Siena Area, Tuscany, Italy
5 br, 4 ba (2 Ensuite)
Maid service: twice a week
2 Queen Bed, 6 Twin Bed
56 mile to airport
10 minute drive to town
Alfresco dining, BBQ pavillion, Dishwasher , Dryer, Entertainment center, Fireplace , Fully equipped kitchen, Jacuzzi bath , Outdoor furniture, Satellite television , Study, Washer, Wood Oven
Il Roseto, located on a private farming estate just outside the walls of Siena, has been restored in the typical architecture of old Tuscan country style. The decor is elegant and eclectic. The property enjoys stunning views of the countryside.
A wonderful feeling of calm and serenity permeates the villa. On the ground level, the former stables have been converted into a large living room, ideal to celebrate special occasions, weddings, and family reunions. The lovely dining area has an adjacent kitchen that is perfect for cooking and large parties.
A staircase brings you to a broad central hall on the first level, which leads to all the living quarters, including a spacious two-room living room. An upper room, separated by a couple of stairs, is furnished with two large, comfortable, upholstered couches and rattan side chairs around a modern wood coffee table. The second sitting room is larger with access to a loggia/outdoor lounging area with views framed by opened arched windows. Open stairs lead to a BBQ, perfect for those country evenings.
A wonderful garden for relaxing and dining alfresco and a stunning view of the Tuscan hills can be enjoyed from the pool. Large parties can rent also the adjacent house La Bianca, which sleeps four.
Basic shopping can be done in a nearby village, just a short walk from Il Roseto.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Queen size bed, Shared bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, Fireplace, Exercise bike
2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom with Bedroom 1
2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower
2 Twin beds, Adjacent bathroom with tub and shower
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower
Features & Amenities
- Satellite TV
- Entertainment center
- Study area
- Exercise bike
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Swimming pool
- Pool changing room
- Outdoor furniture
- Alfresco dining
- BBQ grill
- Wood burning oven
Staff & Services
- Housekeeping – 2 times a week
- Water consumption
- Final cleaning service
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
- Villa pre-stocking
- Activities and excursions
- Electricity consumption
- Villa heating
- Phone charges
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry service
- Cook service
- Welcome dinner
- Maximum 10 guests
- Children welcome
- Non-smoking villa
- Pets not permitted
- Security deposit required
- Services not included in rate must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
- Car hire recommended
- Transport available
- 10 minute drive to Siena
- 37 miles to San Gimignano
- 56 miles to Florence Peretola Airport
- 100 miles to Pisa
This villa, surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves, boasts spectacular views. The stone structure and inner courtyard create a captivating atmosphere. The style of this house is eclectic featuring antiques and contemporary pieces. Original beamed ceilings, old handmade terracotta tiles, high-quality fabrics and complementary mix of antique and contemporary furniture.
What to do in the Siena region of Tuscany?
The medieval town of Siena was founded by the Etruscans and later became a Roman colony. During the 13th and 14th centuries it flourished as one of the major cities of Europe, growing rich from banking and the wool trade. The 14th century saw a great amount of construction: the Duomo, the Palazzo Publico and the Campo Square were all products of this time. Siena's glory took a tragic downturn by the end of the 14th century due to the Black Death and political upheaval. The city became little more than a rural market center. It was exactly this decline that accounts for the incredible state of medieval preservation that Siena exhibits today. Built across several hills and valleys, you will find a bit of up and down while walking through the historical center. However, the lack of traffic makes it a wonderful place to stroll—even when packed with tourists, there is a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city as well as being the venue for the internationally renowned horse race, the Palio.
Casole d'Elsa hosts one of the most charming museums of the many recently opened/restyled in Siena. The art exhibited ranges from the Neolithic era to the XVII century. A visit to the attached Collegiata di Casole is also highly recommended.
Colle Val d'Elsa's newer outskirts offer very few attractions, aside from the crystal manufacturing—but the old town/historical center, Colle Alta, deserves to be seen. Particularly interesting in Colle Alta is the Palazzo Campana, built in the XVI century by the architect Agnolo di Baccio d'Agnolo. This private building looks like a city gate, or a triumphal arch, and dominates the main street of Colle. The Cathedral shows a rich collection of paintings from the XVII century. Don't miss the dramatic and intense Nativity by Rutilio Manetti (fourth chapel on the right, looking to the main altar).