Villa le Barone

This small Tuscan hilltop hotel, much loved by Guide readers over many years, has been owned by the famous Della Robbia family since the 16th century. It is now run by Conte Corso Aloisi de Larderel and his French wife, Jacqueline. ‘They clearly love their inheritance,’ one visitor wrote. ‘No wonder so many people return again and again... more like a country house than a hotel.' Another wrote: 'The position is stunning, the garden a delight, the rooms individual and comfortable, the pricing keen and without exception, everyone we dealt with was most genuinely friendly and helpful.' The swimming pool, tennis court and terraces are set amongst large rose gardens with views on the surrounding countryside, olive groves and vineyards. In the old winery, the restaurant serves typical Tuscan food and local Chianti wines. ‘The food is straightforward and all the better for that; fresh ingredients, always an interesting pasta dish. Wines are good value.’ Breakfast is served on a shady terrace. Bedrooms vary: The better ones are in the main house and the immediate surrounding buildings, but cheaper rooms in the garden have splendid views. There is superb walking and hiking all around.    
  • Excellent - the accomodations were nice - the food was delightful and the atmosphire was charming.

    Patrick Murray, 06/07/2012

  • Still lovely (our fourth visit). A beautifil setting on a ridge with panoramic views of olive trees, vines, cypresses. The count and countess were very much around, and their staff of ladies wearing yellow are lovely. The food was delicious as ever, particularly the ante-pasto buffet and the rabbit. Everything lovingly cared for. A cultivated atmosphere: lots of books in the sitting areas, and no muzak. Bedrooms all different, charmingly decorated. Most are spacious. An excellent information pack recommnds walks, drives and cycle rides.

    A & CR, 05/09/2011

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Local attractions

The jewel of Renaissance Italy.
A UNESCO-listed medieval city.
Golf dell’Ugolino
An 18-hole course in the Tuscan hills.

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Contact Details

Villa le Barone

Via San Leolino 19 Panzano-in-Chianti Tuscany Italy 50020


+39 055 85 26 21

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information


28 rooms.


All year (room and breakfast only November to Easter).


Lounges, TV room, 2 bars, restaurant, unheated swimming pool, tennis, table tennis, fitness centre and fitness trail, Wi-Fi, parking.

Background music

Sometimes in the restaurant.







Credit cards

All major cards accepted.


Standard double room from €220-€385, breakfast included.