Siena Area, Tuscany, Italy
5 br, 5 ba (5 Ensuite)
7 night minimum stay
3 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed
60 mile to airport
30 minute drive to golf course
15 minute drive to tennis
20 minute drive to town
Air conditioned bedrooms, Alfresco dining, Dryer, Fax machine, Fireplace , Fully equipped kitchen, Hairdryer, Library, Outdoor furniture, Satellite television , Study, Washer, Wi-Fi
If you’ve come to Italy for the views, look no further than Villa Alfieri. The restored stone country house has gorgeous views of the Tuscan countryside and medieval city of Siena, and plenty of outdoor space from which to admire them, from a shaded pergola to a lawn around the pool. Inside, magazine-worthy decor creates a refined yet comfortable ambience.
The U-shaped villa surrounds a central courtyard, but the manicured garden beyond also beckons. Start the day with an espresso under the pergola, then move to the pool to take a dip or just relax on a lounger and listen to the waterfall. End with a glass of wine on the second-floor loggia and a movie via satellite TV or Wi-Fi; there’s even air conditioning to keep you comfortable all night.
The interiors combine striking contemporary design, like the sleek white stucco fireplace in the spacious living, with the best of classic Tuscan style, like stone walls and vaulted brick ceilings in one of the two dining rooms. The fully equipped kitchen pairs the rustic charm of beamed ceilings and sage green accents with modern touches like stone countertops.
Each of Villa Alfieri's five airy bedrooms has its own marble bathroom. The master suite has a king bed and two bathrooms: one with shower and one with tub. Two more bedrooms also have king beds and en-suite bathrooms; one has a walk-in closet as well. The remaining two bedrooms each have a queen bed, and one has an en-suite bathroom while the other has a private bathroom. For families traveling with children, an additional bedroom can be set up with two twin beds and a shared bathroom.
A daily continental breakfast is included in the rental, but if you’re curious about regional specialties, you can request a dinner prepared by a local cook. Work off the Tuscan cuisine at the tennis court, a 15 minute drive away, or the golf course and riding stables, a 30 minute drive away. Explore the gardens of the Villa di Geggiano, the estate to which Villa Alfieri once belonged, and don’t miss a nearby 14th century convent. Plus, Siena is just twenty minutes away by car, and the Florence airport only 60 miles away.
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Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 - Master
King size bed, His bathroom with shower, Her bathroom with tub, Air conditioning, Safe
King size bed (can be separated), En-suite bathroom with shower, Walk-in closet, Air conditioning
King size bed (can be separated), En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
Queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom, Ideal for 2 small children or a nanny with baby, Air conditioning
Features & Amenities
- Satellite TV
- Fax machine
- Wi-Fi access (only in main areas - not bedrooms)
- Exercise bicycle
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Breakfast room with fireplace
- Salt water swimming pool
- Pool house
- Outdoor furniture
- Alfresco dining
Staff & Services
- Electricity and water consumption
- Air conditioning
- Daily continental breakfast
- Morning cleaning service – 4 hours a day
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
- Villa pre-stocking
- Activities and excursions
- Airport transfer
- Villa heating
- Welcome dinner
- Cook service
- Additional cleaning service
- Laundry service
- Telephone charges
- Maximum 10 guests
- Special events upon request
- Children welcome
- Non-smoking villa
- Pets not permitted
- Food allowance of €500/week must be paid in cash in total onsite upon arrival
- Villa is rented on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday)
- Security deposit required in cash, upon arrival
- Services not included in the rate must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
- Copy of passport and permanent home address of each guests to be provided prior to check in
- Check in between: 4 pm to 7 pm
- Check out by 10 am
- Car hire recommended
- Transport available
- 20 minute drive to Siena
- 15 minute drive to tennis court
- 30 minute drive to golf course and horseback riding
- 41 miles to San Gimignano
- 60 miles to Florence Peretola Airport
- 141 miles to Rome
Villa Alfieri has been featured in famous Italian interior design magazines such as Casa Vogue, Case di Campagna, and La Cascina Toscana. Its spectacular views are among the best in the region. Among the great services Villa Alfieri has to offer, guests can enjoy typical Tuscan cuisine prepared by a local cook. Due to its location Villa Alfieri is blessed with a breeze from the north, and the house is cool because of its stone construction.
Villa Alfieri once belonged to a larger estate: the splendid Villa di Geggiano which sits nearby. Renowned for its elegance, Villa di Geggiano is not normally open to the public, but don't miss a visit to its spectacular gardens. Also very close by is the majestic Certosa di Pontignano, a convent dating back to 1343. The architecture is organized around three cloisters, which differ in size and period. The first, Certosa, is characterized by a simply worked but beautiful stone well. The related church, decorated with paintings by Poccetti and Francesco Vanni, is open to the public on Sundays. The middle cloister, constructed of brick and housing 17th century frescoes, is the largest and most impressive of all.
What to do in the Siena region of Tuscany?
The medieval town of Siena was founded by the Etruscans and later became a Roman colony. During the 13th and 14th centuries it flourished as one of the major cities of Europe, growing rich from banking and the wool trade. The 14th century saw a great amount of construction: the Duomo, the Palazzo Publico and the Campo Square were all products of this time. Siena's glory took a tragic downturn by the end of the 14th century due to the Black Death and political upheaval. The city became little more than a rural market center. It was exactly this decline that accounts for the incredible state of medieval preservation that Siena exhibits today. Built across several hills and valleys, you will find a bit of up and down while walking through the historical center. However, the lack of traffic makes it a wonderful place to stroll—even when packed with tourists, there is a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city as well as being the venue for the internationally renowned horse race, the Palio.
Casole d'Elsa hosts one of the most charming museums of the many recently opened/restyled in Siena. The art exhibited ranges from the Neolithic era to the XVII century. A visit to the attached Collegiata di Casole is also highly recommended.
Colle Val d'Elsa's newer outskirts offer very few attractions, aside from the crystal manufacturing—but the old town/historical center, Colle Alta, deserves to be seen. Particularly interesting in Colle Alta is the Palazzo Campana, built in the XVI century by the architect Agnolo di Baccio d'Agnolo. This private building looks like a city gate, or a triumphal arch, and dominates the main street of Colle. The Cathedral shows a rich collection of paintings from the XVII century. Don't miss the dramatic and intense Nativity by Rutilio Manetti (fourth chapel on the right, looking to the main altar).
Please Note (for those with allergies): Cat and dog live on premises with caretaker.