What We Love
- A country villa in the heavenly hills of Tuscany, with breakfast and a welcome drinkThe great location – at the crossroads of some of Tuscany’s most famous sights
- Getting a different perspective with a breathtaking hot-air-balloon ride
- Taking advantage of the round-the-clock concierge service for insider tips on the area
What To Know
- You will need to rent a car or hire a driver, but there are many nearby vineyards to be toured
- The hotel is perfectly located for quick trips to Siena, Florence and Rome
- Villas are spacious and kept extremely clean
With its red-tiled villas, original stonework and dreamy views of the Val di Chiana, the country estate of Cignella is a typically tranquil Tuscan retreat. Perched atop a hill and nestled among well-kept gardens, this hotel provides the ideal spot to get your bearings and plan your exploration of the area’s many attractions. You can sashay through Siena, with its medieval Piazza del Campo and 289-ft. Torre del Mangia, wander around the ancient village of San Quirico d’Orcia or meander through Montepulciano and Montealcino (famed for their vineyards). Also recommended are the splendid Renaissance city of Pienza, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Val d’Orcia and San Gimignano – known as the City of a Hundred Towers.
Cignella offers a relaxed home-away-from-home atmosphere, with an especially helpful concierge service that goes out of the way to offer up tips and advice on the local area. When you’re not touring around, you’ll be able to kick back in your lovely, peaceful room in one of the villas, where you’ll find comfortable furnishings, as well as a useful information pack telling you all you need to know about the region. When you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, you’ll be able to rejuvenate with a wellness program, take home some local flavors by enrolling in a cooking class or discover the area’s true treasures with a wine-and-cheese tour.
The cozy, welcoming Superior rooms are clean and fresh, boasting sweeping views of the Val di Chiana. Cool tile or wood flooring complements the soothing color palette and exposed woodwork to provide you with a peaceful place to kick back during your stay.
A simple, yet delicious, breakfast is served every morning at the villa. For other meals, you’ll find a list of recommended local restaurants in your welcome pack (complete with reviews and prices), so you won’t have any trouble exploring the rich culinary traditions of the region.
Cignella sits in a rural location on a hilltop near the village of Trequanda, so renting a car is highly recommended. The nearby town of Sinalunga has four supermarkets, while Valdichiana Outlet Village (five minutes from town) offers some impressive shopping. Numerous local markets are held each day in the neighboring towns, and an airfield (15 minutes away) provides magical balloon trips over the countryside. Beautiful Lake Trasimino can be reached in 30 minutes, while Siena and Arezzo are 22 and 23 miles away, respectively.
How to Get There
We've been to Cignella three times, and we will be back again. We like the stylish spacious furniture, the geo climate heating/cooling system. But its also a nice spot for families like us. And you are close to Montalcino and Montepuliciano an d all the other nice spots of tuscany.
I stayed in one of the villas with my partner in May 2019 and it took my breath away. The Cignella estate is nestled right in between Siena and Montelpuciano which makes it a great location from where you can drive to local attractions. The groundsman Luca is very friendly and had excellent knowledge of the local restaurants and attractions. The villas were very well kept and would cater perfectly for couples and families. I would strongly recommend staying here for anyone who wants a nice retreat or even an Italian adventure in the Tuscan valleys!
Had a great time in Cignella with friends. The scenery was beautiful and the villas have a great view on top of the hills. The staff were extremely friendly and even cooked for us a delicious meal one night and provided all the wine. They were also great help in booking us excursions and vineyard tours and even offered to drive us there! walkinf around the estate alone was lovely and there is a lot to explore. Would highly recommend Cignella to friends and family and go back again!