Villa Vignamaggio0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Choosing a base in Tuscany is never easy with so many wonderful accommodation options available. Our stay at Vignamaggio was outstanding from start to finish. Staff were incredibly helpful during the reservation process, with prompt and informative emails that helped us make our choice to stay at Vignamaggio. Our suite above reception was charming and spacious, but watch out for the mosquitoes! We let reception know that we'd gotten some bites our first night, and they responded immediately and we didn't have any other issues. Gorgeous views overlooking classic Tuscan landscapes of rolling hills, vines, and olive orchards, lovely walking trails to work off some of the glorious food and wine, ample parking. All the staff we met were kind and professional. We had dinner one evening at the Farmhouse restaurant, which was delicious and just what we needed after a long day of travel. Breakfast each morning was indulgent with so much local and delicious food to choose from including breads, cheeses, local meats, fruits bursting with flavour, cakes, preserves and honey, and a juice bar! We will be back.
Our daughter and her husband were planning a trip to Italy and we decided to meet them for a few days. We flew into Florence and met for dinner then the next day rented a car and drove to Villa Vignamaggio. We were booked for 3 days in Casaolese, which is the "Farm House" just below the Villa. The Continental breakfast is served on the main level each morning, and its more like an amazing buffet breakfast with a Juice bar, local fruit, veggies and meats from their free range pigs. Our rooms were more like suites and the entire area was as picturesque as you can imagine. We did the wine tour and tasting upon arrival, which gave us a great overview of the area and then we booked the cooking class for the next day. Maria and Giovanni were absolutely amazing, and after cooking for 2 hours, we were served our courses, with numerous bottles of wine, out on the terrace, overlooking the vineyards and olive groves. Truly amazing. My daughter and I are gluten free, and we were surprisingly accommodated everywhere we went, and even though we made homemade pasta in the cooking class, the chef surprised us with our own gluten free pasta when the meals were served. It topped off our wonderful experience. Villa Vignamaggio is on top of our list of places to return to.
My finance and I stayed at Vignamaggio for 2 nights to celebrate his birthday and we fell in love with the villa and service. The room we stayed in above the reception is large and tuscan-style with a very comfortable bed. Restaurant Monna Lisa has more refined food versus your traditional Tuscan trattoria which was a welcome surprise and they grow lots of their vegetables and fruit in their own back garden. In terms of activities we scheduled a wine tour/lunch and also got massages. Both were excellent and would highly recommend. Lastly, we'd like to add that the service we received was top quality. As mentioned, it was my finance's birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it special! We'll definitely be back to Vignamaggio and are hoping they call us back to let us know somehow an opening has come up and we can host our wedding next summer with them! :-)
When you set out to plan your vacation in Tuscany it is a difficult decision in choosing that perfect place to stay because there are so many beautiful properties available. For our family, Vignamaggio is that perfect place that dreams are made of. We stayed here on our honeymoon 18 years ago and it has held a warm spot in our hearts ever since. This time we returned with our teenage son and while the property has expanded since our original visit it has maintained its charm and friendly hospitality. When I saw other people dropping in for lunch or wine tastings and tours I felt so lucky to be actually staying there and not just passing through. The property is beautiful with spectacular views. Plus, the multiple pools, tennis court and complimentary bikes just adds to its appeal. We stayed in the recently renovated room 13, in the same building where breakfast is served and it was fantastic! Prior to arriving I was worried that we might be awoken in the morning from the noise in the kitchen at breakfast but...not a peep. We didn't hear any noise from the breakfast area or kitchen. Our room was perfect for our family of three. It was huge! One bedroom was downstairs and the other bed was upstairs in a little loft area complete with a sky light that we called the nest. There was a living room area with a couch, large flat screen tv and a small table and three chairs. The space felt fresh and modern with its updated lighting and neutral colors but it maintained its Tuscan country charm with its shuttered windows and tile floors. The air conditioning was also great which was important in the August heat. We didn't have an outside sitting area attached to our room but it didn't matter because there were several spots to sit outside close by and we could easily enjoy our drinks there. Housekeeping was excellent and the linens/towels were a nice quality. Breakfast was lovely both in terms of the food and the area where it was served. There was lots of variety and they had the best cakes of our whole trip! You could choose to eat indoors or outside. The service was also excellent. I'm sorry we didn't have a chance to have dinner at their onsite restaurant. It looked lovely and the nice thing about dining there is that you wouldn't have to worry about navigating the uphill, windy road in the dark. Next time I will make sure we plan for dinner there too. The area for wine tasting is very nice. Lots of choices as well of some excellent olive oils too. Now that I'm home, I wish I had bought more. However, they will ship everywhere so that is a great option. We won't wait so long to return to Vignamaggio. It really is the perfect spot for a vacation in Tuscany. It feels like there is a photo opportunity around every corner. Thanks for making it a special part of our vacation once again!
We stayed here for a family wedding. The family, friends and assorted guests had taken over the whole of the hotel and venue. This brought decent discounts to the nightly tariff of the rooms. Vignamaggio is an amazing place to see and during our 2 day stay it attracted many visitors to view the building, grounds and vineyards. Vignamaggio is a ten minute taxi ride from Greve in Chianti and the first views of the buildings and grounds is impressive. A small walkway and courtyard leads to the reception area and check in was easy. We had been allocated a suite at the top of the main building... this was quite a trek but staff transported our luggage for us. The suite consisted of a very large lounge type room, a spacious bathroom and a large bedroom. The lounge had all that was necessary such as table and seats, a couch / settee and large wardrobe. Bathroom was fully functional with all you would expect and the bedroom contained a bed - strangely enough! The bed was very comfortable and because the building is a massive stone building the room managed to stay relatively cool in the searing heat of Italy. There are two pool areas at opposite sides of the extensive grounds. The wedding took place in the beautiful gardens and the reception under the canopy of trees adjacent to the gardens. There were a couple of negatives ... The Mosquitos were relentless and very hungry. On the morning of the wedding we woke to find that there was no water for washing / showering etc... the staff had not filled the water tank and with a wedding and a full hotel I found this to be unacceptable; particularly considering the suite we were in came with a €600 per night tariff!!! (Not withstanding the discount I mentioned earlier) It was around 2pm before we were advised that water supply had been restored... A small point on checking out... if you don't have a car it may prove difficult to arrange a taxi. To be fair, it didn't help that there were about 30 of us requiring transport to the village of Greve in Chianti... Would I come back? No... I would stay in Greve in Chianti. As beautiful as Vignamaggio is I found it better value for money in Greve. A quick word on the staff at the wedding... They were, in my opinion, very attentive and did all they could to make the wedding and reception a success
My husband and I booked a three night stay at this property. The booking was made about 6 weeks before our check-in date. We got to the property; the reception was not very friendly. We were checked in by the manager of the property. We proceeded to our apartment, a 3 km drive from the main villa. We were starved and upon reaching the wine bar/restaurant were told that they were closed but would rustle up a cheese and ham plate. It was barely passable. The wine was very ordinary. When we got talking to the staff at the restaurant we were informed, by sheer chance, that there was a wedding taking place at the property and that the restaurant would remain closed that night and the next night. At no time prior to this, not at booking or at the check-in, did anyone inform us of this. So imagine this - 45 wedding guests and us! We decided that we wouldn't want to be the bystanders who have to hide to avoid the wedding so we went back to reception to express our unhappiness. The response left a lot to be desired. They said we could use one of the pools when the wedding was on (ie keep out of the way) and that they would serve us food at our apartment. Yes, because we came all the way to Tuscany, during our summer vacation, to eat inside! We obviously refused this offer. The management then tried to see how much they could get away with and suggested that they charge us for one night. At this point both my husband and I were thoroughly disgusted, both by the management's approach to dealing with the situation and also with the fact that the manager of the property (who checked us in) chose to hide in her office instead of talking to us and sent one of the receptionists out instead. Pathetic. Ultimately, they didn't charge us but the effort involved and the whole experience left a sour taste and we would never ever recommend anyone visit this place. Given how many beautiful, welcoming vineyards and agriturismos there are in Tuscany, I think this one definitely has its days numbered.
My husband and I stayed here for almost a week in May. We expected a gorgeous Tuscan countryside view, delicious food and a relaxing time -- that's just what we got! Everything was absolutely perfect. The scenery was beautiful, hospitality was fantastic and the meals were some of the best we had in our two weeks in Italy. Our first night there, we did the wine tour/dinner. Giovanna was our tour guide and was awesome! We loved seeing her friendly face the rest of our time there as well. We ended up purchasing a case of wine and olive oil from Vignamaggio which just reminds us that we need to make it back there one day -- and we can't wait!
This hotel is amazing! Everywhere you look is like a painting! It truly is like we imagined the Tuscan countryside to look, but better. The sunset dinner overlooking the vineyard and hiking on the trails were only a few of the highlights of our time there. We also highly recommend the tour and wine tasting. Our farmhouse room was charming and rustic but still had all the modern conveniences you could want! The breakfast outside in the patio is a great way to start your Tuscan day. We would go back to his hotel in a heartbeat!
This has been our fifth or sixth meal here and it is even better than ever. The new Vignamaggio shop in Greve is great and they booked our table for us. The food was excellent, especially the courgette (zuchinni) starter. The wine shop is relaxed and friendly and the building is perfect. The people who run Vignamaggio deserve all the success they enjoy. If you head to Tuscany, do not miss this place.
We visited for three days for a wedding. The villa is so beautiful and peaceful. It is about 45 mins away from Florence and about an hour away from Siena. It is quite secluded so if you want to explore the region you need to hire a car ( the taxi to Siena cast us €220)! The rooms are nice and rustic, there are two pools and breakfast is lovely , fresh fruit, selection of pastries, eggs, granola etc. The only down side is that some of the rooms can be quite secluded, so it will take a while to get to the breakfast room or the only restaurant. I'm pescatarian and the staff at the restaurant were very accommodating but the only veggie option at first was the caprese salad. Everything is grown at the farm nearby so was very delicious. The wine is to die for and the wine tour was very interesting - would definitely recommend.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- 2 outdoor pools
Villa Vignamaggio places you within a few miles (5 km) of Piazza Matteotti and Wine Museum. This 25-room farm stay welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Greve in Chianti farm stay are Church of Santa Maria Assunta and Il Molino di Grace Winery.
Enjoy a bite to eat at Monna Lisa, the farm stay's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
All 25 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.
Guests staying at Villa Vignamaggio enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a health club, and a sauna. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly farm stay include an outdoor tennis court, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.
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89% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 330 reviews