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Villa Carrera is within a 200-yard, level walk from the medieval village of Torrita di Siena with the larger hill town of Montepulciano reached in 12 minutes by car. If you’ve been searching for an exceptional villa with up to 12 bedrooms, look no further. Meticulously restored, Villa Carrera is designed for sophisticated travelers seeking a high degree of comfort and refinement.
Guests enjoy the freedom of walking to the nearby café to start the day with a frothy cappuccino or taking an evening stroll to two restaurants or a pizzeria. Along the same street is a small grocer who doubles as one of the area’s most notable butchers. The villa’s entry gate opens to a small playground across the street with swings and slides. On Friday mornings, opening the gate reveals the outdoor market that comes to the village.
Inside the gates, guests are welcomed by copses of cypresses and an idyllic country view over gently rolling Tuscan hills draped in acres of olive groves belonging to this country estate. An outdoor living area sits just above the swimming pool to take in this delightful panorama.
The entire villa is air-conditioned, smoke-free and adorned with frescoed ceilings and large, sun-filled windows. An elevator allows access to all three floors. Each of the 12 well-appointed bedrooms is adorned with treasured family heirlooms, a wall safe and a marble-clad, en suite bathroom with built-in hairdryer. All bedrooms may be configured as queens or with two singles beds.
Air conditioning is included in the price with guidelines for temperature control, since energy costs are 7-8 times higher than the average cost in the US. A key card system, similar to those found in hotels, provides bedrooms with smart energy conservation; key cards are removed when guests leave for the day and a constant temperature is maintained throughout the house.
Awaken on Sunday morning to a complimentary welcome breakfast buffet that is served outdoors under the arched, fully shaded loggia or in the main dining room. Indoor and outdoor dining areas are furnished for the maximum occupancy.
For effortless entertaining, a Tuscan chef is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner when reserved in advance and at additional cost. Refresh cleaning with the towels changed and trash removal is included twice per week.
Parking for several cars is located within the entry gate near a far older structure storing the estate’s farm equipment. While the villa and its lush grounds are well separated by hedges and greenery, guests will occasionally see a handful of workers at the end of their workday.
Torrita di Siena overlooks one of Italy’s most visually striking landscapes. The Val di Chiana valley is dotted with colorful hill towns yielding highly rated Vino Nobile di Montepulciano red wine and the velvety Pecorino cheeses of Pienza.
Multiple day trips are super easy from this location with a 10 minute drive leading to a nexus of highways heading North/South along the A1 autostrada or East/West on the Perugia – Siena motorway. The charming hill town of Montepulciano is 12 minutes by car; Pienza: 20; Chiusi with a mainline train station or Cortona: 30; Lake Trasimeno or Arezzo: 35; Siena or Montalcino: 45; Perugia: 50; Orvieto: 60; Florence or Assisi: 70; San Gimignano or Castellina in Chianti: 80; Rome: 2 hours.
A tourist tax collected by the town is paid separately. Children under age 12 are exempt.
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First floor (5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms): Main living room with seating for 14; double doors on either side open to two smaller sitting rooms. Master bedroom with French balcony and en suite bathroom with double vanity sinks and whirlpool tub with shower. One bedroom with French balcony and en suite bathroom with multi-jet shower. Three bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom with shower; one with larger shower stall.
Second floor (7 bedrooms/7 bathrooms): Master bedroom with en suite bathroom with double vanity sinks and whirlpool tub with shower. Four bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom with shower; one with larger shower stall. One bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub and hand held shower. One small bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.
All bedrooms may be configured as queens or with two singles beds.
When rented for up to 14 guests, the first floor bedrooms are closed and locked.