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Country Farmhouse with Magnificient Gardens near Siena, Tuscany - Casa Borgianni

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

Description

Casa Borgianni

The three bedroom top floor has been recently renovated and fitted with wooden floors, stone bathrooms, typical countryside furnisher mixed with some modern Italian design. The apartment includes a scenic double height dining room with a stone staircase, fresco ceiling paints, a bedroom in the old sweetcorn room with a 360 degree view.


About the property

Villa Caprera

Villa Caprera is part of a village built in 1890 in Art Nouveau Style. It is said to be built by Garibaldi's doctor from which the name of Caprera. The place retains its original charm, still offers all modern comforts and facilities thanks to a recent conversion.

Ideally located for visiting Siena and its countryside, the Chianti area, the 'crete senesi' fascinating landscape, the Tuscan seaside, Florence, Pisa, Montalcino, San Gimignano and Pienza. Rome is only two hours away.

A picturesque square with an ancient iron well gives access to the villa; well kept gardens surround the property.

The interiors feature furniture of the Italian design tradition along with modern objects of design. Stylish linens, bed covers and table ware are carefully selected for our guests.

For its elegance, the villa is an ideal accommodation for wedding celebrations, honeymoons, romantic escapes.

More Details

Owner
Simona Bencini
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am back in Australia after a wonderful 6 week holiday. The highlight was the week in Siena in your family’s apartment. It was even more beautiful than the photos on the web and exceeded our expectations. Your parents were so welcoming and so attentive – your mother particularly was so friendly and generous. I was only disappointed that I didn’t see her before she went to Sardinia to thank her for making our trip so memorable. Your nonna too was delightful and we had a little chat every day – my Italian improved so much over the week as I conversed with your family. My sister had a very happy 60th birthday thanks to your hospitality. I will certainly be recommending it to my friends as a great place to be based in Tuscany.

So please pass on my thanks to your family for their generous hospitality and thank you too for your helpfulness in arranging our visit.
Sep 2010
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Location

Historic Centre of Siena
"Architecture, Art, Shopping, Dining"
Piazza del Duomo
"Architecture and Art"
Palazzo Pubblico e Museo Civico
"Architecture and Art"
Cantine de Castello di Brolio
"Wine Tour, Architecture, Countryside exploration"
Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
"Architecture, Art and Food"
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
"Architecture and Art"
prada space
"Shopping"
The Mall Outlet Centre
"Shopping"
Osteria le Logge
"Fine Dining"
La Taverna di San Giuseppe
"Food and Wine"
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
"Art and Architecture"
Tower of Mangia
"Architecture"
Abbey of Sant'Antimo
"Architecture and Art"
Santa Maria della Scala
"Art and Architecture"
Massa Marittima
"Architecture, Art, Food and Wine"
Historic Center of Florence
"Architecture, Art, Food and Shopping"
Castiglione Della Pescaia
"Seaside, swimming, sunbathing"
San Gimignano
"Architecture, Wine and Food"
Montepulciano
"Architecture, Art, Wine, Food and Local Culture"
Monteriggioni
"Architecture and Food"
Montalcino
"Wine, Food and Architecture"
Bagno Vignoni
"Thermal bath"
Castellina In Chianti
"Wine, Food, Architecture"
Punta Ala
"Seaside, swimming and sunbathing"
Abbazia di San Galgano
"Architecture"
La Bottega del 30
"Fine Dining"
Cantina Antinori
"Wine"
Barone Ricasoli Spa Agricola
"Wine"
Altesino
"Wine"
San Gusmé
"Village tour"
Il Mulino di Quercegrossa
Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Costafabbri
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Villa Cennina
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
66 Kilometres
Florence Certosa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
in Siena
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Monte Amiata, Abbadia San Salvatore
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

Villa Caprera is a farmhouse in the countryside 3 km from Siena. It is an ideal location for visiting the famous city, the Chianti countryside and the towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Pienza and San Galgano and for attending Siena's Palio.

Beautiful wineries in the area are open to the public for visit and wine testing of Brunello, Chianti and Nobile and olive oil production

Close to the villa is the ancient Monastery, built in the X sec AC.

The thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and Petriolo are popular attractions.

The Maremma sandy beaches are 1 hour drive from Caprera.

Other Activities: Canoe and kayak, hot air balloon trips, go kart, hunting, bird watching.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Refer to House Rules


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Siena in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Check in by appointment. max 1 hour window between 2-8 pm. Appointment fixed in advance, not on the day. No arrivals after 10pm
  • Documents copies in advance for authorities.
  • Keep the house in good conditions and avoid noise. Take rubbish to refuse island. Must read house information provided.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , twin wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , wash basin
  • Bathrooms have travertine and wooden finish and luxury fittings. The main bathroom features a bath located in front of the window where you can relax looking at the greenery outside. The main bathroom has also an enclosed shower and the area dedicated to the toilet and bidet is separated. We provide towels and soap for your use. There is also an independent laundry room with a wash basin and washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Cot added under request. It may go in any bedroom.
  • The main bedroom features corner windows. The Corn bedroom, in the raised portion of the house, has windows on all 4 sides and view toward the countryside and Siena. The third bedroom is a low ceiling cosy room. In special occasions we are able to provide another bed in this room. The cot is put in the apartment only if requested. We provide high quality traditional linens and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • tennis
Notes:
We can provide a private chef. This service is not included in the rent. The end of stay cleaning is included in the rent; extra cleaning and maid service can be booked and paid separately. Please let us know in advance if any of these services is required. We can also provide cooking lessons. They can either be held at the house or at the school. A driver with luxury people carrier is available for airport transfer and for tours; we are happy to help with the booking, but prices must be discussed directly with the driver. Horse riding available.

Reviews

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Casa Borgianni
average rating of 4.714286 based on 15 reviews
5

A Most Enjoyable Stay at Villa Caprera!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated "milestone" birthdays this month, and decided to spend two weeks in Italy with my sister-in-law and her husband to celebrate. We spent our first week on the Amalfi Coast in Positano, and a second week in Tuscany. Having been to Siena briefly ten years ago on a cruise, we decided that it would be a good choice for our "home base" while in Tuscany. It was absolutely perfect in every way! Our host Simona provided us with a "House Book" prior to our arrival which answered any questions we would have while there, which was invaluable. We were a 15 minute cab ride to the center of Siena, which we could see from bedroom windows or from our private sitting area in the garden, where we enjoyed cocktails after a day of exploring. Renting a car in Tuscany is a good idea, and there is plenty of room to park at the Villa. We picked up our car in Siena and enjoyed day trips to San Gimignano, Montalcino and Montapulciano which were easy drives from the villa.

While the kitchen was modern and very well equipped, we only prepared breakfast there, and had lunches and dinners out. There is a lovely restaurant within walking distance of the villa (La Curvetta) where we had dinner several evenings, and we also ventured into Siena for dinner as well. I can't say enough about the accommodations at Villa Caprera. Staying there was definitely a highlight of our wonderful holiday! We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for your lovely review!
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4

Lovely home in a beautiful garden setting!

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated villa with all the comforts of home! Perfect for our family of six adults.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very Pleasant Experience in Sienna

  • 5 of 5

Five of us were very comfortable and well treated during our week-long stay. Simona's mother brought us tarts and a basket of fresh vegetables from the garden, and generally looked after us well. The tower really comes into its own on Summer evenings. We sat outside and watched the sun's light fade and the moon rise over the buildings of Sienna. Quite a magical place, particularly when paired with a Brunello.

While not in Sienna proper, it is possible (although not entirely pleasant) to walk to town if necessary, but a bus also services the walled city and the drive to one of many parking lots is quick enough. As noted by others, it's quite easy to launch day trips all over the region.

A note on the house: one bedroom has very low ceilings. It was perfect for our seven year old, but might not be appropriate/comfortable for all sizes. On the other hand, the tower room ceiling soars above four walls of windows. For those travelling in groups but craving privacy, note that the tower bedroom door does not truly close without much fiddling and assistance, due to the stairs below it. Not a problem for us, but worth noting as the room is directly above the dining room.

Well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms, great linens, comfortable beds. We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL
5

Country living in the middle of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We 5 all thoroughly enjoyed this charming top half of the house, overlooking Siena from what felt like a country estate. Lovely farmhouse feel with elegant furnishings and outside seating and exploring space made formed an excellent base from which to explore the marvelous tuscan hilltowns, Siena, florence, even Pisa and Cinqueterre. or you could just sit at home and relax, with the church bell the only thing to break the silence. Had some wonderful family meals in the dining room with well fitted kitchen and vegetables from the garden supplied by mother of the house. Great grocery shopping close by and of course a good choice of good Italian restaurants close by. Having a car is a great advantage. The VRBO coordinates were off but the coordinates 43°18'09.4N 11°18'50.8E are spot on. Simona was very responsive to all our requests for assistance. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collinsville, IL
5

Amazing Villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Caprera for a week and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this amazing Villa. We were greeted by our host - she was so friendly and her pride in the home showed as she walked us around the Villa, opening windows and showing us the amenities. She provided a lovely homemade dessert, a bottle of wine, coffee and other items to welcome us. The home was beautiful and so well maintained. Our every need was met and we were comfortable and felt right at home our entire stay. We loved how cozy the home felt and thought the paintings on the ceilings and the antique furnishings were so charming. The beds were very comfortable. Our daughter stayed in the roof top bedroom and slept every night with all the windows open. We woke to the sound of roosters and birds and fresh breezes blowing in through the windows. In late afternoon, we sat on the back patio and enjoyed wine and amazing views of Siena in the near distance. Because Siena was so close, we could get to town so easily, which was so convenient for shopping and dinner and wonderful walks about town.

We would go back in a heartbeat! Villa Caprera felt like home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It has been a pleasure to have you as our guests. Please come back and visit us again soon.
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5

Beauty and comfort in gorgeous surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the Noble apartment in October. The apartment is just beautiful with comfortable beds, lovely modern bathrooms and everything you could want in a kitchen (also everything was spotless). The house is from the ninetheenth century but has been very tastefully modernized. The top bedroom is spectacular with Windows on all sides and the most marvellous views. I don't think the photos really can do it justice. The living room had a big comfy sofa with a good size tv. Someone said in a previous review the WiFi was weak but we had zero problems with it.

The owners were kindness itself with a fresh baked pie waiting for us along with essential supplies such as milk etc. and a bottle of sparkling wine.. They were also incredibly helpful when my husband developed a medical problem and had to see a doctor (taking us there and translating for us, so kind) The house is in a peaceful scenic area with great views of Siena which is a short drive away. It is also a great spot for exploring the surrounding countryside. We had a car but it is possible to without one if so inclined. There is a deli within walking distance and a bus stop where you can catch a bus to go into Siena. If you decide to rent a car, get a small one. Some of the roads off the main arteries are very narrow and winding. Siena itself was very pretty with some excellent restaurants. We had such a great time. We would go back to stay in the villa a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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