The “Villa” and “Fattoria” Residence of Catignano is situated about 8 km. from Siena – the city of art which is so important to the culture and history of Tuscany. It is also only 3 km. from the 408 road which from Siena leads you to Florence, passing first through Gaiole, Radda and Greve in Chianti. Neither is it far from other equally charming localities, such as Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano (to the south ) and San Gimignano, Volterra, and Massa Marittima ( to the west) all are no more than 50 km. away.
It is equally easy, taking the motorway between Siena and Grosseto and passing through parts of Maremma, to arrive at the most pleasant beaches of the Tirreno Sea ( for example Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia and Talamone , all of which are less than 100 km. away).
In the sienese Chianti where you will find our Residence, the landscape is characterised by the presence of numerous Farmhouses and Villas in which the sienese aristocracy traditionally spent their time ( between the Palio on the 2nd of July and that on the 16th of August ) on their own “ Villa holidays ” – vancanze in Villa – often inviting artists and lovers of the arts. Our “ Italian garden” bears testimony to all this.
In detail, the Villa and Fattoria are two buildings intimately linked and form part of one single structure.
Although, in the past the first was exclusively intended as the home of the Sergardi family, and the second for agricultural activity, principally for the production of Classic Chianti wine and olive oil.
Nowadays both the Fattoria and the Villa offer the best hospitality, differentiated only by the types of apartments; those of a cosy and rustic Tuscan style are located in the Fattoria, on top of which are four independent little houses with their own garden.
The seven apartments, found on the 1st floor of the illa, and put at the disposal of the guests, are greater in size, and as a general rule, are decorated ornately with paintings and frescos.
The building, settled in the luscious green Tuscan countryside, is framed by the “italian garden” and the so called “ bosco inglese”. Then between the olive groves you will find the “ viale dei cipressi” which leads the way to the swimming pool, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Siena and its surroundings in the distance.
Due to the fact that we currently do not offer bed and breakfast or a restaurant service, every apartment is furnished with its own well equipped kitchen (self catering apartments) Those who wish to stock up on food can find anything they desire in the grocers in San Giovanni (1 km.), Ponte a Bozzone (2 km.), Pianella (5 km.) and Coop (7km.), a supermarket on the outskirts of Siena.
However, in the surrounding area – within a radius of 4-5 km. – you will find good and typical restaurants, which will be able to satisfy any needs of those who do not desire to cook.
Many of the guests that we have known for sometime say that, during their stay, they greatly appreciated the direct and familiar atmosphere that was established from the moment they arrived, for the charming location, for the beauty and history of Siena, for the good wine and the tranquillity which gave them so much pleasure during their stay.