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Wonderful Villa On Top Of Private Hill With Panoramic Views - Pool & Vineyard

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,563 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Medieval Monastery renovated into an exclusive villa with 12 sleeps

The property is surrounded by nature, in absolute silence and harmony with the green environment, and with breath-taking views in the Tuscany hills. The historic main villa and the depandance are fully equipped with antique and comfortable furniture.

The villa has a large private park which extends on both sides of the hill where the main house is located. The surface of the property is of 27 acres (11 hectares) land, of which 2.5 acres are vineyards as well as olive groves. The private pool is surrounded by nature and with an amazing view of the Tuscany hills. The pool, also surrounded by nature, has sunbeds, sun umbrellas and tables.

The whole property and facilities are not shared with any other owner or guest (except from the single renters - no shared rentals are accepted).

The property’s main body is perched on a cypress-fringed hill, surrounded by green lawns.

The main villa is over 400 m2 divided in 4 floors (of which the top floor is an attic) and is fully furnished with antique and traditional furniture and cutlery, and there is ample use of traditional Tuscan cotto flooring and wooden beams.

The property offers a total of 12 comfortable sleeps.

The main villa includes 2 large living rooms (each with its own fireplace). An ample dining room with table that can accommodate up to 14 guests. One tv room. One Billiard room. Two inside kitchens with dining table as well as an outside wood oven to bake bread and pizza. The main villa has a total of 6 bedrooms of which: 4 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with two single beds, and 1 single bedroom. Each of these rooms has its own bathroom.

On top of the main villa, separated from the house, there is a dependence with a large guest suite double bedroom and bathroom. Outside from the villa there is a terrace with dining table and wonderful view of the valleys.

The front garden is enclosed by beautiful hedges which allow children to play comfortably few meters away from the house. By crossing the garden, few stairs bring to the villa's swimming pool 45 ft (15 m) x 24 ft (8m), which is surrounded by the green hills of Tuscany.

The full property (main villa, depandance, garden, swimming pool) are not shared with any other house-owner and are exclusively available to the villa's guests.

The property is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards that produce D.O.C. (authentic) certified

“Chianti” red and “Malvasia” and “Trebbiano” whites. The winery has been awarded all the three requisites for membership of the Chianti-producing association.

More Details

Gioia Martinotti
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2016

Why Gioia Martinotti chose Val di Chiana

The property is the perfect balance between nature, tradition, history, comfort and relax.

What makes this villa unique

It is unique to stay in a 1600s monastery refurbished into a traditional exclusive villa sorrounded by Tuscany's hills and vinyards, and few kilometers away from enchanting historic towns.

Guestbook comments from the owner

La villa est conforme en tous points à l'annonce. Gioia et Umberto se sont occupés de notre réservation avec professionnalisme. Chaque jour Davide leur employé s'est occupé de la villa, de la piscine et de l'entretien du terrain. Il a répondu à tous nos besoins. Je recommande cet endroit à tout voyageur qui recherche quiétude et plaisirs.
Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
63.1 Kilometres
Aereoporto San Francesco d'Assisi
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
163 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
33 Kilometres
Golf Club Valdichiana
Nearest Train
7.7 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Autostrada del Sole (A1) 'Exit Chiusi'
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
28.2 Kilometres
Castiglione del Lago
Car: recommended

Located on top of a secluded private hill in the heart of Tuscany with wonderful panoramic views of the best Italian wine valleys.

The villa is situated at a height of 592m a.s.l. with 360° commanding view of the colourful surrounding valleys. The enchanting panorama includes also the medieval town of Cetona and the 1150m high mountain called 'Monte Cetona'.

The hill is located in the southern part of the province of Siena (which is approx. 90 km from the villa). The distance to main Italian cities is: approximately 125 km from Florence, 160 km from Rome, and 55 km from Perugia. Other famous and wonderful locations near the villa include Orvieto (55 km), Assisi (80 km), Pienza (40 km) and Montepulciano (30 km). The villa is 15 minutes walk from the town centre of Cetona.

At a walking distance from the villa you can also find Mount Cetona which is a perfect location for hiking within natural reserves and amazing views of the Tuscany landscapes. Just 20km from the villa there is the largest lake of the Italian peninsula called Lake Trasimeno. The Lake Trasimeno is surrounded by wonderful and typical towns, as well as by some beaches and there is the opportunity to rent boats to visit the 3 islands which are located in the centre of the lake. Within 30 km distance from Cetona there are other two wonderful lakes: Chiusi Lake and Montepulciano Lake. The villa is also surrounded by several natural reserves including (within 30km distance) the Riserva Naturale of Monte Rufeno, of Pietraporciana, of Montepulciano and the park of Colfiorito.

The area of Cetona is considered within the best locations for wine and food tasting. The unique and natural wine & food products can be tried in the several taverns and restaurants which are located within the towns and hills surrounding the villa.

Just 2 km from the villa, in the beautiful medieval town centre of Cetona, you can find restaurants, a museum, some bars and shops as well as a supermarket. The restaurants have local products, wines and are family-run businesses where you can taste the best of home-made Italian food. Good restaurants are 'Toscanini', 'Osteria del Merlo' and 'Trattoria del Contadino'.


Cetona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 4563 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , bidet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Dépendance
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

I did not want to leave-- a really beautiful place

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Staying at Villa Paolina was a very special experience. The house is beautiful. A place full of history and peace. The furniture, decorations, art work, fireplaces, floors, tiles are all crafted with care and beauty making this big villa a place where you can easily pass days contemplating or in good company. Umberto and his mother Gioia were helpful throughout and always responded with grace and courtesy to questions. Once we arrived the grounds keepers were very nice and helpful.

It can be a bit tricky to find. Umberto had offered to have the ground's keepers meet us at the highway exit, which would have been a good idea. But once you find the right drive way, it is actually very well-located between Rome and Florence, with many beautiful places to visit nearby.

The listing description was accurate, but the photos do not capture how beautiful this home is.

The property was clean and well-maintained. There were some insects but this is expected for the country.

I will certainly rent this home again. It was a great place to share with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $591.09

The weekly rate applies to a maximum occupancy of 6 people. For parties of more than 6 up to 12 people, €100- per week per additional occupant over and above the sixth is payable. Children up to 3 years of age are free.
For stays equal/longer than 7 nights, cleaning service is mandatory (min. 3 hours), for a total cleaning fee of 3 EUR.
Catering, babysitting and driver service can be provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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