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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.
Muri Antichi is a uniquely private setting for sumptuous living. 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 reachable via 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 mazelike 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.
Villa Muri Antichi 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.
Villa Muri Antichi is a stunning and sprawling six-bedroom villa, with a state-of-the-art kitchen and over-sized marble baths bring a modern counterpoint to the ancient and indigenous. A comprehensive and eclectic library, over-sized wood-burning fireplaces, wine cellar carved from the mountainside all create a unique yet authentic Tuscan retreat. A private gym provides access to modern aerobic machines and weights, and private outdoor dining terraces provide the perfect setting for afternoon or evening escapes.
Upon entering the palatial six-bedroom Villa Muri Antichi, peruse the extensive library for personal reading or group discussion. Moreover, if you enjoy exercise, a private gym offers contemporary aerobic machines and workout equipment for your convenience. Subsequently, take advantage of the Lavender Garden, private outdoor dining terraces for afternoon and evening retreats.
Within the living room to the dining room the famed designer Ilaria Miani married old and new, utilizing furnishings and raw materials from Italy, Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain. Each high-end finish and fixture, from lights to faucets, has been artfully chosen. Additionally, with a wine cellar sculpted from Mount Amiata and a modern kitchen staffed with the Monteverdi private chef, no expense has been spared in the quest for authenticity and impact.
For ultimate privacy and convenience, each of the three sprawling bedrooms has its own spacious marble spa-like bath. Finally, conclude the day in the hearth room and escape by the oversized wood-burning fireplace.
Furthermore, the large master suites and bedrooms engender an airy atmosphere. You are immediately immersed in definitive character and unparalleled beauty from any vantage point. While your villa appears to be a classic Renaissance structure from the outside, it has the ambience of a contemporary residence inside.
Muri Antichi 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 dï¿½Orcia. 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 Santï¿½ 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
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