Molino le Gualchiere (The Mill) is an old mill just below the medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna, facing the Chianti hills perfect for familys and groups.
The location is superb, equidistant from Florence, Siena and Arezzo and the place itself is utterly beautiful, with vineyards, olives, a river at the end of the property; at the end of a small side road with no traffic, it is completely calm in its setting.
The farm borders on the Ciuffenna River and produces wine, olive oil, fruit and vegetables. Three small buildings have been restored traditionally, creating five attractive apartments in and around the main house with form one to three bedrooms each.
We have now joined forces with a local organisation which cares for partially disabled young people, mainly affected by Down's Syndrome, in a venture which will enable these young people to help in the daily work of the Molino. This will give them the opportunity to experience not only the the rural activities of a small estate, but also of helping to look after guests in the apartments. Activities will be jointly planned and supervised, and all rental income from the guests will be wholly used to support and further the work of the association
We have many programs and activities to propose: mountain biking, hiking (including free walks with guides in nature reserves with translation into English), horseback riding, learning about the regional cuisines of Italy by participating in cooking classes and/or wine tastings, painting classes, yoga and meditation classes, Thai massage