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The first accommodation for the tour is a beautiful Tuscan Villa. You will either stay in Villa Michaela or Villa la Principessa, depending on the availability of the accommodation for a specific week. In the description of the villas below, you will find more detailed information on these historic villas. Both villas are often booked as a wedding venue and that is for a reason! You will stay here for three nights; a perfect location to see the first part of tour.


The second accommodation, Borgo Casa al Vento, is located in the heart of Chianti and will be your Tuscan home for the last 3 nights. The restaurant at Borgo Casa Al Vento serves characteristic Tuscan food and excellent wines produced on the vineyards surrounding the property. Enjoy the tranquility and nature here, far away from the hustle and bustle.

Villa Principessa

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History

Villa La Principessa is a country house that dates back to the 13th century. The Villa derives its name from the most important owner in its history: Elisa Baciocchi, Napoleon's sister and princess of Lucca, owned the Villa and used it asher summer residence. With great care, this country househas been converted into afour stars hotel.

Rooms

You will probably understand by now that the Villa, with its 41 rooms in total, is characterized by history and luxury. You will be staying in one of the elegant standard double rooms of Villa La Principessa, equipped with a bathroom, air-conditioning, WiFi, TV. Besides, the rooms offer a view of the charming park and the swimming pool. In case you would like to upgrade your standard double room to one of the suites, please contact Benjamino for availability and prices.

Cuisine

Every morning you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the breakfast room or outside in the garden. During the day, you can order snacks or drinks at the kiosk next to the pool. Villa La Principessa also offers opportunities for dinner at night. The food is inspired by the local traditions and is served in the front garden of the Villa under the trees, which makes the restaurant a perfect choice for an evening to be spent in Tuscany. The first night we will enjoy dinner together, to get toknow each other and start the week with a traditional three-course dinner.

Location

Villa La Principessa is centrally located between Pisa and Lucca. Within 10 minutes by Vespa, you are already in the city center of Lucca, and within 25 minutes, you can also visit Pisa. So, Villa Principessa is the ideal place to start off the Vespa tour, taste some good local wines, and make you feel like a prince or princess in Tuscany for some days!


"Villa La Principessa is a colossal villa where our guests enjoy peace and harmony, art, culture, andcuisine."

This Villa is selected for the following weeks:

  • 20 July – 26 July
  • 3 August – 9 August
  • 17 August – 23 August
  • 24 August – 30 August
Check Hotel Villa La Principessa Website

Villa Michaela

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History

Villa Michaela is an 18th-century villa and boutique country retreat in the Lucca foothill village of Vorno. The current owners, the Rhode family, have greatly restored the Villa and all its frescoes, transforming it into a modern and picturesque property without spoiling any of its original beauty.

Rooms

We will stay in the Casa Una, next to the Villa, in a very charming farmhouse. Casa Una offers 5 beautifully decorated rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. There is also an exquisitely decorated sitting room, dining room, and kitchen. Outside Casa Una, there is a private "alfresco" dining terrace and garden with a pizza oven and wonderful views of the Tuscan hills and the Alpi Apuane.The Villa has a swimming pool and sun loungers, a tennis court for the sporty ones, and a beautiful garden.

Cuisine

Every day you can enjoy a lovely breakfast in the garden of the Villa from 08:30 till 10:00. The first night I've organized a pizza party with drinks in the garden, with a private chef who is teaching you how to make a real Italian pizza. The other two nights, you are free to have dinner wherever you like; you can easily have dinner in a restaurant nearby in Vorno, just within walking distance. Or you can drive 10 minutes to enjoy dinner in Lucca. Casa Una also offers a kitchen which you can make use of!

Location

Villa Michaela is located in Vorno, just a 10-minute drive away from Lucca and 30 minutes from Pisa airport. The location combines proximity to Lucca with the perfect quiet of the countryside.The Villa lies in the heart of the birthplace of the Renaissance, and you might feel reborn after your stay here too!


"Villa Michaela represents the beauty of Tuscany with its beautiful scenic rooms and the stunning chapel. Your tastebuds are pleased by their wonderful breakfasts. You feel at home and welcome. In addition, there is never a dull day at Villa Michaela, be prepared to be entertained!"

This Villa is selected for the following weeks:

  • 4 May – 10 May
  • 22 June - 28 June
  • 6 July – 12 July
  • 13 July- 19 July
  • 27 July – 2 August
  • 10 August – 16 August
  • 31 August – 6 September
Check Hotel Villa Michaela Website

Borgo Casa al Vento

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History

Borgo Casa Al Vento is a medieval hamlet beautifully located on a hill, only 3km (10 minutes) away from Gaiole in Chianti. Gaiole in Chianti is a small village surrounded by vineyards and is one of thethree famous villages because of the Chianti wine (Gaiole, Radda, and Castellina). Casa Al Vento means the house of the wind, an appropriate name since it is located on the top of a hill. Even though it will be hot in the summers, you will always catch a nice summer breeze.

Rooms

This hotel offers ten different decorated rooms in the Borgo, the main house of the property. I have selected fantastic double bedrooms, all equipped with air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. You will have a beautiful view over the vineyards of the Borgo Casa al Vento from every room. The hotel also offers more luxurious rooms, such as the Garden Room or Garden Suite. These suites offer a unique experience, such as a large bed in the shape of a wine barrel, a large living room, and a garden with a private outdoor jacuzzi or private pool. Please contact Benjamino for the availability and prices of upgrading your room to one of the suites.

Cuisine

The restaurant at Borgo Casa Al Vento serves typical Tuscan food. Casa al Vento is also a gorgeous winery producing a fine Chianti Classico labeled Aria and a Riserva named Foho. It is possible to arrange a menu here, a Tuscan barbecue with T-bone steaks or just a la carte. If you wish, we can also organize a wine tasting, combined with a selection of tagliere meat and local cheeses.

Location

Borgo Casa al Vento is a medieval hamlet beautifully located on a hill, only 3km (10 minutes) away from Gaiole in Chianti. Within 30 minutes, you can reach Siena, and within 45 minutes, you can reachFirenze. Other beautiful Chianti villages, like Panzano, Greve, and Radda, are just a couple ofminutes away since we will stay in the heart of the Chianti region.


"We cannot say enough about the staff, location, and property of this absolute treasure in the Chianti region. Surrounded by picturesque vineyards, olive groves, and the spectacular hills of the region, Borgo Casa Al Vento offers an unmatched opportunity to enjoy what Italians call the Dolce Far Niente."

This Villa is selected for the following weeks:

  • 4 May – 10 May
  • 22 June - 28 June
  • 6 July – 12 July
  • 13 July- 19 July
  • 20 July – 26 July
  • 27 July – 2 August
  • 3 August – 9 August
  • 10 August – 16 August
  • 17 August – 23 August
  • 31 August – 6 September
Check Hotel Borgo Casa Al Vento Website