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Torre a cona
In the heart of Chianti, just 10 kilometres from Florence, stands one of the most beautiful and sumptuous 18th century villas in central Italy: Torre a Cona. Both the villa and typical farmhouses are surrounded by breathtaking scenery of vineyards and olive groves, and welcome you for a stay. Wines, olive oil and honey, all served in the newly opened restaurant, are available for sale.
The first documents date back to 1066 AD when it was originally known as Quona Castle. Leveled to the ground, with the exception of the great tower, it was rebuilt between the 12th century and mid 18th century by the Marquis Rinuccini. During World War II the estate served first as headquarters for the German forces and later for the British. Various works of art from the Medici Chapels and the Duomo of Florence were protected here which thankfully prevented Torre a Cona from being bombed.
The present owners, the Rossi di Montelera family, have their roots in Piedmont where they founded the Martini & Rossi vermouth business in 1879. Count Napoleone Rossi di Montelera bought the estate after the First World War. Today, his grandchildren Ludovica, Leonardo and Niccolò are actively engaged in developing the wine, agriculture and hospitality business.
The Torre a Cona estate covers an area of 280 hectares of which 20 are dedicated to vines, while the rest is covered with olive groves and forest. The estate is located at an altitude of some 350 meters above sea level and the vineyards are planted with different climatic exposures. The soil is predominantly limestone. The vineyards are cordon trained and spur-pruned ageing between 10 and 18 years. The wines produced here, always with respect to nature, are: Chianti, Chianti Riserva, Sangiovese IGT, Merlot IGT, Vermentino DOC and Vin Santo.
The historical wine cellars are located underneath the Villa while the wines can be tasted at the estate or in the antique barn which was renovated and turned into a tasting room and wine shop. Contact the estate for a reservation.
Wine tours : During the tour, we explain our production methods in the historic cellars before visiting the Vinsantaia, where Tuscany’s dessert wine par excellence, Vin Santo, refines for five long years. The welcoming staff will guide you through three or four of the estate wines, all served with typical bruschette drizzled with our own extra-virgin olive oil.
Lovingly restored with fine Tuscan decor, the 25 spacious and elegant rooms are located in the 18th century villa. The romantic, bright, lavish rooms permeating with authentic charm have sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside.
Independent country houses surrounded by olive groves with views over the Arno Valley and the Vallombrosa mountains. Exquisitely furnished with beautiful wood-beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, guests can relax in the secluded gardens.
The swimming pool, open to all guests, is surrounded by a large sun terrace with sun loungers and shaded gazebo with sofas. For total relaxation, it is immersed in the silence which exists between the olive groves and the vineyards
Restaurant Osteria Torre a Cona.
Osteria Torre a Cona, newly opened in 2021, serves traditional Tuscan food prepared with seasonality and local ingredients. From June to September, lunch and dinner are served in the outdoor seating area, covered by wisteria and surrounded by aged holm oak trees. During the winter, the guests are welcomed to experience our cuisine in the centuries-old Limonaia building.
Activities: Riding, Bees and Truffle hunting
Horses : Explore Tuscanny’s beautiful scenery while riding!
Bee Tour: Healthy bees are vital to the wellbeing of the earth. As bee colonies collapse around the world, we have done everything possible to attract and sustain the insects by growing a cross-section of flowers and plants. At Torre a Cona, we produce the finest wildflower honey and, more importantly, help with the pollination of fruits and vegetables. Learn and taste by joining our beekeeper on a tour.
Truffle Hunting: Join our expert truffle hunter and his dog in for an exclusive search of seasonal truffles in the private park of Torre a Cona. Our truffle hunter will show you the hidden places and the techniques for finding them. The tour ends with a special aperitif with truffle and our wines
In the heart of the Chianti area come and immerse yourself in the typical Tuscan landscape!
Please contact the estate directly for more information, questions or requests
Torre a Cona
Torre a Cona, 49
50067 Rignano sull’Arno