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Farmhouse Malafrasca - Siena

Strada Chiantigiana 109 - Siena

1-877-662-6988
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The Malafrasca farmhouse, located in a fabulous position at the edge of the Chianti hills, in Malafrasca, only 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) from Siena and 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) from the train station, is a small farm surrounded by hills, vineyards, and olive tree groves.

The quiet and relaxing atmosphere of the Malafrasca farmhouse is the right choice for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, taking excursions, or simply lying around on the terrace or in the garden, admiring fabulous panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Complimentary wireless Internet access, free outdoor parking, tour assistance, and a living area/dining room are available in the house. Pets and dogs are welcome in the farmhouse.

Guests at the Malafrasca farmhouse will be able to purchase locally produced Chianti wine, extra-virgin olive oil, and vin santo (a typical Italian dessert wine).
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Guest Rating 9.2 Wonderful!
Based on 139 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Outstanding facility just outside of Siena. A quiet area but close enough for a sh...

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Farmhouse Facilities at Malafrasca

  • Dogs allowed
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Free parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 3 PM and 7:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 28 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night, up to 6 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property in cash: EUR 2.50 per person, per night, for the first 6 nights. For stays from 1 November to 29 February the tax is reduced to EUR 1.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to residents of the city, children under 12 years of age, or disabled persons. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.
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Malafrasca Farmhouse reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great family own farm house.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

A great room, spacious and very clean. Nice and practical kitchen. The hosts are a very friendly and personable family, who gave us lots and lots of information about things to do suring our stay. The house is located 5 car minutes from Siena. The roof terrace overlooking the rolling Tuscany landscape is great for breakfasts and late in the evening. Very much recommended!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Malafrasca exceeded our expectations. We were a couple, but we lucked out with a huge bedroom big enough for four, with a perfect view of vineyards and olive trees. The tiny little kitchen and huge, cheerful dining area were spotless and beautifully decorated with crisp linen curtains and sunflowers and poppies all over. The host family was very warm and sweet, offering us a welcoming glass of home-produced dessert wine, and taking in a piece of laundry when it rained. From the veranda and picnic tables, you can glimpse classic Tuscan views of hilltop villas surrounded by fields. Malafrasca is located in a rural area on the outskirts of Siena, with a single restaurant within walking distance, but no stores, so have dinner or do your shopping before you arrive. If you like to begin and end your day by cooking breakfast and dinner, this is a perfect place from which to tour Siena, Volterra, S. Gimignano, Valle D'Orcia and Chianti and then come home to fireflies, birdsong and a quiet night's sleep. You must have a car. Less than 90-minute drive from Florence, but do get GPS for navigating, as the area has winding, narrow roads.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

Location is perfect, staff is very good too. Close to Siena (but I would not recommend taking a walk, car is optimal). The room was big with a great view. The only thing to note is that you enter your room from a shared dining room, so you entrance is not completely isolated. If you have a car this is definitely a great place to stay and if you go to the city by car park it at Giloramo Gigli street and walk up to Roma gate.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

What a great place to get away from the busy tourist groups in Siena, and to launch out to see the other hill towns, but you must have a car. We were on our way from tour of Eastern Europe, and came to tour the Tuscany area on our own, then drive back up to the Como lake area. Beautiful grounds and views from the rooms and deck. The guest rooms are up two flights of outside stairs, so be prepared to climb. No breakfast, but a cozy kitchen for guests to use and a large common area and deck with great view to eat on. We made breakfast and dinner there several times. A large "Coop" store is not far away, so can buy anything needed to cook. Beware that some of the online mapping software can't find this place. Ellena is a jewel and answer any of your questions and provide good info.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Easy to find with the GPS. Elena welcomed us along with her parents who offered us a small glass of sweet wine. We were able to walk in the vineyard and enjoy wine on the patio. The view was gorgeous. The only reason I didn't give the facilities a slightly higher rating is that the price didn't include breakfast. However, we were offered an espresso in the morning. If we were staying longer than the one night, we probably could have used the small kitchen.

7.6 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We loved the location (when we finally found the place), and the owners and all the other guests were very friendly. But, even though we are used to heat as we live in South Carolina, we were there during a heatwave and without A/C or even a fan we were very uncomfortable and ended up leaving a day earlier than we'd planned. We would certainly recommend the Agriturismo- just not in July or August.

7.2 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Thailand

This hotel is far from center. You need to have a car to go around. It's kind of farmhouse stay but no breakfast included. So where can you find anything to eat in the morning as we were in the middle of farm. However the place is nice and quiet and very big room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Beautiful stay and very good service. We wished we had stayed there longer. The view from our room was spectacular. The Cathedral in town was our favorite of all Italy.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Slovenia

A very nice property indeed. Only 5 minutes drive from the historical city centre of Siena, 5 minutes from the nearest Coop supermarket - a very nice venture point for any scenic trip. The only sour point is the staff's insisting on paying with cash even though credit cards are supposedly accepted.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

We visited Siena as a group of 4 adults and a 14yo and the shared room with ensuite suited our budget and overnight visit. Malafrasca would be ideal for a couple of families or couples travelling together if all 3 guest rooms/whole apartment was booked for the group. It was very easy to find, but being out of town, would not be convenient for those without their own transport. We loved staying out of the city. Take mosquito repellant if you are visiting in summer and need to have the windows open. Hosts were wonderful and very welcoming as well as giving us assistance with local info & ordering home delivery pizza for our dinner. It was very relaxing on the large outdoor deck of an evening. Will happily visit Malafrasca again, but next time for longer.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Enjoyed a wonderful 3 week stay in an extremely comfortable room with an excellent bed and adequately appointed kitchen facilities. Our hosts were helpful, eager to please, and respectful of our privacy. The expansive outdoor deck facilities added to the ambiance by enabling us to meet and soialize with other travellers to Siena and enjoy the moonlight, sunshine and gorgeous olive trees and grapevines of the farm as well as beautiful hillside views.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Finland

Very welcoming owner family. Beautiful views. No air conditioning, it was not easy to sleep. Too expensive, no credit cards.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed Siena very much (we were there for the palio !). We stayed at the castle Malafrascia (?). When we arrived we got a map and very useful information re sights in the area. Very friendly reception. The castle itself is also beautiful, very quiet, not far from Siena (10 ' by car), easy parking,.. It was a perfect stay for us : we enjoyed Siena very much as well as our stay at the castle !

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We are very grateful to the managers and owners of Farm Home Malafrasca for an excellent stay in a fine hotel. The owners were very helpful and patient with all our questions and needs. the facility is beautiful. it is a bit hard to find but well worth it when found.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

an absoutely breathtaking location. The owners were very friendly and helpful with maps, directions, and suggestions on places to go, and where to drive around in Tuscany. Rooms were large, well-appointed and clean. Common area with terrace, kitchenette and dining area were outstanding. The only drawback is that it is a little out of town for quick trips to the grocery store or restaurants. We should have planned better by stopping by a market to pick up food and beverages before the evening hit (even the large Coop and Pam grocery stores in Siena proper close at 2100 and don't open again until 0800). Otherwise it would have been perfect!

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

we loved Malafrasca. it is ideal being only a short distance into siena, yet still having the amazing views of the tuscan countryside. Simone & Luisa were welcoming and helpful. in Siena eat at la fonte giusta. all in all a great place to stay. it was so nice to come back to a quiet, peaceful lodging at the end of hectic days.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

We had an excellent stay. It was only a little difficult to find.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

We spend 4 nights at Malafrasca farmhouse. It is a very nice place between vine yards, close to Siena. They provide a shared kitchen for the guests with a very beautiful outside terrace for a relaxed breakfast. Everything was perfect except the bed. The bed was so soft, that it was impossible for us to share this bed. We were lucky, because we had two small additional beds inside the room so we used these beds.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • China

Rooms are spacious and with very beautiful scenery! Really a room with view!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This accommodation was very nice, located in picturesque country near Siena. The view from the terrace is beautiful and we enjoyed our coffee and croissant (which we purchased at a grocery in Siena) out there every day of our stay. There were a couple of drawbacks. If you have a problem negotiating stairs, please note that there are 27 stairs to the terrace rooms – worth it for the view. We understand there is another room (without a view) on the ground level. Another drawback is that the walls are thin so if there is a baby crying or someone coughing in the next room, you can hear it easily. Fortunately this was only a problem for half of our stay, and we thoroughly enjoyed the rest of our time there which turned out to be one of the most relaxing periods of our trip. Part of the farmhouse’s charm is that it is not a full service hotel with a concierge. (However, if you need to find a laundromat, you’d best research that before you arrive.) The family is sweet and charming and greeted us with a glass of wine. Mama cleans the rooms and hangs the linens on a line to dry. Papa makes wine. Elena speaks English and handles the business. We felt quite comfortable asking for directions. They recommended places for dinner and also suggested driving routes to and from the Chianti region for a wine country exploration.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We loved the location, accommodations and the family who met us when we arrived and made our stay a wonderful one. We stayed in a lovely room above the family's living quarters and had a lovely view of Tuscany. The owners were so gracious we hated to leave. We would return again if possible. The site is convenient, although outside, of the city of Siena, but it is possible to travel with little difficulty by bus or taxi (very reasonable) if you don't have a rental car. We would definitely recommend this place to others. We cooked several meals and enjoyed some of the olive oil and wine made on the premises.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful and very welcoming people. The location is amazing with superb views over the Tuscany hills. You will need a car to get here. It is easy to drive to teh City Gates (Porta Ovale) and park there. But the best thing is the surrounding Chianti hills and the mountains to the South.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Malafrasca was an absolutely enchanting property. The view from the balcony of our room looked as if it were taken from a postcard. All of the staff was so kind and always very eager to help with any directions or suggestions and somehow we managed to communicate with part English and part Italian. I would highly recommend this lovely farmhouse setting in Siena.....we hope to return someday!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This farmhouse was perfect for 3 couples, because we could share the common space and kitchen. The surroundings were beautiful. You cannot walk to town, even though it's close...no walkways or road shoulders. The bus comes to the bottom of the hill, so we made that work. It was awesome.

7.5 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

I was travelling with my partner and his mother and sister. The view was spectacular. It was great to sit outside and have breakfast in the morning. The rooms were clean and the owners were very friendly. Overall, the stay was a pleasant one. There were quite alot of mosquitos at night which prevented us from sitting outside the first night we were there. However, the second night we bought some Insect repellent and a citronella candle and sat outside with a glass of wine. Great!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

The owners are so sweet and helpfull. Les propriétaires sont tellement gentils et serviables. What a view! Pittoresque. A very good choice. Toscany at it's best. Un très bon choix. La Toscane naturelle. The taxi to downtown is expensive. Les taxis jusqu'au centre-ville sont dispendieux. Wi-fi is a must, if you want to be in contact with home. That was a downer. No Wi-FI. Ils auraient intérêt à offrir le Wi-Fi pour ceux qui désirent contacter les proches, car l'internet en ville n'est pas évident!

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

il n'y a pas la climatisation

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The family gave us a warm welcome with a glass of wine. and they were very helpful and ready to assist with tourist info. The views from the balcony are fantastic. If you are happy to share kitchen and dining facilities with other travelers it is a great place. it is clean and friendly and the views from the balcony are fantastic. We would stay again.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Loved this place! Fantastic views and great room all located close to Siena. We were not there long enough to join the meals this family offered but, the smells coming out of the house were heavenly! They also offered their home grown wine and olive oil. Would go back anytime.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Farm Home Malafrascra was wonderful!! We would stay there again in a heartbeat. It was beautiful, clean, close to restaurants and minutes away from the city center.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We loved Malafrasca! We felt like we had our own Tuscan villa. The bedroom was quite large and we awoke to a breathtaking view of the Tuscan countryside outside our window! Though there is no breakfast, there is a kitchen fully stocked with coffee, refrigerator and utensils. We bought some breakfast items and dined on our terrace overlooking vineyards and fields of olive trees. The elderly owners are very sweet, but don't speak English; their adult children do, so that wasn't a problem. They welcome you with a glass of their homemade wine. You need a car to stay here. It is only 2 kilometers outside of Siena and was a perfect base for touring around Tuscany. We stayed 4 days and we hated leaving! The only criticism was poor lighting in our room, which made reading difficult.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Sweden

Very nice and beautiful location. Lovely hostfamilly. Very narrow and slope road down to Sienna. Can`t recommend you to walk it. Lovely rooms but the toalets were a bit small

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Singapore

We had a very nice stay in Malafrasca. The view from our room was wonderful. You would need to have a car to reach the property. It is not accessible by foot. Nice and serene place to stay.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The owners were very gracious. The room was on a large patio overlooking the hills around Siena. The only drawback was the noise of a sump pump in the room.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Malafresca is a wonderful deal for simple yet beautiful lodging in Tuscany. Very close to Siena but in the country so the views from the balcony are outstanding. There is no food on the property so you do have to find meals elsewhere but that did not affect us.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful to wake up in the morning with beautiful views down and across chiantii country. Quite difficult to find at dusk but easy to get into the city and back once found. Beds large and comfy. Welcomed with fortified wine from the farm.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Great place!First time in Siena. No meals offered there. Beautiful scenery. Spotless. Gardener was a very friendly retired professor.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

Excellent room with a small kitchen, a terrace and a superb view on the Chianti vineyards in a very quiet area near Siena. Only one drawback: the walls are thin; therefore you hope to find quiet neighbours.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Posto molto bello e prezzo equo, considerata la zona e la vista. Se si aggiungesse compresa nel prezzo la colazione sarebbe davvero il top!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Camera spaziosissima, bagno nuovo e molto pulito, proprietari gentili e disponibili, dintorni tranquilli e a 5 minuti dal centro di Siena. Hanno accolto senza problemi la nostra cagnolina.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

Very good place to stay, although not very to find even with a GPS!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was an incredible spot to tour Sienna and the Tuscan - even the Umbrian region. The Malafrasca owners were so welcoming - greeting us with a local port. After meeting the family we took our own bags up the stairs and settled into our room with a view! And what a view it was!! The room was so spacious and we slept with the windows open every night. It was great. Note that the shower was a bit tight (small) but totally doable. We rented a car from the Avis in Sienna proper and that was great. A Taxi into town will cost you about $10US. You NEED a car to get around. Ask the owner to give you one of their maps of the region - it was much better then the one I paid for. Also - buy some wine, cheese and grapes (maybe some coffee) and be sure to enjoy sitting out on the deck. The view is spectacular. Wake up at 5:00am one day and watch the sun come up and the mist settle over the foothills... it will leave you breathless. Enjoy Sienna after 5:00pm - thats when the locals come out and the tourists depart. And have an Alexander in the square... :)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Taiwan

wonderful tuscany experience. kind family. English speaking of their daughter. But the bus route is complex, and the taxi fee from city to hotel is 10 Eruo.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Very beautiful scenery from the balcony. The owners were friendly, always ready to help, offering coffee and advices for local activities.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is the ideal spot if you are holidaying with 2 other couples, in other words it is perfect for 3 sets of friends. The three bedfrooms all have an on suite and lead off the main living area, the views are wonderful.

7.3 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

If you don't have a car this is probably not the place for you. The walk to Siena and other services was dangerous and this should be better communicated to guests. The view and common areas are incredible.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Slovakia

This was the first time for us visiting Siena. The family running the property gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful. The surrounding was amazing, however difficult to reach by the public transport. Highly recommended once hiring a car.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We recommend Malafrasca to anyone who is visiting the Siena area and wants to experience the beautiful Tuscan countryside firsthand. The owners/operators were a delight, greeting us with samples of their fantastic homemade wine, which we bought several bottles of, and taking time to chat and give driving directions to us as we checked out. Our rooms were extremely clean, and we particularly liked the completely non-smoking environment. This is the perfect place for those who are looking for rest and relaxation—we could not have imagined a more peaceful, or scenic, location. Also consider dining at Osteria Titti, for outstanding food at a fair price, if looking for dinner in nearby Siena.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

This was fantastic - probably our favorite place during our entire stay. And great value too. We rented a car and had directions from the reservation confirmation and found it with no problems - took us about 10 minutes from the car rental place. The owners (Elena and her folks) were amazing - Elena spoke great English and we managed to communite with her Dad a bit (who also speaks french) and her mom (who speaks Italian). They gave us some of their Vin Santo while we were there. Tasty - be sure to get a bottle while visiting them. As well, we had access to the kitchen in the common area which is stocked with plates/utensils/sink etc. Great for making a snack for sitting out on the patio with a bottle of Brunello. The olive trees and vineyard was such a peaceful place and it was nice walking through the yard as the sun was slipping behind the tuscan hills. We loved it so much we stayed an extra night. This place was picture perfect!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had a great stay at Malafrasca. We drove from Florence and had no problem with directions. The family is very friendly. We enjoyed their wine. The location is ideal if you want to experience the countryside and be only 5 minutes from Siena. The patio offers a wonderful spot to take in the scenery.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Definitely work out how to get there beforehand. The new directions on their page are pretty good but it still took us over an hour to get there. Other than that, nothing to fault. It was wonderful and the Chianti was great. Definitely want to get back there soon.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

nice place to stay near Siena

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

Everything was perfect.it really looks the same like in the photographs.very nice family farm stay.quiet, clean, great view.it was our first stay at a farm home ever and we can recommend it to everyone!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We absolutely loved our stay at Malafrasca. The host family was very gracious. Their dessert wine was wonderful with the incredible fresh biscotti we found at a little bakery down the road. The views and the countryside surrounding Malafrasca were stunning and the air the sweetest I have ever smelled. We were a family of four that were using trains and buses and not driving. The bus to Siena is easily accessed at the end of their driveway and is only a 10 minute ride but the service is limited. There is better bus service down the road but it can be dangerous walking on the narrow winding road (no shoulders and lots of traffic). There was a wonderful pizza delivery that we used that delivered real Italian pizza to our door. The kitchen facilites are adequate. For the gourmands there is a wonderful restaurant next to Malafrasca (four star type). We did not eat there but other guests did and all thought it was exceptional. One of my favorite memories of our three week trip to Italy and France was sitting on Malafrasca's wonderful terrace drinking wine (from Malafrasca of course) and visiting with couples from Norway and Finland well into the night.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Malafrasca is an absolute gem. This was the favorite place we stayed out of our entire trip. The family was so welcoming and helpful. Our favorite thing to do was to sit on the terrace overlooking the hills of Chianti and sip the wine that they produce at Malafrasca. It is easy to start your journey through Chianti from here, and it sits at the edge of Siena, which is also fun to explore. We can't wait to go back! The one thing you should be prepared for is no air conditioning, which was not a problem as the breeze comes through nicely at night, at least in June.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The views from the balcony were beautiful. The owners were extremely kind and helpful.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

Very Nice. The owners are really nice, friendly people. should have a better explanation on how to get there, though.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

excellent location,great price,gorgeous views/great deck. wonderful people.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Japan

very good, nice, excellent

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Sweden

The place did not have so many rooms and other guests, so it was a very restful stay. The room were clean, even tidy, it was fresh, and it looked overall well run. The owners were friendly and nice. Although none of us speaks any italian, we had a 20 minute conversation with the lady of the house over an espresso, and she ONLY spoke italian! The room had a mini-bar, which gave us access to a fridge in the room. For guests staying more than one night, you will also have access to a kitchenette, which provides for everything you need to make breakfast or a simple meal. On the outside we had access to a large veranda, which had a breathtaking view over the Tuscany countryside. I think it is demonstrated by one of the pictures in the description on this site. The place is a little off, but within 1000m there is a bus stop, and the buses run at least every 30 minutes during day time. Even closer, there is another bus stop, but this one only runs a few times each day. We took a photo of the time tables in the digital camera, which turned out very useful. We wouldn't recommend biking or walking along the italian roads. They are very narrow, without space for bikers/pedestrians, and the traffic is quite heavy. Having access to a car adds value to your Tuscany vacation! Nearby Malafrasca, there is a restaurant, 'Casa Mia', that serves good, italian food. The prices are not low, but you get at least what you pay for, and the service is top class, at the least. You need to book a table in advance. For only 80 Euros per night at this establishment, you get a memorable holiday. We also spent an additional night in the nearby castle Monteliscai, which played some importand role in the history 700 years ago. There, the rooms were even better, at the same rate! The view over the countryside was not as good, though. The cooking facilities held a little lower standard, but this was an incredibly calm place, which we also recommend.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

This a family run operation located only 1 1/2 kilmeters from Sienna. We had no trouble finding Malfrasca, but had read other posts and followed their directions. It is actually well signed and as long as you know to keep driving past the old house on the property you will find Malfrasca. We were warmly welcomed by the family even though we showed up a little earlier than expected and our room wasn't quite ready. Our room was excellent and very spacious. There was a common area and a small kitchen for our use. We had wonderful views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside from our room and the huge deck outside our room. We were only able to stay for two nights, but would not hesitate to stay a week or more here as Malfrasca is a wonderful place. We highly recommend it.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

It's the better place in Tuscany, es el mejor sitio de la Toscana, maravilloso, un abarazo a los dueños, encantadores

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Hong Kong

We stayed at Malafrasca for a few days in mid-September 2005. This is a wonderful find in the heart of Siena and an excellent base for exploring Siena proper, which is just 15 minutes away (you can call for a taxi). However if you have a car, you can more easily explore the Chianti countryside, San Gimignano and further away, Florence. Our group were made immediately welcome upon arrival by the owner's daughter with glasses of their own vin santo. As a party of 6 we had the entire second-floor flat to ourselves. The rooms were spotless, charmingly decorated and the views of the Tuscan countryside were nothing short of stunning. Each room was quiet, sunny and airy with perfect views. With cooking facilities provided we were able to make dinner and breakfast whenever we felt like it. It's places like Malafrasca (where the quality of accommodation combine with warm, charming hosts) that make you want to stay away from big impersonal hotels forever. Luisa, Giovanni, Elena and Simone helped make our Tuscan holiday truly memorable.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I should have heeded the info from others about trying to find this place. Unfortunately this part outweighted the good parts of the place. We literally spent hours driving around in circles trying to find this place. Asking at gas stations and others for directions didn't help much either. Most everyone didn't know a highway S408 and the street name is used twice in the city at different locations! Twice we got lost finding this place (we stayed 2 nights) and were totally frustrated to say the least! We didn't get home till 2 am one night after driving around for 2+ hours and had to pick up 3 girls that didn't speak much English to help us find it....they weren't even sure either. The place is lovely and the people wonderful but again not worth the frustration and energy to find it. They should have better more CLEAR directions on the website. The farmhouse in on a wineyard that also produces olive oil. They let 3 rooms in the upstairs of their house. WE had a roomwith 3 beds and a bath (small) with doors that open up onto a nice porch and a nice window view also. Room had a small TV with a small refrig. There is a communal area with a table/couch and a small kitchen for all to use. Again shame it was so hard to find because it was a nice place and the people were really nice. (note no lift....many steps up to rooms)

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Romania

very diffficult to find the location; personal not speaking English make hard to obtain info and to orientate. excellent position with view on the Toscana hills. welcome access to kitchen.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our stay at Malafrasca tremendously and would any time go back. Had a hard time of finding the place the first time. A good hint is to look for the Hospital, there are really good indications to get you to the hospital, and from there it isn't far to Malafrasca. The view and surroundings is just amazing, We ate watermelon on the veranda with the sunset, simply lovely. No aircon, but really neat and fully equipped rooms. We would recommend the place to anyone going to Siena.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

We travelled with another couple who we hadn't seen for many years and felt this place was a wonderful find, although actually 'finding' Malafrasca proved quite difficult and a little frustrating. However, once we were settled into our rooms and sat out on the balcony to take in the stunning vista our host and her daughter appeared 'out of nowhere' with a welcoming glass of wine and we quickly unwound. Rooms were lovely with lots of windows to ensure a nice cool flow of air through the apartment. We had use of the kitchen to prepare breakfast before setting out each morning to explore the wonderful countryside (there's a huge Coop Supermarket near the railway station for all your supplies). Siena, just a short drive away, is absolutely magnificent it's like strolling through a rennaisance painting! We also found a fabulous (though fairly upmarket) restaurant just a 10 minute walk (towards Siena) from Malafrasca - great atmosphere, terrific service by a friendly young couple and food to melt your heart.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is a wonderful place to stay with absolutely gorgeous views. The only issue was finding it. They tell you to come up 408, but there are no road signs indicating where 408 is. It took us 2 hours circling around Siena & three phone calls to get directions before we finally made it. It's definitely worth it once you get there...

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • South Africa

The room itself was absolute wonderful, the noise came from the road into Sienna which runs in front of the house.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was my favorite stay on our trip. The views of olive groves, vinyards,and Tuscan hills from our room and terrace were spectacular; everything we'd hoped for. The peacefulness was soothing after hectic days of travel. We took wonderful walks in the gorgeous countryside. It was nice to have the kitchen available (for anyone staying more than one night). The hosts were welcoming and very helpful; even giving us a ride to the train station. We arrived by bus with no problems, thanks to the instructions provided when making the reservation, and could easily catch the bus into Sienna. I would love to return and recommend it highly; especially if you can stay for several days to enjoy the surroundings.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This was by far the best accomodation that we enjoyed during our trip to Europe. The rooms were huge, clean, delightfully furnished, scented towels, terrific view, common area including indoor and outdoor seating, kitchen, cooking facilities, etc. This property is a huge value. Downsides-directions/tough to find, no breakfast, 1.5 km to Siena. Perfect, however, if you have a car or are a hiker. I would definitely stay here again and hope to return with my entire family some day.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had a wonderful time at Malafrasca. People in this family are so wonderful and so kind, Dad, Mom, Simone and Ellena, make us feel at home. They so welcoming and help us seeing the beautiful side of the Italian family. The house is absolutely clean and conveniently located in Chianti and very close to Sienna. The kitchen is very handy. The view from the balcony is absolutely beautiful. It’s in a central location to all the Tuscany hill towns. We believe that we experienced much more than we have expected. We will definitely return to Malafrasca next time in Tuscany.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Beautiful rooms and magnificent view. Too bad no breakfast offered but there is a kitchen where you can cook your own breakfast and nearby coffee shop.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Finding the place is tricky. The Malafrasca sign is clearly visible on S408. Once you drive up the small road it will fork, and you will take the right one (the left one takes you to a bar). What's tricky is that at the end of the road there is a pretty shabby old house, and the property is behind the old house so you need to drive up the dirt road that seemly cuts through the old house's front yard. Don't expect to get help from the owner of the old house because they are quite unfriendly. Once you are checked in nothing can be more satisfying. The place is just gorgeous and the pictures they posted on the web site does not do justice. Owner and her parents are great. My room (#1) faces east and I can watch sunrise over Tuscany landscape every day. The price I was quoted did not inlcude breakfast but small inconvenience comparing to the others, besides there is a kitchen you can use.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The property was great and the family was lovely. The only downfall was finding the place, it took us 2 hours! Make sure you get good instructions. I would definetly stay again..

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We have arrived at Malafrasca after 1h looking for the place.The map is not very good.The owners(Elena and her parents) are lovely people.We have tasted their sweet wine and been showed the most beautiful room with clean bathroom and amazing views on Tuscan fields.I strongly recommend this place.Don't forget to buy their products!

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I absolutely loved this place. Big rooms, nice kitchen and main room, all with an absolutely fabulous view. Even without a car, it wasn't too hard to find once we figured out the bus system. We even got a lift to the train station on the day we left. I highly recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Everything we expected and more. Staff was helpful and friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean - the cleanest we had during our entire 2 week trip. Somewhat difficult to find, but signs are there if you're watching for them. Great location and good value. Would definitely stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

My sister and I marveled at the beauty of Malafrasca. Our hosts were delightful. I cannot wait to return. One suggestion, however. We had a difficult time finding our way to Malafrasca. Apparently there are two roads near Siena with the same name but different numbers. I would suggest a detailed map with directions there.

7.9 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

The directions should be more specific. No breakfast is served.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

These people are wonderful and the experience of being in their company was delightful. Jovonni & Louisa and their adult children Simone and (daughter whom we were not introduced to stoped & talked to us in our native tounge) were some of the best we experienced in Italy. The location was a little diffulcult for us to uncover but a phone call to them at our time of difficulty led us to the right location quickly. The rooms were clean and accomidating. The total experience was better than we expected! We would return here again if the oppertunity presented itself!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Simoni and his mother and sister were great!! We could not have picked a better place to stay. It was beautiful!! We saw them pickinh the grapes for the wine right outside our door and the Olive trees were everywhere. Great place to stay in Siena!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • New Caledonia

An excellent address with a wonderful view on Chianti's hill from the room.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Gîte très agréable à quelques Km du centre de Sienne et déjà dans le vignoble, accueil chaleureux (en français !). Et puis le petit-déjeûner sur la terrasse avec vue *** sur les collines du Chianti ... Vivement recommandé.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We were made to feel very welcome and shared their vinsanto happily! Very friendly and great location and view. Would go back!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Spain

It´s a beautiful place, a good agricultural situation and a good relationship between the owners.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

a beautiful farmhouse with friendly service and gorgeous views!

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Malafrasca was very difficult to find. The two children of the family who owned the property spoke english and helped us navigate to the hotel. We also had to take a bus to and from the property, which was confusing as well. I do not recommend staying here if you do not have a car to go to and from Siena and to seek food. We had no dinner one night because it was so far from everything and the only restaurant within walking distance (Casa Mia) would not serve us or send us food to go. Granted, it was the weekend for Palio, but some noodles or a salad or something to go would have been nice. Unfortunately, communication that night was near impossible as the two english speaking children were not home. This is in a VERY pretty place however. It is a chianti vineyard and is quiet, peaceful and charming and I imagine, if we'd had a car, the stay would've been much more enjoyable.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

A welcoming drink, spacious room and wonderful terrasse to take breakfast, in a separeted buiding from owners, this stay was of high quality. Unfortunately we had not the time to taste the local wine and olive oil but this place is worth staying in. 5 min by car from the city walls, quite a sport though to park near the center without paying a fortune.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

everything was excellent, the kindness of the welcoming, the surroundings... the only thing that will be improved is the indications of the internet map ... but, we will go back certainly to Malafrasca.... without hesitations !

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is excellent for a nice laid back out of the way stay .Very close to Siena by car and one of the most beautiful views of Italian countryside you will ever see! We sat out on the private spacious balconey all evening with a glass of their own chiati and fell in love again. IT is hard to find and I suggest the owners upgrade their map and the owners English was not the best but I wasn't there to hear English and thia little farm house is a great value and we would return.

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7.3 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

7.4 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 3-room Malafrasca. Digital TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Siena area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Malafrasca Farmhouse

By car
From the north on the A1 highway, take the Firenze Certosa exit and then on the highway Firenze-Siena, exit at Siena Nord. At the STOP sign turn left and after 300 meters/0.1 miles at the roundabout follow the indications to Ospedale, then to Camping and to Basilica Osservanza. Go past the Basilica and carry on straight until the STOP sign. From there, turn left following the Montevarchi direction on the SP 408 road; after about 500 meters/0.3 miles you will see the sign Malafrasca and Agriturismo Malafrasca. The farmhouse is at the number 109, behind the old house.

From the south on the A1 highway, take the exit Valdichiana and the junction to Siena until the Siena Est exit. Follow the signs for Due Ponti, take the Porta Ovile direction until you find the signs for Montevarchi on the SP 408 road and for Gaiole in Chianti. Carry on for about 1 km/0.6 miles until you find the sign Malafrasca and Agriturismo Malafrasca. The farmhouse is at number 109, behind the old house.

PLEASE NOTE: once you have reached the old house, the road seems to finish, but if you drive around the house and proceed you will find the farmhome.

Satellite Coordinates: 43°20’15,0’’N – 11°21’10,0’’E

Distances from Farmhouse Malafrasca

Basilica dell'Osservanza - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Santa Maria alle Scotte Polyclinic - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Siena Basilica di San Francesco - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Porta Camollia - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
San Spirito - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Monte dei Paschi - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Palazzo Salimbeni - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Piazza Salimbeni - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Siena State Archives - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Palazzo Piccolomini - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
University of Siena - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
San Cristoforo Church - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
San Martino - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Antiporto di Camollia - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
The preferred airport for Malafrasca is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 53.1 km / 33 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Country House Malafrasca

  • Free parking