Villa Calliope

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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From £3,264 per week

Please note that not all rooms will be available for lower occupancies at this villa. See Important Information for more detail.

Our view

Beautifully restored, this Tuscan luxury villa offers fabulous views and discreet service just minutes away from all amenities in Buonconvento. A fabulous option also for Christmas.

In brief

  • Large private pool
  • Characterful restoration
  • Generous proportions

About the villa

Peacefully placed in a private reserve, and gazing out to mile upon mile of unspoilt rural landscapes, this handsome old house is enhanced by a wonderfully relaxed ambience. Thoughtfully equipped, its refreshingly informal interiors are fitted with an eco-friendly cooling/heating system for year-round comfort, and 21st century facilities are juxtaposed with period features, nowhere more notably than in the timber beamed kitchen, where modern appliances surround a rustic table, and where cook service could be an added indulgence. The cool white sittting room leads through a broad arch, to a dining area with magnificent chandelier, and there is a snug little library/TV room. All rooms at ground floor level open to the gardens. Individually styled with rugs and rich fabrics, each of the villa’s six bedrooms has an en suite bath or shower room. One twin bedroom is off the dining area and another double bedroom is near the ground floor sitting room. An external covered staircase leads up to a loggia and entrance to the informal upper sitting room. The other four bedrooms are entered from this sitting room. And outside, a covered terrace is furnished with cushioned cane for dining and lounging, and lawns encircle a generously sized swimming pool. About 31km from Siena, the villa is just a very easy 3km from shops, bars and restaurants and train station in the old town of Buonconvento. Fabulously comfortable, this is also an ideal property for early and late season rentals and a wonderful venue for a Christmas or New Year gathering.

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Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Living room with fireplace
  • Library/TV room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility room
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite opening to garden
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite opening to garden
  • External covered dining terrace

First Floor

  • Staircase leads up to covered loggia and entrance into sitting room with fireplace
  • Master twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • 2 Double bedrooms with shower room en suite



  • Cot and highchair


  • Built-in barbecue
  • Portable barbecue


  • Italian SKY Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • Blu-Ray player
  • CD player


  • Under floor cooling/heating
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms


  • 2 ovens and 2 warming drawers
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Wine fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven


  • 15m x 5m
  • 1.2m x 2m deep
  • The pool is open from mid May until 25th September


  • Bathroom amenities


  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safe
  • Dryer

Important 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 .5 to €6 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.

Please note there is a price for 1-8 and  9-12 up to 21st June and from 31st August.

Please note the housekeeper lives on-site in a self-contained annexe.


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.



CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.


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


A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 3 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Complimentary arrival meal


  • Cook service



  • Nearest shops, bars and restaurants, train station (for Florence) 3km Buonconvento

Places of Interest

  • Montalcino 14km
  • Pienza 26km
  • Siena 31km
  • Florence 100km


  • Florence 110km
  • Perugia 110km
  • Pisa 140km
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