The peace and tranquility among the hills of Chianti Colli Senesi and the landscape are the most representative features of Farmhouse Melariano.
Only ca. 3 km from Castelnuovo Berardenga and 18 km from Siena, it’s the ideal place both for those who want to immerse themselves in the history of our beautiful area and for those who want to take refuge in the nature of Chianti.
Around the agritourism you can watch the Chianti Ecomarathon and the Eroica: these famous events take place both in the province of Siena.
Furthermore, due to its proximity to the freeway Siena-Bettolle, you can easily reach in a short time famous Tuscan historical sites and tourist places, such as Siena, San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza, Florence, Volterra, and many others, through beautiful landscapes amid the beautiful Tuscan hills.
The farmhouse is located in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga, and is an old renovated cottage inside the Agricultural Holding of Vagnoni Giuseppe who works personally the over 100 hectares since more than 30 years. You will have for sure the occasion to see him busy with his olive trees, from which we produce a fantastic extra virgin olive oil, or in the distance on a tractor, among the wheat fields; and, more often, you will see him working in his beloved vineyard producing a DOC controlled origin wine.
L’EROICA - Annual event
The farmhouse is located along the EROICA route, "a Poem written by bicycle".Read more on the Event " Eroica "
"Since 1997, EROICA is an example of promotion of the environmental heritage, of a sustainable lifestyle, of a clean cycling. A world where everyone is Heroic in his own way: the important thing is to show that we can sacrifice with a smile for a healthy passion." (Giancarlo Brocci)
EROICA offers to the "all year round-Heroic ones" the chance to ride in any season on the most beautiful dirt roads of the world, marked by the organization of cycling event occurring every year on the first Sunday of October. A 209 km marked route from Gaiole in Chianti through the Chianti, the Val d'Arbia, Montalcino, the Crete Senesi and the Val d'Orcia. The event involves over 5,000 participants (limited number) and 15,000 people including athletes' families, accredited journalists and freelancers from all over the world.
CHIANTI ECOMARATHON - Annual event
The farmhouse is located only a few steps from the tracks of the CHIANTI ECOMARATHON.Read more on the Event " Chianti Ecomarathon "
The Chianti Ecomarathon is an annual event attended by thousands of runners from all around the world, valuing and enhancing the landscape treasures, the food and the wine and the traditions of Siena and the Chianti, thanks to the beauty and the naturalness of trails, paths and dirt roads, to the side events for the athletes including free organized visits to villas, castles and other attractions and tourist resources of the various municipalities involved in the event.
The event consists of 3 competitive running tracks: Ecomarathon 42 KM - Chianti Classico Trail 21 KM - Trail del Luca 14 KM. Also available are non-competitive tracks: Ecowalk KM 10, Walking among wineries 8 KM and Nordic Walking 10 KM. All enriched by culinary events like the "Pasta Party" and the "Tuscan Dinner".