A corner of paradise

Wine resort in the Tuscan vineyards.

Discover our home

In the heart of Chianti, Il Colombaio di Cencio offers its guests peace and quiet in a corner of paradise, the perfect base from which to explore the Chianti area or simply enjoy the tranquillity of the unspoiled nature all around.

An old, skilfully renovated farmhouse set amongst vineyards, olive groves and cypresses.

In verdant Tuscany, in the heart of Chianti, surrounded by woods and fruitful vineyards.

All the apartments are located in old but skilfully and meticulously refurbished farmhouses. Furnished in Tuscan style, with a kitchen or kitchenette and TV (and some with a fireplace), they offer a unique view of the neighbouring hills. And, of course, they are accompanied by a splendid swimming pool.

The apartments, all of which have been skilfully renovated.

Our historical, traditional-style farmhouse features three independent apartments.

  • Istrice (sleeping 2-4)
  • Oca (sleeping 2-4), on the ground floor
  • Lupa (sleeping 4-8), on the upper floor

Beyond the swimming pool and the grounds, the only neighbour: our elegant, prize-winning vineyard.

What to do in Gaiole in Chianti

WINERY VISITS AND TASTINGS

CLASSIC TASTING

  • Prize
    € 50,00

  • Duration
    60 minutes

  • Tasting
    3 wines (Toscana Bianco IGT Colombaio Bianco, Chianti Classico Monticello, Chianti Classico Riserva Massi del Colombaio). Accompanied by cured meats and cheeses.

COMPLETE TASTING

  • Prize
    € 75,00

  • Duration
    90 minutes

  • Tasting
    4 wines (Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione Cornia, Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione Vinci, Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione Montelodoli, Toscana Rosso IGT Futuro). Accompanied by cured meats and cheeses.

PLACES TO VISIT NEAR GAIOLE IN CHIANTI

FLORENCE, SIENA AND GREVE IN CHIANTI

Less than 30 minutes from Siena and Greve in Chianti, and one hour from Florence.

RADDA, GAIOLE CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI

Less than 20 minutes from Radda in Chianti, 10 minutes from Gaiole in Chianti and 30 minutes from Castellina in Chianti.

THE SCULPTURE PARK AND THE VILLAGE OF VERTINE

Less than 15 minutes from the Sculpture Park: a permanent exhibition of contemporary installations and sculptures, where art and nature meet. An unmissable stop along the “Street of the Castles” is the Village of Vertine: one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany, a beautifully preserved example of medieval architecture.

THE CASTLES OF CHIANTI

There are lots of castles to visit in this valley in Chianti: Castello di Brolio, Castello di San Donato in Perano, Castello di Ama, Lecchi, Barbischio, Castello di Meleto, Castello di Tornano, Castello di Cacchiano, Castello di Lucignano, Castagnoli, Starda

L’EROICA

Every year, Gaiole in Chianti is made even more beautiful than usual thanks to L’Eroica, an important cycling event first held in 1997, which promotes the local environmental heritage and encourages a sustainable lifestyle and clean cycling. L’Eroica is an absolute must for cycling fans, with an average of 7000 participants in the race every year!