Hotel Le Fontanelle

Hotel Le Fontanelle

The name 'Chianti' first appeared in the late 14th century, but the composition of the wine as we know it today, based on the Sangiovese grape, enriched with Canaiolo and Trebbiano, was not established until the 19th century by the Baron Ricasoli. Originally, the Chianti wine region was confined to the region between Florence and Siena, but in the 18th century the Grand Duke of Tuscany decided to expand the territory. Nowadays, there are seven different Chianti designations of origin depending on the area of production. 'Chianti Classico' refers to the original region, between Florence and Siena.

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The hotel is open from mid-April to the end of October.


36 rooms.


The earliest check-in is from 3 pm. Latest check-out is at noon.


From 565 euros.


  • Tourist tax is about 5 euros per person per day for up to seven days. You can pay this amount on site.
  • Dogs are welcome for about 30 euros per night, payable on site.

About the rooms

The stylish and classically furnished rooms are distributed over several buildings, one of which is 450 metres away. The rooms have a TV, telephone, minibar, air conditioning, heating, safe, Wi-Fi, linen sheets, terracotta or sandstone floors and views of the garden, the courtyard or the countryside. In the bathroom you will find a bath, except for the two Classic rooms with shower, a toilet, bidet, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.

Our favourite room

The type prestige room, with a private garden, is our favourite room.

Enjoy the water

There is an outdoor swimming pool with free loungers, towels and parasols. You can also enjoy the heated indoor pool with free loungers.

Work out and wind down

There is a small wellness centre, including a free sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and fitness. At an additional charge you can also get massages and body treatments. Vespas can also be rented. 35 kilometres away there is a golf course (18 holes).

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Food & drink

top table

Sample home-made (stuffed) pasta and tasty risotto. Also make sure to try delicious bread and pastries from our own pastry chef.

dress code

We advise you to dress in an elegant casual way.

There is an extensive and high-quality breakfast, which you can enjoy on the terrace in good weather. Snacks are available by the pool. In the elegant restaurant, or on the panoramic terrace, you can enjoy refined and creative Tuscan and Italian cuisine. There is a three-course a la carte menu starting from about 70 euros per person and an extensive wine list.

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The hotel is set in a very quiet location in a beautiful garden with breathtaking 360° views over the hilly landscape and the Chianti Classico vineyards. Gaiole in Chianti is at 15 km, Siena at 20 km, San Gimignano at 55 km and Florence and Arezzo at 70 km.

Are you travelling by plane?

Florence airport is around 70 kilometres away.


There is a transfer available between Florence airport and the hotel, which costs around 240 euros per journey. You can pay this amount on site.

Do you have a (rental) car?

You can park your car in the car park free of charge. The hotel is approximately 1280 kilometres from Brussels.

Caractère review

At this stylish, professionally run hotel, unpretentious luxury and top service go hand in hand. You will not only enjoy the facilities, but most of all the pleasant atmosphere, the cosy rooms, the delicious cuisine, the strategic location and the absolutely stunning panoramas. It is one of the best hotels in Tuscany and highly recommended!

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