Between the two small towns of Radda and Gaiole in Chianti, two historical sites for the production of Chianti Classico, right in the heart of Tuscany, there lies Fattoria Vistarenni, a large farm of approx 500 acres. The 17th century Villa Vistarenni, owned by the noble family of Prince Ferdinando Strozzi and afterwards by the family of the Baron Giorgio Sonnino, with its majestic and unique facade, dominates from a hilltop 500 m above sea level. The Villa is protected by the Regional Board of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation.
In the beautiful historical cellars underneath the villa, excavated in the rock and vaulted by a brick cross vault, wines improve and mature in big oaken barrels and barrique. On the first floor of the Villa the large halls with their 19 century murals, their objects, the ancient books and decorations echo the past, whilst the windows looking onto the Chianti hills, which at sunset are suffused with the colours of the seasons, draw you into the present.
Villa Vistarenni can offer beautiful holidays in the manor, in the apartments, in the old 16th century country house built in stone, perfectly restored and furnished. Although the environment still keeps its historical wealth you will feel at home and most visitors consider themselves guests rather than occasional tourists.
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