Where are we?
How to find our rental villa in Tuscany – your perfect base to explore Tuscany
Deep in the Tuscan hills, Patrignone is a rental villa in Tuscany, far away from any noise or light pollution. But despite its peaceful setting, this rental villa is right in the middle of Chianti, at the epicentre of Tuscany’s cultural treasures, just 10 minutes from the beautiful hill-top town of Castellina in Chianti, with its restaurants, cafés and shops (and a good supermarket). Siena is just 35 minutes away, and Florence 40 minutes in the other direction, San Gimignano is 30 mins away, with Volterra the next town along. You really couldn’t pick a more central location for a rental villa in tuscany.
There’s no doubt that you’ll need a car while you’re staying with us, both to get here in the first place, and to get the most of Chianti’s tiny but beautiful hill-top towns. And if you feel like venturing further afield, within a 1.5-hour drive you’ll find white sandy beaches, typically beautiful Italian seaside resorts, dozens of hot springs, and the majesty of the snow-covered Apennines clearly visible from Patrignone’s Terracotta Terrace. If you’re into cycling, walking, nature-watching, or ballooning, these activities and more can be easily organised. Just let us know what your interests are, and we’ll give you some options.
The nearest town is one of the prettiest, and it’s packed with everything you might ever need, from butchers to bars to restaurants to leather shops to hairdressers and pizzerie.
San Donato in Poggio is just 8km (10 minutes) in the opposite direction. It’s less touristy, but evey bit as beautiful, and hosts our favourite pizza place in the summer.
A must for most people, this exciting city is packed with museums, shops, restaurants, and over 2000 years of history.
And here are some distances to other things you might find useful:
|nearest airport||Firenze||48 km||45 mins|
|best airport||Pisa||90 km||75 mins|
|next airport||Bologna||135km||90 mins|
|nearest motorway||San Donato||10 km||15 mins|
|nearest railway||Poggibonsi||14 km||20 mins|
|nearest supermarket||Castellina||8 km||10 mins|
|nearest beach||Cecina||90 km||90 mins|
|nearest mountains||Monte Amiata||85 km||1 h 40 m|
|nearest skiing||Abetone||90 km||2 hrs|
|nearest restaurant||Pestello||2 km||5 mins (or a 30-minute walk)
The key attractions of San Gimignano, Radda, Volterra, Monteriggioni, and Colle Val D’Elsa are all within easy reach, along with dozens of top-quality vineyards and hundreds of fabulous restaurants. We are just 10 minutes from the beautiful hill-top town of Castellina in Chianti, with its full compliment of restaurants, cafes and shops (and a small supermarket).
There is no doubt that you’ll need a car to get the most of Chianti’s nooks and crannies, but if you feel like venturing further afield, within a 11/2 hour drive you’ll find white sandy beaches, typically beautiful seaside resorts, dozens of hot springs, and the majesty of the snow-covered Apennines, clearly visible from Patrignone’s Terracotta Terrace. And if you’re into cycling, tennis, golf, ballooning or fishing, these activities and more can easily be organised. Just let us know what your interests are, and we’ll give you some options.
See What to do in Tuscany for more ideas on what to do while you are here.