Villa La Campana
Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
This elegant villa, with cream-washed external walls, dates back to the late 16th century, when it served as the summer residence and hunting lodge of the noble Tolomei family. Its many rooms are therefore not grandiose and showy, but were designed on a more intimate, personalized scale.
Although it is a fully independent house, set in its own private grounds, with separate entrance gate and pool, it does not stand in isolation. This villa forms part of the larger, historic, farm estate 'La Campana', now completely restored, whose reception and holiday-apartments occupy the adjoining land. Guests at the villa are free to use all the communal facilities in these neighbouring grounds, whereas strictly no access is granted apartment guests to the villa's gardens.
Should additional accommodation be required, the villa can also be rented in conjunction with its two-storey annexe (sleeping 6 extra people), situated directly opposite, just across the gravel courtyard. In this case, the courtyard entrance to the annexe via an external staircase would be made accessible, which at all other times remains closed.
Accommodation: Downstairs: this comprises two living-rooms, one with large fireplace, terracotta-tiled floors and wood-beamed/white-washed ceiling; three dining-rooms, one of whose French doors open out on to the garden at the rear; a small room with Sat.TV and DVD; a toilet with washbasin; a small kitchen and a larger, fully fitted professional kitchen, equipped with all modern appliances, which leads out into a little entrance hall. The services of a chef are available on request (extra charge). A laundry is housed at the foot of the lower staircase, in the villa's basement area. All windows are fitted with mosquito blinds.
Upstairs: On this upper floor, reached by travertine-marble stairs, all windows are fitted with mosquito blinds. There are six bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom with hairdrier, as follows:
Twin room (beds can be moved together) with terracotta-tiled floors, whitewashed walls and ceiling and traditional darkwood furniture. Ensuite bathroom with half-bath and hand-held shower. Twin room (beds cannot be moved together) with ample wardrobe space in entrance corridor; darkwood furniture; ensuite bathroom with bathtub. Twin room (beds cannot be moved together) with ample wardrobe space in entrance corridor; ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower. Twin room (beds cannot be moved together): adjoining dressing-room with ample wardrobe space; ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower. Large billiard room, with two sofas.
Issuing from here are: Double bedroom (bed cannot be divided) plus ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower. Small single bedroom with wardrobe and three steps leading up to an ensuite bathroom with shower. The spacious, bright, central landing on this top floor provides many more storage cupboards. From this landing, a second staircase, with handrail, proceeds back down to the ground-floor entrance hall.
All the upstairs bathrooms are stylishly clad with original, patterned tilework, dating from the 1930's. All the rooms are provided with fans.
Garden & Swimming Pool: Wrought-iron gates open directly from the main country road on to the private drive that takes you up to the villa's gravel forecourt, where there is ample informal parking space. Fencing and a second wrought-iron gate form a perimeter boundary to one side of the property, where villa guests can access the rest of the estate and share all its amenities, but where no entry to others is permitted.
Tall mature holm-oak tree border the attractive stone paths that weave across the lawns behind the villa and lead you to its lovely, secluded, private pool with shower (12 x 6 meters, 1.10 - 1.90 meters deep). Set well away from the house, this guarantees utmost privacy and tranquillity. Tennis court and children playground available in the nearest farm estate 'La Campana'.
Suggested event for this property: Palio di Siena tickets.
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 100 km, Nearest railway: Monteroni d'Arbia 7 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, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (9), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
The feeling of being not only in a different age but even out of the world disappears when we realise that we are just a few kilometres away from cities rich in art, history and culture such as Siena, Pienza, Montalcino as well as Florence, Arezzo, Perugia, and many more.
The nearest village is Monteroni d'Arbia about 7 kilometres away. There you can find restaurant, post office, supermarket, bank and bus stop to Siena.
Nearest town: Monteroni d'Arbia km 7
Restaurants: La Pievina km 4
Supermarket: Monteroni d'Arbia km 7
Grocery: Monteroni d'Arbia km 7
Shops: Monteroni d'Arbia km 7
Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 35
Bank: Monteroni d'Arbia km 7
Post office: Monteroni d'Arbia km 7
Chemistry: Monteroni d'Arbia km 7
Tennis court: in loco
Golf: Colle Val d'Elsa km 35
Horse riding: Pieve a Salti km 20
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 18
Train station: Monteroni d'Arbia km 7
Siena is a synonym for 'high quality lifestyles'. It was the first Municipality in Europe to close its center to traffic in 1966. Siena is a place of international culture. Its university is 750 years old and it hosts several noteworthy institutions such as the Chigiana Musical Academy, the University for Foreigners, the Accademia dei Fisiocritici and the Accademia degli Intronati. In this city, everything has remained unchanged for centuries. There, one breathes an 'atmosphere' that cannot be found elsewhere, because its people truly maintain the traditions of their ancestors. The tradition of the Palio, for example, is celebrated and renewed each year with the same renowned power and enthusiasm.
Siena has Etruscan origins; it was a Roman colony whose name was 'Sena Julia'. Its importance grew considerably in the Middle Ages, first with Lombards and later, under Carolingian leadership. After a long period of Episcopal dominion (from the 9th to the 11th century), the city reached the peak of power and became a municipality in 1147. During this period, Siena adopted expansionistic policies towards bordering territories. Confrontation with Florence was inevitable and due to various vicissitudes, their struggle lasted until 1555. In that year, after a long siege, Siena was conquered by the Florentines. Thus, the city lost its autonomy and became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, sharing the Duchy's destiny until the Unification of Italy in 1861.
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