Guarded by a goose (who is loose), five friendly Great Danes (kept out of the guests' way) and a 200-year old acacia tree, is the entrance to the gracious 16th century villa. A short corridor opens into a large formal dining room with 18th century frescoes and a sumptuous Murano chandelier over a table seating up to 22. The walls are lined with elegant glass cabinets and an antique terracotta stove. Off the dining room is the "Cardinal Bedroom", a double room resplendent in red brocade, beautiful antiques and paintings. This room shares a large, well-furnished and frescoed bathroom with the adjacent bedroom. "Olandese", named for its glorious 17th century inlaid canopied bedstead, is filled with beautiful antiques and portraits and connects to a brocaded sitting room. Also on this floor are a frescoed library with telephone and Internet and a comfortable sitting room with satellite TV and DVD. The "Empire" bedroom, with its Napoleonic crowned bed, has an adjacent sitting room and bathroom. There is a laundry on this floor. From the library, a wide spiral staircase leads up to a large twin bedroom with iron bedsteads, country antiques and a shower room. All the beds have orthopaedic mattresses and all bathrooms have hairdryers. Fresh flowers greet your arrival. The staircase also leads down to the ground floor which is for entertaining. Here are a billiard room, a formal foyer, and a drawing room whose floral frescoes echo the furnished garden outside. A formal salone with 1930s' frescoes, golden Sienese marble pilasters, grand piano, table and chairs could be a special place for evening dining. Next to it a spacious, well-equipped kitchen provides a rustic table for 8-10. Off the kitchen are a shower room and two extra WCs.
The gardens surround the villa with a range of moods. The front garden is formally furnished with a fountain and citrus trees while the extensive back garden offers cooling shelter and benches wandering past the villa's outbuildings. An antique olive millstone which can be a breakfast or cocktail table from which to feast on glorious views of the towered walls of Monteriggioni adorns the side garden. Another treasure is a former cistern, now a modern filtered pool. Guests are also welcome to harvest from the vegetable garden. Because of the delicate and precious nature of many of the furnishings the owners cannot allow anyone younger than 14 to stay in the property.TripAdvisor property ID 3965670...Read more
“Villa Stomennnano is a perfect "true Italian" experience.”
Left on 07/31/2015 for a stay in July 2015 | Pam LReviewed Jul 31, 2015Stayed Jul 2015
My family recently visited Villa Stomennano and cannot say enough good things about our stay there. We were welcomed by several members of the family upon arriving (later than we had anticipated). They suggested a place nearby for dinner and called to make reservations for us. The main house where we stayed was absolutely stunning. The furnishings were beautiful and there was history everywhere we looked. Our favorite thing to do each evening was to sit around the "mushroom" with our wine and cheese as we watched the sun set. We also enjoyed the lovely pool every day which was very private and had beautiful views. Breakfast was prepared each morning and waiting for us. We had lots of fresh fruit (some of it picked from the trees on the property) and also several home-baked breakfast dishes, along with fresh squeezed fruit juices. Our rooms were beautifully appointed and very clean. There is no air conditioning, but we stayed very comfortable with the windows open and the fans turned on. We all enjoyed exploring the property and talking with the owners. We learned so much about the history of Villa Stomennano from them. We will definitely return to Villa Stomennano and have already recommended it to some friends who will be traveling there in the Fall.
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