Il Panacea

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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From £11,181 per week

or call +44 (0)20 7261 5499

Months Prices
July 2020 From £11,181
August 2020 From £11,181

Prices are based on 2 sharing for 7 nights.

Our view

With sumptuous views from the exceptional swimming pool area, this is a wonderfully welcoming rural retreat, styled in a unique mix of Bohemian chic, Tuscan tradition and English country house.

In brief

  • Countryside views
  • Cook service included
  • Shady outdoor areas

About the villa

Tapestries and a battered panama perched on a walking stick; this unlikely blend of art and artefacts succinctly suggests the beguiling informality and understated elegance of Il Panacea. A light and airy family villa in Tuscany, on the ground floor is a delightful drawing room, with white sofas and bright cushions around a huge open fire, and with access to a cleverly rustic kitchen / dining room.Outdoor living is equally inviting, with a large al fresco ‘sitting room’ in the shade of four trees, perfectly positioned, one in each corner; and a converted barn, complete with chandelier, which now acts as a pool house to a generously sized swimming pool, sunk into lawned surrounds.  There are serene panoramas from every perspective in the grounds, and the peacefully private villa is about a fifteen minute drive from shops and restaurants in Buonconvento. Siena, Sant’Antimo abbeys and inimitable Florence are all within easy reach.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Shower room
  • Double bedroom (four poster bed)
  • Drawing room
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Laundry room

First Floor

  • 2 Double bedrooms (four poster beds) and bathroom en suite
  • 2 twin bedrooms that can be made into doubles
  • Sitting room
  • Bathroom
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite



  • Cot and highchair


  • Portable barbecue


  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave


  • 14m x 6m
  • 1.1m x 2.2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool house


  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Heating

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 5 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Cook service

Important Information


An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



  • Tennis at Vescovado 10 minutes


  • Shops/restaurants Buonconvento 15 minutes
  • Larger shops Siena 40 minutes

Places of interest

  • Pienza 25 minutes
  • Montepulciano 40 minutes
  • Abbeys of Sant’ Antimo 40 minutes
  • Monte Oliveto 20 minutes


  • Florence approximately 1 hour
  • Pisa approximately 2 hours
  • Rome approximately 3 hours drive

Train Station

  • Buonconvento 15 minutes
About the area

Chianti and South of Siena

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The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.

But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.

Find out more about Chianti and South of Siena

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. 


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.