Villa Elegante

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Villa Elegante is a typical Tuscan retreat surrounded by tree-dotted land in the countryside close to the city of Siena. It offers the best of both worlds: peaceful seclusion with Tuscany's most gorgeous villages, towns and cities close at hand. On a hill overlooking the Val di Merse and accessed via a tree-lined avenue, rural heaven is on the doorstep.

Villa Elegante  is a beautiful villa of 800 m2, able to accommodate 10-14 people, set over various floors, Villa Elegante is the perfect choice for family or friends wanting to stay in stunning surroundings. A beautiful house, expect opulent furnishings, many crafted by hand, and a real sense of Italian character and flair.
As well as ample room across its lounge and dining spaces, keen cooks will adore the brilliantly equipped kitchen which leads straight out to one of the many terraces. Enjoy outdoor feasts with loved ones by the pizza oven or even arrange cookery lessons hosted by the owner's hospitable family.

The five double bedrooms, three boasting an ensuite bathroom, include the lovely master bedroom with king-size bed, sitting area and doors to a lovely terrace. Like the rest of the villa's interior, each bedroom has an antique style, with elegant pieces of furniture and soft colours.

Upon entering the house, you immediately notice the extreme care that the owners put into every detail, elements of furniture chosen with love. Among the trees you can see the three-storey villa, while the private and equipped swimming pool remains in a more intimate and private position, behind the lemon house, in a point overlooking the hill and the villa itself, surrounded by bushes of lavender, strawberry tree, rosemary, broom: an explosion of colours and scents that captures all the senses.
At guests' disposal a small vegetable garden and chicken coop for vegetables and fresh eggs.

Imagine al fresco meals and morning coffees on the sofa with the simple sounds of nature as background music. In a slightly elevated position behind the villa is where you'll find the swimming pool. Elsewhere in the expansive grounds is a vegetable garden that's at your complete disposal and a outdoor jacuzzi to add another touch of luxury.

When you can bear to swap the sights of Siena for another amazing destination, discover what medieval Monteriggioni has to offer. The walled town with impressive castle is just over a 10-minute drive from the villa.
Other beautiful medieval towns, such as Lucignano, Montaione, San Gimignano and Volterra, are all easy to reach from Villa Elegante. Furthermore, around an hour's drive away are wine-famous Montepulciano and Montalcino, as well as iconic Florence with its rich history and culture.

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What you should know…

  • The villa sleeps up to 10 adults across five bedrooms and an additional four guests (preferably children) using the sofa-beds on the lower ground floor and the double sofa bed in large bedroom on the first floor.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only
  • The pool is located behind the villa and is accessed via an uphill path
  • There’s a small dependence occasionally occupied by discreet caretakers
  • Please note the access track from the gate to the house is not suitable for sports or low cars.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Cooling Jacuzzi BBQ Electric Car Charger Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor (split-level)

- Living/dining area with sofas, fireplace, dining table for 13 people, doors to terrace
- Kitchen with hob, two ovens, microwave, two dishwashers, fridge, wood stove, TV, washing machine
- Bedroom with queen-size bed, ensuite bathroom
- Bedroom with queen-size bed, ensuite bathroom
- Guest WC
- Laundry area with washing machine and dryer

First Floor

- Master bedroom with king-size bed, sitting area, double sofa bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, doors to terrace
- Bedroom with king-size bed, sofa
- Bedroom with queen-size bed, doors to terrace
- Library/studio area with sofa, TV, fireplace, doors to terrace
- Shower room

Lower Ground Floor

- Living area with sofas, double sofa bed, single sofa bed, TV, kitchen, table and chairs
- Bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (9m x 5m, depth: 1.4m). Open approximately May to end-October.
- Terrace with sun loungers, umbrellas
- Outdoor Jacuzzi (open approximately April to end-October, other times on request)
- Terraced gardens with lawn, trees, plants, flowers, vegetable garden
- Covered terrace with sofas, dining table for six people
- Terrace with dining table for eight people, built-in barbecue
- Gym terrace with flat screen TV
- Parking for four cars


- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning (bedrooms only)
- Flat screen TVs
- Gym
- Children's toys
- Electric car charging
- Washing machine and dryer


About the surrounding area of Villa Elegante
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Nestled in the countryside surrounding the city of Siena, Villa Elegante is a picture of Tuscan perfection. Utter peace and seclusion are yours, and yet amenities are incredibly easy to reach. Drive through the woods and hills of the immediate area and you'll reach the historic city of Siena just 10km away.

Siena is instantly recognisable by its wealth of medieval brick buildings. The central square of Piazza del Campo is home to the Gothic town hall, Palazzo Pubblico, and the 14th-century tower called Torre di Mangia. With its historic buildings, art and museums, Siena is a true cultural hotspot and a great place for a day out. It's also where to go to stock up on groceries and enjoy meals out with the family.

Monteriggioni is another medieval marvel, with the walled town famous for its medieval fortifications and watchtowers. The views over the lush Chianti region from the castle walls that you can walk along are sweeping and glorious. Stroll along narrow, cobbled streets and soak up centuries of history, with must-visits including the Armoury Museum and the 13th-century Church of Santa Maria Assunta. If you visit the town at the beginning of July, you may catch the famous medieval festival that features costumed locals, games, falconry displays and food stalls.

This part of Tuscany is just bursting with medieval cities, towns and villages like Siena and Monteriggioni. Other highlights that are within an hour's drive include San Gimignano (33km), Lucignano (52km), Montaione (53km) and Volterra (46km). The latter is also known for its Etruscan art, with the remains of the Etruscan Acropolis and the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum well worth visiting.

Tuscany is of course also renowned for food and wine, with plenty of vineyards to visit in the area. Montalcino (49km) is famous for its Brunello wine and Montepulciano (70km) for vino nobile red. Foodies will also want to visit the town of Pienza (70km), which has been producing delicious pecorino cheese for centuries.

The iconic city of Florence (63km) can be reached by car in an hour. There's so much history and culture here. But must-sees are the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David in the Accademia Gallery. For a longer day out, drive to hilltop Arezzo (80km) and explore its numerous medieval religious buildings, many of which boast stunning frescoes.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence


Nearest Airport 2 Pisa


Nearest Village Monteriggioni


Nearest Supermarket

(under 5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(under 5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(under 5km)

Nearest Town/City Siena


Nearest Train Station Siena


Nearest Tennis Vico Alto Tennis Club



The picturesque Siena, located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, is a mesmerising destination that encapsulates the essence of Italian culture, history, and natural beauty. With its rolling hills, charming medieval towns, and renowned art, Siena offers a captivating experience for travellers. One of the region's most famous attractions is the historic city of Siena itself, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city's unique feature is the Piazza del Campo, a stunning shell-shaped square that hosts the world-famous Palio di Siena, a thrilling horse race held twice a year. The Torre del Mangia, a towering bell tower, offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside, allowing visitors to fully appreciate Siena's historic and architectural splendour.


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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Siena is great for a day out with the family, with lots of narrow streets and piazzas to explore. A particular highlight for children is found inside the Santa Maria della Scala museum. The Children's Art Museum has an art space with lots of interactive features, as well as educational activities and workshops.

Around 40 minutes away by car is Saltalbero Adventure Park (42km). This outdoor park is set within a leafy forest just outside Rapolano Terme and boasts a range of acrobatic trails, rope bridges and swinging logs. Also fun are the hiking trails you can follow through the woods, with a return to the park's picnic area for lunch.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Cooling Jacuzzi

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Pizza party available

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

Extras included at this property:

- Maid service 2 hours/day
- House, garden ,swimming pool and hot tub maintenance

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Cooking classes
- Transfers
- Concierge service
- Pizza party
- Chef
- Private tours
- Car rentals

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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €900 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. All other check-in times on request.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included up to 10 kW. Excess charged extra.
Heating costs included? Extra cost (charged on consumption and payable locally).
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €350, payable 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Changeover day 2022: Saturday in mid and high season. Flexible in low season. 2023: Saturday from beginning-June to end-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 2022: 3 nights in December, 4 nights from January to April, 7 nights from May to October. 2023: 7 nights from beginning-June to end-September, 5 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs The outdoor hot-tub is open mid-March to end-November approximately. Outside this period, opening is on request only and subject to an extra charge of €200/week.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs A/C is available in all bedrooms only.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs The villa sleeps up to 10 adults across five bedrooms and an additional four guests (preferably children) using the sofa-beds on the lower ground floor and the double sofa bed in large bedroom on the first floor.
Tax 2023: Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs 2023: Weddings are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the Outdoor Jacuzzi open approximately April to end-October, other times on request, extra cost payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 - - £3,900 £5,459
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 - - £4,877 £6,828
Dec 30th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 £3,670 £4,893 £6,117 £8,563
Dec 31st 2023 - Jan 7th 2024 - - £4,877 £6,828
Jan 7th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 - - £4,525 £6,335
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 - - - £7,864
Apr 7th 2024 - May 1st 2024 - - £3,618 £6,335
May 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £7,864
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - £9,393
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 - - - £7,864
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - - £4,525 £6,335
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 - - - £9,393
Jan 7th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 - - £2,716 £6,335

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 - - €4,265 €5,970
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 - - €5,334 €7,467
Dec 30th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 €4,014 €5,352 €6,689 €9,365
Dec 31st 2023 - Jan 7th 2024 - - €5,334 €7,467
Jan 7th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 - - €4,949 €6,928
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 - - - €8,600
Apr 7th 2024 - May 1st 2024 - - €3,957 €6,928
May 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €8,600
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - €10,273
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 - - - €8,600
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - - €4,949 €6,928
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 - - - €10,273
Jan 7th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 - - €2,970 €6,928

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 - - $4,594 $6,431
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 - - $5,746 $8,044
Dec 30th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 $4,324 $5,765 $7,206 $10,088
Dec 31st 2023 - Jan 7th 2024 - - $5,746 $8,044
Jan 7th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 - - $5,331 $7,463
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 - - - $9,265
Apr 7th 2024 - May 1st 2024 - - $4,262 $7,463
May 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $9,265
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - $11,066
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 - - - $9,265
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - - $5,331 $7,463
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 - - - $11,066
Jan 7th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 - - $3,199 $7,463

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
From 2001: we fell in love with this place from the first moment we saw it. My parents restored the house and we lived here until I got married in 2008. My parents started to feel alone in this big house and we decided to rent it by week, to share the magic of this place with our guests.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The view and the big garden, the position that is isolated and private but at the same time so close to the town and to all services. The light…all the house is so bright!

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes but for privacy we cannot give their names.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…
Must do? Have cooking class lunch with my father at the villa: he will bring the guests in the villa’s vegetable garden, chose the vegetables and cook together for lunch or have with him a pizza party with karaoke (available on request at an extra cost.)
Must eat? Tuscan ham and salame of “Cintasenese”, Ribollita, tagliatelle al ragu and carbonara.
Must see? Siena and Santa Maria della scala museum, climb the Torre del Mangia tower, have a private tour of Florence (walking tour) with private guide, have a wine tour all organized by us. To visit San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, visit Pienza and Montepulciano, to visit Villa La Foce, Florence, Volterra.



  • 10 stars!

    Created on 22/04/2021

    My family and I were lucky enough to have been guests at Villa Elegante this summer. What a wonderful experience it was! From the elegant interior with its beautifully decorated rooms, marble staircase, gleaming chandeliers and perfect kitchen to the gorgeous grounds surrounding the property to the welcoming pool area - it was a dream come true! We spent many of our days comfortably lounging by the pool, ate our evening meals outside on the porch overlooking breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills, and then moved to the lovely sofas to enjoy a bottle of local Chianti after dinner. It was heavenly! We looked forward to our daily visits from the owner, Manlio, who could not have been more kind, gracious and accommodating. He actually drove us to the store the first day to pick up some basics and brought us some farm fresh eggs for breakfast. Perhaps the highlight of our stay was the celebration of my granddaughter's third birthday - Manlio had the large dining table set up on
    the expansive lawn and made the most delicious pizzas you could ever imagine for all of us in the outdoor brick oven! A mouth-watering birthday cake was also purchased from the local bakery (which we visited almost every morning!). I do not believe that there could possibly be a better way to celebrate an occasion with family! The location of the villa was quite convenient to local areas (Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, etc) for day trips - however, some of us just preferred to soak up the
    beauty, peace and quiet of the villa instead. We will always treasure the memories we made at Villa Elegante and hope to someday return to this paradise. If I could give this property ten stars, I would! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to rent a villa in Tuscany. Grazie, Manlio.

  • Fantastic!

    Created on 22/04/2021

    We rented this wonderful house for 2 weeks in May. The owners, Manlio and Chiara, are incredibly nice. The house is beautiful, spacious, and has everything you will need. 5-10 minutes from Siena, yet very secluded. The house has 5 large bedrooms on 2 levels, many bathrooms, a great kitchen, dining room, living room, exercise room and bonus room downstairs. The grounds are beautiful and there is an outdoor pizza oven and wood grill. Very convenient to Chianti region. If you are looking for a family rental, this house is fantastic.

  • Exceeds Expectations

    Created on 22/04/2021

    This villa exceeds expectations. Seven adults stayed the last week of May, and we enjoyed the beautifully manicured grounds, splendid gardens, and lovely home. There were enough bedrooms and bathrooms for all. Mario (owner) was helpful and accommodating. The view from the back veranda was sensational; we had all of our meals out there, as well as some naps. We took several day trips to other Tuscan towns, and the location of the property was good for that. Highly recommend.

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