La Francigena

  • Near Siena, Tuscany |
  • 12 Guests |
  • 6 Bedrooms |
  • 6.5 Baths
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La Francigena achieves a rare, perfect balance of style and substance and is designed for independent-minded guests. Enjoy a central location near a charming village, idyllic pastoral views all around, sprawling furnished exterior spaces, modern cook's kitchen, all ensuite double bedrooms, eco-friendly climate controls. All of this comes together in a home with great character and relaxed elegance. A superb value.

The location is central to many favorite hilltowns; Montisi, Pienza, San Quirico, Monticchiello, Montalcino, Siena.

The cook's kitchen is a dream - a place to share in the preparation of a true Italian feast.

Hunting lodge architecture with high-ceilinged spacious rooms and the casual elegance of a fine contemporary home.

The discreet on-site staff will ensure you can relax and enjoy. Alessandra cooks on request.

How to Spend Your Time

  • Start by getting to know nearby Buonconvento, the old town where you will do your shopping at markets or small stores, have a meal and generally discover the rhythm and ways of local village life in Tuscany.
  • An easy day trip can include viewing the frescoes at Monte Oliveto Maggiore, much more than they appear to be in the company of our extraordinary guide Antonella. Add a walk through the mystical Bosco del Ragnaia after lunch at Osteria della Crete, the heart of local truffle activity.
  • A morning in Montepulciano, an attractive town typical of the Renaissance period that occupies a picturesque setting on the top of a tufa hill and is encircled by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder. It is a stunningly charming town, full of vistas, odd squares and corners, and endowed with dozens of Renaissance palazzi and churches.
  • Zip into Siena for a day & have a private guided tour of the town with a focus on the history of the world famous "Palio", the bareback horse race which takes place in the Campo twice a year.
  • Take Brunello, undisputedly one of the most important wines of the world, and add Roberto's infectious passion for winemaking. These were the two ingredients inspiring Roberto to take over a wine estate in Montalcino and turn a good wine into a great one. Your visit will begin with tour followed by a traditional three course Tuscan lunch, each paired with a Brunello.
  • Need a city fix? Enjoy a half day with your personal shopper, Lucia ... a native Florentine. She has first hand knowledge of many of Florence shops where the locals go. Jewelry - gold & costume; Leather goods - handbags & gloves; bath & perfumes; as well as scarves & stockings; items for teens & more can be sourced.

Nearby Attractions

  • Buonconvento (shops restaurants, markets, train to Siena and Florence), Monte Oliveto di Maggiore (restaurant, museum) 10 minutes
  • Montalcino, Castiglion del Bosco (Tom Weiskopf golf course), Asciano, San Quirico d'Orcia 20-25 minutes
  • San Giovanni d'Asso, Montisi, Pienza 30 minutes
  • Siena, Monteriggioni, La Foce, Locanda dell'Amorosa 45 minutes
  • Montepulciano, Castellina in Chianti 1 hour
  • Florence (airport, historic center) 1.5 hours
  • Rome (airport) 2.5 hours


Each Homebase Abroad Villa Vacation includes our professional Travel Planning supported by our local Concierge. We work closely with you to develop a Trip Itinerary that reflects your personal interests and preferences. From the moment you book your villa until you return home, you have continuous access to our curated circle of guides, chefs, drivers, skippers and contacts.

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