Montalcino Area, Tuscany, Italy
3 br, 3 ba (1 Ensuite)
7 night minimum stay
Gardener, Maid service: daily, Poolkeeper
2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed
79 mile to airport
6 mile to town
Alfresco dining, DVD player, Fireplace , Fully equipped kitchen, Laundry facility, Outdoor furniture, Parking, Satellite television , Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wine Cellar
If you’re an oenophile who dreams of a Tuscan holiday, villa Le Vigne is for you. Located on a working wine estate near Montalcino, the renovated 18th-century stone farmhouse is surrounded by vineyards, and guests can arrange to tour the on-site wine cellar and have a private tasting. If you’re not a wine enthusiast, relax by the pool or use the property as a base for visiting Siena.
Catch up on your reading on the stone patio, or cool off in the garden under the shade of some of Tuscany’s oldest oak trees. The infinity-edge pool has a panoramic view of the Montalcino and Monte Amiata hills and an outdoor shower, and the surrounding terrace includes lounge chairs and an al fresco dining area. Explore the wine cellar and private dam on the grounds, or browse the Internet on the house’s Wi-Fi.
Like its exterior stone walls, the villa’s interiors are simple and classic, with beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and shuttered windows. The combination living and dining room has an original fireplace and a table that can seat ten. The fully equipped kitchen has modern appliances, charming paintings on the walls and a sink made of local Pietra Serena stone.
Le Vigne’s three bedrooms are also simply and comfortably furnished, with soft-toned walls and pretty floral-print bedspreads. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and private bathrooms with shower. The third bedroom has two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower. Together, the bedrooms can accommodate up to six guests.
A stay at the villa includes a complimentary wine tasting at the estate’s winery, a 90-minute drive away. Le Vigne is only 6 miles away from the town of Montalcino, which is known for its wine, and 11 miles from Pienza, which is well worth a visit for its Renaissance architecture. A bit farther afield, Siena is a 25-mile drive and the Florence airport is 79 miles away.
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Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower
Queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower
2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower
Features & Amenities
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Wi-Fi access
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Laundry facility
- Wine cellar
- Infinity pool
- Outdoor furniture
- Alfresco shower
- Private dam
Staff & Services
- Electricity/water consumption
- Villa heating and air-conditioning
- Final cleaning service
- Pool keeper
- Daily housekeeping – 2 hours/day
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
- Villa pre-stocking
- Activities and excursions
- Airport transfer
- Serving staff
- Wine tasting at the estate’s joint winery
- Telephone charges
- Childcare service
- Additional maid service
- Laundry service
- Maximum 6 guests
- Children welcome
- Non-smoking villa
- Pets not permitted
- Security deposit required
- Villa is rented on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday
- Check in between: 4 pm to 7 pm
- Check out by 10 am
- 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
- Car hire recommended
- Transport available
- 6 miles to Montalcino
- 11 miles to Pienza
- 25 miles to Siena
- 79 miles to Florence airport
- 134 miles to Rome
- 90 minute drive to winery
Additional Information Special Characteristics:
Perhaps the greatest beauty of this age-old villa is its private location, nestled amidst a lush vineyard. A complimentary wine tasting can be arranged for guests of Le Vigne at the estate’s joint winery, located about one hour and a half away. Wine enthusiasts can tour the on-site wine cellar at their leisure or a private wine tasting can be arranged at the property for guests’ convenience, depending upon staff availability.
What to do in the southern region of Tuscany:
While visiting the famous wine producing town of Montalcino and the artistic jewel of Pienza, you will be fascinated by their charm and history. In 1555 Montalcino became the last bastion of the proud Sienese Republic before it succumbed to the Florentines and was absorbed into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. This accounts for its imposing fortress and the wealth of superb paintings and sculptures that make its beautifully renovated museum such a remarkable attraction. Pienza was built between 1458 and 1462 at the behest of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who decided to turn his hometown into a jewel of Renaissance architecture when he became Pope Pius II (hence the name "Pienza").
While other parts of Tuscany have developed industries that have done much for the economy but little for the landscape, the "Crete Senesi" area and the neighboring "Val d'Orcia" have largely remained true to their early agricultural vocation. Today this means local products of outstanding quality, made with traditional methods and skills that are handed down from father to son. The best-known of these are doubtless Montalcino's distinguished Brunello red wine and the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano, both of which are the perfect complement to dishes based on the wild game of the area: pheasant, quail, hare, and wild boar. Likewise, the Pecorino cheeses made with ewe's milk from the Pienza pastures are now in great demand.