Vignamaggio is one of the oldest wine estates in the Chianti countryside, known for its beautiful Renaissance villa and for producing some high quality red wines. It is also birthplace of Mona Lisa, famously painted by Leonardo da Vinci, as her family lived there during the 14th Century. You may also recognise it from the film version of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ featuring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson et al.

Accommodation consists of rooms, suites and apartments, each one different from the next, situated in the villa and in three different old farmhouses which have been carefully and tastefully restored and furnished. The heavy wood-beam ceilings and the comfortable rustic furnishings mesh well with the contemporary designer lights, spanking-new bathrooms, and cast-iron bed frames; four suites even have Jacuzzi tubs and air-conditioning, and are complemented with outdoor and indoor facilities such as a tennis court, two swimming pools, mountain bikes, gym and a children’s playground.

The extensive grounds incorporate gardens, terraces and lawns with views of breathtaking beauty. Scattered around the garden are rose trees, while along the pavement going all around the villa are various basins planted with lemon trees. A row of eight, hundred year old cypress-trees are a focal point and in the shadiest part of the garden a six century-old holm-oak tree makes a fine show.

Vignamaggio is a small Renaissance gem and perfect for honeymoons or even weddings.
Prices from £150 per room per night, room only and there is a minimum stay of two nights.
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