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Villa Muri Antichi

Sarteano — Siena and Val D'Orcia

Villa Muri Antichi (namely “ancient walls”) is a gorgeous villa superbly set in one of Tuscany’s most evocative areas, on the top of a hill (at 900 meters) with a magnificent view of the valley below, in the enchanting Val d’Orcia. The villa, surrounded by spellbinding landscapes, is part of the extensive Monteverdi estate (which includes other private villas as well as a boutique hotel) and offers top-notch accommodation in a truly exceptional location. Ideal for relaxing, vacations, Villa Muri Antichi is also the perfect starting point for enticing visits of the area’s many attractions. A splendid venue for an enlightening Tuscan experience.

  • Villa Muri Antichi in Siena and Val D'Orcia Tuscany

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Magnificently set in the midst of Val d’Orcia’s magical scenery,  on the top of a hill, with magnificent views of the surroundings, Villa Muri Antichi is a peaceful, enchanted oasis. Part of the Monteverdi estate, which includes 2 other villas, a boutique hotel and charming private chapel, Villa Muri Antichi dates back to the Middle Ages. Still showing its perfectly preserved original structure and sturdy ancient stone walls, and carefully, beautifully restored by Ilaria and Giorgio Miani (among Italy’s most renowned and celebrated interior designers and architects) the Villa boasts a unique character and a perfect blend of ancient and modern.

The ceilings and staircases have been superbly restored using local wood, flagstone and granite, and stylish contemporary furnishings, state-of-the-art modern facilities, guaranteeing full comfort and relaxation.

The 6 double bedrooms all feature king-size beds are exquisitely furnished with tasteful custom-built furniture, sophisticated finishes and lighting and deluxe hand-dyed linens. The bathrooms, all en-suite, are extensive and feature marble and hand-carved sinks. The communal areas are  welcoming, elegant and comfortable: the living area includes TV viewing and library areas (with a large fire place), and a charming wine cellar is located on the lower ground floor, while the ground level features a tasteful  dining room and lovely kitchen, fully equipped with the latest appliances and up-to-date facilities… ideal for tasty Tuscan cooking!

Splendidly located in one of Val d’Orcia’s most evocative spots, on the top of a lovely hill, the villa is part of the ancient Monteverdi hamlet, a luxurious carefully restored estate which includes two other luxury villas, a boutique hotel, and a charming Church/chapel.

Villa Muri Antichi is the perfect starting point to discover the surroundings, and enjoy unique excursions and cultural visits, and some of Tuscany’s most spectacular ancient towns are a convenient 30 to 50 minute drive through breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

San Quirico d’Orcia - with its splendidly preserved Medieval walls and turrets - and Montepulciano - boasting magnificent Renaissance palaces, imposing 15th century walls and home to the famed “vino nobile” wine—are both just half an hour away from the villa. Montalcino (45 minutes from the villa) appears imposingly atop a hill surmounted by the majestic 13th century fortress and is world-celebrated as birthplace of the prized Brunello wine; this delightful town offers gorgeous palaces, precious artwork and fascinating alleys full of quaint workshops and gastronomic specialty shops. The lovely Trasimeno lake, with its shimmering waters and banks dotted by quaint ancient villages, ideal for lovely walks and boat excursions, is located at a pleasant 40 minutes drive.

Villa rental includes several services: Use of property’s fitness area, a state of the art private gym, with aerobic equipment and weights, shared with guests of all villas. Use of property’s swimming pool, shared with guests of hotel and villas. Laundry service provided free of charge (guests may leave items to be laundered in the laundry bag provided; staff will collect and return within 24 hours) Complimentary breakfast at the hotel’s Café from 8:00to11:30AM.

  • Large private park 
  • WIFI 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Safe 
  • Fireplace

The Villa

  • 6 double bedrooms all with king size beds and ensuite marble bathrooms
  • 1 living room, including TV area and library
  • 1 kitchen
  • 1 dining room
  • 1 terrace
  • 1 wine cellar
  • 1 guest bathroom
  • Parking available

 Villa rental includes several services:

  • Use of property’s fitness area, a state of the art private gym, with aerobic equipment and weights, shared with guests of all villas. 
  • Use of property’s swimming pool, shared with guests of hotel and villas. 
  • Laundry service provided free of charge (guests may leave items to be laundered in the laundry bag provided; staff will collect and return within 24 hours) 
  • Daily maid service for bedroom and bathroom cleaning
  • Complimentary breakfast at the hotel’s Café from 8:00to11:30AM.

Useful information and distances

  • Sarteano, typical town offering all necessary shops and basic facilities, Transfer time: 10/12 minutes by car 
  • The closest airport is Florence Airport, Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car 

 Main places of interest and distances

  • Siena, Transfer time: 1 hour by car Florence, Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car 
  • San Gimignano, Transfer time: 1 hour and 40 minutes by car 
  • Montalcino, Transfer time: 45 minutes by car 
  • San Quirico d’Orcia, Transfer time: 40 minutes by car 
  • Lake Trasimeno, Transfer time: 40 minutes to 1 hour by car 
  • The closest golf course is in Valdichiana, Transfer time: 40 minutes by car 
  • The closest horseback riding facilities are in Sarteano, Transfer time: 12 minutes by car 
  •  There are numerous spas in Chianciano Terme, Transfer time: 12 minutes by car
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Sleeps 12 + 2
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Weekly rate upon request  

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