Il Colombaio

B&b in Castellina in Chianti

A tasteful conversion has turned this 14th-century farmhouse on the edge of Castellina into a welcoming albergo (hotel) with 15 rooms and a rich heritage feel: tapestry-covered chairs frame lace curtains and oil paintings; wood-beamed ceilings and iron bedheads add plenty of character. Breakfast is served in the vaulted wine cellar or in the garden, where there is also a pool.