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Positioned high atop a dramatic Tuscan hill overlooking the Val di Chiana, Villa Melissa and Casa Victoria are part of the Castello Visconti Estate also found on our website.
Villa Melissa and Casa Victoria are part of the Castello Visconti estate, a collection of houses forming a picturesque hamlet within the shadow of an impressive 11th century castle. Perched high above the Val di Chiana, the setting is incomparable for its breathtaking views.
When the present owners acquired the hamlet they had the vision to restore, refurbish and revitalize this former medieval Castello and its surrounding buildings. Guests arrives at Castello Visconti by driving through picturesque countryside, and through the imposing entrance to the Castello itself. It is difficult to believe that the occasional glimpse of the Castello high up through the trees is your destination. Its defense of Siena in the past was of such strategic importance that the villa still flies the Castello flag at the World famous Palio in Siena, to show gratitude.
Each house is beautifully decorated by renowned British designer, David Mlinaric. Comfortable bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms. Cozy living spaces with beamed ceilings create a convivial atmosphere. The stunning gardens include a private pool perched high above the countryside. Guests may also have access to the hamlet's private chapel and restored theatre - perfect for a special celebration.
Villa Melissa has a large, comfortable sitting room with working fireplace and superb views of the surrounding countryside. Arched ceilings have been decorated with 19th century style frescoes and designs. The dining room has a beamed ceiling and terracotta tiled floor. There is a wonderful library hall, complete with working fireplace and stone flagged floors and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Double bedroom suite (queen) with separate sitting room with countryside views; full bathroom with bathtub and shower stall
Double bedrooms suite (queen) with separate sitting area; ensuite bathroom with both shower and bathtub; double bedroom (twins) with full bathroom with bathtub and wall-mounted shower; double bedroom (twins) with full bathroom with bathtub and wall-mounted shower
This private villa is built of stone and situated in the middle of the 11th century village of the castello. Set amidst lovely surroundings with two very pretty patio gardens, Casa Vittoria has been tastefully and lovingly restored, maintaining the original architecture and beamed ceilings throughout.
Casa Vittoria is entered via the pretty patio gardens into a spacious dining hall. The large, comfortable sitting room, with working fireplace is accessed through an archway leading from the dining hall. The fully-equipped kitchen, complete with dining area, has all modern conveniences and is light and airy.
Double bedroom (queen) with full ensuite bathroom with bathtub with wall-mounted shower and a glass partition; double bedroom (twins) with ensuite bathroom with bathtub with wall-mounted shower; double bedroom (queen) with ensuite bathroom with bathtub with wall-mounted shower
A quiet footpath leads to a swimming pool, which has been created with a backdrop of the ruined tower and forms part of the walls of the village. The pool is situated in terraced gardens with breathtaking views, and offers many areas for shade and relaxation. There are separate changing rooms for men and ladies.
A perfect venue for wedding receptions, conferences or any other celebration; seats over 100 guests comfortably
Narrow streets lead to a small 16th century church, an ideal venue for weddings
Restaurant and bar offering the culinary delights of the well-known international chef Thomas Gruber
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