My wife and I traveled to Chianti in early September 2013 and stayed for four nights at Castello La Leccia to celebrate our first anniversary. La Leccia is intimate, charming and historic. It was the highlight of our Italian trip. As their literature states, this is not a hotel but a family home. Set in a small cluster of elegant old buildings on a serene hilltop overlooking vineyards and olive groves, it offers some of the most exquisite food we had in Italy. We are both discerning cooks ourselves and seasoned travelers.
We did day trips to Siena and the surrounding towns, but quickly realized Giuseppe’s impeccable dinner service, menu selections and his suggested pairings of wines with food, was a terrific way to end a day exploring.
Castello La Leccia produces two excellent wines and their own olive oil. As well the kitchen uses locally grown ingredients. We usually took our breakfasts and dinner on the piazza overlooking the vineyards. Be sure to order the delicious cappuccino.
The restoration of the estate is stylish and modern. Rooms were large, the views spectacular and the beds and amenities luxurious. Wifi allowed us stay in touch with family. Alice at the front desk gave us tips for sightseeing and all-essential driving tips. But driving in Chianti is very pleasant.
We toured the winery and the vineyard with Francesco whose passion and vision for La Leccia and his wines are contagious, His genial staff made us feel very welcome. We are returning in May 2013 for a week to enjoy spring in Chianti and can hardly wait.
- 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