Villa Alba is a beautiful villa close to Siena, sleeps 14+2
An impressive sycamore tree lined driveway gives access to this elegant villa. Villa Alba is located on a pretty country estate that 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 once 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 here today. It is surrounded by rolling, Tuscan countryside dotted with hilltop villages and country farms creating magical picture postcard views, reminiscent of renaissance paintings. The estate also has a winery producing top quality wines and there is a restaurant nearby. Winemaking in the family goes back a long way, In fact, as far back as 1245, when Friar Giovanni was sent to China by the Pope with the gift of a rare Tuscan vine rootstock.
Villa Alba is situated in the Ambra valley within easy reach of Siena (33km), Florence (72km) and Arezzo (39km). There is a spa town locally (17km) with 2 spas open year round and there is a train station at 14km as well as a Prada designer outlet locally.
28 March - 27 June|
1 Sept - 31 Oct
|18 June - 31 Aug|
|per nt - €1,600|
per wk - €10,080
|per nt - €2,000|
per wk - €12,600
Rental: 3 night min stay
Prices include: Welcome bottle of wine & water on arrival, continental breakfast daily, utilities, air con, linen &
towels (changed weekly), pool towels (changed weekly), daily maid service for bedrooms & bathrooms x 6 days per week, welcome toiletries, use of tennis court & bocce court, WI FI, high chair on request, final cleaning
Not included: Heating - €70 per day (1 Nov - 15 April), extra maid service – €20 per hr, baby cot - €75 per week, extra bed - €75 per person per week, extra linen €20 per set, extra towels - €15 per set, buffet breakfast (min 12 required) - €15 per person
All extras are plus local VAT.
Late Check in:
€50 per hr after 8pm, payable in cash on arrival.
Local Tourist Tax: €6 per person over 12 years, payable in cash on arrival.
Security Deposit: €2,000 payable by card, which is held and refunded on departure
Villa Alba is a spacious villa, which is perfect for a family group. This elegant villa has been restored using traditional materials
throughout. It is full of character and has large open
reception rooms. It has
wonderful views over the countryside and vineyards close to the
The property is made up of a main villa and a 1 bedroom garden apartment (near the pool)
This floor has 6 spacious well-appointed bedrooms all with en suite marble bathrooms. This floor has air conditioning.
This is a charming apartment for 2 guests set in the grounds close to the pool
The villa boasts sweeping views over vineyards, rolling countryside to country farmhouses that dot the Tuscan landscape and a hilltop village. There are several a charming terraces for relaxing and dining outdoors. The private pool is set on a terrace at a short distance from the villa. There are pretty lawn areas perfect for a special occasion and a super large characterful function room that was originally the winery.
Automatic outdoor lighting
Parking available for up to 10 cars
1,000 square metres of private grounds, including orchard and lawns
Private pool with changing room and shower open mid April – end Oct
Large terrace off kitchen
Terrace with gazebo
Air conditioning on first floor
Hairdryers in all bathrooms
Organic vegetable patch
Super large function room - original wine cellar – ideal for parties and celebrations
Baby cot & high chair on request
Use of a private tennis court and bocce court (shared use) at a short distance from the villa - short walk
Additional accommodation close by for 8+2 guests for larger groups
Check in between 4pm – 6pm
Late check in charge - €50 per hr after 8pm
Check out by 10am
No animals allowed
No smoking permitted
Family run restaurant in hill top village at 3km
Boutique winery adjacent with wines & olive oil on sale
Train station 14km
Spa town with 2 spas 17km
Prada outlet locally 21km