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Villa IL MANDORLO charming Villa between Pienza and Montepulciano

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,121 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 beautiful bedrooms with bathroom ensuite and private relaxing swimmingpool

Villa Il Mandorlo is one of the three Villas of Casali Cellini. It is located amidst the gently rolling Tuscan hills, between Pienza and Montepulciano, complitely surrounded by organic plantations. The rooms have been decorated with colours that recall the typical plants of the area, from red Rosehip to bright orange Strawberry tree, as well as the unmistakeable shade of Lavender and pinky-orange pomegranate.Careful restoration, using original period materials, has maintained the style of the farm and ensured an ancient atmosphere.Stylish and spacious bathrooms, equipped with bathtub, shower and all amenities to complete intimate privacy during your stay. A separate day toilet serves the livingroom area.A spacious livingroom is situated on the ground floor. At one extremity is a gracious kitchen with blue toned walls, and on the opposite end a cozy reading area by the fireplace. The manger doubles as a small library with books in various languages.Directly outside the living room you access the patio area, shaded by a magnificent wisteria. You can admire the breathtaking views of the swimming pool and the gentle Tuscan hills in the background. A unique spot for “al fresco” dining, by the traditional wood burning oven. A few metres from the beautiful outside pergola, under which you can enjoy a pleasant lunch and dinner, you will find a lovely organic kitchen garden where you can pick the fresh vegetables yourselves.The large private garden with a panoramic swimming pool looking out over Montepulciano is equipped with a barbecue where you and your friends can cook.Under the portico a characteristic wood oven is available to make pizzas and home-made bread.

Dogs are welcome !

FUNS are provided in the bedrooms during hot Season

More Details

Property Manager
Mariacristina Cellini
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Mariacristina Cellini

I was born and grew up in Treviso, colse to Venice . My grandmother was from Tuscany so we often spent holidays in this magic land . I took agriculture degree in Padova and then I have been running my family organic farm in Veneto for many years. My deep love for Tuscany made me tranfer here with all my family, 5 years ago . We bought this property in 2011 and others two, we are now restoring, in 2012. We really fell in love with this amazing land and true people. Everything here is full of poetry and history.

Mariacristina Cellini purchased this villa in 2011

Why Mariacristina Cellini chose Torrita di Siena

Villa Il MAndorlo is located amidst the gently rolling Tuscan hills, between Pienza and Montepulciano. The location is fantastic , just in heart of Tuscany . You can visit Florence , Siena , Perugia , Assisi and other beutiful towns such as Montichiello Montalcino BAgno Vignoni . The view is really amazing and the Villa is exactly what I you need for your holiday

What makes this villa unique

You can see amazing sunstes having dinner under the gazebo or laying at the swimmingpool .You can have a relaxing massage close to the pool surrounded by nature. You can do truffle hunting in the truffle reserve close to the Villa . You can have private chef at the Villa who prepare for you a typical Tuscan dinner or do cooking class .


Torrita di Siena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3121 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 8:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lavender - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Pomegranate - toilet , tub , bidet
    Rosehip - toilet , shower , bidet
    Strawberry Tree - toilet , shower , bidet
    Toilet - toilet , serving the living room
  • Lavender bathroom is a big bathroom with ancient bath tub and big shower ; Rosehip bath room has big shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lavender - 1 queen
    Rosehip - 2 twin/ single
    Strawberry Tree - 1 queen , Double sinks inside the bedroom
    Pomegranate - 1 queen , Bathtube and sink inside the bedroom ( separated toilet )
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Truffle hunting, wine tasting , typical Tuscan dinner , relaxing massage , cooking class , extra cleaning during the week , extra change of linen and towels ON REQUEST


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Villa IL MANDORLO charming Villa between Pienza and Montepulciano
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A great family location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Regello is a perfect place for a family holiday, located between the villages / towns of Montefollonico, Pienza and Montepulciano. The grounds are secluded affording great views across the hills. The pool is a safe enough distance from the house that small children can be watch / run after if needs be.

The house itself is well appointed and has everything you might need for a stay; we self catered all week and found the kitchen has everything one might need. The outdoor dining area under the wisteria is a delight and the Swallows nesting in the beams add to the country feel.

Bathrooms are all newly refurbished and the whole place has old world charm with modern comforts (don't expect to download a movie at super fast broadband speeds however).

We were a party of seven, across three generations, from Grandma to toddler and would thoroughly recommend staying here. We have been coming to the Val D'Orcia for many years and Villa Regello is a place to return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top location and house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week in this wonderful house in the heart of Tuscany and wished we could have stayed longer! The view is spectacular and relaxing, you look out over the rolling Tuscan hills, it's quiet and surrounded by nature. The house is in an traditional style, comfortable and well equipped.The pool is nice and very clean. You can make day trips to all the lovely places in the neighbourhood (Pienza, Montepulciano,...). The friendly owners help out with anything you could require (they even moved all our belongings from this villa to their other villa -very nice as well- where we stayed one more week) We hope to be back soon! We can totally recommend this pleasant country house, where you immediately feel at home 'as a local' (far away from the touristic crowds)! A big hugggg and thank you to Mariachristina and her husband)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Tuscan Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Reggello far exceeded every expectation! From my initial email exchange with Mariacristina to the final checkout at the villa itself, every detail was handled quickly and with the highest levels of professionalism. Throughout the entire rental process, Mariacristiona and her family became more than just landlords: they became lifelong friends! There are so many positive issues that a comprehensive list is impossible to assemble, so here are a few comments and suggestions for potential travellers:

The villa itself actually looks much better in person than in the online photos. The views are stunning, it is surrounded by fragrant flowers and herbs and the interior is perfectly renovated to accommodate either a large family or group of travellers.

Mariacristina is an indispensible asset for extra activities in the area. She was able to suggest, and in most cases reserve, perfect venues for all of the travelers in my group. From restaurants with magical views of the Tuscan sunset to an unprecedented birthday celebration for my wife at a Montepulciano restaurant, her suggestions were perfect in every way.

We utilized The Tuscan Chef, coordinated through Mariachristina, for an “in home” meal and a separate cooking class. Both of these events were great fun and incredibly delicious. Highly recommended!

For those interested in wine, Mariacristina suggested a driving service for a single day, four winery “Tasting Tour” with lunch. It was a great combination of Brunelli and Nobile wineries, with special tours that included cellars, special tastings and even a stroll through a vineyard. Highly recommended!

Since my group included four couples, one bedroom was easily reconfigured from two twin beds to a single “king size” bed. Yoga mats were even provided!

Mariacristina’s natural products are incredible!

Regrets: We were so busy that I did not have an opportunity hunt for truffles or cook pizza in the outside brick oven. Hint: The Tuscan Chef will provide a great Napoli crust recipe and Mariacristina will coordinate the heating of the oven with a fire. Next time…..

Yes, we will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Villa

  • 5 of 5

The home is well maintained with lovely grounds. A quiet location with stunning views of the Tuscan hills. Our group fit nicely in the beautifully decorated bedrooms and appreciated the private baths it offered. Close to wonderful historic towns and good restaurants. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nirvana in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This villa is carefully and beautifully maintained by the owner and is the perfect combination of elegance and comfort. The pool is amazing; a slate oasis that is cleaned each day--absolutely pristine. Mariacristina, the owner and host, is very responsive and was kind and flexible with our last minute changes to our plans.The suggested chefs were excellent and the outdoor dining was so enjoyable after long days touring around Tuscany. The grounds are stunning and the views from the photos do not accurately portray the beauty surrounding the villa from every direction. I can't say enough about how perfect this was for our families.

My only note of caution is to be aware that screens are not on the windows. But the breeze felt fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our week at the villa was the highlight of our stay in Italy. It is a beautiful property that exceeded our expectations in every way. You can tell the owner spent a good amount of time perfecting every detail. Every room feels plucked from a magazine.

The house feels very private, it is tucked away on a small road in the countryside and sits on a hill surrounded by expansive views of rolling farmland. We spent a good amount of time at the large pool just taking in the scenery.

The villa is ideally located at a very short drive from both Montepulciano and Montefollonico where there are several excellent restaurants, wine and cheese shops. As well as near charming towns such as Pienza and Monticchiello. We spent a week exploring the area around the villa and felt like we had only seen a fraction of what was there.

The host, Mariacristina, was very helpful both before and during our stay, giving great recommendations and helping us set up plans in the area. Through her we booked a private cooking class at the villa, which was a lot of fun and resulted in one of our favorite meals on our trip.

We can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review . I am very glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Reggello . It was a really pleasure to help you. I look forward to having you again Mariacristina
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Osteria delle noci
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Torrita di Siena
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Castiglione della pescaia
Car: necessary

Villa Il Mandorlo is located amidst the gently rolling Tuscan hills, between the wonderful towns of Pienza and Montepulciano, just a short distance from the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni.

Here, far from the bustle of the city and the roar of the traffic, immersed in a landscape like a painting, where the air has a special scent, time seems to slow down, days become longer

and sunsets delight the heart.

Just 10 minutes away is Montepulciano, a delightful town, famous not only for its countless works of art, but also for its vineyards that colour the landscape with the changing seasons and producing a world famous wine - Nobile di Montepulciano.

In the heart of the Val d’Orcia, also just 10 minutes away, is Pienza, a real gem and the dream made reality of Pope Pius II, the emblem of a Renaissance concept of the “Ideal City” and a UNESCO world heritage site, full of atmosphere, scents, real people and ancient vestiges.

Don’t miss a visit to the enchanting square of Bagno Vignoni,

a truly unforgettable place with its ancient 52°C spring water bath, completely surrounded by Medieval and Renaissance buildings.

For fashion lovers: Valdichiana Outlet Village is 20 km away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $611.62

HEATING ON CONSUMPTION ( 5 € per cubic metre) .
Extra beds (max 2) 70 € per week ( more than 8 people) . If you need baby cot 50€ per week . High chairs provided ( please ask for them )

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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