LT Discovery: An Historic Tuscan Estate

Podere Paníco, Tuscany
Podere Paníco, Tuscany

For when you’re looking for a luxurious villa under the Tuscan sun…

Like Paris, Tuscany is always a good idea and if ever there was a property that encapsulates the romance of this magical Italian region, it might just Podere Paníco.

A 16th century estate that has been beautifully restored and renovated, it sits on two hectares of private land perched atop a hill overlooking the Crete Senese, and its storied, 400-year history includes tales of housing the French Commander of the Allied troops during WWII. Today it is the epitome of rustic – yet luxurious – Italian life, and it can be yours on your next Tuscan holiday.

Podere Paníco offers six luxuriously appointed bedrooms with ensuites, a fully fitted kitchen, pizza oven, spa with sauna and massage room, a large heated infinity pool, a hot tub, traditional Tuscan fireplace and incredible 360° panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

There is a picturesque interior courtyard with pergola, ideal for dining al fresco by day or night, and the surrounds include sprawling gardens with over 200 olive trees, as well as a heated infinity pool and hot tub replete with sun beds for all-day lounging.

No to mention, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Siena – famed for its biannual horse race, the Palio, and its 17 distinct and identifiable districts (or ‘contrada’) – is just 30 minutes away. The famous Brunello vineyards in Montalcino and the thermal baths and spas of medieval village Bango Vignoni are 45 minutes from the villa while the medieval town of Monteroni d’Arbia with its restaurants and shops is just 5 minutes away.

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