Villa degli Artisti
"Beauty, art and comfort under one roof in Tuscany!” - Reviewed by Deborah
There is something magical about Villa degli Artisti, a Chianti manor house built for the Sernigi family who were prominent Tuscan merchants and patrons of the arts during the 15th-Century. Not only does the sheer age of the property inspire a tingle of awe, but its setting amidst vineyards and hundreds of olive trees is like something out of a film.
Continuing to support the arts, its current owners are equally inspiring. You will see paintings, sculptures and art installations throughout the property — some of which can be purchased or commissioned.
Take a short walk through the grounds peppered with olive trees, past the large pool and hot tub, and you will happen upon the villa’s intimate open-air theatre surrounded by a small forest. During the warmer months, villa guests can enjoy regular opera and classical music concerts here followed by dinner. It also makes a great spot for yoga, tai-chi or meditation.
When it comes to relaxation and sharing quality time with your favourite people, you will find this Chianti villa to be an absolute treat. The house is very spacious and bright, renovated with all the modern comforts and decorated in a minimalist style. Simplicity and elegance rule here.
Inside or out, there are multiple areas for you to enjoy your meals together or a sunset aperitivo as a whole group – with more private areas available if you want total peace and quiet.
And finally, if your reason for choosing Tuscany to host your getaway is because you love wine, then you will be pleased to read that the villa has a wine cellar. You can purchase all the bottles you desire without going anywhere or have a local sommelier come and lead you through the best wines in the region.