- OUR WINE CELLAR IN THE ANCIENT CENTER OF SIENA -

- a unique underground tour to discover the many wines of Chianti -


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It is neither possible to taste them, but Helen and Orlando will open up their wine cellar exclusively to their guests with great pleasure and enthusiasm.
Among the many beauties of Siena, there are others a great deal more fascinating as they are unknown: the cellars which are found under the most prestigious palaces of the city.
It has only been during the last few years that renovation of these places has begun, nevertheless, they remain in the hands of private owners and so are inaccessible to visitors and tourists alike. One of these suggestive cellars is that of Helen and Orlando which is located in Banchi di Sotto, or rather the road that runs parallel to Piazza del Campo.
Upon entering, one is struck by the overwhelming presence of a brick well decorated around the top edge in white marble, orginally used for collecting rainwater.
The rainwater well rests up against a stone wall, officially dating back to the year 1000 A.D., according to the Superintendant of Monuments, and was once part of the base of a tower which no longer exists.

Walking down a few steps, there is a collection of about 900 bottles of wine, that includes 510 bottles of Chianti Classico Gallo Nero, many of which are no longer even produced.
It is neither possible to taste them, but Helen and Orlando will open up their wine cellar exclusively to their guests with great pleasure and enthusiasm.

If you decide to visit Siena, one of UNESCO's 730 World Heritage Sites, we will be pleased to suggest a quiet, comfortable and relaxing accommodation with warm hospitality that is great value for the money.

See you soon... ciao

Helen & Orlando

Helen & Orlando

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WINE LIST OF CHIANTI IN OUR CELLAR
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