Principessa della Val d’Orcia

 

Accommodation

  • Six bedrooms, five bathrooms
  • Maximum occupancy: 12 guests

 

Location

  • Val d’Orcia
  • About 4 minutes drive to Sarteano

 

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (8 x 16 m)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Ancient chapel
  • Soccer field
  • BBQ
  • Billiards

Principessa della Val d’Orcia

 

This is a strikingly beautiful, restored country house that is part of a 1700-acre estate located in the Val d’Orcia region in southern Tuscany. This extraordinary beautiful area of Italy sits between the land south of Siena and the borders of Umbria. Characteristic of Val D’Orcia are the villa’s open, breathtaking views of Mount Amiata, with the unchanged landscape reminiscent of old master paintings. The nearby San Casciano dei Bagni, a beautiful, unspoiled medieval village, is just 10 minutes away by car and a rather well-kept secret south of Siena. This intimate, luxurious haven is ideal for private getaways and family reunions.

 

The property is located at 2200 feet above sea level and immersed in the wild and tranquil beauty of Val d’Orcia, in a pure and quiet place where the nature has been untouched.

 

 

Accommodation

Ground floor. Spacious living/game room accessible via separate garden entrance. Billiard table and dining area with open kitchen corner.  Spacious Twin/Queen bedroom with private bathroom with tub with shower. Queen bedroom with large private bathroom with tub with handheld shower – Independent garden entrance.

First floor. Living room with fireplace. Elegant dining room and adjacent breakfast room. Galley fully-equipped kitchen. Sitting room with plasma, satellite TV. Master King suite with private bathroom with tub and shower. Private suite with King/Twin bedroom, TV room with one single bed, and en suite bathroom with shower. Twin bedroom with shared bathroom with shower.  Bedroom with French bed (1.50 cm x 200 cm) shared bathroom with shower.

 

 

Staff

  • Maid every morning for 4 hours
  • Personal laundry & ironing service possible
  • Chef & butler on request
  • Additional staff on request
  • Concierge service

Principessa della Val d’Orcia

 

Distances

 

  • Sarteano: 3 kms
  • Tenuta di Trinoro (wine tasting): 8 kms
  • Cetona: 10 kms
  • Fonteverde Spa Centre: 15 kms
  • Montepulciano: 24 kms
  • Pienza: 32 kms
  • Bagno Vignoni: 34 kms
  • Castiglione d’Orcia: 40 kms
  • Cortona: 47 kms
  • Perugia: 62 kms
  • Montalcino: 63 kms
  • Siena: 83 kms
  • Assisi: 89 kms
  • Florence: 140 kms
  • Porto Ercole: 141 kms

 

 

  • Chiusi (motorway exit): 12 kms
  • Florence airport: 140 kms
  • Rome airport: 196 kms
  • Pisa airport: 203 kms

Principessa della Val d’Orcia

 

BAGNO VIGNONI. The ancient village of Bagno Vignoni is located in the Val d’Orcia Natural Park. Thanks to the Via Francigena (which was the main route followed by pilgrims in antiquity who went to Rome), these thermal waters were found and have been used since Roman times. At the heart of the village is the “Square of sources”, namely a rectangular tank, of 16th-century origin, which contains the original source of water that comes from the underground aquifer of volcanic origins.

 

MONTALCINO. The hill upon which Montalcino sits has probably been settled since Etruscan times and is first mentioned in historical documents in 814 AD. The town takes its name from a variety of oak trees that once covered the terrain. The very high site of the town offers stunning views over the Asso, Ombrone and Arbia valleys of Tuscany, dotted with silvery olive orchards, vineyards, fields and villages. The lower slopes of the Montalcino hill itself are dominated by highly productive vines and olive orchards.

 

PIENZA. Pienza was rebuilt from a village called Corsignano, which was the birthplace (1405) of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, a Renaissance humanist born into an exiled Sienese family, who later became Pope Pius II. Once he became Pope, he had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town. Intended as a retreat from Rome, it represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts, creating an impetus for planning that was adopted in other Italian cities and eventually spread to other European centres.

 

MONTEPULCIANO. According to the legend, Montepulciano was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi; recent findings prove that a settlement was already in existence in the 4th-3rd centuries BC. In Roman times it was the seat of a garrison guarding the main roads of the area. Montepulciano is a major producer of food and drink. Renowned for its pork, cheese, “pici” pasta, lentils, and honey, it is known world-wide for its wine. Connoisseurs consider its Vino Nobile among Italy’s best.

 

FONTEVERDE SPA. Nestled in the countryside in a Medicean residence dating from the 17th century, this polished spa hotel is 15km from the property. Fonteverde Spa Centre, is a multi-functional complex with the most up-to-date thermal treatments, a holistic centre and beauty centre. Mineral spring spa water and mud treatments are employed for toning, contouring and relaxing the body. These are particularly effective as the treatments are composed of a rich concentration of mineral elements, which create a sense of wellbeing. Bathing in thermal waters has a delicate peeling effect on the skin which regenerates and moisturises it, making it smooth and radiant.

Principessa della Val d’Orcia

Located between Val di Chiana and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Val d’Orcia, a beautiful property offering breath-taking views over the Tuscan rolling hills.