The lovely Gisella and Fortunato Cioli opened "Borgo Rapale", a Tuscan farmhouse complex, in 2004. It is situated on a hilltop and borders a small medieval castle. Situated between Siena and Arezzo, it boasts stunning views of the Chianti hills and the Ambra Valley. At an altitude of 500 m, cool breezes keep the resort comfortable under the Tuscan sun. The farmhouse is strategically located near the most important art cities of Tuscany and Umbria. From the farmhouse, it is approximately a 20 minute drive to Siena and about an hour to Florence, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Perugia and Assisi. A stay at Borgo Rapale is therefore suitable for touring with the car and for motorbike tourism.
Borgo Rapale's architecture typifies the Tuscan agriturismi. The farmhouse is immediately adjacent to a Villa, which has been inhabited since 1520 by Cioli family. Since the opening Gisella and Fortunato have done their best to warmly welcome and entertain their guests as friends. On summer nights they also organise pizza dinners from the wood fire oven.
Guests have access to a large swimming pool (7 x 14 meters) that overlooks olive groves, vineyards and forested hills of the valley. Additional facilities include covered parking, barbeque sets, games for adults and kids, mountain bikes, satellite TV, internet wireless access inside the apartments, internet point and low cost telephone calls by Skype.
The Cioli family is very friendly and they are always available to provide information about the history of the tuscan villa and of the nearby castle, as well as about restaurants, shopping, wineries and major tourist attractions.