If you are passing anywhere near Florence, this is the place to stay. If you can forgive the unpaved road to reach Rignana, you will be very pleased with everything else about this lovely place. The grounds are beautiful, surrounded by vineyards, with a large swimming pool available for guests. There is a villa with large rooms facing the back, containing the largest and prettiest rooms, and the main section of the property with rooms facing the courtyard and/or gardens. The breakfast, offered in the dining room of the main property, is one of the best we've enjoyed in Italy B&Bs, with cereals, yoghurts, meats and cheeses, fruits, breakfast pastries aplenty, delicious jams, etc. Truly something for every taste.
Within a 2 minute walk of the property there is a wonderful restaurant so you don't have to drive back into one of the surrounding towns to eat (except for Tuesdays, when it is closed). It specializes in meats (including the amazing bisteca Fiorentina) but also has divine pastas (especially those mezza lunas with truffles!).
Rignana Staff was helpful and unobtrusive. We found the Manager, Simona, to be particularly efficient and helpful, offering outstanding information about the area: restaurants, things to see/do, etc.
The Villa Rignana is such a lovely place, it is in great demand for weddings - and there is even a little chapel on the property - so for weekends in season reservations can be harder to book. However, during the week it is quiet and peaceful. The location is excellent for touring Tuscany, especially around Florence.
We stayed in the room named "Annamita", which was perhaps one of Rignana's most beautiful...canopy bed, antiques, huge bathroom with plenty of amenities.
All in all, this is a wonderful place and definitely one of our top 10 favorite places to stay in Italy when visiting Tuscany. We look forward to our return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fattoria and Villa di Rignana has 16 spacious and cozy double bedrooms in total, offering a B&B service from April to Novemberand from one to more nights stay. Each room has a private en-suite bathroom and is furnished with taste and particular attention to detail to ensure different styles and atmosphere. The large garden and infinity pool are ideal locations to completely relax and soak up the sweeping panorama and sunset of the Chianti hills. NB Fattoria and Villa di Rignana Not to be confused with Relais Villa Rignana, same location but different premises! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fattoria Di Rignana And Villa Stella Hotel Greve In Chianti
- Fattoria e Villa Di Rignana Greve In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany