Villa Antonietta is a historic Tuscan farmhouse located on a hill that faces the beautiful Chiana valley, right between two charming medieval villages: Foiano della Chiana and Lucignano (both only 5 km away from the villa). For more than 500 years the same family has owned this important Tuscan farm and the villa, their presence in the territory is part of the local history.
The owners have decided to restructure the villa to become a welcoming vacation rental, maintaining important traces of the original architecture and furniture, linked with modern amenities and comfortable furniture which mixes period pieces of furniture with modern ones.
The villa is surrounded by an ample park, totally fenced in, that holds ancient trees, olive groves and a large private swimming pool. Around the pool there is a nice bricked solarium, the area is fully equipped with umbrellas, sun loungers, tables and chairs. The open terrace offers a great equipped space for outdoor meals, including a barbecue and wood burning pizza oven.
Villa Antonietta will receive you friendly and open minded, with hand made cakes and local olive oil for you to taste. The caretaker will be there to give you tips about tours in the surrounding areas, like hiking or bike tours and supply you with information’s on wine tours, thermal baths and excellent restaurants. All services you need can be arranged upon request and paid extra on site.
The villa is composed of three floors, and after the recent renovation has been divided in 6 comfortable apartments which guarantee comfort and privacy if you travel together in a large group with friends and families. On the ground floor there is a large common area where the whole group can join and have meals, chat, or watch the TV and relax together.
On the ground floor, the large open terrace gives access to a wide common room. This large room holds a relaxing spot with comfortable furniture and SAT TV, and a large fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen offers a long wooden table and seats for the whole group to have their meals together. The kitchen is provided with a spacious refrigerator, freezer, a dishwasher, oven, stove, all necessary cookware, and table ware and kitchen linen.
On the ground floor you find 2 full bathrooms, complete with shower box, sink, bidet and WC. As well as a laundry room provided of two clothes washers, for free use of guests.
On the ground floor, on the side of the swimming pool, are located two apartments: VASARI and COLONNA. The first one, Vasari, has two double bedrooms, one full bathroom, living room with a cosy fireplace, SAT TV and DVD player, kitchen equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, American coffee maker and microwave.
The second one, COLONNA, has one double bedroom, one full bathroom, living room with a cosy fireplace, SAT TV and DVD player, kitchen equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, American coffee maker and microwave.
The internal staircase brings you up the first floor where are located the two apartments ASBURGO and ORSINI. Asburgo is most antique part of the villa, in the living room there is the main fireplace decorated with Renaissance frescoes and the original family’s coat of arms. The living room is warmly furnished with comfortable sofas, SAT TV and DVD player. The apartment has two double bedrooms, one full bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen, with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, American coffee maker and microwave.
The second apartment on the first floor, Orsini, is also this composed of: living room with comfortable furniture, SAT TV and DVD player and working fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, American coffee maker and microwave; two double bedrooms and one full bathroom.
In the end of the corridor, the stone staircase brings you up to the second floor, where are located two more apartments, MEDICI and STROZZI, with an even more splendid view of the valley and the medieval hamlets in the surroundings.
MEDICI, the first one, opens to a cosy living room with fireplace furnished with sofas, armchairs, SAT TV and DVD player. On a mezzanine beside there is the kitchen, fully equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, American coffee maker and microwave. A door connects to the night area, with two double bedrooms, one of them furnished with a charming canopy bed, and one full bathroom.
All kinds of services can be arranged upon request and paid directly on site. The villa offers: a chef who comes and cook meals especially for your group, baby sitter, extra maid service, extra change of linen and all kinds of tours in Tuscany. Mountain biking, horse riding, wine tours, museum guided tours and shopping in the close by Italian outlets, like Valdichiana and The Mall.
The location of this villa is amazing, between two medieval towns (only 5 km from the villa each), and within easy way to the main art cities in Tuscany: within a range of 20 km from Cortona, Montepulciano and Arezzo (closest train station); only 60 km from Siena and Perugia, 85 km from Florence and around 200 km from Rome.
Within a range of 5 km it is possible to each every convenience, supermarket, groceries, cafes, restaurants, museums, chemist, post office, etc. The next highway exit is located only 8 km, as well as the famous Valdichiana outlet centre, with more than 100 famous brands and stores.
SPECIAL SERVICE: Upon request you can have dinner and breakfast prepared in the villa and served in or outside, specially for your grouo. The dinner costs 25 euros per person and the breakfast costs 8 euros per person, service included. This special service can be make every day or accoasionally, according to your needs.
Besides, the manager of the villa can organize for your group birthday parties in the villa or other kind of family celebrations, and tours in the surrounding area, including wine tours of Montepulciano, visit of Cortona, museum tours, and guided tours around the historic towns close by like Foiano della Chiana and Castiglion Fiorentino.
The largest apartment, STROZZI, located on the second floor, has actually 3 double bedrooms. The entrance opens to a comfortable living room with sofas, armchairs, SAT TV and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, American coffee maker and microwave. A door connects to the night area, where you will find two charming double bedrooms and one full bathroom.
The attic, the ancient watchtower of the villa, can be accessed by a spiral staircase and holds a romantic double bedroom, from where it is possible to admire the view over the whole valley.
Each one of the apartments has kept the original Tuscan style with their red bricked floors, wooden beamed ceilings and period furniture. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower box, sink, WC, bidet, dresser, and mirror. All linen of bath, hand and face is provided weekly together with a gift set. Wood for fireplace can be purchased on site, as this villa has a central heating system it can be rented even off-season.