In a secluded group of Liberty houses, Costafabbri is a beautifully appointed apartment in a stylish villa overlooking a wooded valley bordering Siena. The clean lines of the stucco and brick facade of the villa and the charm of the wrought-iron well in the wide brick piazza immediately hint at the modern comfort and touch of whimsy that guests will find inside. Entrance to the first floor apartment is off a furnished flagstone patio, planted with roses and flowering shrubs and exclusively used by Costafabbri guests, and up a short staircase shared by the Italian resident of the back apartment.
The recent renovation of the apartment was in the hands of the talented owner-architect and her eye for detail is seen everywhere. Fine bleached timber floors, travertine stairs, and lovely antique furniture complement a modern simplicity that gives the apartment an immediate sense of peace the moment you walk through the door. The living room is furnished with comfortable sofas and sits under the watchful eye of frescoed moon goddess on the ceiling above. Off the adjacent dining room with an oak table for 6 is a large well-equipped kitchen, whose sparkling white counters and cabinets and marble-topped wooden table make it a lovely place in which to have breakfast or delve into Tuscan cooking where excellent ingredients are so close to hand. Also off the dining room is a large double bedroom with views to the front piazza and to the side gardens. As in all bedrooms, there is sturdy antique furniture and plump pillows dressed in fine linens. A few steps up from the dining room is a second double bedroom under a low white beamed ceiling, a shower room and a large bathroom divided to include both a shower and a elongated oval bathtub, set perfectly to enjoy the view of the valley below. A travertine-clad staircase in the dining room leads up to the third and largest bedroom located in the former dovecote. With high circular or arched windows on all sides (and curtains to mitigate the sun and moonlight), a towering beamed ceiling and its beautifully worn terracotta floor, this room will be a delight to wake up in.
While the owners occupy the lower floors of the large villa that has been in their family for nearly a century, they are discreet and very knowledgeable of the area, and can be of great help suggesting activities to round out a Tuscan vacation. Whether it's riding through the Tuscan landscape or finding roads that lead to thermals baths, Chianti wineries, or the well-known cities of art, La Costafabbri is well situated to reach it all. Closer to home, this is an excellent place for easy walking, and there are paths through olive and walnut groves around the villa or roads down to one of the best delicatessens in the area. And, of course, there is that magnificent medieval city that sits just on the horizon. Known best perhaps for its beautiful shell-shaped piazza and its historic Palio horse race, the winding narrow streets and architecture of another age make Siena the place for holiday memories to be made.
Laura & Lyn from the London office: Elegance abounds; Costafabbri is chic, stylish and as well as a winner with our guests, it is a winner with us. We loved the cool muted shades of the interior that infuse the house with a sense of calm. We travelled into Siena on the local bus to see how easy it was - and easy it was! Siena is a wonder of a city and Costafabbria is the place to stay if you want to be close to its attractions, take in the unrivalled atmosphere of the busy streets, fabulous restaurants and the buzz of the world famous Piazza del Campo with just a short taxi ride home.
Our Customers say:
"We loved our time at Villa Costafabbri. Daniella and Mario were gracious and welcoming the whole time we were there. Beautiful surroundings both inside and out. It was PERFECT! Thanks again for all your assistance in helping to make our time in Siena and the surrounding area so special. It was one of the top highlights of our five week trek through Italy."
From Ms. J.A. and friends, USA, guests September 2015
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|Low season||7th Jan - 28th Apr / 30th Sep - 22nd Dec||
|Mid season||Rates to be confirmed|
|High season||29th Apr - 29th Sep / 23rd Dec - 5th Jan||
* This property rents at Mid Season prices for Christmas, New Year and Easter.