Fodor's Expert Review Villa Vignamaggio

Via Petriolo 5, Greve in Chianti, Tuscany, 50022, Italy

Reputed to be the birthplace of Lisa Gherardini (1479–1542), who may be the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Villa Vignamaggio has origins in the 14th century. This historic estate, which includes the main building and two small cottages, is surrounded by manicured classical Italian gardens. Some rooms have exposed beams, whereas others have the genuine ancient plaster walls that faux-paint treatments attempt to replicate. The villa also produces some very fine wines; ask about tastings and tours at the reception desk.

PROS

  • unbeatable views
  • informative wine tastings
  • attentive staff

CONS

  • no elevator to third floor
  • private transportation required
  • two-night minimum
  • two-night minimum stay

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Romantic
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 055-854661

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–mid-Mar., Free breakfast

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