Villa Corte is not like other Tuscan properties.
There’s something more stately about it. As if you’re arriving at the country house of an Italian noble. It’s no surprise that this seven-bedroom beauty is set on the historical estate of Castelnuovo Tancredi, which dates back to the 12th century.
Walk through those imposing iron gates and take in the splendour of its herringbone courtyard. Then admire those huge arched windows: classical, but also somehow ultra-modern, they frame the view of Monte Amiata and the hilltop town of Montalcino.
The latter’s famous vineyards are 15 minutes away by car; an afternoon is well spent wandering among its vines on a guided tour. Villa Corte has its own superbly stocked wine cellar and tastings can be arranged for you and your guests.
Take a look around Villa Corte and you soon realise that there are no weak spots. Every inch has been meticulously considered to respect tradition while immersing you in tasteful luxury. Even the pool and its travertine steps speak of timeless elegance.
If you’re feeling up to it, the staggering beauty of Siena and the hilltop towns of Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia are accessible within half an hour’s drive. The famous thermal baths at Bagno Vignoni, too.