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A Charming and Luxurious Country Villa at the Border of Tuscany and Umbria

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

A fully restored country villa has spectacular 360 degrees views of pastures, woods, olive groves, vineyards and medieval towns. The structure combines the beauty of traditional stone work and materials with the best of Italian modern interior design creating a unique blend of old and new. At 400 square meters the house is very spacious and airy with a gourmet kitchen, dining room for 12, large living quarters & library, outdoor portico with dining table for 12, lounge area and a fireplace & barbecue. All bedrooms are exquisitely furnished with comfort and beauty in mind and 3 of them have luxurious private baths. The 4 acre grounds feature a 5x13 meter infinity pool, a beautiful pond, an olive orchard and many patios from which to enjoy the views and tranquility of the surroundings. Situated right at the border between the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio it enjoys all the best these beautiful regions have to offer.

A labor of Love: We restored this house and grounds in order to 'bring back to life' an abandoned yet beautiful piece of Italian landscape and history. The farmhouse has been abandoned since 1950 and only after our purchase in 2004 and the help of an ambitious design combined with the passion of skilled local craftsmen we could achieve its beautiful transformation into a luxurious yet unpretentious villa. All the furnishing, artwork, books have been carefully selected to give our guests the best possible experience of beauty, serenity and tranquility. The house is airy, spacious, elegant and with its location atop a hill it is wonderfully breezy and cool in the summer months. Every detail has been carefully curated by the owner to guarantee the comfort of every guest: from the selection of high quality linens to the use of mosquito nets at all windows, from kitchenware to all the interior and exterior furnishing.

More Details

Patrizio Fradiani
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Patrizio Fradiani

I am an architect and designer and with my husband we developed a passion for purchasing and restoring, or building anew, homes in great locations and with terrific potential in Italy and Mexico. The design of all our homes is always fresh and unique and we believe that a vacation home should not only wonderfully managed but beautifully appointed and designed to give our guests the most luxurious and unique vacation experience.

Patrizio Fradiani purchased this villa in 2007

Why Patrizio Fradiani chose San Casciano dei Bagni

The site and location are just magnificent. Quintessential Tuscany views all around with olive orchards, wooded area and fields.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Patrizio

I write this with blurry eyes, as I can't help but cry as we have to leave today. Our vacation in your beautiful home had been a magical three weeks.

Tim, Lauren, and I have enjoyed every moment of our trip! Having friends and family here to fill the house gave us memories that we will cherish forever. I liked what you said before, that leaving always gives you something to look forward to come back to. That is how I will look at it, we will most definitely be back. Tim and I have been talking about how to invest in a house over here. Thank you for your information. It is definitely something we would consider in the future. I have decided a part of

my heart will always be in tuscany and I simply have to be back.

Thank you again for sharing your home. I call it a home, because it is so much more than just a house. It is loved and filled with love, you can feel it from the moment you pull into the driveway and love is what makes a house a home!
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Casciano dei Bagni in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • All bathrooms are unusually generous in size. They all have access to windows with natural light and great vistas. 3 are private and 1 is shared. The half bath is located at ground level. All full baths are furnished with bidets and some of them have both shower and tub with double sinks and stone counters. The bathroom at ground level is also wheelchair accessible.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The House has 5 bedrooms of which 1 is located at ground level and the rest at 2nd floor. 4 bedrooms have king size beds and 1 has 2 single beds. 3 bedrooms have private baths and 2 others share a large bathroom with double sink, shower and tub. All bedrooms have a sitting area, built-in closets, wonderful vistas, ceiling fans. One bedroom also has a fireplace and a separate entrance with private balcony.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private Chef and daily Maid Service are available upon request. We also offer welcome dinners on arrival day, grocery shopping, wine tastings and cooking classes by 2 outstanding chefs. For more information please visit our very own website


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A Charming and Luxurious Country Villa at the Border of Tuscany and Umbria
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home and garden.... and unbelievable views. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Holly It was a great pleasure to have you there! Come back anytime!
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Magical place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Mazzini 31 just recently. Monteleone d"Orvieto is a magical Umbrian town place that is at once left intact by the passing of time and easy to reach near the A1 highway. It has majestic views of the Val di Chiana everywhere you look! Our family with 2 daughters visited multiple charming places nearby like Citta' della Pieve, Assisi, Todi, Montepulciano...all easily reachable.

We spent unforgettable evenings at Mazzini 31, dining on the open terrace with the breathtaking views of the valley below + relaxing in the heated pool that is an fantastic location in the house. The house inside is absolutely unique and one of a kind with antique elements like the painted ceiling and walls and ultra modern elements like all the furnishings in bedrooms and living spaces. And what a kitchen! I'm a cook and really enjoyed every minute i spent in it!

What can we say...fantastic location, ideal for a family with kids like ours (and for group of friends alike) ...we will certainly be back! Thank you. Valerie

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay and everyone was just in awe of the beauty of Podere Palazzo's interiors and exteriors. Patrizio truly created a little slice of heaven on earth! I love great decor (it makes me happy) and I scoured the internet for villas, but quickly realized there was basically one decor option - very old fashioned! Not that there isn't charm in that, it's just not my cup of tea. Then I saw Podere Palazzo & heard the angels singing! The decor is right up my alley, modern but rustic, semi-minimal but still absolutely warm and comfortable. It also has a wonderful sense of whimsy and fun and you can feel the love and care in every inch of the design. Our only regret was wishing we could have stayed longer so that we could have spent more time in the villa. As our trip was just a week we tried to cram in as much as possible every day, visiting different towns etc... If we had an extra week, we all said alternating between a day in the villa and a day in a town would have been ideal. Patrizio and his sister Valeria were equally wonderful and so helpful to work with which only made the experience even better. Driving to nearby towns does take some time, but my family all felt this was part of the experience. Driving around Tuscany/Umbria is hardly a chore as the scenery is just awe inspiring. We were 8 people and we rented 2 cars which was perfect. We all felt so at home in the villa and we all got along so well I found myself thinking "wouldn't it be fun if we all lived in he same house?!" In hindsight, I realize that it's just impossible to argue or have a bad day in "that" particular house! ; )

My mom arranged a beautiful & delicious anniversary dinner for my husband and me with Gustavo as the chef and he was wonderful and so nice! I highly recommend at least one night with a chef and/or cooking class at the villa. We should have also done a cooking class but ran out of time.

Don't hesitate to visit this magical place!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terri Thank you for such a wonderful comment! it is so thoughtful of you to write so extensively about the many pleasure that Podere Palazzo has to offer! we were delighted to have you there and we hope to have you back in the near future! Regards
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Boynton Beach Florida

Perfect house, Perfect location, Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful home for three weeks in June 2013. Like so many other reviewers, we are well traveled. This was the best vacation we've ever had. The home is spectacular, the pictures on the website do not do it justice. The grounds are more mature than the pictures show, and the fragrance of the jasmine, lavender, roses, and other blossoms as they drift by on the almost constant breeze is intoxicating. There is little noise, except for the constant melody of songbirds. The views from the house, in all directions, are exceptional. There is no more delightful experience than having breakfast out by the pond, lunch while lounging by the pool, an afternoon nap in the hammock, and then a long leisurely dinner alfresco on the patio surrounded by friends, family, and the spectacular Italian countryside. An this is just the outside of the house. Inside, you will find the perfect fusion of rustic elegance and contemporary finish. The bedrooms are all oversize, with king beds as opposed to the queens so often seen in european rentals. The bathrooms are spacious as well, with large, modern showers. The kitchen is large and inviting, with all modern appliances. The house is also immaculately clean.

The location is perfect, halfway between Rome and Florence. The train station is 20 minutes away, and the trip to either city takes about an hour and a half, which makes for the perfect day trip. There are also dozens of villages within an hours drive or so. Each one has its own individual character, but all are charming, with delightful central piazzas with blooming flowers in window boxes, at least one pizzaria or ristaurante with outside seating, local residents going about their daily business, and a church dating back to the middle ages. It would take weeks to see them all.

But the ultimate is to have Iside (ah SEE day), the master chef from La Pirolina, the Michelin star rated restaurant just 2 miles from the house, come to the residence and give you a personal cooking lesson. From the simplest of ingredients and fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden not 50 feet away from the kitchen, she will prepare a meal for you that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Thank you, Patrizio (architect/owner) for creating this beautiful estate home. This was a vacation like no other. We will savor it and talk about it for years, and our children will talk about it for years after that. "Do you remember when we were in Tuscany..."

We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim what a great reflection on our home as well as the surrounding area and the services and chef that all helped to make your vacation so wonderful! We are always delighted to have wonderful guests like you enjoy such a special spot as Podere Palazzo and we certainly look forward to having you back sometimes in the future. best regards
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

What an unbelievably incredible experience we had staying at Podere Palazzo! It far exceeded our expectations and was even more surreal in person, we felt like we were standing in the photographs we had anticipated all year awaiting our trip. We are now completely spoiled and plan to return to visit your other vacation homes as well.

I researched several pages of villas and the only one that stood out above the rest was Podere Palazzo, it was unsurpassed. The 360° breathtaking views, the attention to detail, the touches of whimsy and humor in the decor and architecture inside and the garden, pond and infinity pool were all part of the beauty surrounding us every day. I took over 1000 photos myself during our stay and many more photos and movies were taken by the others in our group.

We left Rome and arrived a little early for check in so we explored the nearby village Trevinano. It was a quiet and small village of about 150 people dating back to 1100. We found a little trattoria to have lunch called Gianfranco's, and the fresh pasta was amazing. We liked it so much we went back twice and had pizza to go in Scooby Doo pizza boxes our last night at the villa. We quickly learned they do not serve pizza for lunch! Too hot for the pizza oven mid-day. During our stay we tried the tortellini ragu, pici, gnocchi with mushrooms and cream, pizza, steak with sweet and sour lemony onions and wild boar sausage.

Our first night we cooked dinner and used your garden for fresh roses for the table, and artichokes, snap peas, fava beans, herbs, lettuce and chard for our dinner. We sat outside by the fire enjoying our wine and absorbing the views, just incredible. We did regret not taking you up on your offer to shop to have groceries stocked at the house when we arrived. At least for the first night and breakfast items the next morning. Next time we will know! Acquapendente did have a nice grocery store called COOP we found that had everything we needed, including fresh squash blossoms.

We chose to do the cooking class at the villa with talented Iside from Michelin star restaurant La Parolina, in Trevinano, so we decided to have dinner at her restaurant the night before our class. Most opted for the surprise menu which was culinary heaven, and beautifully presented. My husband discovered Sambuca there and got some once we got back. We chose the pork menu and the cooking class was phenomenal. Her signature dish of egg carbonara was tru

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela we are delighted by your experience at Podere Palazzo and your review warms our hearts! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful geust! we look forward to havibg you ther ein the future ..or maybe at Casa Dos Chicos or our upcoming Domus Civita! r=Best regards to you and your travelling companions.
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New York City


  • 5 of 5

I visited Podere Palazzo for a week during the Fall of 2008. 10 friends joined me for my 40th birthday celebration and I can say without the slightest hesitation that this was one of the most superb vacations I've ever experienced. The scenery was unspoiled and breathtaking, the villa was beautifully appointed...a great mixture of old with new. Everything was functional and clean (sometimes a challenge with old farmhouse renovations) and the "extras" were well worth the investment. Specifically, we had two lovely Italian women cook for us for several nights (nice not to have to worry about this when you're on vacation) and we also had a cooking class hosted by a local chef. (This was superb...and my standards are pretty high, having been a chef myself.) If you're looking for an Italian villa experience, this one truly stands out. I promise, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2008
  • Date of Stay: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Rome & Florence
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Chiusi & Fabro
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
A1, Fabro exit
Car: necessary

Located near S. Casciano dei Bagni, 20 minutes from A1 highway, midway between Rome and Florence, the house is easily accessible, immersed in the tranquility of unspoiled landscape and near many charming historic towns and outdoor activities. 20 minutes away Orvieto will delight any visitor and Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, allows for all kind of water activities. The lovely towns of Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano are 30 minutes away. Monte Rufeno national park across the valley has great hikes and horseback riding facilities. San Casciano dei Bagni 10 minutes away has one of the best Spas and thermal water pools in this part of Italy. The charming towns of Cetona, Citta' della Pieve, Proceno, Sarteano are gems of medieval architecture and boast wonderful festivals and palios in the summer months. Grocery stores, banks, supermarkets are 10 minutes away in the towns of S. Casciano dei Bagni & Acquapendente.

Other Activities: Spas and thermal waters


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £751.9

Contact us to rent this property for long weekends (available in low season only).
Prices are for rental of the full house and its private grounds and they are inclusive of water, electricity, gas, all linens for bedrooms, baths and kitchen.
Prices include final cleaning and mid week cleaning (extra maid service available upon request).
Prices do not include

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.