Villa Vistarenni - History


It’s like Begin in a novel
In the hearth of the Chanti Area 17th Century period residence

Here in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico country, near the medieval hamlets of Radda and Gaiole is the 230-hectare Vistarenni estate, dominated by the splendid 17th-century Renaissance hill-top villa. Some decades ago, the house, whose former owners include Principe Ferdinando Strozzi of the famed Florentine noble family and the Italian politician and diplomat Barone Giorgio Sonnino passed to the Tognana family. It is now a listed building protected by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici ed il Paesaggio, the Architectural Heritage and Landscape Superintendence. In the breathtaking cellars hollowed out of the rock fine wines age in oak barrels and barriques beneath brick lined vaults. On the floors above, spacious rooms overlook the gently rolling Chianti Classico hills; here past and present mingle as splendid 18th- and -century wall decorations, antique books and paintings, gilded coffered ceilings, painted beams and period furniture encounter modern design objects and contemporary furniture. Guests staying at Villa Vistarenni can choose between the manor house or the guest house, a 16th-century stone farmhouse that has recently been restored and furnished in traditional country style to give a taste of the history, art and culture of Tuscany, its wine and cuisine. Villa Vistarenni is the perfect place to spend a country break in a comfortable elegant setting evoking the splendid past of the Tuscan noble families. As you relax surrounded by the Villa’s opulent exclusive furnishings, you will feel briefly as though you too are embracing the spirit of this residence. Villa Vistarenni is also a perfect setting for romantic weddings with its own private consecrated chapel, an architectural jewel dating to1584, surrounded by age-old cypress trees and dedicated to Mary Magdalena de’ Pazzi, one of the Catholic Church’s most important and highly venerated “ecstatic” saints. The Villa is also the ideal location for ceremonies and celebrations, prestigious corporate events, conventions and congresses. The Villa’s guests can relax by the large swimming pool with a view of the stunning valley below, play tennis (even at night) or enjoy pleasant walks on marked trails. The neighborhood also offers bike or mountain bike hire, horse-riding and a golf course. You can also indulge yourself in the sophisticated Spa resorts in near-by Rapolano, Petriolo and Bagno Vignoni. The Villa and Guest House sleep 34 (18 rooms). The tastefully restored historic cellars of the farmhouse have been converted into spacious rooms seating over 150 people (can be divided according to need) opening onto a large garden and inner courtyard. Absolute privacy is guaranteed; the Villa is reached by a splendid 2-km-long cypress avenue ending in large parking facilities with helipad. The Villa offers free Wi-Fi, housekeeper and cook (upon request). You can also book first shopping service, baby-sitter, transfer to and from the airport, cooking courses or wine tastings and visits to the winery where you can also purchase our farm products.

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welcome to our idyllic worldl
with its unique charm!