Podere Enea enjoys spectacular views of Pienza, the birthplace of Enea Piccolomini that he had transformed into Ideal Renaissance Town when he was made Pope in the Fifteenth Century. Today this beautiful old building sits like a sloop on the rolling waves of the hills in Val d'Orcia valley, providing a luxurious base from which to explore medeival Tuscany.
Close to the medieval town Monticchiello, Podere Enea lies on the route of the "Via Francigena", the millenary pilgrimage route from Northern Europe to Rome. This Tuscan farmhouse lay in ruins when it was discovered by the Gonzi family, its current owners, and restored to the high standard that makes it a wonderful Tuscan holiday villa.
The extensive lawn affords long-ranging views around the farmhouse, while rose bushes, lavender and rosemary frame the private swimming pool. A covered dining space with fireplace, pizza oven, barbeque, table and chairs will let guests enjoy unforgettable Tuscan sunsets. During restoration, the owners’ main aim was to respect the original features of the building; rooms with wooden-beamed ceilings are well-sized and open to the most beautiful views of the valley, with wheat fields, olive groves and cypress trees.
The restoration respects the original structure of the farmhouse, divided in two independent units: the ground level, once the stables, which can accommodate ten people, and the top level, where the farmers used to live, which sleeps four more people.
On the Ground floor you will find four double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, all en-suite bathrooms of which 3 with shower, 2with bath and shower + 1 service bathroom with shower, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Relaxing room, 1 Dining room First Floor A stone outdoor staircase leads to the upper floor unit; four breathtaking arched windows overlook the valley and the huge oak tree in front of the house, creating an open and dynamic space. Another large stone fireplace offers an ideal retreat for afternoon reading. A fully equipped kitchen will appeal to those who love cooking, and the vistas and plants from the many windows are very pleasing to the eye 2 Double bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms(en-suite)1 with jacuzzi and shower, 1 with shower + 1 service bathrom with shower,1 Kitchen
Podere Enea is in the spectacular countryside of the Orcia valley, a valley renowned since the end of the first millennium as an important stage on the Via Francigena, the great medieval pilgrimage road from France to Rome. Today it is perfectly placed to visit the famous sites of Tuscany, from Siena to Montalcino, Pienza to Florence and Arezzo.
For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.
We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "Booking Protect" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.
For more details see our Booking Conditions and Booking Protect. You can add Booking Protect to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.
Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.
It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.
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