Take a step back in time for a stay at this renovated 18th century stone farmhouse located on the doorstep of Brunello wine-producing land. Modern amenities mingle with centuries-old furniture, marble surfaces, an ancient stone fireplace, wood-beamed ceilings, lush paintings, and romantic alcoves. With its tranquil location, its peaceful views of the surrounding vineyards, and the famous town of Montalcino only 10 kilometers being away, it is no wonder why guests chose Vigne as their Tuscan country retreat. Since the villa rises up from the rolling green hills among 128 hectares of vineyards, guests can enjoy a private visit of the estate cellar with wine tasting on request.
Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 1 h 45 min
Nearest serviced town: 17 min
Nearest major city: Siena 54 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps
The impressive views of Val d'Orcia, which inspired so many Renaissance painters, is dotted with little villages, castles, abbeys and hamlets, each telling a fascinating ancient story. Time here can still pass slowly and you can enjoy every second of it.
Visit the famous town of Montalcino, best-known for the distinguished Brunello red wine, and the artistic jewel town of Pienza, which was used as a backdrop to Franco Zeffirelli’s masterpiece: “Romeo and Juliet”. The walled hilltop medieval town of Montepulciano, the picturesque Cetona, the charming thermal villages of San Casciano dei Bagni and Bagno Vignoni are also well worth a visit.
To explore Florence on a day trip, the best way is to leave your car at the Chiusi-Chianciano train station and hop on one of the many trains to Florence - Santa Maria Novella Station (they run every hour and in less than two hours you are in Florence’s historical center). For the updated schedule please visit Trenitalia Official Website
WHERE TO EAT
La Grotta - A classic restaurant with refined dishes and a great selection of Vino Nobile wines. Specialties include homemade pici (fresh pasta), with duck ragù and white truffle.
Loc. San Biagio, Montepulciano - +39 0578 757 607
Ristorante Daniela - Tuscan cuisine at its best make this one of the favorite spots for locals. Say hi to Daniela and tell her Bravo sent you!
Piazza Matteotti 7, San Casciano dei Bagni - +39 0578 580 41
La Frateria - Fine dining in one of the most elegant and romantic restaurants in the area with prix fix and a-la-carte menus. Beautifully set in a historical convent.
Convento di San Francesco 2, Cetona - +39 0578 238 261
Boccon divino - Great local food and stunning view from the terrace. If you come with a large group, you may want to try the very reasonable priced tasting menu for the table.
Via Traversa dei Monti 201, Montalcino - +39 0577 848 233
Latte di Luna - Rustic trattoria serving excellent local cuisine, homemade pasta and meats. Popular with the locals for the roasted pig. In summer, outdoor seating in the piazza is available.
Via San Carlo 2-4, Pienza -+39 0578 748 606
WHERE TO SHOP
Food specialties - La Cornucopia, our favorite among the many retailers of artisanal food products in the area, with a wide selection of wines, pasta, olive oil, locally made Pecorino cheeses, honey and sweets.
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 2, Pienza - +39 0578 748 150
Le Potassine - wide selection of local wines with particular focus on Brunello, and typical farm products. Added value: they can ship abroad with home delivery.
Piazza Garibaldi 6, Montalcino - +39 0577 152 3970
Silvana Cugusi’s cheeses are a specialty well worth bringing home.
Strada Statale 146, Montepulciano - +39 0578 757 558.
Leather goods - Officine 904, a family-run company producing some of the most versatile bags in Italy.
Via Dogali 16 Pienza - +39 0578 190 0817
Hortus Mirabilis - Herbalist's shop selling natural remedies for general well-being and for almost any medical condition.
Piazza delle sorgenti 35/A, Bagno Vignoni - +39 0577 888 944