La Commenda is
located in a quiet and secluded position in the Volpaia hamlet. This
small, rural hamlet with its fortified walls dating from Medieval
times, is one of the best remaining examples of its kind in Tuscany.
It is located, just north of Radda in Chianti, in a beautiful
position overlooking vineyards and olive groves. The wines produced
on the estate of Volpaia are among the best in the Chianti Classico
area, and the cellars certainly deserve a visit. Both the red and
white wines, together with the olive oil, are marketed as "Castello
di Volpaia", and known worldwide. The farm also manages one of the
restaurants of the village where is possible to taste the local
cuisine. Cooking classes are also arranged, on request, by the local
English-speaking office. La Commenda, is situated at a border of the
hamlet, thus offering total privacy. The views from the garden and
the pool on the surrounding countryside are absolutely breathtaking.
The house has been restored in a traditional Tuscan style, thus
granting quality and comfort. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. An
out-door equipped terrace offers the perfect spot for relaxing and
eating outside, enjoying the perfect feeling of a home in Tuscany.
The swimming pool area is closed by a gate and is located on a lower
level of the garden, reachable through a few steps. Here guests can
also benefit of a huge room, part of what was once an hayloft, that
has now been furnished and is an ideal cool "summer sitting room."
room with a small single bed suitable for children opening
on to the garden; twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
(shower only); laundry room.
room; sitting room with fire place; kitchen; double bedroom with en
suite bathroom (bath & shower), opening on to the terrace; double
bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath & shower).
DISTANCES (approx. kms)
Volpaia - 300 metres
Radda in Chianti (nearest village with Bank/PO and shops) -
Siena - 40
Florence - 55
Pisa airport - 100
Maid service is included 3 hours a day 5 days a week.