A medieval hamlet, Albola is the Chianti that has escaped the hordes. While only a short drive from Radda, and within easy reach of Siena and Florence, it offers complete privacy far from the madding crowd.
My wife and I have rented extensively throughout Italyand France, and this is without doubt the most luxurious vacation rental in which we have stayed: furnishings and fittings worthy of a five-star hotel in Paris or Rome, a beautiful setting, and an infinity pool which we looked at with longing (it was not in use at Easter, but must be wonderful in a Tuscan summer).
The property, suitable for a couple or (in our case) a couple with a child, is at the end of the main house, but is entirely separate with independent access. When we stayed, the charming and multilingual owners were in residence, and were an invaluable source of local information: if it's worth eating/drinking, M. and Mme Pierre know where to find it.More