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Podere II Colto - Located In A Beautiful Forested Area In Chianti Region heart



Updated: 01-Aug-2016
Guest House / B&B in Gaiole in Chianti, Siena Province, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - A Magnificent Farmhouse

The house was built in 1891 and has a square floor plan. When you enter you find an old stone pavement. From here you see the original stone stairs that lead to the rooms. On the ground floor, an old cellar with a vaulted ceiling has been transformed into a beautiful kitchen featuring a bell's sink carved from a single piece of marble. There is a large common lounge, expertly restored, overlooking the ancient courtyard of the farm. The room has a large fireplace and wooden beams - a perfect setting for relaxing in a chair or at the table or working on a computer (Wi-Fi provided). Thanks to careful restoration, the house was brought back to life between 2010 and 2012 by Paolo and Daniela. The restoration was characterized by great respect for the original house. The stones and all the original materials have been preserved and enhanced. Pastel colours are used throughout the house and blend nicely with the different tones of stone, wood, and terra cotta tile. Today the house is a structure that offers its guests an atmosphere of Chianti-style contemporary comfort.

Details for holiday farmhouse Podere Il Colto Sleeps 2 (1 Bedrooms), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

All rooms within the house where Paolo e Daniela live, are comfortable and welcoming, furnished with Tuscan-style furniture and antique beds.

The furniture blends with the terra cotta floors, beamed ceilings and terracotta tiles. All this creates a charming and romantic atmosphere.

Each room is equipped with a private bathroom with shower and bidet, bed linens, towels, terrycloth robes, pool towels, a hair dryer, a flat screen TV, internet connection, wardrobe and a suitcase rack.

Camera rosa (Mary Rose)

Double room with a large 19th-century iron bed and original floor.

Camera blu (Clair Matin)

Double room with a 19th-century upholstered headboard and original floor.

Camera verde (Old Blush)

Large double bedroom with an early 20th-century walnut bed.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Serene experience in amazing Tuscan B&B

  • 5 of 5

The highlight of our month trip through Europe! Dani and Paulo were the most incredible and gracious hosts and the B&B is in a picturesque and relaxing setting (surrounded by the forests of Castle Brolio). So many personal touches. It was a treat to wake up to Dani's breakfast each morning of cake, yoghurt, fresh bread, eggs / bacon etc, as well as have Dani cook a number of meals for us (with much of the ingredients coming out of their garden)...absolutely delicious at a fraction of the cost of a restaurant. We also did a cooking class and learned her secret to her pizza, ravioli, ragu and panna cotta! They were both extremely helpful with suggestions to the area...we took Paulo up on a number of his suggestions. Besides relaxing by their pool, Some highlights included the restaurant at Rocca de Castagnoli, tasting at Castagnoli, Panzano (Dario's restaurant and Fontodi Winery), Siena, Brolio Castle. We were also able to drive to Montepulciano (lunch at Avignonosi was a treat). We were four adults and two small kids, this place was very relaxing and the perfect Tuscany experience. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace & tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect, the owners can't do enough to help you. Breakfast is big and includes Danni's fresh baked bread, cake and Paulo's home grown tomatoes. Comfortable ensuite rooms and a lovely pool. All you can hear are the birds and if you are lucky you will see deer and wild boar in the woods. If you like your food take a cooking lesson with Danni, we had loads of fun and an enormous meal to eat. The area itself is so scenic, with many wow views. To top it off one of the best restaurants in the area was in Castagnoli at the top of the road, do go Danni will call and book your table for you. Little touches like fresh flowers in your room and home made biscuits on your bedside table when you arrive are what this place is all about, homely personal service. I know we'll be back! Ciao

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

On request guided visits to Siena and around Gaiole in Chianti village get organized.

The Cooking Classes

With Daniela, who has a great passion for cooking, you'll have the opportunity to share many recipes and secrets to prepare typical dishes of the region.

The kitchen is cosy and well-equipped for teaching small groups. After the class , all guests can enjoy cooked foods outside on the large table under the pergola or inside in the great common lounge.

The classes are organized by appointment and begin at 5 p.m. and include the preparation of 2 dishes. Each participant receives an apron.


Chianti is located in the heart of Tuscany and Italy, and is an area known around the world. Podere Il Colto is located in the Municipality of Gaiole in Chianti in the province of Siena. In the November 18, 2008 issue of the prestigious American magazine Forbes, this area was defined as the most idyllic place to live in Europe.


Podere Il Colto is surrounded by beautiful areas for which Tuscany is famous all over the world. It is strategically located which makes it a convenient base for excursions and visits to discover Chianti's many medieval towns, famous wineries which produce great Tuscan wines, and many centres of wellness and relaxation.

Further Details:

Here is a short list of locations reachable from Podere Il Colto, with an indication of travel time by car:

Castello di Brolio (10 minutes)

Castello di Meleto (10 minutes)

Borgo di Vertine (15 minutes)

Badia a Coltibuono (20 minutes)

Siena (35 minutes)

San Gimignano (10 minutes)

Monteriggioni (55 minutes)

Volterra (90 minutes)

Firenze (75 minutes)

Radda in Chianti (20 minutes)

Greve in Chianti (50 minutes)

Panzano in Chianti (40 minutes)

Pienza (75 minutes)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Oct 2016 - 9 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
10 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £90

Booking Notes:
Prices excluding tourist tax 1 €/day x person for the first four days, children under 14 dont pay the tax.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
Double room with bathroom up to 3 days: 80,00 / 100,00 euro per day
Double room with bathroom up to 7 days: 75,00 / 95,00 euro per day
Double room with bathroom up to 15 days: 70,00 / 90,00 euro per day

Double room with bathroom for single use up to 3 days: 65,00 /75,00 euro per day
Double room with bathroom for single use up to 7 days: 60,00 / 70,00 euro per day
Double room with bathroom for single use up to 15 days: 55,00 / 65,00 euro per day

Prices include breakfast

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 01-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Notes on accommodation: Common lounge with satellite TV, Wi-Fi in the common lounge Outside: The swimming pool The pool is 10 by 5 meters and is surrounded by a beautiful green meadow. In one corner a large pergola covered with white roses allows guests to find shade from the sun that warms the pool all day. Podere Il Colto's guests can spend moments of relaxation in the pool. It is also the ideal place to read a book, taste a good Chianti wine, or admire the starry sky at night, caressed by the breeze of the wind blowing light in this corner of paradise. The Rose Garden Along with Paolo, you can visit the rose garden that contains more than 200 plants. Many of these are antique roses and are planted along pathways that lead to the pool and around the large greenhouse where Paolo and Daniela care for their plants. A tunnel covered with climbing roses is the path of love, of which the rose is queen.

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