La Canonica di Cortine (Siena - near Greve) Cottages

Central Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena, Italy

  • Garden Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden
  • 4 Bedroom
  • Rose Garden
  • Meriggio
  • Dbl. Boccaccio
  • Dbl. Machiavelli
  • Dbl. Petrarca
  • Dbl. Solatio
  • Villa Castrum Living Room
  • Villa Castrum Kitchen
  • Villa Castrum Bathroom
  • Castrum Bathroom
  • Castrum Pool
  • Castrum Pool
  • Cortine Pool
  • Cortine Apt. Dining
  • Cortine Bedroom
  • Cortine Bedroom
  • Castrum Dependance

La Canonica di Cortine, which is open all year round, is in the midst of vineyards and woods dividing the regions of Florence and Siena, distinguishes itself from among all the other historical residences in Chianti.  Cortine is the name of the medieval castle (from which La Canonica is a part) mentioned in the records of 1037. Surrounded by stone walls and flowering hedges this private holiday residence includes the main villa and 6 stone villas which have been converted into fabulous holiday homes.

The house called VILLA CASTRUM offers 7 bedrooms (4 double and 3 twin-bedded), a large living room, dining room, 2 kitchens, and 7 bathrooms. The villa owes its name to the Castle (Castrum) of Cortine. As you go through the large gate you will come to a private car park with its independent entrance in front of the first of the gardens belonging only to the guests of “Castrum”. On the ground floor is the large salon, a spacious and functional kitchen, a dining room with fireplace, a TV room, a double bedroom “BOCCACCIO”, and two bathrooms. A side entrance takes you directly to another large park with a swimming pool reserved exclusively for guests of the Villa.  Villa Castrum: air conditioning is equipped in all the bedrooms, either upstairs and downstairs bedroom, and in the bedrooms of Palagetto apartment (the dependance). A/C is included in the rate.  An inner door connects the main villa to its dependance.

TORRE VECCHIA is a 5 bedroom villa in another single building, which used to belong to the medieval Castle of Cortine. There are two common rooms, with a guest bathroom as well. As soon as you arrive at its entrance you will be struck by its welcoming and refined décor. From here you come to the large “communal hall” whose spirits are raised in winter by the flames of this fine secular fire. The bedrooms in this villa are as follows:
2 Double rooms each with a bathroom
1 Double room with a bathroom & Jacuzzi
1 Junior suite with a double room, a bedroom with 2 twin beds & 2 bathrooms

APARTMENTS -  Surrounded by stone walls and flowering hedges lays this private holiday residence, the several stone cottages and a little chapel which have been converted into fabulous holiday homes: – “ALBA” – “MERIGGIO” –“PALAGETTO” – “SOLATIO”– “TRAMONTO” – “VESPRO”.

Terra cotta paved pathways lead in and around all the houses in this enchanting medieval village. The holiday apartments all have their own private garden and patio & share the artistically designed swimming pool with hydro-massage. The result of fine and careful restoration work of the whole residential complex is awe-inspiring. The atmosphere of long ago has been recreated through careful restoration, maintenance of original color schemes, selection of appropriate antique furniture and the use of well-chosen fabrics in cretonne, linen, cotton and original English chintz (even in double-faced damask). All these details show the buildings have been furnished with quality and good taste. “La Canonica di Cortine” is a delightful step into the past with all the added modern comforts and luxuries of today. All apartments have air-conditioning throughout. 

ALBA (95 sq. metres) 4 people -From the independent entrance you come to the sitting room and dining room separated by an arch. From here you go into the kitchen which opens out onto a patio surrounded by a hedge. The first floor is made up of a double bedroom, a room with two single beds and a bathroom.

MERIGGIO (80 sq. metres) 4 people - This apartment has an independent entrance. On the ground floor, separated by a large arch, we find the sitting room, the dining room and the kitchen which opens out onto a private garden with patio. On the first floor is a double bedroom, a room with two single beds, and a bathroom.

PALAGETTO (75 sq. metres) - 4 people - This apartment was created out of the restoration of the old castle which dates back to the XI century. A private gate allows entry to the garden which is directly of the splendid kitchen - dining room/sitting room dominated by a big fireplace with the coat-of-arms of the family Falciani-Fusi. A double bedroom with bathroom suite is accessible from the sitting room. Another bedroom with two single beds and a small bathroom complete this apartment which is situated within the walls of Villa Castrum with an independent entrance.

SOLATIO (80 sq. metres) – 4 people - This splendid apartment was originally a barn belonging to the Castle of Cortine. From the independent entrance you arrive at the ground floor: the sitting room/dining room is dominated by a lovely fireplace; the kitchen opens out onto a patio; a bathroom with shower and a double bedroom complete the ground floor. Climbing up a stone staircase you come to the first floor with another double bedroom and another bathroom.

TRAMONTO (95 sq. metres) 4 - 6 people - You arrive at the patio of this apartment’s independent entrance via a little terracotta path. On the ground floor is a sitting room with the fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen and a bathroom. Upstairs on the first floor there is a double bedroom, a bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom.

VESPRO (80 sq. metres) 4 people - Vespro used to be the chapel belonging to the Castle of Cortine. Today it is a splendid two floor apartment surrounded by a private garden. On the ground floor there is a sitting room, a bathroom, a dining room with fireplace and a kitchen, which opens out onto a private patio. An open staircase from the sitting room leads to a loft furnished with two single beds, a double bedroom and a bathroom. 

Accommodation Services & Amenities in the Apartments:

  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Washing machine
  • Cotton towels
  • In-room safe
  • Dishwasher
  • Hairdryer
  • Air Conditioning (may be an additional charge)
  • Heating with climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Cotton bed blankets
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Duvet Blankets
  • Electric oven
  • Barbeque
  • Refrigerator
  • Private patio

There's a washing machine inside every apartment (soap is not provided). 

Excursions and Activities

Cooking classes can be organized inside the resort, but only for groups with a minimum of 8 participants. For fewer people, the lessons take place inside the chosen restaurant.  Prices are around 100,00 Euros per person, but requests for availability must be made in advance.  They do organize dinners on request with typical Tuscan food at 45,00 Euros per person (but no lunch). The menus are standard, but can be modified in advance from the client (in case there are vegetarians or those wanting no dairy products, etc.).

Personal Chef
If your group requires a chef during your stay or only for a special dinner or other events, our professional chef will work with you to create unforgettable meals.

Wine Tours
Our experienced sommelier will pick you up at the villa and take you for a fun-filled and informative day in any of Tuscany's major wine areas including the Chianti, Montepluciano, Montalcino and Etruscan coastal areas.

Excursions to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti,  Montepulciano, Montalcino, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca and other of Tuscany's famous "art cities" are all an easy drive from Villa Castrum.  Other options:

Olive oil tasting tours
Horseback riding
Hot air ballooning

Call or e-mail for rates and availability

Apartments are open Year Round with a 3 night Minimum in Low  & Medium Season
7 night miniumum - Saturday to Saturday in high seasons

Cottage Lucia - 2 people  
Ranging from 650 - 920 Euro per week
Superior Apartment - 4 people
Ranging Ffom 900 - 1,450 Euro per week 

Deluxe Apartment - 4 people
Ranging From 1,100 - 1,700 Euros per week
Stand Alone Apartments - 4 people
Ranging from 1,505 - 2,114 Euro per week

Country House Torre Vecchia - 8 - 10 people
Ranging from 2,450 - 5,033 Euro per week
Castrum Villa - 10 people
Ranging from 3,500 - 6,900 Euro per week

Castrum Villa & Palagetto House - 14 people
Ranging from 4,650 -8,600 Euro per week
*Cottage/apartment rates include VAT, Weekly Linen, and Final Cleaning.

Client Comments

"Truly a special place. Such a beautiful spot, manicured lawns, pools, the view, the rooms, breakfast, staff are great. Amazing location in Tuscany. We biked to Panzano from there for a wine festival, etc, etc. Everyone wishes we’d had a few more days to stay there (I could check in for two weeks just to relax)."

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