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Villa & Gardens


The location of Villa Le Barone in the heart of Chianti makes it an ideal place from which to explore the world-famous Renaissance towns and cities of Tuscany with their architectural and art treasures. Our guests will find in their room suggestions for driving itineraries to explore Chianti "off the beaten track". Villa le Barone may also arrange tours of various cities and their museums

Bridge in Florence


The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance needs little introduction. Florence is the capital of Tuscany and is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, if not the world. With its magnificent cultural, architectural and artistic heritage, lying on the picturesque Arno River and surrounded by the lovely hills of Tuscany, it is a city of richness and splendour not to be missed. Florence is 29 km away from the Villa Le Barone.

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Siena church


The well–preserved medieval city of Sienna stands 33 km south of the Villa Le Barone. Apart from its charming and traditional narrow streets Siena is best known for its stunning black and white Romanesque cathedral, and the Piazza del Campo, the unique shell-shaped piazza in the city centre where the famous horse race, Il Palio, is run twice each year in the summer.

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Medieval building in Tuscany

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a medieval walled city particularly worth visiting for its historic town centre and numerous towers. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is 40 km south-west of Villa Le Barone. During your visit, why not taste a glass of the well-known local white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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Tuscany countryside

Renaissance villages and abbeys in the countryside

The Chianti hills surrounding Villa Le Barone are dotted with charming villages and abbeys. On the way to San Gimignano lie the beautiful medieval hamlets of Montefioralle, Badia a Passignano, Volpaia and Gaiole in Chianti, all of which provide superb examples of medieval rural architecture in Tuscany.

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Chianti hills

Chianti Hills

The Villa Le Barone lies in the heart of the Chianti hills, thought by many as the loveliest countryside in Italy. This Tuscan landscape has gentle hills bedecked by vineyards, olive trees and woods, with lonely farmhouses and castles nestling between dark cypress trees. Painters and photographers have been inspired by this reassuring scenery and its unique luminosity, as you will be inspired by the views from Villa Le Barone.

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Shop in Chianti

Shopping and Shopping outlet

For those of you wishing to shop whilst in Tuscany, Via Tornabuoni in Florence offers the best fashion shops, but one can find at the outlet at the Mall at Leccio, situated 35 km from the Villa Le Barone, an array of shops selling top luxury French and Italian brands at discount prices.

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