For those who want to visit Tuscany to experience the real history of Italy, what could be better than spending time where pasta is created? The Antico Pastificio is precisely this, as an old pasta-making factory which has now been converted into a series of beautiful apartments. It is located in the centre of the bustling town of Greve, in Chianti, and an apartment can be used as a base to discover both a fascinating hilltop town and the beautiful surrounding area.
A typical apartment in the building has a double bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen with hobs and a fridge, and an open plan living and dining area. The factory has been well converted, as the apartments make use of the old plan, to create space in the rooms with their high ceilings. Apartments also come with satellite television to give the option of having a quiet evening in.
The owners are friendly and go out of their way to ensure that guests have the most comfortable stay possible, with quiet rooms and games rooms in the building in addition to the swimming pool which is located in the beautifully kept garden. Guests are invited to relax on the hammocks and make use of the outside dining area, barbecue and pizza oven. Every week, there is a pizza night, where guests can enjoy one of the most typical Italian delicacies, and, for food lovers, there is a guide on where the best cookery classes can be found in the local area.
Antico Pastificio’s location allows easy access to the town and its bars and restaurants. The Chianti region is, of course, famous for its magnificent wine, and there are several different tour options available to those who are partial to a glass or two. Greve itself offers fantastic views of the valley below and the Tuscan countryside.