Classic formal Italian gardens, arched stone doorways and painted ceilings, a private swimming pool surrounded by statues, views of rolling hills and an ancient walled medieval village. If all of this sounds like the ideal Italian villa vacation, this Tuscany Chianti villa is the choice for you. This complete estate includes everything it began with in the thirteenth century, from wine cellars to a church and stables. At this Tuscany villa rental in northern Siena, you will be the master of your own domain! Spend afternoons wandering through over five hundred acres of vineyards, olive groves, and gardens; or organize and outing to one of the... nearby cities... including Siena and Florence. However you choose to spend your days, this accommodation in Tuscany will not disappoint you.
This Estate is a 13th century borgo with an old farmhouse, wine cellars, olive and oil mills, carpenter shop, small church, and stables. The villa has belonged to the same family since the 17th century. The beautiful property is over 250 hectares (about 625 acres), and includes vineyards that produce a wonderful Chianti Classico, olive trees (which produce a tasty extra virgin oil), hay fields and woods. The view from the estate includes rolling hills, the old walled town of Monteriggioni, and in the distance, the towers of San Gimignano. There is ample area for parking on the property. The 500 meter unpaved driveway leading to the villa is lined with cypress, and opens to a well preserved Italian garden. The antique swimming pool (11 m x 6 m x 2 m) is surrounded by classical statues. This pool is open from 1 May to mid-October. A second, larger swimming pool (15m x 7m) is located by the out-buildings and has a lovely view over an infinity-edge. There is a BBQ area available; there is a bocce court in the back garden; and billiard and table tennis are both available. No children under the age of 14 are allowed on the property, due to the valuable antiques inside the villa and around the pool.
The villa features original furniture from the 17th century and frescos in the Empire bedroom, the dining room, the ballroom, and the Egyptian library. The friendly and hospitable owners live on the third floor of the Villa (separate entrance), and the guardians live on the property along with other farmers on the estate. The owners' dogs have their own enclosed garden; however, they can be heard during their daily walks on the property! The private area outside the Villa consists of the Italian garden, equipped with large sunshades, wood deck chairs, and marble table with wrought iron chairs for 8 people.
La Casa is a spacious and independent rustic country house, independent from the villa, near the second swimming pool with a garden area overlooking the vineyards. There is a large fig tree providing shade and a barbecue area and table tennis. There is an outside table for eating that can seat twelve, and there is other garden furniture. On the grounds there are also a bocce court and an archery range. The house is furnished with simple, antique furniture; terra cotta floors, wood beamed ceilings, and whitewashed walls. There are wonderful views from all of the windows.
La Volta is a bright and spacious farmhouse that is ideal for families and groups. There is a private garden area with barbecue and marble table.
La Corte is situated in the ground floor of an antique farm house. There is a private patio equipped with table and garden chairs.
Each floor is 400 m2 in size.
Ground floor: There is a very large sitting room with frescos, decorated ceilings, columns and fireplaces, with a dining room area with seating for six. French doors open onto the Italian garden. There is a Billiard room, and a modern kitchen that faces the back garden with a big wooden table. There is a dishwasher, gas cook top, toaster, filter coffee pot, Italian coffee pot, mixer and oven. A door leads to a shower room and two toilets.
First floor: A cherry wood staircase leads up to the first floor where there is the main entrance, a beautiful dining room decorated with frescos and a table that can seat up to 20 people. There is also a library and a sitting room. There are three double bedrooms room and two bathrooms. The Cardinal bedroom has a double bed, two windows, and a fireplace. The Dutch bedroom has a queen bed, two windows, and a little sitting room with a library with telephone. The two bedrooms share a bathroom with tub, bidet, WC, and wonderful views of Monteriggioni. The Empire bedroom has a double bed with canopy, a private sitting room, and an ensuite bathroom with tub, bidet and WC. There is also a laundry room with washing machine.
Ground floor: There is a large entry and storage room with a washing machine.
First floor: There are two comfortable sitting rooms with a Satellite TV and stereo, a dining room that can seat twelve, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, and a bathroom with shower and tub.
Second floor: On the top floor are three double bedrooms with twin-beds and three double bedrooms with double beds with canopies. The three bathrooms have showers.
La Volta (composed of 2 units):
Ground floor: There is a laundry room with washing machine and coat stand. Stairs lead to the common entrance, which has a large arched window.
First floor: The cozy living room is large with a massive fireplace, terra cotta floors and comfortable furniture. The kitchen has a Tuscan wooden table that seats 12. There are four double bedrooms each with canopy beds, two twin-bedded rooms, one bathroom with tub, and three bathrooms with showers.
Ground floor: There is a large sitting room which opens to a private patio with table and chairs. There is a kitchen with a large fireplace. There is one large double bedroom, one twin-bedroom, and a bathroom with tub.
Please note: La Corte is not wheelchair accessible as there are steps leading to the property and to the bathroom.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Housekeeping Available: Upon request
* Chef Available: Upon request
* No children under the age of 14 are to stay in "The Villa" due to the antiques inside the villa. Children under 14 are also not allowed in "The Villa's pool" due to the antique statues. They may stay in the other buildings and use the larger pool, however.
* ”The Villa” has wi-fi internet
* La Volta: One bedroom has no heating, so it only sleeps 10 during the winter period.
Additional amenities include: iron and board, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, hair dryer, cook service available - extra cost, free parking on premises, american coffee maker.
The historical impact of the villa made it magical.
The host family is fantastic. They make you feel completely at home.
The area is idyllic.
Lloyd's review of Monteriggioni Estate
Left on 07/31/2006 for a stay in July 2006 | Lloyd
This property fulfilled all of our images of what a Tuscan vacation would be. The family was incredibly gracious, hospitable and helpful. It was a stunning experience. Having been built on Etruscan ruins and having a history that can be traced to ca. 1100 A.D., this property was the perfect place for us - a group of teachers - to be. The pictures on the web site do not come close to doing justice to the estate.
Spaciousness and grandeur of the estate, and the family that owned it. It was stunning. I was responsible for finding the villa where our group of 30 would be staying. When I was asked what was the best part of our 2 weeks in Tuscany, I replied that it was the awed and stunned reaction of my colleagues when they arrived at the end of the cedar-lined drive at the villa. I am very happy that I took my Travel Advisor's recommendation and chose this property. The villa and the 2 dinners that the owners arranged for us where nothing short of magical.
There were no urban or suburban developments nearby. It was convenient to all the major Tuscan cities and hill towns.
We can't wait to...
Left on 03/15/2005 for a stay in March 2005 |
We can't wait to return!
The property was absolutely beautiful. The views were incredible and the location was very convenient for day trips and for getting food. We cooked several meals for 23 people in one of the kitchens and it was very well equipped for our needs. We had our wedding in the garden followed by an unbelievable meal catered by a local chef. It was definitely something that we all will remember for the rest of our lives.
Picturesque Tuscan countryside, olive trees, vineyards, cypress trees. It was very accessible by car. Many of the guests simply took a taxi from the Siena train station.
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