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Il Fienile: the Most Charming Country House You Can Dream of

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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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Mimma Ferrando
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mimma and Franco, it took us eleven years to finally return, and we are even more delighted to share your kindness, warmth, hospitality, humour and special gifts of cooking. It's truly a privilege to spend time with you both. Cheers!
Jun 2010
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Radda In Chianti House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 1
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Never allow children to go to the pool without supervision. Guests are kindly required not to move furniture around, inside or outside.
  • For any problem regarding WI FI, heating system, all electrical appliances such as dish washer and washing machine, kindly ask owner.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom has a bathtub with shower, while the second bathroom has a large shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed (1), two single beds or 1 queen size bed , Baby Crib upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
marked hiking walks of different length in the 70 hectares property


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Il Fienile: the Most Charming Country House You Can Dream of
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Wow- what an incredible experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for fabulous vacation

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and relaxing escape in the heart of Chianti

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sublime property and stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Castellina in Chianti
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Ugolino (Firenze)
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Torre (Castellina in Chianti)
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Abetone, north of Florence
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Grosseto area
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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