I was certain I was lost the first time I found the sign to this hotel & restaurant on SR 408 in Chianti. A windy, dirt road led to a beautiful boutique hotel with an innovative and exceptional menu. Donato, the chef, is a fan of Marcel Marceau and once bought his soundless soundtrack, savoring the humor of the person who thought so far out of the box. He has transferred this creativity into his food and on occasion will give his guests his special treat "chianti air" as an amuse bouche. Every guest at the table MUST order something different just to see the plating...and of course, share with others...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 14th century mill, which produced flour for almost 5 centuries for the surrounding area. The water necessary to move the mill wheels came from the nearby spring which still exists and can be reached on foot along an old track. In 1650 the mill was bought by a wealthy women- MonnaGinevra from Gaiole in Chianti and our restaurant is named after her today. The mill operated until the end of the 1700 after which it was abandoned. The present owners Daniele and Elisa were fascinated by its position with magical sounds and colours of nature. Even though, the remains of walls were entirely covered by shrubbery, ticket and trees, some of them as high of 5m., this young couple were determined to revive the mill. The recnstruction works starter in 2001. All original materials such as stones or beams have been reused; together with ceramic cotta forged from iron mix as well as the detail given to comfort and functionality at the same time to create a real harmony. Today this Old Mill is an excellent Hotel which offers its guests 14 comfortable rooms, the taste of a typical local kitchen, the pleasure to swim in two panoramic pools and the relaxation of our Health Centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Le Pozze Di Lecchi Italy/Gaiole In Chianti, Tuscany