Dario's 10th Century Monastery
Stay in Dario's 10th century monastery in the heart of Tuscany!
Monastero di Coriano
Your chance to stay in a monastery with more than 1,000 years of history that has been authentically restored to evoke the romance of another era.
Nestled in the hills at the confluence of three valleys 23 miles east of Siena in Tuscany is Monastero di Coriano, built more than 1,000 years ago. It remained a fortified monastery in the Augustian Order of the Catholic Church until 1650, when the order was abolished by the Pope, as it rivaled his power. It then became a farm. Dario Sattui, owner of V. Sattui winery and Castello di Amorosa, bought it in 1991.
Monastero di Coriano has recently been beautifully and authentically remodeled, and one apartment is available for rent on a limited basis by the week only to V. Sattui and Castello di Amorosa club members.
The two-bedroom, one large bath apartment can comfortably host four people. It has a large fireplace, large, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. It is furnished with antiques, but has modern-day free wi-fi service.
Guests will enjoy the Monastery’s swimming pool, pond, outdoor oven for making bread and pizza, as well as an outdoor kitchen and pergola for al fresco dining.
The Monastery’s courtyard features a deep well, surrounded on four sides by a church and two-story buildings in which the farm animals and monks lived. It overlooks a castle 2 miles away, another monastery, a walled medieval town, vineyards, olive orchards, fields and forest. The monastery is surrounded by 5 acres of olives and immense forests. It is very private and secluded, yet close to many major sites.
Monastero di Coriano is very centrally located and near just about everything. Distances by car to:
- Chianti Classico – 20 Minutes
- Siena – 25 Minutes
- Cortona – 30 Minutes
- Piensa – 40 Minutes
- Montalcino – 50 Minutes
- Florence – 60 Minutes
- San Gimignano – 75 Minutes
- Assisi – 75 Minutes
- Rome – 115 Minutes
Special pricing for V. Sattui Winery Guests: $250 per night including all taxes for a 1-5 night stay, and stays over 6 days at a rate of $225 per night including all taxes. This rental cannot be reserved by calling either V. Sattui or Castello di Amorosa. Early reservations are highly recommended to secure desired dates. A $350 deposit is required at booking, which applies towards rental of the property.
Payment due in full at least 60 days prior to occupancy.
$500 damage/breakage deposit required before taking occupancy. Fully refundable
if no damage or breakage occurs.
* Price includes all taxes and service charges. Cleaning service also available at additional cost.
Contact Irina at 510-432-3520 or Irina@CastelloDiAmorosa.com
2019 Spring V. Sattui Tuscany Tour
Explore the real Italy, the magical, mystical countryside of Tuscany and Umbria.
GO ABROAD with us for an intimate eight night adventure through the panoramic hill towns and impressive countryside of Tuscany and Umbria. Imagine you had a good friend, a native Italian, who knew all of the best places to see, eat, drink great wine, and could introduce you to some of the locals. We have that friend, and we’re sharing him with you! Salvatore Gangale, is the Castello delle Serre owner and a native to Italy. Salvatore brings with him over forty years of experience, that assures you that you will relish in the most authentic meals and local experiences during this stay as he takes you through Italy as only a local can, effectively capturing the essence of la dolce vita.
He’ll lead our V. Sattui guests through charming villages, farmhouses, majestic castles and the beautiful architecture of churches and monasteries. You’ll taste some of the world’s finest olive oils, wines, learn how the Italians cook, and eat meals you’ll remember for a lifetime.
“Open your heart and you will see . . . Italy.” – Robert Browning
Total cost per person, double occupancy, exclusive of airfare: $4,695.
Space is limited to 16 travelers. Available on a first-come-first-served basis. Reserve early!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Reservation Form.
Tour includes: all meals, bilingual guides, bus transportation, eight nights premium lodging in Italian castles and historic inns, accommodations based on double occupancy, sightseeing, tours, museums, wine tastings, olive oil tastings, and cooking demonstrations. View itinerary.
“Incredible! Our only regret was that we didn’t stay longer! …We toured some of the most incredible Tuscan towns just a short drive away from the castle to explore and do some wine tasting.” – Heather A
“Spent 4 wonderful days in the castle. Mirco, Antonio, and Salvatore were very gracious and helpful hosts of our stay. Our Tuscan trip would not have been the same without their help, guidance, and wonderful hospitality. Do not miss this experience. We will be back!” – Vedya B
2019 President's Wine Cruise
Set sail with V. Sattui Winery for 14 days on Oceania’s Regatta for perhaps our greatest cruise to-date, from Sydney Australia to Auckland, New Zealand.
Hot on the heals of a successful and sold out European wine cruise, we are delighted to announce our next adventure. Join V. Sattui President, Tom Davies for an exploration of the Land Down Under in 2019!
A spectacular adventure awaits to Australia & New Zealand aboard Oceania’s Cruises’ intimate 680-guest Regatta, setting sail on January 16, 2019. Together we’ll embark in Sydney, Australia on a fourteen-day journey of great wine, food and travel. You will find yourselves mesmerized by the big, bold, brawny spirit of Australia and awestruck by the mystical land of New Zealand. Experience the wines of these two countries and spend leisurely days at sea, including cruising the dramatic fjords of Milford Sound, a special gourmet wine dinner hosted by Tom and Brooks, private group seminars, in depth wine tastings and receptions along the way.
The cruise begins with an optional pre-cruise, three-day tour of the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region filled with winery visits, luncheons and dinners. In Melbourne, we’ll visit Australia’s “cool” Yarra Valley featuring the nation’s premier chardonnays and pinot noirs. Before crossing the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, we’ll stop in Burnie, Tasmania to enjoy “the best Island weather in the world” according to Condé Naste Traveler.
After cruising the Fjords of Milford Sound, we’ll make 7 ports of call in New Zealand. The land that most Americans know for Lord of the Rings, is home to great wines and stunning scenery. Optional programs include a Kiwi lunch with winemakers of Martinborough and a day visiting the wine giants of Hawke’s Bay. The cruise disembarks in Auckland with its incredible natural wonders and vibrant nightlife.
This once-in-a-lifetime cruise will sell out fast. Please act quickly if you are interested. We look forward to this amazing cruise and sharing an abundance of V. Sattui wines, fun and memorable adventures.
To book your stateroom or suite contact our exclusive travel partner, Food & Wine Trails, at (800) 367-5348.
Castello delle Serre
A luxury Castle-Hotel that is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the Tuscan countryside.
V. Sattui Winery is a partner in Casterllo delle Serre. Centrally located midway between Chianti Classico and the Crete Senesi, the Castle sits above the charming medieval town of the Serra di Rapolano. It is just a short drive to many of the treasures found in Tuscany and Umbria. Choose from 14 rooms, including 2 suites, along with a pool, loggia bar and morning breakfast.
Sport Hotel Alpina & Il Cantinone Restaurant
Stay and dine with our friends in the Italian Alps in the world-class ski resort town of Madesimo.
Chef Stefano Masanti and his wife, Raffaella, own this boutique hotel and Michelin-Star restaurant. In their off-season (April -October) you will find them at V. Sattui Winery. But the rest of the year they here, creating delicious food and running their boutique 8-room hotel. The hotel rooms can accommodate parties of 2, 4, and 6 people. The rooms are larger then most European standard hotel rooms. The Sport Hotel Alpina has complimentary wi-fi, and breakfast is included with your stay.
Il Cantinone Restaurant is open for dinner and offers a nightly tasting menu of 80 euros per person. Wine pairings are additional for 60 euros. Stefano’s menu is filled with creative, original presentations of simple, delicious ingredients. Gambero Rosso, a well-respected food and wine publication, has named Il Cantinone the best Italian restaurant that promotes local food and farmers, and the restaurant was named one of the best 60 restaurants in Italy and top 10 in Lombardia by the L’Espresso Guide to Italian restaurants.