Montepulciano - Pienza, Siena - Tuscany Malafiore

6 Bedrooms — 10 Pax

The building of Malafiore was first started in the ninth century as a sighting tower meant to spot travelers going through the Val d'Orcia as a protection for villages around it. During the passing centuries, it was continuously developed and enlarged throughout as needs aroused. Twenty years before the current owner bought it, it was housing six peasant families.

Finally, when in 1989 it came into the hands of the current owner it was in ruins. For nearly two years it was carefully restored to the highest level of comfort, using only reclaimed old materials.

It sits on a sloping property of about 4 acres facing directly the dead volcano Amiataand is surrounded by vines, olive trees and a well set garden. The Val dOrcia lies below it and the elevated position of the house offers stunning views. On the right hand side of Malafiore, (just 1.8 Km. away) is the village of Monticchiello which was built around the thirteen century. In Etruscan and Roman times, it was a meeting point of roads linking centers and communities of the area. From Malafiore you can distinctly see the village of Pienza, a rare example of medieval town planning, built in 1459 by the architect Bernardo Rossellino following the indications of Pope Pio II, the great humanist of the 15th century.

This area is part of the Natural and cultural artistic park of the Val d'Orcia and Pienza itself is under the protection of UNESCO as one of the beauties of the world.

Ground Floor

  • Large very cozy sitting room with working fire place.
  • A billiard room.
  • A large study.
  • A dining room which sits ten people. It has a table outside under a porch. Perfect spot for a morning coffee.
  • Well equipped kitchen and Pantry.
  • Laundry, very well equipped.
  • Guests bath.
  • One double bedroom with bathroom.
  • One single bedroom with bathroom.

First Floor

  • Large sitting room with fireplace.
  • Kitchenette for breakfast.
  • Two master bedrooms with fireplaces, dressing rooms and bathrooms (one of the dressing rooms has a sofa bed).
  • One bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom and dressing room.
  • One double bedroom with bathroom.


  • An open patio.
  • A covered patio with a big old oven and a grill.
  • Armchairs and chairs. A large and a smaller table.
  • Swimming pool (18 meters by 4 meters, heating by request),with dining and lounging areas.


  • There are well stocked linen cupboards.
  • 4 Refrigerators.
  • An ice maker.
  • 1 Freezer.
  • A washing machine and a drying machine.
  • Telephone and Internet.


  • 2 housekeepers from 8am to 1pm everyday except Sunday for cleaning and preparation of breakfast.
  • Gardener for the exterior grounds and pool area.
  • Washing and drying machine.
  • Dishwasher.
  • TV with Sky satellite.
  • Free internet connection.

Not Included

  • Laundry Services are available for Euro 15.00/ hour.
  • Pool heating available if necessary for an extra fee.
  • Chef available upon request for an extra fee. Euro 15.00/hour for grocery shopping.
  • Fax and Telephone paid per usage.

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