Villa Mellino

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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Our view

A Cypress-studded entrance welcome you to this charming Tuscan farmhouse; a traditional and homely country getaway with a private pool and outstanding views.

In brief

  • Panoramic views
  • Large private pool
  • All bedrooms en suite

About the villa

This traditional stone house sits nestled in the hills of Chianti, just 10km from the village and trattorias of Gaiole in Chianti. Perfectly placed for easy reach to the nearby medieval villages, the historic city of Siena is only a 36km drive from the villa, too. Everything about this farmhouse screams you’re in Tuscany – there’s the cypress-studded driveway, gorgeous stone exterior, traditional wooden shutters and a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. A well-maintained garden adds to the exterior charms, with a sun-kissed private pool and indulgent Jacuzzi. Inside, the villa has a traditional country feel; wooden beamed ceilings and huge brick arch doorways lead through to the living spaces, where statement fireplaces, intricate wall murals and patterned rugs add to the comforting interior character. A gorgeous sitting room encourages evening relaxation with huge sofas and armchairs, and there are two kitchens with direct access to the covered outdoor terrace, perfectly furnished for the expectant warm summer evenings. There are four bedrooms shared between the two floors of the villa. On the ground floor, a stylish four-poster double bedroom is accessible only from the garden – both private and elegantly decorated, there’s an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower for maximum indulgence. Head upstairs and you’ll find an additional sitting room, complete with a large feature fireplace, plus an en suite double and twin bedroom, and a larger double suite, complete with four poster bed, a private sitting area and generous-sized bathroom.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Kitchen
  • Dining area with kitchen facilities
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Bathroom
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite (Jacuzzi bath) and separate shower accessed externally

First Floor

  • Sitting room
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite (Jacuzzi bath)
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite (Jacuzzi bath) and sitting area


Children's Facilities

  • Cot
  • Highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Covered dining area


  • WiFi

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Kitchen Essentials

  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave

Private Pool

  • 12m x 6m
  • Ladder Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool house

Villa Essentials

  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Mosquito nets
  • Enclosed property
  • Mosquito nets
  • Enclosed property

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 3 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Towel change 1 day(s) per week

available on request for an additional cost

  • Cook service
  • Laundry service
  • Fresh cut flowers on arrival
  • Wine delivery

Important Information

Please note, there is 2.5km of unsurfaced road leading to the property, so is not ideal for cars with low suspension. 


An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 17:00 . Departure by 10:00


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



  • Gaiole in Chianti 10km

further places of interest

  • Castello di Brolio 14km
  • Siena 36km
  • Florence 72km


  • Florence 80km
  • Pisa 124km

Train station

  • Siena 32km
About the area

Chianti and South of Siena

Average weather

The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.

But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.

Find out more about Chianti and South of Siena

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.