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Country Farmhouse with Magnificient Gardens near Siena, Tuscany - Casa Borgianni

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 nights



Casa Borgianni

The three bedroom top floor has been recently renovated and fitted with wooden floors, stone bathrooms, typical countryside furnisher mixed with some modern Italian design. The apartment includes a scenic double height dining room with a stone staircase, fresco ceiling paints, a bedroom in the old sweetcorn room with a 360 degree view.

About the property

Villa Caprera

Villa Caprera is part of a village built in 1890 in Art Nouveau Style. It is said to be built by Garibaldi's doctor from which the name of Caprera. The place retains its original charm, still offers all modern comforts and facilities thanks to a recent conversion.

Ideally located for visiting Siena and its countryside, the Chianti area, the 'crete senesi' fascinating landscape, the Tuscan seaside, Florence, Pisa, Montalcino, San Gimignano and Pienza. Rome is only two hours away.

A picturesque square with an ancient iron well gives access to the villa; well kept gardens surround the property.

The interiors feature furniture of the Italian design tradition along with modern objects of design. Stylish linens, bed covers and table ware are carefully selected for our guests.

For its elegance, the villa is an ideal accommodation for wedding celebrations, honeymoons, romantic escapes.

More Details

Simona Bencini
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am back in Australia after a wonderful 6 week holiday. The highlight was the week in Siena in your family’s apartment. It was even more beautiful than the photos on the web and exceeded our expectations. Your parents were so welcoming and so attentive – your mother particularly was so friendly and generous. I was only disappointed that I didn’t see her before she went to Sardinia to thank her for making our trip so memorable. Your nonna too was delightful and we had a little chat every day – my Italian improved so much over the week as I conversed with your family. My sister had a very happy 60th birthday thanks to your hospitality. I will certainly be recommending it to my friends as a great place to be based in Tuscany.

So please pass on my thanks to your family for their generous hospitality and thank you too for your helpfulness in arranging our visit.
Sep 2010
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Siena Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Check in by appointment. max 1 hour window between 2-8 pm. Appointment fixed in advance, not on the day. No arrivals after 10pm
  • Documents copies in advance for authorities.
  • Keep the house in good conditions and avoid noise. Take rubbish to refuse island. Must read house information provided.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , twin wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , wash basin
  • Bathrooms have travertine and wooden finish and luxury fittings. The main bathroom features a bath located in front of the window where you can relax looking at the greenery outside. The main bathroom has also an enclosed shower and the area dedicated to the toilet and bidet is separated. We provide towels and soap for your use. There is also an independent laundry room with a wash basin and washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Cot added under request. It may go in any bedroom.
  • The main bedroom features corner windows. The Corn bedroom, in the raised portion of the house, has windows on all 4 sides and view toward the countryside and Siena. The third bedroom is a low ceiling cosy room. In special occasions we are able to provide another bed in this room. The cot is put in the apartment only if requested. We provide high quality traditional linens and blankets.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • tennis
We can provide a private chef. This service is not included in the rent. The end of stay cleaning is included in the rent; extra cleaning and maid service can be booked and paid separately. Please let us know in advance if any of these services is required. We can also provide cooking lessons. They can either be held at the house or at the school. A driver with luxury people carrier is available for airport transfer and for tours; we are happy to help with the booking, but prices must be discussed directly with the driver. Horse riding available.


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Casa Borgianni
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews
Tampa, FL

Country living in the middle of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We 5 all thoroughly enjoyed this charming top half of the house, overlooking Siena from what felt like a country estate. Lovely farmhouse feel with elegant furnishings and outside seating and exploring space made formed an excellent base from which to explore the marvelous tuscan hilltowns, Siena, florence, even Pisa and Cinqueterre. or you could just sit at home and relax, with the church bell the only thing to break the silence. Had some wonderful family meals in the dining room with well fitted kitchen and vegetables from the garden supplied by mother of the house. Great grocery shopping close by and of course a good choice of good Italian restaurants close by. Having a car is a great advantage. The VRBO coordinates were off but the coordinates 43°18'09.4N 11°18'50.8E are spot on. Simona was very responsive to all our requests for assistance. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collinsville, IL

Amazing Villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Caprera for a week and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this amazing Villa. We were greeted by our host - she was so friendly and her pride in the home showed as she walked us around the Villa, opening windows and showing us the amenities. She provided a lovely homemade dessert, a bottle of wine, coffee and other items to welcome us. The home was beautiful and so well maintained. Our every need was met and we were comfortable and felt right at home our entire stay. We loved how cozy the home felt and thought the paintings on the ceilings and the antique furnishings were so charming. The beds were very comfortable. Our daughter stayed in the roof top bedroom and slept every night with all the windows open. We woke to the sound of roosters and birds and fresh breezes blowing in through the windows. In late afternoon, we sat on the back patio and enjoyed wine and amazing views of Siena in the near distance. Because Siena was so close, we could get to town so easily, which was so convenient for shopping and dinner and wonderful walks about town.

We would go back in a heartbeat! Villa Caprera felt like home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It has been a pleasure to have you as our guests. Please come back and visit us again soon.
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Beauty and comfort in gorgeous surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the Noble apartment in October. The apartment is just beautiful with comfortable beds, lovely modern bathrooms and everything you could want in a kitchen (also everything was spotless). The house is from the ninetheenth century but has been very tastefully modernized. The top bedroom is spectacular with Windows on all sides and the most marvellous views. I don't think the photos really can do it justice. The living room had a big comfy sofa with a good size tv. Someone said in a previous review the WiFi was weak but we had zero problems with it.

The owners were kindness itself with a fresh baked pie waiting for us along with essential supplies such as milk etc. and a bottle of sparkling wine.. They were also incredibly helpful when my husband developed a medical problem and had to see a doctor (taking us there and translating for us, so kind) The house is in a peaceful scenic area with great views of Siena which is a short drive away. It is also a great spot for exploring the surrounding countryside. We had a car but it is possible to without one if so inclined. There is a deli within walking distance and a bus stop where you can catch a bus to go into Siena. If you decide to rent a car, get a small one. Some of the roads off the main arteries are very narrow and winding. Siena itself was very pretty with some excellent restaurants. We had such a great time. We would go back to stay in the villa a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Villa with Fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Villa Caprera for 2 weeks and loved coming home after a day of touring to relax in style. We were greeted upon arrival by the family who were gracious and welcoming-complete with treats including a bottle of wine and a cake! We were given a tour of the home and shown how to operate the appliances. The villa is updated in the kitchen and bathrooms and furnished with lovely antiques. The DVD player could be improved upon but the TV was great. The photos are very accurate and show the true beauty of the villa. In the middle of our 2 week stay the villa was cleaned and linens changed. The towels and linens are high quality and plentiful.

There is a village deli for quick items and a local grocery within a 5 minute drive.

I recommend a GPS to travel in the area and it located the village Costafabbri easily.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merveilleux séjour

  • 4 of 5

Cet appartement est vraiment superbe, complet, bien équipé et très bien situé à un jet de pierre de Siena. L'accueil par la mamn est agréable et elle fait tout ce qu'elle peut pour vous aider, vous renseigner, ... et rendre ainsi votre séjour encore plus merveilleux, tout en restant très discrète. A recommander

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Picture Perfect Location and views to die for

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the perfect spot to stay if you are in Tuscany and want a central location for exploring the nearby hill towns. It is only 3 km from downtown Siena. You really can see Siena out of the bedroom window! The unit is in the upstairs part of the villa, which is situated at the end of a very small road with several absolutely charming villas surrounding a central courtyard. Truly a perfect setting with stunning views, olive groves, a monastery up the hill, ringing bells and roosters crowing in the morning. I felt like I was in a movie set. The villa has been updated beautifully. The kitchen has anything you could imagine if you want to cook in. The bathrooms were state of the art and spotless. Even the bed linens were of the finest quality. We were met with fresh flowers, a bottle of local wine, coffee and staples to get us started. Wonderful hospitality! There is a great little restaurant within walking distance-good food and good value. There is also a small grocery store for basics. You can catch a bus into Siena at the end of the small road, although we had a car so never used the bus. Very quick access to the autostrada and touring small towns nearby was a breeze. Renting with Simona was very easy via email and she always responded to emails promptly. She even gave us some advice on renting a car.

Three minor issues...

1. The "air conditioning" is lame at best. We specifically looked for places to stay with a/c since we visited in the heat of August (100 F every day). Technically, there is A/C-There are two small wall units in two of the bedrooms (not the master) and they did absolutely nothing to cool the place down. Not even sure they were working properly. At night we would open all the shutters and windows and it would cool down but there were a couple of very warm and uncomfortable nights. There are no screens which didn't really matter since there weren't any bugs!

2. The wifi is very weak. Not a big deal to us since we weren't there to go online but it was slow.

3. Ask for directions from downtown Siena. We had a GPS but the small village of Costafabbri where the villa is located was not found by our unit. We spend a good 35 minutes driving around in circles trying to find it.

Overall, this rental far exceeded expectations. I would definitely stay here again-not in August though! It looks exactly like the pictures and we loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Centre of Siena
"Architecture, Art, Shopping, Dining"
Piazza del Duomo
"Architecture and Art"
Palazzo Pubblico e Museo Civico
"Architecture and Art"
Cantine de Castello di Brolio
"Wine Tour, Architecture, Countryside exploration"
Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
"Architecture, Art and Food"
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
"Architecture and Art"
prada space
The Mall Outlet Centre
Osteria le Logge
"Fine Dining"
La Taverna di San Giuseppe
"Food and Wine"
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
"Art and Architecture"
Tower of Mangia
Abbey of Sant'Antimo
"Architecture and Art"
Santa Maria della Scala
"Art and Architecture"
Massa Marittima
"Architecture, Art, Food and Wine"
Historic Center of Florence
"Architecture, Art, Food and Shopping"
Castiglione Della Pescaia
"Seaside, swimming, sunbathing"
San Gimignano
"Architecture, Wine and Food"
"Architecture, Art, Wine, Food and Local Culture"
"Architecture and Food"
"Wine, Food and Architecture"
Bagno Vignoni
"Thermal bath"
Castellina In Chianti
"Wine, Food, Architecture"
Punta Ala
"Seaside, swimming and sunbathing"
Abbazia di San Galgano
La Bottega del 30
"Fine Dining"
Cantina Antinori
Barone Ricasoli Spa Agricola
San Gusmé
"Village tour"
Il Mulino di Quercegrossa
Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Villa Cennina
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
66 Kilometres
Florence Certosa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
in Siena
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Monte Amiata, Abbadia San Salvatore
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

Villa Caprera is a farmhouse in the countryside 3 km from Siena. It is an ideal location for visiting the famous city, the Chianti countryside and the towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Pienza and San Galgano and for attending Siena's Palio.

Beautiful wineries in the area are open to the public for visit and wine testing of Brunello, Chianti and Nobile and olive oil production

Close to the villa is the ancient Monastery, built in the X sec AC.

The thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and Petriolo are popular attractions.

The Maremma sandy beaches are 1 hour drive from Caprera.

Other Activities: Canoe and kayak, hot air balloon trips, go kart, hunting, bird watching.


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