Villa La Selva – Main Villa

Villa La Selva - Main Villa

Ambra — Siena and Val D'Orcia

Rising in a superb position of the Tuscan countryside, amidst vineyards, olive groves and green fields, Villa La Selva is a splendid wine estate, producing SuperTuscan wines and a delectable Vin Santo. The property offers several charming homes for authentic Tuscan vacations. The property, privately owned and managed, is a marvelous vacation retreat. The extensive grounds include a bountiful orchard, green fields and resplendent vineyards, and host the estate wine shop (and the owners’ villa) as well as two swimming pools, a tennis court and a bocce court.

The main villa is a restored Medici country house: a perfect example of an aristocratic countryside mansion. Splendidly furnished, it boasts luxurious facilities and an elegant yet genuine atmosphere. Offering heavenly views, dazzling grounds, an authentic atmosphere, all at a short drive from the countless attractions of Tuscany’s art cities and picturesque villages, Villa La Selva provides the ideal premises for an unforgettable Tuscan vacation!






A spectacular countryside estate, in one of the most beautiful spots of the famed Chianti region, surrounded by resplendent and peaceful fields, silvery olive groves and luxuriant vineyards. Villa La Selva is a striking private property strategically located at a short, scenic drive from Tuscany’s countless attractions and exquisite ancient villages and just 30 minutes from Siena’s mesmerizing ancient city center.

Villa La Selva is the ideal location for those discerning travelers wishing to be able to enjoy the relaxing rhythms of the Tuscan countryside and discover its authentic heart and soul. The estate is comprised of several buildings and a various accommodation options, making it the ideal venue for large parties: family reunions, friends’ get-togethers or destination weddings – and also for small families’/groups’ breaks or vacations.

The ancient estate is comprised of the main villa, a gorgeous 16th century building accommodating up to 14 guests, a restored farmhouse, with 4 independent apartments, as well as another charming independent apartment.

Villa La Selva boasts carefully groomed extensive private grounds. Each apartment has its own fenced garden for private use. The property features two swimming pools as well: one in front of the villa, for private use of guests of the villa, and another, located close to the farmhouse, is at disposal of all guests (villa guests, barn apartment guests and farmhouse apartments’ guests).

The main villa & 1 bedroom garden apartment

Built on the remnants of the ancient 1600s building that used to rise here the main villa at Villa La Selva is a perfect example of aristocratic countryside mansion. Superbly refurbished and restored, the villa boasts an authentic Tuscan atmosphere, enhanced by elegant touches and nature all around. A small very comfortable and fully air-conditioned 1-bedroom apartment rises in the garden, near the swimming pool.

The villa accommodates up to 12 guests in its 6 spacious, refined and exquisitely furnished guestrooms. Each bedrooms has its own ensuite deluxe marble bathroom, including all modern amenities, ensuring guests enjoy exclusive privacy and perfect comfort.

The communal areas are all on the ground floor, and are elegant and welcoming: with warm furnishings and tasteful Tuscan dècor, with various options for relaxing, dining and entertaining. The entertaining areas include the entrance hall (with cloakroom), lovely country-style kitchen with fireplace which leads to the lovely ground floor outdoor terrace ideal for alfresco meals. The living area is a splendid spacious open space comprised of a fireplace, comfortable armchairs and sofas, a TV, as well as a “music area” with a lovely piano.

The villa and little apartment are marvelously encased in the spellbinding ambiance of the lovely terraced garden “Giardino all’italiana”. The garden’s higher level features a striking sycamore-lined road as well as an exquisite private chapel. The lower garden hosts the barn apartment and swimming pool (with adjacent changing room and shower) and a very large room (once the villa’s wine cellar) ideal for parties and receptions.

A special, exclusive oasis-like retreat, perfect for unforgettable family reunions, destination weddings or groups of fun-loving friends. Stylish, elegant and authentic, the main villa and gardens at Villa La Selva offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle experience: a taste of genuine Tuscan noble grandeur and elegance.


The Villa

1.000 square metres (about 10760 square feet) of private grounds, including orchard and lawns
Swimming pool
Automatic gate
Automatic outdoor lighting Barbeque
Use of the tennis court and bocce court (in common use with Barn and Farmhouse apartments guests)
Satellite TV
DVD player
2 fireplaces
Amenities: complimentary kit with soap bar, bath foam, shampoo, body lotion
Parking available for up to 10 cars


Rooms Main Villa&Garden Apartment:

Main building:

  • 6 double bedrooms all with ensuite marble bathrooms 
  • 1 entrance hall 
  • 1 large country-style kitchen, with fireplace
  • 1 furnished ground floor terrace (off kitchen), with gazebo 
  • 1 dining room  
  • 1 courtyard 
  • 1 large open space living area with fireplace which includes a living room, TV room and music room (with piano) 
  • 1 panoramic terrace 
  • 1 guest bathroom (ground floor) 
  • 1 large open space room (ex-cellar) close to pool 
  • Garden apartment: 1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom

Maid service: bedroom and bathroom cleaning for 3 hours per day. Additional maid service available at a fee. 


Useful information and distances

  • The closest town is Ambra, a charming town with all the necessary shops and basic facilities. Transfer time:  10 minutes
  • The closest airport is Florence Airport. Transfer time: 1 hour and 10 minutes by car

Main places of interest and distances

  • Siena, Transfer time: 35 minutes by car Arezzo, Transfer time: 45 minutes by car
  •  Gaiole in Chianti, Transfer time: 45 minutes by car
  • Florence, Transfer time: 1 hour and 10 minutes by car
  • San Gimignano, Transfer time: 1 hour and 10 minutes by car
  • Montalcino, Transfer time: 1 hour and 10 min by car
  • The closest golf course is Valdichiana golf, Transfer time: 35 minutes by car
  •  (Tennis court is on site, in the villa’s grounds)
  • The closest horseback riding facilities are in Scandicci, Transfer time: 15 minutes by car
  • The closest Spa is in Rapolano Terme, Transfer time: 15 minutes by car