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"Le Pianore" Private Villa: A Peaceful Getaway for Family, Friends, and Groups

Bedrooms 10
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Villa for groups on 50ha organic farm/set in nature, 16 pax, 8 bedrooms

"Le Pianore" is composed of a guest villa, a residential villa, and a 50ha organic farm.

Villa Campostefani is the main guest villa and, together with the Fienile cottage, it has eight spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with adjoining dining room. There are many separate living areas, both indoors and out, with ample room for guests to settle in and make themselves at home. Be sure to light up the barbecue and wood-fired pizza oven.

Dip into our swimming pool for respite from the midday heat and enjoy lounging on the deck chairs until sunset, watching the sky turn red and feeling the cool evening air descend.

There is wi-fi for all to enjoy, a small library to peruse at your leisure and a satellite television in the upstairs family room.

There is also a table tennis table, a volleyball net, swings and a jungle gym for the little ones.

The gardens at Le Pianore are a playground for adults and children alike. Chestnut, oak and cherry trees provide plenty of shade during walks, while lavender and thyme, roses, jasmine and broom perfume and enliven the landscape.

We lovingly maintain a 50ha farm with organic vegetables and fruits and make our own wine, honey, and olive oil. You are welcome to come and explore our garden and pick fresh produce to enjoy during your meals.

Le Pianore offers all the facilities and infrastructure needed to host quality retreats and workshops in a beautiful and peaceful setting, ideally suited for creative exploration and spiritual practice. We cater to groups practicing a variety of activities, both meditative and dynamic: from yoga and martial arts to music, theatre and dance.

Sala San Francesco, built in the same Tuscan stone and vernacular style as the other villas, is an inviting space with oak parquet floors and large doors that open onto far reaching views of the pool and the gardens. A multifunctional studio with plenty of natural light, it is generously equipped with tatami mats, tables, chairs and blankets as well as a sound system. For those wishing to practice immersed in nature, there is a large sundeck and a shaded porch adjacent to the studio. In the cooler months the space is kept warm and cosy by a pellet burning stove.

A separate loft area provides an intimate space for smaller groups or individual treatments. While the space lends itself to quiet reflection and meditation, the wall-to-wall tatamis also makes it an ideal dojo.


two dining rooms | two living areas with fireplaces | one fully equipped kitchen | two kitchenettes | barbecue area | wood-fired pizza oven | laundry room with washing machine | central heating plus a wood stove | wireless internet connection | swimming pool!

Villa Maladina is our country home, it’s where our four children grew up and where we currently live. A 5 minute walk from Villa Campostefani, we are on-hand for any specific needs, recommendations, or you are always invited to join us for a cup (or two) of coffee.

Keywords: Villa, Tuscan Home, Agriturismo, Farmhouse, Yoga Lodge, Organic Farm

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2018


I was born in Napoli, and graduated from The Economia University in 1985. I had always had a true passion for country life and started to manage my grandmother's farm on the outskirts of the city at a very young age.

I married my husband Francesco in 1987 and together we dreamt of creating our own country idyll. Which is exactly what we did when we moved our young family to breathtaking Tuscany.

ENRICA MICILLO purchased this estate in 1990

Why ENRICA MICILLO chose Cinigiano

When we came upon Le Pianore for the first time back in 1990, there was no way to reach it by car, so we wrapped our feet in plastic packets and crossed the icy stream standing between us and our future home on foot. We must have been quite a site walking through that wintry forest, as I was heavily pregnant with our second child and my husband Francesco was carrying our young son in his arms, trying to protect him from the falling snow with piece of torn-off cardboard.

Villa Maladina appeared at the end of a small dry stone-walled path, and I had a tremendous feeling of déjà-vu: I had dreamt of this very moment the previous night, and it felt to me as though we had finally come home.

We bought the property almost immediately, but it took us many years of living in a building site to restore our 12th century farmhouses in the most ecologically responsible ways available to us. And countless heavily laden trips in our truck, to and from our native Naples, to furnish the villas with pieces that have been in our families for generations (Don Frank’s great grandma’s armoire, my father’s dining room table) as well as treasures we found at various markets around southern Italy.

Bit by bit we brought Le Pianore back to life, raising a family of four in the process. Our labour of love has borne its fruit, and we hope you will enjoy sharing in its bounty as much as we do.

Elena Basile

What makes this estate unique

One thing all our guests have in common is the wonder with which they exclaim how much MORE BEAUTIFUL the property is in reality than it is in the photos. So often, it is the other way round. The fact is that Le Pianore's unique charms are impossible to capture with a camera. The villa is perched on a hillside and has views in so many directions that it is impossible to illustrate. It is also absolutely private: the 50 hectare property takes up the entire valley and there are no neighbours within earshot or sight. Apart from the medieval hilltop towns of Monticello and Montelaterone which straddle the peaks on either side, hardly a detraction. Not to be missed: the sunrise silhouetting Montelaterone. Absolute magic.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Cinigiano in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathrooms are fitted with hand-made Majolica ceramic tiles or travertine marble.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    rock room - 2 Single Bed
    guest room - 1 Large Double Bed
    the quad - 4 Single Bed
    Nonno's room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    The Piccola - 1 Single Bed
    Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Duplex, daybed is in downstairs living area
    french room - 1 Single Bed
    paglietella yellow - 2 Single Bed
    paglietella red - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (12), Baby Cribs (1), 1 Tree quarter bed (french room)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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"Le Pianore" Private Villa: A Peaceful Getaway for Family, Friends, and Groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wonderful setting, charming hosts

  • 5 of 5

Some holidays are about escape. At Le Pianore we felt more like we were being invited into a whole way of life. It's a life where food, family, slowing down and switching off are at the heart of everything. We were there for an extended family gathering (15 of us) so it was perfect to have so much space for everyone to do their own thing, then come together for great al fresco feasts and fun in the swimming pool. We picked fresh vegetables from the farm and learnt how to cook proper pizzas in the wood fired pizza oven. Elena, Erica and Francesco could not have been more welcoming, helpful or infectiously passionate about their home and the surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London UK

Absolute heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have been going to Le Pianore for 16 years, first with my family as they grew up and now on Ladan's annual yoga retreat which is firmly in the diary every summer solstice! Elena and her wonderful husband, son and daughter run the farm in way that makes everything feel natural and effortless (as well as beautiful and delicious). It is utterly peaceful and 'balm for the soul' as my friend always says when we go. The position of the house is fabulous with valley views all around; the rooms are rustic and charming; the food is incredible. And of course Elena and her brother make all the wine, plus the olive oil, honey, mulberries (right outside the house), herbs, tisanes etc etc. Too, too wonderful not to go every year! Thank you Elena!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Le Pianore a truly magical place you will want to go back again and again

  • 5 of 5

I met Elena the owner of Le Pianore in London and right from the start I was struck by her warm and rich personality. I have eagerly organised my first yoga group for a yoga retreat at Le Pianore three years ago and since then I have not missed a year. As soon as you step in on Le Pianore grounds you experience a deep feeling of calm and tranquillity. The views are absolutely stunning and the villas with the grounds have everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The large yoga studio is a beautiful open space equipped with everything you need for a yoga retreat of dance or meditation holiday etc.

You can choose to stay during the day at the villa or go for a trip, in any case Elena and her family will give you lots of advice on what to see and do around the area.

Elena has been extremely helpful to assist me with running the retreat smoothly and she personally connects with each guest making sure they are happy to such extend that they will even cook your favourite dish. Besides the amazing guests I arrived with my husband and 18 months toddler who also came with us last year when he was 5 months. They always has been amazingly helpful with providing everything our son needs (cot, high seat, special meals) and beyond that. My husband who is a very fussy eater has been getting special meals too and I have not even asked for it. That is the attention to detail you will have at Le Pianore.

Food and wine is delicious and the majority grown in the family's farm down the hill. We had a generous tour of Elena 's house and farm this year and it is inspiring and humbling to see the love and dedication gone into everything around it: amazing garden, vineyard, olive grove and of course her two donkeys and two horses. All the produce is organically grown and the whole estate 90% electricity self sufficient. The highlights of the holiday this year must be: Enrika's deserts especially panna cotta, the birds singing in the night, the deer who came close to the house one evening, the two elusive white horses, the two ducks on the blue lagoon like lake and of course the two lovely donkeys whose touch of ears is like meditations. Please ask for info on the Alpaca farm. We had an absolutely amazing time there. Despite the growing family I plan to make it possible and return to Le Pianore next year and look forward to see Elena, Enrika, Rina and all the team.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Le Pianore - a magical place to recharge and revitalise in the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Le Pianore is a really magical place located in one of the most beautiful places you can imagine, set in the middle of the hills of Tuscany, the ideal place for a retreat and to recharge your batteries from the hustle and bustle of modern life. This is the second year that I have been there. I loved it the first year nd enjoyed it even more the second year.

The owner, Elena Basile, has to be one of the most remarkable women I have ever met – she had a dream to create this wonderful place in Tuscany and continues to further develop it to make it one of the very best places that I have ever been to. That is due to her passion for Le Pianore and her vision to continually make it the perfect place for a holiday and a yoga retreat, which was my reason for going there.

From the minute you arrive, you feel that everything is tailored to ensure that you have a wonderful stay – the registration document right at the start asks you ’what food would you really like to eat?’

The rooms are all unique – warm and comfortable with individual charm and everything you need to help you relax – and if you need it, there is also wifi! You are woken up in the morning with birdsong and breath-taking views. The food is amazing – most of it from ingredients grown in Elena’s organic kitchen garden which she manages with her son and expertly cooked by her daughter Enrica, who is a brilliant cook and the queen of desserts.

My two trips to Le Pianore were for a yoga retreat – you cannot imagine a more beautiful place with a spacious and well equipped yoga studio. I arrived exhausted from the hustle and bustle of life in London but with 1 ½ hours of Yoga in the morning followed by a delicious brunch and then again 1 ½ hours of yoga again in the evening followed by dinner, I left feeling completely rejuvenated and revitalised.

Le Pianore is not only ideal for yoga – it is also a perfect location to visit Tuscany and Elena and Enrica gave us lots of tips of where to go within either 30 minutes or an hour’s drive. On days when we did not want to venture out, there is plenty to do just relaxing by the pool or taking a walk up to the next village.

If you are looking to recharge your batteries in a beautiful location, Le Pianore is the place to go – either join a yoga group or just rent out the place with a bunch of friends – you will come back all the better for having visited Le Pianore and spent a week in the company of Elena and her family.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joyce, thank you from heart. You gave so much detailed vision of your stay and it has been so kind and nice of you. Joyce anytime you'll be back, it will be for you a bit like going back home, and for us as wellcome a good friend. With hugs and love Elena and Enrica
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A magic place and and a very friendly welcome

  • 5 of 5

Le Pianore is a truly magic place! You will find yourself in the most amazing nature and welcomed by Elena with warmth and generosity. My time there was really special, the landscape around the villa invites you to relaxing and refreshing walks, the accomodation is beautiful in every detail, food and wine are just superb. Elena and her family are impeccable hosts and wonderful people, I can't reccomend enough a stay in this corner of paradise. Ideal for a romantic holiday as well as for a group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect beauty

  • 5 of 5

I have been vacationing and working in Italy for two decades and only recently found Le Pianore. It was enough to be stunned by the beauty of the region, and then of this small part of the region, but once I arrived, I began to experience the services and amenities this agriturismo provides and I was overwhelmed. Elena and her staff seemed to know what me and my partner needed before we did. We were greeted warmly and swiftly brought to our room to rest and collect ourselves. When we re-emerged we were greeted again by the Pugliese chef's magnificent baked goods. After a late breakfast outdoors with a view from above of the sprawling estate, we took a walk down the long path lined with soaring cypresses, past the vineyards, to a wooded area where there were horses. We walked on a path through the cool woods, followed it up the hill and gathered flowers along the way, and found our way back to the main lodgings. We met some of the staff collecting berries in a net under a tree--berries that later the chef made into a breakfast tart. Our day was lazy and peaceful. We swam in the pool, explored the property more, read outside in the shade, and ate fantastic meals -- even the simplest of dishes were carefully prepared and flavorful. Some of the best Pugliese and Tuscan cooking I've had, and an interesting mix of the two, at times. The farm's wine is delicious and plentiful as well.

Elena is also a sincere and generous person. We got to know her during our stay (although she seemed to know exactly when we wanted to keep to ourselves) and learned she has a great sense of humor. She also has a very interesting family history.

This was my third time here and it won't be my last. It's very easy to grow attached.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love you Jason! Always wellcom home!! xxx
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Rome, Pisa, Florence and Perugia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Monticello Amiata
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Castiglion Del Bosco
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Nearest Motorway
36 Miles
Chiusi Chianciano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Monticello Amiata
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: recommended

From the hills of the Val d’Orcia to the Maremma coast, Tuscany is a paradise for walkers, cyclists, bon-vivants and art buffs alike. With Le Pianore as your base, you’re perfectly poised to explore the many riches of this natural and cultural wonderland.

We can organise guided hikes, horse riding and cycling, excursions to thermal baths, romanesque abbeys and sculpture gardens. You could visit a vineyard and sip on a bold Brunello accompanied by a variety of local cheeses or learn how to make pasta like nonna right here in our farm kitchen. Whatever your preference, let us help you organise the activities that will make your stay all the more magical.

Towns of interest within reach of Le Pianore include Montalcino (25min), Pienza (45min), Siena (1hour) Florence (2hours) and Rome (2hours).

Music, art and theatre festivals as well as folk celebrations are ongoing during the summer months.

Stretching for 4km along the Monti dell'Uccellina nature reserve, Marina di Alberese is one of the wildest and emptiest beaches in Italy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Cinigiano, Grosseto region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
19 May 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
23 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

The Special Offer incudes
-chef service
-daily cleaning
-two cooking class on italian cousine
-two yoga classes of 30 minutes
-one pizza night with the wood oven
-one guided hike around the area

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.
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