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Il Fienile: the Most Charming Country House You Can Dream of

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 double bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Muricciaglia is a property of seventy hectares (one hundred and fifty acres) off the beaten path yet only five minutes drive from the medieval village of Castellina in Chianti and a few kilometers from Radda in Chianti. There are three houses, the main house where my husband Franco and I live, Ovile, the old sheep shed and Fienile. Il Fienile, the ancient stone built hay barn, is now a charming self contained villa surrounded by private terraces and large meadows: the view of fields and woods, as far as the eye can see, is lovely. The upper floor includes a master bedroom (a large glass door opens our onto an outdoor terrace) with bathroom en suite, another double bedroom, a second bathroom and a mezzanine. On the lower floor there is the living room with an open fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the wisteria covered pergola. Il Fienile has its own laundry room, central heating, telephone and satellite TV and WIFI.

The elegantly designed swimming pool is not far. Guests will find serenity and peace in our hideaway in the heart of Chianti Classico hills surrounded by olive orchards. Franco tends them and at every fall at harvest time the new green gold blesses our table.

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Mimma Ferrando
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 May, 2018

About Mimma Ferrando

We have been an expatriate family for many years. Franco working with EXXON Chemicals and travelling all the time, Mimma busy teaching Italian at Bruxelles Free University and growing the family. When it was time thinking of retirement, Tuscany was chosen after a long search, thanks to a sum of 'plus' factors as weather, landscape and culture. We bought a group of ancient rural dwellings and started to restore them shaping the wild land around. The children are gone now, they have their own families and live far away. Franco is busy with the olive groves, the vineyard and the woods. We produce extra virgin olive oil, Chianti Classico grapes and firewood. I take care of our guests who are coming back year after year to enjoy the Chianti atmosphere. Often they participate to the culinary program I started back in 1996, 'Tutti a Tavola', after the age-old call to dinner used by mothers throughout Italy. From the beginning our aim has been to share our 'family cooking' but also to open our home to friends coming from distant places.

Mimma Ferrando purchased this house in 1995

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mimma and Franco, it took us eleven years to finally return, and we are even more delighted to share your kindness, warmth, hospitality, humour and special gifts of cooking. It's truly a privilege to spend time with you both. Cheers!
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Radda In Chianti in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 1
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Never allow children to go to the pool without supervision. Guests are kindly required not to move furniture around, inside or outside.
  • For any problem regarding WI FI, heating system, all electrical appliances such as dish washer and washing machine, kindly ask owner.
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom has a bathtub with shower, while the second bathroom has a large shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed (1), two single beds or 1 queen size bed , Baby Crib upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
marked hiking walks of different length in the 70 hectares property


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Il Fienile: the Most Charming Country House You Can Dream of
average rating of 4.98 based on 51 reviews

Wonderful place, wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The quiet and charming home was spotlessly clean. Mimma was ready to offer up great advice of the area- can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow- what an incredible experience

  • 5 of 5

Staying with Mimma and Franco was the highlight of our two week trip to Italy. They bent over backwards to make us feel welcome and part of the family, they consistently gave us great recommendations and introduced us to a tour guide who provided an after hours tour of the Ufizzi museum that was just incredible. If you have the opportunity take a cooking lesson class from Mimma that of itself was worth the trip to Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay with Mimma in il Fienile - it really is a very comfortable cottage on a lovely hillside. The pool is fantastic and very well looked after. Do try and persuade Mimma and Franca to give you a cookery lesson - even if you can cook perfectly well the social side is well worth it!

This was our first visit to Tuscany but it won't be our last - we really fell in love with this part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for fabulous vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and are just getting back to the states after 2 fabulous weeks in Italy. We spent one week at Fienile and found the location to be so central to visiting so many wonderful spots from Florence to Siena. We were able to drive to the coast one day for a day on the beach. The pictures do not do justice to the complete beauty of this house and the surrounding area. We did decide not to travel for two days and simply soaked up the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful views. Mimma is a phenomenal host ...from suggestions for restaurants , grocery shopping , places to visits to a unbelievable cooking class...she is a wealth of information and a truly beautiful person. We feel so fortunate to have been able to spend part of our time in this absolute gem. We hope to be able to return in the future. Jaci and Harold Kipreos

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The brilliance of this lovely home was exceeded only by the hospitality of its owners Franco and Mimma. Mimma is most charming, thoughtful, and pleasant without being in your way. She is happy to assist you and offer suggestions as needed. Franco works the fields and also has splendid suggestions. Of course Dabbie was a sweet companion whose exploits are legendary! We'd go back anytime we could.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and relaxing escape in the heart of Chianti

  • 5 of 5

I recently returned from a wonderful 6 night stay at Il Fienile. The house is situated in the most beautiful and relaxing setting in the hills of Chianti. The views are fantastic and you're surrounded by olive groves, fragrant rosemany, and wisteria. The villa is well stocked with everything you might need, and we were very comfortable. Mimma is very welcoming and accommodating host. We arrived late in the day, and had not had a chance to visit the grocery. The next morning Mimma brought us a hot pot of coffee and biscotti. While completely isolated and peaceful, Il Fienile is centrally located, 5 minutes from the SR222 and Castellina in Chianti, and less than and hour from Florence. My wife and I joined friends here, and we couldn't be more pleased with our stay. We look forward to a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Castellina in Chianti
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Ugolino (Firenze)
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Torre (Castellina in Chianti)
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Abetone, north of Florence
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Grosseto area
Car: necessary

From Fienile you can reach easily many of Tuscany beautiful sites. We'll always be there for advice, driving directions, special tips. You can consider one day sightseeing tour to S. Giminiano, Volterra, Colle Val d' Elsa. Pisa and Lucca. Arezzo and Cortona. Not to speak of Florence and Siena. There is a great choice of wine tasting tours in the Chianti area and south of Siena in the Brunello region.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Radda In Chianti, Siena Area

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Radda in Chianti Administration requires 1,50€ Tourist Tax per night, per person, from any adult for the first 7 (seven) nights. Children below 14 years of age do not pay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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