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Villa Cetinale, Tuscany

Quick Facts

Sleeps: 23 - 27

Bedrooms: 13


Low season from €25,000/week

High season to €60,000/week


Games room

Grand gardens

Original frescoes

Swimming pool


As heavy with history as it is with style, Villa Cetinale is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of place. You’ll feel like aristocracy staying in this grand building, which was built in the 17th Century for Pope Alexander VII on Etruscan ruins. The Baroque building was bought by Viscount Antony Lambton in the 1920s and painstakingly renovated over a number of years. Since 2006, this playground of the rich and famous has become available to rent privately, throwing open its doors for your next trip to Tuscany.

The interiors are a glimpse of history. Rich hues and wonderful frescoes, as well as original features such as the bas-relief in the dining room, make this property almost an art gallery in its own right. The numerous and generously sized rooms make it an ideal property for a wedding or other celebration, or just a large get-together of family and friends. The bedrooms all have their own individual charms, with regal 4-poster beds draped in curtains, ready to be drawn closed after a day in the Tuscan sunshine.

The gardens are known as some of the most beautiful in the whole of Italy. Formal arches of climbing roses and vines, antique statues by Mazzuoli, and wonderful pergolas providing shade on sunny days making this a heavenly outdoor space. The outdoor swimming pool offers the perfect spot to relax in the sun, or if you feel like being a bit more active, there is a tennis court to keep you entertained on an afternoon.

Sit back, enjoy being master or mistress of your own private domain, while the villa’s staff look after your every need, and every now and again, just pinch yourself to remind yourself it’s real.


Outdoor heated swimming pool


Outdoor dining area

Tennis court


Well-equipped kitchen

Laundry facilities

Small gym

Hair dryers




Drawing room

Games room with table tennis/table football/racing seat

Children's TV room with playstation

Sound systems in bedrooms

Air-conditioning on request

What’s Included

Please call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.

Rates include:
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Services of a chef for all meals *
Daily housekeeping
End of stay clean
Mid-week linen change
Daily pool towel change
Daily pool cleaning
Utilities (electricity and water)
Air-conditioning in bedrooms (on request)
Turndown service
Villa concierge service

* Please note that cost of food and drinks will be charged for separately.


Villa Cetinale is located in a small hamlet about 8 miles west of Siena.

There is a bus stop in Ancaiano which is 1km away and the town of Sovicille is 5km away.

The nearest airport is Florence, approximately a 1 hour drive away.


Villa Cetinale can sleep up to 23 adults and 4 children in 13 bedrooms. Staff can also be accommodated at an extra cost on request.

Bedroom one
Double bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Bedrooms two and three
Double bedrooms which are interlinked on the first floor mezzanine, each with bathrooms with bathtub.

Bedrooms four and five
Double bedroom on the first floor with en-suite bathrooms with bathtub and shower.

Bedroom six
Double bedroom on the first floor with bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Second floor mezzanine (access from the ground floor and from one of the bedrooms on the first floor)

Bedroom seven
Single bedroom with bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Bedroom eight
Bedroom to sleep up to 4 children with small bathroom with half bath tub.

Bedroom nine and ten
Double bedrooms on the second floor with en-suite bathrooms with bathtub and shower.

Bedroom eleven
Double bedroom on the second floor with shared bathroom with bedroom twelve

Bedroom twelve
Twin bedroom on the second floor with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower (shared with bedroom eleven)

Bedroom thirteen
Twin bedroom on the second floor with bathroom with bathtub and shower.


Villa Cetinale’s private chef will be on hand to ensure you and your entire party are well fed and watered at all times. You’ll enjoy the very best of Italian cuisine here, which is only fitting for a property that boasts its very own olive oil, created from the first pressing of olives harvested from the estate. You can even buy some to take home with you, so you can make that holiday feeling last a bit longer once you’re back in Blighty.

For aspiring chefs, cookery lessons can be booked, too.

You’re in the Chianti region here, so there’s lots for wine-lovers to enjoy. There is a comprehensive selection of Tuscan wines available at the villa and, by prior arrangement, you can also order vintage Bordeaux and ports.

All food and beverage will be charged for separately.


Firefly pre-arrival concierge service

Villa staff include:
Private chef
Daily housekeeping
Porter service
Villa concierge service
Pool maintenance

Additional staff such as nannies and massage therapists can be arranged on request.


Villa Cetinale is very family friendly and children will treasure memories of running around its enormous and beautiful gardens for years to come. The outdoor swimming pool will keep them happy and ensure they’re well and truly tired out by bedtime. Indoors, there is a games room with table tennis facilities and also a children’s TV room with a Playstation and even a racing seat for Gran Turismo, all of which should ensure they are happily entertained for hours.

Cots and highchairs can be provided on request to enable those with babies to travel light and nannies can be arranged too.

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