Chianti Villa is a charming 17th-century villa in the Chianti wine region near Monteriggioni, and close to Florence and Siena.
How would you describe Ferranesi in a nutshell?
Ferranesi is a luxury villa rental near Siena in Tuscany, with 360° spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Its exquisite interior design with minimalist architecture perfectly matches the simplicity of the old Tuscan farm. The sight of the Sienese clay hills is truly astonishing in any of the four seasons and creates a soothing calmness.
Please tell us about the interior design/architecture. How would you describe it?
Ferranesi is a farm property that was reconstructed in the original rural Tuscan style that is traditional for the ‘Crete Senesi’ area. Luxurious interiors and minimalist architecture perfectly match the simplicity of the farm. The famous Belgian architect Christine Conix from conix architects was in charge of the restoration. Starting in 2017, we took on the management of Ferranesi and are now doing yearly updates to the villa. This is our way to surprise our return guests with something new every year. The atmosphere at the house can range from a funky happening for a group of friends to a very relaxed family gathering or a serious business meeting.
What’s your background and what was your inspiration to buy Ferranesi?
When we moved to Italy from Belgium in 2000 we were searching for more quality in our lives. When we discovered Tuscany we decided to create an agriturismo startup close to Montepulciano. Continuing our dream we then started another company in 2006 and now rent out exclusive properties in Val d’Orcia, incorporating top service and delicious local foods. Our goal for our rental properties is very simple: to offer a home away from home.
Is Ferranesi best suited for couples, families, or groups? What’s your policy on kids?
It is absolutely a great property for families or groups of friends. Of course, we can always add extra beds or baby cots. Right next to the garden and the pool are great playgrounds for kids as well as amazing places for adults to relax. Ferranesi has plenty of spots inside and outside where larger groups can gather. It is also a great wedding destination.