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Il Baroncino

Sovicille, Siena


Location In the hills 14 km south-west of Siena.
Special Features

Three stylish apartments in a beautiful country home.

Prices € 300 - 3200 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking
  • Dog welcome
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Airport distance:
    Florence 75 km
    Pisa 115 km
    Bologna 170 km
    Rome 240 km


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. 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.

There are three holiday apartments: the two large units PRATOLINO of 160 m2 and I CARRI of 130 m2 are located in the main house, while the smaller unit PATIO of 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 English speaking owner has completely renovated her house in a most commendable manner, with a great eye for detail. The apartments have been cleverly and 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. 

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. 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.


About the region

This holiday 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). You are soon in peaceful Siena - a mere 15 minutes by car; only an hour to the busy city of Florence. 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 25 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.

About the 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...


Villa Details


  • 30 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Internet
  • 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)


  • 160 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • 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)


  • 130 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • 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)


  • 30 Floor area sq m

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. 


PATIO + PRATOLINO + I CARRI rented together for a total of 10 people.


PATIO + PRATOLINO + I CARRI + EXTRA ROOM rented together for a total of 12 people.

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Weekly rates in

Location Our evaluation Interior
Il Baroncino 01 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
08 Sep 2017 - 06 Oct 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 08 Sep 2018
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
10 PAX 10
1900 EUR 2650 EUR 2900 EUR N/A Request BookingTHE ENTIRE VILLA FOR 10
12 PAX 12
2200 EUR 2950 EUR 3200 EUR N/A Request BookingTHE ENTIRE VILLA FOR 12

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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 size: 10 x 5 m / opening dates: May 12th - October 6th.
Maid service (house cleaning) available on request: EUR 8 per hour.
Baby bed available.

Security deposit, heating, wood for fireplace in Pratolino and I Carri, additional beds, final cleaning to be paid in euros on the premises:

  • Security deposit: EUR 150 for Patio, EUR 250 for Pratolino and I Carri, EUR 500 if rented all units together.
  • Heating (if required): EUR 12 per day per apartment.
  • 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.

Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, pool cleaning service all included in the price.


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

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