An aristocratic luxury villa with private swimming pool and tennis court
Villa Cetinale is a 17th-century villa in the Ancaiano district near Siena, Italy. Designed by the architect Carlo Fontana in the Roman baroque style, the villa was built in 1680 by Cardinal Flavio Chigi for Pope Alexander VII – Fabio Chigi. The property is located five kilometres from the town of Sovicille.
The gardens at Villa Cetinale are renowned for their beauty – reputed to be amongst the most beautiful in Italy.
Ground Floor: Loggia with marble tables for dining and a bathroom with shower, large fully equipped kitchen (fridge, oven, two dishwashers, expresso coffee machine), a double bedroom (bed: 180 cm) with en-suite bathroom with shower and marble tub.
First Mezzanine Floor: bathroom with tub and shower, a double bedroom (bed: 160 x 170 cm) with wardrobe and access to another double bedroom (bed: 135 cm) and 1 bathroom with tub and shower.
First Floor (Piano Nobile): bathroom with shower and marble tub, three double bedrooms (beds: 185 cm, 195 cm and 145 cm), two of which have an en-suite bathroom with shower and tub. Dining room, large living room with working fireplace and access to the exterior. Kitchen (fridge, oven, dishwasher, expresso coffee machine).
Second Mezzanine Floor: (access from the ground floor and from one of the bedrooms on the first floor) 1 single bedroom (bed: 95 cm), 1 small bathroom with half tub, 1 bathroom with tub, 1 bedroom for four children (beds: 80 cm).
Second Floor (Top floor): 3 double bedrooms (beds: 180 cm) two of which have an en-suite bathroom, 2 twin-bedded rooms (beds: 95 cm) one of which has an en-suite bathroom with shower and tub, 1 bathroom with tub.
GROUND FLOOR1 x double bedroom (bed: 180 cm) with en-suite bathroom with shower & marble tub
MEZZANINE ONE1 x double bedroom (bed: 160 x 180 cm) with private bathroom with shower (interconnecting room)1 x double bedroom (bed: 135 cm) with en-suite 1 x bathroom with tub (interconnecting room)
FIRST FLOOR (Piano Nobile):2 x double bedroom (bed: 195cm & 185 cm) with en-suite bathroom with shower & tub1 x double bedroom (bed: 145 cm) with shared bathroom with shower & marble tub
MEZZANINE TWO: (access via ground floor or bedroom on 1st floor):1 x single bedroom (bed: 95 cm) with shared bathroom with half tub1 x children’s bedroom with 4 x small singles (beds: 80 cm) with shared bathroom with tub
SECOND FLOOR:2 x double bedroom (bed: 180 cm) with en-suite bathroom with shower & tub1 x double bedroom (bed: 180 cm) with shared bathroom with shower & tub1 x twin bedroom (beds: 95 cm) with shared bathroom with shower & tub1 x twin bedroom (beds: 95 cm) with en-suite bathroom with shower & tub
Villa Cetinale is ideally situated for sightseeing, shopping, eating out or just relaxing in the beautiful Tuscan landscape, an area brimming with beauty, history and culture. Three examples nearby are San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena. San Gimignano (44 kilometres away) is famous for its 14 towers (originally there were 72), erected as a symbol of the wealth and power of the merchant families who lived there. The city became one of the sites protected by UNESCO in 1990. Between 1212 and 1219, Monterriggioni, a tiny but exquisite medieval walled town, was built by the Sienese to guard them in their war against Florence. Monterriggioni has some of the best-preserved walls in Italy and was referred to in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. More recently, the town featured in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed.
Siena, just 14 kilometres away, is another popular city for tourists: see the Piazza del Campo, the Duomo, Palazzo Comunale and the Torre del Mangia, all of which attract visitors from around the world. Most famous, though, is the Palio bare-back horse race that takes place on 2 July and 16 August every year – a whirlwind event that is held in the central piazza, with packed crowds, multi-coloured flags representing the riders’ home team and the post-event celebrations – this is life at its most passionate. In the town you will find wonderful restaurants, fun shops, and beautiful architecture
Florence (1 hour away) with its incredible architecture, bridges, galleries, and museums is not to be missed.
Many fascinating local excursions can be made to places such as the little-known but beautiful Romanesque cloister at Torri, the working monastery at Monte Oliveto, or the ruined Cistercian abbey at San Galgano. Visit the unpolluted river Merse, in the hills above Brenna, with many beautiful swimming spots. The coast is about one hour away, and one can visit islands such as Elba, Giglio and Giannutri.
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