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Il Gelso

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June 2010

Lori and James, I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful week in Chianti. Everything was beyond great. Il Gelso and Fienile were beautiful and much better than the pictures indicate (as you had suggested). It was the perfect spot for all 15 of us to have our own space but also enjoy each other's company. We had great weather and took maximum advantage of the outdoors and the pool. We couldn't take enough pictures! Sammie was extremely helpful and always so pleasant. Mimmo and his dinners - outstanding! We ate outside both nights that he cooked for us and sat for hours enjoying the food, wine and his conversation! Panzano proved to be the perfect place for us to invade and we enjoyed the Sunday market, coffee in the mornings and another market one evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Osteria Panzanelle - great service, great food and very reasonable prices. We explored many of the towns around Panzano (Greve, Radda, Castellina) and had a great lunch and tour of the Castle Brolio and took the bus to Florence for the day. We could have easily stayed another week! Thanks again! You are two for two and we will be contacting you again! 

Caren L. Duxbury, MA


  • Barbecue
  • Car Essential
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parking
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Pool
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Window Screens
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

Located 2.5 kilometers south of Panzano in Chianti off SS 222, the famous wine road running between Florence and Siena.

Il Gelso is a rambling ancient large farmhouse in a beautiful setting among the vineyards of the well-known Conca D'oro area of Chianti Classico, facing Panzano and the Castello di Rampolla. The complex has been made into two complete large houses and a barn, in a large, beautifully-landscaped garden and a swimming pool with stunning views. Handsomely furnished in country style, all three houses are fully equipped with modern kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine and TV. Each house has a private garden with outdoor dining area and private barbecue. Each house has central heating and a telephone.

Whitewashed walls, beamed ceilings and terracotta floors create traditional Tuscan charm. Whether guests spend evenings next to the fireplace or in the private garden, the property's structure assures plenty of privacy for all. You will feel completely welcome. The swimming pool within the beautifully landscaped garden is for common use and offers stunning views onto the famous vineyards of Panzano. Although the village of Panzano with its wine bars, restaurants and shops is only 2 kilometers away, Il Gelso is immersed in one of the most impressive landscapes of the Chianti area.

Nearby: The village of Panzano is only a short walk away. A tennis court is available at the winery of the owners (about 1 kilometer), and the wine cellars can be visited. The closest train station is Florence, but there is the SITA bus service which arrives in Greve and Panzano. The bus leaves at the train station in Florence and offers a frequent service to the villages in the countryside. The bus from Panzano to Florence takes approximately one hour.

Included in price

  • One set of bed and bath linen
  • Towels are changed on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Intermediate cleaning
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Cooking gas
  • Water
  • Wifi Internet
  • Fire wood
  • Final cleaning
  • Welcome gift
  • Swimming Pool Dates: May 16, 2015 to October 24, 2015
  • Panzano in Chianti is a 10 minute walk
  • Greve in Chianti is 8 kilometers
  • Radda in Chianti is 13 kilometers
  • Castellina in Chianti is 13 kilometers
  • The Outlet Mall is 41 kilometers
  • Siena is 59 kilometers
  • San Gimignano is 40 kilometers
  • Florence is 52 kilometers


Bedrooms: two double bedrooms, one twin bedded room, Bathrooms: one full bathroom with bathtub, one bathroom with shower, hairdryer in the bathroom


Dining room with open fireplace and exit to the garden, kitchen with small dining table and exit to the garden


Entrance, living room with TV, one double room, one half bathroom


Elegant master bedroom with wonderful view, twin bedded room with walk in closet, bathroom with tub


Patio and Garden: furnished private patio, private garden; swimming pool with solarium, open from mid May to end October, the pool is used by all three houses of the property

  • Telephone according to consumption
  • Additional maid service: available at Euro 12 per hour
  • Tourism Tax: 1.50 Euro per person per day
  • Refundable security deposit: Euro 250 to be paid upon arrival and refunded upon departure less any unpaid expenses

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