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
Absolutely perfect for me. my boyfriend and another couple! Close to loads of vineyards, great restaurants and it was so peaceful. The villas are really spacious as well. Think we'll definitely go back.
The isolation of the location just outside of Trequanda makes for a quiet taste of where the locals thrive.
Vinyards within 15 minutes, restaurants 3-5klms away, if planned well you will never forget this place.
We drove to the town on Montepulciano to do a grocery at the local Conad, picked up some wine and a few necessities. Hint: Bring paper towels to wipe up in the kitchen, and extra toilet paper, washing soap and you should be fine. The kitchen is equipp[ed with the basics, and there is a washer dryer, microwave, and a very neat apartment. The beds are comfortable, we stayed in a two bedroom flat called "Rosemarino' and the balcony view overlooking the valley was breathtaking. We didn't get to enjoy the pool because of the weather, but the grounds are perfect to go for a short walk and stretch.. Take in the olive tasting at Renella, just a few hundred metres from the driveway.
The driveway is a half kilometre off the road to a gated residence.
This is worth the effort if you are looking fro a few quite days in the Tuscan country.
We have had two holiday here now - Summer 2015 and Summer 2016. All the villas we have stayed in have been excellent, the grounds and pool are immaculately kept and the location makes a fabulous base for exploring southern Tuscany (and the coast if you don't mind a bit of a drive).
I hope to convince the family to have another trip soon!
We spent 2 days at Cignella in November as an opportunity to explore Tuscany as a potential spot for our summer vacation. The apartment was well laid out, tastefully decorated and we were well looked after. It is set in peaceful location with wonderful views although due to weather conditions we were not able to truly appreciate it. We found some lovely places to visit and loads of great restaurants - it was difficult to narrow them down and make a choice - we definitely needed more than 2 days!
Visited Cignella with friends in September.
The setting and villas were gorgeous and had a real Tuscan feel to them.
Luca was lovely and helped us organise activities to do whilst we were there.
The chef also prepared us 2 DELICIOUS meals.
I can’t recommend Cignella enough!! Will definitely be visiting again