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cultural sightseeing,winemaking area, tennis, spas, hiking

Siena, Florence, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Orvieto, Cortona


A Gonzola lies in the middle of open farmland, surrounded by fields of wheat and sunflowers on one side and a small wood and the strange shapes of the distinctive clay hillocks and scrub which characterize the local landscape on the other. A winding gravel road lined with oak trees running along a little stream anticipates the peaceful bucolic spirit that pervades the house.

Gonzola is a large sunny house built in the local stone, overgrown with rambling roses, honeysuckle and ivy, and surrounded by a garden where Mediterranean aromatic plants such as rosemary, sage, lavender and thyme flourish. The pool is set against a backdrop of the typical Siena clay hillocks; wild rose and broom bushes growing in the garden blend into the surrounding countryside.

On one side of the house lies the pool house, which also contains a garden kitchen for outdoor meals. A pergola covered in vines and wisteria provides shade over a large table.

The main living quarters are on the first floor, which is reached by an external staircase leading into a large living room with an open fireplace. The walls have been lime-washed in a sunny light shade. The adjacent kitchen has a typically Tuscan kitchen range and hood, with a fireplace at the same level to make cooking over the fire easier. The walls have been painted a stunning blue lime wash, in the characteristic style of old kitchens in peasant farms, as blue was supposed to keep the flies away in the summer. The cow-shed on the ground floor has been converted into a large summer room which looks out onto the garden. A double room with 2 original antique beds and its en-suite bathroom are also on the ground floor.

Amenities and services

Villa is equiped with:

  • Pool: 12 x 6m
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Hifi stereo
  • Satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washingmachine
  • Disabled access

Rent includes:

  • Bed & bath linens
  • Midweek change of towels
  • Baby equipment
  • Final cleaning

Service on request:

  • First shopping
  • Arrival dinner
  • Cook

Floorplan of the villa

Ground floor
Very large summer room with ping-pong table
1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
1 WC

First Floor
Large living room with open fireplace
Large kitchen with dining table
2 doubles with en-suite bathrooms
1 further double
1 twin
1 further bathroom

Garden :

Pool house with summer kitchen
Spacious pergola for al fresco meals
WC and changing room
Pool 6 x 12m
Covered parking space