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
A beautiful stone villa perched on a hilltop, boasting incredible views across the rolling hills of Tuscany
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.