Villa Cetinale

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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Prices for this property are available on request, please call the number below to speak to a Villa Specialist about pricing and availability.

+44 (0)20 7261 5499

Our view

A magnificent and historic house, this luxury villa in Tuscany is superb for big family gatherings, with chef service and fabulous formal gardens enhancing its matchless appeal as a wedding venue.

In brief

  • Elegant interiors
  • Splendid grounds
  • Well-kept gardens

About the villa

Designed by the architect Carlo Fontana, in the Roman Baroque style, this majestic house was built in 1651 for Pope Alexander VII, and encircled by glorious gardens and the ‘holy wood’, both replete with statuary by Giuseppe Mazuoli. While these remain today, they are joined now by a swimming pool and sunbathing lawn, a games room housed in the limonaia, and a tennis court (shared with nearby villa La Cerbaia).  Within the villa, elegantly vaulted ceilings top beautifully furnished rooms on several levels; the sitting room, with its big stone fireplace, forming a social centrepiece; the kitchen in comfortable country style; and the frescoed dining room looking out to lovely views. Rich fabrics and romantic four-posters feature in several bedrooms, toys await in a cheerful room for children, hand-painted furniture and myriad artworks are liberally sprinkled throughout the house, and chef, maid and manager services add a further level of leisure and luxury.  Just 14km from Siena, Villa Cetinale is 5km from shops and a restaurant in Sovicille and centrally placed for sightseeing in several medieval towns.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Loggia with dining tables
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • TV room

First Mezzanine Floor

  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • Double bedroom with wardrobe
  • Bathroom and shower

First Floor - Piano Nobile

  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 2 Double bedrooms with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Sitting room opening to outside

Second Mezzanine Floor

  • Bathroom
  • Single bedroom
  • Small bathroom
  • Dormitory bedroom with 4 single beds

Second Floor

  • Double bedroom
  • 2 Double bedrooms with bathroom en suite
  • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom

Limonaia - Just outside the house

  • Games room with table tennis and table football


Children's Facilities

  • Cots and highchairs

Cooking Outdoors

  • Gas barbecue


  • 2 TVs
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • Blu-Ray player
  • Playstation

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Small gym

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning

Kitchen Essentials

  • 3 Dishwashers
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 13m x 4.5m
  • Heated
  • Pool towels changed daily

Shared Tennis Court

  • Shared tennis court

Something Special

  • Bathroom amenities
  • Music in bedrooms

Villa Essentials

  • 2 Washing machines
  • Dryer
  • 2 Washing machines
  • Dryer
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Service & Staffing


  • Daily Chef service with assistant
  • Breakfast service
  • Maid service 7 day(s) per week
  • House Manager
  • Porter service
  • Turndown service

Important Information

Events for up to 250 people in the gardens

Event fee for up to 100 guests €6000, over 100 guests €10,000 payable locally.

House heating is not included and if required is €2000 per week, payable locally.


The owner of the property you are staying in will either visit you on arrival or 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.



  • Bus stop 1km Ancaiano
  • Café, restaurant, shops, bank 5km Sovicille

Places Of Interest

  • Siena 14km
  • Monteriggioni 15km
  • San Galgano 30km
  • San Gimignano 44km
  • Volterra or Monte Oliveto Maggiore 50km
  • Pienza 66km
  • Florence 67km
  • Arezzo 100km


  • Florence Airport 76km
  • Pisa Airport 114km
  • Bologna Airport 164km
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport 244km

Train Station

  • Siena 14km
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.