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Villa Amiata

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September 2013

Dear Lori and James, Thank you very much for arranging our fabulous vacation at Villa Amiata. Villa Amiata is exquisite. The service we received was amazing. The driver we had was wonderful and we added lunch in a nearby village and a visit to Pienza which was fabulous. The drivers you recommended we're wonderful, we used their services for a tour of the Amalfi coast. Your service is excellent! I will contact you to arrange our next vacation in Positano, one day there was not enough.

Best regards, 

Jan D Modesto, CA


  • Barbecue
  • Car Essential
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parking
  • Private Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Pool
  • Shared Terrace
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

High above the magical landscape of the Val d'Orcia, south of Siena, sits a charming collection of stone villas that are part of an ancient hilltop hamlet.

Villa Amaita is one of the stone villas that has been transformed into a haven of repose for the mind and body. Located equidistant between Rome and Florence, each villa's individual beauty is a blend of the breathtaking Tuscan countryside with 21st-century style and amenities, reflecting the uncompromising passion of the owners.

The private residences are stone structures built on foundations that date back to the 11th Century. The well-appointed bedrooms have generously sized private, spa-like baths, wine cellars, living rooms with handcrafted bookshelves and state-of-the-art kitchens.

The amenities of each villa are unmatched. A private concierge will assist in customizing a full-service experience, including private shopping excursions, cooking classes, private meals prepared in your villa by the hamlet's executive chef, private tours of local villages and vineyards and ground transportation details.

Experience this inspirational concept in Tuscan living for yourself � this lost-in-time retreat dedicated to nourishing the body and mind. 

Included in price

  • Welcome aperitivo a traditional Tuscan welcome amenity
  • Complimentary breakfast in Caffe each day, starting at 8 a.m.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • GPS for travel
  • Iron, hair dryer, espresso machine
  • Electric convertors are available for any electrical appliances you bring from home.
  • On-premises concierge, knowledgeable and fluent in both English and Italian, is available to help you enjoy the entire region to the fullest.
  • Scheduled performances, demonstrations, and lectures from our Artists & Scholars in Residence Series.
  • Modern telecommunications conveniences: fax, laptop computer, wireless internet, flat screen TVs with DVD players, iPod dock and state-of-the-art sound systems.
  • If you provide a grocery list, staff will be happy to do the shopping for you.
  • Montepulciano, 16 km
  • Pienza, 18 km
  • Montalcino, 53 km
  • Orvieto 56 km
  • Siena, 90 km
  • Florence, 120 km
  • The Outlet Mall, 1.3 hours
  • Rome, Florence, Monte Argentario, Todi and Assisi are 1 - 1.5 hours 

Villa Amiata is a three-bedroom villa, each bedroom has a king-bed, and is spaciously spread over three floors. Having been meticulously restored, this ancient stone dwelling has been made compellingly contemporary through the addition of state-of-the-art sound systems and the latest European style appliances.


As you walk in the entrance, two of the bedrooms are located on this floor. Each bedroom contains a king bed with luxurious cotton sheets and down pillows, a separate sitting area and ensuite bathroom with a relaxing rain shower and marble tub.


The balcony off the large salon offers panoramic views of the Val d'Orcia and Monte Amiata. This well-appointed living room has a beamed ceiling and a soothing color palette. The wood burning fireplace and comfortable sofas make this room a cozy haven to read, listen to music or watch television. A long dining table is situated nearby; perfect for gathering with friends or family. The modern and well-equipped kitchen and a bath are also located on this level.


An extraordinary bathroom in both size and finish boasts an open waterfall shower, spectacular whirlpool bath, rain shower over the whirlpool, and a steam room. It is like your own personal spa retreat. After your delightful spa experience, you will easily fall asleep in the luxurious king-size bed also located on this level. A separate sitting area completes this floor.


Amiata is in a uniquely private setting for sumptuous living. Part of a medieval masterpiece, the perfectly preserved village is perched on a rustic hillside, above the cypress-dotted fields of the Val d'Orcia. Once completely walled to defend against intruders, it is accessed by original gravel roads that wind through the picturesque countryside. An artful Sienese gate marks the front entry, where villagers still walk along ancient pathways to reach their homes today. Meander through these maze-like paths separating medieval stone dwellings and happen upon the historic Romanesque church of Sant'Andrea, whose piazza is a wonderful spot from which to reflect.

Gather with friends for meals in ageless gardens offering delightfully panoramic views of Monte Amiata. The beautiful lavender garden is an enticing spot to relax with a book or a glass of wine.

Just steps from the lavender garden you can explore one of the most interesting features in the hamlet, an on-going archaeological dig sponsored by the owner in collaboration with scholars at the University of Siena. This work-in-progress has unearthed an Etruscan figurine as well as the foundation of a castle which dates back to the 12th century.

  • You will find a selection of wine in each villa as well as a list detailing each cost. At the Caffe, you will find a larger wine list available by the glass and by the bottle.
  • Bottles of after dinner drinks are 70 euros each.
  • Private dinner in your villa with the Chef: 60 euros/person (not including wine) Private lunch in your villa with the Chef: 30 euros/person (not including wine)
  • Private cooking lesson with the Chef for lunch: 75 euros/person (not including wine) Private cooking lesson with the Chef for dinner: 110 euros/person (not including wine)
  • Yoga Class: 25 euros/person (50 euros minimum)
  • Massage treatment in villa: 95 euros (1 hour)
  • Visit to a Brunello Vineyard with a private tour: 30 euros/person
  • Refundable Security Deposit: USD 1500 to be included with your final payment and will be refunded one month upon your return less any unpaid expenses.
  • Guests are required to leave the villa neat and orderly to avoid additional charges. Guests may be charged additional cleaning time at the rate of Euro 50 per hour, if the villa is found to be excessively disordered. 

About Tuscany

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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.
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