** THIS LISTING IS TO BOOK THE “MATTIA” ROOM (first floor) FOR 2 GUESTS **
There are 3 double bedrooms available at this charming bed and breakfast each with its own personality and private bath. “Neri” is located on the ground floor with tints of green featuring a handsome stone arch and unique artwork. Up the stairs, on the first floor, are the remaining two bedrooms boasting of a wonderful view over the well tended garden. There is the room "Martina" in shades of pale yellow and blue with a romantic four poster bed. The last of the three is the room "Mattia" which accents the open wood beam ceiling and authentic terracotta floor, this room also promises a full bath with a tub.
This luxury setting offers more than comfortable bedrooms.
Candida loves to craft and besides creating this lovely calm environment she dabbles at hat making, landscaping and furnishings. But what you will remember the most is when you reserve one of her home made dinners featuring local dishes for a complete Italian styled meal (35 euro per person which includes an antipasto, pasta, main course... and, of course, a dessert. Wines are NOT included, there is a wine list available and are paid separately).
For those looking to pick up a few pointers in the kitchen to show off at home, it is possible to participate in a cooking class with Candida (70 Euro per person including dinner, minimum 2 people to book). Candida makes the most of the fresh veggies, fruit and olive oil from her own garden and features them at both breakfast and dinner.
Scattered throughout the house in the dining room and garden are lovely collectibles which enhance that relaxing, lived in feel one expects from a B&B in Tuscany. Browse through her fun collection of milliner forms (her past career) or enjoy the more than 300 varieties of roses, not to mention herbs and flowers, in her private oasis.
San Casciano is the closest little town to the B&B accommodations, only 3 km away. Though a car is advised for getting around Tuscany, it is possible to enjoy the local scenery by foot and stroll into town for some afternoon gelato. There are several charming towns within 30 minutes of Candida Chianti House which offer a medieval architecture, wine tasting and delicious restaurants. It is easy to plan trips to nearby Greve in Chianti which offers markets on the weekends, Montespertoli once owned by the Machiavelli family or take the cable car to Certaldo Alto of Etruscan and Roman origin.
The ideal position of Candida Chianti House makes visiting the various corners of Tuscany easy. The incredible art and culture mecca of Florence with its museums, galleries and shops make it a must for anyone visiting Tuscany. Towards the south is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena and the nearby jewel of Monteriggioni with its 14 towers protecting the main piazza and Romanesque church. Towards the coast, not far from San Casciano, is the medieval San Gimignano with its tower houses and the Etruscan stronghold of Volterra, well known for its creations in alabaster as well as a popular scene for many fictions.
*** If your family or group needs more than a room, check out the availability for the other two rooms: