Handpicked and personally inspected villas in Italy

1.888.477.2740 (USA) +1 215.248.2570

Il Palazzi

This property has been verified and vetted by VIA


July 2018

The property is fabulous and Antonella is amazing. The layout is perfect!

Julie D.

Julie D.
September 2017

Expectations were high based on referrals, materials and phone conversations with Lori Redmond but the actual experience exceeded them. It was perfect in every respect. We especially enjoyed the outstanding service provided by Asia and her staff. 

Carl C.

Carl C.
July 2017

The house was beautiful and extremely comfortable. The setting and the view were gorgeous. Antonella, Lucia and Asia are a fantastic team and made our stay very special. We love the pool. The entire crew could not have been happier or asked for more.   Thank you, we had a phenomenal time.

Nancy B.

Nancy B.
June 2016

Lovely property. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy magnificent view!

Sandra and Chris G.
September 2013

Loved the villa! Staff was great, super vacation. Let me know if you need a sales person to help you with bookings, I am a huge fan of VIA Villas...we are already planning either a return to Positano or maybe a villa in lakes region north...Ciao, 

Gary W. Vero Beach, FL
August 2013

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect second half of a two-week holiday in Italy! We left the bustle of Florence and arrived to the absolute glory of the Tuscan countryside. I'd recommend IL Palazzi to anyone. The team - Asia, Antonella, Lucia & were wonderful in every way. The villa is beautiful. It's rustic, but also boasts WiFi, comfortable rooms, gorgeous baths and bedrooms that open up on breathtaking views of the hills. The terraces offer more chances to look at those views. And the gardens were awash with color and scent from tomatoes red on the vine, bushes of rosemary, the roses, trees and vineyards. There are villages to explore, restaurants and shopping not that far away, but we were happiest at the villa reading, eating, walking and feasting on the view. 

Nora R. Keedysville, MD
July 2013

Our villa was great, had the charm of an old farm house, but all the comforts of a renovated home, very well appointed.

Sabrina G. and Justin K. Hong Kong, China
July 2013

We loved Il Palazzi! Asia, Antonella and Lucia were all charming and very helpful and accommodating. We thought that the house was beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The views were spellbinding and the sunsets magnificent. We had a great time, again! 

Nancy B. Potomac, MD
June 2013

The ladies who took care of us were amazing. Asia, Lucia, and Antonella. We cannot say enough about what a great experience we had with them. They really became part of our family. The villa is wonderful and even exceeded our expectations. We loved everything about it. 

John and Kristie T. Waxhaw NC


  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Car Essential
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • iPod Dock
  • Iron
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Private Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

IL Palazzi sits on a panoramic grassy plateau overlooking the wilder southern end of the Val d'Orcia. Near the base of Monte Cetona, it affords a birds eye view of the quintessential Tuscan landscape that was named a UNESCO Heritage site in 2004.

Soft rolling hills topped by walled villages, cypress-tree lined country lanes and medieval fortresses ring the distant edge of the valley. These spectacular views have made an indelible impression on all travelers to this area for centuries. It was here, at this ruined farmhouse in 1980, in the shade of the mature oaks that dot the forest edge, that the owner decided to leave behind his fast paced lifestyle in Rome and New York and purchase this rare tract of land. A few years later he was camping in the ruins of the old farmhouse and planting the new vineyards that would become the famed Tenuta di Trinoro.

Since then, the wines of Tenuta di Trinoro wines have gone on to global success, but Il Palazzi, where he first lived had remained a ruin - until now. Over the course of 2011, Il Palazzi received a total renovation by a celebrated interior designer and is now a luxury six bedroom house with all the modern amenities, a full staff, beautiful gardens, and a large pool with vast views. Everything has been updated with the precision, care and style that has characterized the wines of Tenuta di Trinoro. The protected views of the Val d'Orcia remain the same.

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.

Included in price

  • Daily maid service for 3 hours/day from Monday to Saturday; bed making, bath linen changing mid week (Wednesday)
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast is prepared every morning
  • Free high speed WiFi
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • Satellite TV, GPS device, computer with printer
  • Complimentary unlimited bottled water, coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Guest's stay also includes a free tour of the vineyards and a wine tasting, besides one bottle of Le Cupole and one bottle from Mr Franchetti's Passopisciaro winery (Sicily) that you'll find at your arrival
  • Full time access to English speaking concierge to aid in all arrangements
  • Access to a gourmet English speaking chef for all meals on request
  • Wineries, 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: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Pienza: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Montepulciano: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Sarteano: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Train station in Chiusi: 30 minutes
  • Montalcino: 30 minutes
  • Perugia: 1 hour
  • Assisi: 1 hour
  • Airport in Perugia: 1 hour
  • Airport in Florence: 1.5 hours
  • Airports in Rome and Pisa: 2 hours


  • Large entrance foyer accessed from garden
  • Large open dining room seating 12 with access to terrace
  • Large open kitchen with fireplace
  • Large living room with access to terrace
  • Two double bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • One twin bedroom with ensuite bath


  • Access by traditional Tuscan exterior staircase
  • Two double bedrooms, each with ensuite bath
  • One grand suite with luxurious bath and shower
  • Large central sitting area with fireplace


  • Large exterior covered dining terrace with southern exposure.
  • Kitchen vegetable garden
  • 200 hectares of land and forest
  • 6000 square meter garden
  • Heated 7x17 meter swimming pool with covered dining area.
  • Lunch and dinner costs € 45 per person; special dinner as fish or bbq options, costs 55 € per person; menus are suggested by Chef Antonella every day depending on our garden’s fresh produce.
  • Pool heating according to consumption
  • Private on site cooking lessons
  • Private visits to local organic farms for cheese and olive oil tastings
  • Transfers from any airport or train stations
  • Rental cars or vans delivered directly to the property
  • Guided tours of the Val d' Orcia, Siena, Florence and other sights
  • Private wine visits to small, prestigious Brunello vineyards in Montalcino
  • Refundable security deposit: USD 2500 to be included with your final payment and returned one month after your stay less any unpaid expenses or damages.

About Tuscany

"You have only to raise your eyes and Art and Beauty come to meet you" --Franco Zeffierelli
Learn more and browse our Tuscany Villas.

About Tuscan Countryside

The Tuscan countryside includes a myriad of Medieval and Renaissance hilltowns that extend from Florence in the north, Mt. Amiata and Pitigliano in the south, Cortona and Arezzo in the east and Lucca and Pisa to the west.
Learn more and browse our Tuscan Countryside Villas.

Check Availability

Check-in and Check-out
While most rentals begin and end on Saturday, we try our best to accommodate special requests. Just let us know your preferences.

We also invite you to inquire about several properties of interest and let our team help you find the perfect villa.

If you have questions please call us at