Luxury hotel holiday Palazzo Leopoldo Tuscany

Palazzo Leopoldo is a 4-star hotel occupying an historic villa in the centre of Radda in Chianti. Regional Tuscan style is found in the 46 bedrooms and suites, furnished with cotto floors, wooden beams and elegant furniture. This boutique hotel has its own restaurant, serving regional dishes. A terrace where you can enjoy a drink has views over the Tuscan hills and vineyards in the distance.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Leopoldo, Radda in Chianti

Palazzo Leopoldo is a 4-star hotel in an excellent location in the centre of Radda. Original architectural features such as frescoes and cotto tiles offer a slice of Tuscan history in an excellent spot to explore wine country.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located in the historic centre of Radda

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Pisa Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 1-hour and 45-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Le Perla del Palazzo Restaurant, Wine Bar, Outdoor Swimming Pool (at neighbouring hotel), Cooking Classes, Concierge, Terrace, Spa and Wellness Centre with Hydro Massage Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Treatment Rooms, Private Spa and Fitness Room.

Out and about nearby

The Chianti region is best-known for its wine, which can be tasted in a number of cellars and wineries in almost every village and town in the area. Perhaps stop off at Gaiole for a tasting session in the Castello di Brolio. You might also visit San Gimignano to see its many spires, Volterra to see its Etruscan architecture and Roman remains, or Monteriggioni to see its original Mediaeval walls. Further north, the city of Florence has a reputation for artistic grandeur that precedes it, and its former rival Siena offers a more subtle insight into Tuscan art and architecture. Perhaps also spend a day down by the Tuscan coast, which often gets overlooked in favour of the hilltop wine towns.

Sports nearby

Cycling, Walking, Tennis, and Golf. Excursions, Horse Riding, Bike Rental and Wine Tasting can be arranged.

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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£890

Holiday Code EXH1062

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Leopoldo, Radda in Chianti

Room descriptions

Palazzo Leopoldo rooms have air-conditioning, television, WiFi, telephone, safe, minibar, laundry service, and hairdryer.

Classic Room
Superior Room
Deluxe Room
Junior Suite
Suite with spacious living area and kitchenette

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£890

Holiday Code EXH1062

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Leopoldo, Radda in Chianti

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Palazzo Leopoldo in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 3 nights minimum stay during Easter, on New year's Eve and the Eroica Festival (5 to 7 October).

Children: Infants under 3 years of age stay free in a cot or their parents' bed.

Special offers

Early booking offer 2021 Book 30 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 10% reduction off our bed and breakfast rates.

5 nights for the price of 4 2021 Stay 5 nights and pay the price of 4 on our bed and breakfast rates. Not combinable with other offers. High and medium season only.

4 nights for the price of 3 2021 Stay 4 nights and pay the price of 3 on our bed and breakfast rates. Not combinable with other offers. Low season only.

Longer stay offer 2021 Stay 3 nights or more and receive a 10% reduction off our bed and breakfast rates. Valid for all seasons. Not combinable with other offers.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£890

Holiday Code EXH1062

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Leopoldo, Radda in Chianti

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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