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Il Priorato

The remains of a medieval monastery have been sublimely reinvented into a contemporary retreat.
The ancient tower presides over the incredible infinity pool.
The coastline can be seen from the pool.
The various historic buildings have been cleverly converted into living spaces and guest suites.
The serene and pure ambiance is set as soon as you enter the entrance hall.
The villa contains sculptures by renowned sculptors Matteo Pugliese and Matteo Lucca.
Dramatic lighting and the use of simple raw materials help create the tone.
The Fireplace Hall is both dramatic and airy thanks to its huge open fireplace and vast wall of glass.
There is a natural flow between the Fireplace hall and the kitchen/dining room.
The large open space kitchen and dining room is professionally equipped and can host guest chefs from the area's top restaurants.
It has a fabulous custom built solid wooden table and unique vent/lighting fixture.
A view from the kitchen area out onto the garden and terrace.
Alternatively, guests can dine in the ancient wine cellar...
Vaulted ceilings, Roman style artwork and candles take you back in time.
Unique artwork and carefully chosen furniture is found throughout.
The Summer lounge, ideal for peaceful relaxation indoors.
The splendid view from the Il Mastio suite, located in the former keep.
Each suite has its own spirit, like here in the Il Mastio suite.
It has a fireplace, arches, wooden beams and a seamless flow into its ensuite.
The Torre delle Monache, the Monk's Tower suite.
Located in the medieval tower, it has a soaring view over the valley.
The en-suite of the Torre delle Monache has a touch of color via its vibrant blue tiles.
The Torre del Mare, the Sea tower suite looks out towards the Mediterranean.
The Torre del Mare's large en-suite has vaulted ceilings and a soaking tub.
The enchanting evening light of the villa's medieval towers.
The Torre del Giglio, or Lily Flower suite, is particularly cozy.
It has an exceptional custom soaking tub.
What a serenely magical view to wake up to...
The Torre del Giglio has its own rooftop terrace where you can further relax and take in the expansive views.
Il Granaio, or the granary suite, also has a lovely terrace.
It is set underneath a vast brick archway with a wall of glass cascading beautiful natural light into the suite.
The interior perspective of Il Granaio.
Off of Il Granaio is this living room which can also be a bedroom for children.
The last suite, Le Vecchie Stalle, the former stables, plays off of the natural stone and wood in the original buildings.
This is also echoed in its en-suite.
The spa has a relaxing open space and a fabulous Jacuzzi.
The round Jacuzzi is perfect for two, or why not have it all to yourself?
The evening ambiance is also simply enchanting.
By day, the extra long infinity pool beckons.
The effect feels like you're swimming all the way to the sea...
Italy's history and traditions are evoked in the artwork.
The sunsets over the valley are phenomenal.
The estate is still a working vineyard and farm.
Heavenly tranquil, Il Priorato is ideal for unwinding and forgetting about the modern world.
Find yourself again at this exquisite and authentic retreat.
Il Priorato
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.
6 BR
Roma Fiumicino 150km
villa concierge
heated pool
Daily maid
Air condition
near a beach


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. Head chef for breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. On request, a 2 stars Michelin chefs and service can also come to the villa. 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.


● 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.
● Astro-turf tennis court
● 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.


● Local and historic natural materials, including ancient stones, wooden beams and bricks used throughout.
● 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 bathrooms, 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.
● Excellent quality textiles found in draperies, rugs and bedding.
● Advanced air-circulation system to cool off naturally the temperature, air-conditioning and, for the winer, under-floor heating.



• Swimming pool with salt filter system and heated on request
• Astro-turf tennis court
• Table football
• Motocross parcours
• Helipad
• Home Cinema
• Spa
• Air circulation system to cool off naturally the temperature during summer nights
• Air conditioning
• Under floor heating
• Wi-Fi
• Bose Music System
• High-end toiletries, scented candles and natural fragrance diffusers rigorously made in Italy.

Staff | Service included

• Priorato employs a full-time staff with an extensive international hospitality background, who live on the estate.
• Head chef
• Professionally-trained waiting staff
• The Housekeeper and her team provide daily maid service, seven days per week, in all suites
• Daily guest laundry
• A houseman and garden staff tend to the outdoors
• Arrangements for all meals; breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and any snacks are included
• What is not included are cost of food and wines.

Staff | Service on request

• 2-star Michelin chefs available to come to the villa
• Sommelier
• The spa is serviced à la carte
• Helipad available – helicopter rides à la carte
• Movie Theatre
• Tennis court
• Fuzzball
• Table tennis
• Billiards
• Furthermore, the villa manager will help you organise your stay according to your wishes. Here are a few ideas:

o  At the villa

o  Pizza making

o  Family wine tastings

o  Visits to our winery, olive yards and vineyards
o  Eggs, fruits and vegetable picking
o  Tennis lessons on the estate’s incredible tennis court

In the surroundings:

o   Golf
o  Surfing – kitesurfing
o  Horseback riding
o  Visits to Giardini dei Tarocchi – Terme di Saturnia – Pitigliano – Giglio Island

o   Siena and the Palio

o   Boat charter

o   Hunting (seasonal)

o   Sailing lessons

o   E-bikes


To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas

• 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. Those who want to start kitesurfing or windsurfing could find on this beach one of the most popular school for water sports.
• International golf club, Golf club dell’Argentario, 30 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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