Hidden in the hills of Tuscany is the Villa Fabbroni. It is not for the faint of heart to find but once you arrive you won’t regret your decision to stay in a century old villa with the hills and hospitality. (Head north off the main road into San Polo one block east of The Coop grocery store. Don’t fret when you reach the dirt road because you are on the right track.)
Stefano and Sergio make your stay a very pleasurable one. I highly recommend availing yourself to the services including daily fresh bread, dinners on the weekends at their onsite restaurant and especially of the Italian cooking class. Learn the secrets to savory Italian dishes and then sit down to a feast of your own culinary accomplishments with nice local Chianti. Make your toasts and dig in. Well worth it.
The accommodations allow you to prepare a little breakfast, pack a lunch (don’t forget the rest of that bottle of Sangiovese) and set out on your day to visit the many quaint surrounding small villages of Chianti to get a taste of the real Tuscany. Sights and shopping abound. Volterra, Greve and Panzano are a few of the must-sees within half hour driving distance to the villa. At the end of the day it is back to the villa to chat about the beauty of Italy, have some dinner and close out your day with a glass of your favourite red watching the sunset.
Sergio and Stefano also offer their own wine, olive oil, honey, etc. all at very reasonable prices. Plan on having dinner with Dario the butcher in Panzano on one of your nights where Sergio and Stefano are not preparing one for you back at the villa. Grassina is a small town to the west and has everything you will need for your stay from shopping, butcher shops, a grocery store and fabulous local pastries.
The serenity and scenery of Chianti should be enough to capture you but this area of Central Italy has so much more to offer. Villa Fabbroni is a fantastic launching point and home base for all your countryside adventures and explorations. Highly recommended.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Fabbroni Greve In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany