After a long afternoon's drive from the Cinque Terra, we arrived at the accommodation fairly late in the evening.
Despite the late arrival Francesco, greeted us with a huge smile and made us feel like VIP guests from the moment we arrived to leaving the following day. We were saved a table for dinner that night and the setting in the courtyard was beautiful and sophisticated (We had only been on the premises for an hour and already felt like the highlight of our three week honeymoon in France/Italy).
Giuseppe was also friendly, informative and charming. Our dinner was amazing and really enjoyed the white wine from their own vinyardm making it the best meal of our trip.
We were upgraded upon arrival and enjoyed spectacular views of the surrounding chianti region out of the windows in the morning.
This place has everything if you're after a true taste of Tuscany. The rooms and interior spaces are a perfect mix of modern interior whilst still respecting the charm of the old buildings. The rooms also felt extremely cosy and really didn't want to leave so soon!
Our breakfast was as excellent as the dinner we had eaten the previous night. Francesco offered us a tour of the buildings and winery. We loved every minute of the story he told us about the history of Castello La Leccia and his vineyard. My husband and I have been on a few wine tours before but this was by far the best due to Francesco's charm, local knowledge and his passion for his vinyard.
We enjoyed a few lazy hours poolside before having to move on to our next accommodation. Giuseppe looked after us by the pool and made sure we took our time to relax and enjoy the setting for as long as possible.
We bought a few bottles of their wine that we enjoyed so much at dinner and also received a bottle of their olive oil as a honeymoon gift.
My husband and I never write reviews but everyone needs to know what a special and friendly place this is!
Thank you to everyone at Castello La Leccia for such an unforgettable experience - really wished we had been able to stay longer and hope to return to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castello La Leccia is an ancient hamlet situated two kilometers south of Castellina in Chianti on a hill 450 meters above sea level, in a position commanding a panorama of the Val d'Elsa stretching from Siena to San Gimignano all the way to the Apuan Alps. Castello La Leccia is an estate that produces Chianti Classico wine and extra-virgin olive oil.In 2008 we started an extensive renovation of the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castello La Leccia Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany