A magnificent 750 acres estate boasting lush gardens and incredible views of the countryside
Borgo Pignano is an 18th century hamlet perched on a hilltop five hundred metres above sea level near Volterra and San Gimignano in Tuscany. The “borgo” (hamlet) comprises the main 18th century Villa, a little 13th century consecrated Church and several restored farmhouses.
The 300 hectares of land surrounding the hamlet are divided into woods, fields, ponds, vegetable gardens and pastures for horses.
The main villa is stunning and immaculate, with a style that crosses effortlessly from historical to contemporary. It is composed of two wings. The western wing looks out towards the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern wing faces the fields and hills that lead to San Gimignano. On the western side, the lawn leads on to the countryside with hills rolling away towards the far horizon. The pool is carved from an ancient limestone quarry and its infinity edge overlooks the woods and hills below Volterra. The eastern wing opens on to a luscious Mediterranean garden with purple, mauve and lavender hues while the northern garden of the property melds into the woods. Spread out on three floors, the main villa boasts 14 elegant bedrooms and suites, several living rooms, a professional kitchen with wine cellars, an extra private kitchen and a medieval banquet room.
There is an internal courtyard and a little tower with a view that extends from Monte Amiata Volcano to the peaks of Corsica on clear days.
Apart from the main villa, the estate boasts apartments situated in the hamlet and lovely restored farmhouses, cottages and maisonettes.
There are 14 elegantly furnished rooms and suites, some with their original frescos and all with white marble or travertine bathrooms and spectacular views. An elevator serves every floor, save the cellar.
Rooms with charm
Generous rooms with queen-size beds, some with large windowed bathrooms of white marble and travertine, a freestanding tub and a glass-enclosed shower, and views of the woods and the English garden.
Rooms with a view
Comfortable rooms with queen-size beds and private baths with shower and tub, and sweeping western views of the hills and fields, and Volterra in the distance.
Suites with charm
One of these suites has two spacious double rooms with private access to each, and a shared marble and travertine bathroom, while the others consist of a large double room and an adjoining single room that share a large bathroom. These overlook the woods and the gardens.
Two master suites with king or queen-size beds, spacious bathrooms with freestanding tubs and glass-enclosed showers. One suite is decorated with original period frescoes and has a small terrace overlooking the villa’s lawns and pool, while the other can accommodate one or two couples.
Suites with a view
The Music Room, which may be rented as a suite, is a large, high-ceilinged room with a grand piano, fireplace and sitting area. A Napoleonic sleigh bed sleeps two. A set of gothic-style windows overlook the western landscape. A short flight of steps leads to a frescoed bathroom, illuminated by a skylight.
La Canonica Suites (2 units)
Cottages:La Fonte FarmhouseThe Artist’s HouseCasa del Lago
Maisonnettes:Il FienileIl GranaioLa PiccionaiaLa LegnaiaIl Pozzo
Volterra, known to the ancient Romans as Volaterrae, is one of the finest hilltop towns in Tuscany. It is also only a short distance from Florence (72 kms), Siena (50 kms), Pisa (64 kms), and San Gimignano (29 kms). Idyllically set amidst an evocative landscape of soft rolling hills and lush woodland abruptly defined by barren, deep clay-walled chasms, gullies and ravines, Volterra dominates and divides the Cecina and Era valleys. With its roots in 3000 years of history, it is possible to find traces of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Rennaissance art and architecture (and more latterly, evidence of it features in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series). View the ancient city walls, museums, and theatres, participate in the summer festivals or sample the gastronomic and wine delights: Volterra is the perfect destination for a culturally rich experience or a peaceful relaxing holiday.
Nearby Town - 20 km (12 m) - VolterraTown - 30 km (18 m) - San GimignanoBeach - 30 km (18 m) - BibbonaGolf - 30 km (18 m) - Castelfalfi Golf & Country Club, MontaioneTennis - 20 km (12 m) - Parco Selva delle Torri San GimignanoEquestrian - 20 km (12 m) - VolterraRestaurants - 20 km (12 m) - VolterraHospital - 20 km (12 m) - VolterraChurch - 0 km (0 m) - In the estateAirport - 90 km (54 m) - Pisa Airport
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