Decorated in predominantly pale Mediterranean hues, the villa’s interiors have a subtle colonial feel thanks to botanical prints, leafy plants, vintage clocks, rattan furnishings and organic fabrics. These are complemented by historic features such as working stone fireplaces, traditional tiled floors and exposed wooden beams.
There is a large main living room for gathering indoors as well as a separate TV room and a cozy study for curling up with a good book. Three of the suites also have their own private living rooms. Each of the 10 guest rooms is individually decorated, some have four-poster beds, others have claw foot bathtubs in their en suites. These either face the garden or the sea and are accessed via two separate staircases.
Guests can choose to have their meals, prepared by the villa’s chef, in the indoor dining room or the long outdoor dining table found beneath a canopy of trees and overlooking the sea.
There is also a smaller, round table within a flower-laden walled garden, perfect for breakfast or a romantic candlelit dinner.
Savor sweeping views of the bay of Talamone, Talamone Port and the Island of Giglio from the villa’s other lovely outdoor areas which are surrounded by carefully designed gardens. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the long infinity pool or directly in the sea on the villa’s small rocky beach. Afterwards, relax on the sunbeds with umbrellas found next to the pool or in the shady sitting area at the adjacent pool bar. Finish your days with aperitivo at the outdoor living area next to the villa, facing the sunset over the sea. On clear days, the Island of Montecristo and the hills of Corsica can be also seen.
A short drive away are beautiful sandy beaches, picturesque villages and vineyards. In the nearby Port of Talamone you can rent boats to see the coastline from the vantage point of the water. The villa’s manager/concierge (who lives onsite in a separate apartment, as does the chef) is available during the day to assist you with recommendations and arranging activities to ensure you have the perfect stay at Fonteblanda!
• Villa is set within a private 4-hectare park filled with pines, palms and olive trees
• Modern gardens created by a renowned landscape architect
• 2 connected sitting areas under the olive trees, ideal for sunset aperitivo overlooking the sea
• Sweeping views of the Bay of Talamone, Talamone Port and the Island of Giglio
• Direct access to small, rocky beach
• Outdoor dining under the pine trees (seating for 20)
• Long infinity pool (18.8 x 4 m), bordered by 20 sunbeds and umbrellas, changing room, pool bar under a shaded pergola with a sitting area and summer kitchen (100m walk from villa)
• Walled winter garden next to the villa, ideal for breakfast or lunch/dinner in mid-season
• Shaded rose garden, additional terraces and vegetable garden, producing fresh vegetables used by the villa’s chef for the guests’ meals.
• Historic features including working fireplaces, clay floor tiles and wood beamed ceilings
• Colonial style furnishings with rattan or light wood chairs and sofas, leafy plants, vintage botanical prints, clocks, sculptures and other tasteful art objects
• Large main living room with two sitting areas and working stone fireplace
• Small sitting room with a fireplace off of the main living room
• TV Room, with 2 sofas and large flat screen TV
• Indoor dining room
• Professional kitchen used by chef and accessible to the clients
• 10 bedrooms, uniquely decorated, two with sofa beds for kids
• Master apartment on first floor with a kitchenette, private living room and two bedrooms
• 5 bedrooms on 1st floor• 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor• All beds are king sized 180cm x 200cm, one can be two twins
• A/C in bedrooms
• Pool heating
• Flat screen TV
• Dolby sound system
• Laundry facilities
• Interior and exterior blinds
• Mosquito nets on the windows of bedrooms& bathrooms
• Baby kit (cots & high chairs)
Staff | Service included
• Daily breakfast preparation (ingredients not included)
• Chef and sous-chef preparing lunch and dinner
• Service at the table of all meals
• Concierge service by the Villa Manager
• Mid-week linen change
• Staff can prepare snacks or drinks throughout the day
• A/C and heating
• Pool heating
Staff | Service on request
• Massages in villa
• Yoga classes in villa
• Boat tours around Monte Argentario or the Tuscan Arcipelago islands, ie: Island of Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo, Elba and Capraia.
• Wine tasting at the villa
• Bicycle and e-bike delivery to the villa. A guide can be contacted to tour guests around the Villa or in the beautiful national park of Uccellina.
• Horse riding Riding Club Uccellina is only 12mins drive away and offers beautiful trips inside the national park.
• Kite, Paddling & Windsurf. Directly in the bay of Talamone, 5mins drive from the Villa are located 3 kite surf schools where it is possible to reserve kite surf and windsurf classes and directly equipment rental for more experienced people.
• Closest and equipped sandy beach, Il Bagno delle Donne - 6 Km –10 Minutes
• Talamone Port is small and ancient port with an Etruscan fort overlooking Giglio and Montecristo islands, it is also the closest port where to rent a boat for the stay.
• Closest international airport Rome Fiumicino Airport 140km
• Pisa Airport 180km
• Florence Airport 190km
Things to do
• Montalcino. The village of Montalcino is a beautiful 60mins drive form the Villa over the Tuscan hills, renowned for the famous Brunello wine.
• Terme di Saturnia (60mins drive) are well known thermal hot-springs. The sulphurous spring water, at a temperature of 37.5 °C, are known for their therapeutic properties, offering relaxation and well being. The main thermal waterfalls are the Mill Falls, located at an old mill as well as the Waterfalls of Gorello
• Orbetello (20min drive)is the closest charming town and include many local boutiques other than restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
• Magliano is a charming medieval town just 20 minutes away from the Villa and has a couple of good restaurants inside it’s walls perimeters: Da Guido and Da Sandra.
• Siena (1hr drive) is one of Tuscany’s most beautiful cities,also known for its famous horse riding race,‘Il Palio’ which takes place in Piazza del Campo twice a year. Shopping is also a great idea in Siena where you can find stores of the most prestigious local boutiques as well as renowned Italian and international brands.
• San Quirico d’Orcia Is located in the Val d'Orcia area. It is famous for its landscapes and defined as worldwide patrimonies of humanity by UNESCO.
• Pitigliano. An old medieval town known as little Jerusalem for the historical presence of a Jewish community that has always been well integrated into the social context and includes its own synagogue.
• Bagno VignoniThe ancient village of Bagno Vignoni is located in the heart of Tuscany, in the Val d'Orcia Natural Park. It is unique for it’s central square, containing a large pool of thermal water.
• Sant’Antimo. A former Benedictine monastery and one of the most beautiful basilicas in Tuscany
• Pienza. Another UNESCO world heritage site, known as the touchstone of Renaissance urbanism. It is also currently renowned for it’s variety of cheese production.
• Sorano An ancient medieval hill town from Etruscan origins,hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River, in the province of Grosseto.
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