Historic luxury villa for vacations in Sienese Valdichiana, a few dozen kilometers from Siena. Sleeps 14, wide park, swimming pool, sauna, Internet connection, air conditioning, barbecue, Thermal baths and tennis club in the vicinity. Wonderful panorama.
The villa stands in panoramic position at an altitude of 300 meters in the province of Siena, in Valdichiana.
Valdichiana is the name of a region in southern Tuscany that stretches in the provinces of Arezzo and Siena.
An area rich in wonderful landscapes, nature reserves, ancient churches and medieval villages, Valdichiana is mainly renowned for the famous Chianina meat and other delicacies, such as Sinalunga cured meats and sausages and the wines of Montepulciano.
Valdichiana is also an excellent destination for healthy vacations at the spas of San Casciano dei Bagni and Chianciano Terme.
In origin the villa was a castle built in the Middle Ages in a place that in the past had been inhabited by the Etruscans, as demonstrate the cinerary urns that decorate the gallery leading to the building. After having been under the rule of Orvieto, Perugia and Siena, in the second half of the 16th century the castle was annexed to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and transformed into an elegant villa.
The luxurious and charming villa is surrounded by a wide park rich in flowers and majestic century-old trees and decorated with Etruscan cinerary urns and terracotta amphorae.
The private swimming pool (12x4 m; depth: 1.40) made with the stone of an ancient Roman bridge is about 100 meters from the villa. Close to the swimming pool is a second building consisting of a kitchen, a dining room, a sauna and a half bathroom.
In the Italian garden that surrounds the villa lies a pond.
The barbecue equipment, a table for al-fresco meals and two gazebos are at guests' disposal in the park.
A lookout room on the second level of the garden commands the surrounding countryside.
The villa is an excellent accommodation for various kind of tourists: art and culture lovers can visit the nearby towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena, Perugia and Orvieto; those who want to dedicate to their well-being can visit the thermal baths a few kilometers from the villa; last but not least, nature lovers can visit the nature reserve of the lake of Chiusi.
The five-story building consists of kitchen, wide lounge with fireplace, dining room, pantry room, library, five double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, two twin bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and a half bathroom.
The rooms are on the first, second and third floor; the fourth and fifth floors have maintained the original austere medieval style.
The dining room on the first floor has a direct access to the park.
Facilities and Services
The villa is equipped with sauna, barbecue, working fireplace, DVD player, electric oven, microwave oven, cot bed and private car parking place.
A shuttle service from the parking lot in the town center to the villa is available for free upon request.
A baby sitter, a cook and breakfast and maid services are available upon request.
Shops and services of any kind are about 500 meters from the villa.
A tennis club is 1 kilometer from the property.
Some thermal baths are 15 kilometers from the estate.