Borgo di Pietrafitta – Tuscany
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Borgo di Pietrafitta, Tuscany
The hamlet of Pietrafitta is supremely located in the heart of the Chianti region, half way between Florence and Siena, not far from San Gimignano, Volterra. The name Pietrafitta can be loosely translated by «stone pressed into the ground » marking a tollgate on the old road from Siena to Florence. This road can still be retraced through the hamlet and then into neighbouring woods.
As in a picture book, the hamlet lies on top of a hill, overlooking the world famous Tuscan hills covered in manicured vineyards, silvery-green olive groves and vast forests of gnarled evergreen oaks.
The farmhouses loosely gather around the main villa surrounded by a charming formal garden. At the summit of the hamlet the family chapel – which can be used for wedding ceremonies – continues to placidly oversee the daily to and fro of locals and travellers alike.
The estate can accomodate up to 50 guests in 15 units sleeping from 2 to 8 people. A large majority of the houses has its own garden space. The infinity pool and a beautifully planned barbecue area are shared by all guests.
Cinzia Spatafora, the manager of Pietrafitta, will go out of her way to help you plan your days. She will help you choose the right restaurant, find amusing activities for your children, order museum tickets so as to avoid the daunting cues in front of Florence’ and Siena’s main attractions, give you expert advice on walks in the surrounding, and more and more.
The estate produces its own Chianti Classico and extra virgin olive oil which can be tasted and bought on the premises.