San Donato, Villa inside Church

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12 Guests
5 Bedrooms
8 Beds

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Villa San Donato gives you the unique chance to stay in a residence that was once an ancient church! It is completely refurnished and turned into a beautiful villa, which offers you an unforgettable time in Tuscany.

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San Donato, Villa inside Church

The Space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

*** Please note that from the 27th of June to the 4th of September arrivals and departures are on Saturday only! ***

This impressive villa is the perfect for you if you would like to explore Tuscany’s culture and atmosphere. It is surrounded by impressive serene views of woods and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see.


The house is truly spectacular. It is composed of an enormous hall, that was made out of the main nave of the ancient church,and the surrounding rooms were made into a kitchen, a laundry room and five bedrooms, each one with a bathroom. The villa is perfect for families or large groups of people.
There is also a beautiful garden with a gazebo and barbecue, and a private swimming pool.
There are 11 beds for adults and 1 bed for kids.

Heating and air conditioning is provided, as well as bed linens, towels and free private parking.


The villa is on a drop, meaning that the terrain is at different levels.
When you enter you are at the ground floor, and when you go down the stairs you are getting into a half underground area where the windows have access to light.
When instead you go up to the 3 rooms, you will still be at ground level.


The great hall of the villa is airy, bright and big enough to host all the guests around the dinner table. There is also a fireplace and big sofas where guests can relax an enjoy a casual conversation. The place also has a traditional beamed ceiling that has been entirely reconstructed and gives the space a majestic but warm and welcoming feeling at the same time.


The kitchen is lovely and clean and well equipped. Everything from pots, pans, cutlery, utensils, microwave to moka pot will be at your disposal so you can prepare various without any trouble. The most unique things about it is that it is that this kitchen was once an old sacristy.


Each bathroom has a shower, a toilet and a bidet.


Each of the five bedrooms has a bathroom, a TV set and air conditioning. They are furnished in different colors, giving each one a unique atmosphere.
The first bedroom, which is also the biggest one, is in orange and yellow tones. It is the brightest and has a double bed and a sofa/single bed. Big French doors lead onto a small terrace and then directly into the garden.
The second bedroom is in light purple and boasts a wonderful view on the surroundings of the villa.
The third bedroom is in blue tones and is located in the back of the villa. Even though it is a smaller one, it is very bright.
The fourth bedroom is decorated in a delicate blue hue and has the largest bathroom including both a shower and a comfortable bathtub. It is on the lower floor which gives this room the advantage of a bit more silence and privacy.
The fifth bedroom is in light yellow and has two single beds, which on request can be conjoined to form a double bed.


Each room has one private unit and there are 3 units in the hall.

Guest Access

Square metres: 220

Bedside table

Fridge with freezer
Electric Oven
Gas Hobs
Cookware: Pots, Pans, Cutlery
Moka pot
Potable Tap water

Five Bathrooms

Two Couches
Twelve Chairs
Washing Machine
Air conditioning
Individual heating
Color Tv
Private fenced garden
Garden furniture: Chairs, Parasol, Gazebo
Charcoal BBQ
Free Private Parking
Beautiful Fields view
Good natural light
Great privacy
Private Open air swimming pool 50 sq. m; 1,30 Depth
Pets allowed: cats and dogs (any size)
Children friendly
Ok for elderly guests
Smoking allowed outside (balcony, court etc...)

Check-in time: 15
Check-out time: 10

Interaction with Guests

I live in Siena city, I am at your full disposal for anything but I won't be there unannounced.

The Neighborhood

Villa San Donato is located in the open countryside and is just a few minutes from the the country village of Casciano, via a dirt road, through olive groves, vineyards and woods typical of the area.
Despite being independent and free on all sides, the villa is not completely isolated because the closest houses (belonging to the tiny village of Vallerano) are within walking distance.
This position allows you to have complete privacy in the home and in the pool, but without feeling too lonely!

The Villa is located on a nature trail route that stretches for many miles and intersects with many others, so it is quite common to see people who go hiking, go mountain biking or horseback riding and enjoy all that nature can offer (I can arrange the latter two activities).

At about 10km away from the Villa there is the natural and free hot springs of Petrolio Terme.
The precious sulphureous waters form small natural pools on the banks of the river Farma.
As you move away from the shore, the thermal water is mixed with that of the river and reaches ever lower temperatures.
Everyone can then find its ideal temperature!
Those who want something more than the simple nature, can of course visit the SPA and enjoy massages and treatments.

Just five kilometers from Casciano di Murlo (Siena), the nearest village, where you will find all your basic necessities, like a supermarket, pharmacy, post office and bank.
Many interesting tourist sights like Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, the Abbey of Saint Galgano, even the mountain and the sea, and many others, can all be found within fifty kilometers maximum (about 35 miles), and less than an hour drive away.

Getting Around

Villa San Donato is in Vallerano, a really small Tuscany village in the country of Murlo, only 17 kilometers south of Siena, on the border between the Val di Merse and the Val di Farma. Coming from either north or south take the SS223 Siena-Grosseto highway, exit at Fontazzi at the 51 kilometer mark, and continue for Casciano di Murlo. Once you arrive there, which is the closest town to the Villa (and where you should stock up on all your necessities), follow the indications for Vallerano or the Residenza d’Epoca (the sign with the characteristic yellow and black colors). After the small villages of Poggio Brucoli, Poggio Lodoli and Santo Stefano and just after the sign for Santo Stefano, do not enter in the village, but turn right onto the dirt road. Continue for approximately 2 kilometers and finally, on your left you will see Villa San Donato welcoming you.

Other Things to Note

Final Cleaning: Included (free)
Cleaning during stay: On request (Price on request)
Bed linen and towels on arrival: Included (free)
Bed linen and towels change: On request (Price on request)
Water, Gas, Electricity, Heating: Included (free)
Pets (cat, dog, etc.): Allowed (free)
Child Bed: On request (free)
Air Conditioning: Not provided
Internet: Not provided
Breakfast: Not provided
VAT: Included
Local Tax: Not due

One extra bed can be added in Panforte room.
It’s a cot, so it’s ok for kids and teenagers but not for adults.
There are also 2 baby beds, and they can be placed in any upstair room.

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House Rules

Le pulizie finali sono comprese nel prezzo, a patto che la casa venga lasciata in buone condizioni di ordine e pulizia.
Gli animali sono ammessi su richiesta.
Forniamo gratuitamente lettini e seggioloni per bambini.

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San Donato, Villa inside Church

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About the Host, Serena

Siena, Italy
Member since September 2013


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