San Leolino apartment is situated in the heart of the beautiful Chianti countryside. It is the ideal place to partake of all that Tuscany is famous for, whether it be food and wine, arts or visiting the famous nearby Renaissance town and cities.
San Leolino is in the heart of the Chianti hills, thought by many as the loveliest countryside in Italy. This Tuscan landscape has gentle hills bedecked by vineyards, olive trees and woods, with lonely farmhouses and castles nestling between dark cypress trees. Painters and photographers have been inspired by this reassuring scenery and its unique luminosity, as you will be inspired by the views from San Leolino. You can visit many of typical Tuscan villages such as Greve in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti, Barberino Val d'Elsa…
Visit and enjoy wine tastings in the surrounding Chianti Classico vineyards. The famous "Wine Festivals" take place during the first fortnight of September, just at the beginning of the grape harvest.
Sightseeing – Florence and other Tuscan cities
The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance needs little introduction. Florence is the capital of Tuscany and is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, if not the world. With its magnificent cultural, architectural and artistic heritage, lying on the picturesque Arno River and surrounded by the lovely hills of Tuscany, it is a city of richness and splendor not to be missed. Florence is 45 minutes away from San Leolino.
You can also make day trips to other beautiful cities in Tuscany (such as Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa, Arezzo and Lucca).
For sports fans
Guests can use, with additional charge, Villa le Barone’s tennis, infinity heated swimming pool, "fitness room", bicycles and the 12 station fitness trail (approximately 500m), all of these having stunning views on the Chianti hills, the vineyards, the olive trees... Guests can also play golf on the 18-hole Ugolino golf course, just 20 minutes away. There are also many hiking and walking possibilities close nearby, and a folder, given upon arrival, contains the corresponding itineraries.
Shopping and Shopping outlet
For those of you wishing to shop whilst in Tuscany, Via Tornabuoni in Florence (30 km) offers the best fashion shops, but one can find at the outlet at the Mall at Leccio, situated 35 km from San Leolino, an array of shops selling top luxury French and Italian brands at discount prices.