The villa is a private house which has recently been completely rebuilt and refurbished and up to ten people for 200 euros a day! with a reduction from the second week!!!
The interior is light, airy and elegantly furnished with antique and modern design furniture. The views on all four sides are stunning panoramas of rolling Tuscan countryside with the town of Montepulciano only a couple of miles to the west. Its grounds are completely surrounded by vineyards and olive trees.
The villa is cleverly arranged so that it can either be used as a whole or be divided into two independent flats, at half price each.
There is a large swimming pool set (14 x 3,5 m) in a large garden with well watered lawns and tall trees providing ample shade even in the hottest summer.
There is free wireless internet connection throughout the villa and the garden.
The ground floor apartment has a large entrance, spacious living/kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The upper apartment is on two floors: on the first there is a study, a spacious living/kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms, one bathroom and in the loft there is a second very large bathroom with a 2m x 1m sunken bath, and a study/living room with a sofa bed under the eaves, therefore limited headroom.
In the surrounding area of the villa you can visit the enchanting town of Montepulciano with its architectural and artistic attractions and its ‘cantine’ where you can taste and buy the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Nearby is the lake of Trasimeno, as are the beautiful Unesco protected valleys of Val D'Orcia and Val di Chiana, the towns of Pienza, Cortona,
Chiusi, Cetona, San Quirico D'Orcia, all famous for their artistic heritage, and Montalcino where again you can visit its ‘cantine’ where the world famous Brunello di Montalcino is produced.
Other possible excursions are the thermal towns of Bagno Vignoni, San Casciano dei Bagni and Bagni San Filippo, where you may enjoy a hot thermal bath and relax in one of the several spas.
The picturesque small towns of Monticchiello, Montefollonico and Lucignano d'Asso are are definitely worth a visit as is the Basilica of Monte Uliveto Maggiore. For those interested in art the fabled cities of Siena, Perugia, and Arezzo are only a 45 minute drive away. Not much further are Assisi, Orvieto and Florence.
My wife and I have just completed a delightful stay in Rodolfo's Tuscany Villa. The description and photos in the listing are absolutely accurate - the house is superb.
Pre-trip Rodolfo did a fine job responding to our queries by email almost immediately, and this gave us confidence beforehand that our experience was going to be a positive one, and indeed it was!
The house is rather like an artist's retreat. It has stunning and quintessentially-Tuscany views of the surrounding countryside, beautiful grounds and pool, and the house itself is packed full of books and paintings. The house is huge and is very well equipped.
Teresa the housekeeper and her family do a fantastic job preparing and maintaining the house for guests to an exceptionally high standard of cleanliness and presentation. They were very warm and welcoming, with lots of laughter and smiles compensating for our lack of Italian language skills.
This stay rounded out our special anniversary Italy tour perfectly. Many thanks to you, Rodolfo and Teresa!
This is a wonderful villa and looks the same as the photos. Its clean, spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. A car is a must as its located in Ascianello, a town next to Montepulciano (around 10 mins drive).
Rodolfo is very responsive which makes the reservation process very smooth and easy. Thanks for having us in your villa!
"Paradise" It was just that! We arrived to find Theresa waiting for us with the key, ready to explain everything we needed to know. The villa was exceptionally clean, with a well equipped kitchen and everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable. Theresa encouraged us to contact her if we had any questions. She was very helpful in answering questions about where the market was, where we might see a soccer game - or play one!
The villa and views of the Tuscan countryside are every bit as beautiful as the photos. Rodolfo's villa provided us with a wonderful Tuscan experience that we will remember until we return to Montepulciano.
This lovely Villa is located in a quiet spot and you are only disturbed by the sound of owls and nightingales. The Villa had everything you need to enjoy your stay in this lovely part of Tuscany.
Teresa, the housekeeper, is a delight and very helpful. We got by with her little bit of English and our little bit of Italian.
A car is a must but the main railway lines to Rome, Florence and Siena are not far away.
Rodolfo's villa is beautiful. A luxurious and welcoming home set in amazing ground, with great views across the valley and up to Montepulciano. We had a great week here, enjoyed the pool, the local wine and the 4 kittens. We'l definitely be back.
On first appearances Villa Ascienello lives up to expectations and more. We spent a week enjoying the wonderful grounds, swimming pool and beautifully designed house. There were six of us ranging from one years old to 67 years old and there was something for everyone. The surrounding hill towns are very easy to access and offered a change from sitting around the pool enjoying the panoramic views of Tuscany. Siena is just a 45 minute drive away and is really worth a visit. Tereasa met us on arrival with a warm welcome and was always on call for anything we needed (including babysitting). She also recommended and booked fantastic restaurants. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you Tereasa and Rodolfo for giving us such a memorable trip.
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