Vignamaggio is one of the oldest farming estates in Tuscany, in the hills of Chianti at the source of the Greve River and offers boutique hotel rooms as well as apartments and self-catering farmhouses. Guests can choose from varying sizes of apartments which are dotted around the farmhouse and the main villa which is the heart of the estate. Built in 1300 by the Gherardini family, Vignamaggio was the birthplace of Leonard da Vinci's famous Gioconda, Monna Lisa Gherardini.
All guests receive a guided tour of the estate's gardens and wine cellars. The active can play a game of tennis, table tennis or billiards or explore one of the 3 private hiking or cycling trails. Keep up with your fitness in the fully-equipped gym before dipping in to one of the 2 swimming pools. Less than an hour from both Florence and Siena and just 10 minutes from the centre of Greve in Chianti, Vignamaggio is in an idyllic spot for those wanting to explore the heart of Tuscany and it's cultural gems.
Breakfast is served in the dining all of the villa or on the terrace of the Casolese farmhourse. The Italian feast includes local cheeses & meats, fresh fruit, homemade cakes, croissants and cereals. The Monna Lisa restaurant has seasonal menus focused on what is ready to pick from the organic vegetable garden and what meats are available from the local suppliers. Tuscan dishes are served with a contemporary twist and chef Cristina is happy to cater for any special dietary requirements.
The rooms in the villa at Vignamaggio are decorated in a traditional way with fine fabrics and Tuscan antiques. Families can choose from a selection of apartments dotted around the villa in farmhouses. Exposed wooden beams, original terracotta floors and thick stone walls are typical features of Tuscan farmhouses, the thick walls ensuring the heat stays out in the summer and remains inside in the winter months. Some of the apartments have their own outside space or garden and you can choose between 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. For something a little large the Vignamaggio estate has Case all'Orto an old farmhouse that has been sympathetically converted into 2 fully-equipped houses: Antico Fienile which sleeps 10 people and Erbavoglio that sleeps 8. Less than 2 miles from the main villa, Case all'Orto sits on the banks of the river and enjoys wide open spaces surrounded by nature and fantastic hiking routes. Both units are decorated exclusively with Italian brands such as Signorini, Flaminia and Artemide.
The same structure: a double room on the first floor with king size bed (160x190), living room, kitchenette, bathroom with tub or bath on ground floor and a private equipped garden.
Double bedroom, bathroom with shower
TV room, dressing room, living room/double bedroom with twin beds possible (80x190 each), bathroom with tub and shower. Fully air-conditioned.
Deluxe Suite Monna Lisa
Large double bedroom, four-poster king size bed (160x190), living room, bathroom equipped with jacuzzi tub and shower. Wonderful views on the Italian Gardens.
DIRECTIONS FROM GREVE TO FLORENCE AIRPORT
DRIVE DOWN TO GREVE AND GO AHEAD PASSING THROUGH THE VILLAGE GRETI (NEXT VILLAGE AFTER GREVE).
AFTER GRETI TURN LEFT FOLLOWING THE SIGN OF FERRONE AND PASS TROUGH SEVERAL VILLAGES: PASSO DEI PECORAI, FERRONE, FALCIANI AND TAVARNUZZE.
AFTER TAVARNUZZE YOU WILL ARRIVE AT FIRENZE-IMPRUNETA, WHERE THE ENTRANCE OF THE A-1 IS (THERE IS A FOUNTAIN IN THE MIDDLE).
TAKE THE A-1 TOWARDS BOLOGNA
THEN EXIT IN FIRENZE OVEST AND FOLLOW SIGN TO FIRENZE AIRPORT.
A cancellation fee of 50% will be applied if cancelled 6 days before arrival A cancellation fee of 100% will be applied if cancelled 2 days before arrival
Cancellation fee is 50 % of total charge if cancelled up to 6 days before arrival.
Cancellation fee is 100 % of total charge if cancelled up to 2 days before arrival.
Late check out time: if Guest wishes to keep the room longer, a fee of 30,00 euro will be charged.
Check-in time: 15:00:00
Check-out time: 11:00:00
Early check-in: yes, subject to availability
Late check-out: yes, subject to availability
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