Monastery Apartment Rental in Italy
MONASTERO DI CORIANO
Dario Sattui's 10th Century Monastery
Ever fantasize about staying 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 from two French Painters in 1991.
It 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 Monastery itself is exactly what you would imagine it to be - a courtyard with 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|
|San Gimignano||75 Minutes|
To book please call 510-432-3520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Special pricing for Castello di Amorosa winery customers: $225 per night including all taxes, 3 night minimum. Weekly rate of $195 per night including all taxes. (This rental cannot be reserved by calling either V. Sattui or Castello di Amorosa.) Pricing will change for 2015 bookings.
|Outside Kitchen||Pool and Backyard|
|Back Walkway||Church Altar|