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Raffaello at Galenda, Gaiole in Chianti - Siena

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

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.

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.

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
Washing Machine Inhouse
Dining Area
Bathroom towels
Stove top
Furnished terrace
MP3 player
TV - Sat Astra Free View
Moka espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Ironing board
Mosquito screens
No smoking
Maid service available for extra charge
Private Chef- extra cost
This is a privately owned villa. Owners of privately owned villas are not permitted to carry out services for guests. Services such as linen, towels and cleaning are arranged by To Tuscany and carried out by our local partners.

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Request any day arrivals

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is €0 In lieu of a Euro cash payment required on arrival, you will be required to sign a damage agreement to pay for damage occuring during your stay on arrival.

Approach road: Unpaved, even

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. Out of hours arrivals on request.

Are pool towels supplied?
not included

Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean: included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax to pay on arrival: 1,50 € per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply.

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

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

Parking: Public, onsite parking

Concierge Service
Sometimes the villa is all that you need, but if you’re tempted by the culture, excitement and activity Tuscany has to offer, then the To Tuscany free Concierge Service could be for you. Working alongside our local hand-picked partners and professionals, your concierge is there to ensure you have experiences to remember. At the time of booking or any time prior to arrival at your villa, your concierge will be happy to discuss any additional requirements to help make your stay extra special. This can include anything from organising a pre-arrival shopping service to booking a personal chef for a special meal.

Concierge Service Contact
Email: concierge@to-tuscany.com

Villa rates

  • 2019
  • 2020
Date range
7 night price
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
14 Sep - 28 Dec 2019
Date range
7 night price
28 Dec - 21 Mar 2020
21 Mar - 30 May 2020
30 May - 04 Jul 2020
04 Jul - 22 Aug 2020
22 Aug - 12 Sep 2020
12 Sep - 02 Jan 2021

Layout (160 sqm)

Ground floor
Dining Room
First floor

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.

Guest reviews: Raffaello at Galenda <div class='textCenter'>8/ 10</div>Score from 4 reviews - Very good (4 Client reviews)

August 2018
Family with young children
Paris, France Paris, France
Guest villa score
Would you like to translate?
Villa agréable, bien meublée et claire, bien équipée avec un joli jardin privatif dans un petit hameau restauré. Bon accueuil, bon service d'entretien (piscine notamment, mutualisée avec les autres villas). Manquait des serviettes pour la piscine, sinon pas de remarque particulière sur la villa et la prestation.
L'endroit est situé dans le chianti, au milieu des vignes - malheureusement beaucoup de taons / guêpes dans le hameau et autour de la piscine ce qui empêche à certains moments d'en profiter pleinement.

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adults Ages 16+

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7 nights from
€1,536 to €2,457

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