Villa Dievole Hotel
Imagine a place where far-reaching vineyards blur with the horizon and fragrant cypress trees are the only signposts for its scattered rural hideaways. This is Dievole – a sprawling 800-acre private vineyard and luxury bolt-hole in the very heart of Chianti Classico wine country. Criss-crossed by winding lanes and ancient boundary walls, the charming nearby village of Vagliagli is well worth exploring. Visit the Romanesque ruins of the 13th Century Church of St. Cristoforo; the Taverna with its old alcoves lined with wine bottles, or hire a bike to explore the charming hamlets nearby.
Villa Dievole Hotel retains the quiet charm and simplicity you’d expect of a country retreat. Beyond the pale stucco walls lies a contrast of modern influences, blended harmoniously to create a casual atmosphere with a real emphasis on comfort. Villa Dievole’s 28 en-suite accommodations include grande and deluxe villa suites, fully equipped with all modern conveniences, such as satellite television, jacuzzi, air-conditioning and a small refrigerator.
If you’re not one for hiking, take advantage of the two sun-soaked outdoor pools and fitness centre, or relax on the terrace with a glass of Dievole’s superior Dieulele Riserva. Enjoy the fruits of Dievole with a guided wine-tasting tour of the chapel and historic cellars, or take advantage of the excellent paired menus at anyone of the three on-site restaurants.