With heart-stopping views over the Tuscan hills from its village perch, bright and spacious rooms decorated with precision and attention to detail, Hotel Villa Sassolini is a tranquil hideaway in the heart of Chiantishire. As you wind your way up through the canopy of twisted oaks and slopes filled with olive trees and vines you’ll begin to hear the strains of Puccini in your ears. Arriving at the tiny Tuscan village of Moncioni, drop your bags in the cool welcoming lobby before scurrying out onto the lavender-filled terrace to drink in the majestic views of the Monti del Chianti and the Arno Valley beyond
Villa Sassolini – Tuscany, Italy – Rooms 10
Style: Contemporary Palazzo Charm
Setting: Hillside Hamlet Hideaway
Perfectly Placed For:
Day trips to Florence, Siena and Arezzo
Exploring the Chianti countryside and medieval towns
This is Villa Sassolini, an elegant country hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Tuscan countryside – a charming 15th century palazzo with a stylish contemporary interior, of stone-cool relaxing greys and linen textures, combined with contemporary lighting and carefully selected furnishings.
The hotel is a great example of architectural recovery and restoration and successfully blends its heritage with all the modern day needs of refined hospitality with meticulous attention to detail. The ten elegant suites guarantee relaxation where you can lose yourself in the orchestrated rhythms of the Tuscan countryside. It is magical to wake up, throw open the windows to the early morning sun and enjoy the views.
Piero, the charming hotel chef, likes to express his passion for local produce and will quickly prepare a light and deliciously tasting lunch of Carpaccio of Porcini mushrooms, drizzled with a light truffle oil dressing whilst you lounge on the fragrant poolside terrace with a chilled
glass of wine. The restaurant also offers a small, but balanced menu of hearty Tuscan dishes accompanied by a wine list that offers the best of local and other fine Italian wines, not to mention some silky Montalcino’s.
Villa Sassolini is close enough to all the main historical cities to make day trips easy, with Florence and Siena within an hour’s drive. Its a little further to places such as the historical hilltop town of Cortona, where you can wander the narrow streets, browse boutique shops or simply sit in the coolness of a local coffee bar with a rich and creamy Latte and watch the world go by.
Indulge in some designer outlet shopping
Explore the Chianti hills and countryside and discover local medieval towns
Chill out on the terrace or go poolside and take a dip in the small but wonderfully inviting pool
Conveniently located for day trips to Florence, Siena and Arezzo
Hire Mountain bikes and explore the quiet roads and villages around the hotel
Tuscan cookery courses are available here upon request
Find out more about about this fabulous Tuscan retreat by simply clicking the link: Villa Sassolini