Villa Fontana is a pretty farmhouse on a country estate close to Siena, sleeps 22+2
Villa Fontana is a pretty stone farmhouse on a large country estate in the rolling Tuscan country side near Siena (20 mins). From the farmhouse there are lovely views over the gentle hills and hilltop villages that make up this magical landscape. There are a variety of tiny local hilltop villages to explore and it is within easy reach of the renaissance cities of Florence (just over 1 hr), Arezzo (30 mins). If you are looking for a place to relax with some beautiful scenery this is the perfect place and with the estate winery just along the road you can also savour the fines wines made on the estate - what better way to spend a holiday!
|Rest of Year||24 Mar - 7
19 May – 22 Sept
22 Dec – 3 Jan/19
This country estate dates back to the 12th century
when it belonged to the powerful Medici family. Steeped in history, it
was the site of a castle built in 1134, which belonged to the state of
Florence and was used to protect the Ambra valley. The original castle
was destroyed in 1554 by a joint Sienese, French army. The castle, which
replaced it in the 18th century, was later converted into the fabulous
Villa that stands close by today. It is surrounded by rolling, Tuscan
countryside dotted with hilltop villages and country farms creating
magical picture postcard views, reminiscent of renaissance paintings.
Villa Fontana is situated in the Ambra valley within
easy reach of Siena (19km), Florence (68km) and Arezzo (38km). Siena
holds the famous “Palio” horse race that takes place every year in July
and August between the rival sections of the city, where tension run
high as the riders race around the central piazza “Piazza del Campo”
under the hot summer sun.
The estate also has a winery producing top quality wines and there is a large restaurant nearby. In fact, winemaking in the family goes back a long way, as far back as 1245, when Friar Giovanni Carpini was sent by the Pope to China with the gift of a rare Tuscan vine rootstock.
This pretty stone farmhouse sits on its own and has pretty open views
over the rolling Tuscan countryside. The furnishings are in
traditional Florentine fabrics, original artwork and paintings
as well as many antique pieces.
Thìs large villa is on two floors and there is also a pretty, cottage, which sits at the side of the main house. This is elegantly furnished.
This spacious villa has an entrance hall, large living room with open fireplace, TV room (satellite TV), dining room, kitchen with 2 hobs, 2 ovens, dishwasher, large fridge and small fridge, 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, 3 double bedrooms (one with antique four poster bed) each with en suite bathrooms with showers.
There is 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, 4 double bedrooms (one with antique four poster bed) all with en suite bathrooms with showers. Four poster room has a mezzanine floor with two single beds suitable for children (low ceiling).
The cottage has a living room,
kitchen, spacious double bedroom with en suite bathroom all on the
ground floor. On the first floor there is a further double bedroom with
en suite bathroom. It has a pretty courtyard outside for dining “al
fresco” and has easy access to the rest of the garden and pool. It is
just two steps from the main farmhouse.
Living room with open fireplace and wooden staircase leading to top floor, 1 large double bedroom (king-size bed) with en suite bathroom with shower.
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath.
Large outside Barbecue
Private pool (10 x 5m) - 1 May - 30 Sept
Small wood with picnic area
DVD, HI FI stereo
TV with VCR, DVD player (pal)
Washing machine in villa
Hairdryers in all bathrooms
Screens on all windows
Extra cleaning available on request
Cook available on request (charged at €35 per person)
Wine and olive oil produced on the estate is available for sale
Facilities on the estate include (charged):
Horse riding, hire of mountain bikes.
No animals allowed
Arrival is between 4pm – 7pm
Departure by 10am
Local village with bar/grocer’s 2.5km
Rapolano Terme 14km with 2 spas
Lake Trasimeno 62km