Villa I Gigli is a place of beauty and history, the house date back to the 1800! Its structure follows the Granduca Leopoldo di Lorena architectural projects from 1700. Today it became a sustainable charming Villa.
You can enter the villa from the ground floor, through its beautiful arched patio. Just in front of it, in the garden, there is a large table where you can all sit together to enjoy the stunning view over the valley, while having your Italian breakfast. In case of to sunny days or charming raining days you can bring the table in the patio and still enjoy the refreshing Tuscan breeze.
On the ground floor there are 3 double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There is a completely fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, oven, fireplace, water cooker, toaster, microwave, Italian coffee maker. Next to the kitchen there is the dining room and a living room. In the patio there is an original pizza oven.
On the second floor you will find the other 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. You can get to this floor form an internal staircase or from a bridge from the back of the house. From this level you can easily reach the pool. Wheelchair accessible!
Each room is decorated taking care of each single details, you will notice the elegant design furniture.
The garden surrounding the villa is the perfect place to relax with your favorite book or just to catch some rays Under the Tuscan Sun. The private land around Villa I Gigli is 5000 sqm. All around the property the owners cultivate organic herbs, you can smell the different scents while walking. You can also purchase other organic products grown by the owners! The spectacular view from the 60 sqm pool will take your breath away and offer some thrilling sunsets.
In a sunny location among vineyards the "Cantina" is the centerpiece of all activities. On the lower level of the building the wine production takes place. The modern facilities and the massive stone walls, which remind us to antique Etruscan walls, offer an impressive contrast.
On the upper level you find a reception hall for guests who want to learn more about wine production and Tuscany gastronomy.
The villa has all comforts you will need. By staying in this property you are not only helping the environment, as it’s a green energy saving villa but you will also please yourself with all services it has to offer you, as Internet Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning, Sat Tv, washing machine, dish washer, dryer, Organic products, winery in the property and much more.
Wine tastings takes place here, meetings, receptions and also cooking classes - all organized with prime selection products of certified quality standards like D.O.C.G.; D.O.C.; IGT; DOP and IGP.
The offered Winetastings & Tours last a couple of hours and are organized in 3 steps:
On the first part you will get to visit the vineyard with an expert who will explain to you all the basis of agriculture related to wine, obviously in an interesting way and not according just to a scientific matter. You will learn some old tricks like putting several roses near the vineyard or how to make grape selection. On the second phase you will visit our impressive winery that is built according to the principles of Eco/Green architecture and made with giant rocks that we found here during the building work of the wine-cellar.
The construction method they used to protect the environment is the same used by Romans and Etruscan over 2000 years ago. Here you will learn how to produce wine and everything that concerns its activity in the wine-cellar. An expert will answer all your questions and will be open to advices. After this, you finally get to taste two splendid wines Chianti DOCG and Porsenna IGT sitting and relaxing inside the main room on the top floor of the winery.
With the wine you will eat a selection of cheese and ham coming from the best Tuscan companies.
While you take your time to taste the flavors of the wine you will have a brief introduction to the world of sommelier's and will receive some tips to reuse in the future. RESERVATION NEEDED - BOOKING DIRECT WITH THE OWNERS.
The owners also offer COOKING CLASSES. The classes take place in a large kitchen on the top floor of the winery. The classes usually last 4 hours and can be taken either in the morning or in the afternoon every day. During the classes you will be followed by a chef, a tutor and sometimes a third person (depending on the number of students). At the end of the class you will receive recipes and tips either on digital, paper format or both. You obviously get to eat what you have prepared sitting, relaxing and chatting at the restaurant. RESERVATION NEEDED - BOOKING DIRECT WITH THE OWNERS.
The owner offers a warm welcome to all its guest with a welcome dinner and overflowing basket of special treats - you will find everything for an authentic Italian breakfast, fresh drinks and even a prime selection of products produces on the farm (oil, honey and many other delicious flavours of Tuscany.)
This villa has a great position, views and offers all the comforts you need to make Tuscany a great vacation!
This villa is ideally located only a few km away from the Autostrada making day trips to Siena, Florence, and Cortona a breeze. Situated off the main tourist beat you can be assured to enjoy the most of what Tuscany has to offer.