Villa Ristorare

The house has a unique & outstanding 360° view of the spectacular panorama of the Val d’Orcia’s UNESCO World Heritage landscape. It is a truly enchanted place, born out of love and the search for beauty.

Monticchiello Tuscany

A traditional 4300 sq foot two-story stone villa built in 1900. Next to the main house there is a 1292 sq foot annex with three extra bedrooms with bathrooms.for additional space.  Both have been carefully restored and furnished with the owner’s personal collection of contemporary art and travel mementoes. It is the perfect place for a relaxing and memorable holiday.

Originally inhabited by peasant families until the 1960’s and given as a wedding present from the bride’s father in 1990 to a young couple. The bride an actress, writer, documentary film-maker, traveler and healer. The groom, an theatre actor, financial consultant, meditator and producer of an excellent organic olive oil in their nearby property in Montepulciano.

It sits in an area filled with timeless art, ancient small villages and picturesque landscapes, not to mention thermal pools, fine dining, and wineries of the most famous Brunello (Big Tuscan Red) wines.

It’s a place for rest, relaxation, and exploration of the many Tuscan hilltop towns you have read so much about, or seen in movies.  This property is well suited for multi-generational vacations and groups seeking space to spread out.  Conveniently located between Rome & Florence. It comes complete with a yoga studio and lends itself very well to health & wellness retreats.  It is the end of a dirt road with only a few scattered neighbors, and enjoys total privacy.

The furniture is a mixture of colonial teak Javanese (Java, Indonesia) and heritage pieces, contemporary art from the owner’s collection and travel memories. The natural colors on the walls, painted by a Florentine artisan, have been carefully selected with a Feng Shui Master, who designed the landscaping with olive trees, cypress, oaks, antique roses, sweet scented Mediterranean shrubs, and fountains to enhance the harmony of the place and bring peace and good luck to its dwellers.

The main villa has six bedrooms and five bathrooms and sleeps 14 at its full capacity.

These are a master bedroom with super king size bed, one twin with two queen size beds, one double that can be made up as a king size bed or twin, a triple room/study with fireplace that can be made into a double + 1 extra bed, a quadruple with two beds downstairs and two in a mezzanine, and a single room.

One of the most coveted areas in summer is a porch for al fresco dining, with a king size sofa for reading and relaxing and looking at the rolling hills in front. A sea of rosemary surrounds the pool (14×5), hidden from view, but with a breath-taking view of Mount Amiata, a sacred mountain with a history of utopian colonies, and a Buddhist retreat.

As their children grew up, the couple restored the Annex adjacent to the house, built in 1930 and opened in 2007 as a retreat centre, following instructions from a dream. The centre was run by Aurora, a charity, hosted international spiritual teachers, and was the seat of the inter-cultural, multi-disciplinary Aurora Nature & Spirit Festival. It is now available for private rental, for holidays or groups.

It has three double bedrooms, four bathrooms, a spacious 1292 sq feet with a living room that can double as a practice room or as a dormitory for up to 10 people on sofa beds and futons, an 860 square feet Yoga and meditation room, a professional kitchen and dining room, fully equipped for 30 people, and plenty of space to dine outside. The latest addition is a barbecue with traditional brick oven to make pizza, bread and other mouth-watering specialties of the area.

Below the main house there is a large swimming pool, surrounded by aromatic rosemary plants, and a stunning panoramic view of the Val d’ Orcia.

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  • Property Type

    Villa

  • Region

    Tuscany-Southeast/Val D’Orcia

  • Sleeps

    Both Villa & Annex Can Sleep Up to 20 guests

    • Main Villa- 6 bedrooms + 5 bathrooms.
      • Can sleep up to 14 guests
      • 4300 sq feet
    • Annex 3 Bedrooms + 4 bathrooms
      • sleeps 6
      • 1292 sq feet
    • Yoga & Meditation Studio
      • 860 sq feet
  • Features

    Great views
    Outdoor pool
    Garden
    All services available
    English speaking concierge

AMENITIES AND SERVICES

  • Cleaning included 4 hours a day x 6 days
  • Fully equipped kitchen in main villa
  • Annex has a kitchen; professional stainless steel, fully equipped for 30
  • 860 Sq Feet Yoga/Meditation Studio- Accommodates 20-30 Guests
  • Yoga Studio Includes: Mats, Blocks, Belts & Towels
  • Garden Yoga Sweeping Views of the Val d Orcia
  • Barbecue with traditional brick oven to make pizza, bread and other mouth-watering specialties of the area.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES ON REQUEST

Cook available, Additional Maid Service

Cooking classes and farm visits

Yoga Instructor

Massage Sessions

Transfer to and from any airport or train stations

Rental cars or vans delivered directly to the property

Guided tours of the Val d’Orcia, Siena, Florence and other sights

Private wine visits to small prestigious vineyards in the area

Exclusions

80€ extra a day for full heating, which is needed from November to mid April. Second half of April, May and October might need partial heating, it depends on the weather and personal preferences.

Distances

The Val d’Orcia is comprised of 5,000 acres & protected by the UNESCO World Heritage.  The villa is  30 to 45 minutes to the key towns of Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and to Brunello vineyards; 30 minutes to the thermal spas in Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and San Casciano dei Bagni 35 minutes from the train station of Chiusi and the highway entrance. 1.5 hours from Florence, 2 hours from Rome, 2.50 hours from Pisa.

Availability

Most of the year

Deposit

55% to confirm property, final payment 90 days prior to check-in.  Damage deposit & policy vary based on property.
We accept: Visa, Mastercard & American Express

Rates

Rates for 2018 & 2019 Available upon request. Quoted in US Currency. Final payment based on prevailing Euro Currency.

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