Shopping and Dining: The closest dining is less than 5 minutes by car in the village of Lucarelli with 2 restaurants. Within a 10 minute drive is Castellina in Chianti with restaurants, cafes, pizzerie, a small yet varied selection of shops carrying products from local farms and artisans. A "COOP" supermarket, open Saturdays until 7:30 pm is in Castellina.
Internet Point: "AdriaService Web" is located 10 minutes away by car in Castellina in Chianti at Piazza Umberto.
Public Transportation: Poggibonsi's train station, a 25 minute drive from the estate, runs on a secondary line with frequent service to and from Florence in about an hour. Service to Florence starts at 6 am, and the last train returns from Florence at 11 pm. After 8 pm, the service returning from Florence requires a change in Empoli.
Festivals & Events: Settembre Gaiolese is a month long fair in Gaiole in Chianti featuring Chianti wines, local cheeses and prized cinta senese pork.
Open Air Markets: Morning markets are held in Castellina in Chianti and Greve in Chianti on Saturday morning; Panzano on Sunday; Poggibonsi and Strada in Chianti on Tuesday; Siena on Wednesday; Monteriggioni and San Gimignano on Thursday.