Europe's Most Idyllic Places To Live

No. 1 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

Gaiole in Chianti is located in the west of Italy. In 2007, it had a population of 2,591 people, evidence that this area, once a center of regional commerce, is now a sleepy and picturesque municipality. It holds an annual wine festival in September and has an average temperature of 68º F (20º C). A 17th century farmhouse high in the Chianti hills is likely to cost around 600,000 euros ($748,000).

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