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Brunelleschi at Galenda, Gaiole in Chianti - Siena

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 people In Resort with Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Centrally located in this small romantic hamlet, surrounded by Mediterranean trees, shrubs and herbs is apartment Brunelleschi. Built from traditional Tuscan stone, the property has been exceptionally well restored, retaining many of its original features. 

Access to the property is via a flight of stairs, located at the back of the property . The stairwell is glass topped which allows light to flood through the internal doors and windows into the apartments. The front door opens directly into the lounge/kitchen/diner with its handmade terracotta tiled flooring and traditional tiled and beamed high ceilings throughout.

The modern fully furnished kitchen is built along one wall and has an oven, gas hobs, fridge with freezer section and a dishwasher. The dark wooden dining table and chairs are also located at this end of the room.

The lounge area is comfortably furnished with two leather sofas and chairs, and has a flat screen TV with DVD and video player. There is a door to the furnished balcony which overlooks the hamlet and gardens. This is a great place for relaxing with a glass of the local wine.

To the right of the living area is a large bright airy study, converted into a bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and an armchair in one corner.

The master bedroom is located to the left of the lounge area and has a kingsize bed, writing desk and chairs and a view over the hamlet and gardens. The bathroom with full size bath and hand held shower is located next door to the master bedroom. The second bathroom has a shower.

The tasteful furnishings have been carefully chosen to create a stylish modern interior.
The free standing air con unit at Brunelleschi is charged by consumption.

Galenda is a small romantic hamlet located not far from Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti, two of the main towns of the area. Galenda sits at the top of a hill surrounded by typical Chianti Classico Tuscan landscape with cypresses, olive groves and vineyards.

The swimming pool is located about 50 meters away from the villas with vineyards rising to one side and a fantastic panoramic view across the Chianti hills to the other. It is the perfect place for relaxing after a day of sightseeing with it’s intimate atmosphere. There is a separate pool for children.

Galenda is an ensemble of 12 houses all renovated to extraordinary standards and all with a private entrance and garden or terrace . High quality materials have been used for the restoration: handmade terracotta floors and the beautiful terracotta tiled, typical Tuscan high ceilings with wooden beams are distinctive features of these charming villas. There are two roads passing through the hamlet that join and ending in a small charming square. The communal car park is located at the entrance to the property.

Galenda lies in a completely quiet rural setting, away from the flow of tourists, however is the perfect place from which to explore the entire Chianti. It is convenient to visit all the main towns and villages of this fascinating part of Tuscany, such as Radda, Gaiole, Castellina, Greve and Panzano. The historical art centres of Siena, San Gimignano and Florence can be reached by car in about half an hour.
Approach road - 200 mts good unpaved road

The pool is located to one side of the property, about 50 meters away from the closest villas. It is situated in an excellent sunny position above the hamlet. With excellent views of the Tuscan hills from one side and olive groves to the other, this corner of Galenda offers an amazing setting for relaxing in the warm Tuscan sunshine.

The oval pool is shared between the twelve villas and is surrounded by a terrace with magnificent views of the natural Tuscan landscape. It lies on a lawn furnished with sun beds and umbrellas. There is also an external shower. In a corner there is a communal table shaded by the olive trees ideal to enjoy an aperitif while admiring the stunning scenery. Close to the main pool there is a small one for children.

The pool is oval shaped. It is 14x4-6 meter, 1.35 meters deep. The baby pool is 3 meters width, 50 cm. deep. They are open from May to September/October depending on weather conditions.


Flexible dates
Flat screen TV
iPod docking stereo
DVD player (Euro)
Video player
Mosquito screens
Furnished terrace
Communal washing machine
No smoking
Moka espresso maker
No pets allowed
Ironing board
Mosquito screens in bedrooms
Maid service available for extra charge
Private Chef- extra cost

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 0 Euro In lieu of Euro cash, upon arrival you will be required to sign a damage agreement which obliges you to pay any costs resulting from damage, loss or theft of property from the villa you have rented. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

Is there Internet in the villa?
no internet available

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply.

Baby cot: 1 available on request 10 Euro per item per week

High chair: 1 available on request 5 Euro per item per week

Optional extra costs: The free standing air con unit at Brunelleschi is charged by consumption.

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
02 Jun - 07 Jul 2018
2201 US Dollar
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
2363 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
2201 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
1688 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
1148 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
1688 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
1789 US Dollar
05 Jan - 23 Mar 2019
1215 US Dollar
23 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
1789 US Dollar
01 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
2336 US Dollar
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
2504 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
2336 US Dollar
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
1789 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
1215 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
1789 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 73km - 1h 13m
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 128km - 1h 42m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 132km - 1h 51m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Radda in Chianti: 6km - 0h 11m
  • Gaiole in Chianti: 13km - 0h 18m
  • Castellina in Chianti: 15km - 0h 23m
Galenda is located 5 km away from Lecchi in Chianti where there is a grocery store with provisions counter, a cafe bar which is open from Easter to October and a restaurant open all year round. Florence is 45 km away, Siena 20 km, Gaiole can be reached by car in about 20 minutes and Radda in Chianti in about 10 minutes.

 More options
Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: Brunelleschi at Galenda <div class='textCenter'>8,5/ 10</div>Score from 4 reviews - Excellent (4 Client reviews)

August 2014
Family with young children
URCY, France URCY, France
Guest villa score
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Qualité des éléments présents que ce soit au niveau de la cuisine ou de la literie et l'espace de vie même la terrasse est suffisante pour 4.
Équipements de qualité et environnement calme et soigné

Tout nous a plus!
Peut être envisager: une cafetière à filtre et peut être un peu plus d'assiettes et de verres car au bout d'un repas plus assez pour en faire un 2ème (au total 6 assiettes)
Local attractions Sur sienne et Florence .....nous n'avons pas mangé pas à proximité de l'appartement.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:30.01.2018
Thank you for your comments. There ia a Moka espresso maker in the villa.

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