Villa Vinci

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool All Bedrooms En-Suite

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This restored 18th century villa in Tuscany emanates grandeur from a bygone area. Originally used by noble families as a country retreat, the estate is ideally situated to explore the cultural gems and scenic wonders of Tuscany.

With antique furnishings, grand hallways, and Palladian style design, the estate exudes refinery and elegance, with plenty of spaces for guests to unwind. The remodelled kitchen and formal dining room make meals something to look forward to. In the warmer months, dining al fresco on the expansive terrace beside the lemon trees, or beneath a romantic canopy of foliage with stunning views of the countryside is the real treat.

All six bedrooms on the first floor boast en suite bathrooms and original charm. Those relaxing in the upper living room will also enjoy privileged views of the ancient village of Monteriggioni from the balcony. Outside within the 1,000 sqm park, a private pool surrounded by olive and cypress trees invites true relaxation.

You’ll find ancient castles, cozy cafes, and markets in Staggia Senese and Poggibonsi, plus endless activities and attractions within short reach from the villa; from the art town of Siena and vineyards of Chianti, to a multitude of medieval villages in between.

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What you should know…

  • The caretakers live on site in a second floor apartment with a separate entrance. They are very discrete yet always available for assistance
  • Heating is charged by expenditure

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Ground Floor
The ground floor boasts great staterooms typical of the 18th century villas inspired by the Palladian style.

On the right side of the large entrance is a wide, bright living room which is the largest and oldest section of the house (120 sq.m.). Characterized by its great vaults, the living room is enhanced by a unique fireplace in green marble and is furnished with luxurious and antique furniture. From here, a glass door leads outside to the sunny terrace where several lemon plants are housed.

On the left side of the entrance, you'll find an elegant well-lit dining room with three windows overlooking the Villa's gardens. From the dining room you can access the kitchen, which has been completely renovated and is composed of a wide marble counter-top. The kitchen has an independent service entrance behind the villa. It comes fully equipped with filtered water, five ring stovetop, electric oven, cooking utensils, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a refrigerator with freezer.

First Floor
The staircase opens onto a grand living room with access to a balcony, from which you can enjoy an exclusive view of Monteriggioni. This living room leads to the first of three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. A large and bright hallway leads to the other three bedrooms, two twin bedrooms with shared bathroom and one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Each bedroom has been furnished with attention to details, retaining the charm and refined atmosphere of Villa Vinci.

* The second floor, with separate access is an apartment used by the caretaker who is extremely discrete, and is always available for assistance. We want to underline that, where not otherwise indicated, all internal and external spaces are at the exclusive guests disposal.

Outdoor Grounds
The villa is surrounded by a fully fenced park of 1000 sqm. In the large area facing the front of the villa is a beautiful gazebo suitable for outdoor dining. To the sides of the villa, guests can enjoy relaxing in the elegant terrace, where the lemon trees are housed and amid the romantic grove of cedars and holm-oaks.
In a secluded area to the back of the villa, nestled among cypress and olive trees, is the private swimming pool surrounded by a large green lawn.

Amenities
- TV (DTT and satellite)
- Wi-fi internet connection
- Air conditioning in the sleeping area
- Private parking
- Private swimming pool, Dimensions :10 m x 5 m, Depth: 1.40 to 1.60 m)
- Deckchairs
- BBQ
- Cots, highchairs and a stair gate are available
- Games console
- Ipod dock


Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Vinci
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Vinci is set in the perfect location to explore Chianti and Tuscany. Chianti is a vast hilly area located in the centre of Tuscany. The land was originally farmed thousands of years ago by both the Etruscans and Romans, They worked the land to produce olive oil and wine, shaping the countryside of modern Tuscany.

The Chianti area includes the medieval towns of Castellina, Radda, Greve, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Gaiole. Villa Vinci's central location provides the exclusive opportunity to visit the many towns of this rich and varied area of Tuscany.

From the terrace of the villa, guests can admire the beautiful medieval castle walls that surround the village of Monteriggioni. The town still preserves most of its 13th century-era buildings and provides unique examples of a medieval Tuscan town.

On the edge of an extensive plain and at the foot Monte Maggio near Villa Vinci, guests can visit the abbey of Abbadia a Isola, a rare example of a Romanesque church in the Siena area. It is composed of three naves and three apses, surrounded by a small village and the ruins of medieval fortifications. Inside the church, guests can see important frescoes that have been carefully preserved.

Explore the land between the two most important cities of Tuscany, Siena and Florence. Guests should not miss touring San Gimignano. The most striking features of San Gimignano are the thirteen medieval towers that overlook the valley and mark the skyline of the town. Walking through the streets of the village, guests willl breathe in the atmosphere of the small workshops of artists, craftsmen, potters and goldsmiths.

A visit to the old town of Certaldo, whose origins date back to 6th century AD, is highly recommended. The town is mostly famous for being the birthplace of the poet Giovanni Boccaccio and it produces delicious lesser-known special onions.

For those who want to explore off the main roads, a drive along the Via Volterrana, with its unusual landscape, hills with continuous ups and downs and curve after curve will provide the perfect escape. The driving experience is very different from what is commonly known of Tuscany. A must-see along this route is the town of Volterra. It dates back to the 3rd century BC, and to enter it, guests must pass under the famous gate Porta dell'Arco. This is a unique example of Etruscan construction still in perfect condition.

Other Activities:
In the nearby area there are many outdoor activities, from horse riding to mountain biking and hiking.

Wine lovers cannot miss the opportunity to follow wine tours in the Chianti Classico area and in the rich areas of Montepulciano and Montalcino, where the high quality Brunello and Nobile wines are produced.

For those who want to play golf, the Abbadia Golf Club of Colle Val d'Elsa, just 8 km from the villa, offers a 6-hole path from where guests can enjoy a splendid view of Colle Val d'Elsa and San Gimignano.

Tennis fans can find, just 2 km in waking distance from the villa, the Tennis Club in the town of Staggia Senese, which offers the chance to play in an open or covered field.

For anyone wishing to enjoy a relaxing thermal bath, the Terme di Petriolo can be accessed free of charge.

Just 30 minutes away from the villa, near Castelnuovo Berardenga, there is a go-kart circuit available for children or adults who want to try this fun experience.

Finally, a visit to the enchanting Abbazia di San Galgano, surrounded by natural reserves, is one of the best examples of Cistercian Gothic style in Italy. It is famous for the absence of its roof and for the presence of "the sword in the stone" which gave birth to many legends.

Local Amenities:
- Closest town Staggia Senese: 2 km
- Restaurant Staggia Senese: 2 km
- Grocery store Staggia Senese: 2 km
- Bakery Antico forno di Staggia: 2 km
- Supermarket Poggibonsi: 7 km
- Golf course Abbadia Golf Club: 9 km
- Tennis court Tennis Club Staggia: 2 km
- Horse riding centre Club Ippico Agrifoglio: 1 km
- Hospital Poggibonsi: 7 km

Location:
- Florence airport Peretola: 65 km
- Pisa airport Galileo Galilei: 90 km
- Rome airport Fiumicino: 280 km
- Milan airport Malpensa: 400 km
- Abbazia di Vallombrosa: 73 km
- Arezzo: 82 km
- Cecina Mare (nearest beach): 77 km
- Certaldo: 23 km
- Colle Val d’Elsa: 9 km
- Florence: 55 km
- Lucca: 92 km
- Montalcino: 60 km
- Montepulciano: 85 km
- Monteriggioni: 6 km
- Pisa: 95 km
- San Galgano: 42 km
- San Gimignano: 20 km
- Sant’Antimo: 70 km
- Siena: 19 km
- Terme di Petriolo: 48 km
- Vinci: 55 km
- Volterra: 37 km

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Firenze

(51-60 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Livorno

(71-80 km)

Nearest Village Staggia

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Siena

(15 km)

Nearest Restaurant Staggia

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Staggia

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Cecina

(71-80 km)

Nearest Golf Colle Val d'Elsa

(8 km)

Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Toiletries
- Midweek cleaning

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Daily cleaning
- Extra linen and towel change
- Daily breakfast
- Cooking lessons
- Horse riding lessons
- Wine tastings
- Bike rental
- Olive oil tastings
- Pre-stocking service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

- Air conditioning available? Partially, air conditioning is available in the sleeping area on the first floor (bedrooms and living room)
- Pool dimensions (depth, dimensions) 10m x 5m x 1,40

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m. Arrivals later than 8:00 p.m. will be considered as “late check-in”, with an extra charge of € 50.
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Included up to 400kw per week.
Linen & towels included? Linen and towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday in May, June, July, August and September, flexible during other periods.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €180, paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Heating costs included? No, €4.50 per unit.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 9th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - £7,023
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 - - - £5,807
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - - £5,042
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 £1,621 £2,073 £2,524 £3,782
Dec 20th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 - - - £5,042
Feb 27th 2021 - May 8th 2021 £1,621 £2,073 £2,524 £3,782
May 8th 2021 - May 31st 2021 - - - £5,042
May 31st 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 - - - £5,807
Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 - - - £7,023
Aug 31st 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 - - - £5,807
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - - £5,042
Oct 9th 2021 - Dec 19th 2021 £1,621 £2,073 £2,524 £3,782
Dec 19th 2021 - Jan 10th 2022 - - - £5,042

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 9th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - €7,337
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 - - - €6,068
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - - €5,268
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 €1,694 €2,145 €2,597 €3,951
Dec 20th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 - - - €5,268
Feb 27th 2021 - May 8th 2021 €1,694 €2,145 €2,597 €3,951
May 8th 2021 - May 31st 2021 - - - €5,268
May 31st 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 - - - €6,068
Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 - - - €7,337
Aug 31st 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 - - - €6,068
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - - €5,268
Oct 9th 2021 - Dec 19th 2021 €1,694 €2,145 €2,597 €3,951
Dec 19th 2021 - Jan 10th 2022 - - - €5,268

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 9th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - $8,316
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 - - - $6,877
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - - $5,971
Oct 10th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 $1,919 $2,371 $2,823 $4,478
Dec 20th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 - - - $5,971
Feb 27th 2021 - May 8th 2021 $1,919 $2,371 $2,823 $4,478
May 8th 2021 - May 31st 2021 - - - $5,971
May 31st 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 - - - $6,877
Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 - - - $8,316
Aug 31st 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 - - - $6,877
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - - $5,971
Oct 9th 2021 - Dec 19th 2021 $1,919 $2,371 $2,823 $4,478
Dec 19th 2021 - Jan 10th 2022 - - - $5,971

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Top-notch, beautiful villa

    Posted by Chas D on 16/04/2020

    What a trip! This is a top-notch, beautiful villa located just outside Siena and Monteriggioni--you can see the walled city of Monteriggioni from the villa. The villa is air conditioned and has a nice private pool on site. For an additional fee, the proprietor will provide breakfast and dinner - options at least some members of my family took advantage of every morning and evening of a 14-day stay. The dinners have four courses and include wine and three types of locally made after-dinner drinks. The food was delicious and varied day-to-day. Tomasso, is friendly and helpful, provides great recommendations, and by making reservations for us at great restaurants nearby and in Siena. The villa has a beautiful patio for enjoying after dinner drinks (be sure to try the limoncello and other privately bottled Villa Vinci apertifs provided with dinner). The villa also has a washer/dryer unit, allowing you to pack less for your stay. Twelve of us visited and there was plenty of room. From the villa, we made many day trips including to Volterra, Monteriggioni, Siena, Pisa, Castellina in Cianti, and Florence. The Foresteria winery is a short 5 minute drive away and a great place for lunch or dinner as well. An unforgettable vacation to an amazing location.

  • We cannot say enough good things about Villa Vinci.

    Posted by Michael P on 16/11/2019

    We cannot say enough good things about Villa Vinci. The villa retains all the classic elegance you would desire, but with updated bathrooms and climate control that provide the modern comforts we don't want to give up! Beds are comfortable, with excellent linens. Cleanliness is exceptional. We received a warm welcome from Tomasso, who was always available to answer questions or provide advice on restaurants. We were planning our next visit before we departed.

  • Tuscan dream come true

    Posted by Sandy L on 10/09/2019

    Villa Vinci was our home for two glorious weeks, August 24- September 7. Situated right between Siena and Florence, we were in close proximity to many hill towns, each one with its own personality and distinction. The shadows played on the hills all day long, leaving tiny Monteriggioni glowing golden in the late afternoon...the views from the villa were enchanting. My day started before sunrise, with the sound of distant roosters, my journal and an espresso on the terrace . Our family of 15 joined us, our family ages 23 thru 75, all so comfortable in the beautiful bedrooms and inviting common rooms. The pool was a great way to end the day. Although we (the older set) used drivers and taxis to get around, the others easily made their way with rental cars. Chiara and Tommasso prepared delicious breakfast choices for all of us each morning - something new every day...a bowl of fresh figs, homemade preserves, freshest eggs ever...in addition to the obligatory cheeses and meats, yogurts and breads. Dinners prepared by Chiara and served by Tommasso were delicious and perfectly presented...the wines flowed freely! We were fortunate in being able to have the whole family on the terrace for our two big dinners together - truly magical evenings! Villa Vinci, with Chiara and Tommasso, made our Tuscan dream come true.

  • Possibly the best property we have ever stayed in

    Posted by Shaun F on 03/09/2019

    We are a group of friends who have rented luxury properties on many continents for many years and without a doubt this is the best value for money and possibly the best property we have ever stayed in. From the beautiful building to the well-appointed furnishings, beautiful Tuscan setting, fantastic outdoor pool area and lovely hosts, every expectation was met and surpassed. I cannot recommend this property strongly enough.

  • Wholeheartedly recommend

    Posted by William B on 30/07/2019

    Villa Vinci is magical and well positioned location to explore and experience Tuscany. Tommaso and Chiara are perfect hosts and help make your trip memorable. The Villa is grand and has the amenities needed to make your stay very special. The pool is a great place to relax after having a special day in Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, or Monteriggioni. The town of Staggia has a market for supplies and delicious restaurants. We had two dinners at the Villa prepared by Chiara that were beyond our expectations. The multiple course meals were so delicious and full of flavors of Tuscany. I’m still dreaming about the pesto lasagna. Villa Vinci is a magical place I wholeheartedly recommend and hope to return to someday.

  • I wish I could have stayed longer!

    Posted by James M on 26/06/2019

    I had an amazing experience staying at Villa Vinci. The premises were truly beautiful and Tommasso and his family were amazing and made you feel very welcome. The villa was situated in a picturesque hillside allowing for great views of Tuscany, while still being close enough to Florence to make experiencing Italy very easy. I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • Lovely views

    Posted by John M on 24/04/2019

    Tommaso and his family were excellent hosts. We enjoyed a meal and a cooking class from his wife. The location has lovely views. Rooms were very spacious and clean.

  • Our advice? Pick Villa Vinci!

    Posted by Dorothy M on 18/09/2018

    We cannot imagine a better villa from which to explore the delights of Tuscany. Our hosts were welcoming and simply lovely people. The villa was large, perfectly and lovingly appointed, bright and comfortable for the ten of us. We ate and drank well both at the villa and in nearby Staggia (Roberto at Nostrano was awesome!), and walked all over the area even as far as Monterrigioni. Tommaso provided us excellent taxi contacts to get to the train at Poggibonsi to go to Florence, and helped us out with food shopping and even picked us some fresh basil from their garden. Our advice? Pick Villa Vinci!

  • This wonderful home will absolutely amaze you

    Posted by Brett M on 10/04/2018

    Unless you regularly stay in 18th Century Italian villas, this wonderful home will absolutely amaze you. My wife and I, and three other couples, spent five glorious nights at Villa Vinci in April 2018. Our jaws dropped as Tomasso gave us a tour when we arrived. Everything about Villa Vinci is breath taking. The beds and accommodations are first rate, the views and grounds are lovely, and the location is fantastic. Tomasso and Chiara are perfect hosts, and Chiara is phenomenal cook. For a very reasonable cost she cooked a four-course Italian meal for us that was to die for. The dinner included wine and dessert liquors, and Chiara accommodated my need to be gluten free. The dinner was one I will never forget. We recommend Villa Vinci wholeheartedly!

  • Beautiful week

    Posted by Pamela C on 25/09/2017

    We had a beautiful week in Tuscany staying at villa Vinci. This villa has lost of space and most bedrooms are en suite. The couple who own it can organise wonderful meals to eat in which we did twice, with plentiful wine and liquors. The food was very Tuscan and lovely. Although the villa is 2 km from the village it is walkable in daylight but at night we took car to a local restaurant which was very good. You can easily visit Sienna by train (15 mins) and we took car to San Gimmigano and Volterra. The pool at villa is not heated but for hardy Scottish people it was fine on the sunny days .

  • Raise a glass and cheer Villa Vinci!

    Posted by Ester B on 19/09/2016

    It was an amazing week long visit to Tuscany and we stayed in this blissful countryside estate. Villa Vinci was a fabulous place to take a break from the hectic, fast-paced world. This retreat was full of history, artwork, comfortable furnishings, a beautiful pool, and gorgeous vistas. The villa had plenty of room for family and guests. The bedrooms were lovely with individual a/c controls which was nice for the hotter evenings. There was a space for alfresco dining and the living room areas were spacious, warm, and welcoming. It was easy to take day trips from the villa. There were towns with in 10 miles and Florence was less than an hour away. It was helpful to have a GPS for longer road trips. Those of us on that were on this amazing, beautiful week's journey continue to raise a glass and cheer Villa Vinci!

  • Recommend it highly

    Posted by Erin G on 18/06/2016

    We actually stayed at Villa Vinci for six weeks beginning in June of 2016. It was even a nicer place than we expected - spacious, immaculate, bright rooms with plenty of living space for family and friends to be together. We had wonderful meals in the patio that were prepared by the owner's wife. We celebrated special birthdays, a special anniversary at that time. The pool was wonderful and the grounds were spacious with plenty of outdoor furniture in which to relax. The owners were attentive to our every request and their living on the property made their responses immediate. We hope to spend another happy summer at Villa Vinci in the future and recommend it highly. The location in Tuscany was excellent and provided close access to some of the best hill towns.

  • Beyond expectations

    Posted by Miles T on 18/09/2015

    Our entire experience at Villa Vinci was beyond expectations. We travelled with 4 generations, ages 3 1/2 to 85! The villa was spectacular, spacious & immaculate. The pictures on line don't do it justice. Tommasso & Chiara were the best, any questions, they were there to answer. They were extremely accommodating & phenomenal cooks! I actually took some recipes back to the U.S.

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