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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential

Villa Alba is a 600 square-meter (approximately 6,458 square feet) and

two-storey house in the countryside which sleeps eleven people. The villa has a

private garden and a swimming pool. 20 km (12.4 miles) away from Siena and 80 km

(49.7 miles) from Florence, the villa is located in the heart of a protected

area named Crete Senesi.

The villa has 6 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There is one double

bedroom, four twin bedrooms, and one single bedroom. In addition, there are

several large living areas.

The villa

The villa, together with an adjacent small church, was built in the XVII century

by a famous family of bankers from Siena. The house, square-shaped just like a

small-fortress, has its doors and windows framed by the typical Tuscan grey

stone. The villa is surrounded by a garden with centuries-old trees overlooking

an endless expanse of low hills.

The villa is two-storey high, and each floor is 300 square meters (about 3,229

square feet). A lot of space for you to enjoy!!

The main entrance is on the courtyard facing the small church. Right next to the

entrance, you will see a spacious hall with sofas around an age-old fireplace.

The room is furnished with beautiful antique furniture. The floor is in handmade

terracotta tiles and the ceiling is supported by wood joists. The fireplace is

impressive as it covers almost one entire wall of the room and is embellished by

antique wooden chairs arranged around it.

From the great hall you can reach a series of smaller living areas. There is a

small reading or tea room, a room with a round card-table, and another small TV

room furnished with couches. Besides, there is also a bathroom and a cellar.

The ground floor also displays a dining room with a long seventeenth-century

table. Two glass doors in this room will lead you to a garden where you will

find an antique table with stone benches set in the middle of a large green lawn

area.

Close to the dining room is a big kitchen modernly equipped with a stove, an

oven, a dishwasher, a fridge, and a freezer. A washing machine is also available.

There is also a large and age-old fireplace in stone and brick where you will be able to prepare grilled meat. Broiled veal steak of the local breed called Chianina are world-famous for its

quality and tastiness. The perfect set for a special barbecue!!

The bedrooms and a second large and beautiful living area are found on the first

floor of the villa.

In the middle of this living room there is a great billiard table in perfect

conditions to be used. There are also sofas and armchairs.

Five bedrooms sleep two people each and are spacious and well-decorated with

furniture dating back to late nineteenth century. One is a double bedroom,

whereas the other four are twin bedrooms. All have windows overlooking the green

scenery outside. In addition, every bedroom has its own large bathroom with a

bathtub. The one single bedroom in the villa has a bathroom with shower.

The little church next to the villa has been consecrated and masses are held

every Sunday at 11 a.m.

The garden and the swimming pool

As guests at Villa Alba, you will be able to enjoy a park with centuries-old

trees and a large lawn area where your kids can have outdoor fun all day long.

It is in the garden that you will find a 10 x 5 meter (107 x 53 feet)

swimming-pool exclusively at your disposal. There are tables, chairs, garden

umbrellas, and deck chairs around the swimming-pool. Once lying in the sun, your

eyes will meet the beautiful façade of the villa, the lawn, the trees and the

flowers. A view of low and green hills will unfold before you. The air is fresh,

clean and filled with the smell of flowers and herbs. You will be able to spend

long and pleasant hours outdoors accompanied either by your friends, a book in

hands, or a glass of good Tuscan wine.

The place

Villa Alba is in the middle of a farming estate of more than a thousand hectares

(about 2,471 acres) on the hills near Siena. The area is part of the "Crete

Senesi", a territory where low argillaceous hills are spread out as far as

meets the eye. You will spend your vacation in the middle of the most famous and

reproduced Tuscan scenery both in cinema and paintings.

Here every season of the year carries its fascinating trait: in spring, hues of

light green cover the hills and lawns; in summer, the golden color of wheat

takes over the hills; and during fall, thousands of swarthy and dark green

shades dominate.

The farming estate organically grows wheat used for the making of pasta, fodder

for its own livestock, the Chianina cattle breed, and extra-virgin olive oil.

Villa Alba is the main house of a small hamlet dating back to the medieval

period. The current structure of the villa and the hamlet date back to the XVII

century. Both villa and hamlet have been renovated into vacation houses; a

process which respected the former architectural structure of the buildings. As

guests of Villa Alba, you will have complete privacy as the garden and the

swimming-pool are available exclusively to you. Guests of other vacation houses

in the hamlet have another swimming-pool and garden at their disposal.

As you arrive, look around. You will feel as if time had slowed down. All the

surroundings are beautiful, tidy, and peaceful. The kind staff at the reception

will contribute to such feeling of tranquility with their warm welcome

greetings. The reception is in charge of providing any necessary information on

tourist activities in the area.

A tennis court and a playground are shared with other guests in the hamlet.

Trekking trails of varying degrees of difficulty will enable you to visit

enthralling angles of the farm.

Nearby tourist attractions

Once at Villa Alba, you will enjoy a wonderful vacation in Tuscany! You will

live and experience the real fascinating traits of Tuscany: the hospitality of

an authentic villa built by a noble family of bankers from Siena in the XVII

century which has undergone centuries of history; a stay in the heart of the

magic scenery of Crete Senesi; and the possibility of going on daily excursions

to Florence and other splendid cities of art in Tuscany and returning to the

relaxing atmosphere of the villa.

Villa Alba is about 9 km (5.5 miles) away from Monteroni D'Arbia, which is the

nearest town where you can find shops and restaurants. Siena is 20 km (12.4

miles) away and Florence is 80 km (49.7 miles) away. You will be in a quite

convenient position to visit the whole Tuscany. Moreover, you will be close to

the area of production of the Chianti Senese and Brunello di Montalcino wines.

Don't forget to visit the wine cellars of the area!

Villa Alba also has a parking lot. You need a car to stay at Villa Alba.

The swimming-pool is available from the 1st of May until the 30th of September.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia Airport 98 km, Nearest railway: Asciano 9.2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Furniture Single beds (9), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The ground floor displays a great hall with sofas and a fireplace, a dining room, a large kitchen with a fireplace, a small card-room, a reading room, a TV room, a tea room, and a bathroom. The dining room and the kitchen have access to the garden. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, an oven, a dishwasher, a fridge, and a freezer. A washing machine is also available.

The first floor displays a large room with a billiard table and sofas and also six bedrooms. Every bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. There is one double bedroom, four twin bedrooms, and one single bedroom. The bathroom in the single room has a shower, whereas all the others have bathtubs.

Further details outdoors

Around the villa there is a large garden with the swimming-pool. Both garden and swimming-pool are used exclusively by the guests of the villa. The garden is furnished with garden umbrellas, tables, chairs, and deck chairs.

A tennis court, a playground, a barbecue area, trekking trails, a laundry area and internet are available and are to be shared with other guests of the hamlet.

The Tuscany region

Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.

The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.

What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.

The Apuan Alps are a monumental work of the nature. They consist in some of the highest peaks in the region: This regional park sets up the chance for those who want to practice trekking, cycling, horse riding or simply walking to enjoy this beautiful landscape.

Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.

Asciano

Asciano is a marvellous town under the municipality of Siena, in the Tuscany region. The town is located just between the River Ombrone and the Torrent Copra, at the centre of Crete Senesi: a particular and very suggestive hill area on the south-eastern side of Siena, almost bare of vegetation, but plenty of alternating coves and “biancane” (typical clayey, porous and light-coloured soil), that seem to create a moonscape. From the Middle Age, this area was known as “Deserto di Accona” where today, thanks to some important irrigation works, it is possible the cultivation of wheat and sunflowers.

Asciano has Etruscan and Roman origins: you will in fact be able to admire a fascinating Etruscan necropolis, dated back at the V century BC and the remains of Roman baths. The town used to be contended between Siena and Florence in the Battle of Montaperti, until 1285, when it was conquered by Siena and surrounded by boundary walls in 1351, in order to protect it from further invasions.

You cannot miss the Romanesque collegiate church of St Agata, which is the most important church in Asciano. It dates back at XII-XIX century and it's composed by a nave with apsis transept, covered by cross vaults. On the left you will find the marvellous Lombard bell-tower. The façade is divided into three parts by ogive arches. The church reveals inside, two masterpieces, two sixteenth century frescos: a Madonna with the Infant Jesus, the Archangel Michael and the donor, made by disciples of Sodoma; and the Pietà, maybe attributable to Riccio.

Beside the Collegiate Church of St Agata there is the Museum of Holy Art, an exhibition of works dated at XIV and XV centuries, made by painters of the Sienese school. The Archaeological Museum contains remains from a number of tombs of the Poggio Pinci cemetery.

Moving to the South, a large Benedictine monastery overlooks the hill of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, which is famous for being the original village for the locals: the Olivetans. The monastery was named Monte Oliveto Maggiore to distinguish it from successive foundations at Florence, San Gimignano, Naples and elsewhere. Nowadays, It is still the mother house of the order or congregation.

Talking about events and local culture, we have to remind every tourist to enjoy and fully live the Ascianese September, which is when the town gets alive thanks to variegate program of typical markets, parties and concerts.

There is a famous exhibition of clay pots which take place every second Sunday of the month in the old centre of the town. You will find not only pots, but also organic food and wine from the local area as well as handicrafts.

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