Your home in Chianti – in the heart of Tuscany

Stop a moment and imagine your room immersed in silence, surrounded by stunning views over the Chianti hills and vineyards.

You are in the VIGNALE Relais & Spa situated in the Chianti Classico wine producing region and a few steps away from the Radda in Chianti historical centre.

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THE RELAIS

Your home in Chianti – in the heart of Tuscany

Stop a moment and imagine your room immersed in silence, surrounded by stunning views over the Chianti hills and vineyards.

You are in the VIGNALE Relais & Spa situated in the Chianti Classico wine producing region and a few steps away from the Radda in Chianti historical centre.

Imagine the elegant and welcoming lounges with an old fireplace that used to belong to the XVIII Century Manor House, pampered by a friendly and attentive team to ensure you will enjoy a true and authentic Tuscan experience. The Relais Vignale has been refurbished with passion, fully respecting the original design, has 42 rooms, 5 of which are suites with a balcony or a terrace. Discover the tranquillity stemming from the new indoor SPA created where the ancient cellars used to be, a very special place where you can get in touch with your inner self and fully enjoy your stay.

If you are looking for the sophistication of a luxury hotel and the customary welcome of a historical manor house in the Chianti hills, you have found the ideal place for you – this is the Relais & Spa Vignale.

The Relais & Spa Vignale is the historical seat of the Gallo Nero (or Black Rooster) consortium, a body created to protect the brand of the wine produced in the Chianti region.

The manor house

All is ready at the Vignale Relais & Spa to allow you to enjoy the unique experience of a stay in the Chianti region, discovering the lounges part of the Relais hall and the landscapes and many details in an environment full of calm and tranquillity surrounded by rich history. Stop just a few moments in front of the mighty fireplace bearing the family coat of arms and you will be enthralled by details reminiscent of times gone by.

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The manor house

The manor house

All is ready at the Vignale Relais & Spa to allow you to enjoy the unique experience of a stay in the Chianti region, discovering the lounges part of the Relais hall and the landscapes and many details in an environment full of calm and tranquillity surrounded by rich history. Stop just a few moments in front of the mighty fireplace bearing the family coat of arms and you will be enthralled by details reminiscent of times gone by.
You will marvel at the views before your eyes as soon as you step into the garden and walk towards the Spa or the outdoor swimming pool. You will start to understand that you are in a very special place and you can breathe in a true sense of peace that only the Chianti hills can provide.

The Relais is a special starting point from where you can explore the medieval villages and the Chianti castles, tasting the best Tuscan wines in typical local estates, often undiscovered. You can start by strolling on foot or cycling around this enchanting and uncontaminated landscape or simply enjoy your preferred Long Drink prepared by our barman’s expert hands and relax by the panoramic swimming pool.

You are at the heart of one of the most beautiful, cultural and famous areas in Italy and in the world.  From here you can travel to artistic towns such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Arezzo, Cortona and Pienza, to visit and explore medieval villages and the Chianti castles, and taste the famous wines produced in the most famous wine region in the world.

History – The Chapel

The history of Relais Vignale, which was originally a farm, goes hand in hand with the history of the Chianti Classico wine.

The first historical records date back to the 1700’s, among the documents of Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Lorraine there is a mention that, Falconi, the owners of that time: “…trade and send wine to England…”. Later the Pianigiani family took over from the Falconi and they greatly enhanced the wine production.

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HISTORY - THE CHAPEL

History – The Chapel

The history of Relais Vignale, which was originally a farmhouse, goes hand in hand with the history of the Chianti Classico wine.

The first historical records date back to the 1700’s, among the documents of Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Lorraine there is a mention that, Falconi, the owners of that time: “…trade and send wine to England…”. Later the Pianigiani family took over from the Falconi and they greatly enhanced the wine production. In August 1924 at the Vignale Vineyard, the Chianti notary Pianegiani Baldassarre, drew up the article of incorporation for the “Gallo Nero” Consortium, to protect and promote the local wine “Chianti Classico”. Testament to this continuity are the documents conserved within the Vigniale archives where the Centre for Chianti Historical studies has its registered office and which is also the historic location for the Chianti Classico wine consortium.

Cappella dei Santi Martiri Fabiano e Sebastiano and of the Beatissima Vergine del Latte. The chapel was incorporated within the original horizontal structure of the manor house. During the pastoral visit of 1784, it was mentioned as the “oratory of Santa Maria of the signori Falconi of Radda”, and was included within the parish of San Niccolò of Radda in Chianti. A document of 1832 shows that this chapel was also dedicated to the “Beatissima Vergine del Latte”. Other citations are found in the XIX century records of “casa Pianigiani”. From the exterior, the chapel is identifiable by a portal, side frames supporting an architrave and two rectangular windows profiled in stone on either side of the entrance, characteristic of the era in which the house was built. Above the portal San Bernardino’s monogram is to be seen, topped by a small niche enclosing a small plate decorated with a terracotta relief. The interior consists of a single rectangular room with a plastered cross vaulted ceiling. There is an access from the main building to the chapel, on the right-hand wall towards the back. On the end wall are the altar and a gilded tabernacle that houses a relief depicting the Madonna breastfeeding her child.

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