The Villa and Farmhouse property (Residence Catignano) is situated about 8 km. from Siena – the city of art which is so important to the culture and history of Tuscany.
The "Villa di Catignano" was built at the end of XVII° century by the ancestor of the currents proprietors, Quinto Settano, pseudonym of Monsignor Lodovico Sergardi, a writer and a lover of the arts. The small borough already existed in 1500 with the name of "Clatinianum" as a property of Sergardi family. Nowadays the Villa, overlooking a beautiful italian garden, decorated with statues representing the four season, and the medievaltowers of Siena in the distance, welcomes guests who appreciate historical sites and suggestive atmospheres. The Villa is divided into large apartments, the mos tsuggestive ones can be reached walking through the large entrance hall dominated by the coat of arms of the Sergardi family and their motto "Expertus fidelem". Guests will appreciate lemon trees, vases of geraniums all around the Villa and the Arcadian atmosphere wich has been for centuries a frame to the tradition of a family of notaries and lovers of letters and arts. We are certain that the peace and serenity of this ensemble will remain with them forever.
The villa and the Farmhouse together form the estate:
In detail, the Villa and Fattoria are two buildings intimately linked and form part of one single structure.
Although, in the past the first was exclusively intended as the home of the Sergardi family, and the second for agricultural activity, principally for the production of Classic Chianti wine and olive oil.
Nowadays both the Fattoria and the Villa offer the best hospitality, differentiated only by the types of apartments; those of a cosy and rustic tuscan style are located in the Fattoria, on top of which are four indipendent little houses with their own garden.
The seven apartments, found on the 1st floor of the Villa, and put at the disposal of the guests, are greater in size, and as a general rule, are decorated ornately with paintings and frescos.
The building, settled in the luscious green tuscan countryside, is framed by the “italian garden” and the so called “ bosco inglese”. Then between the olive groves you will find the “ viale dei cipressi” which leads the way to the swimmingpool, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Siena and its surroundings in the distance.
Every apartment is furnished with its own well equipt kitchen (self catering apartments) Those who wish to stock up on food can find anything they desire in the groucers in San Giovanni (1 km.), Ponte a Bozzone (2 km.), Pianella (5 km.) and Coop (7km.), a supermarket on the outskirts of Siena.
However, in the surrounding area – within a radius of 4-5 km. – you will find good and typical restaurants, which will be able to satisfy any needs of those who do not desire to cook.
Many of the guests that we have known for sometime say that, during their stay, they greatly appreciated the direct and familiar atmosphere that was established from the moment they arrived, for the charming location, for the beauty and history of Siena, for the good wine and the tranquillity which gave them so much pleasure during their stay... We will be delighted to have you amongst them. And its up to us to ensure that your stay in the Residence also leaves you with a unique and pleasant memory.
WEDDING ROOM/ WEDDINGS TUSCANY IN WINTER-SPRING-SUMMER-AUTUMN:
The Italian Garden or the courtyard of the Fattoria are are unique frame for a romantic welcome cocktail from where guests can enjoy an enchanting sunset and a beautiful view of Siena.
The dinner can take place in the old Tinaia reception room , completely restored with cap vaults and terracotta' floors or in the charming Italian Garden and the party with the DJ, piano bar, jazz music or live band in the Tinaia reception room.
Religious ceremonies can be arranged in a beautiful and ancient Church decorated with frescoes at only 5 minutes by car or in a more modern one at only 2 minutes by car.
It is also possible to celebrate Anglican and Protestant weddings in the private, consacrated and romantic Chapel inside the property or in the gorgeus Italian Garden.
The Chapel inside the property Cappella di Santa Croce was built in 1697 on a commission by Filippo Sergardi and planned by Jacopo Franchini. It is a central plan building preceded by a porch and characterised by a dome set in an octagonal basement and by a rich stucco decoration. The high altar shows a relief representing The History of the True Cross
Symbolic weddings can be organized in the Italian Garden with wedding arch and champagne chairs .
Civil ceremonies can be performed in the beautiful Sala del Concistoro at the Town Hall of Siena .
We will also be happy to send you wedding menu' proposals , help you with legal papers (recommending you a wedding coordinator), flowers , music ,photographer and hairdresser or suggest you other ideas such as welcome dinners,galà dinners, Breakfasts, Brunch or BBQ dinners.
We can help you also with the following arrangements.
-paperwork assistance for the Town Hall
-transportations (for the bride)
-music in the church, during aperitif, dinner and after dinner
-a supervisor / coordinator full day
Do not hesitate to contact us for information and for our wedding rates!