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Villa Il Santo

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 39 reviews

Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16

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

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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16 Sep 2014


"When can we go back?"

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying and marrying at Villa il Santo in September 2014. We rented the property for a week accompanied by both of our immediate families (12 people total).The proper… More

29 Jul 2014


"Very beautiful!"

This large and luxurious villa, perfectly renovated with respect for its origin and modern taste was our base for one nice week of family vacation in July.The terrace and room window view is breath ta… More

24 Jul 2014


"Two Families, and the Perfect Italian Experience in a Spectacular Villa"

With deep regret, I admit that this review is long overdue. We traveled to Europe last summer (June 2013) for my daughter's senior graduation. We traveled with her best friend and family, so we… More

19 Jul 2014


"Best Birthday Ever in A Magical Villa in Tuscany"

If you have to face turning 50, Villa il Santo is a place to do it! From the ease of booking the property to Annagloria's marvelous suggestions and help with daytime excursions, nothing could have been more perfect. The property is exactly as advertised; and some of us thought it was even BETTER than in the pictures! The remodeled farmhouse is so beautifully appointed in its simple elegance; it's a relaxing oasis to enjoy with great friends. It was my dream to rent a house with a marvelous kitchen for big dinners and a week of fun with a group of wonderful friends for my birthday; I felt so lucky to have found Villa il Santo to make it all a reality!

The only complaint was the weather -- as the outdoor space is exquisite and beautifully landscaped with breathtaking views and we had hoped to enjoy that aspect of the house and the countryside. Everything else was perfection. The welcome dinner cooked by the incredible chef Rosanna will always be remembered -- both for its inventive use of local ingredients like salvia from the garden -- to its multiple courses and incredible flavors that we still remember. We asked Rosanna to come back two other nights as it was such fun to enjoy dinner “at home” after the day of activities. After dinner, we would relax in one of the living rooms to chat and laugh. We also arranged for breakfast to be cooked one morning and had an over-the-top meal prepared that kept us fueled for a long day of activities. There was never a lack of wonderful food or wine, which is available at the house (from Annagloria and Enzo's vineyard) at a very reasonable price per bottle.

The house is fairly easy to find (you will need a car, although if you arrive at different times, you can arrange transport to/from Florence easily. Annagloria was so helpful with arranging transportation.) Day/afternoon trips to Florence, Sienna, and San Gimignano were very easy. We even made it to Cortona on a rainy day, which was fun (would be considered far by European standards; not US). Don't over schedule yourself as you will want to enjoy time at the villa. There is plenty of room to relax. With the three living rooms, there is always a place to escape for quiet and they are big enough for everyone to enjoy one another's company. Of course, consistent with all the best parties, we usually gathered in the kitchen!

I will never forget the magical week we spent at Villa il Santo and look forward to going back. Annagloria and Enzo are marvelous hosts. If you want to spend time with family or great friends and be in the heart of Tuscany, consider Villa il Santo; you will not be disappointed.

30 May 2014


"I had a fantastic experience"

Everything about the villa was wonderful; the accommodations were comfortable and the landscape was gorgeous. The hosts were kind and available to help with ay concern at the villa or in recommending sights it see.

26 May 2014


"Perfect location for culture and cuisine"

Villa Il Santo is centrally located between Florence and Siena with easy excursions in an around Tuscany and Chianti. We made easy day trips north to Pisa and Lucca and to San Gimignano. The proprietors, Enzo and Annagloria, are superb! They helped coordinate our outings if we asked and pointed us toward sights we hadn't considered. And on top of it all, they were wonderful company. The villa itself is spectacular and the accommodations could not have been more comfortable. The kitchen is lovely and large and made us want to visit local markets and come home and cook. The bedrooms and baths are luxurious and there are numerous gatherings spots throughout the villa, inside and out, where we could enjoy some quiet isolation or all convene to share the company of our group of eight travelers. This is a place we plan to return to - over and over again.

22 May 2014


"So this is what spectacular is"

Villa Il Santo is a beautiful property with the interior meticulously restored for modern comfort and views that are breathtaking whether the vines are soaked with sun or the low clouds are hanging over the valley holding in the morning dew.

Annagloria and Enzo created a truly special place, and the supporting cast, including Rosanna the cook or the daily cleaning crew, our needs were always met. This villa is special in so many ways and the only thing bad was that the week went by too fast.

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

hI Jean
thank you for your nice review n for the wonderful words
I am very happy you enjoyed your stay, your birthday n activities we suggested
It has been such a pleasure to meet you n your lovely friends n to listen to some good guitarre sounds while stopping by...
hope to have the chance to host you in the future, so many more things to do n to discover n to enjoy!!
ciao annagloria

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

happy to know you hae fond memories fo your stay with your little gorgeous baby
wishin gyou all the best n hope to host you soon again, maybe with more kids!!

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

wuauu, what a review!! thank you sooo much for your nice words n happy we succeeded in mantaining a good memory of your stay despite your father's problem
we enjoyed very much to see how much you enjoyed your stay, our guests' happyness makes our happiness....
it is such a pleasure for us to meet so many people coming from all over the world and we know how much people look forward to their vacation , so we are happy to know you enjoyed yours at our house and we were of some help to make it happened
ciao to all of you

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Calendar last updated:28 Sep 2014

Based in Italy

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