In a hilly and panoramic position just outside the historic center of Cetona, we find this 18-ha estate with 16th-century villa and 7.0 ha of olive grove with 2,000 trees Terra di Siena DOP and registered trademark. Easily reached and provided with all the necessary services in the nearby town (4km; 10’), the property is located at the border between Tuscany and Umbria and allows easily moving and visiting the most interesting centers of the two regions: the thermal facilities of San Casciano dei Bagni, Chiusi, hometown of the dire Etruscan king Porsena, Castiglione del Lago on the Trasimeno Lake, the papal Pienza, the beautiful Orvieto, the Etruscan town of Cortona, Bolsena overlooking the homonym lake, Montalcino and its excellent Brunello wine, Perugia, Saturnia, the beautiful medieval city of Siena, the Renaissant Florence, San Gimignano with its imposing towers and the Etruscan city of Volterra.
The most convenient airport to reach the property is without a doubt Perugia San Francesco (67km; 1h 15’) but all the airports of Central Italy are quickly reached as well: Grosseto Baccarini (121km; 2h 10’), Firenze Vespucci (150km; 1h 45’), Roma Ciampino (172km; 2h), Roma Fiumicino (187km; 2h), Pisa Galilei (211km; 2h 25’) and Bologna Marconi (232km; 2h 35’).
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The villa (600 sqm – 6,456 sqft, 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms) is laid over three floors organized as follows:
- Ground floor: living room, library with pool area, dining room, kitchen, laundry, bathroom and outdoor veranda;
- First floor: ample living room with fireplace, four bedrooms, a bathroom with tub and three bathrooms with shower;
- Second floor: four bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower, two kitchens and living rooms.
Just outside the villa there is a paved area covered by a wooden pergola, ideal to relax in the open or organize al fresco dinners.
Annex N°1 is a long building which houses a convenient covered BBQ area, ideal for dinners with friends and family.
Annex N°2 is a studio with independent access and outdoor space, with a total of four rooms and a bathroom.
The property is completed by a garage/warehouse (roughly 100 sqm – 1,076 sqft), a vehicle shelter, a room to store olive oil and two cellars dug out in tuff-rocks.
STATE AND FINISHES
The 16th-century villa was carefully restored in the 1990s, preserving al the most interesting features one expects to find in these Tuscan countryside buildings. The outdoor stone walls have been cleaned and valorized and are nowadays covered by a beautiful ivy. Even on the inside, finishes are pretty typical in style, with ample vaulted halls (either sails or barrel vaults), terracotta floors, brick-built arches, wooden beams and plastered walls painted with light colors offering great brightness. Other rooms are paved in parquet.
The estate covers a total surface of roughly 18.0 hectares. All around the villa there is a well-maintained garden dotted with flowers and decorated by hedges. On a slightly lower level from the villa, surrounded by hedges and stone walls, is located the 14 x 7 m with tuff-and-grass solarium, dressing room and WC dug up in tuff.
The land of the estate also houses an ample olive grove (approximately 7.0 ha for a total of 2,000 trees) which allows producing an excellent Terre di Siena DOP extra-virgin olive oil (between 1.0 and 1.2 tons per year) which is currently sold as a condiment with registered trademark and used as a base for a made-in-Italy Natural Skincare line of products.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
The villa is currently rented out with excellent results to thanks to its beautiful location not far from services which also grants quick and easy access to many of the most important cities of Tuscany. The beautiful position makes the property ideal for events too thanks to the ample outdoor spaces.
The property is currently owned by an Azienda Agricola S.S. which produces extra-virgin olive oil.