Private farm with a vineyard in Val D’Orcia, €3,200,000
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Italy has become a leading destination for second-home owners. The beautiful rolling hills and medieval towns and villages are perfect for a holiday retreat. The recent Global Buyer Survey by Knight Frank ranked Italy in the top five second-home destinations in the world. There is something for everyone in this beautiful country, with lakeside lodges, sweeping valleys and classic ski lodges decked in snow and ice.

Tuscany is one of the most popular and in-demand locations on JamesEdition. The luxury afforded in the beautiful, quiet countryside of the region attracts many second-home buyers but where should buyers look when trying to find their ideal Italian retreat?

Working with our partners Toscana Immobiliare, we’re exploring high-end countryside living in scenic Tuscan valleys, Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.

Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana: the essence of Tuscany’s luxury countryside

The areas are known for their outstanding natural beauty and some of the most beautiful villas and remodelled farmhouses on the market. For a taste of authentic rural Italy and an escape from urban living, the luxury of both these Tuscan valleys beckons.

Exploring Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia’s landscape is dotted with minute medieval villages, Renaissance towns and beautiful scenery leading it to be described as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Its natural beauty is also teamed with excellence and luxury in terms of food and wine. It is rich in authentic and native products from pecorino cheese to vineyards packed with the native Sangiovese grape. Wines from the Brunello di Montalcino region are amongst the most highly regarded in Italy and worldwide.

The region is becoming renowned for its culinary scene, including Michelin-starred restaurants such as Osteria Perillà and luxury wine bars.

Exploring Val di Chiana

Beautiful and picturesque Val di Chiana is a wide valley, extending from Arezzo up to Orvieto in Umbria. The beautiful countryside is home to many small towns and villages, each with their own unique charms and character.

Wines made from Tuscany’s native Sangiovese grape are prominent in Val di Chiana, as well as Chardonnays and Grechettos for refreshing whites.

The region also has a traditional golf club which offers a 9-hole course and an opulent club house. There are also many wellness spas including sensory, thermal baths where temperatures reach between 25° and 54°. Gastronomes can also explore ancient and exceptional wineries, vineyards and authentic Italian fine dining.

Both regions are beautiful, enriched with natural picturesque countryside and luxury amenities and opportunities to explore. Let’s look more closely at five beautiful villas to tour in Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.

Top Five Villas for Sale

Luxury Wine Farm

Price: €6,500,000
Location: Montalcino, Tuscany

A beautiful private farm with winery nestled into Tuscany’s incomparable scenery. Located amongst some of the world’s most appreciated wine regions, the ancient farm dates back to the 17th century and has been tastefully renovated and restored. The splendid stone villa features five bedrooms, all with en-suite. It also comes alongside a private winery equipped with all wine production equipment and the opportunity to produce Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

16th Century Pienza Villa

Price: €3,500,000
Location: Siena, Tuscany

Dating back to the 17th century, this elegant and fully restored Tuscan villa benefits from awe-inspiring panoramic views. Perfectly renovated to the highest standards, the villa features eight large bedrooms, seven bathrooms and every comfort owners could wish for. The villa also has a private on-site swimming pool with breath-taking views across the valley. The villa is ideally located between Pienza and Montepulciano.

Tuscan-style Farmhouse with a Panoramic Swimming Pool

Price: €1,600,000
Location: Asciano, Tuscany

Benefitting from unobstructed views of the Sienese countryside, this historic brick farmhouse provides comfort and luxury amongst the natural beauty of the Tuscan hills. The view is simply splendid from any room in the farmhouse, and it incorporates accommodation across several floors including two mirror apartments and two annexes. It also has a perfectly appointed panoramic swimming pool with solarium and patio, perfect for al fresco dining and barbecues. The farmhouse is perfectly secluded for a luxury escape but also not far from the historic and world-renowned city of Siena. The property also has potential for further development, with space for a private heliport and additional garage.

Val D’Orcia Farm and Vineyard

Price: €3,200,000
Location: San Quirico d’Orcia

This magnificent private farm is just a stone’s throw from the historic and renowned town of San Quirico d’Orcia. Quintessential Italian countryside surrounds the beautiful property and it encompasses 34 hectares of private land including a large swimming pool with solarium and jacuzzi. The property also has its own private vineyard, with five hectares of mature vines. There is the potential to produce up to 24,000 bottles per year should the new owners wish to pursue winemaking. The beautiful complex bridges the balance between ancient historic construction and luxury, contemporary features. The interior is both elegant and modern, bringing to life the natural characteristics of the property.

Striking Wine Estate with 125 Hectares of Land

Price: €13,000,000

Location: Siena, Tuscany

This striking wine estate and farmhouse comes with around 125 hectares of land. This land includes mature vineyards, olive groves, arable land and forest, with precious white truffles growing within. The property has huge potential for luxurious relaxation and enjoyment, as well as wine production and the potential to grow the finest ingredients. The historic farmhouse has been sensitively and elegantly restored to an exceptional standard with traditional terracotta flooring, exposed beams, arches and old stone fireplaces. Luxury amenities are plentiful with a large swimming pool and private spa, expansive wine cellars and additional buildings waiting to be restored.

Conclusion

The luxurious countryside of Tuscany is in demand for good reason. Its beauty and opportunity to invest combine to create the perfect destination for high-net value individuals looking for a location for their second home. It is increasingly popular and it’s clear to see why – it offers a combination of unparalleled natural beauty and exceptionally restored properties with luxurious features and opportunities.

Contact  Toscana Immobiliare if you’re looking for advice on the best properties in Tuscany to suit your needs, budget and lifestyle.

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