Villa Melissa & Vittoria
The beautiful swimming pool with pool house and full changing and shower facilities lies a 2 minute walk from the house, in a separate garden. There is also a covered area for al fresco lunches.
Though steeped in history, the stylish villas features five-star, modern amenities, canopy beds, an eclectic mix of antique and eccentric furniture, and en-suite, mosaic-tiled bathrooms.
The meticulously maintained gardens are filled with box hedges, cypresses, lemons trees, grape vines, roses and terraces set out for al fresco dining.
This historic property was painstakingly restored with the help of acclaimed interior decorators David Mlinaric and Hugh Henry. David Mlinaric, who has worked on properties for the British National Trust and was described by the New York Times as “England’s foremost decorator of period interiors,” is renowned for his unparalleled ability to revitalize architectural treasures. Mlinaric’s talent lies in breathing new life into a property while remaining true to its spirit and venerable past.
Whithin the hamlet are a total of five impeccably designed villas that sleep 34 guests in all. There is also a one-Michelin star restaurant that serves Mediterranean cuisine and specializes in home-made Tuscan pasta with locally sourced ingredients. In the hamlet a former barn has been transformed into a theatre that can also be used for wedding receptions, conferences, exhibitions, concerts or any other celebration.
• Walled garden with covered area for al fresco dining
• Heated swimming pool (12m x 5m) with pool house and full changing and shower facilities in a separate closed off garden
• If you’re looking for a light lunch to cap off a morning spent relaxing by the pool, or a hearty feast after a day of sightseeing, the estate’s Ristorante run by Michelin-starred Italian chef Gianluca Renzi promises unforgettable meals.
• This remarkable property is also a breathtaking wedding venue. The property features a small, 16th century church, a beautifully converted barn perfect for intimate receptions and dancing, and can sleep up to 34 guests in 6 different villas.
• Villa Melissa has a master bedroom taking up entire top floor with dressing room, private sitting room and large en-suite bathroom. Then two twin bedrooms and a double, all en-suite
• Casa Vittoria has 2 double bedrooms and a twin, all en suite
• Comfortable sitting rooms, working fireplaces, French windows leading into the garden
• Beamed ceiling, terracotta tiled floors
• Two fully-equipped kitchens
• Air conditioning in Villa Melissa
• Crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen and generous fluffy towels
• Hifi stereo
• DVD Player
• Ipod Dock
• Baby Equipment available on request
• Barbecue on request
• Central Heating
• Maid service 6 days a week
• Villas heating
• Linen and towels. Sheets are changed once a week and towels twice a week
• Pool and garden maintenance
Staff | Service on request
• First Shopping
• Informal and formal meals can be taken at the Michelin starred restaurant
• Otherwise the restaurant can deliver meals to the villa
• A local cook is also available to come to the villa
• Pool Heating
• Baby Sitter
• Central heating
• Closest airport Perugia 70 km - 1 hour and 15 min drive
• Città della Pieve 18 km - 30 min drive
• Montepulciano 40 km - 1 hour drive
• Orvieto 44 km - 45 minutes drive
• Pienza 57 km - 1 hour drive
• Montalcino 66 km -1 hour and 15 min drive
• Arezzo 90 km - 1 hour drive
• Siena 105 km -1 hour and 20 min drive
• Florence 150 km - 1 hour and 45 min drive
• Rome 170 km - 2 hour drive
Things to do
• Chiusi – Chiusi’s mysterious origins date back to the 6th century before Christ, when Chiusi was one of the 12 most important cities in the Etruscan Federation. The town itself rises up from its legacy a warren of underground subways, tombs and passages: 22km (30 min drive)
• Città della Pieve – Città della Pieve sits on a hill overlooking the River Tiber. It is some 8 km from Chiusi. It is an attractive town with churches and palaces built of brick from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance: 18 km (30 min drive)
• Orvieto – Orvieto is one of the most beautiful cities of Umbria. The site of Orvieto is among the most dramatic in Europe: 44km (45 min drive)
• Cetona – The medieval town of Cetona is situated at the base of Mount Cetona: 17km (30 min drive)
• Montepulciano – Montepulciano is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for it’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy’s best today. The many churches and handsome palazzo, the steep cobbled alleys and vine-trailing stone bastions are essential viewing for anyone venturing south of Siena. On a clear day from the top of the town you have tremendous panoramic views across the countryside, stretching towards Assisi’s Monte Subasio, Monte Amiata, the Val d’Orcia, Pienza, and even the towers of Siena: 40 km (1 hr drive)
• Pienza - the unfinished “utopian” city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. In just three years the cathedral, the papal and bishop’s palaces and the central part of the town were completed, but the extensive project ended abruptly when Pius died only two years after the consecration of the cathedral: 57 km (1 hr drive)
• Montalcino – Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino: 66km (1 hr 15 min drive)
• Florence and Rome can be reached by train in one and a half hours from the nearby station at Chiusi.
• There are Prada, Gucci, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu outlets on the road towards Florence.
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