Villa Pianzini is a well proportioned villa on three floors (490 m2), which has been maintained in remarkably original condition. The property is situtated at a short distance (5 km) south-west of Siena. The approach to the house from Siena is by a quiet road that also leads to the well-known castle of Belcaro. A small turning off this road leads to Pianzini and the three houses beyond. The property is entered through large gates that lead the visitor into the garden and up to the house. The formal garden is situated to the west of the main house. The rest of the garden is planned as a large lawn delimited by lemon trees in beautiful old terracotta pots. In front of the dining room a terrace for meals outside is equipped with table and chairs, rambling roses and beautiful old holm oaks give the garden colour and depth. To the back of the house a shaded walk offers magnificent views towards the skyline of Siena. The house is surrounded by its own land, most of which are olive groves with approximately 1000 olive trees. The private pool (12 x 4,5 metres, 1,2 deep), equipped with sunbeds and deckchairs, is located in a very nice part of the garden, which offers more extraordinary views. A farmer lives in an adjacent building to the villa. He works on the property and attends to the garden and vegetable garden. Guests can obtain fresh vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden.
The ground floor is composed by an entrance hall, a library with open fireplace and painted ceiling, a double living room, a dining room with painted ceiling and walls, a small dining room, a kitchen with open fireplace, WC. The main rooms have large windows overlooking the garden, some have french windows opening onto the garden.
The first floor is composed of 3 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom), 2 bathrooms (bathtubs with hand shower), a study and a dressing room.
The second floor is composed of 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom, a dressing room, laundry room, 1 bathroom (shower and bath tub). All of the bedrooms have large windows overlooking the gardens and Siena
The rental includes 2 hours household help per day (5 times a week). Extra help is available upon request. The lady in charge is also an excellent cook, so you might want to ask her to prepare dinner for you on one or the other day. Extra maid service and cook can also be arranged. Upon request we are able to offer a fully laid out welcome meal on the evening of your arrival.
Facilities: The house is equipped with central heating, telephone, TV set (only Italian programs), dishwasher, freezer, washing machine, baby cot and safe, private parking space for the car.
Nearest shopping: In the village Costafabbri, a 5 minutes drive from the Villa (2,5 km). Twice a week a van stops at the back of the house - in front of the kitchen door- delivering fresh bread, milk and pasta.
Bus stop: Buses leaving to and from Siena stop very close to the house (100 m).
Production of own and very tasteful olive oil which can be bought on the premises.
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
July 8, 2008
July 15, 2008
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.