For an enchanting and romantic villa in Tuscany, look no further than Villa Mia in Pienza. The owners recently restored this farm house into a beautiful home for you to stay; it’s colorful and fun with chic interiors, and also comfortable. This house doesn’t stand apart from the environment; the landscape weaves itself into the villa. This magical property was just a ruin when Sabrina and Barbara bought it a decade ago. The two sisters remodeled it in their very personal style, and mixed practical solutions with local architecture. You see this in all the artisan details and materials, such as old timber floors, bright hand painted tiles, double shower heads and the unique big tub!
Location of Villa Mia Pienza
This incredible villa rests in the majestic Val d’Orcia, the Orcia Valley that many people believe is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany. Villa Mia is an ideal 6 bedroom property for families and friends looking for sophistication, beauty and privacy on their vacation. This charming villa is set a low rise overlooking the surrounding farmland. Here you fully get the dramatic panorama of the rolling hills of Tuscany. It seems like you can almost touch the city of Pienza with your bare hands. Come here to really enjoy sports, adventure and wellness. Then after an active day, the Orcia Valley region treats you to some of the most delicious meals and wines in all of Italy.
Outdoor spaces in Tuscany
In the garden you discover aromatics herbs, lavender, rosemary, basil and wild flowers. The spacious portico is furnished with a large table and chairs and makes the perfect area for dining al fresco. The owners want you to fully enjoy the pleasures of country living in front of a dramatic sunset with a delicious local Tuscan wine! The pool is very long like an ornamental lake and great for a serious exercise. You find air conditioning in every room, but we have equipped windows with mosquito nets, so you can let in the fresh country air.
Indoor spaces – Tuscan lifestyle
This is your secret place to enjoy and discover our organic green and natural life-style in Tuscany. Let this be your “Holiday Home away from Home”. You find a little bit of Tuscany in every detail. The challenge was to make this house modern and comfortable, but at the same time allow guests to immerse themselves in the unique lifestyle.
Ground Floor Left Wing
You enter in a big living room that has a large fireplace with very comfortable couches. From every part of this warm and romantic living room you have this wonderful breathtaking view of the gently rolling hills around Pienza. Here you also find a lot of books in a library corner, hi-fi for listening to music, and a TV with DVD player. The Tuscan terracotta floors give this living room a very warm atmosphere. From one corner you have access into a small kitchen to prepare tea and snacks. Next to this living room, with a separate entrance from the outside, there is a double bedroom with a canopied bed and an en suite bathroom with an antique wash basin.
On this upper floor you find two master bedrooms and between these an elegant lounge with round little table and two comfortable and particular armchairs. From here you have access to a small terrace with also a spectacular view. A big bedroom bathes in a warm peach color with a super king size bed with a charming swan on top. The private bathroom comes with shower and a big round tub.
The big Tub at Villa Mia
In the corner of this bedroom lies the huge Villeroy Boch tub with hydro-massage. A fine hand-made “separé” made of silk fabric helps to hide this tub. You will also enjoy the ancient timber features on this floor.
Central Part – Big Kitchen
This great farmhouse kitchen features all modern appliances. A large loft with a romantic staircases leads to a mezzanine. The large wooden dining table fits 12 people perfectly. A generous wooden archway with a glass door leads out to the big 30 meter long patio and the breathtaking views.
There’s a charming double bedroom in lilac colour warm tones with an ancient iron bed and a particular cupboard which was used as a shop window in the past. Feels very warm and comfortable with two windows facing south, the bedroom has a bath with tub hydromassage. This is the only bedroom with external bathroom. The blue double bedroom can also be converted into twin beds. This room has a charming yellow-orange en-suite bath with double shower heads.
This is a magic space in all season; the veranda is the perfect set to be in reading a book with a good glass of local Brunello wine. This veranda protects you from the hot tun, while still you are outside and smelling the aromatic herbs of the garden.
Villa Mia is an exclusive accommodation for your dream vacation in Tuscany. Main features include the the long heated swimming pool, 4 x 18 meters, which is treated with natural salts, not harsh chemicals. You have the gym, a pool table, a daily maid service, and the owners at your disposal. The sisters would love to help you organize adventures and experiences for you to discover this hide corner of the Val d’Orcia.
Distances to Villa Mia Pienza
Closest town is Pienza, 4 km
Local restaurants: Osteria La Porta, Latte di Luna, La Grotta
Motorway A1 exit: Chiusi – Chianciano Terme, 28 km
Train Station in Chiusi Scalo, 34 km
Nearby towns are Monticchiello 6 km, Montepulciano 19 km, Siena 60 km, and Florence 120 km
Experience Ebike tours 0n your own or with Barbara’s husband, Luca, who is an official ambike and ebike guide. You can start pedaling right from the villa!
Massages Shiatsu, Ayurvedic or Tibetan well in the gym area that is separated from the main house.
Yoga and stretching lessons in the yoga room
Michelin star chef
Hiking from the villa
Visit Siena, the city of the famous Palio festival.
Weekly Rates Include:
– Welcome Dinner (not wine)
– House Cleaning 3 hours per day of the common areas (not on Sundays)
– Total House Cleaning on Wednesdays
– Towel Change on Wednesdays
– Pool Cleaning 2 times per week
Extras Paid Separately in cash on Departure:
– Air Conditioning cost is 250 euro in week for May, September
– Air Conditioning cost is 350 euro in week For June, July and August
– Pool Heating cost is 600 Euro per week in July and August
– Pool Heating cost is 900 Euro per week in May, June, September and October
– House Heating cost is 450 Euro per week
– Tourist Tax by city of Pienza is 1 Euro per person per day (14 years and over)
The Story of Remodeling the Farmhouse in 3 Miracles
It is hard to believe that just 12 years ago this property laid in ruins. Barbara, her husband Luca, and sister Sabrina spotted the abandoned farmhouse in the year 2000, but it took them two years to persuade the owner, an elderly Tuscan farmer, to part with it. That was the first miracle.
Barbara explains “It took us another four years to obtain all the necessary planning consents and that was our second miracle.”
With all the EU regulations and the fact of being inside a highly prized UNESCO world heritage conservation area, being allowed to build a swimming pool was finally their third miracle. Then it took one more year to complete the building works. Barbara & Sabrina believe that restoring the farmhouse was the dream they shared, because they always planned to set up a joint holiday business in Tuscany.