Driving up along the quiet lane approaching Villa Strega, past vineyards and olive trees, it is hard to believe how very close this prestigious villa is to Siena, and yet, when you arrive, drive through the gateway flanked by two palm trees, and step out onto the broad terrace at the side of the villa, there is Siena across the valley - you can almost reach out and touch its evocative silhouettes! In an airy position on the edge of Chianti countryside and with possibly the best view of Siena, La Strega is a large, elegant villa in ample grounds, including a pretty, walled, rose garden. It has a wide terrace overlooking Siena, with a well and a private chapel. Built in the 16th Century, the villa has been carefully and totally renovated, and provides an high class accommodation.
Entrance hall, drawing room, large dining-kitchen with excellent equipment including a dish washer, study/single bedroom, shower room, separate WC and wash basin, boiler and laundry room, underground wine cellar. The gracious dining-room has glazed doors leading to a terrace where one can dine outside, overlooking the walled rose garden with lemon trees and a lemon house at the rear. A marble staircase leads to a sitting room on the first floor, off which are two twin bedrooms, two double bedrooms, and a bedroom with a small double bed. There are three bathrooms and a dressing room on this floor.
Around Villa Strega
Villa Strega combines by-gone elegance with modern fist class equipment. As may be imagined in a villa of this nature, the rooms are beautifully proportioned, large and very light and airy. The furniture includes many antiques and there is an Art Nouveau atmosphere, enhanced by prestigious draperies and decorative granite flooring. Every room has a TV point and a telephone plug. The ground floor of the lemon house holds sun furniture for the swimming pool set in the olive grove below the house. The pool, in contrast to the house, is simple and unadorned; but it has a wonderful view of Siena, and serves its purpose for swimming, cooling off and having fun after a long day's sight seeing. A lane nearby leads onto the Chianti road, for exploring the castles and famous vineyards, while the main arterial roads from Siena, less than a km. away, allow easy access to Florence and San Gimignano, Arezzo and Assisi. You can drive to shops and restaurants nearby, and take a bus or even walk the 2km to the historic centre, with all Siena's wonderful museums, art treasures and fascinating streets and shops to explore.
Our Customers say:
"We truly had a wonderful week at Villa Strega. The house, garden and view is just wonderful. Since the house is very old and with thick walls the house is generally cool even duing a heat wave. We enjoyed making our own meals and taking trips in the surrounding areas. A lovely stay altogether."
From Mrs. A.B. and family, Norway, guests in June 2015
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|Low season||7th Jan - 7th Apr / 22nd Apr - 5th May / 21st Oct - 22nd Dec||
|Mid season||8th Apr - 21st Apr / 6th May - 30th Jun / 2nd Sep - 20th Oct / 23rd Dec - 29th Dec / 30th Dec - 5th Jan||
|High season||1st Jul - 1st Sep||
* This property rents at Mid Season prices for Christmas, New Year and Easter.