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Castellina in Chianti: Fattoria Tregole

Phone: 0577.740991

Reviewed by: DaveL from TX, review #2465

When: September 2008

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Fattoria Tregole in room #5. The room was very clean, comfortable and in excellent repair. Edith, the owner was very helpful.

We paid 150 euros per night for room #5 and felt that was reasonable (but not cheap). While it was a little hard to determine how to get in the first time, it was easy after that (watch for the sign on the building, park in back and walk in the back).

Edith was helpful with directions and suggestions. She speaks Italian, English and German. It is in the heart of Chianti so Siena, Florence, wineries and other sites were easy to get to.

The grounds are relaxing and well-kept. It is a perfect launching-off point and a great place to drink a bottle of wine and watch the sunset. The weather was good while we were there, but in poor weather, there would be nothing to do at the farm.

The breakfast was good, but avoid their private-label Chianti Classico (sorry, Edith!). If we return to the area, we would not hesitate to stay again. We give it 4 of 5 stars.

Reviewed by: LisaD1 from USA, review #1393

When: April 2006

Wonderful B&B owned by a couple who produce their own wine on site.

We loved Fattoria Tregole! It is a small villa in the heart of Chianti country, owned by a couple who produce their own wine and olive oil on site. It is reached by a dirt road which might be hard to travel in the rainy season. The building itself is charming and completely renovated. Edith set out a complimentary bottle of her wine and two glasses for us the first night. She also gave us a tour of their wine making cellar and gave us tastings from the vat, and a tour of the family chapel. It was so charming.

The room and bathroom were very clean. The breakfasts were good.

Edith was very accommodating about helping us plan our day and gave us her cell phone number in case we got lost while exploring the countryside.

One of the restaurants she recommended we try in Castellina turned out to be the best one of our trip (Il Tinello).

The grounds were lovely with alot of outdoor seating areas, pool, and great vistas. We would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by: l&w from TN, review #1334

When: September 2005

Enchanting B&B. Highlight was outstanding Tuscan meal.

This is a totally delightful place to stay.

It is a refurbished old farm house and winery dating back to the 1600's. They still produce great wine and grappa on this farm.

The main house has five bedrooms all with private baths. They also have two separate cottage apartments. We saw most of the rooms and each was just as enchanting as the next. The bathrooms were large, beautifully tiled and some with wirlpool tubs.

You can see pictures of all the rooms on their website. When we first arrived we were a bit skeptical because it is way off the road (we thought we were lost) and when we arrived the owners' son didn't exactly greet us warmly! We actually almost left. Had we left we would have missed what turned out to be our favorite place we stayed!

Once we met the ever charming owner, Edith, we felt much better! Her breakfasts are amazing! You not only do you have the typical fare of meats, cheeses, yogurt and cereal, she also makes a different homemade breakfast cake everyday. We noticed she also made special order eggs for one guest.

Every day after breakfast she would sit down with all of us and help plan our days' excursions. She really knows all the great places to go. Many off the beatten path!

The real highlight of our stay here was her twice a week Tuscan meal she makes for all her guests! It is well worth making sure your stay is when she has one of those meals planned! She only charged 30, and it included wine made on the estate. It was a great way to get to know some of the other guests. We had a riot of a time!

She will also take you on a tour of their little winery and a family chapel on the property. Our room was 110 a night and I think the apartments were 160 a night. A great deal and a great B&B!

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