Rombolino is perched high on a pinnacle-like hill with spectacular views over the renown Val d'Orcia.
We are delighted to introduce this villa, the latest master restoration brought to you by the owners of La Casaccia, Belriposo, Colle Aperto, and Palazzuolo and Palazzo San Pietro in Venice.
This valley, where "The English Patient" and "Under the Tuscan Sun" were filmed, has been renowned since the end of the first millennium as being an important stage on the Via Francigena, the great medieval pilgrimage road from France to Rome. More than 20 castles and rest houses crowned the valley bordering the road. One of these houses, Rombolino, has become a villa of exceptional character.
All ensuite, equivalent accommodations
Please note: The location of this vacation home, as others in the area, requires driving on a "strada bianca" - a typical Tuscan white dirt road. When renting a vehicle for your holiday, we strongly suggest not renting any vehicle with a low-carriage.
Main entrance into double living room. Couches and chairs for 14 include two armchairs for reading by a fire. Drink bar with fridge and icemaker. Two doors to surrounding patio, plus huge picture window framing the view
Dining room with rustic wood table for 12 Modern and very well-equipped kitchen (8 burner gas stove, double ovens, fireplace for cooking, microwave, American fridge/freezer, double sinks) opens to dining patio. Adjacent pantry for storage. Guest bath
Studio with large desk and chair in front of window. Seating for three (The studio can be closed to become a part of the Master Bedroom if preferred).
Master Bedroom (king) with walk through closet and ensuite bath (open shower stall, low clearance at 190cm)
Imperiale bedroom reached off patio. Double bedroom (king) with canopy bed, ensuite bath (open shower stall)
Double bedroom (king) with open bath tub with hand-held shower
Exterior stairs to small landing with table and chairs for two and access to Loft
Reached by an external stone staircase, this floor has four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The annex, located next to the swimming pool, has two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. All of the bedrooms have air-conditioning.
Winter living room with working fireplace. TV with satellite and Sky, VCR, DVD, CD player, iPod dock, seating for four
Tortiglioni double bedroom (king) with antique four poster bed, walk-in closet and ensuite bath (enclosed shower stall) with dressing table and makeup mirror
Loft double bedroom (king) with ensuite bath (tub with hand held shower, and separate shower; both open to room. Separate WC
Nuns double bedroom (twins can combine) with ensuite bath (large shower stall)
Chinese double bedroom (queen) with elegant iron canopy bed and ensuite bath (tub with hand held and wall-mounted shower)
Newly renovated two-story barn offers three more double/twin bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms on the ground level. The loft offers a bar for relaxing, kitchenette and a gym.
[+] distancesWineries, wine shops and restaurants are all within a very short drive
Contignano (nearest village with grocery, bakery, butcher, pecorino cheese factory and gas station) is only 5 minutes
Hot springs and spas are 10 to 30 minutes
S. Quirico is 15 to 20 minutes
Pienza is 15 to 20 minutes
Montepulciano is 15 to 20 minutes
Sarteano is 15 to 20 minutes
Train station: Chiusi is 25 minutes
Montalcino is 30 minutes
Perugia is 1 hour
Assisi is 1 hour
Airport: Perugia is 1 hour
Airport: Florence is 1.5 hours
Airports: Rome and Pisa are 2 hours
[+] included in the priceDaily Morning cleaning Monday - Saturday
Pool and hot tub heating by solar panels
Electricity including air conditioning
Telephone for local calls
Daily morning cleaning included
Weekly bed and bath linen changing
Firewood for fireplaces and barbecue
Wi-Fi - Broadband Wireless Internet Connection
Each house has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, pool and offers a range of multimedia devices.
Rooms and bathrooms have complete sets of linen, hairdryers, bath gift set with soap, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion.
Cots, cradles, high chairs, wheelchair, can be easily provided.
Basic supplies are always available for free as mineral water (Panna and San Pellegrino) balsamico, various spices, various English teas, Italian toasted coffee, capsules, paper napkins, Scottex, toilet paper, soap, candles etc., produce from the estate as extra virgin oil, vinegar, season crops from vegetable garden and orchard, various jams (plum, fig, apricot, quince), honey.
[+] additional costs to be paid on the premisesHouse and water heating according to consumption
Personal laundry, cooking and food shopping can be provided upon agreement, please inquire upon booking
Extra maid service and cook services at 15 Euro per hour paid in cash locally together with grocery shopping. If unpaid while checking out it will have to be invoiced (adding approximately 49% taxes). Clients who plan to have meals cooked at home are kindly requested to provide the cook with the needed cash (in average 20/25 euro per person per meal + 5/10 for the breakfasts depending on the menu chosen). The balance between provided advance cash and grocery receipts will be accounted for at checking out. The bottles taken from the house cellar have to be replaced by the same bottles or paid cash at grocery's price (price list in the house) while checking out.
Rombolino has its own solar panel heating system for both, pool and hot tub. Extra heating through dedicated boilers will be charged following real propane consumption at actual market price. Pertaining costs will be settled at departure in cash or invoiced adding 22% VAT.
You are expected to leave the house as you found it. Possible damages or extra cleaning costs will be debited on your security deposit.
Refundable Security Deposit: USD 2500 to be held by VIA with a valid credit card number along with your final payment. Any expenses not paid for in Euro on the premises will be charged to your credit card and invoiced adding various taxes (as explained above) along with a 2.5% transaction fee.
Rombolino is simply spectacular! The setting is unique and gorgeous. The house absolutely beautiful, and Giovanna was a fantastic cook! Can't wait to return. A very, very special place. Thanks so much for everything. Our trip was probably the best ever.
Return Client: Nancy B.
All was absolutely fantastic! Rombolino was heavenly with views you have to see to believe! We cannot say enough about Giovanna and her staff...truly amazing food and service! Will return as soon as we can!!! Thank you Via Villas!!!
Our group of clients that went to Rombolino were just blown away by the entire experience….that was a great recommendation for us.
Tim C. Fort Worth TX