Valente

from€8,568/week· Villa

Villa Valente is an elegant country house located in the magical Val d’Orcia whose typical undulating hills and golden fields inspired, and still do, many artists. Val d’Orcia has been recognized a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 for its beauty and cultural importance. The famous towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni e San Quirico are in easy reach and all well worth a visit. The villa is set on one and a half hectare estate featuring a beautiful panoramic swimming pool, as well as a manicured garden where to enjoy hours of relaxation.

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

FromToWeekly rate
01/06/201804/28/2018€8,568
04/28/201806/30/2018€10,003
06/30/201809/01/2018€11,431
09/01/201811/03/2018€10,003
11/03/201812/01/2018€8,568
Notes
  • Security deposit: €2,500 to be held at the agency
  • Tourist tax to be paid locally in cash
  • Check-in: between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Check-out: before 10:00 am
  • All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
Included with rent
  • Electricity, heating, A/C, water, gas and final cleaning
  • Housekeeping included 5 times per week for 3 hours (Mon-Fri)
  • Midweek bath linen change (Wed)
  • Welcome dinner on arrival
  • Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Use of Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Garden and pool maintenance
Not included with rent
  • Extra housekeeping service: €16 per hour
  • Cook and waiter service: €46 per hour, plus cost of ingredients
  • Personal laundry service: €10 per hour
  • Babysitting service, depending on availability: €18 per hour
  • Telephone charges extra

Location

What to do in Val d'Orcia

The impressive views of Val d'Orcia, which inspired so many Renaissance painters, is dotted with little villages, castles, abbeys and hamlets, each telling a fascinating ancient story. Time here can still pass slowly and you can enjoy every second of it.
Visit the famous town of Montalcino, best-known for the distinguished Brunello red wine, and the artistic jewel town of Pienza, which was used as a backdrop to Franco Zeffirelli’s masterpiece: “Romeo and Juliet”. The walled hilltop medieval town of Montepulciano, the picturesque Cetona, the charming thermal villages of San Casciano dei Bagni and Bagno Vignoni are also well worth a visit.
To explore Florence on a day trip, the best way is to leave your car at the Chiusi-Chianciano train station and hop on one of the many trains to Florence - Santa Maria Novella Station (they run every hour and in less than two hours you are in Florence’s historical center). For the updated schedule please visit Trenitalia Official Website

Where to eat

La Grotta - A classic restaurant with refined dishes and a great selection of Vino Nobile wines. Specialties include homemade pici (fresh pasta), with duck ragù and white truffle.
Loc. San Biagio, Montepulciano - +39 0578 757 607

Ristorante Daniela - Tuscan cuisine at its best make this one of the favorite spots for locals. Say hi to Daniela and tell her Bravo sent you!
Piazza Matteotti 7, San Casciano dei Bagni - +39 0578 580 41

La Frateria - Fine dining in one of the most elegant and romantic restaurants in the area with prix fix and a-la-carte menus. Beautifully set in a historical convent.
Convento di San Francesco 2, Cetona - +39 0578 238 261

Boccon divino - Great local food and stunning view from the terrace. If you come with a large group, you may want to try the very reasonable priced tasting menu for the table.
Via Traversa dei Monti 201, Montalcino - +39 0577 848 233

Latte di Luna - Rustic trattoria serving excellent local cuisine, homemade pasta and meats. Popular with the locals for the roasted pig. In summer, outdoor seating in the piazza is available.
Via San Carlo 2-4, Pienza - +39 0578 748 606

Where to shop

Food specialties - La Cornucopia, our favorite among the many retailers of artisanal food products in the area, with a wide selection of wines, pasta, olive oil, locally made Pecorino cheeses, honey and sweets.
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 2, Pienza - +39 0578 748 150

Le Potassine - wide selection of local wines with particular focus on Brunello, and typical farm products. Added value: they can ship abroad with home delivery.
Piazza Garibaldi 6, Montalcino - +39 0577 152 3970

Silvana Cugusi’s cheeses are a specialty well worth bringing home.
Strada Statale 146, Montepulciano - +39 0578 757 558.

Leather goods - Officine 904, a family-run company producing some of the most versatile bags in Italy.
Via Dogali 16 Pienza - +39 0578 190 0817

Hortus Mirabilis - Herbalist's shop selling natural remedies for general well-being and for almost any medical condition.
Piazza delle sorgenti 35/A, Bagno Vignoni - +39 0577 888 944

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