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VENCIANA 8+4 / 8 sleeps, Tuscan stone-villa with park and pool near Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Sleeps 12, 4 bedroom 3 bathroom


Venciana is located on an isolated hill, in an area to the south of the Chianti territory, between Arezzo and Siena (both less than half an hour away by car), in a typical landscape covered by jumbled woods and rows of olive trees. It was originally a farmhouse and still reflects the original separation of the areas that were once used as the dwelling (top floor) and the farm shed (ground floor); careful renovation has transformed it into an attractive country home with stone exterior and rustic interior, with exposed beams and terracotta floors. Surrounded by a large, well-kept garden with a rich assortment of plants, fruit trees and flowers, stretching to the green hills around it, it is the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the peaceful Siena countryside but also to be able to make short trips to explore a territory with rich wine and food traditions and important artistic and naturalistic centres, such as that of Chianti that winds along the wine route which, passing through the beautiful villages of Gaiole, Radda, Panzano and Greve, leads to Florence; also to be discovered are the fascinating villages of Montalcino and Pienza, immersed in the stunning setting of the Val d'Orcia, or Montepulciano and San Gimignano: a unique experience that combines art, nature and culture, where the leitmotif is the delicious nectar that here reaches its sublime expression.

Useful Information

Your Emma Villas Customer service is CRISTINA GIANNINI and you can reach her for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.


The house consists of 3 units, each with independent access: two on the ground floor (with direct access to the portico with dining area) and one on the top floor. The main entrance, on the ground floor, opens onto the living area consisting of a single room with fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. From here you go into a small hallway with double bedroom (and direct access to the outside via a French window) and a bathroom with shower. The second unit, accessible through two French windows next to the main entrance, consists of a large double bedroom with additional double sofa bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. The room has direct access to another portico at the back of the house. An external staircase leads up to the top floor with the third unit - a living room with fireplace and satellite TV (with a double sofa bed) leads to a short corridor with two double bedrooms with queen-size bed and a bathroom with two showers. The floor is completed by a spacious kitchenette/laundry.


In the vast park surrounding the villa, immersed in silence and fenced-in for about 3 hectares, olive trees alternate with manicured lawn areas and a varied vegetation. Fruit trees, such as cherries and figs, line one side of the garden whilst around the house are beds of geraniums and rose bushes. The large portico in front of the kitchen, framed by fragrant climbing jasmine, is set up for outdoor dining, with a brick-built barbecue just a short distance away. At the back, a second portico is the perfect place where guests can relax and admire the view of the beautiful hilly landscape. Along the private driveway is the covered parking area belonging to the property.

Swimming Pool

The fenced-in pool is positioned in a large sunny area, in the middle of the park and next to the house which is about 35 m away. The circular pool, with travertine border and lined in PVC, measures 53 sq m, and is provided with a ladder for access to the water. There is a cold-water shower and lighting inside the pool and in the garden surrounding it. The purification system is chlorine. The solarium area, in stone and lawn along the perimeter fence, is provided with sunbeds, umbrellas and a wooden gazebo with tables and chairs.

(Emma Villas reminds you that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested on www.emmavillas.com)

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

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Fabulous place to stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised. The house was charming and functional and the grounds were fabulous. The owner was extremely helpful. We hope to stay here again some time soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Firenze at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ambra at 11 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montevarchi at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Coming from North: A1 exit Valdarno at 32 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ambra at 11 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tyrrhenian sea - Castiglione della Pescaia at 124 Kilometres

Montebenichi is a tiny village, whose origins can be traced back to the Lombard era, located on the ridge of a hill (500 m above sea level) which separates the area of the Siena Chianti from that of the Arezzo Valdarno and which, thanks to its location, offers spectacular views over the typical Chianti countryside. It preserves monuments of a rich past (the old castle and church in the village centre, and the parish church of Santa Maria in Altaserra, considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved monuments of the whole area). The Chianti terrritory is located right in the centre of Tuscany, between the cities of Florence to the north, Siena to the south and Arezzo to the east: the ideal location for visiting the beautiful art cities but also for exploring the many fascinating rural borghi set in the 'gentle hills' that surround Siena, with their picturesque postcard landscapes. The property is well connected and easily accessible thanks to the excellent network of roads and highways that connect with the motorway exits of Valdarno, 32 km away (for those coming from the north) and Valdichiana, 42,5 km away (for those coming from the south). Major airports in the region are Florence (95 km) and Pisa (155 km). The nearest train station is Montevarchi (12 km), and there are also stations in Siena (34 km) and Arezzo (41 km), with direct connections to Rome and Florence. In Ambra, about 11 km from the house, you will find all shops, supermarkets and amenities.


- Airports

Firenze 95km, Pisa 155km, Roma Fiumicino 250km, Milano Malpensa430km

- Train Station

Montevarchi 12km, Siena 34km, Arezzo 41,5km

- Highway

Coming from North: A1 exit Valdarno 32km; coming from South: A1 exit Valdichiana 42,5km

- Attractions within 100 km

Castelnuovo Berardenga 20km, Rapolano Terme 20km, Gaiole in Chianti 23km, Radda in Chianti 30km, Siena 34km, Panzano in Chianti 43km, Greve in Chianti 49km, Arezzo 45km, Montepulciano 54km, Pienza 60km, Cortona 65km, Montalcino 68km, Castiglion del Lago 68km, San Gimignano 78km, Firenze 81 km, Perugia 98km

- Services and shops

Ambra 11km; Montevarchi 12km

- Beach

Tyrrhenian sea - Castiglione della Pescaia 124 km

- Access road

1,1 km of unpaved road and steep in some points, not suitable for low vehicles


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 500,00€

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Ensuite Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • UNIT 1: 1 with shower; UNIT 2: 1 with shower; UNIT 3: 1 with shower. En-suite bathrooms: 1


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, with queen size bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, with queen size bed
  • Other - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 1 double sofa bed in the living room
  • UNIT 1: 1 double; UNIT 2: 1 double; UNIT 3: 2 doubles with queen size bed


  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard


  • Self-catering


  • Fenced: Yes Height above sea level: 487m

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