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Raffaello at Galenda, Gaiole in Chianti - Siena

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 people In Resort with Pool 4 - Very good - Very good 4

Raffaello is a Tuscan villa on two floors located in the hamlet of Galenda, in the heart of the Chianti. Outside the villa is a large, sunny garden with a paved terrace with table and four chairs, shaded by an umbrella.

Inside the villa is divided into two sections, connected by a glass passageway on the ground floor. The first side has the spacious kitchen-diner on the ground floor. The kitchen units are along a wall with a window looking into the garden. There is plenty of workspace. It is equipped with gas hobs, an oven and a under the counter fridge with a separate under the counter freezer. The wooden dining table with four chairs sits in front of glass doors to the garden.

Stairs lead to the first floor and first double bedroom which is filled with light from the windows on either side. In the small hall at the top of the stairs is a built in wardrobe and a bathroom with shower, where there is also a washing machine.

From the dining area on the ground floor a short corridor of glass leads to the second part of the villa where the is a huge lounge on the ground floor. The bright room has modern furnishings which include a large sofa and an armchair that face a wood burning stove, ideal for the cooler nights during the Autumn and Spring. Glass doors lead out to the terrace and onto the garden.

The bedroom on the first floor has a romantic, iron four poster bed. Plenty of light enters the room from the two windows. The room, like the rest of the villa is in typical Tuscan style with a terracotta floor and a ceiling of wooden beams and terracotta tiles. The bathroom with shower is in the hall at the top of the stairs, there is also a built-in wardrobe in the hall.

2 double bedrooms which cannot be made into twin bedrooms
Note that the two sleeping areas do not interconnect.

Raffaello is semi-detached, part of the garden can be seen from the neighbouring villa garden.

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.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Furnished terrace
MP3 player
TV - Sat Astra Free View
Moka espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Ironing board
Mosquito screens
No smoking
Pets welcome
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?
free WI-FI 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

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
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
2363 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
1773 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
1536 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
1536 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
1536 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
1536 US Dollar
05 Jan - 23 Mar 2019
1536 US Dollar
23 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
1536 US Dollar
01 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
1773 US Dollar
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
2363 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
1773 US Dollar
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
1536 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
1536 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
1536 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.

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Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: Raffaello at Galenda <div class='textCenter'>8,2/ 10</div>Score from 5 reviews - Very good (5 Client reviews)

September 2017
Group of friends
Köln, Germany Köln, Germany
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Es war wieder sehr schön in dem großzügigem Haus die Ferien zu verbringen, es ist viel Platz für vier Personen im Haus und im Garten. Leider summieren sich ein wenig die nicht wirklich gut funktionierenden Dinge, angesprochenen Mängeln wurde direkt nachgegangen, doch in der Summe waren wir es leid, alles anzusprechen: WLAN funktioniert nicht flächendeckend im Haus, der Fernseher ist einfach "uralt", hat ein sehr kleines und durchweg flackerndes Bild. Zahlreiche Glühbirnen funktionierten nicht, die Seitentür vom Wohnzimmer klemmte und ließ sich nicht öffnen, ... einfach zahlreiche Kleinigkeiten, die in der Gesamtheit das Bild trübten. Ein kleines "Update" täte der Ausstattung des Hauses sicher sehr gut.
Local attractions natürlich die bekannten Weingüter der Region, Ristorante Malborghetto in Lechi, der kleine Lebensmittelladen in Lechi mit der sehr guten angeschlossenen Bar, ...
To Tuscany team comments for this review:12.02.2018
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