Villa Morgana is a luxury farm house completely renovated in 2013 and located in the much sought-after Montalcino area. The villa is set on a beautiful estate and consists of two separate units, the main villa and the adjacent guest house. The main villa is built on two floors. The upper floor has its own independent entrance through an external staircase. The villa enjoys breathtaking views of the surrounding open landscape. Only 4 km away from Buonconvento, Villa Morgana is an ideal starting point for sightseeing and trips to the enchanting villages in the Val d’Orcia and to the art cities such as Florence and Siena.
Reviewed on 05/20/2016
Thank you so much for making my week in Tuscany a truly unforgettable experience. We had such a wonderful experience at Villa Morgana. What a truly stunning and magical place! It exceeded all of our expectations and proved to be the perfect setting to celebrate my 50th birthday. My two wishes for a villa in Tuscany were to have A Room with a View and a table under a loggia. I got that and more! 9 rooms, all with spectacular views; an outdoor seating area where we shared all of our breakfasts and dinners (and some vino!); a gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the owner’s family estate in the distance; a wonderful outdoor shower; a cutting garden with vegetables galore; delicious wine from the family’s private vineyard; a sauna, jacuzzi, pool table and ping pong table! We used it all. By the end of the week, the owner and his team had made us all feel so at home it was hard to imagine anyone else moving in! I’m afraid the phrase ‘To the manor borne’ comes to mind! Our hosts were warm and gracious, accommodating and responsive. They treated us like we were close family friends and left no stone unturned to ensure our week was beyond compare. And it was! The owner is a true gentleman – knowledgeable, engaging and genuine. There was no sense of entitlement, only a true sense of hospitality and a clear desire to make us all feel at home. We even had the chance to meet his father and brother, clearly a very close knit, proud and successful family. And what a team they’ve assembled at the villa: Giovanna, the housekeeper/cook, Maria (cook) and Marco (gardener) were all so nice and accommodating. On our first day, the owner told us we would love the staff at the villa, and we did. They were all absolutely lovely and, by the end, they felt like part of our close knit group. They are an invaluable part of the Villa Morgana experience.
Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 1 h 30 min
Nearest serviced town: 7 min
Nearest major city: Siena 40
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