07 October 2011
Posted in FOOD AND WINE
Just 7 km from Siena there is a magic place where time seems to stop and be forgotten. Villa Certano is a wonderful historic place filled with enchanting atmosphere and surprises.
This wonderful, ancient hamlet is a group of old, restored buildings: the 10th century chapel, the manor house and little rural houses. A perfect place for active holidays or a wonderful wedding in one of most romantic Italian panoramas.
Charming and suggestive ex propriety of the Baldassarrini Macinelli family, Villa Certano is situated on gentle Tuscan hills, shaded by secular oaks and cedars of Lebanon, overlooking old vineyards – tradition which was known here long time ago. So near to the Siena but so far in same way it is an oasis, in which everyone will forget cares and problems of chaotic modern life. Here, in enchanting little apartments you’ll relax your body and lift your spirits. Each of rural houses took its name after the original use, after being restored and furnished with great taste and love for tradition. Imagine autumnal evenings in such a wonderful atmosphere with a glass of good wine…
And actually to taste good wine you don’t have to look far, for Villa Certano is as well a factory farm which produces wines, olive oil and delicious honey, a food worthy of gods. From ancient plantations of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot, Trebbiano and Malvasia some of most delicious and characteristic Tuscan wines are being produced: Chianti, Vin Santo and Barricato. Great care and passion for tradition only adds to their quality, for all production takes place in accordance with old recipes, starting from vintage which is man handled to storage. Together with local cheeses or delicious dishes prepared in Villa’s kitchen those wines are a poem of love, which surely will make your wedding an unforgettable event for you and your guests. Of course no Italian meal can be handled without bread, and if bread we must speak about olive oil. The Certano Factory is producing their own oil, according to long time tradition: man harvested olives are being picked only when reached the perfect ripeness, being than pressed in cold not later than 12 hours after the harvesting. This lovable handling allows oil to preserve the natural smell and taste so characteristic for the zone. The oil than is being purified by spontaneous settling and successive decanting. Perfect to dip bread in it, or for salad dressing, for it tastes at its best when cold. Let yourself and your guests enjoy the healthy and tasty Italian food in truly mesmerizing surroundings!
That’s not the end of the culinary marvels Villa Certano offers to visitors. To sweeten your life and wedding of course theirs is one of most natural sweets, as old as human civilization. Honey, natural, golden and sweet honey from Acacia trees. For tea or milk in the morning, for biscuits in the afternoon or a lovely wedding favor.
As you can see there are many reasons for which it is worth to visit Villa Certano. For wonderful stay and in historic venue, bounded by old trees and love for life. Here everything has meaning, but particularly your big day, which will be the realization of a dream.