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Il Priorato

Il Priorato
Tuscany
Time stands still at this one-of-a-kind retreat, a passionately restored Medieval monastery in southern Tuscany, 20 minutes from the sea. Essential yet dramatically chic interiors, luxurious amenities, a spa and an exceptional infinity pool overlooking rolling fields, vineyards and as far as the sea, all add to the heavenly serene ambiance.
people
14
bedrooms
7 BR
bathrooms
6
airport
Roma Fiumicino 150km
villa concierge
pool
spa
Daily maid
Cook
wifi
Air condition
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OVERVIEW

Crowning a hill on the southern Tuscan coast, this 12th-century monastery was converted into a feudal castle in the early middle ages, only to become a working farm before being abandoned. A labor of love, the current owners have paid careful attention to each and every detail during a decade of painstakingly minute renovations. Calling on local artisans and using materials from the property itself or repurposed historic items sourced from the area, the true essence of this celestial retreat has been beautifully reinvented for the 21st century. The sustainable retreat is also home to a vineyard, olive groves, lemon trees, horses and some other farm animals, which contribute to the estate’s tranquility and connection to nature.

Entering il Priorato is like taking a trip to another era. Rough stone walls, massive wooden beams, vast archways and open-hearth fireplaces are matched with custom-built iron and glass walls, enveloping guests with the estate’s exquisite natural setting. This is further enhanced with the use of raw natural textiles, simplistic yet beautifully crafted fixtures and artworks by renowned contemporary artists including Italian Matteo Lucca and Mexican Gustavo Aceves.

Every room is unique. The living room is both airy and cozy with a soaring ceiling, four-meter-high fireplace, sofas, an earth-toned rug and a wall of glass. The suites have been individually designed and feature large stone or brick fireplaces and private balconies or rooftop terraces with sweeping views. The spacious en-suites have luxurious fixtures and either a sumptuous soaking tub or large shower. An advanced cooling/heating system ensures that guests have the perfect temperature at all times.

The large professional kitchen has a brick-vaulted ceiling and opens onto the dining area with a long, solid wood dining table. Breakfast is included, however, for other meals guest chefs from the area’s top restaurants, including the Michelin-starred farm-to-table restaurant Caino, can be arranged. These meals go perfectly with the estate’s own wines or the Super Tuscan wines produced in the area. Guests can also sample these over guided tastings in the stone-vaulted wine cellars.

The main terrace is dominated by a phenomenal, extra long infinity pool which offers an expansive panorama over the bucolic countryside and a strip of the glistening waters of the Mediterranean. There are various sitting areas for reading, meditating, yoga or simply absorbing the peaceful atmosphere. The spa, with its Jacuzzi and relaxation area, adds another element of well being.

Leaving the estate, guests can discover a range of cultural and natural treasures in this little-touristed pocket of Tuscany. The medieval villages of Magliano, Talamone and Pereta are all nearby whereas the Parco della Maremma provides an opportunity to discover the natural ecosystem of the area. Guests can also spend a day at the pristine local beaches, take a boat trip out to Giglio Island or tee off at the prestigious Argentario Golf Club. At the end of the day, the haven of Il Priorato awaits your return.
Outdoors
● An exceptional infinity pool made of stone, wood, iron and hand painted tiles with a soaring view over low-lying fields, distant hills and the sea.
● Pool terrace with covered sunbeds with real mattresses as well as moveable sun loungers.
● Remains of stone buildings, walls, other historic structures and outdoor art add to the ambiance.
● Covered outdoor dining terrace for alfresco meals.
● Private balconies and rooftop terraces attached to various suites.
● Eighty hectares of vineyards, olive groves, forests and grazing fields and a passionate team of award-winning winemakers and expert agronomists dedicated to wine and oil production.
● Manicured lawns protected by stonewalls encircling the villa.
● Orchards and vegetable gardens provide fresh and healthy ingredients.
● Horses, donkeys and hens graze freely in the estate’s fields and the surrounding hills are inhabited by wild boars, roe deer, foxes, porcupines, hawks and owls.



Indoors
● Local and historic natural materials, including ancient stones, wooden beams and bricks used throughout.
● Raw, excellent quality textiles found in draperies, rugs and bedding.
● Spacious living room with a four-meter-high fireplace, comfortable sofas, large art installation and wall of windows looking out onto the valley.
● Fully equipped, stainless steel kitchen with professional equipment and long, solid wood dining table.
● Spa with Jacuzzi and relaxation area.
● Stone vaulted wine cellars for wine tastings and atmospheric dinners.
● Six individually designed suites with king-sized beds, stone or brick fireplaces, private balconies or rooftop terraces.
● Large en-suite bathroom, bathtub or shower room, luxurious toiletries and scented candles and natural fragrance diffusers.
● One suite has a double room and a twin well-suited for children.
● Advanced air-circulation system to cool off naturally the temperature, air-conditioning and under-floor heating in winter.

DETAILS

Amenities
• Swimming pool with salt filter system and heated on request
• Air circulation system to cool off naturally the temperature during summer nights
• Air conditioning
• Under floor heating
• Wi-Fi
• Smart Tv with Home Theatre
• Bose speaker
• Organic linen bed sheets
• High-end toiletries, scented candles and natural fragrance diffusers rigorously made in Italy.
• Table football
Staff | Service included
• House manager
• Daily maid service: two cleaning ladies ensure the tidying up of the villa and prepare continental breakfast (ingredients not included)
• Garden and pool maintenance
• Extra staff member taking care of the daily shopping and available to escort the guests around, if required

Staff | Service on request
• Pool heating
• Food and wines
• Cook
• Chef
• Bartender
• Butler
• Masseuse

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• The nearest town is Magliano in Toscana (10 minutes away), a medieval village encircled by splendid walls: grocery shops, bakery, butcher, wine shops, pizza, restaurants etc.
• Nearest private and commercial airports: Roma Fiumicino 150km - 1 hour and 40 min or Florence 200 km – 2 hours and 40 minutes
• Nearest beach of fine sands 20 minutes by car
• San Bruzio monastery 5 km – 10 min by car
• Pereta 10 km – 20 min by car
• Talamone 20 km – 30 min by car
• Scansano 20 km – 30 min by car
• Capalbio 30 km – 30 min by car
• Argentario peninsula, Porto Ercole 30 km – 30 min by car
• Saturnia 30 km – 40 min by car
• Maremma natural reserve 30 km – 1 hour by car
• Tarot Garden 40 km – 40 min
• Pitigliano 50 km – 1 hour by car
• Florence 180 km – 2 hours and 30min
• Pise 220 km – 3 hours
• Siena 100 km – 1 hour and 30 min
Things to do
• Tuscany, Italy most famous region, conceals a secret called Maremma. With a fascinating history that dates back to the Etruscans, a magical land made up of a stretch of pristine hills and countryside expanding to reach long sandy beaches, breath taking rocks and a sea renowned for its blue colors and clarity.
• All around Il Priorato, the feeling of Dolce Vita still resounds in the medieval villages of Magliano, Talamone, Pereta, Capalbio, Pitigliano, looking enchanted with their stonewalled castles and towers perched on hills. True to their peasant roots, every villager knows everyone and peace, laughter, delicious homemade food and great wines are king.
• Monte Argentario on one side and Parco della Maremma on the other constitute a unique microcosm, a natural reserve where to encounter porcupines, foxes, deer, bulls and the typical Maremman cows, white with robust lyre-shaped horns. In the lagoon of Orbetello rare birds, including pink flamingos, nest.
• In the enchanting natural baths of Saturnia, five hundred liters of thermal water flow every second from three thousand years, too special not to take advantage of it.
• On a day boat trip to enjoy the seven Islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, that stand out on the horizon in front of the estate: Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo and Gorgona.
• Another magical place, both because of the beauty of its ruins and the legends that shroud it in mystery, is San Bruzio Monastery. Built in the eleventh century with travertine quarried from the property, San Bruzio has been connected to Il Priorato mystically with the convent and physically through a stone road, parts of which were preserved and are still visible today on the land of the estate.
• For art enthusiasts: il Giardino dei Tarocchi, a monumental esoteric sculpture park inspired by Tarot cards, created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
• For outdoor sport lovers: the exclusive Argentario Golf Club, the kite and windsurfing heaven of Talamone Bay, hiking, biking or horseback riding on the beaches and in the forests surrounding the property.
To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.

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