Borgo San Fedele Siena
Ancient village-Tuscan Borgo - medium price
Loc. San Fedele, 53017 Radda in Chianti (SI) Italia
Wedding Borgo San Fedele Chianti, between Siena and Florence. Wedding venue Siena Tuscany Italy
An ancient parish church in the heart of Chianti, between Siena and Florence, immersed in nature and tranquility, it is the ideal venue for private and corporate events, workshops and weddings, conventions and ceremonies, in a magical and inspiring surroundings.
The canonica of San Fedele is an architectural site formed by a romanic church, mentioned since 1203 in the "lodo di Poggibonsi", which defined the territories of the Republics of Siena and Florence.
It lived through the fierce battles between Guelfi and Ghibellini, and its fortified structure, like that of many other buildings in the area, shows the necessity of defending itself.
Over the centuries San Fedele has been connected with two important Florentine families, the Squarcialupi and the Cerchi.
Many documents and volumes regarding San Fedele and its territory can be found in the State and Church archives in Siena and Colle di Val d'Elsa. They contain numerous descriptions of the life and events through the centuries. In the most prosperous years San Fedele owned a number of near by properties, in which there lived and worked a community of 400 people.
The Borgo of San Fedele is an architectural site formed by a romanic church (mentioned since 1203 in the "lodo di Poggibonsi" which defined the territories of the Republics of Siena and Florence), a sixtheen century chapel, a parsonage and a detached rural building.
The overall U-shaped site embraces a large courtyard.
The six year restoration employed natural materials and ancient techniques to maintain the historical significance of the site. The Ministry of Fine Arts has recognized Borgo San Fedele as an architectural site of great historic and environmental interest. Today it is classified as a Historic Residence.
Each of the 9 double rooms and 8 suites are elegantly and uniquely decorated. The rooms are designed to accommodate from one to four guests, with a maximum facility capacity of 50 guests.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, television, wireless internet and a mini-bar.
The facility layout, including historic cellars, offer the possibility of simultaneously conducting different work shops, meetings and study sessions. The meeting areas are equipped with the latest multimedia capabilities including a large cinema room with surround sound that can be used for presentations and home theatre entertainment.
The frescoed chapel is ideal for breakfasts, coffee breaks, buffets and evening dinners.
The large piazza, the terrace, the gardens, the swimmingpool and woods, all surrounded by the magic of Chianti countryside, offer idyllic outdoor space for group work or moments of individual introspection and meditation.
The buildings cover 2700 square metres and total 9000 cubic metres in volume. The property lies on 3,5 hectares of land and is served by two private entrances, main and secondary. The main approach is lined with centuries old cypress trees.
The features of San Fedele make it the ideal venue for private and corporate events, meetings, workshops and weddings.
Rooms & Suites
The seventeen guestrooms are located in both the main and secondary buildings and offer spectacular views of the borgo, like the piazza,
the olive grove, the medieval terraced vegetable garden and the surrounding countryside.
Each guestroom is different, furnished with unique pieces and materials suited to the colours of the walls.
All the rooms have air conditioning, telephone, TV, internet ADSL, WI-FI zone and minibar.
There are 9 double rooms, 2 communicating.
There are 6 junior suites, 2 communicating, that have in addition to the double rooms a small sitting area including a double sofa bed.
There are 2 suites, larger than the junior suites and supplied with a large jacuzzi.
San Fedele has undergone an accurate restoration which lasted five and a half years.
Thanks to the precious help given by the "Soprintendenza di Siena", all the work was carried out in total respect of the place and its
San Fedele lies in the district of Radda in Chianti at 7 km from the traditional village which, together with the districts of Castellina and Gaiole, formed in the Midlle-ages, the ancient "Lega del Chianti".
The green and rolling hills of the area are famous for their Chianti wine, one of the world's most known and appreciated reds.
Siena is 12 km away, one of the most magical art cities in Italy, declared by UNESCO to be part of the World's Architectural Heritage,
known all over the world for the famous Palio (horse race) which takes place twice a year, on the 2nd of July and on the 16th of August.
One hour's drive away, one can easily reach the Val d'Orcia, Pienza and Montalcino, famous for the renound pecorino cheese and the superb Brunello wine.
The well known religious sites Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Sant'Antimo and San Galgano are also found in this territory.
In 45 minutes you can reach Florence, very important city of art, centre of the Renaissance and famous worldwide also for the Uffizi Gallery.
In 45 minutes you can reach San Gimignano, also town declared by UNESCO to be part of the World's Architectural Heritage, and Volterra, the Etruscan city.
Borgo di San Fedele is situated 12 km North of Siena and 2,7 km from the village of Vagliagli.
Distances from the closest airports:
Roma Fiumicino - 230 km
Firenze Peretola - 75 km
Bologna G. Marconi - 160 km
Pisa G. Galilei - 160 km
Wedding Borgo San Fedele Siena Tuscany
An ancient parish church in the heart of Chianti, between Siena and Florence, tuscany Italy