff has put every effort in to ensure that guests are immersed in a true experience of the Tuscan lifestyle, and the food and wine are no exception. A proponent of the Slow Food Movement, the hotel rejects fast food in favour of traditional regional cuisine that uses only the freshest, natural and locally-sourced produce. This intention is epitomised by serving meats and extra virgin olive oil directly from the hotel’s own farm. Villa le Barone’s menu of simple Tuscan cuisine therefore fluctuates in order to make the most of the freshest local produce depending on the season. Accompanied by a lovely menu of Chianti wines, enjoy this wonderful cuisine either in the old winery restaurant or on an enchanting terrace, in amongst the fertile landscape that yields this produce. Menus are printed daily and published on the hotel’s internal website, accessible by smart phone or tablet.Thoughtful touches abound, the hotel’s heart is firmly located in Tuscany, and in impressing upon its visitors an all-encompassing experience of the region. Guests will depart with a real feel for the essence of rural Tuscany, from the original antiques to rolling rural views and simple regional cuisine that exploits locally-sourced ingredients.Click to view more information on Hotel Villa le Barone or call an Italian Specialist on 01392 441245.
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