Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico Region close to Florence and Siena, Villa San Piero is a luxury private residence submerged in vineyards with stunning views over the Tuscan countryside.
The Villa with private saltwater infinity pool dates back to the 13th Century and finished careful restoration to the highest technical standard. All original features in the Tuscan artisanal tradition were preserved, complemented by contemporary amenities and exquisite furniture. The history of the complex can be seen in many details especially in the remnants of the ancient church San Piero adjacent to the Villa. The open romanesque church walls and apsis create an all star evening, romantic and magic location for special occasions or simply make a very special dining area. You can enter the church directly from the living room and sit under the starry sky in your own private romanesque church. The church can be lit up at night and is visible through the glass door in the living room.
The villa with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms sleeps up to 12 people.
On the ground floor is the Master bedroom with king size bed, fireplace and ensuite bathroom, a large living room with comfortable sofas, second fireplace, wet bar and HiFi System, the main kitchen, a formal dining room with antique fireplace and pizza oven, 1 bedroom with queen size bed, loft and private bathroom, 1 bedroom with Flatscreen TV 55" leather sofa, 3 armchairs and - on the loft - a comfortable Full XL bed (140 cmx200 cm) , another private bathroom with tub including shower.
The first floor offers 3 bedrooms, all with queen size beds, 1 with ensuite bathroom, the other 2 bedrooms share a bathroom with huge rainshower and separate toilet. All beds are new with comfortable mattresses, high quality linens and elegant bedspreads. All bathrooms offer towel radiators, 4 come with rain showers, 1 with tub with shower; all have design sinks on top of antique wooden shelves, hand forged accessories; bathrobes and plenty of towels are provided.
In the basement you find the large tasting/informal dining room next to the antique wine cellar with a massive chestnut table for 12 people, open kitchen and fabulous views to the vineyards and into the wine cellar. Modern art work and designer light fixtures underline the beauty of the high ceiling with huge antique oak beams. A selection of local wines for tastings can be provided in the Tasting Room at cost for your convenience.
Both kitchens are well stocked ready to use for gourmet cooking, the main kitchen with a 5 flame Lacanche gas stove and 2 electric ovens, German refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, granite countertop, microwave, the tasting room kitchen offers a 4 flame gas stove, half size refrigerator, chestnut cabinets with built in dishwasher and massive stone countertop.
The house has floor heating needed only in late fall and winter. The thick stone walls and state of the art insulation of the roof ensure that the villa remains comfortable in summer.
All bedrooms windows are equipped with rollable mosquito blinds.
The infinity saltwater pool - 36 ft x 13 ft - of local travertine stone - is surrounded by olive trees and a beautiful roses and lavender garden overlooking rolling hills and vineyards. There is a stone terrace and a wooden deck around the pool with plenty of tables, chairs, relax-lounges and umbrellas. The terrace and pool can be illuminated at night. The swimming pool is open from the beginning of May through the end of September.
Our guests can choose between multiple places for al fresco dining or a glass of wine. They will find a long glass table with teakwood chairs in the ancient former church, an antique stone table in the courtyard and marble tables with plenty of chairs in the shade of the stone-walled loggia. There is another terrace outfitted with comfortable sofas, where you can enjoy your morning coffee in the sun taking in the peace of the surrounding landscape.
A private fenced parking area for 4 cars is situated under the linden trees in front of the house, there is space for 3 more cars on the driveway to the wine cellar/cantina.
Within 15 min driving distance you'll find charming little towns like Greve, Radda, Castellina, Panzano and Volpaia, where you can easily enjoy their large choice of good restaurants, excellent food and specialty shops, farmers markets, wine festivals and many other options. In easy reach are other well-known places, such as San Gimignano, San Galgano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano and Cortona.
Florence and Siena can be reached within 45 - 50 min by car or - even more convenient - by bus within 1 hour from Panzano, Radda or Greve.
The church was built in the Romanesque period (1000-1250). The first official record of the church dates back to the year of 1301 in the tax book of Fiesole. The church was partially burned down and abandoned due to the war between Florence and Siena in the year 1437. In 1445 the parish church was restored.
With a decree of Pope Julius II. from the 12. August 1508, the church San Piero was allocated to the monastery of San Leolino in Panzano. To this day the most important artworks of San Piero can be viewed in the monestary church of San Leolino. Namely the triptych depicting the wedding of Saint Katharina in the presence Saint Peter – Sienese school; 2nd half of the 14th century and a painting by Meliore di Jacopo, depicting the Madonna on the throne with child flanked by Saint Peter and Saint Paul dated 1270.
1737 San Piero functioned as the home of the monasteries prior and a small monastic community.
The bell tower and church roof collapsed and are no longer in place today. In 2004 the church was put under monumental protection as an important heritage site in the region of Siena.