This 3000 square meters estate was a farming village passed between wealthy Tuscan families for centuries, populated by sharecroppers who worked the surrounding farmland for their livelihood – as the first trace in history, a tax and land audit from 1318 about the hamlet has been found. Thick stone walls, terracotta tiled floors, exposed wooden beams, fireplaces: located in panoramic position, the estate includes twenty-two bedrooms arranged around its central square, allowing it to function as its own community.
Gathering spaces include a formal dining room and outdoor dining terrace, a living room with grand piano and study, media room, library, bar, conference facility and ballroom accommodating up to seventy guests, a cantina and wine tasting room, a professional teaching kitchen, an interior arcaded courtyard, extensive lawn and garden spaces with various shaded benches and a gazebo. Recreational facilities also include a 60-foot oval swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, spa, a tennis, a basketball and a boules court. Individual suites are ample, luxurious, and private, while the public spaces are intended to encourage coming together in all the forms that might take: such gatherings most often include family reunions and special get-togethers, academic reunions, and retreats for groups united by special interests such as wine, cooking, art, architecture, music, history, biking or other athletic pursuits. It also serves as a place for corporate retreats and team-building.
This is the grand manor house whose foundations date to the fourteenth century. The renovations took the ancient building to a level of modern comfort without compromising the original integrity of its design or the spirit of its old stone walls and rustic ceiling beams. Here resides most of the common room areas of the estate.
It features 10 bedrooms.
Dependance 1 – Lira
In the center of the estate main piazza, this dependance accommodates up to four guests in two en-suite bedrooms on one level. The common areas include a comfortable living and dining area with a fireplace, a table for four, and a kitchenette. French doors open onto a private terrace overlooking the hills and the nearby town.
Features 2 bedrooms.
Dependance 2 – Libra
This dependance provides living space and privacy for up to four guests in two bedroom suites on the ground floor. The open floor plan features a kitchen with a dining table that seats six; and a living area with a cast-iron woodstove surrounded by sofas and banquette seating. The dining and living areas open onto a private terrace that overlooks Buonconvento and is perfectly situated to catch the sunrise.
Features 2 bedrooms.
Dependance 3 – Orione
The largest of the freestanding villas, this dependance accommodates up to ten guests in five bedrooms. The décor is warm and comfortable with an earthy palette. The great room on the ground floor encompasses a living area with sofas and fireplace, an open dining space with a dining table for twelve guests, and a kitchen with an island and breakfast nook. Three sets of French doors open onto a patio that overlooks the valley. The patio also serves as an outdoor dining terrace with a table for eight below a thatched canopy. The bedroom on the ground floor has a private entrance on a side patio.
Features 5 bedrooms.
Dependance 4 – Andromeda
Once serving the Borgo as its chapel, this dependance is a warm private house with four en- suite bedrooms to accommodate up to eight guests. Upstairs, three bedrooms provide excellent views of Montalcino and the Val d’Orcia. The main level has an airy, open floor plan which includes a living room with fireplace, kitchen with dining table and separate dining room with a landscaped view. Among its four spacious bedrooms, the main-floor bedroom opens onto the grassy areas through French doors.
Features 4 bedrooms.
Each dependance has its own kitchen.
The wellness center is located 100 meters from the main building.
This property includes a regular hard tennis court in synthetic material, available for guests. The tennis court is rectangular, circa 23.77 meters long and 8.23 meters wide. It is not illuminated at night and is fully equipped with rackets and balls.
Half of the tennis field has two baskets installed to enjoy your basketball matches.
Situated in the most tranquil of settings on a rural hillside in the province of Siena in central Tuscany, the estate is located directly on the historic Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome. It connected the monastic stopovers of Monte Oliveto and Sant Antimo and most likely hosted scores of pilgrims, merchants and adventurers through the centuries.
The hamlet own piazza was both a crossroads of the world and a place where the day-to-day personal interactions fundamental to life took place over hundreds of years.