Our stay at Casa Cornacchi was during its opening week of the season. The manager, Giacomo, explained to us that the first week is when Casa Cornacchi hosts guests who are there because of a promotion (as we were, since we won a free week’s stay). It’s also the time when brides, grooms, and their families visit the property to finalize plans and complete paperwork in advance of their summer weddings at Casa Cornacchi. Since there were not many other guests while we were there, it felt like we had the whole property to ourselves.
Casa Cornacchi is beautiful – there is no doubt about that. Our “apartment”, Casa Giorgio, has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was more than enough space for us, and it was a welcomed change after spending the previous week in smaller accommodations. There is a swimming pool but it was closed when we were there. It definitely was not warm enough to go swimming anyway. The location of Casa Cornacchi is ideal for taking day trips to places like Siena and San Gimignano, and for exploring the Chianti region of Tuscany. We were able to see more of Tuscany in one week than some people see in an entire lifetime (more on that in future posts).
I would love to visit Casa Cornacchi again, preferably in the warmer months. It really is an ideal spot for families. Breakfast is included in your stay and is served in the common dining room. (Lunch and dinner, at an additional cost, can be arranged if the staff is notified in advance.) I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll reiterate it here: staying at a property where breakfast is included, or even offered, makes traveling so much easier, especially when traveling with a toddler who wants to eat as soon as she wakes up. I think it would be incredibly fun to return with more of my family (siblings, in-laws) and really take advantage of the beauty and luxury of the place. Finally, I have to thank Ciao Bambino! one more time for allowing my family the opportunity to visit Italy together for the first time. Our entire trip could not have been more perfect.