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La Locanda

From $259 Night Italy, Tuscany, Siena


Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • traditional Tuscan dining in a beautiful, secluded location

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Bottle of Chianti Classico

Overview

Surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves, La Locanda is a charming country house hotel that overlooks the medieval village of Volpaia. The former stables have been restored into an inviting sitting room with large open fire, library with bar & dining room which leads onto a sunny terrace.

Activities

The swimming pool enjoys the same stunning views as the house and the outdoor terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of Chianti. La Locanda is located in the middle of the best Chianti Classico extra virgin olive oil producing area, where most of the cellars are available for wine tasting and tours of the production. Florence, Siena, Arezzo and San Gimignano are all nearby and places that should definitely be visited. Florence is full of wonderful galleries and museums but also some great markets. The San Lorenzo market which is behind the Duomo is great for belts and bags and the food market which starts very early has some fantastic Italian delicacies on sale including fresh Porcini mushrooms, Truffles, pastas, olive oils and hams. Alongside the San Lorenzo market are some great leather shops selling beautiful handmade bags and wallets. Many walking tracks start from La Locanda - the shortest leads to the Volpaia hamlet through woods and vineyards, just 20 minutes walk. Guido and Martina are always available to provide their guests with suggestions and recommendations.

Dining

Tuscan specialities are served for dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (please book!) and and a tasteful apperitivo is offered daily at 7 pm on the terrace or in the living room. BBQs and other events often take place on a Saturday evening. Lunch is not served at La Locanda but Guido and Martina have plenty of recommendations nearby.

Facilities

air conditioning
bar
car parking
child friendly
gardens
restaurant
swimming pool
weddings
WiFi/Internet

Location



Address: Guido Bevilacqua, Località Montanino di Volpaia Radda in Chianti, 53017 , Italy


Nearest airport:

Our nearest airports are Florence, an hour away and Pisa, two hours away. We are an easy four hour drive from Rome Airport and five from Milan.


How to get there:

Coming from the North (Milano, Bologna etc.): Take the A1 highway (Autostrada del Sole) and exit at Firenze IMPRUNETA. Follow for Siena and enter onto the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA (motorway not toll). After about 18 kms exit at San Donato. Turn left and follow signs to GAIOLE IN CHIANTI and GREVE. Do not enter the village of San Donato but follow road for about 3 kms until is narrow and you reach on your left a small church with a portico. Turn left immediately after the church following sign for GAIOLE IN CHIANTI, GREVE and SICELLE etc. Follow the road downhill through LA PIAZZA and at the bottom of the hill turn left following sign to GREVE. Drive uphill on a windy road until you reach a T-junction. Turn right. There is a sign to RADDA IN CHIANTI. Drive through LUCARELLI and after about 7 kilometres look out for the signpost to VOLPAIA. Turn left and reach Volpaia on the top of the hill. As soon as your enter the square in Volpaia (with a bar in front of you) turn sharp right following the sign to PANZANO. This narrow street turns into a dirt road as you leave the village. There are parking places on your left. After 2 kms on this dirt road through the woods you will see LA LOCANDA sign on your left. Turn left and drive down for about 1 kilometre. Welcome! Coming from the South (Roma): Take the A1 (Autostrada del Sole) towards Florence. Exit at VAL D'ARNO and turn right to MONTEVARCHI. On entering Montevarchi follow signs to GAIOLE IN CHIANTI and/or RADDA IN CHIANTI. After about 15 minutes uphill, on the roadn.408, you find a cross and turn right at signpost for RADDA IN CHIANTI (a small detour to Badia a Coltibuono, 1 km from the same cross, is advised. Wonderful place with a medieval church in the wood... there is also a very nice restuarant and the telephone is 0577 749424). Drive through La Villa on road 429 and past a filling station. Enter the roundabout and take the second exit towards Volpaia. After about 3 kms turn right at signpost to VOLPAIA and reach Volpaia on the top of the hill. As soon as you enter VOLPAIA's square (with the bar in front of you), follow the sign for Panzano and turn sharp right. Take a narrow road that becomes unpaved when you exit the village, with a small parking on your left. After 2 kms on this unpaved road in the wood you will see a sign for "La Locanda". Turn on the left and drive downhill for 1 km. Welcome !! From Siena: Follow directions to road number 222, called “Chiantigiana” . From Siena North follow signs to Castellina in Chianti. Keep on the 222 through Quercegrossa and Fonterutoli. Go straight through Castellina in Chianti , following signs to Radda in Chianti, Greve, Firenze. After a few kms take the marked right turn to Radda on road 429. Drive through Radda and continue on, leaving the village driving downhill. You will cross a small bridge, over another road not over a river… Soon after the bridge enter the roundabout and take the first exit towards Volpaia. If you need gas, take the second exit and you’ll find a petrol station 50 mts ahead on your right. Driving downhill for about 3 kms watch out for signpost to Volpaia on the right. Take this road and reach Volpaia on the top of the hill. As soon as you enter the square in Volpaia, with the bar in front of you, turn sharp right following sign to Panzano. Take the narrow street that turns into a dirt road on leaving the village. There’s a small parking lot on your left. Drive on the dirt road through the woods for 2 kms and you will find La Locanda sign on your left. Turn left and drive downhill for 1 km. WELCOME! From Pisa: OPTION 1 - Take the directions for FIRENZE on the road called FI-PI-LI (or S.G.C. FI-PI-LI). This is a small highway without paytoll. Drive on it until you cross the A1 highway nearby Firenze, so about 60-70 kms. Take the A1 highway (Autostrada del Sole) and exit at Firenze IMPRUNETA. Follow for Siena and enter onto the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA (motorway not toll). After about 18 kms exit at San Donato. Turn left and follow signs to GAIOLE IN CHIANTI and GREVE. Do not enter the village of San Donato but follow road for about 3 kms until the road is narrow and you reach on your left a small church with a portico. Turn left immediately after the church following sign for GAIOLE IN CHIANTI, GREVE and SICELLE etc. Follow the road downhill through LA PIAZZA and at the bottom of the hill turn left following sign to GREVE. At the T-Junction after few turns uphill turn right at sign to RADDA IN CHIANTI. Drive through LUCARELLI and after a 7-8 kilometers look out for signpost to VOLPAIA. Turn left and reach Volpaia on the top of the hill. As soon as you enter VOLPAIA's square (with the bar in front of you), follow the sign for Panzano and turn sharp right. Take a narrow road that becomes unpaved when you exit the village, with a small parking on your left. After 2 kms on this unpaved road in the wood you will see a sign for "La Locanda". Turn on the left and drive downhill for 1 km. Welcome !! OPTION 2 - if you have time take the directions for FIRENZE on the road called FI-PI-LI (or S.G.C. FI-PI-LI). This is a small highway without paytoll. Exit in Empoli Ovest and take the road n.429. Follow this raod trough Poggibonsi and follow for Castellina in Chianti. Go through Castellina in Chianti, following signs to Radda in Chianti, Greve, Firenze. After a few kms take the marked right turn to Radda, always on road 429. Drive through Radda and continue on, leaving the village driving downhill. You will cross a small bridge, over another road not over a river… Soon after the bridge enter the roundabout and take the first exit towards Volpaia. If you need gas, take the second exit and you'll find a petrol station 50 mts ahead on your right. Driving downhill for about 3 kms watch out for signpost to Volpaia on the right. Take this road and reach Volpaia on the top of the hill. As soon as you enter the square in Volpaia, with the bar in front of you, turn sharp right following sign to Panzano. Take the narrow street that turns into a dirt road on leaving the village. There's a small parking lot on your left. Drive on the dirt road through the woods for 2 kms and you will find La Locanda sign on your left. Turn left and drive downhill for 1 km. WELCOME! From Florence: From the center of Florence follow the directions for Siena and reach the Florence Certosa square (with the highway toll house on your right). Follow for Siena and take the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA (motorway, no toll). From Florence airport take the direction to Roma and enter in the A1 highway. Exit at FIRENZE IMPRUNETA Follow for Siena and enter onto the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA (motorway, no toll). After about 18 kms on the the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA, exit at San Donato. Turn left and follow signs to GAIOLE IN CHIANTI and GREVE. Do not enter the village of San Donato but follow road for about 3 kms until the road is narrow and you reach on your left a small church with a portico. Turn left immediately after the church following sign for GAIOLE IN CHIANTI, GREVE and SICELLE etc. Follow the road downhill through LA PIAZZA and at the bottom of the hill turn left following sign to GREVE. At the T-Junction after few turns uphill turn right at sign to RADDA IN CHIANTI. Drive through LUCARELLI and after a 7-8 kilometers look out for signpost to VOLPAIA. Turn left and reach Volpaia on the top of the hill. As soon as you enter VOLPAIA's square (with the bar in front of you), follow the sign for Panzano and turn sharp right. Take a narrow road that becomes unpaved when you exit the village, with a small parking on your left. After 2 kms on this unpaved road in the wood you will see a sign for "La Locanda". Turn on the left and drive downhill for 1 km. Welcome !!


Rooms

The 6 en-suite rooms and suite, with air conditioning and WiFi, are all in the main house and the owners have cleverly decorated them in a chic, comfortable & relaxed style ensuring that the atmosphere of a private house is felt throughout.

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Conditions

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 2 weeks prior to arrival date – no charge. 
  • Between 2 and 1 week – 50% of the value of the booking will be charged.
  • Less than 1 week – no refund.

Please note

La Locanda will close on the 15th October 2014 for the Winter Season and re-open in the Spring 2015 (date to be confirmed).

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