Tenaide

from€4,314/week· Villa

Once an old farmhouse, Villa Tenaide is now a lovingly restored country house, updated with modern conveniences while maintaining its stone architectural charm. The villa is set atop a hill offering terrific panoramic views of the rolling Chianti hills. Thanks to its solid structure and position where a constant cool breeze flows, the summer heat cannot affect the interior temperature of its rooms. For those in the exploring mood, nearby they will find the beautiful Siena, and the hill towns of Montalcino, Pienza and San Gimignano are easily reachable by car for day excursions.

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

2017Guests (up to)06/24 – 08/2605/13 – 06/24
08/26 – 09/19
Villa Tenaide64,814€4,314€
Notes
  • Security deposit: €1,000 to be held at the agency
  • Check-in between 4pm and 7pm. Check-out by 10am
  • All extra services must be paid locally, prior departure, unless otherwise arranged
Included with rent
  • Electricity, water and final cleaning
  • Wi-Fi internet connection
Not included with rent
  • Housekeeping service: €15 per hour
  • Personal laundry service: €15 per hour
  • Cook service on request

Location

What to do in Siena area

The medieval town of Siena is built across several hills and valleys; that's why you will find yourself walking up and down through its historical center. The lack of car traffic makes Siena a wonderful place to stroll, especially with kids! Despite sometimes being packed with tourists, the city always has a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city and the perfect setting to snap your Instagram photos while enjoying an over-sized gelato. This is also the venue of the internationally renowned horse race, The Palio, which takes place on July 2nd and again on August 16th each year.
Visit San Gimignano, famous for its skyline, and Volterra, renown for alabaster artifacts. The small fortress cities within easy driving distance of one another, each offer their own special appeal. The medieval walled city of Monteriggioni – for example – was built in the 13th century and it is known to be one of the most well preserved ancient fortifications in Italy, which is why it is a preferred destination for plenty of tourists, scholars, architects and archeologists from all over Europe.

Where to eat

Osteria Le Logge - Excellent Tuscan cuisine at elegant old-world restaurant. The best tables are on the ground floor, but there is also outdoor seating. Delicious handmade fresh pastas (small portions). Don't miss the desserts! Watch out for the small step down as you walk in!
Via del Porrione 33, Siena - +39 0577 480 13

Enoteca I Terzi - casual atmosphere under a vaulted ceiling, market to table seasonal ingredients divinely cooked, extensive selection of wine.
Via dei Termini, Siena - +39 0577 44329

Il colombaio - Michelin starred restaurant (in 2016!) in a very traditional sophisticated atmosphere. Outdoor seating also available.
Localita Colombaio, Casole d'Elsa - +39 0577 949002

Villa Dievole great restaurant with excellent food, set in a wine and extra virgin olive estate. Not only you can buy wine and olive oil produced on the estate, they can even ship it internationally.
Località Dievole, 6 (fraz. Vagliagli) Castelnuovo Berardenga - +39 0577 322613

Officina della Cucina Popolare This restaurant sits right inside the ancient medieval city walls of Colle di Val d'Elsa. Just a two minute walk from the free parking areas nearby the city gate called Porta Nuova. The menus are seasonal and utilize fresh local ingredients grown by nearby farmers. Enjoy true Tuscan food.
Via Gracco del Secco 86, Colle di Val d'Elsa - +39 0577 921 796

Where to shop

Handmade Crystal: Collevilca – besides purchasing their products, take a factory tour available from Monday to Friday and watch the artisans hand-blowing their creations.
Loc. San Marziale, 24, Colle di Val D’Elsa – +39 0577 927 204

Alabaster Houseware: Alab’Arte, an artisanal bottega where one-of-a-kind pieces are created.
Via degli Orti di San Agostino, Volterra - +39 0588 879 68

The best gelato: Gelateria di Piazza in San Gimignano it’s one of the most famous ice cream shops in all of Italy. Award-winning master ice cream maker Sergio Dondoli uses seasonal ingredients to create some unusual flavors.
Piazza Della Cisterna 4, San Gimignano - +39 0577 942244

Specialty Food shop: Pizzicheria de Miccoli - Located in Siena historic center, it is very well known for its special selection of Tuscan cured meats.
Via di Citta 95, Siena - +39 0577 246948

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