This two level luxury villa is one of the most unique and stunning homes in this area. Set atop a hill, this elegant contemporary property dominates the surroundings and offers dramatic panoramas of the rolling Tuscan Hills. An exquisite selection of custom-made furniture and extraordinary artisanal finishing are evident throughout the house, from the ample airy social rooms to each of the bright 10 bedrooms; an impressive list of luxurious amenities make this villa a superb choice for first-class vacation retreats.
The recent meticulous restoration brought this property back to its authentic character with an eye on modern sophistication through high quality materials, attentive detailing, and a soothing color palette. The custom-built private wellness area includes an indoor swimming pool with counter-current swimming system, a steam room, a sauna, a shower, and a fully equipped gym. These features make the villa an ideal retreat also in the colder months.
Reviewed on 07/20/2018
The Swimmers Family
Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent home with us. This has been such a wonderful escape from reality. The house, garden, cows, and surrounding area are beautiful and charming and we are so sad to leave! We loved picking vegetables from the garden to make our lunches and we had Iside come cook dinner for us several times. We are trying to convince her to come back to the US with us! Drinking coffee on the back porch admiring the landscape was the perfect start to every day. The architecture and design of the house are spectacular. We felt comfortable and at home from the moment we got here. We feel very fortunate to have spent a week of our lives here and will always cherish the memories made here. We are already planning our visit here! Grazie!
Reviewed on 07/01/2018
The Lund Family
Thank you for letting us stay at your amazing home! We had an absolutely wonderful week. The property is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen.The service was immaculate and very friendly. The chef was wonderful and hospitable. She created beautiful meals and a very memorable cooking class for our family. We have created memories here that will last a lifetime for us.
Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 2 h 06; Rome Fiumicino 2 h 27 min
Nearest serviced town: 10 min
Nearest major city: Siena 1 h 33 min
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