In the territory of Gaiole, the heart of Chianti Classico, cradle of good wine and good food, at some minutes from the most famous castles and villages of the area, immersed in a beautiful natural surrounding, is located a prestigious and particular hotel, obtained from an ancient XV century water-mill. Medieval mills were property of secular and Christian seignories, and during the centuries they became part of the farms. L’Ultimo Mulino was a property of Villa Vistarenni.
When there was the exodus from the country to the cities, mills were the first structures to be left, but tourism, which moves from the big art cities to Chianti countryside surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, has stimulated the restoration of villages and farmhouses which had been abandoned and which have reborn from the last centuries. For mills, it hasn’t been easy to find another activity which could allow to these charming structures to keep the original concept; l’Ultimo Mulino, after a valuable restoration is one of these structures, with the scrupulous repair it has maintained all that survived till the moment of abandon.