About the property
- House1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 double bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Muricciaglia is a property of seventy hectares (one hundred and fifty acres) off the beaten path yet only five minutes drive from the medieval village of Castellina in Chianti and a few kilometers from Radda in Chianti. There are three houses, the main house where my husband Franco and I live, Ovile, the old sheep shed and Fienile. Il Fienile, the ancient stone built hay barn, is now a charming self contained villa surrounded by private terraces and large meadows: the view of fields and woods, as far as the eye can see, is lovely. The upper floor includes a master bedroom (a large glass door opens our onto an outdoor terrace) with bathroom en suite, another double bedroom, a second bathroom and a mezzanine. On the lower floor there is the living room with an open fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the wisteria covered pergola. Il Fienile has its own laundry room, central heating, telephone and satellite TV and WIFI.
The elegantly designed swimming pool is not far. Guests will find serenity and peace in our hideaway in the heart of Chianti Classico hills surrounded by olive orchards. Franco tends them and at every fall at harvest time the new green gold blesses our table.
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- within a few hours
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Mimma Ferrando
We have been an expatriate family for many years. Franco working with EXXON Chemicals and travelling all the time, Mimma busy teaching Italian at Bruxelles Free University and growing the family. When it was time thinking of retirement, Tuscany was chosen after a long search, thanks to a sum of 'plus' factors as weather, landscape and culture. We bought a group of ancient rural dwellings and started to restore them shaping the wild land around. The children are gone now, they have their own families and live far away. Franco is busy with the olive groves, the vineyard and the woods. We produce extra virgin olive oil, Chianti Classico grapes and firewood. I take care of our guests who are coming back year after year to enjoy the Chianti atmosphere. Often they participate to the culinary program I started back in 1996, 'Tutti a Tavola', after the age-old call to dinner used by mothers throughout Italy. From the beginning our aim has been to share our 'family cooking' but also to open our home to friends coming from distant places.
Mimma Ferrando purchased this House in 1995
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wow- what an incredible experience
Staying with Mimma and Franco was the highlight of our two week trip to Italy. They bent over backwards to make us feel welcome and part of the family, they consistently gave us great recommendations and introduced us to a tour guide who provided an after hours tour of the Ufizzi museum that was just incredible. If you have the opportunity take a cooking lesson class from Mimma that of itself was worth the trip to Italy.
We had the most amazing stay with Mimma in il Fienile - it really is a very comfortable cottage on a lovely hillside. The pool is fantastic and very well looked after. Do try and persuade Mimma and Franca to give you a cookery lesson - even if you can cook perfectly well the social side is well worth it!
This was our first visit to Tuscany but it won't be our last - we really fell in love with this part of Italy.
Perfect location for fabulous vacation
My husband and are just getting back to the states after 2 fabulous weeks in Italy. We spent one week at Fienile and found the location to be so central to visiting so many wonderful spots from Florence to Siena. We were able to drive to the coast one day for a day on the beach. The pictures do not do justice to the complete beauty of this house and the surrounding area. We did decide not to travel for two days and simply soaked up the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful views. Mimma is a phenomenal host ...from suggestions for restaurants , grocery shopping , places to visits to a unbelievable cooking class...she is a wealth of information and a truly beautiful person. We feel so fortunate to have been able to spend part of our time in this absolute gem. We hope to be able to return in the future. Jaci and Harold Kipreos
Excellent in every way!
The brilliance of this lovely home was exceeded only by the hospitality of its owners Franco and Mimma. Mimma is most charming, thoughtful, and pleasant without being in your way. She is happy to assist you and offer suggestions as needed. Franco works the fields and also has splendid suggestions. Of course Dabbie was a sweet companion whose exploits are legendary! We'd go back anytime we could.
A beautiful and relaxing escape in the heart of Chianti
I recently returned from a wonderful 6 night stay at Il Fienile. The house is situated in the most beautiful and relaxing setting in the hills of Chianti. The views are fantastic and you're surrounded by olive groves, fragrant rosemany, and wisteria. The villa is well stocked with everything you might need, and we were very comfortable. Mimma is very welcoming and accommodating host. We arrived late in the day, and had not had a chance to visit the grocery. The next morning Mimma brought us a hot pot of coffee and biscotti. While completely isolated and peaceful, Il Fienile is centrally located, 5 minutes from the SR222 and Castellina in Chianti, and less than and hour from Florence. My wife and I joined friends here, and we couldn't be more pleased with our stay. We look forward to a return visit!
Sublime property and stay
We stayed 8 wonderful nights at Il Fienile in Radda in the Chianti region. Il Fienile is a charming little villa, once a stone-built hay barn several centuries old, perched on the top of the hill of the surrounding property of Murricciaglia. Surrounding us were the rolling hills of Chianti with the closest property visible as lights across the valley. It is surreally serene and beautiful, especially in the soft evening light.
Il Fienile itself has two proper bedrooms, one with the ensuite on the top floor, and two extra beds in a mezzanine type level you descend through to the living room and kitchen which are both on the ground floor. It is charming, rustic, quirky and very clean. The bedrooms are rustically appointed, with a double bed in the master and 2 twins in the other, all with clean sheets and warmer bedding as required; bathrooms are very clean and the kitchen is adequately equipped for simple meals.
It is located between Castellina (which is the closer) and Radda, two towns which will have all you need in terms of any groceries or daily necessities, and are in themselves very charming little Tuscan towns with eateries, shops, enotecas, and each with its own COOP supermarket. We chose the area because of its central location in Chianti and were not disappointed. It was possible to get to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca to name a few with minimal effort by car.
Mimma is the gorgeous owner of the property, a 79 year old spritely grandmother who communicates perfectly in English and attended to all our enquiries with incredible promptness, from suggestions about wineries, restaurants, information about the local area, tips about their ZTL restrictions (important for those driving!) She could not have been more helpful and we also had a cooking class with her which ended up not only in a lovely home-cooked meal, but also a bit of a roaming history lesson about the area, stories about life in Italy and her life which are intangibles we will always remember, and about Tuscan cooking.
We spent our time visiting the various towns, and then just sitting in the little garden outside the living room, surveying the rolling hills and the setting sun and watching the stars come out at night. The eternity pool was closed because of the cool weather, but we swopped swimming for walking the estate through the laneways.
It was a sublime experience at Il Fienile, made so by the setting, the charming villa of Il Fienile, and its owner, Mimma.
From Fienile you can reach easily many of Tuscany beautiful sites. We'll always be there for advice, driving directions, special tips. You can consider one day sightseeing tour to S. Giminiano, Volterra, Colle Val d' Elsa. Pisa and Lucca. Arezzo and Cortona. Not to speak of Florence and Siena. There is a great choice of wine tasting tours in the Chianti area and south of Siena in the Brunello region.
Additional information about rental rates
Radda in Chianti Administration requires 1,50€ Tourist Tax per night, per person, from any adult for the first 7 (seven) nights. Children below 14 years of age do not pay.