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For your best stay

eBike Rental
Tuscany Dinner
Cooking class
On the roads of the famous “Eroica”

eBike Rental

Dear guests,

In order to make your holidays unforgettable, and in order to give you a touch of “adventure”, we offer the possibility to rent excellent e-bikes with which you can visit the most evocative places in the Chianti area and have the opportunity to travel the white roads of the famous “Eroica”. There are so many things to do and places to see that it is advisable to have at least 3 outings in order to enjoy both the beauty of the landscape and the tasting of wine and local products in the various farm restaurants along the road. If you love cycling, you can not miss the opportunity to take a tour in the Chianti hills, combining a beautiful panoramic route with an enogastronomic journey.

With each bicycle, a helmet, a puncture kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump), padlock, and “Flat” pedals are included. The rental period starts from 9 am to 7 pm on the same day. It is advisable to communicate it the day before so that you can choose the most suitable bicycle size based on your height. It is highly recommended to wear appropriate sports clothing, with sunglasses and gloves. The route can be decided by the customer, taking into account their physical preparation and the autonomy of the bicycles depending on whether the electric aid is used.
Our bicycles have a Yamaha Motor and a 400W Battery, they allow a maximum speed of 25 Km/h and a range of 90 Km in mode Eco Plus, 70 Km in mode Eco, 50 Km in mode Normal, 30 Km in mode High. The autonomy depends on many factors such as the level of assistance, your weight, frequency and pedaling force (maximum efficiency around 70/80 pedaling-minute), and external temperature.
We recommend that you complete the first half of the trip trying to save as much battery as possible so that you can enjoy the electrical aid during the second half.

Contact us for a service quote.

L’Eroica is an annual non-competitive cycling event which has taken place since 1997 in the province of Siena, Italy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Enjoy the

Tuscany Dinner

Every evening you can taste a pleasant dinner in your house. Food will be served from our farm and prepared according to the traditions of Tuscan cuisine.

Our dinners are prepared by professional chefs.

The dinner menu is chosen the day before based on the products available and on the basis of the taste of the guests.
The dinner could include an appetizer consisting of vegetables from our garden seasoned with vinegar and olive oil, cheeses with local honey, salami, and a vegetable omelet with fresh eggs.
As a first course, we recommend a tasty plate of spaghetti with fresh vegetable sauce or the famous meat sauce.
As a second course, Florentine steak, rostinciane, and grilled sausages with local vegetables that garnish the dish can also be served a glass of “Chianti” wine. Bread and sparkling or natural water are included in the price.

For additional wine, each bottle is 20 euro for CHIANTI, 20 euro for ROSSO DI MONTALCINO and 40 euro for BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
We have no food suitable for coeliacs, our food may contain allergens because it is untreated and unselected.
The presence at the dinner must be made at least 24 h before.

Contact us for a service quote.


Rossella (+39) 366 1677713 (Phone or WA)

Gregorio (+39) 339 3967865 (Phone or WA)

Chiara (+39) +39 392 048 6804 (Phone or WA)



For wine lovers

Wine Tasting at Podere La Specola

The experience is suitable for both wine enthusiasts and those looking to learn more about it: in either case, we’ve observed how such interactions can create lasting memories for everyone involved.

We cater to our guests’ diverse preferences by offering various levels of tastings, each distinct in specificity and depth, exploring the vast world of wine.

An AIS certified sommelier takes pride in engaging the group in the delightful exploration and discovery of different wines: from the highly acclaimed to the lesser-known, all carefully chosen for their exceptional quality.
To enhance the occasion, a beautifully arranged table will contribute to the enjoyment of time spent with family and friends.

Participants will have the chance to admire the stunning views of the Chianti countryside, with its vineyards and olive groves, while savoring excellent wines paired with relevant Tuscan dishes and local products.

Additionally, the property’s unique and well-stocked cellar provides everyone with the opportunity to purchase, enjoy, and ship their favorite wines worldwide

Contact us for a service quote. 


Rossella (+39) 366 1677713 (Phone or WA)

Gregorio (+39) 339 3967865 (Phone or WA)

Chiara (+39) +39 392 048 6804 (Phone or WA)


The Cooking Class

    At the Podere La Specola, you have the wonderful opportunity to have a cooking class to learn some of the typical recipes of the Mediterranea-Tuscan cuisine. The class is conducted by a professional chef.

    You will learn and prepare traditional Tuscan dishes, from the appetizer to the dessert, including fresh homemade pasta.

    Depending on the season it will be possible to use the ingredients of our garden.

    The lesson and preparation of the dishes last about 3-4 hours and will end with a lunch or dinner where you can enjoy the prepared food with a good glass of wine. 

    During the lesson, guests can prepare 3/4 dishes and take note of the new recipes.

    The service must be booked at least a week in advance.

    The menu will not always be the same, every time different recipes will be prepared:

    • Bruschette (Toasted bread with various types of seasonings)
    • Crostini
    • Tomato soup
    • Bread and/or
    • Ribollita soup
    • Panzanella
    • Stew vegetables
    • Tagliatelle (with various seasonings depending on the season)
    • Steak, Tagliata,
    • Rosticciane and / or meat of various types
    • Cantucci, Tiramisù.
    Price Per Partecipant

    Contact us for a service quote

    Enjoy the LIFE

    Wellness and Relax



    During your vacation, never miss the opportunity to be pampered by pleasant sports, decontracting and relaxing massages performed by professional physiotherapists.

    Massages have various benefits by acting on various points of the body and, thanks to specific techniques and the skill of the operator, stimulating the body’s energy, reactivating blood and lymphatic circulation.

    On vacation they represent one of the best ways to reduce anxiety and stress levels and are an important curative and preventive therapy.

    The use of essential oils allows the release of multiple beneficial effects during the session. Essential oils are very useful both on the skin and on the emotional level, as their fragrances help customers to relax and remove any tensions that affect the body.



    Rossella (+39) 366 1677713 (Phone or WA)

    Gregorio (+39) 339 3967865 (Phone or WA)

    Chiara (+39) +39 392 048 6804 (Phone or WA)

    Contact us for a service quote.

    Art and Tourism

      Podere la Specola is strategically located at the beginning of Chianti (where it is possible to organize food and wine tours), 30 minutes from Florence and Arezzo and 45 minutes from Siena and San Gimignano, and about 1 hour from Pisa and Lucca: all cities with exclusive colors and tastes, each with architectural features and landscape riches that make them unique.
      It is not our interest (and ability) to describe what to see in these beautiful cities, but we would like to advise you to reach them by the most suitable method.
      Florence and Arezzo can be easily reached by trains that leave every 20-30 minutes from Figline station (about 20-30 minutes of travel) that drop you off in the city center. To reach Siena, given that it is not well connected by public transport, we strongly advise you to go through the roads that cross the Chianti area: these are itineraries of 40/50 km but in the midst of the beauty of nature, there will absolutely be the chance to stop and take a souvenir photo or buy some local products.
      To make the tour more comfortable and exciting, it is possible to organize, directly from the hotel, the transport by a private vehicle equipped with a driver and certified tour guide.
      This gives you the opportunity to visit the various cities of art, the main museums, churches, and castles even in half a day, thus leaving time for a quiet breakfast and a pleasant refreshing swim in the pool on your return.
      The itinerary, the duration, and the points of interest to visit during the trip can be decided directly in the structure according to your needs, interests, and time available.
      To make the visit more interesting for children (and also for adults !!!), themed treasure hunts can be organized, always with certified tourist guides.

      Italian LIFE STYLE



      A few kilometers (about 10) from our structure, you have the opportunity to visit the outlets where you can buy the best Italian brands



        Luxury Outlet


        The Mall

        Easier life

        Pre arrival shopping service


          You prepare the list and enjoy the holiday, we will take care of buying things and delivering them directly to the villa.


          The cost of service is 10% of the price of the shopping, the list must be presented by 9am.


            Guest Reviews

            We had a very relaxing family stay in a beautiful part of the world. Rosella was a very accommodating host..



            This villa is located on a beautiful private property with other villas and the owner, surrounded by olive and citrus trees. It is very relaxing to be there with the stunning views and lovely pool


            This villa was everything we wanted to experience in Tuscany. The estate dates back to the 1300s and is in a great area (easy driving distance to many of the sites we wanted to check out.


            New York

            Rosella, her husband and son Gregorio were absolutely fantastic hosts! We are regular travelers to European Air Bnb's and their property was far the best we have stayed in. What made it so special


            Useful places

            Events and Surroundings

            Where to eat in the area

            Figline boasts many good restaurants to eat Tuscan and non-Tuscan food.
            It’s fun to discover them for yourself, but we suggest some names


            Il Leggendario (Braceria, Birreria, Steakhouse,
            Paninoteca) Via Vittorio Locchi, 7, 50063, Figline e Incisa
            Valdarno, Italia +39 055 951922
            Osteria de’Giusti (Braceria, Pizzeria)
            Piazza Amendola, 2 Uscita A1 Incisa, 50066 Ciliegi, Reggello, Italia Tel +39 055 863 5754
            Osteria dei Medici (traditional Toscany cuisine)
            Piazza Capanni 13 Figline e Incisa Valdarno Tel +39 055 833 5780

            DUDDA, the first town in the road for Siena, famous for the church and the restourant
            Botteghina di Dudda (typical dishes of the Chianti tradition)
            Località Dudda 12, 50022, Greve in Chianti, Italia +39 055 854 9020

            GREVE IN CHIANTI and its square with restaurants, wine bars, shops with local products and butchers “Falorni”
            Ristorante “Giovanni Da Verrazzano”
            Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 28 I-50022 Greve In Chianti Italia
            Ristorante Enoteca “La Cantina” Piazza Trento, 3, 50022 Greve in Chianti FI
            Enoteca Ristorante “il Gallo Nero” Via Cesare Battisti, 9, 50022 Greve in Chianti FI
            Antica Macelleria Falorni Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 71, 50022 Greve in Chianti FI


            PANZANO IN CHIANTI in the Chianti hills, there are numerous restaurants, wine
            bars, shops with typical products and the butchery “Cecchini”
            Ristorante Oltre il Giardino Piazza Gastone Bucciarelli, 42 Panzano In Chianti,
            50022 Greve in Chianti, Firenze FI
            Ristorante “Il Vescovino” Via Ciampolo da Panzano, 9, 50022 Greve in Chianti FI
            Antica Macelleria Cecchini Via XX Luglio 11, Panzano in Chianti
            Here you can buy not only excellent meat but eat in the 3 food outlets born around the Antica
            Macelleria: Mc Dario – L’Officina della Bistecca – Solociccia
            In internet site you will find all informations to book it…

            CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA beautiful village in the hills of Chianti
            Osteria di Volpaia Loc. Volpaia, 53017 Radda in Chianti SI

            RADDA IN CHIANTI immersed in the Chianti vineyards, there are numerous restaurants, wine bars also along the road that connects it to Castellina in Chianti
            Ristorante “La Cantoniere” Localita’ Vescine, 53017 Radda in Chianti SI

            CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI there are numerous restaurants, but the famous
            “Castellina ice cream” (Viale IV Novembre, 47, 53011 Castellina in Chianti SI)

            Useful Events and Internet Sites

            In Figline and surroundings in every season there are exhibitions and fairs ranging from food and wine to art and antiques, the most characteristic are:
            They take place in the main squares of the countries and are the opportunity to find clothing, groceries, antiques and much more …

            • Figline Valdarno:Tuesday dalla 8-13
            • Incisa Valdarno: Friday dalle 8-13
            • Greve: Saturday 8-13
            • Panzano: Sunday 8-13
            • Castellina: Thorsday 8-13
            • Radda in Chianti: 4° Monday del mese 15-20
            • Gaiole in Chianti: 2° Monday del mese 14-20

            If you want more information and learn more about Tuscany and what it offers, tourist itineraries, food and wine, events and much more, there are some sites that you can consult:
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