double or twin bedrooms, 9 bath or shower rooms
Swimming Pool (14 X 7), TV, CD, Barbeque.
Central Heating (extra) Telephone, Fax
Cleaning included. Cooking and extra
Staff available. Dishwasher, Washing machine
Tennis 10 mins away
Bar restaurant at Ville di Corsano (5 mins)
Siena 15 km. Buonconvento 20 mins, Florence an hour
Villa di Corsano is situated in one of the most picturesque
areas of Tuscany, at the start of the Sienese "Crete",
that surreal landscape of wide, clay hills just South
of Siena, a continual source of inspiration for artists
over the centuries. Used on several occasions already
by artists, photographers, historians and cooks for
specialist courses, and the subject of prestigious
coffee table books, this wonderful villa and its caring,
professional owners and staff, are internationally
by an impressive, cypress-lined avenue, the villa
itself dates from the 16th. Century and the estate
was once one of the most important in the whole district
of Siena, dating back more than 1,000 years. A brother
and sister, whose family bought it in the nineteenth
Century, share the estate. The parkland at the rear
has rare trees, grottoes and remains of a 19th. C.
aviary, and the whole property is a delight, with
panoramic views as far as Siena. The villa has luminous
rooms recalling a splendid past, with the addition
of high quality kitchens and bathrooms. There are
extensive gardens, with tall shady trees on one side.
At the rear of the villa there are beautiful, flower
filled antique urns, and wooden tables and cushioned
chairs provide plenty of possibilities for relaxing.
This side, too, is well lit so that it may easily
be used for dining, music etc.
the front is a wide lawn with long box and laurel
hedges on either side. Beyond these lawns, the large
swimming pool has beautiful views through olive groves
and gardens across to Siena and the rolling cornfields
of the Crete. The former poultry houses near the pool
have become charming changing rooms, a barbecue, shower
room and sun furniture store, while pergolas provide
shade on the patio and pool surround. Around and beyond
the pool an extensive olive grove forms a lovely setting
for walks and games.
three floors, there are delightful reception rooms
and a shower room on the ground floor. The enormous
dining room has reputably the largest fireplace in
Tuscany and comfortably seats 25 ñ 30 people.
There is an elegant drawing room with a vaulted ceiling
and walls entirely covered with "Trompe l'oueil"
paintings of exotic flowers and plants, birds and
oriental tents. French windows from this room open
onto the parkland to the rear of the villa. Another
reception room has French windows to the gardens.
The kitchen has first class professional equipment,
including a food processor, dishwasher, washing machine
and microwave. There is a large double bedroom on
the ground floor. From the entrance hall there is
access to the colonnaded courtyard of the villa, part
of which may be used by guests and provides a delightful
place for meals in spring and autumn.
the first floor, the former ballroom is now an enormous
double bedroom with frescoed ceiling, tall windows,
a huge Murano chandelier, sofas, chairs and a games
table. It has its own shower room. Another double
bedroom, with its own bathroom, is frescoed by Dario
Neri, a famous Sienese painter. A twin bedroom with
a bathtub and a wash basin in the room, a bedroom
with a fireplace, three single four-poster beds and
a shower room en suite, and another double bedroom
with a shower room complete the accommodation on this
the top floor, there are two double and two twin bedrooms,
a particularly attractive large bathroom, a shower
room and a kitchen / sitting- room.
part of the villa and other parts of the property
belong to the ownerís brother. Guests in those
parts of the property use different parts of the gardens
and a part of the courtyard, but do not have use of
the swimming pool A holiday here is a very special
treat; a chance to live in an historic villa in extraordinarily
beautiful and peaceful surroundings, at a very short
distance from the wonderful city of Siena. Villa Corsano
lends itself as well to a very special family holiday
as for a film setting or business convention. The
aristocratic owner is a charming and hospitable hostess.
Her staff are able to take care of your every wish.
Her son runs the Corsano Agency, able to arrange cooks,
baby sitters, photographers and extra staff to suit
the most exacting requisites. He will personally organise
guides, shopping trips and courses. His knowledge
of this wonderful part of the world and its personalities
allows him to arrange personal tours for guests around
public and private homes, museums and collections,
to create an unique and memorable holiday