The Fattoria le Mandrie di Ripalta is situated in the country side of the town of Montespertoli, called “The city of wine”. The farm is made up by two old farmhouses furnished in typical Tuscan style.
Each farm house is divided into several apartments. From our swimming pool ( mt. 16.00x8,85) you can enjoy a beautiful view of three castles enbeded into the surrounding hills.
Close to the farm you can enjoy outdoor activities: such as tennis and football – 5 players - (there is a sport centre about 500mt away) and horse riding. Otherwise the beauty of the countryside invites to be explored by trekking tours or just to relax in its nature. There is a fishing lake on the ground of the farm where You can go fishing (the equipment can not be rented on the farm).
Accommodations and Services in Fattoria Le Mandrie di Ripalta
A flat or a farm-house with either 1,2 or 3 bedrooms, a lounge-kitchenette and bathroom, situated in the florentine hills, far from any chaos, in clean and simple, warm, rustic farm-houses full of hospitality. All apartments have either a balcony or a garden spot.
At Casa Ripalta: You will find: a swimming pool, one room apartments and two room apartments.
At Casa Schiavone: You will find, one room apartments, two room apartments (one with facilities for disabled), two room apartment with small tower (very romantic) and three room apartments.
One Room Apartment: double bed or two single beds with a bathroom and a cooking corner.
Two Room Apartment: a living room with a cooking corner and a double divan bed, a double room and a bathroom.
Three Room Apartment: a living room with a cooking corner and a double divan bed, two double room and a bathroom.
Each apartment features:
gas oven (not available in 2 one-room apartments and 1 two-room apartment)
pots and pans
stove top coffee maker
clean sheets and towels every week
iron and ironing board available upon request
public coin-operated washing machines
cradles and high chairs available upon request
hairdryer in the bathrooms
deckchairs outside each apartment
free outdoor parking
Sport: Fishing, Ping-Pong, Tennis
Internal Services: Wifi, Heating, Daily cleaning, Final cleaning
Courses: Courses Cuisine
External services: Barbecue, Car park, Park
The price includes the breakfast (very rich!), final cleaning, linen and towels (only weekly change), use of the pool, welcomed bottle of our wine.
From the swimming pool, the guests of the farm can enjoy the stunning view over the Chianti hills and the three neighboring castles.
Two horseback riding facilities 4 km from the farm (reservation required).
Only 500 m from the farm, you can rent lighted and covered tennis courts both during the day and in the evening (free rackets and balls).
Experienced anglers can bring their own gear and enjoy fishing in our lake.
Casa Schiavone features a table tennis table complete with rackets.
Children can enjoy the playground near the swimming pool.
Day and night five-a-side football fields 300 m from the farm.
Upon reservation, you can discover the best wines of the region (minimum 6 people).
We can arrange your visit to the museums in Florence.
Where we are
You can walk for about an hour around the grounds of the farm, along country trails with beautiful views. Those looking for more of a challenge can take a day or half-day hike through the vineyards and olive groves. Runners and joggers can train on countless trails: just bring your feet!
whether you cycle for sport or tourism, our streets are what you've been looking for! From town to town, from farm to farm, the country trails will give you the opportunity to discover old villas, villages, and towns of artistic interest. The great, astonishing views of our countryside will stay with you and will surely bring you back to Tuscany even after you trip is over.
Strategically located in Chianti, Le Mandrie di Ripalta is right in the heart of historical Tuscany. The farm is located 21 km from Florence, 20 km from San Gimignano, 45 km from Siena, 60 km from Pisa, and 44 km from Volterra. You can drive to any of these cities while enjoying the unforgettable panorama of vineyards and olive groves. For those who have already visited the main cities of the area and wish to know more about the region, we suggest alternative itineraries to discover old time Tuscany. Here, history is still alive outside the bustle of the big cities, and those who take the time and pleasure to discover it will enjoy a unique experience.
Those who wish to spend a day on protected nature sites can choose among the following parks.
SAN ROSSORE PARK
Once a royal and presidential residence, this park is located between Pisa and the sea. Thousands of hectares of pines, oaks, and holm oaks that link Pisa to the uncontaminated shoreline of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Here, you'll find deer, fallow deer, wild horses, and an organic cattle farm. A perfect haven of tranquility!
APUAN ALPS NATURAL PARK (GARFAGNANA)
A truly meaningful experience. The visit starts at Barga (where you must see the cathedral) and continues climbing the Apuan Alps until the Cipollaio Tunnel. The view that opens up after the tunnel, from 900 m of height, is definitely stunning: the Versilia sea and the shoreline between Portovenere and Livorno. Here, among the marble quarries where Michelangelo chose the blocks for his sculptures, you'll wonder how they could extract such big marble blocks and bring them all the way to Carrara... An amazingly overwhelming feeling!
FORESTE CASENTINESI PARK
Located on the Apennine Mountains (250 to 1200 m above sea level) between Florence and Arezzo, this park is a wide forest of chestnut trees, spruces, and other trees. It is the ideal place to rediscover yourself. You can lodge at the Franciscan convent in the park, as many political personalities did in the past. The special atmosphere of this place will stay with you long after your trip is over.
Located in the province of Grosseto, in the heart of the Maremma Marittima region, this park is right on the hill range that separates the Aurelia state highway from the sea, from the south of Grosseto to the Argentario promontory. This park actively preserves the traditions of the region. Here, the last Maremma cowherds (butteri) vigil over long-horn bovines native of India on Maremma horses, animals with imposing head and neck that are particularly fit for leading the cattle. You can walk through stunning pine woods and run into fallow deer, deer, and wild boars. The beaches are a perfect haven of peace: enjoy the sunset and take its memory with you!