Tenuta di Ricavo

Location Castellina in Chianti

Postcode 53011

Telephone +39 0577 740 221

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Why we love it...

An entire medieval hamlet

The Place

If away from it all is where you want to get while retaining the possibility of doing some serious sightseeing, Tenuta di Ricavo is hard to beat. The hotel occupies an entire hamlet near Castellina in Chianti, which was deserted in the 1950s when people left the land for the cities in search of work.
The grouping of houses along a wooded ridge in the depth of the countryside might have been conceived as a film-set replica of a medieval hamlet. The main house, facing a little square of other mellow stone cottages, contains some of the bedrooms, and the several sitting rooms, which are comfortably furnished with a pleasant jumble of antique chairs and sofas (one of them with a small library of English, Italian, French and German books). The hotel’s restaurant, La Pecora Nera (The Black Sheep), is open to non-residents, so advance booking is essential.
Breakfast can be taken out-of-doors, on a little piazzetta at the front, weather permitting. At the right time of the year the gardens are bright with flowers, and there are plenty of secluded corners, which make the place seem calm and quiet even when the hotel is full. The small garden pool is ideal for quiet cooling off, the larger one is on a lower terrace.
A visitor pronounces the hotel ‘expensive, but professional and worth it’, and the food ‘very satisfactory’.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€
Rooms 23; 13 double and twin, 2 single, 8 suites, all with bath or shower; all rooms have phone, TV, minibar, safe (3-day minimum stay in high season)
Food breakfast, lunch (in summer), dinner
Facilities sitting rooms, bar, restaurant, terrace, gym, garden, 2 swimming pools, table tennis
Children welcome
Disabled ground floor rooms available
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Christina Lobrano-Scotoni and Alessandro Lobrano Jr.
Call +39 0577 740 221
Fax +39 0577 741 014
Email ricavo@ricavo.com
Website www.ricavo.com

Good To Know

Address Loc. Ricavo 4, Castellina in Chianti 53011
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The Location

Find this place: 4 km N of Castellina in Chianti; car parking

What's nearby: Siena (22 km); Florence (45 km)