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 booked this stay directly on their website as it was cheaper than on booking.com. Good email communication from booking right up to our arrival. Asking for any special requests and advance booking of any activities they offer (wine tasting and cooking courses)
We stayed in a Duplex family room which was very nice, had lots of character and was very comfortable. In the living area there was also a kitchenette with a microwave, a cooking hob and large fridge. All fully equipped. The kitchen and fridge is stocked with drinks and wine - all of which is chargeable - even the water!
The room bedroom windows had mosquito nets. The downside was there was no air conditioning, leaving any other window or door open was torture from the hungry mosquitos take citronella candles with you and any other protection and Bite relief as nothing is provided to save yourself! August was extremely hot!! There were ceiling fans in both bedrooms but these were noisy and didn’t provide much fanning for any relief from the heat!
Reception staff was very good and spoke good English. We met the owners of the Vineyard who were very nice people.
The restaurant is down next to the Pool and has lots of character, you can either sit inside or outside under the pergola’s. This is were you have breakfast too. Breakfast is very simple with a typical selection of continental food. We had one evening meal in the restaurant. The menu had a varied but small selection to choose from with a few options available as chef specials. We had wild boar of the specials which was very tasty!! Just be careful as you will be charged for absolutely everything, including a bread basket which we ate from but didn’t request.
During our stay we did some wine tasting and had a tour of the distillery. This was given by the owner and was very informative. The wines are all red Chianti’s.
The Pool was cool and refreshing as the temperature was 35 degrees during our stay. It would have benefitted from a clean as the trees are close and leaves dropped into the water.
Then the final day came and we were asked as a favour to change rooms for a wedding double booking they had made we obliged to be helpful without any compensation and no help to move a family of 4 up a big hill and a lot of steps other than a free bottle of wine! Perhaps a better diary is needed
All in all a nice place very nice staff and owners, the place itself in desperate need of air con or a lot more fans and mosquito repellent!
The beautiful landscape of this lovely hotel makes this place very unique.
We stayed for 6 days and felt like being home. The helpful and super friendly staff made our experience unforgettable.
The family atmosphere in the hotel and restaurant helps to make this place very special.
Thanks to Elena & Mario and all staff members. We will definitely come back again.
Our special advice: Join the winery tour to taste their great Chianti wine.
May & Thomas
Frattoria di Corsigniano is not just a place... it is much more then that! It was one of the most authentic experiences in Tuscany we had! This place is beautifully situated between olive groves, vineyards and cyprus trees... with a view of Siena!
Great food, nice pool area, comfortable apartment, friendly staff.