8BDR Villa in Siena countryside :pool ,AC,WiFi
8BDR Villa in Siena countryside :pool ,AC,WiFi
HISTORY OF THE HOUSE
Our old family house has its origins back in the 14th century;at that time the village of San Giovanni d'Asso was just a built up area around the Castle .Later,inthe 16th century,a few buildings in front of it were combined to form an important house for a bishop of the noble Siennese Borghesi family;
some members of this family later on moved to Rome where they changed their name in Borghese (Camillo Borghese became pope with the name of Paolo V).On the front of the house you can still see the coat of arms with the winged dragon,symbol of the Borghese family. In the 18th century a member of the Sansedoni family,another important ancient Siennese family,designed and created the impressive hanging garden . In the 19th century the house was remodeled by the noble family Pannilini,who at the time also owned the Castle; from the beginning of the past century the house belongs to our family.
DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSE:
The house is suitable either for a party of 16 or (by closing 2 doors) for a party of 8.
GROUND FLOOR: An old door lined with two travertine benches introduces you to the entrance hall and from there to the garden and the pool; going up a short flight of stairs you find on your left a dining room with two French doors that open on the pleasant terrace overlooking the garden with a beautiful view on the rolling hills.The terrace is furnished with tables,chairs and umbrellas.Moving on there is another dining room with fireplace and a kitchen fully equipped with all the common appliances: fridge-freezer,gas hob,fan assisted oven,dishwasher,washing machine,food processor,American coffee maker,toaster.
Crossing a landing at the top of the short flight of stairs already mentioned,you find on your right two sitting rooms;from the larger one with an antique wood ceiling and a precious floor you can reach three double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and ceiling fans,:a double one,a twin bedded one (the beds can be joined upon request) , a twin bedded one. Leaving the smaller sitting room (with SAT TV) you first find a full family bathroom and after a few steps,at the mezzanine,a large AC twin bedded room where the beds can be joined upon request.
FIRST FLOOR: two AC double bedrooms and two family bathrooms,an AC twin bedded room with old iron beds,a small family bathroom,an AC sitting room and another AC double bedroom.There is a long flight of travertine steps that leads you again down to the larger sitting room at the ground floor.
What makes this house different and especially pleasant is the fact that it is located in the middleof a village but at the same time the garden and the pool are absolutely PRIVATE,hidden at the sight.
The village is strategically located,a spot from which you can easily drive to several beautiful destinations within a short distance.
The house is large,beautiful,complicated and pleasant.It can hold comfortably a party of 16.
A beautiful home overlooking the Tuscan Hills.
By closing two doors it is suitable for a party of 8 (CONSUMA 4 BDR):PLEASE ENQUIRY ABOUT RATES AS WELL AS FOR SHORTER STAYS.
In this house everyone can find his own space to relax,read,reflect or simply enjoy the company of family and friends.The large hanging Italian garden contains a big swimming pool (6x12) furnished with sunbeds and umbrellas.
AMENITIES: WiFi,SAT TV,central heating,air conditioning in the mezzanine and first floor bedrooms,ceiling fans at the ground floor.Hair dryers,enlarging mirrors in the bathrooms.Bed linens,bath and pool towels are changed weekly.Daily maid service from Monday through Friday.Daily gardener service.Babycot (linen included),high chair.BBQ.Private parking.WiFi.
Upon request: first shopping,first dinner on arrival day,dinners,cooking lessons,truffle guided tour, wine tasting in the ancient cellar of the house.
Distance from the nearest airports:
Perugia : km 92
Florence : km 121
Pisa : km 149
Roma Fiumicino : km 240
Roma Ciampino : km 215TripAdvisor property ID 4336455...Read more
8BDR Villa in Siena countryside :pool ,AC,WiFi Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
San Giovanni d'Asso is a tiny village lying in the beautiful Siennese countryside where you can find bank,post office,chemist shop,supermarket,butcher and two nice restaurants.A perfect spot to reach ,within a short distance, several nice places of artistic and natural interest:Siena(40 km),Montalcino(20 km),Pienza(20 km),Bagno Vignoni(20 km). Montepulciano(30 km),Lucignano(34 km),Cortona (60km),Arezzo (73km)Florence (128 km).Perfect for biking .In November a famous white truffle fair takes place in the ancient castle. CAR ESSENTIAL .What can you do in this place? It is perfect to go walking,for long and beautiful trip biking,you can ride or try truffle hunting.You can go ballooning (wonderful experience!) Food and wine tasting are a must here.You can relax in the various SPA of the area (Bagno Vignoni,Rapolano) or you can decide to do...absolutely nothing! and "simply "enjoy the sweetness of the day.SE NON QUI,DOVE?
Left on 03/12/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 12, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
We stayed in this villa for two weeks last July (2012)and we enjoyed our stay very much. The villa itself is very comfortable, nice furniture, air conditioning in most of the rooms, fans, wifi, swimming pool, in short all that can be useful for a family on vacation. The swimming pool is lovely and I particularly liked the steps to get into it. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner Federica, her passion could be felt in all the attention for details she puts everywhere in the house, also she was very comprehensive in her explanations. We opted for the "first dinner" which was a fantastic way to start off our holiday, Grazia the cook who prepared it, is a real gem and we often asked her afterwards. The villa is convenientely located close to some of the most famous Italian historical towns. Siena, Pienza, Montalcino are all a short drive away. The village of San Giovanni is itself delightful and there are shops well stocked with the famous cheeses, wine, olive oil and many other typical products. If you do not fancy cooking yourself you can ask Grazia or there are a couple of restaurants. Everybody was kind and nothing was too much trouble for them, I would like to thank Federica for the great time we spent at her house and for the lovely memories we will always treasure.
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