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Tenuta Il Corno

Via Malafrasca 64, San Casciano in Val di Pesa (FI) , , -
Rooms: 2 / Apartments: 7 / Opening dates: 15 March – 18 November from € 70 - to € 250

Tenuta Il Corno is on the Chianti trail that cuts through the most renowned wine production area in Tuscany.  Perfectly placed between Florence and Siena, easily reached in 30-40 minutes, it is in fact located along the Via Volterrana, one of the most ancient roads of the region, which connects these two splendid cities and crosses another historic town whose walls still encompass buildings from the Middle Ages, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, just 15 minutes away.  The delightful town of Certaldo is also worth a visit (20 minutes), but these surroundings are popular not only with sightseers but also with motorcyclists and hikers. 

Tenuta Il Corno is in perfect harmony with its environment: a splendid Tuscan landscape of rolling verdant hills, cypress and olive trees, vineyards, farmhouses and 17th-century villas.  However, its original building is even older than this, dating back as far as the 12th century *; it was named after the ancient family who had it built, the Del Corno.  In the early 20th century the estate was acquired by another aristocratic family, the Frova Arroni, who since then have managed it and overseen its traditional agricultural activities which today are helped by farming technology.  The estate of Tenuta Il Corno is vast, and its wine and extra virgin olive oil productions go back in time to the 14th century; it also boasts an elegant, rustic restaurant, Corno Divino, where the best traditional dishes from Tuscany are accompanied by a list of Del Corno and other Chianti wines, which a sommelier will help select.  Outside the scenery is wonderful, and amongst the vegetation is a large sinuous pool.

At Tenuta Il Corno the guest houses, provided with Wi-Fi, are situated at the centre of the estate.  There are rooms and apartments of various types, but they are all furnished in the country style, with carefully chosen antiques, cotto floors and wood beams.