The large 800 sqm villa is an ancient historical residence. Villa di Corsano, an 18th century villa, rises within a se cluded parkland in the hills of Tuscany. The theme of the outdoors continues in the elegant drawing room, formerly a ballroom, whose vaulted ceiling and walls are covered with ‘trompe l’oeuil’ paintings of exotic birds, flowers, and plants. The furniture ranges from antique (18th century) to contemporary, and the wood-panelled walls add to the ambience of sitting in a botanical garden. Two large French doors open into the parkland, an open space to sit and relax under the Tuscan sun.
The Villa is set on three floors. Apart from the drawing room, the ground floor also comprises a junior suite for two people with large windows overlooking the park and a terracotta arch housing a library. Nearby is a bathroom with hand-made tiles from Amalfi. On this same level is a majestic dining hall, boasting what is said to be the largest sit-in fireplace in Tuscany. The dining tables seat up to 20 people, and the impression is one of dining in a large medieval banqueting hall. Other special features of this dining hall are a 16th century Siennese marble sink, original antique tiled floors and antique furniture. Beyond the dining hall is a kitchen with modern equipment and professional cooking facilities, sufficient for 20 people or more. A beautiful internal courtyard is accessed from outside the dining hall. This courtyard has its own well and a covered area or loggia, and can be used for outdoor dining in fine weather.
A gallery of paintings leads to an old stairway going up to the first floor. There are five bedrooms located on this floor, all characterized by tall windows, high ceilings and plenty of light. With views of Siena in the distance, and their antique furniture , all the bedrooms have unique features. The first one is famous for its frescoes representing the “Cantico delle Creature” di San Francesco, painted by Dario Neri. This double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower. Further along the gallery, the master bedroom boasts a magnificent Murano glass chandelier, frescoes of angels on the ceiling and a magnificent 17th century Siennese painting. Its en-suite bathroom has a bathtub. A third bedroom, called Cor-sanum, has three single four-poster beds, and an en-suite bathroom with shower . The fourth bedroom has two single beds and an open free-standing antique bathtub and sink inside the room. The final bedroom on this floor has a double bed, with a television and a small kitchenette. A bathroom with shower is shared between these last two rooms.
On the second floor are a further four bedrooms, set in a more rustic ambience than the floor below. A double bedroom with its terra cotta floors and wooden beamed ceilings has spectacular views of distant Siena. Its bathroom with shower is on the other side of the corridor. The next bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and a new en-suite bathroom with shower. A third bedroom has two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower. A fully-equipped and colourful kitchen with washing machine separates the third and fourth bedrooms. This fourth bedroom has a charming low-beamed ceiling, two twin beds, television and en-suite bathroom with shower and tub, featuring painted ‘trompe l’oeuil’ tiles.
A telephone is available to guests at an extra charge.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom, Shower room
Bedroom 2: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom, Shower room
Bedroom 3: Sleeps: 2, Twin bedroom, Bath tub and wash basin
Bedroom 4: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom, Murano chandelier, En-suite shower room
Bedroom 5: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom
Bedroom 6: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom
Bedroom 7: Sleeps: 2, Twin bedroom
Bedroom 8: Sleeps: 2, Twin bedroom
Bedroom 9: Sleeps: 2, 2 Single four poster beds
Bedroom 10: Sleeps 2
Features and Amenities
Wi-Fi Internet Connection
Heating available at additional cost
Private telephone at additional cost
No air conditioning, fans are available
Overall Property Description:
Villa di Corsano lies within the unique and picturesque area of the clay hills, the so called “crete senesi”, an area just south of Siena of extraordinary interest which attracts visitors from all over the world, still offering a quiet setting to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Italian countryside.
Only within 15 minutes drive from Siena, Villa Siena is an ancient villa which was built on the ruins of a medieval tower.
The 16th century estate features a long cypress-lined avenue and is surrounded by picturesque gardens.
Inside, the 3-storey villa’s original architecture coupled with a caring attention to detail and traditional-style furniture create a truly romantic atmosphere. A grand dining room on the ground floor with a large Tuscan fireplace comfortably seats 25 to 30 guests. Several rooms, including the superbly elegant drawing room, feature exquisitely detailed frescos. A gourmet kitchen is equipped with all modern amenities.
The gardens have fully furnished areas where one can relax and eat/drink ‘al fresco’. The swimming pool use is exclusive to Villa Siena guests with sun beds and several shadowed gazebos.
Swimming Pool (14 X 7)
Pool is not heated and is open normally June – September
Central Heating (extra)
Excellent venue for courses, wedding receptions, or large family reunions.
Staff and Services Included
Maid service available.
Bed and bath linen changed once a week.
There is a gardener and a pool cleaner
The staff speaks English and Italian
Guided tours of Florence, Siena, Chianti region and other attractive venues with private guide and driver can be organized on request.
Cooking lessons and extra staff available.
Welcome dinner is available for ~€ 35 per person
Maximum 20 guests; 21 people can be accommodated on request, extra bed under charge (see policies).
Children Welcome. They must be supervised
Non Smoking Villa
Check in after 4 p.m. and Check out is before 10 am
Pets are not allowed
Fees Due at Check in:
Refundable security deposit to be paid on arrival: Euro 1000.
Extra bed on request: euro 300 per week, to be paid on arrival.
Heating: 100 euros per day (from Nov to March)
Welcome dinner: 35 euros per person
Cooking class: 80 euros per person half day