Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy
- Breathtaking views
- Excellent staff
- Within easy reach of Radda and vineyards
About the villa
At the end of a cypress-lined drive, in the hide-away setting of a wooded private estate, this is a large former farmhouse, in a landscape little changed throughout its centuries. Tastefully and artistically restored by the creative owners, Vercenni is now a well-balanced blend of stylish comfort and Tuscan tradition. Bedrooms are furnished with restful, rural simplicity, some with ceiling fans. The entrance hall houses some of the owner's extensive book collection and the heavily beamed sitting room has a huge inglenook fireplace complete with wood-burning stove, along with ample chairs and sofas, Wifi and smart TV, and a wall-wide mural of the estate, juxtaposed with poster-style art and works of art from the artist owners. Occupying much of the lower floor, the cool kitchen/breakfast room is bathed in light from doors and windows and, with its stepped stone floor, has the feel of an outdoor terrace. It opens out to just that, and to panoramic views of hills and valleys from various vantage points in the grounds, where a soft-contoured pool is sunk into lawned surrounds, and a poolside pergola with built-in barbecue is ideal for leisurely lunches. This is an immensely popular villa and large groups have chosen to also take the sister villa Casa di Sopra and dine together on the panoramic terrace at Verenni. Cook service is an optional extra indulgence, and there are eateries and small shops in Radda, 3km from the villa, and Siena’s superb attractions just 33km away.
- Smart TV in upper sitting room
- SKY satellite TV package
- DVD Player
- CD player
Games and Sports
- Table tennis
- Small second fridge
- Filter coffee machine
- Italian coffee machine
No more than 10 guests are permitted to stay at the villa.
An English speaking CV representative in Italy will visit you and will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 15:30 . Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Tennis 3km Radda
- Golf dell'Ugolino 50km
- Shops, restaurants, chemist, ATM at 3km in Radda
- all amenities in Gaiole 6km
- The Mall (factory outlet) 41km
Places of Interest
- San Gimignano 27km
- Siena 33km
- Florence 50km
- Arezzo 58km
- Volterra 59km
- Volterra 65km
- Vinci 75km
- Montepulciano 82km
- Lake Trasimeno 90km
- Cortona 95km
- Orvieto 145km
- Florence 59km
- Pisa 109km
- Perugia 135km
- Bologna 147km
- Rome (Ciampino) 265km
- Rome (Fiumicino) 275km
- Montevarchi 24km
- Siena 33km
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.
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Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. 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.