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The original symbol of Tuscany: Villa-pool in the heart of Tuscany, Pienza-Si

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Val d'Orcia - 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 10 beds + 2 chil beds, 500 mt to Pienza


The property consists of the main house and an adjoining annexe. MAIN HOUSE. It is on two levels communicating by stairs both inside and outside. From the entrance on the ground floor you enter a large and cozy lounge with sofas gathered around the fireplace, the side satellite tv. The hall is connected on one side to the kitchen, equipped with pantry area and gateway to the outside window, and on the other to the dining room, also with direct access to the patio door to the garden. A full bath the composition of the plan. Located in the hallway between the kitchen and the dining room are the stairs leading to the upper floor: Here you have two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom with shower; in a common area living room with fireplace (and satellite) that leads to a roof terrace with table and chairs from which you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise (also accessible directly from the ground floor through a flight of exterior stairs). ANNEX. Located approximately 5 m from the house, the ground floor houses a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower (suitable for disabled people). In an annex in front of the house there are the local laundry and a stone structure with barbecue.


In the wide terrain that surrounds the house, set on a farm that stretches for about 22 hectares, it opens the park surrounding the property that occupies an area of ​​3000 square meters and consists of a cozy garden, fully planted in lawn, animated by cypresses, olive trees, roses, gorse, bushes of lavender and rosemary bushes, and assorted flowers in pots. At the exit of the farmhouse window doors are set to relax outdoor areas: a lounge area with sofas and armchairs, a pergola provides shade for a table near the kitchen, and a dining area with a stone table near the BBQ area. The park is a shaded parking with three cars, located at the end of a short access road that runs past the house and allows to easily unload your luggage and groceries.


In an area of ​​quiet and private garden, which offers a special charm scenery of rolling hills that are lost on the horizon, lies the panoramic swimming pool, perfectly integrated into the surrounding countryside in about 20 m from the house, walked along a walkway in the meadow bordered by bushes of rosemary and lavender. A staircase leads to the patio (60 square meters teak. Ca.) embracing on both sides of the pool with a rectangular shape with a constant depth of 1.20m, length and width 8 4. On the attractive terrace you have sun loungers and a shaded area . All around, a large lawn area ideal for children to play. The pool, sanitized with chlorine, has a shower.

Upon arrival it is to take a deposit of €. 1000,00

-The price includes


gas for cooking

weekly linen

initial and final cleaning

maintenance of the park and pool

Internet connection

-The Price does not include

Heating (on consumption rates in effect at the time of stay)

electricity (on consumption rates in effect at the time of stay)

extra cleaning when animals are present (€ 50,00 per animal per week)

City tax (where applicable)

-On demand

extra cleaning (€ 15,00 / hour per cleaner)

extra linen (€ 15,00 / person)

Heating (on consumption rates in effect at the time of stay)

firewood (€ 15,00 / 100 kg)

More Details

Thiago Bernabei Ranieri
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

What makes this farmhouse unique

Impressively restructured in 2016 with attention to both the original taste of the house to the modern comfort.


Pienza Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • azzurra - 1 double
    verde - 2 twin/ single
    Rosa - 1 double
    - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • IN THE GREAT BED-ROOMS, 'GREEN' ADN 'ROSE', THE THIRD BED IS OPTIONAL If required a cot available for children under 3 years.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment is situated at the first floor The swimming pool is open from half June to half September Heating consumption


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(17 traveler reviews)

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The original symbol of Tuscany: Villa-pool in the heart of Tuscany, Pienza-Si
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
New Jersey, USA

Perfection in Pienza

  • 5 of 5

Il Cipressini has undergone a complete transformation and expansion (by incorporating the previously unused ground floor) over the past year or so and the result is stunning. We were the first group to stay since the renovations were complete and it is clear the pride and love Andrea and Elisabetta have for this wonderful villa.

The house has been restored in the most tasteful and appropriate manner possible, and to the highest standards in every respect. All of the bedrooms are quite large, and all have beautiful and spacious en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen, especially by Italian standards, is massive and well appointed. We had a chef in for two nights and he was very happy with the space. The house is bright and airy, though the new windows with shutters can block out all of the sun so you can sleep as late as you want.

The grounds and setting are unmatched. The view in every direction is breathtaking, and changes throughout the day with the light. Sunrise on one side of the house, sunset on the other. There is ample outdoor seating across several locations and a pool that will entice you to stay home all day. It is simply stunning.

The location was a major reason we chose Il Cipressini. We didn’t want to worry about driving and parking, especially after dinner where we enjoyed so much of the local wine. This villa allowed us to leave the cars at home and instead start and end each night with an easy 25 minute walk.

A few things to know:

- The main house has four bedrooms. The fifth can be found in a stand-alone building just outside the back of the house. This worked for us, but is something to be aware of depending upon the composition of your group.

- The house is very photogenic, and you will have people stopping on the road from morning until night taking photos. You will see the house on calendars, travel books, post cards and all manner of things as it represents what so many think of as the perfect Italian villa. This seemed odd at first, but the truth is the road is far enough away from the house that it didn’t feel intrusive. The pool is behind the house and further screened so not visible from the road at all.

- Andrea was very helpful during our planning process, but do note that he does not live nearby. If you are expecting significant support while staying at Il Cipressini please discuss this with him ahead of time.

We have stayed in a few villas now across Italy, and without a doubt Il Cipressini is top-notch. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the description and compliments, we are proud when our guests spend a nice holiday and appreciate what we offer with our property. We hope to always meet the needs of all, we work for this. Thanks and see you soon. Andrea & Elisabetta.
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Pawtucket, RI USA

Just like the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at I Cipressini. The house is absolutely beautiful with plenty of rooms. The vistas took your breath away. We took this house partly because of its proximity to Pienza. We always walked to the morning for our cappuccino and at night for our wonderful dinners. The owners provided a lovely welcome spread. My only suggestion might be for them to provide a few basics that were missing such as dish soap and coffee filters...but this is a minor point. It was really quite perfect and we wish we could live there forever.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the description and compliments, we are proud when our guests spend a nice holiday and appreciate what we offer with our property. We hope to always meet the needs of all, we work for this (it is our habit and welcome policy to equip the house of dish soap and coffee filters). Thanks and see you soon.
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New York, NY, USA

This is the most famous house in Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

Really! No kidding! The house was in our tour guide cover! We noticed that while we were staying there ... "Florence and Tuscany with Kids: Florence and Tuscany Travel Guide 2015". We gave our copy to the owner (Andrea) as appreciation for our wonderful stay. And you will see the house in all king of advertising and merchandising as well. Thank you Andrea!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the description and compliments, we are proud when our guests spend a nice holiday and appreciate what we offer with our property. We hope to always meet the needs of all, we work for this. Thanks and see you soon.
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Beautiful house in a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a beautiful area; friendly and helpful landlord.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I hope to have you back guests. You are two families very pleasant and polite. I give kudos.
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A delightful villa/ A delightful experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spend a wonderful week at the villa I Cipressini in Pienza.

The home was beautiful, very clean, well appointed, and charming. The gardens had beautiful cypresses, herbs, flowers. The owner provided us with a huge bowl of fruit, a huge wheel of local Pecorino cheese as well as olive oil, wine, iced tea, and beer.

Our favorite thing to do was sit out back by the pool and read, eat, swim, and watch a fabulous sun set each evening. It was absolutely private and we felt like we owned the expansive sky and the breath-taking Tuscan landscape.

The location was extra special because we were able to walk into the most lovely town of Pienza - a 20 minute beautiful walk without traffic along one of the most scenic views you could possible imagine. Driving into town took all of 5 minutes.

Our location afforded us great day trips to Montepulciano, Montechiello, S. Quirico, Montalcino, Bagnos di Vignoli. And it took us a little over an hour to drive to Siena which we drove to on our last day.

If there was one thing that I wish were different is that you could hear the whoosh of the passing cars and motorcycles on the state road outside. We did get mostly used to it but would have liked complete silence and peace. Fortunately, you could not hear the cars from the back of the house when we sat outside by the pool, just from the inside of the house and bedrooms. If you are someone who requires absolute silence, you may be somewhat dismayed by the this. However, we did notice that many villas are close to the road.

Overall it was an outstanding experience, and I would highly recommend I Cipressini.

Please note, there are 15 stairs up to the entrance of the villa. Not a problem for us, but may be for some.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the description and compliments, we are proud when our guests spend a nice holiday and appreciate what we offer with our property. We hope to always meet the needs of all, we work for this. Thanks and see you soon. Andrea, Elisabetta e Thiago
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The great place to stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice one week stay at the “I cirprissini” villa. Andrea and his wife were waiting for us (though it we arrived quite late as our flight was delayed), they greeted us and showed us the villa. Everything was clean and worked well. Whenever we had a question Andrea responded fast and helped us to solve the issue. The villa has breathtaking view on the Tuscan hills; we enjoyed having breakfast on the terrace and sipping wine on the lawn behind the house watching the sunset. Unfortunately it was quite cold beginning of May and we could not use the pool, but the pool area looked very nice and secluded as the pool is hidden behind the villa and has beautiful views on the fields. The villa is on the top of the hill so it is quite windy there, which a great is plus if you stay during the hot summer months. Having stayed in different places of Tuscany before we can say that the Val d’Orcha and Pienza are the most beautiful locations. There is so much to see. Pienza is absolute charming and has a lot to offer in terms of food and wine and places to eat, and it’s center is just 10 minutes walk from the villa. Though this time we have enjoyed buying the local specialties and cooking at the villa. The only disturbance was the numerous photographers coming to picture the villa, but after a couple of days we got used to it, and after all it is quite understandable as the villa is so popular and picturesque. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all the appreciations made and we hope to see you again our guests: you will be very welcome. The house is very popular and attracts a lot because its image represents purity and originality of the ancient Tuscan farmhouse: we are committed to maintain this purity in order to make our guests enjoy the natural flavor of our country.
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Nearest Airport
116 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Golf Club Val di Chiana
Nearest Train
31 Kilometres
Chiusi Scalo
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Autostrada A1, gate 'Val di Chiana'
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Amiata mountain
Nearest Beach
152 Kilometres
Castiglio della Pescaia
Car: recommended

Villa I Cipressini is located only 500mt far from PIENZA, in wide tuscany countryside. It is the most photographic house of the area, symbol subject of Siena countryside, showed in many postcards and calendars just because has mantained intact the charm of the old farmhouse and of its agricultural fields, without new external buildings. You don't find here lawns or particulars ornamental trees, but natural shading zone and well keeped country fields,Swimming-pool. . Rooms have been renovated respecting the original disposition and mantaining the old flooring. Just for its location, it is an ideal starting place to visit in the same day important Art cities as SIENA, FIRENZE, ASSISI, PERUGIA, ROMA or to visit MONTALCINO, homeland of famous wine 'BRUNELLO', MONTICCHIELLO. Just 9 Km far you can find the old THERMAL BATHS of BAGNO VIGNONI, and 25 Km GOLF VALDICHIANA. It is therefore the ideal location for people who loves relax, quite and gastronomy.

Other Activities: Thermal Bath - SPA BAGNO VIGNONI


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,230.62
linen+normal cleaning $307.65
Stay tax $1.23 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

biancheria da camera,
biancheria da bagno,
costo elettricità compreso fino a 100kwh settimanali
internet wifi.

-Il prezzo non comprende :
Riscaldamento (a consumo con prezzi in vigore al momento del soggiorno),
Elettricità per consumi superiori a 100kwh sarà richiesto un costo aggiuntivo di €.0,30/kwh,
Pulizia extra in caso di presenza animali (€ 50,00 ad animale a settimana)
Tassa di soggiorno (ove prevista)
pulizie finali e biancheria = €.250,00
riscaldamento = a consumo

anticipo del 30%
60 giorni prima dell'arrivo: saldo
CAUZIONE € 1000,00

Owner'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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