Plinius N° 006 | Historic Villa Tuscany
A family history dating back to the 16th century
The owner of this beautiful, historic villa is the Pometty Family. They are direct descendants of the Socini family, well-known bankers, notaries, and theologians since the 14th century, and the Ricci family, a wealthy middle-class farming family. In the 16th century the Church, in response to their anti-Trinitarian doctrine, confiscated the properties purchased by the brothers Lelio and Fausto Socini.
Centuries passed until, in 1919, Livio Socini proudly bought back part of the property in the municipality of Trequanda. The last member of the Socini family was the current owner's extremely strict great-grandmother, Maria. In the early seventies, Maria encouraged her son to pursue his “rural” dreams and he open one of the very first “agriturismo” in the whole of Tuscany!
The Ricci family, instead, originally hailed from Pistoia and came to Buonconvento in the second half of the 1800s when Luigi, a supporter of the Carbonari independence movement, took refuge in the nearby Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbey to escape arrest. At the beginning of the 20th century, Raffaello Ricci purchased property in the municipalities of Asciano and Buoconvento from the noble Piccolomini family.
Through perseverance and determination eventually, all the properties were back in the family. In the past ten years, the two talented sisters Carlotta and Vittoria have taken over the running of the estate, which was pieced back together with enormous effort and hard work in order to restore the identity to what it was in the past and at the same time looking to the future.
The building, which dates back to 1600, was originally restored in 1802 and then from 1995 to 2000.
The Villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a stunning view over the countryside from Siena to Monte Amiata. There is a large swimming pool with sun chairs to relax and there are several lounge areas and outdoor terraces, a pizza oven for guests to use, a kitchen as well as a large catering kitchen.
Inside are the spacious living rooms with elegant ceilings and authentic family furniture which convey an old-world, charming, rural Tuscan atmosphere. You can feel the history in these rooms. Additionally, there is a family dining room as well as a large dining room for larger groups or parties with a traditional fireplace in the middle. The large dining room is surrounded by windows and stunning views over The Val D'Orcia which is considered to be the most beautiful countryside in the world (in 2004 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage).
Upstairs are the bedrooms, the Villa is divided into nine double bedrooms and two triple rooms, all ensuite, with Wi-Fi in common areas, air conditioning, and central heating.
In the garden surrounding the Villa, are two additional buildings. There is a traditional “Bellaria” (4 pax.) brick building which has been converted into a comfortable apartment with two bedrooms and there is "Poderono”(6 pax.), divided in the ”Suite Ada”, on the first floor, and the ”Salvia” apartment on the ground floor which can host up to four people.
The swimming pool is open from the 28th of March to the 20th of October.
Party at the Villa
Due to its stunning setting, elegance, exclusivity, and attention to detail, this is also the perfect location for weddings, conventions, family get-togethers, and birthday parties! It is possible to rent the whole estate: Villa + Annexes (30 guests) or only the Villa (20 guests) for a minimum of three nights and get married in this splendid exclusive period complex. The Villa is also a Municipal House and can therefore host symbolic and civil ceremonies.
On request: Cooking classes, private chef, truffle hunting, baby-sitting service, wine or olive oil tastings.
Location: 360 degrees over The Val D'Orcia, UNESCO World Heritage
Attention to detail: Carlotta has done a magnificent job by finding the right balance between the Villa's old-world charm and more contemporary touch with an emphasis on comfort and luxury.
Flexibility: Depending on the size of your group, you can rent the villa or the villa + the annexes. This means you can have a group of 20-32 guests in one location. In case you have more guests, they can also arrange hotel rooms very nearby in one of their other properties.
Party time: If you want to throw a party, then this is the venue! They have a special dedicated kitchen for catering and the staff at the Villa has loads of experience. You are truly in very good hands with the Pometty sisters.
Sustainability: Every effort is being made to make this an environmentally friendly holiday rental and party venue.
Prices 2023 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges.
High season: 20/05/2023 - 22/09/2023 | 23/12/2023 - 05/01/2024 | Min. stay 3 nights | €2.799 per night
Mid season: 28/03/2024 - 19/05/2024 | 23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024 | Min. stay 3 nights | € 2.407 per night
Low season 15/03/2024 – 27/03/2024 | 21/10/2024 - 22/12/2004 | Min. stay 2 nights | €2.182 per night
* Annual Closure winter period
The total for 1 night for 20 pax. = The Villa ONLY
High Season Euro € 2.799
Medium Season: € 2.407
Low season: € 2.182
The total for 1 night for 30 pax. the Villa + Outer buildings
High Season € 4.231
Medium Season € 3.618
Low season: € 3.283
Included in the price:
Final cleaning cost, taxes, Wi-Fi in the common areas, linen (for beds, bathrooms, and kitchen), the use of the swimming pool with beach umbrella and deck chairs, daily cleaning, and Continental buffet breakfast, 10% Italian VAT
Security Deposit: € 3.000 The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues
Costs of running the Airco or heating are NOT INCLUDED.
Single extra bed possible to put into Room Carlotta, Vittoria, Alta, and Salotto: € 60 each/day
City Tax € 1 p.p./day.
*Minimum stay 3 nights high and medium season (2 nights low season)
*The swimming pool is open from the 28th of March to the 20th of October.
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