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Tuscan dream home in the Val d'Orcia valley - Villa Ampella La Torre

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Siena Area holiday villa

Unique traditional Tuscan homes on a hilltop in the true heart of Tuscany

Located in the Val d'Orcia valley declared a world heritage site by UNESCO this is truly the magic heart of Tuscany. Cypress tress, Rolling hills filled with Vineyards and Olive Groves seeing is believing.

With 2 and 3 bed houses all with their own private gardens and terraces for al fresco dining with full use of the swimming pool and sunsets to die for. We also have two private villas with their own private pools, private gardens and seperate entrance.

The 360 views are amazing from each and every home. What makes us special is our hilltop location combined with quality fitted kitchens and bathrooms to make your stay a home from home experience.

We are nestled between the hilltop villages of montisi and San Giovanni d'asso and only 10 mins from montalcino home to the world famous brunello di montalcino.

Only 20 mins away is Siena and the renowned Palio. Come enjoy, relax and explore this unique part of the world.

Podere Ampella gives you the chance to live the relaxed Tuscan lifestyle in the idyllic setting of this exceptional hilltop hamlet overlooking the wonderful Val d’Orcia landscape, a landscape so unique that UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. This is the perfect location to relax and unwind, where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish.

This hamlet has a collection of eleven privately owned villas and apartments finished to a very high standard. The hamlet has been designed in the traditional Tuscan style using local materials and the typical architectural style.

All the properties are fully furnished and well equipped; each has its own private terrace or garden and two of the villas have their own private pool. The shared pool has a paved surround furnished with loungers and parasols and is set in a stunning position overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Podere Ampella hamlet is positioned between the historic towns of San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi where there are plenty of restaurants, shops and banks. The hamlet is ideally situated for exploring Tuscany with the cities of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca within easy reach, or venture over the border into Umbria to visit the historic cities of Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia.

San Giovanni D’Asso is a delightful hilltop town only 3kms from Ampella Hamlet. Dating back to medieval times the village surrounds the walls of a twelfth century castle. Here you will find traditional Tuscan restaurants and shops selling the local produce. The town boasts the only truffle museum in Italy, as well as hosting an annual truffle festival in November each year. There are also two important churches; the Romanesque church, San Giovanni Battista, and San Pietro in Villare. The picturesque Tuscan town of Montisi is 4kms from Ampella Hamlet. In August each year there is the annual jousting competition “Giostra di Simone” which sees many of the townsfolk dress up in medieval costume.

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Details for Villa Ampella La Torre 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

A large spacious three double bedroomed villa with its own private garden with a shared use of a large swimming pool. Magnificent views and wonderful sunsets. The villa is laid out over three floors with a large kitchen, two bathrooms and a seperate wc.The living room opens up onto the terrace with plenty of room for al fresco dining and terrific sunset views.
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
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based on 4 traveller reviews

Villa Ampella La Torre
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Amazing week in Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have spent a week at Villa Ampella La Torre from August 9th till 16th 2014. We were 6 (2 parents and 4 young adults). Our villa had 3 bedrooms. It was our first experience renting a villa. Usually, we go in nice hotels.

The verdict was unanimous. We loved it! Actually, it was the best week of vacation we ever had with our kids. Our kids loved it as well.

Because of our lack of experience with renting villas, we were a tad nervous. Would the premises be at par with the web site? Will the pool be a spa or a real swimming pool, will the AC be effective…

First, Paola was waiting for us despite the fact that we were late. She was very welcoming. She made us feel very comfortable right away.

The villa was perfect. Tuscany architecture, yet very new, very nice, very clean with a an amazing view. Well equipped.

The villa is situated between the villages of San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi.

We radiated from the villa to Tuscany’s hallmarks such as Sienna, Montalcino, Montepulciano… Usually we were back to the villa around 5 PM. While my wife and I were making dinner, the kids would relax by the pool (which was a real clean pool).

This place is hard to beat. We strongly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bella Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week . As we were driving there, we turned a corner along the road somewhere after Sinalunga and the scenery took our breath away. Every hillside seemed to grow in beauty and our anticipation increased as we neared Podere Ampella and it more than met our expectations. That first evening, as we sat outside in the peaceful garden, a small bird was flying around overhead and the sun was setting towards San Giovanni D'Asso, and we relaxed for the first time in a long time. The week was wonderful. The house had everything we needed and more. We were really impressed with how beautifully finished the rooms were. We travelled to many of the surrounding villages and ate some incredible food (I'm still dreaming of a restaurant we visited in Montalcino--the pasta with truffle sauce was unlike anything I've tasted before). The photo above is of the sunrise on our last day in the villa. I love the way the hills looked when covered with that hazy glow.

Mauro was very kind, he made some wonderful suggestions to us for places to see and was very kind throughout our stay. But now of course normal life resumes and we're back to working long hours. Thank you for all your help!

Best wishes,

Andrea, Holland

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautifully restored fab views

  • 5 of 5

we had the best vacation ever. The views are simply breathtaking.

The villa has everything you could ask for with a pool and the best sunsets.Our kids jenny, mike and frank had a terrific time . Our only problem arose when we had to leave not enough time.

We would definately come back and will recommend it to all our frriends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hoisdorf, Deutschland

Traumhafter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir (2 Erw./ 4 Kinder 4/7/9/11) haben einen traumhaften Urlaub in der Villa San Giovanni verbracht.

Das Haus entspricht sehr genau der Beschreibung/Fotos und ist durch das separate App. im Keller mit eigener Küche sogar für 2 Familien gut geeignet. Der private Pool ( nicht separat eingezäunt) ist sauber und gepflegt. Badezimmer/Duschen sind klasse.

Der Blick von der Terasse ist wirklich einzigartig !!!!!!!!!!!

Durch das abgetrennte Grundstück (sogar mit eigener Zufahrt) ist man für sich und bekommt von den anderen Gästen auf der kleinen Anlage Podere Ampella nicht viel mit. Die Anlage liegt allerdings relativ nah an der mäßig befahren Straße.

Paola und Robert wohnen direkt auf der Anlage und sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit.

Die Küche könnte noch etwas besser ausgestattet sein.

Insektenschutzgitter vor den Fenstern fehlen leider.

Es steht nur ein Sonnenschirm für Terasse und Pool zur Verfügung.

Nur ca. 5 min entfernt ist das Ristorante del Castello in San Giovanni D Asso (unbedingt den Hauswein probieren). Sehr empfehlenswert.

Montalcino ist in ca. 15 min erreichbar. Sinalunga in ca. 20 min.

Die Villa San Giovanni ist sehr zu empfehlen. Wir werden bestimmt wieder hinfahren.

Tim, Miriam, Malina, Mariana, Marius & Maxine

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
tuscany 18
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1 Autostrada
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
mt amiata
Car: necessary

Situated on a hill overlooking the val d'orcia valley located between the villages of san giovanni d'asso and montisi this is Tuscany at its best.The as yet un discovered hilltop medievale village of montisi and san giovanni D'asso set the backdrop for this stunning location. Unesco has awarded the val D'orcia region with special heritage status due to its undisturbed natural beauty. Bathe in one of the many natural thermal baths and treat yourself to a luxury spa treatment.From Podere Ampella you can see , Pienza where the English Patient was filmed and of course the iconic Gladiator, walking through the fields of corn just a stones throw away.Montalcino is only 10 mins by car home to Brunello Di Montalcino an excellent red wine great with the local meat dishes.Siena is only 30 mis by car and Florence is just an hour all escellent day trips. On your off days relax by the pool or have us bring dinner to you cooking a meal in your home.We guarentee your stay will be a unique experience

Other Activities: Vineyards, Truffels and Thermal spa's


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Montalcino, Italy

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Medium Low Season
26 Mar 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
Medium Season
4 Jun 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
9 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
Medium Season
27 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
Medium Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
12 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
Medium Low Season
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Walking and cycling in this unique world heritage Unesco valley from March till June.
Visit the varoius thermal baths open year round.
Please note all linen, towels and cleaning of the villa are included in the price.
We will require a booking deposit of 30% to secure the booking.
Air Conditioning is charged at an average of 80 euros per week based on useage.

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Accommodation and facilities for Villa Ampella La Torre in Siena Area, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • The three bedrooms are all very large and can comfortably fit an additional bed or a child cot where reqiuired. With a sofa bed ampella la torre sleeps up to 8 people. Additional single beds can be added upon request.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • tennis
Air Conditioning is available in each room on a seperate contol which allows for individual useage. This is an absolute in the high season in Tuscany.