Villa di Monaciano
Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 15
The existence of this villa has been documented since the XVIII century, but the current layout is the result of a transformation process that took place between 1870 and 1885, when the property belonged to a Sienese aristocrat living in Florence. In accordance with the spirit of renewal in taste and style that reigned in Florence at that time, he built a completely innovative villa and garden complex, creating a romantic park similar to those being built in Florence under the guidance of the architect Poggi and the family of Pucci gardeners.
The villa has three floors and the façade is divided into three parts; the central part has three entrance portals. The property has recently been renovated and provided with air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet connection. The furnishings consist of antiques of different styles and from different periods, precious wall hangings and ornaments of great artistic value.
Whilst preserving its beautiful period features, the old kitchen is very professional and has all the latest modern accessories.
The park covers an area of around three hectares and occupies a portion of sloping land in front of the villa that stretches to the south and to the west and is enclosed by a wall. It is divided into two parts: the first part consists of a flower garden situated on the higher ground, whereas the lower part, which includes a swimming pool for guests to use, with bathrooms and changing rooms, is a true romantic park with large wooded areas crossed by paths that suddenly open up to reveal stunning views of the Tuscan hills.
The water features are one of the particularly distinctive elements of the garden, consisting of several fountains, structures characterized by water play and, above all, the Nymphaeum, also known as "Venus' pool". The park also has a large brick and cast iron aviary, a lemon orchard and a rich collection of large citrus trees.
The villa's location in the Chianti countryside, just 9 Km from Siena, makes it a privileged and exclusive place. The villa is situated inside a large farm that produces excellent quality extra virgin olive oil and Chianti wine.
GROUND FLOOR: (access from the park or the reception hall): all the rooms are distributed around the monumental entrance and majestic marble staircase that leads upstairs.
Starting on the left, we find the dining room and the breakfast room; the snooker room with games table; 1 downstairs bathroom with washbasin and toilet; large professional kitchen; staff bathroom. Continuing along the corridor we come to the portrait gallery and then to the large living room with TV, fireplace and large full-length windows overlooking the garden, from which it is possible to access the beautiful “Giallo” (Yellow) living room and, further on, the music or mirror room, which has a piano and CD/DVD player.
FIRST FLOOR: (accessed via the marble staircase or the lift/elevator in the reception hall): the corridor that runs around the staircase leads to the various rooms. Large living room with sofas and armchairs; Suite Impero (Empire Suite), with double bedroom and communicating single bedroom that can also be accessed externally from the corridor, walk-in closet, 1 bathroom with whirlpool bath; Camera Barocca (Baroque Bedroom), double bedroom with wall closet and bathroom with bathtub; Camera Vittoriana (Victorian Bedroom), double bedroom with small living room, walk-in closet, and bathroom with bathtub; Camera Rococò (Rococo Bedroom), with twin beds, bathroom with bathtub; Camera Risorgimento (Risorgimento Bedroom), with twin beds, bathroom with shower. There is a bathroom for disabled guests in the corridor, with independent access.
The corridor also leads to the more rustic area, where the lift/elevator is situated. The Suite Neoclassica (Neoclassic Suite) is located here and consists of a double bedroom, living room/study and bathroom with bathtub.
SECOND FLOOR: (access using the lift/elevator or the convenient staircase): Suite Rinascimentale (Renaissance Suite), double bedroom, small living room/study and bathroom with bathtub. The corridor leads to a large terrace with a view of the farm and the surrounding countryside.
Extra costs and further information
Final cleaning is included in the price
2 sets of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
Cot for babies under 2 years with bars available: free of charge
Domestic pets: not allowed
Swimming-pool opening times (if available) May 04, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 1500
Central heating according to consumption
Electricity included in the price
Air-conditioning according to consumption
Other services included in the price:
Cleaning during the week: 4 hours, 6 times a week for a total of 24 hours. Wine tasting on the farm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 8 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 10 Family bathrooms|
The Tuscany region
History, culture, natural beauty, crystal waters, dazzling beaches...and food to die for. Italy really does have it all. From Venice's architectural jewels in the north to Puglia's sun soaked olive growths in the south, there's something for everyone in this country of infinite variety.
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The Italian countryside is the place to enjoy an authentic experience, to appreciate the real old traditional flavours, or just to watch life go slowly and peacefully by. The Tuscan hills, historical villages, cellars where you can taste some of the regions greatest wines. The world famous towns of Florence and Siena, as well as many other beautiful, well loved Tuscan towns like Pisa, Volterra and Montelpulciano all within a short drive.
The Chianti countryside, where you will find many of Tuscany's most charming locations, such as San Gimignano, has been a popular destination for international travellers for many years and we are delighted to welcome them all to our portfolio.
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