Villa Diora B is a characteristic and welcoming apartment that is part of a villa surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. It sleeps six people. From Villa Diora B you will enjoy an enchanting view of the Tuscan hills and of the Chianti valley. Villa Diora B is 130 square meters (1400 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a shared garden and winter heating.
You will be roughly 8 km (5 miles) from Gaiole in Chianti, where you will find restaurants and the shops.
Villa Diora B is located on the second floor of an ancient villa.
To stay at Villa Diora B you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge in a fenced covered parking space. Please note that access to Villa Diora B is along an 800-meter (half-a-mile) unpaved road.
There you will also find a laundry room which is shared with the guests staying at Villa Diora C.
Villa Diora B is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Villa Diora B.
Villa Diora is nestled in the Chianti countryside, surrounded by vineyards. The complex dates back to the sixteenth century and it is made up of a manor house, a farmhouse and a historic wine cellar. The manor house has been home to several italian historical figures since 1500. Its rooms are richly decorated and reproduce faithfully the old bygone times. The renovation works have preserved the charm of the past, although adding notes of modernity. Located in a panoramic position, it offers various amenities. The pool, overlooking a natural terrace, offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills. The tennis court, that can be used for no extra free, is available to those guests who want to have fun and stay fit. The tennis court has a concrete surface and it is 24 m long by 11 m large.
Underneath the villa, dug into the rock, is the large historic cellar where a number of wines that are produced in the surrounding vineyards have been aged and refined for centuries. It is possible, upon request and for an extra fee, to visit the cellar and taste a selection of wines. If you really want to dive into the past, do not forget to visit the museum room, located on the ground floor of the villa. There you will find the exposition of some historical relics that will remind you of the lifestyle of the eighteenth century!
In addition, at a short distance from the apartments, a path will lead you to the family chapel dating back to the sixteenth century. The chapel, that features an elegant and romantic façade, can be used, upon request, to celebrate weddings.
In the old manor house you will find Diora A, B, C and F. Diora A is located on the whole ground floor and on the east wing of the Villa, on the first level. Diora F is on the first floor, on the west wing of the villa. Diora A and Diora F and are richly decorated. Diora B and C cover the second floor of the house. They can be reached through an antique internal staircase. Your privacy is severely preserved, as each apartment has a private entrance from a side of the main villa. Diora D and Diora E are part of the stone farmhouse, located in the garden, at a short distance from the swimming pool.
The whole complex can accommodate up to 31 guests. It is possible to use the whole complex as the venue of a wedding or other events.
The swimming pool is 5 meters (16 feet) large by 12 meters (39 feet) long, from 1.20 meter (4 feet) to 2.2 meters (7.2 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a splendid view of the Chianti hills. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex. It is open from mid-May until mid-October.
The garden is 500 square meters (5380 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by trees. Here you will be able to have fun with a ping pong table. The garden is shared with the other guests staying at the complex.
The living room is paved with terracotta tiles. The furnishings are classic, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include two sofas. The dining table can accommodate eight guests. In this room you will find a television. The room has a Juliet balcony with a view of the vegetation and of the hills.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the corridor. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!) and a kettle. There is a table to seat eight guests. The kitchen has a window.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include an armchair. The room has a window.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. The room has a window.
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the second bedroom. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include a sofa. The room has a window with a view of the vegetation and of the hills.
The first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with fixed shower head and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
The second bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.