The Cignella Story - Localita’ Cignella

The Cignella Story

history of cignella

Nestled in beautiful countryside and enjoying breathtaking views over Val di Chiana, Cignella began its life over 200 years ago as a pig rearing farm with a farmhouse and sheds in its grounds. As agricultural needs changed it fell into disrepair and the current owners, seeing its potential, wanted to share its wonderful location with others so work began to convert the old farm into luxury 4 star accommodation. The Cignella you see today has been lovingly renovated in the same footprint as the old farm, and with the original farmhouse still standing. The roofs, rafters and beams have been skilfully restored using local materials and traditional techniques so their appearance is the same as centuries ago.

With a genuine interest in the style and design of Cignella, everything you see today in the villas and apartments, including the furniture, paintings and soft furnishings, have been personally sourced by the owners and their family, from outlets in the surrounding countryside. Decorated in traditional Tuscan colours, guests are always reminded of the Italian culture that has been present in this location for centuries. The need for modern day appliances has not been forgotten and care has been taken to ensure guests have all the facilities they need during their stay.

Perfectly located, guests can explore beautiful medieval hill-top towns and historic villages while the world famous cities of Florence, Perugia and Siena are only a short drive away. In a region known for gourmet cuisine, guests can sample exquisite Pecorino cheeses, unrivalled olive oils and exceptional wine from local family run wineries. For the more active, walkers can enjoy the mountain footpaths and cyclists can hire bikes and explore the rolling hills.

We also know the importance of rest and relaxation. With a wonderful pool surrounded by sun loungers, vast landscaped garden, villas with terraces perfect for dining alfresco and massage treatments available, a stay with us will leave you refreshed, revived and feeling your best!

We opened our doors in 2014 and have been delighting our guests ever since. Many return year after year and the secret, we think, is because we enjoy what we do and are only happy when you are happy. We care about our guests and listen to their needs and requests…..nothing is ever too much trouble, you just need to ask!

We hope you enjoy your stay with us...

From everyone at Cignella