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This magnificent luxury villa is located near Montepulciano, in the unspoiled Val D’orcia region, in the southern part of Tuscany. Villa Araldica has been designed with great care in order to satisfy a refined taste but it is also perfectly functional. A well-tended and romantic 60 acres parkland surrounds the villa, including also a garden which is home to a wonderful swimming pool. The property features three levels, each of them delightfully decorated using high-quality finishing and upscale furniture. Period and architectural features of the 1800s characterize each floor and alternate with more modern elements: cross vaults, marble fireplaces, marble and fine wide plank wood floors and coffered ceilings richly decorated. Experience the calming aura, the natural beauty, and the attentive service of this glorious villa and you will be glad you chose it!

  • Mountain View
  • Dedicated Parking Space
  • Air Conditioned
  • Heating
  • Sleeps x 16
  • En-suite x 6
  • King x 4
  • Queen/Twin x 1
  • Twin x 1
  • Air Conditioning
  • French bed x 2
  • Bath x 6
  • Bath/Shower
  • Shower x 7
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully equipped
  • Al fresco dining
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sauna
  • Fireplace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Nature
  • Piano

BEDROOMS
First floor:
1 King size bedroom with private terrace, en-suite bathroom with tub and shower.
3 King size bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with tub and shower.

Second floor:
1 bedroom with French size bed, private bathroom with shower and tub
1 bedroom with French size bed, en-suite bathroom with tub

Annex:
1 Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
1 Twin bedroom with private bathroom with shower

All the bedrooms have air-conditioning and all the bathrooms are provided with hair dryers.

LIVING SPACES
Ground floor: here is where all the living communal spaces are located, while the upper floors are dedicated to the sleeping quarters. A welcoming reading room with fireplace and an extensive library conveys the warmth and comfort of home. A smaller living room and the media room are adjacent to an elegant and spacious dining room complete with a large table that can seat numerous guests. All interiors exude luxury thanks to timeless classic pieces of antiques, rich textiles and comfortable upholstered furniture.

A chef’s dream kitchen, modern and slick, is located on this floor, ready for you to be used, or for the chef you want to hire to prepare the best that the Tuscan cuisine can offer.

OUTDOOR FEATURES
Besides the impeccably manicured gardens surrounding the property, this luxury villa features also great outdoor entertainment areas, including a spacious covered gazebo equipped for your meal al fresco or afternoon tea. The pool section of the park is furnished with hotel-quality facilities such as bar area, a shaded cabana, a romantic pergola protecting a large day bed from the sun, and comfortable chaise lounges around the generous swimming pool. The mature lush vegetation provides maximum privacy to the guests while offering many paved trails for relaxing strolls among nature.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS
Painstakingly restored from an 18th century villa by its designer owner, the superb Villa Araldica aims to offer the perfect home to the discerning guests. The villa staff oversees your stay making sure your vacation goes smoothly offering a truly personal and unique service. The nearest town is only few minute drive away with grocery shops, restaurants, pharmacy and emergency services. The Val D’Orcia, where the villa is located, is a UNESCO site due to its cultural richness and natural beauty so you can explore its wonders such as Pienza, Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, San Casciano dei Bagni, Siena in 60 minute drive, and Florence easily reachable by train from Chiusi station.

Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence 1 h 35 min
Nearest serviced town: 13 min
Nearest major city: Siena 1 h
Driving time estimated by Google Maps

The impressive views of Val d'Orcia, which inspired so many Renaissance painters, is dotted with little villages, castles, abbeys and hamlets, each telling a fascinating ancient story. Time here can still pass slowly and you can enjoy every second of it.
Visit the famous town of Montalcino, best-known for the distinguished Brunello red wine, and the artistic jewel town of Pienza, which was used as a backdrop to Franco Zeffirelli’s masterpiece: “Romeo and Juliet”. The walled hilltop medieval town of Montepulciano, the picturesque Cetona, the charming thermal villages of San Casciano dei Bagni and Bagno Vignoni are also well worth a visit.
To explore Florence on a day trip, the best way is to leave your car at the Chiusi-Chianciano train station and hop on one of the many trains to Florence - Santa Maria Novella Station (they run every hour and in less than two hours you are in Florence’s historical center). For the updated schedule please visit Trenitalia Official Website

WHERE TO EAT
La Grotta - A classic restaurant with refined dishes and a great selection of Vino Nobile wines. Specialties include homemade pici (fresh pasta), with duck ragù and white truffle.
Loc. San Biagio, Montepulciano - +39 0578 757 607
Ristorante Daniela - Tuscan cuisine at its best make this one of the favorite spots for locals. Say hi to Daniela and tell her Bravo sent you!
Piazza Matteotti 7, San Casciano dei Bagni - +39 0578 580 41
La Frateria - Fine dining in one of the most elegant and romantic restaurants in the area with prix fix and a-la-carte menus. Beautifully set in a historical convent.
Convento di San Francesco 2, Cetona - +39 0578 238 261
Boccon divino - Great local food and stunning view from the terrace. If you come with a large group, you may want to try the very reasonable priced tasting menu for the table.
Via Traversa dei Monti 201, Montalcino - +39 0577 848 233
Latte di Luna - Rustic trattoria serving excellent local cuisine, homemade pasta and meats. Popular with the locals for the roasted pig. In summer, outdoor seating in the piazza is available.
Via San Carlo 2-4, Pienza - +39 0578 748 606

WHERE TO SHOP
Food specialties - La Cornucopia, our favorite among the many retailers of artisanal food products in the area, with a wide selection of wines, pasta, olive oil, locally made Pecorino cheeses, honey and sweets.
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 2, Pienza - +39 0578 748 150
Le Potassine - wide selection of local wines with particular focus on Brunello, and typical farm products. Added value: they can ship abroad with home delivery.
Piazza Garibaldi 6, Montalcino - +39 0577 152 3970
Silvana Cugusi’s cheeses are a specialty well worth bringing home.
Strada Statale 146, Montepulciano - +39 0578 757 558.
Leather goods - Officine 904, a family-run company producing some of the most versatile bags in Italy.
Via Dogali 16 Pienza - +39 0578 190 0817
Hortus Mirabilis - Herbalist's shop selling natural remedies for general well-being and for almost any medical condition.
Piazza delle sorgenti 35/A, Bagno Vignoni - +39 0577 888 944

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