Europe / Italy / Tuscany
This historic grand mansion is set among a wine and olive oil producing estate, located 40 minutes south of the medieval town of Siena.
In its past, the villa was used as the country residence of several aristocratic Italian dynasties. It took two years for his current owner to painstakingly renovate the property, and finally bring it back to its former splendor, adding all the modern amenities. The imposing villa, with its elegant cypress-lined boulevard, offers an abundance of luxury: four floors of elegant refined interiors, tennis court, private wellness Spa with sauna, and private gym. When you combine the beauty of the land, the villa attentive staff and the unique characteristics of Il Cardinale, your vacation is sure to be memorable.
This Old-world style villa is ideal for large groups of friends or families looking for the perfect balance between tradition, quality and comfort. The interior spaces, as well as the grounds, are sprawling. The location is the perfect base from which to explore the best Tuscan landmarks and cultural highlights, and it is one of the top locations for food and wine lovers, being Siena, Montalcino, Pienza and the Brunello area nearby.
The spacious social spaces, like the rest of the villa, are elegantly furnished with original paintings, luxury fabrics, hand-crafted antiques and family heirlooms. They feature original floor tiles, as well as architectural details such as stone fireplaces and painted walls soaring to high ceilings. The spaces exude the effortless elegance of the patrician Tuscan country look. On this floor, the entrance hall with beautiful coffered ceiling, grand piano and seating arrangements spread out the expansive room, formal dining room that seats up to 22 guests, adjacent fully equipped Tuscan-style kitchen, smaller drawing room with comfortable red velvet seating area, and guest bathroom.
On the first floor is a reading/TV room with upholstered sofa, chairs and antiques. There is an additional large living room with comfortable seating centered on a large antique rug.
On the second floor is a laundry room with two washing machines and ironing facilities.
Immerse yourself into the green beauty of the Tuscan countryside. Manicured landscape surrounds Il Cardinale and protects the guests’ privacy from indiscreet eyes. Set in one of the villa lawns, the swimming pool is a refreshing spot where to spend some time during the sunny hours. The more active guests can enjoy friendly games at the private tennis court or endure some work-out sessions in the equipped gym. In the villa courtyard a large patio is set up with large umbrellas for alfresco dining. The vegetable garden in summer offers organic vegetables ready to be picked and enjoyed!
8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms
Sleeps 16 Guests
- Hair Dryer
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Private Parking
- Mountain View
- Al Fresco Dining
- Satellite TV
- Foosball Table
- DVD Player
- Cable TV
Bedroom 1 (First Floor): Master king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower/tub
Bedroom 2 (First Floor): Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower/tub
Bedroom 3 (First Floor): Twin/King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower/tub
Bedroom 4 (First Floor): Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower/tub – portable air conditioning
Bedroom 5 (Second Floor): Queen bedroom suite with study room and en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6 (Second Floor): Family Suite - King bedroom with shared bathroom with shower/tub
Bedroom 7 (Second Floor): Family Suite - Twin/King bedroom with shared bathroom with shower/tub
Bedroom 8 (Third Floor): Panoramic bedroom with two French beds (130 cm wide each), TV and en-suite bathroom with shower/tub
All bedrooms have air conditioning
All the bathrooms are provided with hair dryers
Private swimming pool (5 x 14 m)
Staff and Services
Housekeeping: 4 hours per day/7 days per week (9 am-1 pm)
Mid-week change of linen and bath towels (Wed)
Continental Breakfast (8 am – 10:30 am) per day, 7 days per week (cost of food included)
Local cook for lunch and/or dinner (cost of food extra)
Organic Extra virgin Olive Oil from the estate’s own production (1 lt)
Garden and pool maintenance
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)
Additional housekeeping service
Cost of food and beverage
Pre-stocking service for food and drinks
Pizza night in the ancient wood-fired oven to be reserved ahead of time
Wine tasting and tour of the cellar
Any services not included in the rental
Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 1 h 30 min
Nearest serviced town: 6 min
Nearest major city: Siena 40 min
All utilities including A/C are included
Unlimited WiFi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
Villa staff live on the premises, in separate quarters. Guests’ privacy is guaranteed.
Adult guests preferred. Children might be accommodated on request, subject to the owner’s approval at time of booking. In case of acceptance, the party shall come with their personal nanny for the full stay, or the villa can arrange a babysitting service for a charge.
The kitchen can be operated only by villa personnel.
Check-in between 4 pm and 6 pm
Check-out by 10 am
All extra services must be paid locally unless otherwise arranged