Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are we considered an Historical Building ?
A: Our b&b is a building from the 1300s. It is the seat of the Lega del Chianti that brought together all the neighboring villages of Chianti in order to protect themselves from the continuous attacks and expansionist ambitions of Florence and Siena. Many military rules and decisions were established in the consulting room, today our reception hall. Then it became a Palazzo Pretorio, a sort of fascist control district present in the small Italian villages. We also have the Pretore’s office room, which we call La Pretoria. The building has been restructured in 2012 according to the Italian law for the protection of historical assets.

Q: Is your B&B like an hotel ?
A: No it is not. Our bed and breakfast has not the size nor provide the services typical of a hotel, the rooms are set up  like home, OUR  HOME, and they have not technical and acoustic fetures like in a hotel. The rooms are the same as in 1300. The rooms have been renovated without changing their slope and historicity.

Q: What should I expect from your Bed and Breakfast?
A: When Staying at Le Terrazze del Chianti you will get to live with our family, in the same building where we live . Breakfast is included in your stay. You will share with our family the living room, the dining room and the outside terraces. The building reflects our personality. Your stay with us will be unique. You will feel at home, in our home with our family.

Q: Do you have a car parking area ?
A: We are located in a pedestrian area of a Medieval Village. Car traffic is only allowed for load and unload,execpt for some periods . Public parking areas are 5/8 minuntes walking distance from our entrance door.

Q : Are you stressed ?
A: We are in a medieval village without traffic and city caos, shops or shopping centers. Remember you are in an other country with other habits, life style and traditions. You may hear children play during the day, or early in the morning.  You may be hearing hunters’ dogs barking, or birds in the countryside. In the evening some nearby restaurant guests may talk loud while they drink  their last glass of wine…
Please leave your stress home and enjoy your holiday.

Q: Do you offer any dining options ?
A: Lunch and Dinner are server only by advanced reservation. Meals will be served either in the indoor dining area or outside on the Terrazze.

Q: Are the rooms equipped with Air Conditioner ?
A: Because of the restrictions of the laws, established to protect the conservation of the historical buildings, we are not allowed to install air conditioners. The same restrictions apply to the electrical system, made with braided wires and porcellaine switches. Our rooms are warmed by cast iron wood burning heaters.

Q: Fridge………?
Q: There is not any fridge in the room. We can’t store anything in our fridge (same goes for medicines). All kitchen appliances use is only PRIVATE.

Q: Can I smoke?
A: Smoking is prohibited in all the rooms and common areas, with the exception of the outdoor areas.

Q: What time is the check in & check out ?
A: Chek-in is at 16,00 to 22,00  and  check-out is by 11,30 . We will try to accomomdate requests for different times. Early check-out before 08,00 AM is for person 8,00 €.

Q: At what time is breakfast served ?
A: Breakfast is served between 08,00 and 10,30.

For every different  breakfast time before 08,00 there is extra-charge of 8,00 € for person. For antiallergie breakfast food you can ask and if it is possible to find and to buy it  the extra sevice price is 12,00 € for pax for day.

Q: How do I enter the main door of the building ?
A: Leave the keys of your room at the reception. An intercom is located by the entrance door of the building, accessible 24/7.

Enjoy your Holiday!