The villa is a magnificently restored 11th Century building, located in the most beautiful part of Tuscany just south of Siena. The history of this imposing stone house can be traced back at least 1000 years. The estate was originally established as a religious building, became a post house during the middle ages when the medieval pilgrim route, the Via Francigena, passed through the estate. It is set on a peaceful hillside with 12ha of olive groves and vineyards in addiction to the garden, overlooking the countryside of Montalcino, the home of the famous Brunello wine. Also on this beautiful property is the most charming chapel making it perfect for small weddings in the family, and outdoor wood burning oven and a wonderful 30' X 40' green marble pool, which is surrounded by formal rose gardens designed by Peter Curzon.
The villa has been restored with great taste and style and is both elegant and comfortable. It combines lovely Italian antiques with all the modern amenities including American-made beds, overhead fans in all bedrooms and pull down screens on windows. The bathrooms have also been renovated with travertine marble and wood detailing and each bathtub sits in front of a window overlooking the lovely countryside.
The gound Floor is composed as follow: entrance hall with medieval stone flooring, very large vaulted dining/living room/entertaining area with high vaulted columns and a grand fireplace and six dramatic French doors opening onto terraces, state of the art kitchen with area for grilling, opening onto a terrace, bedroom with a queen-size bed and en suite bathroom.
The upper floor (The floor can be reached by travertine marble stairs or by a spiral iron staircase) is composed as a large living room with immense medieval fireplace, living room and large dining area, fully equipped state of the art kitchen, a library, a master suite with a separate sitting area, canopied queen-sized bed and bathroom with a bathtub and shower. Then there are 4 bedrooms all with bathrooms:
• One bedroom with a queen-size bed and en suite bathroom both with a bathtub and shower
• One bedroom with a queen-size bed and en suite (shared) bathroom with tub and shower
• One bedroom with two twin beds sharing above bathroom
• One loft bedroom with two twin beds and sofa bed. It's bathroom has a shower only.
Guest House (Dependance)
• Living room dining area, kitchen, loggia and terrace
• Bedroom with a queen-size bed and en suite bathroom with shower only
• Bedroom with twin beds, sofa bed and en suite bathroom with shower only