Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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In a quirky but useful layout which is ideal for friends or two families, this former village school has been thoughtfully transformed to become a luxury villa in Tuscany’s tranquil countryside.

In brief

  • Rural retreat
  • Beautiful views
  • Original Collection

About the villa

A sleepy little hamlet in the heart of Chianti is the setting for this charming villa. Just 7km from Siena’s feast of medieval art and architecture, it forms part of a private wine and oil estate which has been in the hands of the same family for centuries, and it still displays a distinctive trompe l’oeil painted by the owner’s ancestor. With the ground floor well-furnished for comfort and equipped with modern appliances, the villa’s attractively ‘rustic-chic’ bedrooms feature antique pieces, a big four-poster, and aptly naïve artworks. L’Uliveto is comprised of two buildings which can be open to each other for communal social space, or closed-off for privacy. Each with its own staircase and sitting room, the larger East wing has three bedrooms, a big kitchen and ten-guest dining table, and opens on to the spacious al fresco dining terrace; while the two-bedroom West wing has a small kitchen, table for four, and outdoor access to a little patio. Cook service could be added for effortless full-house catering. There are views of Siena from the villa and its gardens, and, naturally, two pergolas take their places beside the large swimming pool.



Villa details


Ground Floor - East side

  • Sitting room with dining area, fireplace, and access to large terrace
  • Kitchen

Ground Floor - West Side

  • Small kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and access to a small patio and shared outdorrs dining area
  • Cloakroom

First floor - East Side

  • Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite and walk in wardrobe
  • Twin bedroom with antique iron beds and large armoire
  • Double/twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Shower room

First Floor - West side

  • Double bedroom with four poster king size bed
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Bathroom


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair


  • Basic Sky satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

Kitchen Essentials

  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 15m x 7m
  • 1.1m x 2.1m deep
  • Pool cover
  • Salt water chlorination
  • The pool is open from 30 April- 17 September

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Mosquito nets on all windows
  • Mosquito nets on all windows

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 4 hours per day 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week


  • Cook service
  • Grocery service
  • Bicycle delivery

Important Information

Fewer of You?
Reduced Prices are available for smaller parties of up to 4 persons and up to 6 persons, up until the end of April and from mid-September onwards.
For 2019 bookings, enjoy our conveniently timed CV Villas flights from Gatwick to either Pisa or Rome and from Stansted to Florence, all with British Airways including luggage. Please call us for availability and current flight prices.


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 14:00. Departure by 10:00.


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



  • Horseback riding, go karts, mountain bike and thermal spa resorts at Montechiaro
  • Riding 15km Bernardegna
  • Tennis courts 18km La Racchetta
  • Golf 70km Castelfalfi


  • Restaurant 5km Ponte A Bozzone
  • Larger shops 6km Due Ponti

Places of Interest

  • Siena 7km
  • Montalcino 30km
  • San Gimignano 40km


  • Florence 70km
  • Pisa 150km
About the area

Chianti and South of Siena

Average weather

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 happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


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