Fattoria di Corsignano
What We Love
- A relaxing stay on a winery in Italy's Chianti region, with breakfast and lovely extrasIndulging in some rural bliss just outside the beautiful city of Siena
- Sipping on a classic, organic and home-produced Chianti Classico
- Watching authentic Tuscan family recipes being prepared in front of you
What To Know
- The winery is located in the peaceful Italian countryside, but with Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and Volterra only a one to two hour drive away, it's ideally situated for those looking to fit outside excursions into their trip
- Free WiFi
- A nearby village has alternate dining options, but the on-site restaurant serves up the best meals made with fresh, local ingredients
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Eat, drink and be merry in unadulterated rustic comfort. Set among rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive groves just outside Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, Fattoria de Corsigano is an eco-friendly, organic winery where you can totally immerse yourself in the traditional Tuscan way of life. Its dusky pink, red-tiled farmhouse, rustic converted outbuildings, tree-shaded swimming pool and rambling gardens strewn with roses, scented herbs and cypresses all make for a truly blissful setting.
Your hosts, Elena and Mario, embrace the eco-friendly way of life with passion and dedication. At this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, water comes straight from one of three wells, energy is generated by solar panels, and the restaurant follows a zero-miles food-chain philosophy. What could be more tempting that feasting on local produce and homegrown wines prepared with age-old secrets and family recipes? Wine tasting and cooking classes mean you can pick up a few tips to take home with you, too.
Country suites, set apart in the gardens, are typically Tuscan in style, with terracotta floors, wood-beamed ceilings and pale pink or ochre-washed stone walls. They have a private entrance, plus double doors leading to a private terrace with comfy garden furniture.
The rustic farmhouse restaurant prepares authentic Tuscan dishes with pride: bruschetta, salami, fresh pasta with classic sauces and meats braised on the open fire. All this deliciousness is accompanied by perfectly matched, homegrown wines. “He who eats well goes far” is a much-loved family motto here, and it’s easy to see why.
Fattoria di Corsigano is reached via a dirt road less than half a mile from the hamlet of Corsigano, with basic shopping available in Vagliagli. Siena is around 15 minutes away, and Florence about an hour. Day trips can be made to Pisa, Perugia and Lucca, and also to the traditional villages of San Gimignano, Pienza and Montepulciano. The whole region is dotted with castles, abbeys and monasteries, many of which are open to visitors. You can also hop on one of the estate’s bicycles and roam the many country trails.
How to Get There
We recently stayed here for three nights. We ate here on two of those nights. First I was glad we had a good Satnav as I missed the first entrance coming from the Siena direction but it told me there was another slightly further up the road. This is an easier entrance and egress to the first one in the village.
Check in was easy, quick and helpful. We were shown our room and how things worked. The room was of a good size and clean. The bed was comfortable and we had restful sleeps!. Bathroom was good but the shower took quite a while to warm up in the morning (we were the only guests on our first night) but fine when going properly. Toiletries are provided which is good to know. Our bedroom view was of Siena about 5 miles away.
We had breakfast every morning and it was good and fresh continental type with plenty choice. I didn't get the name of the young lady on duty but she was great, attentive without being on your shoulder.
The evening meals we had were very good. IT is a changing menu based on what is available locally. Mario on duty was superb with translations and explanations. As a wine producer the selection is limited to their own products but these are superb (we liked the mid range Classico) and again Mario led us through the options. Service was good (again we were the only party on the first night - three on the second). Note - Restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.
We did a wine tasting which was good (Mario again). Lots of information about this small organic (biological) producer and how they fit in with the local production. Oh - and it was good (jury still out on Grappa!!).
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it is a great position to explore this part of Italy as Siena is just down the road (Parking San Francesco recommended) and the hill villages only about 30/45 minutes away.
The rooms are great, but the beds were very uncomfortable to sleep in. But in all fairness that didn't matter. The view of the wineyard was breath-taking and the staffs service was excellent. The food was superb. I would strongly recommened this hotell to everyone who needs to charge their batteries.
The farm stay is about 9 km north of Siena and set among the typical hill country. The farm produces grapes/wine and some olives. The accommodation is rustic, comfortable and located adjacent to the vines. It also has a little kitchenette so you can self cater.
After the hilltop fortress towns and the many paved areas, it was nice to walk on dirt/gravel/grass and really chill out. As we had no car we took a taxi from Siena for 25€ and spent our time relaxing by the pool or walking around the local area.
There is a restaurant on the farm and a cellar door where you can taste and buy the local produce. The staff were competent and very obliging.
There is another small restaurant a short walk away and in the village of Vagliagli,about 4 km away, there are a couple of restaurants also.
We stayed 5 nights and had dinner at the restaurant twice - can’t beat the location & atmosphere.
All our food was very good, to say the least.
The room was spacious and clean and the bed very comfortable.
Do not miss the wine tasting cum history lesson - grazie Mario!
Would certainly recommend.
We had a great time during the cooking class, learned some inside tips from the chef and later enjoyed good wine during the tour of the small vineyard. We were not staying there, only booked the classes and tour, but after seeing the location it is definitely on our list for next time. Food was amazing, each course paired with different wines produced on the location, and excellent service by Rudy and Mario overall.