The Foresteria by Villa Cerna
Along the Via Chiantigiana from Monteriggioni to Castellina in Chianti, the historic 10th – century estate Villa Cerna dominates the hills from above.
On the hill slope, LA FORESTERIA, a restaurant and wine cellar that is absolutely worth visiting. A place where to have a unique food and wine experience, as well as a merging of two souls, the one of La Bottega and the one of the Restaurant.
La Bottega is a place dedicated to the selection and tasting of the typical products of the Chianti region, which reminds both to a grocer's shop and to an old workshop.
The Restaurant: facing a lemon tree garden on one side and offering a breathtaking view on the estate's vineyards on the other, it is a true heaven for mind and senses. The a'la Carte menu focuses on traditional Tuscan dishes: hand-made pasta, grilled dishes, meats cooked in roaster and always seasonal ingredients.
The Wine Experience
LA FORESTERIA is also -and above all- Wine Experience. The rural estate Villa Cerna, whose winemaking and ageing cellar is located just a few steps from the restaurant's garden, can be visited in groups or individually. All tours start with a description of winemaking followed by a walk through the vineyards. Visitors are then taken to the winemaking cellar and to the ageing cellar before the tour ends with a brief description of the garden of aromatic plants.
One the tour is over, visitors can try the Taste experience, thanks to which they will discover the All STARHOTELS guests will receive -upon reservation- a 10% discount to all Tour & Tasting activities and the Restaurant.
Restaurant –open every day(closed on Wednesday) from 12,30 p.m.to 2,30 p.m and from 7,30 p.m. To 10 p.m.
Bottega – open every day (closed on Wednesday) from 10 a.m.to 8 pm.
Wine Experience – open every day (closed on Wednesday) from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.