Stayed 5 nights w/ another couple in Old Granary apartment. Had priced vacational rentals and similar type properties and we are very glad we stayed at Badia. Place is beautiful, quiet and convenient to almost anything in Chianti. Staff (we dealt mostly w/ Silvia) extremely friendly and helpful. Badia is former monastery converted into B & B. Grounds-garden, pool,Old Church, wine cellars all spectactular. Our apartment had 2 br's we didnt use. very large living room, outdoor patio were we ate 3 meals. Full kitchen. We cooked 3 nights. Dinner at their restaurant was the best dinner I had in 2 weeks in Italy. I had the tasting menu. Did the wine tour. I can now see why people spend weeks in Tuscany. Badia is located in heart of Chianti. Its a very short drive to about anywhere. Siena is a straight shot down the road. We bought groceries in Siena and also in Rada. Barone Ricasola winery worth the visit. Remember most wineries want you to call in advance. Breakfast was full of pasteries, fruit, meats, cheeses etc. very very good. On sight computer room if need to stay connected. We had washer in our apartment. One of the nicest places Ive ever stayed when you factor in where you are. Rooms not opulent but very nice and decent size by European standards.