A gem in the middle of Chianti
The Spa Resort Le Fontanelle hotel awaits you in an ancient 13th century farmhouse at the heart of the Chianti Classico, with old features cleverly combined with modern designer finishes.
The 5-star Hotel le Fontanelle stands on the top of a hill surrounded by the quiet Tuscan countryside. What was once a small rural village, today is a haven for travellers in search of the true Chianti essence. The 5-star Hotel Le Fontanelle is located in Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the centre of the Chianti region, between Florence and Siena, positioned on a hill that offers an incomparable view of the Tuscan countryside. On one side lie the Brolio Castle and the Cacchiano Castle, the valleys and the green hills of Chianti; on the other the beginning of the Crete Senesi, with their quintessential lunar colours that make them so surreal.
The first to be restored were the water sources of the second half of the 19th century, from which the hotel takes its name. The places have maintained their historical and cultural identity: arcades, loggias and arches still adorn the buildings; the stone walls, the ceilings with wooden beams, the terracotta floors are typical of Chianti farmhouses. Every single detail of Hotel Le Fontanelle, from pure linen bedding and terracotta interiors, to the breathtaking view on the surrounding hills, was conceived to preserve an elegant and refined atmosphere. The scent and beauty of the Tuscan land lingers in every corner.
Chef Daniele Canella knows how to interpret the Tuscan tradition to perfection, adding a creative and modern note to each dish. La Colonna restaurant menu includes meat and fish dished, ranging from veal and red shrimp to duck breast and scallops. An ancient stone column rises in the middle of the room, giving the restaurant its name. A sober atmosphere, crisp light linen and wine resting in the glasses is a magical prelude to the show that nature runs behind the huge restaurant windows, which frame an enchanted rural landscape.