The History & description of Villa Corsano
Villa Corsano can be traced back to X century, when it was the hunting residence of Berengario the II king of Lombardy. From Villa Corsano started an edict regarding the town of Bergamo.
In the Middle Ages the villa, together with the nearby Romanesque church la Pieve di S.Giovanni was under the domain of the Archbishop of Siena.
In the Renaissance period, the Bonisignori banking family of Siena acquired the villa and transformed it into the beautiful residence that remains until today. After the death of the last Bonisignori, Niccolo the property was left to a charitable trust until it was bought at the beginning of the last century by Giovanni Migone, a banker from Genova as an investment.
Giovanni and Marianna had 11 children. One of them, my father, moved his family from Genova to Villa Corsano to escape the bombing of the port during World War 11. Villa Corsano has remained the home of my family ever since.
In the last twenty years become a touristic resort, situated in a beautiful area 15 minutes South of Siena, with the view on the clay Hills South of Siena and all the forests in the way to the sea side.
The perfect place for a relaxing vacation in the heart of Tuscany
Very recommended for family reunions, weddings, parties etc. etc.
Discover the beauty of Villa Corsano
The Villa is set on three floors. Apart from the drawing room, the ground floor also comprises a living room with large windows overlooking the park and a terracotta arch housing a library. Nearby is a bathroom with hand-made tiles from Amalfi. On this same level is a majestic dining hall, boasting what is said to be the largest sit-in fireplace in Tuscany.
The dining tables seat up to 20 people, and the impression is one of dining in a large medieval banqueting hall. Other special features of this dining hall are a 16th century Siennese marble sink, original antique tiled floors and antique furniture. Beyond the dining hall is a kitchen with modern equipment and professional cooking facilities, sufficient for 20 people or more. A beautiful internal courtyard is accessed from outside the dining hall. This courtyard has its own well and a covered area or loggia, and can be used for outdoor dining in fine weather
VILLA CORSANO IS AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM
The house is on three floors and can sleep twenty people.
Drawing Room with frescoes depicting a winter garden
Living room with floor to ceiling windows opening on o the gardens
Library , reached through a terracotta arch
Dining Hall, boasting what is said to be the largest fireplace and hearth in Tuscany. It has the feel of a mediaeval banqueting hall with a table that seats 20, a 16th century marble sink, original tiled floors and antique furniture.
The adjoining kitchen has modern equipment and professional cooking facilities. We can provide staff to cater for you if you wish.
Internal courtyard with a well and covered loggia.
Five large double bedrooms four en suite. One has a four poster bed and others have frescoesand antique furniture. All have wonderful views.
Another five double bedrooms ensuite
The house has extensive formal gardens with mature trees offering shade in the summer sun and box hedges. It is so calm another world yet so near to Siena.
The guests can dine at the garden table.
The 15 meter swimming pool is in an enclosure with lemon trees loungers with shade when wanted. There is a shower, barbeque and all facilities.
The house has its own chapel.
The local village is a kilometer away with shops, post office, bar and restaurant.
As well as being perfect retreat we can organize cookery classes, horse riding, wine tasting and art visits.
Please speak to me directly for information on these.