REVIEW

Villa Rosa di Boscorotondo

This elegant and secluded dusty-pink villa is on a twisting main road through the Chianti region.

By Reid Bramblett, Thursday, Jul 30, 2009, 3:57 PM

Villa Rosa di Boscorotondo

About this Hotel

Price From $115

The elegant and secluded dusty-pink villa on the twisting main road through the Chianti region was built by a French expat in the early 1900s, and many of the original elements remain: octagonal red and black stone floor tiles, little sitting rooms, and terra-cotta stoves that once warmed the rooms.

The current owners have added their own touches, including canopied beds under high ceilings, funky lamps and sconces made by a local design company, and a swimming pool on the hillside under a neighbor's grapevines.

Rooms 2 and 4 have French doors that open onto massive terraces with views of the forested hills across the road. No. 7, on the top floor, has vaulted beams on the ceiling, soft blue washed walls, and small windows.

In spring and fall, breakfast moves from the patio to the sunken cellars that once held barrels of vin santo, Tuscany's "holy wine," so sweet it's served for dessert.

Details Rate includes breakfast. Open Easter-mid-November.