Il Colombaio is located in the surroudings of Cavriglia, a small town at the gates of the Chianti, in the historic heart of Tuscany, equally distant from the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo which are approximately 40 km away. The property lies on the side of the hill that descends from Montaio to Cavriglia; Montaio is an ancient hamlet, where you can enjoy the panorama of the entire valley. Although Il Colombaio is located in the open country, it is only 1,5 km far from Cavriglia, 20 minutes walking. In Cavriglia you find coffee bars, restaurants, food shops, bank, chemist and gas station.
Both the towns of Montevarchi and San Giovanni Valdarno are only 8 km away: here are railway stations and every kind of shops, stores and services, including the open-air market every Thursday morning in Montevarchi and every Saturday morning in San Giovanni Valdarno.
The easy access to the motorway A1/E 35 Milan-Florence-Rome (the Valdarno exit is only at 13 km) allows you to reach numerous interesting spots within a short time, both in Tuscany and Umbria, while few kilometers south of Cavriglia you enter the suggestive territory of the Crete Senesi.
The point of reference for all cycling enthusiasts is Tuscany Bicycle in Gaiole in Chianti, 12 km away, where you can rent all types of bicycles (book in advance!), including e-bikes and vintage bikes for the Eroica. The best months for cycling are from March to June and September-October: July and August are hot months and outdoor sports are limited to early mornings.