This 3000 square meters estate was a farming village passed between wealthy Tuscan families for centuries, populated by sharecroppers who worked the surrounding farmland for their livelihood – as the first trace in history, a tax and land audit from 1318 about the hamlet has been found. Thick stone walls, terracotta tiled floors, exposed wooden beams, fireplaces: located in panoramic position, the estate includes twenty-two bedrooms arranged around its central square, allowing it to function as its own community. Gathering spaces include a formal dining room and outdoor dining terrace, a living room with grand piano and study, media room, library, bar, conference facility and ballroom accommodating up to seventy guests, a cantina and wine tasting room, a professional teaching kitchen, an interior arcaded courtyard, extensive lawn and garden spaces with various shaded benches and a gazebo. Recreational facilities also include a 60-foot oval swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, spa, a tennis, a basketball and a boules court. Individual suites are ample, luxurious, and private, while the public spaces are intended to encourage coming together in all the forms that might take: such gatherings most often include family reunions and special get-togethers, academic reunions, and retreats for groups united by special interests such as wine, cooking, art, architecture, music, history, biking or other athletic pursuits. It also serves as a place for corporate retreats and team-building.
The kitchen serves local, earthy cuisine based on seasonal ingredients, accompanied by quality regional house wines. Outside, there’s a dining terrace, barbecue, pizza oven, a heated swimming pool with external bar and a wellness center complete of gym and sauna. The surrounding landscape fades from green in the summer to shades of red and yellow during fall, the garden lawns are scented with flowers blossoming and the experience lived is pleasantly authentic. Possible activities include hiking, horse riding and cycling: the concierge can help guests with activities reservations, while the local staff can work with you to create a custom culinary experience.
A manicured lawn and large shade trees introduce this ancient borgo, located a few minutes from several well-know villages that make the Chianti region and the Val D’Orcia area so famous. The home design approached with research in the historical context, results in a classic style with the quality washed wooden boards and terracotta floors. Vaulted woodbeamed ceilings lend a rustic feel to the interiors. This estate is composed of an eighthundred-year-old village of ancient farmers, completely restored and combined with contemporary touches. Aesthetically, the house recalls traditional typologies — for instance, the garden with a vista over the rolling hills around the small village of Buonconvento, that recalls the idyllic image of Tuscany — as well as traditional materials including marble, wood and stone locally sourced. Textile from local artisans like the carpets from Siena and Carrara marble in the bathrooms have been used all over. Contemporary yet very comfortable, this is a classical, elegant retreat full of light and a welcoming vibe, blending traditional and modern Tuscan Architecture.
In the center of the estate main piazza, this dependance accommodates up to four guests in two en-suite bedrooms on one level. The common areas include a comfortable living and dining area with a fireplace, a table for four, and a kitchenette. French doors open onto a private terrace overlooking the hills and the nearby town.
Nestled on a 1 hectares parcel overlooking the Chianti hills skyline, this villa features a heated pool and landscaped garden. Set amid a lush of Mediterranean vegetation, it also comes with a tennis court and covered parking space conveniently built underground to be hidden from a grassy portion of land, to respect the natural environment. Its current owners embarked on a meticulous renovation in 2001, preserving the 14th-century structure and installing top-ofthe-line appliances.
Curzon, the landscape architect who cares for the famous English gardens at Villa La Foce in Montepulciano, was chosen to oversee the design of the six acres of outdoor spaces at tye hamelt. A visually pleasing and aromatically stunning arrangement of plants: cypresses, lavender, rosemary, varieties of sage, bay laurel, jasmine, roses, lime trees and many others has been so designed. The wandering nature of the Borgo s gardens creates a peaceful setting, with ample rolling lawns of green grass, water features and cobblestone paths. The hills surrounding the hamlet are rich with wildlife of various shapes and sizes. Most of the year the property is busy with small animals like birds and lizards. In spring and summer, the chatter of swallows grows into a symphony, and the many trees on the grounds are filled with other nesting birds including the occasional bee-eater and hoopoe. Yearlong residents include Eurasian jays, European robins, wagtails and finches. Flocks of thrushes fill the skies in the fall as they arrive to winter in Tuscany. Pheasants dot the territory, wandering in and out the Borgo’s thick shrubs and occasionally letting out a trumpet to attract the attention of a mate. It’s also not uncommon to see hawks riding the skies around the hill on which the Borgo sits.