This was the second time we stayed at Villa Pecille and we will returned. It’s located in the center of Fontodi’s grape vines and olive trees. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment, La Limonaia. As others have already described, it has a large bedroom with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen (stove, fridge and dishwasher) and sitting area. The apartment has most of the utensils that you require for cooking, a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, a safe and wi-fi (not just a hot-spot, actual working wi-fi!).
Although staff are not on site 24 hours a day, Gabriele gave us his cell number to contact him in case we had any questions or needed assistance. Gabriele was also a great help to us leading up to our trip answering questions, making restaurant reservations, booking winery tours and booking cooking lessons for us. Maid service is only once a week, but if requested they will provide additional services. They have a large pool that you will share with guests who might be staying at the other 4 apartments in the villa. A self serve laundry facility is available at no extra charge.
Villa Pecille is only a 5 minute walk from the town’s restaurants, shops, wine stores and markets. For restaurants make sure you visit one (or all) of Dario Cecchino’s 3 locations, also Il Vescovino and Enoteca Baldi are excellent choices. Trip Advisor has Enoteca Baldi listed as being in Sienna, instead of Panzano. For wine shops a visit to Accademia del Buon Gusto is a must. The owner Stefano has a great selection of local wines that are produced in small quantities. He has many of them available for sampling before you buy them, along with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The town is also a great central location for day trips to the surrounding area. During our stay we were lucky to arrive at the end of Panzano’s wine festival Vino al Vino where we were able to sample wines from the area.
Villa Pecille and Panzano are truly highlights of our tour throughout Italy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Pecille is located near Panzano, a town of medieval origin in the heart of Chianti, halfway between Florence and Siena. The Villa is an elegant 17th Century building restored to respect the original rchitectural style. From the Villa, which faces the famous Conca d’Oro (Golden Shell) valley, you can enjoy one of the most delightful landscapes in Tuscany, while the town of Panzano with its typical shops and restaurants is only a short walk away. Villa Pecille is composed of five independent apartments, from one to four bedrooms with bath, each with its own garden. Communal facilities include a very large panoramic terrace, two large meeting and eception halls, a large swimming pool located in the garden of the Villa and verlooking the valley, as well as a laundry room for guests with washing machines and dryers. There is also a tennis court available to guests nearby. Each apartment includes a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a fireplace, an outdoors dining area with barbecue, heating and air-conditioning, stereo, satellite TV, telephone and free high-speed broadband (WI-FI) internet access. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Pecille (Azienda Agricola Fontodi S.S.) Panzano In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany