Found amidst the breathtaking hills of the world-famous Chianti wine region, Tenuta Ceccatelli is a 17th-century estate and holiday residence. Newly restored and reopened, Tenuta is the ideal home base for families, groups, and romantics looking for a private retreat into the Tuscan countryside. We have created the perfect blend of contemporary comforts and traditional luxuries ‘alla bella vita’. Panoramic views over noble vineyards, silver olive groves and wild oak forests transport our guests into a world so magical it must be seen to be believed.
Our authentic Tuscan farmhouse and granary accommodate up to 14 guests. Lovingly restored in 2017, the estate features an authentic forno oven, a working fireplace from the Middle Ages, an outdoor swimming pool and a custom designed Tuscan kitchen. Discover the details that make Tenuta Ceccatelli truly special.
Prepare to be swept away by the natural beauty of Italian cypresses, breathtaking sunsets and starry nights fit for a fairytale. Just 50 minutes from Florence and 25 minutes from Siena, guests at Tenuta Ceccatelli enjoy the benefits of the countryside while still within reach of Tuscany’s most incredible cities.
Consider your stay at Tenuta Ceccatelli a blank canvas. Once fully immersed in the rhythms of la dolce vita, dig into the local culture with our bespoke travel concierge. From family day-trips to adventurous excursions and romantic gestures, our tailor-made itineraries are the cherry on top of the torta.
The restoration took place from 2015-2017 and was directed by Daniela Fagotti and her husband Paolo. Her sharp eye for detail and aesthetics created the perfect balance between traditional Tuscan charm and contemporary lifestyle needs. From the terracotta tiles in the floor to the regal wood beam ceilings and 17th-century fireplace, every surface of Tenuta Ceccatelli has been lovingly restored, honouring the architectural structures in place since the Middle Ages. The exterior buildings showcase the stones used in the first construction peeking out behind wisteria and wild grape vines. The interiors feature a maze-like succession of open and intimate spaces filled with an abundance of natural sunlight. Finely crafted Tuscan antiques were sourced from around the region and refurbished in a fifth-generation family-owned studio belonging to Florence’s most prestigious woodworkers which crafted the custom-made hand-carved wood furniture and fine artefacts – large mirrors, elegant tables, chairs, sideboards, and hand-carved wood and wrought iron chandeliers. Each en-suite bathroom has been outfitted with Italian design Berni fixtures, Florentine artisanal custom-made brass and bronze furnishings and finished with stunning Tuscan marble and travertine stone. Guests will also enjoy modern amenities such as master and junior suites with queen and king size beds, Frette linen, high-speed wifi, flat screen TV, and fully equipped custom-made kitchens fit for a master chef.
Tenuta Ceccatelli represents the barefoot luxury of Italian country living. Tucked into the south side of a forested hill called Cambolli, guests at Tenuta Ceccatelli enjoy an abundance of sunlight all day long. The estate features two beautifully renovated century structures: the main house and the granary. Perfect for families with children, groups and romantic escapists, both buildings feature master and junior suites with king size beds, fluffy duvets and crisp sheets.
The convivial living rooms welcome world-weary travellers to kick up their feet and relax into the dolce far niente—the Italian art of doing nothing. Food and wine connoisseurs will love the custom Tuscan kitchen in the main house where delicious Italian meals and lively conversation take place around a large farm table. Our multiple al fresco dining areas are irresistible in the warmer months, inviting guests to enjoy a cocktail hour spritz or a summer barbeque under the stars.
Tenuta Ceccatelli is located in the true heart of Tuscany. Upon arrival, prepare to be swept away by views of the sun-drenched Chianti hills and some of the world’s most prestigious wineries. Our guests are fully immersed in a land of charming Medieval hill towns, winding roads, enchanting castles and idyllic scenery.
The silence and privacy of the estate create a deceptively secluded atmosphere where guests feel miles away from civilization. In reality, Tenuta Ceccatelli is just a short distance from an infinite choice of adventures, excursions and experiences to delight both the imagination and the senses.
ACTIVITIES AT & AROUND THE ESTATE
Tenuta Ceccatelli neighbours on some of the most prestigious wine producers in Tuscany. Just down the road is Fonterutoli, a historic hamlet where visitors can opt for a tasting at the Mazzei family winery, in the business of Chianti Classico for centuries. In the opposite direction lies Castellina in Chianti, a charming town with plenty of activities to merit multiple visits. Enjoy a stroll through the town’s medieval tunnel followed up by shopping the many bottegas and a trip to a favourite local gelateria. In the summer months, the town’s streets and open piazzas are the perfect setting for a delicious dinner immersed in scenes of true Tuscan life.
Yoga - Hiking trails - Cycling - Walk to a 3BC necropolis - Stargazing - Ping Pong - Bocce Ball - Swimming - Horseback Riding - Vespa Tour
Tenuta is close to both Florence and Siena, major cultural hubs and UNESCO world heritage cities offering unlimited treasures in the form of art and museums, historic visits, gastronomy and entertainment. Other towns that merit a visit and are easily reached from Tenuta include Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Volterra, Cortona, Perugia, and the Val D’Orcia.
LIFE AT TENUTA
Imagine a morning painting the beautiful Tuscan vistas followed by an afternoon of leisurely reading by the pool, al fresco dining at sunset and stargazing long after dark. Life at Tenuta is as relaxing or adventurous as our guests desire. Every season offers a rich variety of activities that make staying with us a magical experience all year long.
Expect an explosion of wildflowers in the spring, heat and festivals throughout summer, truffle hunts and grape harvests in autumn and sunny holiday markets throughout the winter. With over 15 years in the luxury travel business, our personalized concierge services are capable of creating customized itineraries with effortless style. In order to make your travels truly special, contact us to create a tailored itinerary.