Podere Ciona is a boutique Winery and Agriturismo owned and operated by Franca and Franco Gatteschi. Nestled amongst silvery olive trees, woodland forests and manicured vineyards our estate offers world class wine and accommodations in an 18th century Tuscan Farmhouse and cottage. Located near the historic town of Gaiole in Chianti, our vineyards and accommodations sit high a on a hilltop, between 1,600 and 2,050 feet (490 and 625 meters) above sea level, and overlook the lush, rolling hills of the spectacular Chianti Classico wine-growing region. From this country estate, you can easily reach the cultural jewel of Tuscany, Renaissance Florence and the maze-like Medieval town of Siena, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We offer guided tours of our cellar and tasting of our wines, traditional Tuscan cooking classes with your host, Franca Gatteschi and the ladies of Tutti-A-Tavola, olive oil tastings, suggestions to explore the nearby treasures of Florence and Siena, cycling and hiking tours of the Tuscan hills. Of course, who doesn't want to eat their way through Tuscany? We’ll provide you with the best restaurant recommendations and food purveyors in the area.

Whether you choose a day visit or a weeklong stay at Podere Ciona, you are certain to feel like a part of the family as you discover the authentic way to visit and travel in Chianti Classico.

Where We Are

Where We Are

One of the defining characteristics of Podere Ciona is its location in the pristine countryside, one hour south of Florence and 30 minutes north of Siena. Get driving directions...

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The Family Story

The Family Story

Franca and Franco Gatteschi were looking for a place in the countryside to retire to, after many years of working in Italy and abroad, when they came across a small, beautiful...

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The Region

The Region

Whether you are an art lover, gourmand, cyclist or wine lover there is something for
everyone in Tuscany. A stay at Podere Ciona begins with taking in the breathtaking scenery...

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