Villa alla Rotonda dei Cipressi is an estate with its outstanding location in Chianti Classico, overlooking the skyline of Siena, is the perfect match between the villa's Renaissance proportions and the owners' modern sensibilities, the perfect ambience for a luxurious retreat in Tuscany.
The villa offers 360-degree views from the city of Siena to the vineyards and hills of Chianti. Within the grounds of the villa, the villa features a portico, patios, verandas, loggias, idyllic gardens and grounds, and shaded terraces for al fresco seating and dining - all from which guests can enjoy the phenomenal view and the fragrances of the Tuscan countryside. The grounds include the beautiful salt water swimming pool, with its gray sandstone border and surrounded by sun loungers. Within the garden is a large lawn where helicopters can land. The architects designed the garden as a fragment of the surrounding agricultural environment with aromatic herbs such as lavender, thyme, rosemary, santolina, and teucrium. The garden, in its linear simplicity, establishes a harmonious dialogue with the surrounding landscape. The contemporary vegetable garden is introduced by an arch, which leads into a greenhouse for tomatoes.
The interiors of the villa are minimalist and organic, whilst outside the extensive lawns join the buildings together and articulate the different areas for lounging in the shade: a veranda with sofas overlooking Chianti hills and the pool, as well as a sheltered outdoor dining area. The architects designed the interiors using special materials such as veneziana floor, and light beige Vicenza stone. The verticality of the tower is reinforced by the stairs, connecting the three different levels awashed by natural light coming from the roof's skylight. The effect of the natural light, modernized features, all within a traditional Tuscan villa is welcoming, warm, and cozy, all the while luxuriously spacious.
This gorgeous estate can welcome up to 12 guests. The property features a very bright and pleasant dining room, a study with contemporary art, an indoor cinema, three elegant living rooms, and a modern, fully-equipped kitchen. The estate also features eight beautifully decorated bedrooms: four double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a twin bedroom with a private bathroom, and one double bedroom and two single bedrooms within the tower. Each bedroom is decorated with the theme of the 'Palio & its contradas'.
The property has appeared in major international magazines such as 'Architectural Digest,' 'House & Garden,' 'Architecture & Wohnen,' 'L'Art de vivre en Toscane' and in many others and also on the influential media such as 'France 5' television and in Bernardo Bertolucci's film 'Stealing Beauty.' The beauty and unicity of this enchanting space will secure a phenomenal holiday in the heart of a stunning countryside around the city of Siena.