About the property
- Farmhouse1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa with Unlimited Views of Tuscan Countryside.
This beautifully renovated rustic villa is only 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of Siena. Belvedere (lit: beautiful view) is situated on a remote hilltop with breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside with vineyards and olive trees in the immediate vicinity and mountain / forest views in the distance. It’s near enough for ready access to Siena yet remote enough for your private piece of Tuscan tranquility. The villa has been split into two different areas. The upper floor (accessible by a short stair case) is where you will be staying as this has the best views. Our Caretaker lives in an apartment below with completely separate entrance and not connected at all. She is very unobtrusive so you can rest assured that your privacy will be respected ... She can, upon request, prepare a Welcome Dinner that has been a major hit with a lot of guests!
Siena is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Europe with an absolutely stunning cathedral Il Duomo. The hospital of Santa Maria della Scala is said to be the oldest hospital in the world. The Piazza del Campo is a beautiful sight any day of the year but transforms to its medieval state for the famous Palio di Siena every 2nd of July & 16th August. Each contrada or section of the city battles it out for the famous bareback horserace around city centre.
Belvedere is also a fantastic location to base yourself for day trips to Florence and many other towns dotted around Tuscany such as San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano. A trip to the abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore for evening vespers followed by dinner in the quaint walled village of Buonconvento is highly recommended. Further afield are classic medieval towns such as Cortona, Perugia and Assisi and to the west, the Isle of Elba is a day or overnight trip.
Alternatively you can escape for days on end with only a few minutes’ drive or a 15 minute walk to the local shops for a coffee, an ATM or to top up the essentials – some local bread & milk, a bottle of Chianti, some fresh pasta or an array of regional cheeses. There are plenty of supermarkets only a short drive away if you are really stocking up or if you don’t feel like cooking there are many options for dining in the surrounding Colonna San Marco, San Rocco, Costalpino or in Downtown Siena.
Closer to home, points of interest are Certano (the estate villa), where you can pick up a bottle of Chianti produced in the surrounding vineyard and the monastry – Eremo di Lecceto where you can attend evening vespers.
Traditional Tuscan architecture, characterized by terracotta floors & exposed wooden beams is common throughout, including the three spacious bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. A dining table that seats 10 will be the centre of some great feasts and memories or you can choose to eat around the more cosy kitchen table. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, glassware & ceramics, enabling you to cook up your own meals if you so desire.
Come and enjoy the 'Dolce far niente' - the sweetness of doing nothing by grabbing a book, cooking up a meal & playing some chess or cards. Alternatively use this as a base for countless day trips to explore Tuscany & beyond.
We live abroad so we won't be present during your stay; however we pride ourselves to be always very responsive in case of any guest's need.
Carola & Adam
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Carola & Adam
Hi I'm Adam and I'm a citizen of the world! I currently live in Dubai with my wife to whom I owe my passion for the Italian life (and food!). It is infact her family farmhouse that we have had the pleasure to bring back to a new life. Everything here has belonged to the family for centuries and have been either preserved or restored with love. We cherish the idea that we can share this heritage with someone new. Open all drawers, leaf through the books and feel at home. We only ask you to treat the place and its odds and ends as if it was your own cause this place truly represents a piece of our hearts.
Carola & Adam purchased this Farmhouse in 1612
Why Carola & Adam chose Siena
This property and most of its furniture has been in my wife's family for generations. We cherish the idea that we can share this heritage with other people while we are living abroad, giving the opportunity for others to experience the beauty of this piece of Tuscany.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
For me it's the view from the kitchen that I never tire from, although there are spectacular views in every direction. Many a good meal with a bottle of wine has been enjoyed whilst soaking up this view. It's difficult to do proper justice to the place with photos alone. You really need to spend a few days to take it all in.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The ultimate Tuscany experience!
Belvedere is a true treasure! Tucked on a hilltop just a few minutes outside of Sienna, you have your own little piece of Tuscany. After passing the villa, horses, vineyard and olive trees, you come upon a farmhouse that transforms you back in time. From the huge hearth fireplace to the antique furniture, it's magical! The views are amazing and the peaceful setting made us want to never leave! Then to top it off, chef Kati put it over the top. We enjoyed a wonderful cooking class, learning all about regional cuisine. And had so much fun with her, we asked her to come back for our last night and enjoyed pizzas baked in the wood fired pizza oven! You will never find anything to match this place!
Calme, dolce e gentile
This property is exquisite! The views are incredible. The house is beautiful! We were a party of 5 and we all loved every minute of our stay. Every morning or afternoon we would spend time on the patio to take in the views. Every bedroom is beautiful and has their own bathroom. The furnishings and antique pieces are beautiful. Kati’s Welcome dinner was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. We chose the house because we were there for a wedding close by but it was situated perfectly to take day trips around Tuscany. There are shops close by for your needs. I can not recommend this property enough! Adam and Carola- you have a beautiful home and we thank you for sharing it with us!
Jayne St P
We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay. Hope you can enjoy it again sometime. Grazie a te!
We had a comfortable stay, thank you.Nice old farmhouse with all the necessary equipment.
We think property can consider new beds , and a more modern look and feel to this property.New and modern furnuture can complement the lovely views. Regards
We have taken on board your comments & ordered new high quality mattresses, pillows and linen for all rooms. The antique furniture is intentionally placed for a traditional look and feel, most of which are family pieces that have recently been restored or reupholstered. We appreciate your feedback and are always on the lookout fo improvements. You're welcome to come check out the new upgraded beds anytime!
Peaceful country retreat
Lovely country home with well-appointed kitchen, comfortable living room with pellet stove and wood burning fireplace. Also, the only washer AND dryer we encountered on our two weeks in Italy at 3 different VRBOs. The beds were not modern in comfort, our only disappointment. We had a lovely dinner prepared our first night by a woman named Christina who did a marvelous job and really made the evening special for us. All in all, a wonderful experience during our stay in Italy.
We are pleased you had a wonderful experience overall. We have taken on board your comments & ordered new high quality mattresses, pillows and linen for all rooms. Hope you can return to this beautiful part of the world again soon.
Perfect 'getaway' farmhouse in the Tuscan hills
Loved the farmhouse - it is exceptionally clean, has all the modern facilities, and is big enough for everyone to find their own little spot or get together in the dining room. Although the owners live overseas, they were very responsive to our needs. The caretaker and her family are also there on the premises if you need help. It really is a gem of a farmhouse. Highly recommend.
Thanks so much so your excellent review. Sounds like you will be back for La Dolce Vita again soon!
DREAMY ESCAPE TO TUSCANY
Facility inside: spacious, clean, 3 bathrooms with clean towels and warm water. Kitchen has modern stove and oven and refrigerator. Comfy furniture and spacious kitchen farm table. ligthing is adequate and lots of outlet's for chaging devices.
Facility outside: outside eating table, lounge area, covered parking, utility room has washer and dryer that are fully functional. drive area is large to use to navigate.
general property area: lots of walking opportunities, love Grove and rows upon rows of grape vines on sloping hills. Deer and rabbits, and heard pheasents. (by the way no mice noticed anywhere) and some other birds.
views from the rooms of surrounding countryside are priceless.
best to come stocked with food so you don't have to go back out. overall would recommend to others and would go there again.
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