Cosona is an ancient fortified castle situated in the open Tuscan countryside, in the earth of the Val d’Orcia, around 15 minutes drive from Pienza and Montalcino.
The oldest written document in which Cosona is mentioned (as a hamlet and a castle) belongs to the Carolingian era (828).
Once inhabited by peasants, the houses located around the castle (which belongs to the same family since 1465), have been restored and assigned to an agrituristic use (one of the very first in the surrounding area) already in the Seventies by the Marquise Minina Bichi Ruspoli, who decided to respond to the ever growing demand of foreign visitors looking for peaceful lodgings for relaxing and painting the landscape.
The lodgings progressively restored with the loving care of the Marquise have become seven independent apartments (each with its own kitchen and outdoor area). Today it’s up to Minina’s grandchildren to manage them.
Cosona can be reached driving on a panoramic dirt road, halfway between the Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi.
Once arrived, you’ll be plunged into a magical atmosphere, with a 360° view: wherever you gaze, you’ll be enchanted by countless color effects and perspectives, constantly changing throughout the year.
It’s no accident that in 1996 partial views of Cosona were made famous by the film “The English Patient” by Anthony Minghella, winner of 9 Oscars.
The ideal location even to celebrate your most important Day, the perfect venue for your Engagement- Shooting.
In Cosona any kind of event (such a wedding or an anniversary) with a maximum of 80 guests can be carried out. There are several areas where you can prepare the Banquetting, and due to the location versatility, you will be able to arrange every kind of mise en place, from the classical style, to luxury, to country-chic.
A magnificent panoramic infinity pool is ideal either for the welcome appetizer or for the wedding cake cutting. The ancient holm oak, that stands out in the Cosona garden, can be the perfect silent witness of Your promise.
The seven apartments of the agriturismo will be at Your disposal for a well-deserved and romantic rest after the celebration.
The Cosona owners will be glad to support You in each and every phase of the preparation, with useful suggestions in order to organize a marvelous event.
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