Galenda is a small romantic hamlet located not far from Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti, two of the main towns of the area. Galenda sits at the top of a hill surrounded by typical Chianti Classico Tuscan landscape with cypresses, olive groves and vineyards.
The swimming pool is located about 50 meters away from the villas with vineyards rising to one side and a fantastic panoramic view across the Chianti hills to the other. It is the perfect place for relaxing after a day of sightseeing with it’s intimate atmosphere. There is a separate pool for children.
Galenda is an ensemble of 12 houses all renovated to extraordinary standards and all with a private entrance and garden or terrace . High quality materials have been used for the restoration: handmade terracotta floors and the beautiful terracotta tiled, typical Tuscan high ceilings with wooden beams are distinctive features of these charming villas. There are two roads passing through the hamlet that join and ending in a small charming square. The communal car park is located at the entrance to the property.
Galenda lies in a completely quiet rural setting, away from the flow of tourists, however is the perfect place from which to explore the entire Chianti. It is convenient to visit all the main towns and villages of this fascinating part of Tuscany, such as Radda, Gaiole, Castellina, Greve and Panzano. The historical art centres of Siena, San Gimignano and Florence can be reached by car in about half an hour.
The villa Lippi is close to the original small pretty chapel of the Hamlet Galenda. The restoration of this lovely home was undertaken with extreme attention to materials. Lippi has the traditional Tuscan wooden beamed ceilings and original external stonewalls. The furniture is modern, yet tasteful and chosen with care.
The villa is in a private area of Galenda and it has a small furnished balcony to dine al fresco that overlooks the little chapel and the central grassy piazza of the hamlet. Lippi is ideal for a couple that are looking for a romantic holiday in an elegant countryside home with good access to the sights.
The villa is entered up several stairs into the lounge area where there is a comfortable double sofa bed and two chairs in front of a modern fireplace. The airy living area is fully equipped with a flat screen SAT TV, DVD and CD players for indoor entertainment.
Immediately entering into the lounge, on the left hand side, there is a fully equipped kitchen with gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and oven. The kitchen is close to the door leading to the balcony which provides with lots of light.
In one corner there is a table with two chairs and a comfortable wooden bench with pillows for inside dining. A large window with view is close to the dining area.
A couple of steps away from the kitchen is a pretty bedroom with a comfortable super king size bed. The bedroom is near to the bathroom which has a shower.
The owner is a young interior designer and the villa is tastefully furnished.
Internet WI-FI available in the villa for free. Please bring your own laptop.
Fire Place: open
The pool is located to one side of the property, about 50 meters away from the closest villas. It is situated in an excellent sunny position above the hamlet. With excellent views of the Tuscan hills from one side and olive groves to the other, this corner of Galenda offers an amazing setting for relaxing in the warm Tuscan sunshine.
The oval pool is shared between the twelve villas and is surrounded by a terrace with magnificent views of the natural Tuscan landscape. It lies on a lawn furnished with sun beds and umbrellas. There is also an external shower. In a corner there is a communal table shaded by the olive trees ideal to enjoy an aperitif while admiring the stunning scenery. Close to the main pool there is a small one for children.
The pool is oval shaped. It is 14x4-6 meter, 1.35 meters deep. The baby pool is 3 meters width, 50 cm. deep. They are open from May to September/October depending on weather conditions. Gated Pool.Get the full listing »