Savills | Villa Tamara, Pienza, Siena, Tuscany | Property for sale
7,534.74 sq ft(700 sq m)
Asking price €1,490,000(£1,287,063)

Villa TamaraPienza, Siena, Tuscany

    Key features

    • Swimming pool
    • 300sqm barn
    • Mature garden
    • Olive trees
    • Close to a village

    Imposing Tuscan farmhouse in enviable location, close to a village yet private, and enjoying commanding views over the valley and Pienza.

    About this property

    • This imposing Tuscan farmhouse has one of the most beautiful positions one could wish for. Close to the village of Montichiello, the property enjoys commanding views over the valley and Pienza in the near distance. On the other side of the property, outside the grand entrance gates, you look straight down on the most famous cypress lined road in Tuscany.  The main building, of 18th century origin, is some 600sqm over 2 floors, with large living spaces on the ground floor and four large double bedrooms on the first floor. The first floor sitting room has access to a terrace, with fabulous views, which lies above the covered area that connects the main house to the guesthouse. The guesthouse has an open plan living area, small kitchen and two bedrooms with a bathroom. In addition to the residential buildings there is a 300sqm barn, whose volume could be used to create further habitation.  The gardens are good and mature, having been planted over 30 years ago. The pool sits below the guesthouse and enjoys the breathtaking west facing views towards Pienza and the sun that sets directly behind this jewel of the Val d'Orcia. Above the main garden is an irrigation lake and olive grove, while beyond that there lies a field of some 2 hectares that could be cultivated and even perhaps planted with vines.

    Local information

    • Pienza, Tuscany

    Additional information

    • The "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism" is in the Val d'Orcia, between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino. In 1996, Unesco declared the town a world heritage site and in 2004 the entire valley was included in the list of Unesco's world cultural landscapes. Pienza was rebuilt from a village called Corsignano, which, in 1405 was the birthplace of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, a Renaissance humanist born into an exiled Sienese family, who later became Pope Pius II. Once he became pope, Piccolomini had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal renaissance town. Intended as a retreat from Rome, it was the first example of humanist urban planning, a concept that was adopted first by other Italian towns and cities and later to other European centres. Though a relatively small town, there is plenty to see in Pienza.
    • Directions: Montepulciano 13 kms Montalcino 24 kms Siena 57 kms Florence 115