Just outside of the walled city of Siena, La Bianca is a cozy and charming, restored, semi-attached residence on a large, private farming estate. Elegant interiors and attention to interior detail combine with breathtaking views of rolling Tuscan hills. The unique decor features terracotta and wood floors, beamed ceilings, and a white palette.
The villa has a spacious living room with fireplace, large eat-in kitchen, and a comfortable study with an entertainment center. There are two bedrooms–ideal for two couples or a small family. The first bedroom features an antique queen bed with matching night tables and a bathroom with tub with... handheld shower. The second bedroom has twin beds with antique headboards and has a private bathroom with shower. Outdoors there is a private garden and terrace for dining al fresco, and a private swimming pool.
La Bianca, a typical Tuscan farmhouse, is the newest restored residence of a large, private farming estate. Only 10 minutes from Siena by car, the house can be rented together with the nearby Villa Roseto to accommodate larger groups.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Queen size bed, Private bathroom with tub and shower
2 Twin beds, Private bathroom with shower
Features & Amenities
DSL internet connection
Fully equipped kitchen
Portable BBQ grill - available upon request
Staff & Services
Final cleaning service
Electricity consumption up-to 100kW/week
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Maximum 4 guests
Pets not permitted
Villa is rented on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday)
Security deposit required
Services not included in rate must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
Rental car recommended
10 minute drive to Siena
120 minute drive to Lucca
150 minute drive to Rome
37 miles to San Gimignano
56 miles to Florence airport
100 miles to Pisa
Ideal for 2 couples or a small family. Unique interior decoration; its style is serene and warm, with white tones and well coordinated high quality fabrics. Terracotta and wood floors, beamed ceilings.
What to do in the Siena region of Tuscany?
The medieval town of Siena is built across several hills and valleys; that's why you will find yourself walking up and down through the historical center. The lack of car traffic makes it a wonderful place to stroll, especially with kids! Despite sometimes being packed with tourists, the city always has a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city and the venue for the internationally renowned horse race, The Palio, which takes place on July 2nd and again on August 16th each year. Don't forget to enjoy a gelato while on the Campo!
Chianti's must see sights are the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. Along the road visit the Badia di Coltibuono and/or Castello di Brolio and do not forget to pick up some wine to enjoy at the villa! Drive through the landscape of the Crete to Buonconvento and to the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Many visitors go to the Abbey to visit the great monastic cloisters and to hear the Gregorian chants sung by the monks (Weekdays: 6:15 pm Vespers and conventional Holy Mass. Sundays and Holidays: 11:00 am Solemn Holy Mass and 6:30 pm Vespers and Benedictine Holy Sacraments).
Visit San Gimignano, famous for its skyline, and Volterra, renown for alabaster artifacts. The small fortress cities within easy driving distance of one another, each offer their own special appeal. Colle Val d'Elsa is famous for crystal manufacturing. However, the old town/historical center, Colle Alta, deserves to be seen. Particularly interesting is Palazzo Campana, which looks like a city gate, or a triumphal arch, and dominates the main street of Colle. The Cathedral shows a rich collection of paintings from the XVII century. Spend a full day shopping at the Mall in Montevarchi where many designers have located their outlets – there you'll find Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and many others.
Additional amenities include: entertainment center, hairdryer, cd player, study, alfresco dining, outdoor furniture.Read more
Charmingly restored La Bianca on private farming estate- private heated pool & garden Tuscany, Italy
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Last updated on April 22, 2014
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Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in October 2011 | KD .
A few miles east of Siena put us in a good location to take day trips to Pisa, Florence, Siena. We even took the train 2 hours north to Venice for an over night out from the train station out of Siena. We had the chef, Emily, come in for one night and cook us a nice dinner. We ate in front of the fireplace in the living room. We wanted two bathrooms and we were just two people. It worked out very well. Barbara, the owner is very pleasant and is willing to accommodate. One morning we took the day off from day trips and took a long walk in the country away from the Villa which is recommended. - KD A., Connecticut, USA
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in October 2011 | Christina .
La Bianca is a lovely place to stay. It is beautifully appointed and has an elegance that doesn\'t detract from comfort. It was a wonderful place to return to after a day of exploring the countryside. We had exceptional weather for October - 30 degrees - so we enjoyed the pool almost every day. Our hosts were very nice, although we didn\'t see them very much. When we arrived, we were greeted by one of their staff , B\", who even led us to the nearest grocery store and back so we wouldn\'t get lost.\" - Christina D., , Canada
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