Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hotel Review: Fattoria Tregole, Castellina in Chianti

For those in search of the quintessential Tuscan holiday base, look now farther.  Fattoria Tregole is about as good as it gets.

The main house was originally owned by a nobile family of the Chianti region that dates back to the 17th century.  The owners have lovingly (and pain staking I imagine!) restored several abandoned stone buildings creating a charming and comfortable accommodations among the vineyards, olive of trees and panoramic vistas people dream of when they think of Tuscany. There are several "relax" areas or little pine tree covered courtyards where you can soak in the vistas, read a book or even a bottle of the fattoria's delicious Chianti.  The infinity pool is spectacular and a welcome retreat from the Tuscan heat during the warm months.  

Not to be missed homemade meals by Edith the owner are served a couple of nights a week. My last dinner there consisted of fresh funghi tart, penne with melazane, funghi and zucchini, followed by paper thin slices of pork with gravy sauce and a sublime tiramisu with chocolate shavings on top.  Fantastica!

Fattoria Tregole has 5 bed & breakfast rooms that range between 130-180 Euros per night with yummy breakfast as well as 2 fully-equipped apartments ranging 200-360 Euros which also include breakfast.  The prices here are reasonable and you will certainly be getting excellent quality for the quantity.

Located just 4km south of the walled hilltown of Castellina in Chianti, the fattoria is perfectly located for exploring the Chianto Classico region as well as Siena, San Gimignano and more.


Em and GC said...

It's beautiful! Very "under-the-tuscan-sun" thanks for the recommendation!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

It looks beautiful..Sure a great place to stay :-)

Diana Strinati Baur said...

Meg - I am so glad you got the chance to go down and visit Edith. It just looks so lovely, and very inviting!! Ci vediamo presto allora.... bacioni

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful and your last dinner sounds delish! Yum!! Thanks for sharing this rec.