The villa is a hallowed destination like no other, combining the beauty and history of Tuscany in a tranquil setting where people from all over the world can gather today and plan for tomorrow.
The villa is one of four Tuscan farmhouses in an ancient 800-year-old farming village, Albani Estate, located directly on the historic Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome.
This route specifically connected the monastic stopovers of Monte Oliveto and most likely hosted scores of pilgrims, merchants and adventurers.
Through centuries past the farming village has stood steadfast and strong as a resting and meeting point for travelers. Abandoned by its most recent inhabitants in the 1960s, it has since been revived to create a place where great thinkers and leaders of the next generation can join together to exchange ideas and reset their compasses for the future.
During the restoration, wherever possible, the structures were left untouched. One can still see the historic wood-burning oven, which is more than 500 years old, and the soft grooves in the brick staircase made by thousands of passing feet.
The Estate encompasses 22 suites in the manor house and four Tuscan farmhouses, arranged around a central piazza functioning as its own village.
Main distances from the Villa
200 Brunello Producers within a 15 Mile Radius
15 minutes from Montalcino
30 minutes from Siena
1 hour from Florence
2.5 hours from both Rome and Pisa
The villa is the largest of the historic farmhouses.
The great room includes a living area with sofas, a large fireplace, a music system, a dining space with a long, hearty table seating twelve, a kitchen with an island and breakfast nook.
Three sets of French doors open the entire space onto a patio overlooking the valley with more seating and a canopy. The décor is warm and comfortable with an earthy palette, more rustic than the manor house, as befits its origins.
One bedroom downstairs is an oasis of cool, with its own private entrance on a side patio.
Upstairs, three bedrooms face Montalcino and the valley below from an excellent vantage point. A fifth bedroom occupies a split-level suite-style arrangement.
Five bedrooms, 1 suite with pullout couch:
kitchen and breakfast area
large living/dining space with fireplace
outdoor patio and dining
Bose speaker system with iPod docking station
Daily fantastic breakfast buffet with fresh pastries or, torts or, pies, breads, home made goods and eggs made to order. Fully staffed with chef and wait staff.
lunch or dinner
extra transportation requirements done internally with Albani Estate vehicles.