Are you looking for that small boutique hotel in the middle of Tuscany? Look no further than this gem which is situated in Radda in Chianti – Hotel Palazzo Leopoldo. It is situated in the heart of Tuscany between Siena and Florence. It was once a hospital for abandoned children. Many years later it was transformed into a farm and in 2001 it was transformed into Palazzo Leopoldo!
While traveling with a group of travel agents we had the pleasure of inspecting this hotel and stayed for lunch. We all fell in love with it.
All the rooms are spacious with up to date amenities: Alarm clock, air conditioning, hair dryer, mini bar safe and more. Each room has a different décor, but all very classy and filled with antiques. Please note that there is NO elevator. All rooms have only showers in the bathroom.
The hotel has an excellent restaurant and an indoor pool and beauty center. A lot to offer to its guests! Let me also mention you can take a cooking class in their beautiful fully equipped kitchen!
Palazzo Leopoldo has two other sister hotels in Radda! Both of them are charming as well.
If you would like more information on my upcoming spring 2016 tour
Gourmet Getaways first began representing chefs and cooking schools throughout Italy. During this time I helped people extend their stay in Italy by working with my favorite hotel supplier, JDB Fine Hotels, and booking their extended stay at boutique hotels in Italy.
Since the beginning, I created many customized itineraries and worked with individuals wanting to experience all the pleasures and sights of Italy. I realized this is where my efforts were really needed. Clients really needed my expertise in knowing the area they wanted to visit and explore. Consequently by business changed. Although I still keep in touch with the chefs in Italy I started putting my efforts in learning about the different regions in Italy. During these years I have visited Italy many times and developed many working relationships with hotel managers so my clients can receive VIP treatment. Throughout this time, I have created my own tours and escorted small groups to hidden areas of Italy to experience the culture, cuisine, and history.