Villa Vianci is an ancient elegant mansion dating back to the eighteenth century, located in the heart of Chianti, just 17 km away from Siena and 45 Km from Florence. It is located on a perched position on a hill above the old town of Staggia Senese.
Recently subjected to a fine renovation and restoration, that has enhanced tyipical charm of the Tuscan villas without altering the original structure, Villa Vianci is today an ideal place to enjoy a pleasant and exclusive stay under the Tuscan sun and to visit the most important art cities of the area. The villa has an area of 500 m² and can easily accommodate 12 people.
The ground floor shows the great staterooms typical of the b On the right side of the large entrance there is a wide and bright living room which is the largest and oldest building (120 sq.m.). Featured by great vaults is enhanced by a rare fireplace in green marble and is furnished with luxurious and antique furniture. From here a door window leads to the sunny terrace of lemons.
Returning to the entrance hall, from which you can access to two service bathrooms, an ancient stone staircase leads to first floor.
Outside the villa is surrounded by a fully fenced park of 3000 sqm. On the large area in front of the villa there is a verdant gazebo suitable for outdoor dining. On the sides of the villa are an elegant terrace of lemons and a romantic grove of cedars and holm-oaks. In a secluded area on the back of the villa, nestled among cypress and olive trees, is the swimming pool surrounded by a large green lawn.
There is also a second floor, with separate access, that is the apartment of the caretaker who, with absolute discretion, will always be available for any requirement. We want to underline that, where not otherwise indicated, all internal and external spaces are at the exclusive guests disposal.
The villa and its park are perfect for small ceremonies and celebrations like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.
On the left side of the entrance there is an elegant well-lit dining room with three windows overlooking the park of the Villa. From the dining room you can access to the kitchen, which has been completely renovated and is composed of a wide marble plan which allows a very comfortable cooking. The kitchen has a an independent service entrance behind the villa.
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The Chianti is a vast hilly area located in the center of the region. Its climatic features combined with geographic peculiarities, have made this area the emblem of Tuscan landscape. Thousands of years ago yet Etruscans and Romans farmed this land to extract oil and wine, giving rise to the variety of countrysides that we can see today.
The Chianti area includes the medieval towns of Castellina, Gaiole, Radda, Greve, Castelnuovo Berardenga. The central location of Villa Vianci in this context is an exclusive opportunity in order to have a thorough contact with this rich and varied area.
Indeed from the terrace of the villa you can actually admire the beautiful medieval walls of Monteriggioni. The town still preserves most of the 13th century buildings and absolutely appears as an unique example of a medieval Tuscany town.
Its belt wall, roundish in shape, embraces with a linear development the top of the hill and has fourteen towers that stick out from the external.
Near the villa on the edge of an extensive plain and at the foot Monte Maggio stands the abbey of Abbadia Isola, a rare example of a Romanesque church in the Siena area, composed of three naves and three apses, tightened by a small village and ruins of medieval fortifications. Inside the church important frescoes are preserved.
Exploring the land between the two most important cities of Tuscany, Siena and Florence, you do not have to miss a tour to San Gimignano. From wherever you arrive, the first thing that will struck you are the thirteen medieval towers that overlook the valley. Walking through the streets of the village you can still breathe the atmosphere of the small workshops of artists and craftsmen, potters and goldsmiths, who made the wealth of the city in the 12th century.
Also in the area is certainly worth a visit to the old town of Certaldo, whose origins date back to 6th century AD. The town is mostly famous for being the birthplace of the poet Giovanni Boccaccio and, less known, for the tastiness of its special onions.
For those who want to go in exploration through alternative routes to main roads, we suggest to drive along the Via Volterrana, whose continuous ups and downs in the hills will let you discover, curve after curve, an unusual landscape very different from what is commonly seen in Tuscany.
A must of this route is Volterra. The first settlement of this town dates from the 3rd century BC, and to access it you have to pass under the famous gate " Porta dell'arco ", unique case in the world of Etruscan construction still in perfect condition.
How to reach us from A1 motorway (Florence): A1 Highway runs between Rome and Milan through Florence. When you are near Florence, take exit at “FIRENZE IMPRUNETA”. Once you have left the highway, take the toll-free road 'Firenze-Siena' in the direction of “SIENA”. Drive for approximately 40.6 Km and exit at “COLLE VAL D’ELSA SUD”. Upon leaving the motorway, go on your left in the direction of “STAGGIA”. After 2.2 Km, you will find the old village of Staggia Senese; at the T-intersection, take a right turn towards “CASTELLINA SCALO”. After 1.5 Km, turn left in the direction of “VIANCI” Follow the partially unpaved road for 1 km until you find the gate of Villa Vianci.
How to reach us from Rome Airport: Leaving Rome airport take the A1 Highway in the direction of Florence. Drive for approximately 200 Km and exit at “VALDICHIANA-BETTOLLE-SINALUNGA”. Once yu left the highway, take the toll-free road 'Siena-Bettolle' drive for 44 Km in the direction of “SIENA”. Take the exit for “FLORENCE”, drive on the ring road around Siena and then on the toll-free road 'Firenze-Siena'. Exit at “MONTERIGGIONI” and go in the direction of “CASTELLINA SCALO-STAGGIA”. After 3 Km turn right in the direction of “VIANCI”. Follow the partially unpaved road for 1 km until you find the gate of Villa Vianci.
How to reach us from Pisa Airport: Leaving Pisa airport, turn right and take the toll-free road 'Fi-Pi-Li' following the direction of Florence. Drive on the 'Fi-Pi-Li' for approximately 44 Km and exit at “GINESTRA FIORENTINA”. From here, follow the direction for “SAN CASCIANO VAL DI PESA”. Drive for approximately 13,3 Km, once in the village of San Casciano take the toll-free road 'Firenze-Siena' in the direction of “SIENA” and, after 31.7 Km, exit at “COLLE VAL D’ELSA SUD”. Upon leaving the motorway, go in the direction of “STAGGIA”. After 2.2 km, you will find the old village of Staggia Senese; at the T-intersection, take a right turn towards “CASTELLINA SCALO”. After 1.5 Km, turn left in the direction of “VIANCI”. Follow the partially unpaved road for 1 km until you find the gate of Villa Vianci.
In the nearby you can enjoy any kind of outdoor activities: horse riding, mountain biking, hiking.
Wine lovers cannot miss the opportunity to perform wine tours in the adjacent Chianti Classico area, and in the rich areas of Montepulciano and Montalcino, where the high quality wines of Brunello and Nobile are produced.
For those who want to play golf we recommend the Abbadia Golf Club of Colle Val d'Elsa, just 8 Km from the villa, which offers a 6-hole path from where you can enjoy a splendid view of Colle Val d'Elsa and San Gimignano.
Tennis fans can find, 2 Km walkable from the villa, the Tennis Club in the town of Staggia Senese, which offers the chance to play in open or covered field.
For anyone wishing to enjoy a relaxing thermal bath we indicate the Terme di Petriolo to which access is either free of charge or through equipped SPA centers.
On the first there is the sleeping area fully equipped with air conditioning. The staircase that rises from the ground floor opens onto a grand living room with access to a balcony from which you can enjoy an exclusive view of Monteriggioni.
The living room leads to the first three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. A large and bright hallway leads to the other three bedrooms, two twin bedrooms with shared bathroom and one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Each bedroom is furnished with attention to details and colors, retaining the charm of a refined atmosphere.
Arrivals must be between 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm
Rooms must be left at least at 10:00 am
30% deposit is non refundable
Cancellations over 60 dd on arrival to 31 dd on arrival we apply a penalty of 50% of the total price.
Cancellations from 30 dd on arrival to 0 dd on arrival we apply a penalty of 100% of the total price.