Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Villa Senese is an ancient mansion dating back to the eighteenth century, located in the heart of Chianti Senese, just 17 km away from Siena and 45 Km from Florence. It is located in a vantage position on a hill above the old town of Staggia Senese. Recently subjected to a fine renovation and restoration, that has enhanced typical charm of the Tuscan villas without altering the original structure, Villa Senese is today an ideal place to enjoy a pleasant and exclusive stay under the Tuscan sun and to visit the most important art cities of the area.
It was originally a manor to host the noble families during the hottest months of the summer. The villa has belonged to the same family for several generations and it is now managed by the young owner and his girlfriend who take care of their guests with attention and respect in a friendly and genuine family atmosphere. Its location in the center of Tuscany, a few km from the highway Firenze-Siena and near the historic intersection between Via Cassia and Via Francigena, makes Villa Senese the perfect location to experience the essence of Tuscany in the many enogastronomic, cultural and art-historical sites of the typical villages in the area.
Accommodation: The villa has an area of 500 m² and can easily accommodate 11-12 people. Wi-Fi internet connection available.
The ground floor shows the great rooms typical of the eighteen century villas inspired by the palladian style. On the right side of the large entrance there is a wide and bright living room which is the largest and the oldest room of the building. Featured by great vaults, is enhanced by a rare fireplace in green marble and is furnished with luxurious and antique furnitures. On the left side of the entrance there is the dining room and from there you can access to the kitchen, which has been completely renovated and is composed of a wide marble plan which allows a very comfortable cooking, it is also equipped with every kitchen tools and cooking technologies.
On the first floor there is the sleeping area. There are six rooms, all equipped with air conditioning. Two rooms have king size beds and private bathrooms. Other two rooms have queen size beds and private bathroom. The last two rooms have a shared bathroom, one with a double bed and one with two twin beds. Each room is furnished with elegant furniture dating back to the eighteen century in order to preserve the charm of an elegant atmosphere.
There is also a second floor, with separate access, that is the apartment of the caretaker who will always be available for any requirement. We want to underline that, where not otherwise indicated, all internal and external spaces are at the exclusive guests disposal.
Garden & swimming pool: Outside there is the park of about 1 hectare. On the right side the house is flanked by the terrace of lemons on which our guests will enjoy outdoor summer dinner. On the left side of the house there is a grove of holm oaks, a shady area to relax during the hottest hours of the day.
The swimming pool (10 x 5 meters and 1,40-1,60 meters deep) is open from May 1st to October 31st and is located in a private area behind the villa; surrounded by a large green lawn it is equipped with all the amenities for a nice refreshing bath.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cecina 110 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 65 km, Nearest railway: Castellina Scalo 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Villa Senese is near to Siena and San Gimignano as well as within easy reach of most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is Florence airport about 45 minutes. Pisa is just over an hour and Rome airports are about three hours away.
Villa Senese is situated 2 km from the town of Staggia Senese where there is restaurant, supermarket, bank, post office and chemistry. The nearest train station is in Castellina Scalo at about 3 kilometres.
Nearest town: Staggia Senese km 2
Restaurants: Staggia Senese km 2
Supermarket: Staggia Senese km 2
Grocery: Staggia Senese km 2
Shops: Poggibonsi km 8
Outlets: The Mall, Reggello km 60
Bank: Staggia Senese km 2
Post office: Staggia Senese km 2
Chemistry: Staggia Senese km 2
Tennis court: Staggia Senese km 2
Golf: Colle Val d'Elsa km 9
Horse riding: Staggia Senese km 1
SPA: Poggibonsi km 8
Train station: Castellina Scalo km 3
The original Chianti, the area between Florence and Siena, is the heart of Tuscany, traditionally identified with a thousand-year-old history of wine-making, gastronomy, artisanship and culture. At the very center of this area lies the Chianti Storico consisting of the three municipalities Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Castellina in Chianti. People in this area have cultivated the land and made wine and olive oil at least since Etruscan times.
The undulating hills form small, protected valleys with a unique, mild microclimate, which has made this area attractive since Etruscan and Roman times. Here we find a special flora and fauna and this is the reason for the high-quality wine and food products from this area. More than half of the Chianti, however, is woodland, which makes it perfect for outdoor activities.
Festivals, concerts, museums, exhibitions, fairs offer a wide range of cultural entertainment. The central position of the Chianti Storico allows for comfortable daytrips to Florence, Siena, San Gimigniano and Montalcino.
Medieval castles, churches, fortified hamlets, villas and farmhouses are scattered all over, making just driving around an experience in itself. A network of partly unpaved country roads invites to explore this beautiful landscape on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
The Chianti being one of the most famous wine regions in the world means that wine tasting is a key holiday experience, whether visiting local wine festivals, touring wine producers, visiting enoteche, or simply choosing among the many local wines to go with a meal.
Eating out in the many little family restaurants gives a chance to experience local food specialties first hand. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere, the traditional Chianti recipes and the consistent high quality of the seasonal products all contribute to an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Accommodation ranges from very elegant, high-end luxury hotels or rental villas, over agritourism and farm holidays to family run bed and breakfasts. A warm welcome and personal treatment is assured in any case, and as everywhere in Italy children are more than welcome.
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