The Holiday Farm
Chianti is one of the most sought-after and well-loved destinations for tourists from all over the world. And not for nothing.
There’s plenty to like: historic villages to get lost in, breath-taking landscapes, inimitable gastronomic products.
You can find all of the above at La Papessa, the Fattoria Montecchio holiday farm, perched on the highest hill in the estate, which overlooks the medieval village of San Donato in Poggio. Sounded by Montecchio vineyards, the holiday farm is named after a local countrywoman from the last century. She had a strong, independent character, took care of the estate for decades and was affectionately nicknamed La Papessa by the locals – and some of the older members of the community are still around to tell the tale!
The estate features two different buildings, both made from stone. During the summer months, the swimming pool becomes a hub for relaxation, while the barbecue area – nestled underneath the trees – in popular in any season. And last but not least, tastings of Fattoria Montecchio wines and other products are the perfect way to break from routine!