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Podere Piccionaia

  1. Pin

    Sarteano, Siena, Italy

  2. Suitcase

    11 guests

  3. BedDouble

    5 bedrooms

  4. Bath

    6 bathrooms


  • GradeLuxe
    Luxe Living
    A property with a high level of craftsmanship in architecture and design, as well as comfort.
    Estate
    Estate
    An extensive property, usually in the country, made up of multiple units rented together
    Countryside
    Countryside
    Out of town, in rural or agricultural settings

    Ancient Tuscan Watchtower

    A striking restoration project of leading Italian interior designer Ilaria Miani, this rural villa for rent in Tuscany charms with its private location and its refined, country estate styling.

    Ancient Tuscan Watchtower

    With its ancient patchwork of terracotta roof tiles peeking out above its densely wooded, hilltop tree canopy, this 300-year-old agricultural compound stands tall and stony, an architectural sentinel in the gentle Tuscan hills. A striking restoration project of leading Italian preservationist and interior designer Ilaria Miani, this rural villa for rent in Tuscany charms with its intensely private location and its refined, country estate styling.

    Elegantly refurbished rooms fill this angular agricultural outpost clad in exposed stone and topped by a classic red tile roof. A rustic structure sheltered by dense woods, the 16th-century building’s boxy exterior offers long, lean terrace spaces, some shaded, others open air, refurbished for outdoor entertaining or gathering around the barbecue or at the generous dining table. A solar swimming pool adds easygoing luxury, and a hot tub faces west for intimate sunset soaks on the private, 30-acre lot.

    Interior spaces showcase a striking makeover that favors rich, gemstone hues, and Miani’s expert hand is revealed in a look that feels one part Dutch Master’s painting; one part colorful gypsy soul. Deep plums, velvety reds, warm golds and fresh, pistachio greens update the rustic interior spaces, rooms with terracotta-toned stonework underfoot and brightened ancient timbers overhead. Bedrooms are set with custom four poster bed frames, and two of the bedrooms are located in the villa’s romantic tower. Breakfast is served daily, a welcome meal is available upon arrival, and estate-grown produce, fruits and jam, olive oil and vinegar are also on hand.

    Read more about designer Ilaria Miani here.

    AROUND

    Old school Tuscany is on offer at this private villa, 30 acres teeming with fertile gardens, rolling hills, wooded pathways and a lazy hilltop pool and terrace perch. Should you leave the comfort of this simple luxury, deep relaxation can continue at the nearby natural hot springs and spas such as Cianciano Terme on the road to wine destination Montepulciano. 

    Parkland and natural preserves are abundant in this corner of Tuscany, and picturesque lakes fill several valleys in the region, including the large Lago Trasimeno, with its regional park status, just across the border in neighboring Umbria. Located in the idyllic Val d’Orcia, the villa occupies land once ruled by ancient Etruscans who reputedly stashed treasures in the underground city of Chiusi, a subterranean maze that is open for guided visits today. 

    Sports lovers will frequent the protected hike and bike path, the Sentiero della Bonifica, that extends for 62 kilometers, joining Chiusi with Arezzo. And road trips in the area offer classic Tuscan scenery, where hilltop villages such as Montalcino, San Quirico, Pienza, and Montepulciano have enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage status since 2004. The DOC wine regions of Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile de Montepulciano offer another tourism opportunity, and the cities of Siena, Perugia, Assisi and Florence should not be missed.

    LOCATION

    Palazzolaccio, Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. Nearest airport: Florence

    BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to October


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    Amenities

    Here’s what you can expect during your stay:

    • Washer
      Washer
    • Dryer
      Dryer
    • Kitchen
      Kitchen
    • Bbq
      Outdoor Barbecue
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Coffee
      Coffee Maker
    • Desk
      Desk or workspace
    • Wifi
      Internet
    • Tv
      TV
    • Boardgames
      Board Games
    • Parking
      On-site Parking
    • Heater
      Heating
    • Fireplace
      Indoor Fireplace
    • Pool
      Pool
      Solar pool (13 x 4m) with jet stream, heating through solar panels or boiler heating system
    • HotTub
      Hot Tub
      Solar hot tub heated by a dedicated boiler
    • Garden
      Garden
    • SmokeDetector
      Smoke Detector
    • SmokeDetector
      Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • FirstAid
      First Aid Kit

    How long would you like to stay?

    Minimum 2 nights



    Location

    Discover more about where you’ll be staying.

    Sarteano, IT

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