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Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 90km

Villa Torre Il Santo is located on top of one of the most beautiful hills of Chianti, Italy. The Villa overlooks stunning valleys and offers our guests breathtaking scenes of the countryside surrounding it. Villa Torre IL Santo was originally built in the year 1000, and today, after a long period of restoration, it is a unique location with all the extra comforts needed for an unforgettable holiday. The Villa is composed by two parts which are connected. The Old Tower section is completely restored with old brick flooring and an old wood ceiling and has all the very best of modern facilities.there are 5 bedrooms, all with en suite bathroom. The Hay Barn section has been restored with a modern, contemporary look with 2 bedrooms with en suite bathroom. Pool/studio house with one bedroom n en suite bathroom. A nice garden, with lawns adorned with roses, jasmines and local plants and flowers, offers to our guests different areas to relax in privacy. There is also an infinity swimming pool with an annex Jacuzzi overlooking the amazing Chianti Valley, with its vineyards changing colors in different seasons and the beautiful San Gimignano's skyline in the distance, guarantee complete relaxation under the Tuscan sun

Size Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms
Nearest beach Versilia on Mediterranean sea 90 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 35 km, Nearest railway: Florence 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 8 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Total of 8 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms.

Old Tower:

Main floor: two large living rooms with amazing arch windows looking out on the valley, one twin/double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a powder room.

First floor: One double bedroom with fireplace and a large double shower bathroom; one twin/double bedroom with en suite shower bathroom; and one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; and a reading living room with large fireplace.

Second floor: A master bedroom with a double bed, a large tub and walk-in shower, and a large bathroom and change room.

Hay Barn:

Main floor : kitchen with all of the finest facilities ( 2 ovens, one microwave oven, double fridge, wine cellar, induction 8 burner range, double sinks, fast dishwasher) and a dining room with a long table; a laundry and powder room.

First floor: Two double bedrooms with en suit bathrooms.

Guest house at swimming pool level: loft with double bedrooms, shower bathroom, little kitchen and living room.

A/C in the whole villa and screens on all windows guarantee a cool and relaxing summer stay.

Further details outdoors

Barbecue in the garden and a private parking lot for guests.

A 300 meters unpaved road in good condition leads you to the villa from the main road. The villa is 3 kilometers from Barberino val d'Elsa village and walking distance from the medieval Petrognano hamlet.

The Tuscany region

The villa is located in the heart of Tuscany in the Chianti area, famous not only for the red wine for the beauty fo the country side. At only half hour drive from Florence n Siena n San Gimignano and one hour from Pisa n Lucca. Only 1.40 minutes by train to Rome n 2 hours to Venice n Milan: so perfect for those who wants to visit Italy and enjoy the Italian life style as well experiencing a medieval 1000 years old tower villa

Barberino Val d'Elsa

BArberino n Petrognano are over 1000 years old villages, surrounded by medieval villages n hamlets offer to our guests all kind of stores n facilities as well as nice festivals during the summer with markets, music, theatre n concerts as well as very good restaurants, several wine producers who open the cantine n give wine n cheese tasting.

Several trekking, biking n walking paths suitable from the village

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Review 1-10 of 32

6 Apr 2014


"Villa Il Santo - a stunning estate nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills"

We stayed at this outstanding villa while celebrating a friend's birthday. Eleven adults were easily comfortable in this large, well-appointed home. All bedrooms are en suite, with two being m… More

5 Apr 2014


"All you could hope and wish for in a beautiful setting!"

An outstanding week in a gorgeous setting! From start to finish, it was just an amazing experience and our 4 month old baby loved his first foreign holiday experience - it will be pretty hard to matc… More

31 Jan 2014


"The most luxurious villa and friendly service in all of Europe!"

There were 10 adults in our party ranging from 17-70 years of age and every single one of them had the best stay of their life! From the moment Annagloria personally met us late at night on the side … More

3 Jan 2014


"Spectacular 50th Birthday"

My husband and I and 12 friends flew from Australia for my 50th birthday to Villa il Santo. Wow!! The photos do not show how beautiful it is. When we drove down to the Villa and could see San Gimignan… More

HI Helen
thank you for your nice review n for your nice words
we were very emotional too to see you crying in front of our views: it has been the best premium to all the efforts we made to realize our house: once I mentioned to Enzo your sweet reaction he was very touched by it: it is important for us to succeed in making our guests happy!
I really hope to heav ethe chance to host you n your lovely friends again, Australia is far off but onc eyou comeback you will have the pleasure of discovering some new medieval hamlets or a little village, or a small little charming market....I wll be pleased to make sure your next vacation is as memorable as the past one

4 Oct 2013


"Paradise Under the Tuscan Sun"

This place and location are wonderful. It is truly paradise in Tuscany. The accomodations are extraordinary and the amenities with the pool and ground unsurpassed. Enough room for all to meet toget… More

HI it has been such a pleasure to have you back is so nice to have returning guests...we feel like an old friend is coming to see us!
thank you for the nice words on your review, youa re too nice
we are now building a theatre in the garden of Villa Castellare, but guests of villa il santo are welcome to assist to events, concerts, wine tasting with a sommelier n much more....
next time you come you will have new experiences and will enjoy your stay in Tuscany
have a Merry Christmas and a healthy 2014!

27 Sep 2013


"Practically perfect, in every way"

Our extended family group of 13 adults had a truly delightful stay in Villa Il Santo.We loved:The beautiful villa -- a plethora of lovely rooms, each with its own en-suite. The renovation of the vill… More

thank you sooo much for your nice comments n most of all for pointing out to us the 2 inconveniences:
the smell: finally the week after your depart we found the reason why n solved it!!!!! so next time only nice countryside n roses smell.....;))
for the american coffee slow procedure, I think the major problem was that you were using the regular MOKA italian coffee ( which is a very fine powder) instead of the american coffee: now that you have poitned this to us, in order to solve the problem to future guests, we are supplying the coffee for that coffee maker...
again , thank you for having pointed all this to our attention: it is important for us to know things who don't work in order to try to solve the problem the soonest possible
Next time we will drink a good coffee together and it will be quick!!!
have a merry Christmas

13 Sep 2013


"The Most Perfect Tuscan Experience!"

Such a wonderful Villa with the most breathtaking views. Anna Gloria and Enzo are wonderful hosts with a wealth of information regarding the area. They suggested perfect spots to eat, shop and see. … More

HI so glad to now you are enjoying hte olive oil n you have such good memories of your next visit, fall is wonderfull, not too hot, olive harvest, new oil pressing in the pressing mill ( Enzo will be VERY happy to have some help there....) and not only truffle,but some new wine too as well as sunrise on hot air balloon or a vespa ride in the country side and a concert in our new theatre!!
hope to see you soon again n enjoy all above

18 Aug 2013


"Superb villa, sublime views, gracious hosts"

Beautifully appointed villa in peaceful location overlooking the magnificent Tuscan countryside. Numerous indoor and outdoor entertaining areas and securely fenced pool in a spacious garden setting. V… More

8 Aug 2013


"A Gem in Tuscany"

We have stayed at Villa Il Santo twice now and have found it to be an absolutely splendid villa. It is centrally located, yet private, with beautiful views toward San Gimignano. The charm of an historic building is matched by the quality of its recent renovation. It has good gathering spaces, yet everyone can have privacy when they want it. Bedrooms and baths (all en suite) are first-rate, and the kitchen is a cook's delight. The pictures are great, but even they don't do it justice. Most of all, Annagloria and Enzo (the owners) go out of their way to make your stay special indeed, and can arrange virtually anything a group would want to do. Simply put, this is the best villa we have found since we started using villas in Italy about 12 years ago. You can't go wrong with this one.

7 Aug 2013


"Perfect Retreat"

The villa was the perfect location and setting to wrap up our visit to Italy. We travelled with our parents and children and another group of friends. An ideal arrangement for group fun as well as enough space when you wanted some alone time. Great location between Sienna and Florence. Enzo and Anngloria were gracious hosts and helped as much or as little as we requested - Roseanna's cooking was amazing and is a must! We plan to return with friends.

thank you for you nice words
can't wait to have you back to suggest you some new experiences, hidden little magic hamlets to discover...waiting for you to be back!!

Review 1-10 of 32

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Annagloria P.

  • 3 Years listed

34% Response rate

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian

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