This villa for sale in the hills of Siena is in a splendid hilltop location, overlooking the instantly recognizable Crete Senesi landscape with plantations geometrically arranged in the hills.
This luxury property for sale in Tuscany is surrounded with 3 hectares of land, it is easily accessible, and it is located a few kilometers out of Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, and San Quirico D’Orcia.
Built in the late 1400s as a country residence for the Sienese Malavolti family, this prestigious property boasts a late Renaissance style, and it was built by Baldassarre Peruzzi, one of the most noted architects from the Italian Renaissance.
The villa is rich in historic and artistic value and was built with unplastered red bricks. It is arranged over three floors for a total surface of 1189 sq. m. with wide open-space areas, 11 bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms. All the rooms have ceilings and roofing made with oak beams and terracotta tiles, while some of the floorings are 1500s terracotta.
The indoor travertine staircase is also the original one and is in good condition. The villa’s rooms are spacious and well-lit; each part of the rooms has a striking abundance of details which together create a stately yet familial atmosphere which is both exclusive and homey.
The Italian-style garden is at the front of the villa on the north side. It is one of the property’s most prestigious features and has been redesigned many times throughout the centuries, always in keeping with the original wall structures which still stand and are in good condition.
The current botanic garden was set up by a Sienese botany professor and alchemist who lived in the first half of the 1800s. The garden is sloped towards grounds between the farmed land and the oak woods, which are part of the property. On the north side, five semi-circle parallel rows of centuries-old cypresses border the garden; the rows of majestic and towering cypresses flow toward the view over Siena, whose towers can be seen from here.
Lastly, this property for sale in Tuscany has a beautiful pool enshrined in greenery and with comfortable sitting area. Show more Show less
This prestigious villa for sale in Tuscany is only 4 km from the historic center of Buonconvento, and Siena’s historic center is 30 km away. Both are magnificent art cities which still have many of their original architecture. The nearest airports are Florence’s (108 km, 1 h 30 min) and Perugia’s (110 km, 1 h 35 min).
The territory of the Province of Siena is one of the richest in artistic and natural wonders in Italy. In ancient times, this same territory was the Republic of Siena, which was independent from 1100 to 1559, when it came under the dominion of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The hilly landscape has many vast woods and agricultural lands with vineyards and olive groves.
From the Valdelsa territory it is easy to reach world-renowned art cities such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, and Volterra. The valley Val d’Orcia is a hilly area bordering on the north-west with Crete Senesi, on the east with the valley Val di Chiana, and on the south with Mount Amiata (the most important ski resort in southern Tuscany) and with the Province of Grosseto. The Chianti area, world-renowned for wine making, is the piece de resistance of the Province of Siena.
A wide valley, through which runs the river Orcia and which has many small towns surrounded with greenery, this land has been a main stage in medieval Tuscany, an influence which is felt to this day.
The medieval small towns and abbeys, built as small forts or strongholds, are wonderful tourist locations today. Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni, and Castiglione d’Orcia are beautiful and well-known destinations.