Villa Cetinale

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Villa Cetinale

25 guests · 13 bedrooms · 13 beds · 12 baths

In Ancaiano, Tuscany, just a few kilometres to the west of Siena, and at the heart of a vast forest of oaks, hides a secret, sumptuous and mysterious residence. Built on the site of an ancient Etruscan encampment, Villa Cetinale is simultaneously a piece of history, a Catholic sanctuary and a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Its immense gardens, furthermore, are considered a seminal example of Italian landscaping by specialists, and the numerous sculptures scattered throughout them are the work of some of the greatest artists of the 17th century. Inside the building, luxury and the Italian art of living reach their pinnacles. The monumental entrance hall is preceded by a patio which, standing beneath a ribbed, vaulted ceiling and surrounded by several sculptures, is set aside as a breakfast area. On the first floor, ample sofas and large chaise longues are provided in the large stateroom, which leads to a sumptuous dining room overlooking the garden. The legendary know-how of the Italians in matters of furniture and materials has been brought to bear on the bedrooms, where the sumptuousness of the drapery hanging around the large canopy beds matches the fineness of the cabinet work displayed in each dresser, each writing desk, and each bedside table.

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Facilities

  • 25 guests guests - 13 bedrooms - 12 bathrooms
  • Dining Room: 12 seats
  • Separate kitchen & professional kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, espresso machine
  • Two Living Rooms
  • Daily cleaning
  • Villa Cetinale's gardens are organised around a large, central avenue approximately 300 metres in length and bordered by giant cypresses, magnificent natural sculptures and a wide variety of fruit trees. The gardens extend up onto a hillside via a "Scala-Santa", a flight of Holy-Steps, which lead to a monastery that was still in use until the end of the 19th century and from where you can look out over the entire estate. A swimming pool has been installed behind the villa between a topiary garden and a lawn shaded by an olive tree, which is set aside as a space where meals can be taken in the open air. Belfries, follies and numerous statues, some of which are the work of Guiseppe Mazzuoli, populate these endless gardens here and there.

Amenities:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden
  • WiFi
  • Barbecue & Patio
  • Deck chairs
  • Home Theater
  • Tennis court
  • Ping Pong table
  • Central air-conditioning & Central heating

Additional services

  • Private Chef
  • Transfer from airport

Sleeps

  • Up to 25 guests

Budget

  • Rates from EUR. 5900 / night in lower season. Rates in season higher, please fill out the form to receive an offer.
Local Guide

Siena Guide

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Sights:
  • Piazza del Campo (horse race Palio)
  • Torre dem Mangia (view over City)
Culture:
Events:
Good to know:
  • Specialities are: crostini, panzanella. Sausages, salami, meatballs, bistecca. Vino Santo after Dessert
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Minimum stay: 7 nights

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