Il Baroncino

Tuscany, near Siena

    • Sleeps 2/4+2 Guests
    • Bedrooms 1/2 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 1/2 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 30/160 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 75 km
      Pisa 115 km
      Bologna 170 km
      Rome 240 km

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    Art & landscape

    Il Baroncino stands alone among the rolling hills, in 8 hectares of private land, with many age-old chestnut and oak trees. It is a large country house with several smaller adjacent buildings, such as the former chestnut barn, the wood store and a hay barn.

    All in all, there is around 800 m2 living space. In times gone by, 15 people lived and worked on this estate, now there is only one family of three occupying part of the main house.

    Today the estate houses three self-contained holiday apartments: the two very large units PRATOLINO (160 m2) and I CARRI (130 m2) are located in the main house, while the smaller unit PATIO (30 m2) can be found in part of the annex. Each apartment has its own outdoor area: PRATOLINO has a lawn in front of the kitchen, I CARRI a gazebo, PATIO a large and private terrace. 

    The friendly owner has completely renovated her house in a most commendable manner, with a great eye for detail. The apartments have been tastefully designed and furnished. Terracotta floors, a few warm wooden floors and open wooden beam-work create a homely atmosphere. Some of the brick and stone door frames have also been exposed. The interior style is a successful combination of the traditional and the modern. A selection of antique furniture contrasts harmoniously with the Mediterranean shades of color on the walls: warm apricot and faded blue and lilac lend the apartment a modern tone. 

    In the middle of the lawn, there is a delightful pool with sun-lounges. It has been built in the former manure reservoir, is 10 x 5 m in size and heated. The pool is used by guests and owner alike.

    From the garden, the eye roams across a wide field, coming to rest upon the wonderful Renaissance castle, Castello di Celsa - an architectural jewel by the famous Baldassare Peruzzi - and wanders into the distance to enjoy the silhouette of Siena.

    The helpful owners of the house speak English and French and will provide you with good tips. 

    Il Baroncino is a beautiful choice if rented together by a group of 12 people: some metres from the house there is a large shared summer kitchen (50 m2) located in the former hay barn, which is available to all guests. Here you will find a barbecue and long wooden table suitable to seat 12 people. 

    The property is somewhat out of the way (200 m from the main road) accessible via a private drive. Its excellent, solitary position guarantees peace, quiet and outstanding panoramic views over the wide Siena countryside. The area around Baroncino has remained unspoiled, in its natural beauty - forests and fields as far as the eye can see. This is a wonderful place for walking, particularly during spring and fall.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    “Wonderfull place to stay in near Siena”
    The place is perfect to relax and visit Tuscany as it is quite central (15 km from Siena, approx 1 h from Florence).
    Marquer, October 2015

    Guten Abend,
    wir haben den Urlaub in der Toskana sehr genossen. Auch wenn das Wetter wecheslhaft war, haben wir uns total erholt auf dem Baroncino Anwesen und sehr wohl gefühlt.
    Mit freundlichem Gruß,
    Fam. Hauptmann, April 2012

    Liebes "Versteckte Toskana" Team,

    wir wollen uns ganz herzlich für wunderschöne Tage im Il Baroncino bedanken. 7 Tage blauer Himmel und Sonnenschein bei einer traumhaften Umgebung und einem urgemütlichen Rustico. Die Wohnung war sehr schön. Gott sei dank hatten wir den Kamin. Ansonsten wäre es sehr frisch gewesen... Die Lage und der Blick aus dem Fenster haben die manchmal fehlende Wohntemperatur schnell vergessen lassen. Mein geliebtes Siena war gut zu erreichen und das Ehepaar Di Centa war sehr unkompliziert und freundlich. Unsere Hunde konnten sich auf den vielen Feldern mit samt den Nachbarshunden bis zur Verausgabung austoben, so dass sie abends hunde-müde vor dem Kamin rasch einschliefen... Wir sind sehr zufrieden und werden uns spätestens zum Sommer wieder an Sie wenden! Vielen Dank und ein frohes neuen Jahr!

    Ihre S. Reisp, Januar 2012

    We have nothing but praise for this Villa. We were nervous booking over the Internet but found the pictures on the site to be true to form. The villa was clean, spacious and beyond our expectations. Everything that we needed was there. The owner even dropped by some toys for our toddler to play with. We were received in an extremely friendly and hospitable manner. The location is far enough to give you a true feeling of the Tuscan countryside, but not too far from all the sites to see if you have a rental car (minutes from groceries and Siena). We stayed in Carri, two couples, a single, and one toddler and it was perfect! We had so much fun there we never wanted to leave "home". Highly recommended.
H. Kaczmarek, October 2010

    Bettina please forward to the villa owner:
 Bonjour Sonia,
 got home safely. Thank you for your hospitality and your lovely home. We had a great time. It was nice spending time with you getting to know you and Pino. Looking foward to coming back in fall. 

    G. Moyal, April 2010

    I've been there twice now and loved it both times! i'm particularly interested in I CARRI, where i stayed with my mother and cousin and aunt two years ago. Is it still available?
K. Triedman, January 2010

 We stayed spent a week at Baroncino in 2004 and had a wonderful experience. We are returning to Italy this year and are hoping to be able to spend a week at Baroncino during our time there. We are only my husband and myself and we stayed in the small "Patio" apartment. We would like to rent it again. Please let us know if this is possible, and the current weekly rate for the "Patio" apartment during those dates.
 Thank you,

    C. Cragg, March 2008

    Hello. We are looking for a place to stay in Italy for our family of five for August. We have not booked our flights yet and have some flexibility in our dates. Friends of ours stayed in one of your villas in Tuscany, Il Baroncino, and were very pleased. It looks beautiful from the website. Could you please tell me if you have anything available that might suit us? We would like to have access to some of the cities (Sienna, Florence) and would like water (pool, lake, beach). 
With best regards,
H. Sherman, July 2007

    Liebe Frau Röhrig,
    wir waren in Il Baroncino bei Frau Di Centa für eine Woche. Es war einfach super! Haben die Zeit sehr genossen, und ich möchte mich an dieser Stelle einfach für die problemlose Abwicklung recht herzlich bedanken. In diesem Zusammenhang auch gleich eine Voranfrage für nächstes Jahr. Wieder letzte August bzw. erste Septemberwoche. Wir würden beide Wohnungen mieten, da ein befreundetes Ehepaar ebenfalls mit 1 Kind mitfahren würde. Können Sie mal nachsehen, ob hier noch frei wäre??
Ansonsten nochmals vielen Dank und gute Zeit,
F. Schiegg, September 2006

    Sehr geehrte Frau Röhrig,
    auch von dieser Stelle vielen Dank für Ihre Dienste. Das Haus war wirklich ein Gedicht, es ist mit einer Eleganz und Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, die sich vielleicht nicht auf den ersten Blick erschliesst. Aber spätestens am zweiten Tag fühlt man sich schon richtig heimisch. Wir haben die Woche sehr genossen und werden gerne wiederkommen. Ich habe Frau di Centa ein paar Fotos vom Haus (Ansicht und Interieur) geschickt. Sie können darüber gerne verfügen (Verwendung auf Website etc).
    G. Reimer, September 2003


    • Pool: 5 x 10m / shared pool
    • Pool area is gated
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Kitchen with cooker and fridge
    • Seated outdoor area for each unit either on a terrace, under a gazebo or on a lawn
    • Additional shared summer kitchen in a barn with barbecue grill and large table
    • Parking 
    • Maid service
    Touring ideas

    Bar and snacks 2 km
    Restaurant, grocery shop 7 km
    Siena 14 km
    Monteriggioni 16 km
    Colle Val d`Elsa 16 km
    San Gimignano 30 km
    Pienza 35 km
    Rapolano Terme 40 km
    Florence 70 km
    Massa Marittima 70 km
    Follonica (coast) 70 km
    Rome 270 km



    This charming property is located in one of the most tempting areas of Tuscany. It is located just 14 kilometers from Siena, practically an open-air museum that beautifully embodies Tuscan history, culture and architecture.

    The location is well suited for day trips around the north, to the Chianti region, San Gimignano or Florence and to the south - Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and even Rome; to Follonica (70 km) on the west coast or the white sandy beaches in the Uccellina nature reserve, south of Grosseto (75 km). Siena can be reached in 15 minutes, Montalcino in 30 minutes, Arezzo and Pienza in 45 minutes, Florence in 1 hour, Lucca and Porto Ercole in 1.5 hours and Pisa in 2 hours.

    The sleepy hill-top village of Sovicille is just a ten minute drive from the house. At the centre of the charming main square is a fountain and there are just three tables in front of the bar which doubles as the village food store, a perfect spot for the morning cappuccino before you venture out on sightseeing tours or more serious shopping at the weekly markets in the neighboring villages.

    Siena: The Sienese have no doubt, their town is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. Siena has remained a Gothic city. Renaissance, one of the major influences in Florence, hardly affected the urban development of Siena. The city unfolds around the main shell-shaped square called "Il Campo." Twice a year the famous horse race known as the "Palio" takes place here. The narrow streets are lined with old shops and small cafes, while churches and museums are real treasures of the fourteenth century.

    Palio festival: The famous Palio takes place in the centre of Siena on the beautiful Piazza del Campo twice a year (in the beginning of July and in mid-August): a colourful horse-racing festival, held since the Middle Ages, in which every Contrada (city quarter) sends off its festively decorated horse to defend the quarter's honour after it has been blessed in the church. Siena awaits the festival in a fever of anticipation the whole year long. In the week before and after the Palio, celebrations take place in the streets: festive meals are eaten outside on long tables, large banquets in the romantic streets of the town organised by the various Contrade for hundreds of people...

    Florence: The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

    The abbey and the monastery of San Galgano are at a 30 minute drive from the house. This highly romantic location, the abbey has no roof and grass instead of a floor, is used for concerts in summer.

    During the cooler months we highly recommend visiting the elegant hot baths at Rapolano Terme. Rapolano offers two spas, particulary beautiful is the new San Giovanni Terme. They are around 40 km from the house. Relax and enjoy a massage or fango treatment, use the fitness center or the wonderful hot outdoor pool.

    If you should come during the fall, there are a range of special culinary treats such as the truffle feast in San Giovanni d'Asso, near Pienza, which takes place in October and where you will find the exquisite Tartuffo Bianco.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    • Sleeps 2+1 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 30 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome

    Patio is a ground floor apartment in an annex about 10 m from the main house (at the rear of the summer kitchen). In front of the apartment is a 50 m2 terrace furnished with a table and chairs. As it is a very small apartment it is mostly used for additions to parties of Pratolino or I Carri. Facilities: fan and CD-stereo. 

    • 1 kitchen/living-room, small table for 2-3 people, two wicker chairs and a single bed
    • 1 double room
    • 1 bathroom (shower)
    Request BookingPATIO Check Availability
    01 Jan 2022 - 19 Mar 2022
    01 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    500 EUR
    19 Mar 2022 - 11 Jun 2022
    03 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022
    600 EUR
    11 Jun 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
    680 EUR


    • Sleeps 4+2 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 160 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome

    Pratolino is a ground floor apartment located in the main house. It has a separate entrance via the kitchen or living room. A lawn with table and chairs is in front of the apartment. Facilities: two fans, a satellite TV, CD-stereo, dishwasher and a washing machine.

    • 1 living room with fireplace and access to inner courtyard
    • 1 well-equipped kitchen living-room (dishwasher, 4-ring gas hob with oven, fridge with freezer, marble double sink, waist-high fireplace for cooking, table which seats 8 people) with access down a couple of steps to the lawn with seated area
    • 1 double room with writing table
    • 1 spacious bed room with two single beds (the beds can be pushed together, to be requested when booking) with sleeping sofa for 2 additional people. This bedroom is a large room, but it is seperated from the living room only by a curtain.
    • 2 large bathrooms (shower)
    Request BookingPRATOLINO Check Availability
    01 Jan 2022 - 19 Mar 2022
    01 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    750 EUR
    19 Mar 2022 - 11 Jun 2022
    03 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022
    1150 EUR
    11 Jun 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
    1250 EUR


    • Sleeps 4+1 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 130 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome

    I Carri is a two floor apartment located in the upper floor of the main house. It is painted in pleasant Mediterranean colors. It has a seperate entrance by outside steps. A gazebo with table, chairs and illumination is located outside. Facilities: two fans, a satellite TV, CD-stereo, dishwasher and a washing machine.

    Main floor (upper floor):

    • 1 large living room with fireplace (red living room)
    • 1 kitchen with three windows (dishwasher, 4-ring gas hob with oven, fridge with freezer, double sink, coffe maker, table which seats 8 people)
    • 1 bedroom with double bed
    • 1 bathroom (bathtub)


    • 1 bedroom with double bed (additional bed available upon request when booking) and ensuite bathroom (shower)
    Request BookingI CARRI Check Availability
    01 Jan 2022 - 19 Mar 2022
    01 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    750 EUR
    19 Mar 2022 - 11 Jun 2022
    03 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022
    1050 EUR
    11 Jun 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
    1150 EUR


    • Sleeps 2+2 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 30 m2 m2

    Upon request when booking it is possible to rent additionally an extra room for I CARRI bringing the capacity of I CARRI to 6 guests. The extra room can be connected with the living room of I CARRI. There is a French bed and a sleeping sofa for 2 people. This room is suitable for 2 people. Upon special request when booking eventually 2 more guests (children) could be accommodated at extra charge bringing the total capacity of I CARRI to even 6+2 guests.


    Some metres from the house is a large shared summer kitchen available to all guests located in the former hay barn. Here you will find a barbecue and long wooden table suitable to seat 12 people. 

    Request BookingEXTRA ROOM I CARRI
    01 Jan 2022 - 19 Mar 2022
    01 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    300 EUR
    19 Mar 2022 - 11 Jun 2022
    03 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022
    300 EUR
    11 Jun 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
    300 EUR

    Weekly rates in

    Location Our evaluation Interior
    Il Baroncino 01 Jan 2022 - 19 Mar 2022
    01 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    19 Mar 2022 - 11 Jun 2022
    03 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022
    11 Jun 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
    2+1 PAX 2
    500 EUR 600 EUR 680 EUR Calendar Request BookingPATIO
    4+2 PAX 4
    750 EUR 1150 EUR 1250 EUR Calendar Request BookingPRATOLINO
    4+1 PAX 4
    750 EUR 1050 EUR 1150 EUR Calendar Request BookingI CARRI
    2+2 PAX 2
    300 EUR 300 EUR 300 EUR N/A Request BookingEXTRA ROOM I CARRI

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Pool cleaning 


    • Heating (if required): EUR 12 per day for Patio
    • Wood for fireplace in Pratolino and I Carri: please check price on the premises.
    • Additional bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per person per week
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 50 per person per week
    • Final cleaning: EUR 25 for Patio, EUR 35 for Pratolino and I Carri
    • Pets allowed on special request: EUR 50 domestic pet supplement


    EUR 150 for Patio cash deposit are due on arrival; EUR 250 for Pratolino and I Carri; EUR 500 if rented all units together.


    • During July and August reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • During the other months the reservations are not limited to rental periods from Saturday to Saturday. Minimum 7 days.
    • Pool opening dates: beginning May - mid of October, depending on weather conditions

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