16th-century Villa with medieval tower, Cetona, Siena - Tuscany

Historic residence with a 25-meter high medieval tower, park, pool, helipad, chapel, dominating over Cetona, Siena. Strategically located just minutes from jewel-towns as Pienza, Montalcino and Moltepulciano, and less than an hour from Siena, Perugia, and Assisi. Cetona is a medieval borgo "designed in stone and terracotta" with townhouses close together creating a perfect silhouette in front of Mount Cetona, 1148 m high and crisscrossed by natural paths. Villa La Rocca dominates the borgo from its highest point, its oldest nucleus, where it all began in the 10th-century with a crowned tower built first as a defense fort and expanded in the 1500s into a noble residence with the construction of a Renaissance-style villa. The charm of the stone tower is overwhelming in its 25-meter height harmoniously merged with the villa, elegant in its three above-ground floors and plastered facades. The medieval stone bastions are still perfectly preserved with its battlements and richly evocative pathways. A fairy-tale-style tunnel ends in a Romanesque amphitheater, scenic terraces and landscaped gardens bordered by cypress, oaks and pine trees lead to a swimming pool boasting stone fountains and travertine from an ancient Roman bridge. The interiors of the villa preserve its 16th-century charm and aristocratic elegance with original elements and decorations throughout, a journey into its long history from the front door to the astonishing reception halls and living areas with fireplaces and high vaulted ceilings, arched doorways, and antique terracotta floorings. Elegant hallways on the upper floors lead to seven bedrooms, all with air-conditioning and completed by retro-style en suite bathrooms tiled using unique marbles, different in shades and colors. The ancient tower, on its top two floors, houses impressive living and conversation areas with 360-degree panoramic views coupled by a covered walkway that runs on its four sides. The former armory and guard house are very scenic spaces now designed to host events and banquets with a ground-floor hall featuring vaulted ceilings, colonnades and terracotta brick arches, a first-floor hall with high ceilings preserving exposed wooden trusses and beams, a kitchen and a courtesy bathroom. Unique and very impressive a private chapel carved out inside a stone cave and where ceremonies are still celebrated today. A small historic outpost, a former lookout post, at an angle on one of the bastions, overlooks the garden and terraces. On the northern bastion, at the edge of the garden, a three-story building includes the guardian’s house and five apartment ideal to be converted into guest residences with nine bedrooms in total. A warehouse, a cellar, a technical room, complete the property along with a private helipad ground to reach the property directly from the sky. Villa La Rocca is an astonishing period property, ready to move in with upper-class amenities and unique details. It prides a loyal international clientele renting the villa for exclusive use every year, for short periods, and live memorable moments with family and friends, or host corporate events, anniversaries, and ceremonies.

Price: 10,000,000 Euro


Location: Cetona, Province: Siena, Region: Tuscany

Type: 1845 sq m/19859 sq ft listed historical residence featuring a 1500's noble villa merged with a 10th-century tower, restored with swimming pool, annexes, garden with an amphitheater and suggestive pathways, helipad platform

Annexes: a single former armory building of 225 sq m/2421 sq ft, on two levels, used for banqueting and events, with kitchen and bathroom; 580 sq m/6243 sq ft building set on the fencing walls, with double entrance, one from the garden and one from outside the property, on several levels with 6 units, to be transformed into guest suites and apartments; a 40 sq m/430 sq ft stone cave housing a private chapel; a 64 sq m/688 sq ft annex used as warehouse and deposit with 3 rooms on the ground floor and a basement cellar; a 29 sq m/312 sq ft cellar, and a small historic building listed as a former lookout post

Year of construction: tower 10th-century, villa during the 1500s

Year of restoration: full restoration works completed in 2007, and air-conditioning set up in 2013

Conditions: excellent

Garden: 10164 sq m/2.5 acres mature and landscaped park, fully fenced, driveway and double gates, cypresses, pines, oaks, Mediterranean plants, olive trees, and historical paths leading to a small Roman-era amphitheater and a small green pond

Swimming pool: 10x4 m with fountain, lined with natural stone and travertine from an ancient Roman bridge

Villa with medieval tower - approx. 865 sq m/9310 sq ft - 25.5 rooms + bathrooms
Ground Floor: veranda with entrance, 2 sitting rooms on the sides, 1 dining room, kitchen with pantry and access to veranda in garden, courtesy bathroom
First Floor: 1 master bedroom with private bathroom and walk-in closet, 3 double bedrooms with private bathrooms
Second Floor: living room with vaulted ceiling, 3 double bedrooms with private bathrooms
Third Floor: living room
Fourth Floor: panoramic living room on the top of the tower and access to the covered walkway that runs around the living room
Dependance - approx. 580 sq m/6243 sq ft divided into common halls and 6 separate residences - total rooms 24 + bathrooms
Ground Floor: Apartment 1 (60 sq m/645 sq ft) with 1 bedroom/suite and bathroom
First Floor:Apartment 2 (117 sq m/1259 sq ft) entrance hall, kitchen with dining area, 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
Apartment 3 (81 sq m/871 sq ft) entrance to living room, kitchenette, 1 bedroom and bathroom
Second Floor: Apartment 4 (60 sq m/645 sq ft) living room, kitchenette, 1 bedroom and bathroom
Apartment 5 (164 sq m/1765 sq ft) duplex - living room, kitchen; upper floor living room hallway, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
Apartment 6 (86 sq m/925 sq ft) duplex - living room, dining, kitchen; attic floor 1 bedroom and bathroom

Distance from services: 500 mt

Distance from main airports: Perugia 65 km, Florence 145 km, Rome Fiumicino 185 km

Access: private tree-bordered driveway

Fixed telephone network: available
Internet: broadband available
Heating: methane + wooden fireplaces
Water: mains city supply + green pond
Electricity: available

Historical building with architectural and landscape constraints
All furniture and decorative elements are very important antiques and therefore not included in the requested price
Scenic panoramic views

The property is owned by a private individual
The location, for privacy, is approximate
Please note all measurements cited are approximate

Energy Efficiency Rating: G

Warning: the location, for privacy, is approximate.


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