Villa Zen

Capalbio, Tuscany, Italy
users 10 bed 5 bath 4

Buen Retiro

Just like Plinius, this house was created as a ‘buen retiro’ to escape the chaos of Rome. Located on the hills of Capalbio, this is the place where the owners Alberto and Roberta find their peace in between their hectic life as film producers and running a farming company. 

The Space 

Villa Zen does what the name promises. Here you can relax from your hectic daily life and adapt to the slow life on the coast of Tuscany. Start your day with a nice morning swim, be it summer or winter, because next to the amazing 'infinity pool' (8x16 meter, depth 1.30-2.80 meter), which is hand made with local stone walls, there is also a heated swimming pool (4x11 metert) ) inside.

After your morning swim, you can prepare a healthy and local breakfast that comes from the organic vegetable garden. You can enjoy your breakfast on the terrace or in one of the other relaxing spaces created in the one hectare garden.

Everything in the villa is well designed according to the local traditions of the house with large height volumes and beautiful morning and evening light entering the wide living area. The living room consists of beautiful sofas in soft natural linen. The gray 'Cemento di Luna' floor, a reminder of the original rural floor, fits perfectly with the wooden durmast floor next to it.

The kitchen consists of everything you need (grill, dishwasher, large fridge etc.) and you can dine here for up to 14 guests while you have a view of the beautiful hills from every window.

Upstairs, connected by an iron staircase covered in resin, you'll find the second living room with a home cinema equipped with a 55' curved flat screen TV.

Villa Zen welcomes its guests in bedrooms equipped with every comfort; three bedrooms are en-suite, 2 bedrooms share the same bathroom. Each room has a panoramic view of the hills reminiscent of the Renaissance. All rooms are very bright thanks to the large number of windows and patio doors. All rooms are equipped with high quality bed linen and towels.

The three upstairs rooms have high oak ceilings; one of these has an ensuite bathroom and a private terrace. The other two bedrooms share the same bathroom.

The two ground floor bedrooms have access to outdoor areas and dedicated verandas, with comfortable sun loungers from which to enjoy the pleasant views of the surrounding relaxing hills and of the garden with its cork oaks, cypresses, holly oaks, olive trees and perfumed herb bushes.


Villa zen is located near the village of Capalbio, which is one of the most beautiful villages of the Tuscan Maremma, a hidden coast in the southern part of Tuscany. It is chic, but discreet with stunning scenery. Close to the border with Lazio, with 1h50 you're in the centrum of Rome. In the neighborhood you can find thermal bathes (Vulci and Saturnia) and there are many wine tours available. check out our Maremma Guide for more information!

Plinius loves

The design of the outside walls with 150 small windows, hinting to the old granaries. 

The amazing design of the large infinity pool and the fact that it is not heated! + the relax area around the pool with the most comfortable chaise longues perfect for your afternoon nap.

Organic vegetable garden 

Europe’s hidden coasts: the Maremma 


Until our new booking system is in place, reservation are done by email. 


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Fireplace Fireplace
Gym Gym
Parking Parking
Ping pong table Ping pong table
Swimmingpool Swimmingpool
Wifi Wifi

Eco sustainability

Appliances Class A Appliances Class A
Eco activities Eco activities
Eco-friendly Eco-friendly
Local economy Local economy
Recycling Recycling
Regional food Regional food
Vegetable garden Vegetable garden