Tuscany, Cetona

    • Sleeps 8 Guests
    • Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4+1 WC Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 330 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Airport distance:
      Perugia 68 km
      Florence 140 km
      Rome 190 km

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    An airy villa in walking distance to the hilltop town of Cetona

    Nestled within an olive grove and the rolling fields of southern Tuscany, this airy villa with a pool offers exceptional country living coupled with the convenience of being walking distance (2.5km) to the hilltop town of Cetona. Cetona is considered one of Italy’s prettiest villages where you can find shops, cafés and restaurants. It is situated in a beautiful part of Tuscany midway between Florence and Rome.

    Comprised of a main building and an annex, the villa was entirely restored in the 1990s, a project overseen by one of the owner’s architect daughter and with the help of gifted local craftsmen. Filled with wonderful natural light, the interiors feature wooden beamed ceilings and have been tastefully decorated with a mix of antiques and contemporary design items, including works from the owner's private contemporary art collection. The villa also boasts an under-floor cooling system.

    Entering the villa through arched French doors is an inviting entrance, the epicenter of the vast open plan living area. On one side is the living area, with seating in tones of beige and orange, a working fireplace and direct access onto the terrace. One the other side is the refined dining room, with a large wooden table, stylish leather seats and further doors leading outside. Beyond this is the kitchen, well equipped with modern appliances and a central island with a six-burner gas stove. On the ground floor you will also find a TV room and a guest bathroom.

    Upstairs is a landing with armchairs and three spacious double bedrooms. Each has its own chic decor, enticing views over the landscape and en-suite bathroom, two of which have bathtubs. The fourth en-suite double bedroom is found in the annex. Two additional guests can be hosted on folding beds which can be set up in the main villa.

    Located next to the pool, the annex is also home to an additional bathroom and a charming open portico with a bench sofa and chairs, the perfect place to relax in the shade after a swim. Guests can also soak up the sun on the sunbeds surrounding the pool. If you haven’t taken a stroll into Cetona for aperitivo or dinner, you can enjoy these, in addition to sweeping views of the countryside and the rooftops of the village, from the alluring dining terrace, covered by an iron pergola with climbing roses.

    Set within the bucolic countryside of southern Tuscany and at the foot of the medieval village of Cetona, the villa is located on a six-hectare estate of fields, vineyards and cypress trees. The estate was bought by a lovely family in the 1990s. They restored it in grand style under the supervision of one of their daughters, a talented architect who gave the traditional buildings a completely new lease on life. She was also in charge of redesigning the garden, which provides guests with perfect privacy while showcasing splendid views over the surrounding landscape of rolling fields. The vineyards one can see in the near distance are used to produce the estate’s own wine. A caretaker couple, and their dog and two cats, live in an other home on the estate.

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    • Pool: 4.5 x 13m
    • Under floor air cooling system
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • TV with Italian channels
    • DVD player
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Microwave
    • Electric kettle
    • Toaster
    • Juicer
    • Espresso coffee machine 
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryers
    • Mosquito nets/fly screens
    • Outdoor dining area 
    • Garden
    • Parking for 2-3 cars
    Touring ideas

    Cetona 2.5 km
    Chiusi 10 km
    Città della Pieve 15 km
    Montepulciano 30 km
    Lake Trasimeno 30 km
    Pienza 40 km
    Cortona 45 km
    Orvieto 50 km
    Perugia 60 km
    Montalcino 60 km
    Siena 90 km
    Florence 150 km
    Rome 150 km



    Cetona is considered one of Italy’s prettiest villages. The villa is a mere 2.5 kilometers from this charming hilltop village. Found between the regions of Tuscany and Umbria, the town lies roughly equidistant between Rome and Florence. Human presence in the area goes as far back as the neo-Paleolithic period. Evidence of the Prehistoric, the Bronze Age and the Etruscan era can be viewed in the Belvedere Park, the Museo Civico per la Preistoria del Monte Cetona and the nearby Parco Archeologico Naturalistico del Monte Cetona.

    Cetona is ideally situated for exploring the cultural points of interest of Southern Tuscany and further afield. Nearby is the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage considered one of the top natural wonders of Tuscany. The beautiful valley is home to exceptional towns such as Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciamo where world-famous wines like Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino are produced. This makes for lovely excursions. Even closer by are the towns of Città della Pieve and Chiusi - which are within a 15 to 20 min drive of Cetona. Active pursuits in the area include hiking. biking, golf at Lamborghini-Panicarola and various watersports on nearby Lake Trasimeno. Lastly, in only an hour or two you can reach Siena, Florence, Perugia and Rome.

    The geographical location of the property allows easy day trips to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence.

    Florence and Rome are easily accessible. We recommend the train for day trips. Chiusi train station is only 10 km away and the train journey takes an average of 1½ hours.

    Chiusi’s mysterious origins date back to the 6th century before Christ, when Chiusi was one of the 12 most important cities in the Etruscan Federation. The town itself rises up from its legacy a warren of underground subways, tombs and passages.

    Città della Pieve sits on a hill overlooking the River Tiber. It is some 8 km from Chiusi. It is an attractive town with churches and palaces built of brick from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance.

    Orvieto is one of the most beautiful cities of Umbria. The site of Orvieto is among the most dramatic in Europe.

    In San Quirico d'Orcia you should not miss visiting the early Renaissance garden Horti Leonini, as well as the western gate of the city and the Collegiata (main church).

    Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.

    Montepulciano is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for it’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy’s best today. The many churches and handsome palazzo, the steep cobbled alleys and vine-trailing stone bastions are essential viewing for anyone venturing south of Siena. On a clear day from the top of the town you have tremendous panoramic views across the countryside, stretching towards Assisi’s Monte Subasio, Monte Amiata, the Val d’Orcia, Pienza, and even the towers of Siena.

    Pienza: The unfinished “utopian” city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. In just three years the cathedral, the papal and bishop’s palaces and the central part of the town were completed, but the extensive project ended abruptly when Pius died only two years after the consecration of the cathedral.

    Monte Oliveto Maggiore: This abbey was founded by three Sienese noblemen who left the city to live a life dedicated to prayer, religion, etc. and who founded the Olivetan order – an off-shoot of the Benedictines. The most important thing to see at this still active and working Monastery is the cycle of frescoes that decorate the monumental cloister. They describe the live of Saint Benedict and were painted by Signorelli and Sodoma. There are also some beautiful marquetry stalls in the church itself.  It is a very magical and serene place set in the midst of exceptionally beautiful countryside. It is home to a dozen monks who specialize in restoring old books, and make wine, honey and olive oil.

    Sant’Anna in Camprena is a rambling monastery on the road between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia. A very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. In the refectory there is a fresco by the renaissance painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Il Sodoma.

    Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Originally founded by Charlemagne in 800, the abbey was once home to a prominent Benedictine community. Creamy stone bricks, luminous Volterran alabaster, playful carvings and frescoes of animals give it a peculiarly sunny air. A group of French Cistercian monks now runs the abbey, celebrating Mass with Gregorian chants several times a day.

    The landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial.

    Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata: the most spectacular is Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna.
    Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests.
    Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool.
    Terme di Chianciano is a highly modern health and thermal centre. 
    In San Casciano dei Bagni, a few years ago a Medicivilla was converted into a luxury spa center. The view from the pool to the Orcia valley is breathtaking.

    The area surrounding the holiday home is ideal for hiking and cycling tours.

    Golf Lamborghini - 25 km away in Panicarola is a 9-hole golf course built by the creator of Lamborghini cars, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

    Lago Trasimeno - this stunning lake is less than an hour away. Swim in the lake and enjoy a range of water sports.

    Outlet: There are Prada, Guici, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu outlets on the road towards Florence.


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

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    Ground floor:

    • Entrance
    • Living room
    • Dining room
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • TV room/study
    • Guest bathroom

    First floor:

    • Landing with seating
    • 3 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (2 tubs, 1 shower)


    • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)
    • Additional bathroom
    • Portico with seating
    • Laundry facilities


    • Pool
    • Pergola for al fresco dining
    • Garden
    • Parking


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    01 Jan 2024 - 04 May 2024
    28 Sep 2024 - 04 May 2025
    5200 EUR
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    6200 EUR
    08 Jun 2024 - 16 Aug 2024
    7900 EUR

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    Special price for groups up to 6 people. If rented for this reduced price only the main house be available (the dependance will be closed). 
    EUR 4200 low season
    EUR 5100 mid season
    EUR 6500 high season


    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Mid-week change of bathroom towels
    • Pool towels
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Electricity
    • Air cooling by underfloor cooling system
    • Heating
    • Baby bed with linen and high chair
    • Maid service (2-3 hours daily maid service except on Sundays)
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning
    • Garden maintenance
    • Should you rent the accommodation for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.


    EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing)
    • Extra set of towels during the week
    • First shopping: EUR 20 per hour plus the cost of the ingredients
    • Breakfast service: EUR 20 per hour plus the cost of the ingredients
    • Simple home cooking
    • Professional chef services


    • Arrival any day of the week, except Sunday
    • Pool opening dates: beginning May - end of September

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