he Selvolini sisters welcome you to their home, Castello di Tornano just along the road from Gaiole in Chianti and Lecchi in Chianti.
It is the originality of the building that first strikes you. This 1,000-year-old construction is imaginatively restored to create a warming Tuscany welcome deep in forested tranquillity.
There are just a few rooms here creating a genuine exclusive atmosphere. The estate produces its own Chianti wines, olive oil which may be tasted in the former castle dungeons.
Should conditions allow, do try the castle moat pool - you will never find anything similar!
The castle also offers riding stables, tennis court, bowls and lake for sport fishing. But after your cycle day, you probably just want to enjoy the pool, gardens and maybe a glass of something.