Private villa in Tuscany with pool
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Large Villa: Pool, near Siena, BBQ

Nearest town
Private Swimming pool
Montebenichi (3 Km - 1.8 Miles)
10 x 5 mt
33 x 16 feet
Wireless ADSL

Property features/services: On hilltop panoramic position, near village, near restaurant, sat TV, washing machine, dishwasher machine, outdoor BBQ, private parking

This large stately, secular estate, dating from the early 1200s, once belonged to the powerful Medici family, and is now property of an illustrious Tuscan family.

Today's descendants, after brilliant careers as fabric makers to all the top fashion designers in the world, are putting the property through a monumental restoration of the vineyards, the villas and the winery.

The Villa was built by the grand duc of Tuscany Leopoldo II of Lorena, in fact its style is called 'Leopoldine'. It dominates two gentle hills with 360° degree views of rolling hills that spread as far as the eye can see.

The villa is completely independent and offers all the modern comforts and has been decorated respecting the traditional style of the time maintaining the original architectural features.

The scenery around the property is typical of the pictures painted by the Renaissance artists.

It has sweet hills and sweeping valleys, marked by noble cypress trees and adorned with vineyards, olive groves, and large forests of oaks, giving shade from the heat of the summer, the woods have trails and road for walks, mountain biking and horseback riding.

The Castle (build in 1134) was the last post in the state of Florence, protecting the Ambra valley, situated on the border between Siena and Florence. In 1554 a Senese and French army attacked and destroyed the castle, at that time a Medici property. In the 18th century the Castle was converted into a beautiful villa.


The villa is 545 square mts; can accommodate 22+2 peoples in 11 double bedrooms with 11 bathrooms with 2 fully equipped kitchens, barbecue, indoor / outdoor dining area, private swimming pool (10x5 mt's) and outdoor living furniture.

All windows have a nice view.

Ground floor:
From the large entrance hall you have access in three directions.
To your right there is access to a very spacious living room with working fireplace, the dining room with one large glass door leading outdoors, fully equipped kitchen (oven, cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, microwave), TV/SAT room with a door leading out to the pool/outdoor dining area and:

  • 1 double room
  • 1 bathroom

To your left in the entrance you have:

  • 1 double bedroom with queen size bed
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower

Also to the left you have access to:

  • 2 more double bedrooms with queen size beds
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower

First floor:
Access to the staircase leading to the first floor is from the entrance hall.
At the top a large landing area that leads to:

  • 4 double bedrooms with queen size beds,
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 5 en-suite bathrooms with shower.
  • 1 attic with 2 single beds accessed from one of the bedrooms (this is the +2).

Annexe: (side house)

The annexe sleep 4; is rented only together with the Villa and is included in the package; is a separate house on the same grounds with a private garden patio/outdoor dining.
It has :

  • 2 bedrooms 1 with large king-size bed, 1 with queen bed
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms (one shower and one bath tub)

separate fully functional kitchen with indoor eating areas and living room with a working fireplace.

Garden and view:
The Villa stands in a panoramic position overlooking the unspoiled valley below; there is a private garden with garden furniture and a large built-in barbecue.

Swimming pool:
The villa has its own private pool with sunbeds in a beautiful panoramic position.
Size: 10 x 5 m - depth 1.40 m all over.

Parking: available on the property, for various cars.


The Villa stands on the top of a hill at the far south east end of the Chianti hills, in Valdambra a place that has amazingly preserved the beauty and genuine aspects of its land. Montebenichi (3 km) is a nice small village, halfway between Arezzo and Siena.

This is an excellent starting point for discovering the artistic, natural and food and wine wonders of this area.

From Montebenichi, Chianti road tracks wind around the woods, the olive groves and the vineyards and take you to medieval villages and imposing castles.

Along the roads you can find vineries that you can visit on guided tours, tasting wines, oils and other local produce.

If you are wine enthusiasts, why not travel south west to Montalcino, a well-known area for its important Brunello wine, or south east to Montepulciano where it is possible to taste the no less well known Vino Nobile?


Slightly south of Montebenichi, the territori of the Crete Senese offers extraordinary, unique views and the thermal spa town of Rapolano, with its natural hot springs of sulphuric-calcium thermal waters that come out of the ground at 38°C.

Many cities of art can be visited from the villa. Florence can be reached in one hour drive as well as some cities in Umbria, such as Perugia, Orvieto and Assisi. Driving to Siena or Arezzo will take less than 30 minutes. Other special places such as Cortona, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and San Gimignano are all within easy distance for a half day trip.

Montevarchi is the neares big town; the history of Montevarchi dates back to circa 986, when pilgrims and travelers stopped here on their way to and from Rome.

Montevarchi: for centuries the “market town” for Valdarno, Chianti and Pratomagno – and one of the most important in Tuscany.

A meeting place for traders, townsfolk, the local livestock and grain “dealers” and above all for farmers and small local producers who, until the 1960s used all means possible to get to the town squares of Montevarchi, to make deals and sell their goods: free range chickens, vegetables, rabbits, artichokes, olive oils and chestnuts.

Today the area is famous for its contribution to the international fashion industry and boasts the location of prestigious fashion outlets like Prada and "The Mall".

The area has excellent restaurants, a farmer’s market and regular train service to Florence, Arezzo, Rome
(with connections to every major Italian city)

Sport activities in the area

  • Tennis, horseback riding and bicycle rental .
  • Polo Clubs:
    There are two Polo clubs a very short distance from here (5 minutes away) that have games very often during the weekends and can be watched.
  • Fashion outlets
    in Montevarchi "Prada, MiuMiu, Church's and Car Shoe" 10 minutes drive
    in Reggello/Leccio The-Mall "alexander mcqueen, armani, bottega veneta, burberry, dior, zegna, fendi, gucci, roberto cavalli, salvatore ferragamo, sergio rossi, tod's, valentino, yves saint laurent
  • 18-hole golf at Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, within 60 minutes.
Airports (airport code) Km   Tourist attractions
= Unesco World Heritage Site
Firenze (FLR) 70   Siena 29
Perugia (PEG) 100   Arezzo 38
Pisa (PSA) 150   Radda in Chianti 50
Bologna (BLQ) 160   Greve in Chianti 40
Forli (FRL) 230   Firenze 68
Rome Ciampino (CIA) 248   San Gimignano 65
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 267   Cortona 64
Venice (VCE) 309   Pienza 60
Milano Linate (LIN) 346   Val d'Orcia 65
Milano Malpensa (MXP) 410   Perugia 95
      Pisa 140
Train stations Km   Assisi 140
Bucine 15   Ravenna 180
Montevarchi 20   Modena 200
      Cinque terre 220
Bus stops Km   Rome 220
Pietraviva 4   Venice 310
      Point of interest Km
Car rentals Km   Restaurant 0.3
Avis, Europcar, Hertz in Siena 29   Wine bar 0.3
Avis, Europcar, Hertz in Arezzo 38   Grocery store 4
      Post office 4
      Church 3
      Horseback Riding 2
      Supermarket 15
      Pizzeria 7
      Pharmacy 7
      Shopping center 20
      Prada factory outlet 18
      The Mall fashion outlet 40
Floor Plans :
Photo Gallery :

ANNEXE (side house)
Activities in the area :

Montebenichi a nice little village only 3 kms

The castle in Montebenichi

Horseback riding center

The area has many world famous wineries

One of the best italian Polo Club at only 2 kms

Truffles hunting in the surroundings

Fashion outlets, the nenarest is Prada (18 km)

Golf Club in Firenze (60km)

Cooking courses with our cook at the villa
Weekly Rates:

Rates vary depending on the season and length of stay, please contact me to receive an offer.

Check-in: Saturday from 4.30pm to 7pm
Check-out: Saturday before 10am

Included :
  • Private Swimming Pool open from 04 May to 02 November,
  • Wi-fi internet
  • Cleaning 3 days a week (3 hrs each day)
  • Linens for bed, bath and table
  • Pool towels
  • Weekly change of linens
  • Washing machine
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Industrial dishwashing machine
  • Iron, Ironing board
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Stereo, CD player, speakers for iPod
  • Satellite television in multiple languages
  • Barbecue
  • Gas for kitchen use
  • Hairdryers
  • Car parking in the property
  • Municipality tourist tax.

Not Included / available on request:

  • First grocery shopping (shops are closed on Sunday)
  • Tuscany dinner or cooking class
    prepared by our cook
  • Wine tasting dinner with sommelier at the villa
  • Order wine & champagne delivered at the villa
  • Airport / train station transfer / personal driver
  • Private bus rental with driver
  • Fashion Outlet shopping (Prada, MiuMiu, Gucci, Dior, Bottega Veneta, Armani,
  • Guided tours of Florence and Siena with skip the line museum tickets
  • Wine cellars visit with tasting
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Cell phone rental
  • PA system with mixer and microphone
  • Heating charged by consumption
  • More extra services available on request

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I look forward to welcome you in Tuscany !