You will see Villa Lucia from the valley road that winds its way towards Siena, following the old pilgrim and trade route to Rome; a proud formal facade framed by trees high above the road on the hills of Chianti,its tall windows framed in the local sandstone.
While its core is medieval, the villa was extensively extended and embellished in the 18th century and now is a large and elegant villa for 14 guests, with a private pool in secure grounds. Stepping into the villa feels like going back into a more elegant era, with polished marble floors, antique furniture and tall stateroom windows overlooking the magical Tuscan landscape.
The villa's position is perfect for exploring Tuscany with Siena twenty minutes to the south, Florence half an hour north and the wine region of Chianti to the east. The famous medieval city of San Gimignano in close by too, and the region is rich with hilltop villages and excellent restaurants.
This is an excellent choice for a family reunion, with plenty to see and do in the area, while for those days when you'd prefer to stay at the villa, there are plenty of activities that can be organised.
The entrance to the villa is central and formal, and leads into a large room with stairs at the far end leading upstairs. On the right you'll find a large living room as well as an en-suite double bedroom with a beautiful fireplace in green marble. On the left is a dining room and a kitchen, well-equipped for self-catering but also used by local chefs when required to provide guests with breakfast, catered meals or cooking lessons
Upstairs there is a further large living room and 6 bedrooms, all air-conditoned. Four are ensuite doubles, while two are twin bedrooms that share a bathroom. A balcony a the front of the house has wonderful views of the medieval walled village of Monteriggioni.
A few kilometers south is the beautiful medieval city of Siena. Known in present times for its Palio horse race and its wonderful shell-shaped piazza Il Campo, Siena was once a strong rival to Florence and a stopover must on the Via Francigena trail for pilgrims heading to Rome.
That it fell to its adversary and lived in obscurity for centuries is now only a benefit, for its winding streets and striking architecture have survived the ages to delight the modern traveller. Whether you spend hours exploring the city centre, follow the Chiantigiana out to the wine hills, or simply linger by the pool, this corner of Tuscany is guaranteed to please.
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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