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
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.
My partner and I stayed at the Agri-Tourism earlier this month for 3 nights. We were delighted by the accommodation style, traditional yet modern with all the mod cons you could ask for. The location is wonderful, all the vineyard views you expect within a very easy drive to Siena and surrounding tourist towns.
The highlight for us was easily the restaurant and it’s unique cooking class. The staff, particularly Mario, Rudy and the chef Rolando were so kind and thoughtful preparing traditional Tuscan meals to the highest quality. The on site vineyard provided the beverages (all delicious again!) and the 0km policy really added to the authentic feeling of enjoying a traditional Tuscan evening.
Overall it was the highlight of our 3 week Itallian road trip and we plan to return!!
The location of Fattoria di Corsignano is ideal as a farm nestled in the Tuscan hills. Upon check-in around 5 pm, there was no one to greet us. They left envelopes on the door with a message and our keys. The rustic farmhouse was converted to guest accommodations which are average in terms of furnishings and comfort. The bathroom is modern with only one drawback as there is no place to place your soap, shampoo or other shower essentials when in the shower. Dinner was excellent in the restaurant although the kitchen and staff were pre-occuped by a large party outside. Food was fresh, well prepared and presented as well as tasty. The proprietor's wine was excellent. The pricing was reasonable for the quality (except the wine prices were high only slightly less so if you drink the same bottle in the room). Breakfast is usually served 8:30 am to 10 am. I asked for breakfast earlier as we had a full day planned (and the lodging is over 1/2 hour away from any city). The owner was not pleased but did offer us a compromise at 7:30 am thankfully but only for the first day. I asked the office receptionist for the same for our second day. He called some folk, promised to get back to me but did not. We had to wait until 8:30 am for our breakfast the second day setting our touring back an hour. Pricing is reasonable for the lodging. Would I stay here again? No. Would I recommend it to others? Yes but with the caveats about distance away from touring, average accommodations and service issues.