the main activity on Fattoria La Ripa is that of producing Wines and Olive Oil, another
activity is the letting of two holiday apartments. These are an annexe of the
main residence, are named
"Happy" and "Sief", have beautiful views over surrounding
Tuscan hills and have been perfectly restored in the original Monna Lisa's building. They have been furnished with taste and elegance and both have
independant central heating for the winter, with a swimming pool available for
the summer (from June 15th to September 15th). There is a tasting room where wine can be tasted and bought direct
from the farm.
the accomodation is ideally situated for sight-seeing tourists as it is mid-way
between Florence and Siena (30 km = half our drive each way) and short distance from S. Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo, Pisa
and Lucca and the beaches of Versilia and of the Maremma (Punta Ala). Although
only 4 km from the Florence/Siena freeway and 2 km from the village of S. Donato in Poggio,
la Ripa is
sufficiently far from traffic to enjoy tranquillity and silence.
are tennis courts, horse riding centres and golf courses
(18 holes) in the immediate vicinity.
the farm Italian, English and French are spoken. All major
Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, Diners’ Club, American Express) are accepted.
To get to Fattoria la Ripa, from the Florence Certosa exit of the Autostrada del Sole take the freeway Florence–Siena (Autopalio) until the exit of S. Donato in Poggio. At that exit take on your left road nº101 towards Castellina in Chianti, flanking the village of S. Donato in Poggio, for 4 km. Then follow the private road on the left indicated by the signpost illustrated below on this page. Coming from Siena on the freeway at the exit of S. Donato in Poggio, take road nº101 on the right to Castellina in Chianti, then follow the instructions as described above.