Why it’s worth traveling for…

The love story of Fontanelle Estate’s brand began over two decades ago (1999), when Giuseppina Bolfo laid eyes on a 700-year-old stone farmhouse in the romantic hills of Castelnuovo Berardenga near Siena. For the decade following, she painstakingly renovated the massive stone structure — building with wood from the region, adding terracotta pavements aligned with Chianti’s classic style. Today, the Estate — located on nearly 750 acres —  is tended by Giuseppina’s grand nephew Nicola and wife Phoebe, and includes two 5-star hotels — the 36-room meticulously restored Hotel Le Fontanelle and the lavish 15-room The Club House, and the Vallepicciola biodiverse vineyard.



The Club House 

SP 9 di Pievasciata n.32, 53019 

Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI), Italy

Hotel Le Fontanelle, SP. 408 Km 14.7

Località Pianella  53019

Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI), Italy  


+39 0577357501 +39 057735751

Getting there:

The hotels are a 20-minute drive from Siena, a 90-minute  drive from Florence International Airport, and a nearly 2- hour drive from Pisa International Airport. 

Curated Experience

Tour the wine cellar at Vallepicciola and sample the estate’s signature wines; explore the countryside — passing by towering cypress trees, small villages, and colorful sculptures —  by e-bike or vespa. Horseback ride through the ancient forests, soar high above the vineyard in a hot air balloon, or opt for the quintessential Italian experience  — rent a Ferrari and explore neighboring Siena (20 minutes) or Firenze (90 minutes). 



Elegant, Historic


Sophisticated, Romantic




36 at Hotel Le Fontanelle and 15 at The Club House


La Colonna at Hotel Le Fontanelle: Traditional Tuscan cuisine featuring contemporary dishes and a 360-degree of the Chianti hills

Il Tuscanico: Housed inside The Club House, this typical osteria offers classic Italian comfort food

Il Visibilio at The Club House: Fine-dining restaurant under the guidance of 2-Michelin Chef Giuseppe Iannotti; known for its 24-dish, 17-course tasting menu


Vallepicciola: Tour the wine cellar, then sample the wines, paired with local cheeses and cold-pressed olive oil at the vineyard’s modern-chic tasting room overlooking the grape vines.


The Wellness Sanctuary: Modern mind-body-spirit sanctuary, exclusive to the The Club House guests, with tepidarium, Turkish bath and sensorial shower, sauna, hot tub, spa treatment rooms, and one heated indoor pool. A separate yoga studio is available for meditation, private yoga practice, and sound baths

The Health Club: Small wellness center for Hotel Le Fontanelle guests with indoor pool, tepidarium, and one treatment room 

Outdoor swimming pools: One, at Hotel Le Fontanelle overlooks the Chianti hills; a second, The Club House, also offers a romantic view of the hills, and is offset by a colorful and fragrant, rose-covered trellis

Fully equipped gym

Tennis: Two magnificent courts set deep in the olive tree grove by The Club House

Golf: Picturesque driving range with stunning view of the vineyards and hills


  • Meticulously restored 13th-century Hotel Le Fontanelle and 18th-century The Club House
  • Vallepicciola, onsite vineyard producing annually over 500,000 bottles of wine
  • Il Visibilio, gastronomic restaurant under the advisement of 2-Michelin Chef Giuseppe Iannotti and Executive Chef Daniele Canella
  • The Wellness Sanctuary, a modern, holistic wellness retreat
  • Magical location overlooking the romantic hills of Castelnuovo Berardenga