The Villa of Corsano occupies one of the most picturesque hillsides of Tuscany. This historical rental Villa is at the start of the Sienese “Crete”, that famed landscape of wide, clay hills South of Siena. You recognize these hills in the backgrounds of medieval and renaissance paintings from over the centuries. This wonderful villa and its caring, professional owners and staff, are internationally renowned for hosting courses by artists and photographers, also historians and cooks. And above all, this Villa is well known for being the subject of prestigious coffee table books.
Villa Corsano Historical Siena Rental
Approached by an impressive, cypress lined avenue, the villa itself dates from the 16th century. This estate was certainly one of the most important in the whole district of Siena, dating back more than 1,000 years. A brother and sister, whose family bought it in the nineteenth Century, share the estate. The parkland at the rear has rare trees, grottoes and remains from the 19th century. The whole property has great vistas, largely due to the panoramic views over Siena.
Exploring Villa Corsano
The villa has luminous rooms recalling a splendid past, with the addition of high quality kitchens and bathrooms. You can stroll in the extensive gardens, with tall trees providing shade on the west side. At the rear of the villa there are beautiful, flower filled antique urns. The wooden tables and cushioned chairs provide plenty of possibilities for relaxing. You can use this side also for dining, etc, since it’s so well lit.
Outside Villa Corsano
At the front is a wide lawn with long box and laurel hedges on either side. Beyond these lawns, the large swimming pool also has beautiful views. You can peek through the olive groves and gardens across to Siena and the similar rolling cornfields of the Crete. The former poultry houses near the pool have become charming changing rooms. There’s a barbecue, shower room and sun furniture store, while pergolas provide further shade on the patio and pool surround. Around and beyond the pool an extensive olive grove forms a lovely setting for walks and games.
Inside Villa Corsano Dining Hall
Villa Corsano is spread on three floors, there are delightful reception rooms and a shower room with Amalfi tiles on the ground floor. The majestic dining hall has, what is said to be, the largest sit-in fireplace in Tuscany. The dining table seats almost 2 dozen people, and the impression is one of dining in a large medieval banqueting hall. Other features of this splendid dining hall are a 16th century marble sink, original antique tiled floors and antique furniture. Beyond the dining hall is a kitchen with modern equipment and space enough for perhaps even 20 people to have classes together.
Ground Floor Rooms
Apart from the drawing room, the ground floor also comprises a living room with large windows overlooking the park There is an elegant drawing room with a vaulted ceiling and walls entirely covered with “Trompe l’oueil” paintings of exotic flowers and plants, birds and oriental tents. French windows from this room open onto the parkland in the rear of the villa. Another reception room has French windows to the park and a terracotta arch housing a library. Down the corridor is the master bedroom boasting a magnificent Murano glass chandelier and frescoes of angels on the ceiling. Its en-suite bathroom has a bathtub. From the entrance hall you can access to the colonnaded courtyard of the villa. Part of this courtyard may be used by guests since it provides a delightful place for meals especially in spring and autumn.
The Middle Floor of Villa near Siena
A gallery of paintings leads to an old stairway going up to the middle floor. There are five bedrooms located on this floor, all characterized by tall windows, high ceilings and plenty of light. The former ballroom is now an enormous double bedroom with frescoed ceiling, tall windows, a huge Murano chandelier, sofas, chairs and a games table. It has its own shower room. A further double bedroom comes with its own bathroom, and is frescoed by Dario Neri, a famous Siena painter. The special 3-person bedroom has a three single four-poster beds and a shower room en suite. The fourth bedroom has two single beds and a free-standing antique bathtub and sink inside the room. The fifth and final bedroom on this floor has a double bed, with a television and a small kitchenette. A bathroom with shower is shared between these last two rooms.
The Top Floor of Villa
On the top floor are further five bedrooms, set in a more rustic ambience than the floor below. These bedrooms have lovely views to Siena and into the garden below. The first is a double bedroom with a bathroom with shower, while the second bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and a new en-suite bathroom with shower. The third bedroom has two twin beds and also an en-suite bathroom with shower. A fully-equipped and colorful kitchen with washing machine separates the third and fourth bedrooms. The fourth bedroom has a charming low-beamed ceiling, two twin beds, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower and tub, featuring painted ‘trompe l’oeuil’ tiles. The fifth and last bedroom on this top floor is a double, has a bathroom and windows facing the garden.
More details of Villa Corsano
Another part of the villa and other parts of the property belong to the owner’s brother. Guests in those parts of the property use different areas of the gardens and a part of the courtyard. They also have their own separate swimming pool. A holiday here is a very special treat; a chance to live in an historic villa in extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful surroundings, at a very short distance from the wonderful city of Siena. Villa Corsano lends itself as well to a very special family holiday as for a film setting or business convention.
Hospitality at Villa Corsano Siena
The aristocratic owners speak English and are charming and hospitable hosts. Their staff are able to take care of your every wish, to arrange cooks, baby sitters, photographers and extra staff to suit the most exacting event. Intimate knowledge of this wonderful part of the world enables them to create personal tours for guests around public and private homes, museums and collections, to create an unique and memorable holiday. Even with the closeness to Siena, this ancient villa is in a rural setting. This seems like a magnificent example of Tuscany from a more luxuriant era when the family had high social position and vast holdings. Today, the owners are there to help you have the most enjoyable vacation.
Besides the usual weekly stays, you can now request a 3 day package, costing almost half of the weekly rate. The villa can also be rented by smaller groups at special rates. Ask us for more details and availability.
Distances from the Villa
Nearest Village: Corsano 1 km
Local restaurant in Corsano: Osteria il Ristoro
Motorway exit: Siena South 4 km
Near by Cities: Siena 16 km, San Gimignano 50 km, Florence 90 km, Pisa 130 km
Bedroom 1: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom, Shower room
Bedroom 2: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom, Shower room
Bedroom 3: Sleeps: 2, Twin bedroom, Bath tub and wash basin
Bedroom 4: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom, En-suite shower room
Bedroom 5: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom
Bedroom 6: Sleeps: 2, Double bedroom
Bedroom 7: Sleeps: 2, Twin bedroom
Bedroom 8: Sleeps: 2, Twin bedroom
Bedroom 9: Sleeps: 2, two Single four poster beds
Bedroom 10: Sleeps 2