Tenuta San Jacopo: historic residence and farm

Staying in a real historic residence in Chianti, in a farm, surrounded by the charming tuscan countryside. An oasis of refined calm, a place that enhances its long peasant tradition.
Contemporary, but authentic.

Choose to stay in our Tenuta means living a true experience that joins the charm of a
period residence, nature, privacy and an atmosphere you won’t find in the majority of this area’s facilities: Tenuta San Jacopo stands out for the architectural restoration of the estate, which has been done with the aim of joining the contemporary tourism needs and the respect for the local history.

The estate is split in two parts divided by the Chiantigiana road, which connects Valdarno to Chianti Classico.
By one side there’s the 18th century Villa, impressive and majestic, marked by the long tree-lined boulevard. On the other side there’s the farm with its own residences, surrounded by the hills and vineyards.

Each apartment is connected by a wide courtyard, -formerly the estate’s barnyard- which allows the access to the swimming pool in just a few steps.
In the outdoor space, through the hedges and the gardens, there are also some elements that recall
the farmhouse history: cellars, silos and white paths.
Those evidences, hark back the visitors to the old but still current vocation of Tenuta San Jacopo.

Surrounded by nature,
steeped in history

An oasis of calm and peace inside a Tuscan farming estate. Just a step away from Chianti Classico. Six cozy apartments, sober and elegant, close to the garden and the estate’s swimming pool.
The best way to live the charm of this Chianti side, hanging between Arezzo, Siena and Valdarno.

The backdrop

The settlement name “Castiglioncelli” comes from “castiglione” (castle).
This once was probably a watch site along one of the most important roads:
the Chiantigiana road, leading to Siena, throughout the whole Chianti.
According to the documents, the castle and the chapel were once built on the nowadays farm.
It was part of the Cavriglia’s church goods, property of Fridolfi family.
We don’t know the exact year in which the farm was ceded by the religious town institution,
but we can suppose that the first ones to buy the farm were Giuditta Fattori and her husband Francesco Dami, who in turn sold it to Mr. Antonio Ulivieri in 1737.
By then, the Villa did not exist yet.
Most likely, the Villa’s construction wasn’t started until 1761, as assumed by the still viewable plaque located inside the pit.

Discover the apartments

Folk legends and superstitions

The estate and its long history, have given rise to folk superstitions that made this place a reference for the whole area, admired and always seen as a very prestigious manor.
According to old farmers’ tales, the building didn’t just arouse admiration for its architectural features, but also fear, for its reputation as haunted place.
A popular folk legend used to identify this manor as “Palazzo ai Diavoli” (Devils’ mansion)
because of some settlers’ descriptions of ghosts lurking around the building in the dark.
As demonstrated years later, it was actually some lover’s shadow, taking advantage of the night darkness for romantic dates.
Although the mystery is now revealed, it contributed to increase the fame and the deep bond between the Villa and folk, it also improved its historical charm and made it a reference point, not just for tourists and wine lovers, but also for the whole local community.

Discover the apartments

The accomodations:

The estate is formed by two buildings completely restored in a modern but still authentic style.
The two buildings accommodate 6 apartments with different features, but all designed to ensure privacy and quiet.

Each apartment was accurately restored, which allowed to keep the old building’s features,
enhancing and refreshing the accommodations, according to the comfort and modern taste.
Exposed wooden beams, handmade terracotta floor, soft colored walls, complement in each apartment with modern and classy furniture.
Inside the apartments, there are also the evidences of an ancient memory, and the rhythm of the surrounding country: cypresses and old oaks, olive groves and far woods next to the neat and well groomed vineyards, tiny plains and smooth hills, a fascinating combination of pre-existences and new measures.

-In each apartment, there are A/C and heating, a wood and steel counter as dining table,
and sofas, which can accommodate one or two more guests.
-Looking outside the window, the beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
-A small building inside the estate is used as laundry and ironing room.
-Fresh linen and kitchen equipment in every apartment.
-Daily cleanings on request available.

The apartments

Frantoio

Living room with sofa and kitchenette, two double or twin bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower (one of which predisposed for disabled).

Ask for availability and costs

Leccino

Living room with sofa, kitchenette, one double or twin bedroom, one bathroom with shower.

Ask for availability and costs

Moraiolo

Living room with sofa and kitchenette, two double or twin bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower.

Ask for availability and costs

Pendolino

Living room with sofa and kitchenette, one double or twin bedroom, one bathroom with shower.

Ask for availability and costs

Trebbiano

Living room with sofa and kitchenette, one double or twin bedroom, one bathroom with shower.

Ask for availability and costs

Canaiolo

Double living room with sofa and kitchenette, one double or twin bedroom, one bathroom with shower.

Ask for availability and costs

Sangiovese

Two floor apartment, ground floor and first floor, perfect for 4 people. Authentic Tuscan style, 4 rooms, two bathrooms with shower and two double or twin bedrooms.

Ask for availability and costs

0