Corte dell'OlioIT1630

Between Siena and Arezzo · Tuscany

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  • Sauna, Hamman, pool (9m x 6m) jacuzzi
  • Walking to tennis and gym for active folk
  • Staying in country elegance interiors
  • Upgrading with some local excursions


Ideally situated in a large wine and olive oil-producing estate among the hills of Valdichiana, between Arezzo and Siena, this period farmhouse has been restored in typical Tuscan style, with the addition of luxury features such as sauna, gym, whirlpool, hammam, swimming pool and even a tennis court within the estate. The view over the surrounding countryside is breathtaking and the nearest village of Palazzuolo is just a few minutes’ drive for all the local amenities.

Dating back to 1899, the villa has been sympathetically restored preserving all the original features and character; its stonemasonry, the magnificent open fireplace, the archways and wooden beams. The accommodation is comfortable and conveniently split into several elegantly furnished family suites, with independent access from a central courtyard. This is the main focal point of this former farmhouse, where you can enjoy carefree al-fresco dining with your family and friends in this beautiful, atmospheric communal space. Set on a terrace surrounded by woods and rolling hills, the pool is another splendid spot in which to relax, enjoy a good book or while away the hours in good company. As you explore the surrounding estate, why not visit the nearby winery and cellars to taste some exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon wine and extra virgin olive oil; surely you will find room in your luggage for a bottle or two to take home with you!

In the village of Palazzuolo you will find all the essentials you may need and a few miles away, in Monte San Savino and Gargonza, you will discover two picturesque hilltop villages, steeped in history and perfect for an evening stroll. Arezzo is also a magnificent town and the best way to visit is on foot; park your car in the modern quarter and climb up the hill to the main square with the stunning cathedral. Incidentally, here is where the Italian Academy Award-winning film ‘La Vita è bella’ (Life is beautiful) was filmed. And yes, life is beautiful in Tuscany; Montalcino, Siena and San Gimignano are also within easy reach from Corte dell’Olio and shouldn’t be missed!

Insider Tips

Casale dell'Olio is set in the tranquil and peaceful setting of the Crete Senesi, so called from the clay in their grounds (= creta). These beautiful sloping hills feature steep cliffs, cypress and oak tree forests.  This is an ideal base to relax but also explore the region; from this villa you can easily reach Siena, Montalcino, San Gimignano and Asciano. Visit the area by car, on foot or bicycle and don’t forget to taste the extra virgin olive oil which is made from different types of locally grown olives.


Ground floor:
Central courtyard with independent access to the fitness area and each suite on both floors:
Large fitness area with sauna, hammam, whirpool for 6 people, fully equipped gym, shower room, WC, door to garden.
Independent Family suite 1 comprising:
Living room.
Twin bedroom.
Separate shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite shower room, WC. French door to courtyard. 

Independent suite 2 comprising:
Living room.
Double bedroom (1.80m).
Separate shower room, WC.

Small separate living room with spiral staircase (care with children) leading to a mezannine (an additional bed may be added here on request).
Shower room, WC.

External stone staircase leading to the main body of the villa on the first floor/ entry level:
Large open plan living/ dining room, open fireplace, grand piano.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite shower room, WC.
2 twin bedrooms each with ensuite shower room, WC.
Guest WC.

Suite 3:
Living room.
Double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite shower room, WC.

Large mature enclosed grounds with ample lawn areas and large courtyard with outdoor dining facilities, built in BBQ. 9m x 6m pool (depth: 1.30m to 1.90m; Roman steps). Internal courtyard with outdoor dining facilities and built-in BBQ. Private tennis courts 800 metres from the villa. Ample parking for several cars.


Included: Visit to the cellar and wine tasting session. Use of sauna. Pool towels. Discounted tickets for local spa.

Extras: Maid service €25 per hour. Babysitting €25 per hour. Unlimited WiFi €20 per week. Excessive use of electricity (over 500 kWh per week) to be charged on consumption at €0.45 per kwh to be paid locally. Winter underfloor heating €5.50 per m3. Personal trainer. Shopping service €15 (plus receipts). Airport transfer. Guided tours. Concierge service. A local tourist tax may apply.


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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Palazzuolo 1km
  • Siena | Arezzo 33km
  • Cortona 58km
  • Airport
  • Firenze 95km
  • Perugia 100km
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Walking distance to restaurants & shops
  • Beach
  • Lake Trasimeno 65km
  • Activity
  • Private tennis court on the estate 700 metres
  • Golf course Valdichiana Bettolle 31km
  • Attractions
  • Castle of Gargonza 8km
  • Rapolano Terme spa 13km
  • Crocodile Acqua Park Monte San Savino 18km
  • Siena Piazza del Campo | Valdichiana Factory outlet 30km
  • Arezzo Old town 34km
  • Monteriggioni fortified town 45km

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