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Villa Melissa and Casa Victoria

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

About this Villa

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. 

Included in price

  • Gas
  • Water
  • Six days of maid service (either one maid for three hours per day or two maids for 1.5 hours per day)
  • Sheets changed once per week, towels changed twice per week
  • High Speed DSL Line available at Casa Melissa and Casa Janine only
  • All the houses are equally decorated and equipped; linens, china and glassware all of excellent quality
  • Electronic equipment includes DSL Lines, satellite TV, CD players
  • All bathrooms have towel warmers and hair dryers
  • San Casciano dei Bagni is a 30 minute walk
  • Cetona is 25 minutes by car
  • Chuisi is 30 minutes by car
  • Chiusi-access to the A1 highway is 30-35 minutes by car
  • Montepulciano is 45 minutes by car
  • Orvieto is 45 minutes by car
  • Perugia is 1 hour by car
  • Siena is 1 hour by car
  • Florence is 2 hours by car
  • Rome is 2.5 hours by car 

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.

Upper Level:

Double bedroom suite (queen) with separate sitting room with countryside views; full bathroom with bathtub and shower stall

Lower Level:

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.

Upper Level:

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  

  • House heating according to consumption
  • Swimming pool heating according to consumption at Euro 4 per metric cube
  • Extra maid service: available at Euro 10 per hour
  • Additional sheet change: available at Euro 20 per bedroom
  • Additional towel change: available at Euro 10 per bathroom
  • Personal Laundry
  • In 2013,a demi-pensione arrangement is available exclusively to house guests. Should guests choose to dine in the restaurant, the charge will be €200 per person for 7 nights for a three course menu or, if they choose to eat occasionally in the restaurant, the cost will be €30 per person for the demi-pensione menu.
  • The Restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday; open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Refundable Security Deposit: Euro 1000 per week (per house) to be paid along with the final payment and refunded one month after departure less any unpaid expenses 

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