A CHARMING AND LUXURIOUS COUNTRY VILLA AT THE BORDER OF TUSCANY AND UMBRIA

Patrizio Fradiani

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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A CHARMING AND LUXURIOUS COUNTRY VILLA AT THE BORDER OF TUSCANY AND UMBRIA

San Casciano dei Bagni Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

A fully restored country villa has spectacular 360 degrees views of pastures, woods, olive groves, vineyards and medieval towns. The structure combines the beauty of traditional stone work and materials with the best of Italian modern interior design creating a unique blend of old and new. At 400 square meters the house is very spacious and airy with a gourmet kitchen, dining room for 12, large living quarters & library, outdoor portico with dining table for 12, lounge area and a fireplace & barbecue. All bedrooms are exquisitely furnished with comfort and beauty in mind and 3 of them have luxurious private baths. The 4 acre grounds feature a 5x13 meter infinity pool, a beautiful pond, an olive orchard and many patios from which to enjoy the views and tranquility of the surroundings. Situated right at the border between the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio it enjoys all the best these beautiful regions have to offer.

A labor of Love: We restored this house and grounds in order to 'bring back to life' an abandoned yet beautiful piece of Italian landscape and history. The farmhouse has been abandoned since 1950 and only after our purchase in 2004 and the help of an ambitious design combined with the passion of skilled local craftsmen we could achieve its beautiful transformation into a luxurious yet unpretentious villa. All the furnishing, artwork, books have been carefully selected to give our guests the best possible experience of beauty, serenity and tranquility. The house is airy, spacious, elegant and with its location atop a hill it is wonderfully breezy and cool in the summer months. Every detail has been carefully curated by the owner to guarantee the comfort of every guest: from the selection of high quality linens to the use of mosquito nets at all windows, from kitchenware to all the interior and exterior furnishing.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Patrizio Fradiani (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Patrizio

I write this with blurry eyes, as I can't help but cry as we have to leave today. Our vacation in your beautiful home had been a magical three weeks.

Tim, Lauren, and I have enjoyed every moment of our trip! Having friends and family here to fill the house gave us memories that we will cherish forever. I liked what you said before, that leaving always gives you something to look forward to come back to. That is how I will look at it, we will most definitely be back. Tim and I have been talking about how to invest in a house over here. Thank you for your information. It is definitely something we would consider in the future. I have decided a part of

my heart will always be in tuscany and I simply have to be back.

Thank you again for sharing your home. I call it a home, because it is so much more than just a house. It is loved and filled with love, you can feel it from the moment you pull into the driveway and love is what makes a house a home!
Jun 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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A Charming and Luxurious Country Villa at the Border of Tuscany and Umbria
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San Casciano dei Bagni Val di Chiana
Chicago
5

The Best of All Possible Worlds

  • 5 of 5
We have travelled a lot in Italy over many years and consider this house a real find. It has a wonderful country feel with its rustic stonework and beams, yet at the same time because of the attention to detail in the interiors it feels like a first class hotel. The modern bathrooms are spacious and luxurious. The colors are bright and cheery. The shared spaces are large and welcoming, but there are also lots of more private spaces to read or just be by yourself. Because the house sits high on a hill the views are open and varied. At night we sat by the pool and counted shooting stars with the kids. It was such a pleasant place to be that some days it was hard to leave to go sightseeing and we always looked forward to returning to the house at the end of busy days. For old Italy hands the Flora Valley with the towns Sorano, Pitigliano, and Sovana was a great discovery. We knew this was an Etruscan center but were surprised to learn of the Jewish population that found sanctuary here from the sixteenth century when they were expelled from Rome and had a great influence on local culture and cuisine. The nearby town of Trevinano was tiny but one night when we went for pizza at Gianfranco we sat at a table near Prodi, the Italian prime minister. Our visit was full of such unexpected and memorable surprises. When we left the kids cried!! Need I say more??
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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5

Slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
We loved every minute of our stay and everyone was just in awe of the beauty of Podere Palazzo's interiors and exteriors. Patrizio truly created a little slice of heaven on earth! I love great decor (it makes me happy) and I scoured the internet for villas, but quickly realized there was basically one decor option - very old fashioned! Not that there isn't charm in that, it's just not my cup of tea. Then I saw Podere Palazzo & heard the angels singing! The decor is right up my alley, modern but rustic, semi-minimal but still absolutely warm and comfortable. It also has a wonderful sense of whimsy and fun and you can feel the love and care in every inch of the design. Our only regret was wishing we could have stayed longer so that we could have spent more time in the villa. As our trip was just a week we tried to cram in as much as possible every day, visiting different towns etc... If we had an extra week, we all said alternating between a day in the villa and a day in a town would have been ideal. Patrizio and his sister Valeria were equally wonderful and so helpful to work with which only made the experience even better. Driving to nearby towns does take some time, but my family all felt this was part of the experience. Driving around Tuscany/Umbria is hardly a chore as the scenery is just awe inspiring. We were 8 people and we rented 2 cars which was perfect. We all felt so at home in the villa and we all got along so well I found myself thinking "wouldn't it be fun if we all lived in he same house?!" In hindsight, I realize that it's just impossible to argue or have a bad day in "that" particular house! ; )

My mom arranged a beautiful & delicious anniversary dinner for my husband and me with Gustavo as the chef and he was wonderful and so nice! I highly recommend at least one night with a chef and/or cooking class at the villa. We should have also done a cooking class but ran out of time.

Don't hesitate to visit this magical place!
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Terri
Thank you for such a wonderful comment! it is so thoughtful of you to write so extensively about the many pleasure that Podere Palazzo has to offer! we were delighted to have you there and we hope to have you back in the near future!
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San Casciano dei Bagni Val di Chiana
Boynton Beach Florida
5

Perfect house, Perfect location, Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5
We rented this wonderful home for three weeks in June 2013. Like so many other reviewers, we are well traveled. This was the best vacation we've ever had. The home is spectacular, the pictures on the website do not do it justice. The grounds are more mature than the pictures show, and the fragrance of the jasmine, lavender, roses, and other blossoms as they drift by on the almost constant breeze is intoxicating. There is little noise, except for the constant melody of songbirds. The views from the house, in all directions, are exceptional. There is no more delightful experience than having breakfast out by the pond, lunch while lounging by the pool, an afternoon nap in the hammock, and then a long leisurely dinner alfresco on the patio surrounded by friends, family, and the spectacular Italian countryside. An this is just the outside of the house. Inside, you will find the perfect fusion of rustic elegance and contemporary finish. The bedrooms are all oversize, with king beds as opposed to the queens so often seen in european rentals. The bathrooms are spacious as well, with large, modern showers. The kitchen is large and inviting, with all modern appliances. The house is also immaculately clean.

The location is perfect, halfway between Rome and Florence. The train station is 20 minutes away, and the trip to either city takes about an hour and a half, which makes for the perfect day trip. There are also dozens of villages within an hours drive or so. Each one has its own individual character, but all are charming, with delightful central piazzas with blooming flowers in window boxes, at least one pizzaria or ristaurante with outside seating, local residents going about their daily business, and a church dating back to the middle ages. It would take weeks to see them all.

But the ultimate is to have Iside (ah SEE day), the master chef from La Pirolina, the Michelin star rated restaurant just 2 miles from the house, come to the residence and give you a personal cooking lesson. From the simplest of ingredients and fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden not 50 feet away from the kitchen, she will prepare a meal for you that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Thank you, Patrizio (architect/owner) for creating this beautiful estate home. This was a vacation like no other. We will savor it and talk about it for years, and our children will talk about it for years after that. "Do you remember when we were in Tuscany..."
We will be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you Tim
what a great reflection on our home as well as the surrounding area and the services and chef that all helped to make your vacation so wonderful! We are always delighted to have wonderful guests like you enjoy such a special spot as Podere Palazzo and we certainly look forward to having you back sometimes in the future.
best regards
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5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
What an unbelievably incredible experience we had staying at Podere Palazzo! It far exceeded our expectations and was even more surreal in person, we felt like we were standing in the photographs we had anticipated all year awaiting our trip. We are now completely spoiled and plan to return to visit your other vacation homes as well.

I researched several pages of villas and the only one that stood out above the rest was Podere Palazzo, it was unsurpassed. The 360° breathtaking views, the attention to detail, the touches of whimsy and humor in the decor and architecture inside and the garden, pond and infinity pool were all part of the beauty surrounding us every day. I took over 1000 photos myself during our stay and many more photos and movies were taken by the others in our group.

We left Rome and arrived a little early for check in so we explored the nearby village Trevinano. It was a quiet and small village of about 150 people dating back to 1100. We found a little trattoria to have lunch called Gianfranco's, and the fresh pasta was amazing. We liked it so much we went back twice and had pizza to go in Scooby Doo pizza boxes our last night at the villa. We quickly learned they do not serve pizza for lunch! Too hot for the pizza oven mid-day. During our stay we tried the tortellini ragu, pici, gnocchi with mushrooms and cream, pizza, steak with sweet and sour lemony onions and wild boar sausage.

Our first night we cooked dinner and used your garden for fresh roses for the table, and artichokes, snap peas, fava beans, herbs, lettuce and chard for our dinner. We sat outside by the fire enjoying our wine and absorbing the views, just incredible. We did regret not taking you up on your offer to shop to have groceries stocked at the house when we arrived. At least for the first night and breakfast items the next morning. Next time we will know! Acquapendente did have a nice grocery store called COOP we found that had everything we needed, including fresh squash blossoms.

We chose to do the cooking class at the villa with talented Iside from Michelin star restaurant La Parolina, http://www.laparolina.it/ in Trevinano, so we decided to have dinner at her restaurant the night before our class. Most opted for the surprise menu which was culinary heaven, and beautifully presented. My husband discovered Sambuca there and got some once we got back. We chose the pork menu and the cooking class was phenomenal. Her signature dish of egg carbonara was tru
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Owner's Response: Dear Pamela
we are delighted by your experience at Podere Palazzo and your review warms our hearts! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful geust! we look forward to havibg you ther ein the future ..or maybe at Casa Dos Chicos or our upcoming Domus Civita!
r=Best regards to you and your travelling companions.
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San Casciano dei Bagni Val di Chiana
New York City
5

EXCELLENT....NOT A PLACE TO MISS!

  • 5 of 5
I visited Podere Palazzo for a week during the Fall of 2008. 10 friends joined me for my 40th birthday celebration and I can say without the slightest hesitation that this was one of the most superb vacations I've ever experienced. The scenery was unspoiled and breathtaking, the villa was beautifully appointed...a great mixture of old with new. Everything was functional and clean (sometimes a challenge with old farmhouse renovations) and the "extras" were well worth the investment. Specifically, we had two lovely Italian women cook for us for several nights (nice not to have to worry about this when you're on vacation) and we also had a cooking class hosted by a local chef. (This was superb...and my standards are pretty high, having been a chef myself.) If you're looking for an Italian villa experience, this one truly stands out. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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San Casciano dei Bagni Val di Chiana
Milan, Italy
5

Perfect complement....

  • 5 of 5
Podere Palazzo is the perfect complement for a get-together with friends and a romantic and intimate stay with your loved ones. I have been so lucky to stay there during different seasons, and I love it: in the summer the bright light in the spacious rooms and the quiet of the outside, invite you to enjoy a relaxing morning in the swimming pool, or a lazy afternoon dozing on and off in the hammocks near the pond. In the winter, the crispy air and the charming surroundings are a great prelude to an evening spent near the fireplace, enjoying the comfort of the living room. Whatever the season, the kitchen is one of my favorite places: it is such a pleasure to have all the comforts and space to plan scrumptious meals while sipping a glass of wine, catching up with your best friend. The fantastic restaurant La Parolina (only 5 minutes away, in Trevinano) with the perfect chefs and hosts Iside and Romano, will grant you the wish of an unforgettable meal, crowned with desserts that you will remember for months to come.
Podere Palazzo is really a splendid place to return to and to step into the rhythm of the Italian countryside. The villages and towns of the area will provide a crash course in the arts and the joys of the local festivities: I could hardly forget dancing in the streets at the "festa contadina" in Acquapendente, or eating in one of the open air tavernas at the Palio of di Citta’ della Pieve.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Rome & Florence
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Chiusi & Fabro
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
A1, Fabro exit
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

Located near S. Casciano dei Bagni, 20 minutes from A1 highway, midway between Rome and Florence, the house is easily accessible, immersed in the tranquility of unspoiled landscape and near many charming historic towns and outdoor activities. 20 minutes away Orvieto will delight any visitor and Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, allows for all kind of water activities. The lovely towns of Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano are 30 minutes away. Monte Rufeno national park across the valley has great hikes and horseback riding facilities. San Casciano dei Bagni 10 minutes away has one of the best Spas and thermal water pools in this part of Italy. The charming towns of Cetona, Citta' della Pieve, Proceno, Sarteano are gems of medieval architecture and boast wonderful festivals and palios in the summer months. Grocery stores, banks, supermarkets are 10 minutes away in the towns of S. Casciano dei Bagni & Acquapendente.

Other Activities: Spas and thermal waters

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Availability & Rates

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San Casciano dei Bagni Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 17 2014
7 night minimum stay
$7,650
 
 
Low Season
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,650
 
 
Xmas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Low Season
Jan 10 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,650
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 18 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,650
 
 
High Season
May 30 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,650
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,650
 

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Notes Contact us to rent this property for long weekends (available in low season only).
Prices are for rental of the full house and its private grounds and they are inclusive of water, electricity, gas, all linens for bedrooms, baths and kitchen.
Prices include final cleaning and mid week cleaning (extra maid service available upon request).
Prices do not include
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Amenities

Amenities

San Casciano dei Bagni Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • All bathrooms are unusually generous in size. They all have access to windows with natural light and great vistas. 3 are private and 1 is shared. The half bath is located at ground level. All full baths are furnished with bidets and some of them have both shower and tub with double sinks and stone counters. The bathroom at ground level is also wheelchair accessible.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • The House has 5 bedrooms of which 1 is located at ground level and the rest at 2nd floor. 4 bedrooms have king size beds and 1 has 2 single beds. 3 bedrooms have private baths and 2 others share a large bathroom with double sink, shower and tub. All bedrooms have a sitting area, built-in closets, wonderful vistas, ceiling fans. One bedroom also has a fireplace and a separate entrance with private balcony.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Private Chef and daily Maid Service are available upon request. We also offer welcome dinners on arrival day, grocery shopping, wine tastings and cooking classes by 2 outstanding chefs. For more information please visit our very own website www.poderepalazzo.com.

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