Private villa in Tuscany with pool
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Nearest town
Private Swimming pool
San Giovanni d'Asso (0 Km)
12 x 6 mt
39 x 19 feet
Wireless ADSL

Property features/services: In a hilltop village, Air-conditioned rooms at the first floor, daily maid service, private garden (1500 sqm), private parking, BBQ, sat TV, dishwasher, washing machine.

Large living room overlooking the garden

Villa Federica is located in the hilltop village of San Giovanni d'Asso.

It is a very large villa, originally a palace which, over the centuries, among others, was owned by the Bishop of Pienza and members of the Siennese noble Montepulciano family.

The hanging garden is extensive, well-tended and gives you peace and privacy: It is u-shaped and surrounded by buildings on three sides.

The two small sides are uninhabited (a church to the left/a lemon greenhouse and a former laundry house to the right).Therefore, no one can see the property from above.

Flower beds, shrubs, lemon trees in vases and palm trees decorate the formally designed, upper part of the garden - the lower part comprises a lawn and a pool located on a large sun terrace.

The long, open side of the garden overlooks the spectacular landscape of the Crete Senesi and faces towards south-east.


A glamorous, ancient, spacious Villa (600 sq m), the origins of which date back to the XVth century, restored completely in the XIXth century and renovated in 2000.

The home has been in the hands of the current owners’ family since the beginning of 1900.
It is situated opposite the castle and has a large, sunny terrace and a wide garden, with a private swimming-pool, overlooking the spectacular Tuscan countryside.

The spacious rooms have high ceilings, with windows overlooking the valley and the castle.
The villa comprises a large entrance hall, from which you enter the formal XIXth century garden.

There are two sitting-rooms and two dining-rooms, one of which has a fireplace, the other which leads out onto a large sunny terrace, with three dining tables, two umbrellas and some chairs. A fully equipped kitchen with all the common domestic appliances and cooking utensils (fridge-freezer, dish washer, washing machine, gas hob and fan- assisted oven).

There are 5 spacious bathrooms, plus 2 ensuite bathrooms to the twin bedded room and to a double bedroom (6 with shower stall, one with a half bathtub). The eight bedrooms are spread out on two levels: four double bedrooms, four twin-bedded rooms (in two of which the beds can be joined), for a total capacity of 16 people.

The Villa, is elegantly furnished, with antique furniture throughout . A daily maid cleaning service is provided and all bed linen and towels (also for the swimming pool) are included.

The 6x 12 meter swimming pool, maintained daily by the gardener, is located in a hanging garden, next to a large changing room. This was originally the laundry room, and contains a toilet and a fridge-freezer, suitable for poolside drinks and snacks.

GROUND FLOOR: The villa comprises a large entrance hall,from which you enter the formal XIX century garden:
After a few steps you find yourself at the Ground Floor:

on your left you enter a dining room with 2 windows leading onto a sunny terrace overlooking the garden and the valley. The terrace is furnished with 3 tables,chairs and umbrellas.

Crossing this dining room you reach another dining room with a fireplace adjacent to a fully equipped kitchen:
there are all the common appliances and cooking utensils (a fridge-freezer,a small fridge for cool drinks,gas hob and fan assisted oven,dish washer,washing machine).

On your right you enter two living areas from which you can reach the various bedrooms and bathrooms.
Starting from the beautiful sitting room with fireplace and wood ceiling you can reach a spacious twin-double bedded room (beds can be joined upon request) with adjacent bathroom( half tub) ;across the landing a twin bedded room with ensuite bathroom (shower stall).

Crossing back the living area you find another double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom (shower stall).

MEZANINE FLOOR: starting from the smaller sitting room you first reach a bathroom(shower stall) and after a few steps a spacious twin-double bedded room (beds can be joined upon request).

FIRST FLOOR:going up you find 2 spacious double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with shower stalls, then 3 more steps to a twin-bedded room ,a small bath with shower stall and another double bedroom. Returning down a flight of travertine stairs from here, you reach again the larger sitting room at the ground floor .

All the bedrooms at the first floor and the one at the mezanine are air conditioned.

By closing two doors, the villa can fit a smaller party (8 people), using 2 twin bedrooms, 2 double bedrooms (all air conditioned) & 4 bathrooms.

Private swimming pool (12x 6 mt), private garden (1500 sqm), private parking, BBQ, central heating, WiFi connection, fireplace, ceiling fans or standing fans in all the bedrooms, 5 air conditioned rooms (firts floor and mezzanine bedrooms), 2 TV sets (1 with satellite TV), radio, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, ventilated oven, kettle, iron and ironing board, hair dryers in all the bathrooms, CD player, DVD player.

In November, the castle just across the silent street in this hilltop village of very few people hosts the "white truffle market exhibit".


San Giovanni is a small village with approximately 300 inhabitants. The villa is situated in the upper part of the village - the "Borghetto", directly opposite the ancient castle, the origins of which date back to the XIIth century, and which is now the seat of the municipal authorities.

The territory of San Giovanni includes the hamlets of Montisi, Lucignano d'Asso, Monterongriffoli, Vergelle and Pieve a Salti. (San Giovanni was originally the seat of rural Etruscan settlements).

The castle hosts the famous White Truffle Market in the month of November.

Within the municipal territory is the picturesque village of Montisi, with its Chiesa dell'Annunziata and its historical grain tower. Here, every year, on the Sunday nearest to the 5th of August (the Festival of the Madonna delle Nevi, the patron saint of Montisi) a jousting contest - the "Giostra di Simone" - takes place.

Among the agricultural products of the area, the white truffle is prized and famous throughout Italy, as are the excellent wines, oil, savoury cheeses and honey. In this upper part of the village there is a fine restaurant.

While the village is quite intimate, it has all the necessities you need to settle in for a long stay, including a coffee bar, two truffle and wine bars, a pharmacy, post office, supermarket, bank and characteristic shops such as a butcher and a baker, a gourmet restaurant along with weekly markets and the first italian truffle museum.

The lower part of San Giovanni d'Asso has an 'osteria' (simple restaurant), a baker and butcher, a pharmacy, a post office, a supermarket and cafe/bar.

There are public tennis courts 8 km away at Torrenieri, the famous abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is 7 km away, the thermal spa town of San Quirico d'Orcia is 14 km away, Montalcino 17 km and Pienza 20 km.

The beautiful medieval city of Siena lies some 40 km away, and Florence and San Gimignano are within a day's drive. There is no public transport in San Giovanni, and it is essential therefore to have a car. The nearest airports are approximately 2 and a half hours' equidistant drive away from Rome, Florence and Pisa.

A recent article in THE NEW YORK TIMES featured this town and museum which now brings tourists to this sleepy town, but your house is on a quiet street and once you are inside, you find the quiet and peacefulness of a country home.

Airports (airport code) Km   Tourist attractions
= Unesco World Heritage Site
Firenze (FLR) 100   Monte Oliveto Maggiore 7
Perugia (PEG) 100   San Quirico d'Orcia 14
Pisa (PSA) 150   Val d'Orcia 14
Forli (FRL) 200   Montalcino 17
Bologna (BLQ) 220   Pienza 20
Rome Ciampino (CIA) 220   Montepulciano 30
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 220   Siena 40
Venice (VCE) 350   Cortona 47
Milano Linate (LIN) 416   Chiusi 50
Milano Malpensa (MXP) 470   Arezzo 55
      San Gimignano 77
Train stations Km   Perugia 98
Montepulciano 30   Firenze 100
Siena 41   Assisi 115
Chiusi 50   Pisa 150
      Rome 190
      Ravenna 200
Bus stops Km   Cinque terre 220
San Giovanni d'Asso 0,2   Modena 260
      Venice 350
Car rentals Km      
Avis, Europcar, Hertz in Siena 40   Point of interest Km
      Restaurants 0.1
      Wine bar 0.1
      Grocery store 0.2
      Post office 0.2
      Church 0.2
      Pizzeria 0.2
      Pharmacy 0.2
      Supermarket 0.5
      Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbey 7
      Sant'Antimo abbey 28
      Bagno Vignoni hot spring 22
      Bagni San Filippo hot spring 38
Photo Gallery :

Villa main entrance

The Italian Association of Historical Villas protect the house

Crete Senesi ‘Senese clays’ in the villa surroundings
Guestbook :
Weekly Rates:

Rates vary depending on the season, length of stay and number of rooms occupied by guests
Please contact me to receive an offer.

Check-in: Saturday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Check-out: Saturday before 10am

Included Services:
  • Private Swimming pool (12 x 6 mt | 39 x 19 feet)
  • Wi-fi internet
  • Air conditioning in 5 bedrooms (firts floor and mezzanine bedrooms)
  • Cleaning during the week 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday
  • Gardener who takes care of the swimming pool
    and the garden
  • Linens for bed, bath and table
  • Pool towels
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Weekly change of linens
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwashing machine
  • Electricity
  • Telephone
  • Water
  • Sat TV, CD player, DVD player
  • Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Wood for the fireplace
  • Wood pizza oven
  • Gas for kitchen use
  • Baby cot with linen and high chair
  • Car parking
  • Final cleaning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryers in all the bathrooms

Extra Services:

  • Air conditioning consumption
  • Cook and cooking class
  • First shopping
  • Dinners
  • Extra sets of bath towels
  • Mobile phone with prepaid credit
  • Airport transfer
  • Local Guided Tours, Wine tasting excursions,
  • Heating upon consumption
  • More extra services available on request

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I look forward to welcome you in Tuscany !