The “Molino Carpinese” is located in the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti in the province of Siena, set in a typical Chianti landscape of gentle vineclad hills alternating with mountains cloaked in woods of ancient chestnuts, firs and cypress trees.
The peace and silence that characterise the area make it particularity suitable for a relaxing holiday that allows visitors to unwind from the stress of city life. Falcons and owls, deers and stags, horses and wild boars are an integral part of the fauna that inhabits the woods around the Molino della Carpinese, while the streams in the surrounding territory are home to trout.
The accommodation is ideal for a family party or for a group of friends. The bedrooms are decorated in typical Tuscan style, and there is large kitchen with an open hearth where guests can spend the evenings before a crackling fire sipping a glass of fine Chianti Classico wine.
Art cities such as Florence, Siena, Arezzo are within easy reach of the Molino della Carpinese, as are the small but delightful towns of the area such as Gaiole, Montebenichi, Radda, Castellina in Chianti, Monteriggioni, Greve in Chianti. Just a few Kilometres further on, guests can visit Grosseto and fine coastal areas such as the Argentario promontory, the Orbetello lagoon (a WWF oasis), Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia, the atmospheric Maremma countryside or the mountain landscapes of Monte Amiata.
If you don’t want to get in the car for the entire holiday, then you can use the mountain bikes set at guests’ disposal at the Molino della Carpinese to reach nearby towns and villages such as San Vincenti with its Romanesque church and Castagnoli, Gaiole in Chianti with the Brolio and Meleto castles, Badia a Coltibuono, Castelnuovo Berardenga, San Gusmè, all sites famous for the production of excellent quality Chianti Classico wine.