Villa Armena

5 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Hotel

Settings

Countryside

Activities/Interests

Food & Wine, Luxury

£ 780 per person - 5 nights

Highlights

Experience the romance of Tuscany by staying at Villa Armena, a red-bricked, 16th Century palazzo situated in the heart of the idyllic Crete Senesi area, boasting opulent design and revitalising spa treatments.

Enjoy this oasis of tranquillity, and make the most of the opportunities the villa gives you to relax, from its extensive wellness treatments to its cosy living room complete with “vini da meditazione” – wines to be enjoyed unaccompanied by food.

Indulge on the typically Tuscan cuisine in the villa’s gourmet restaurant, accompanied by exquisite wines by boutique producers from the hotel’s very own wine cellar.

Rooms:

3 Classic rooms, 1 Junior Suite, 5 Suites; 1 Superior Suite

From

from £ 780 per person

Including

5 nights sharing a Junior Suite

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Wine tasting and Golf

Bike and walking tours of the Tuscan towns

Overview

Only 20 minutes from Siena, Villa Armena truly is the perfect fairy-tale setting for you and your loved one to base yourself in romantic Tuscany.

 

Situated in the heart of the Crete Senesi (an astounding area of Tuscany renowned for the endless rows of rolling vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees, villas, monasteries and abbeys that dapple the landscape) the red-brick Renaissance structure of Villa Armena dates back to the 16th Century and was originally the country residence of the noble Sienese Malavolti family.

 

This property will transport you back in time with its terracotta floors, original oak beams and idyllic Italianate garden, but also give you the chance to relax and regenerate with its range of onsite wellness treatments and other activities. Pamper yourself with an organic essential oil massage, facial, or even a romantic couple’s massage (perfect for a honeymoon treat) to really get you into the holiday frame of mind.

Rooms

Villa Armena boasts 10 rooms in total, which each possess their own individual character, as well as picturesque views of the luscious villa grounds and gardens, or of the rolling hills and boutique villages of the Crete Senesi.

 

Retaining period features including tiled/marble floors and rustic wooden beams, the rooms are each furnished opulently with luscious, patterned fabrics, and warm golden, red and ochre hues. Take your pick between the intimate classic rooms and the spacious suites, which can have beds added to them if you’ve brought your kids with you to enjoy your indulgent holiday.

 

The best rooms in the house are the Superior Suites where you will feel like royalty as you envelop yourself in the luxurious sheets of your king-sized bed, and relax in a spacious bubble bath in an opulently decorated bathroom.

Dining

Named after a 100-year old tree situated in the Villa garden, the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, Sorbo Allegro (or The Merry Rowan), serves up traditional, authentic Tuscan cuisine in an elegant environment, using local “slow food” produce as much as possible.

 

All dishes in the restaurant can be complimented with exquisite wines from the hotel’s wine cellar, which boasts a refined collection of unique bottles obtained from small, artisanal producers from Valle d’Aosta to Calabria, giving you the chance to explore the contrasting flavours of the country.

Facilities

Hotel

✓ Bar

✓ Pool

✓ Restaurant and fully stocked wine cellar

✓ Room service

✓ Gardens

✓ Wi-Fi

Room

✓ Air Conditioning

✓ Bath or Shower

✓ Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres)

✓ Flat-screen TV

✓ Free toiletries

✓ Hairdryer

✓ Safe Box

✓ Minibar

Location

Villa Armena is a 5-km ride to the hamlet of Buoncovento and it's halfway between Siena and Montepulciano, about 50 minutes drive to both. The name Buonconvento comes from the latin ''bonus conventus'' meaning happy place, lucky community. In addition to the verdant and idyllic landscape embracing the towns, there are numerous sights of great historical, architectural and artistic value, starting from the massive fourteenth-century city walls that once contained inside all the houses of the village.

 

Buonconvento is an ideal medieval village, immersed in the tradition and animated by exciting legends, and as such it offers visitors numerous opportunities for fun where the most representative traditions of the town are renacted. In every period of the year, festivals and events of all kinds are held in the town: starting with the carnival celebrations, with colorful allegorical floats, and Easter with the antiquarian exhibition.

 

In July you can watch the traditional threshing festival, while in September there is the famous Sagra della Val d'Arbia and the setting up, in the hamlet of Bibbiano, of the Beer Village.

 

Buoncovento is also served by the rail line Orbetello-Grosseto-Buonvonvento-Siena and it's included in the list of Italy's most beautiful hamlets.

Vittorio S.
Vittorio S.
11:22 19 Nov 19
Very comfy!
Jane Domb
Jane Domb
17:12 28 Aug 19
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Debbie Law
Debbie Law
11:10 27 Aug 19
Just returned from a fab trip to Italy - all organised by Antonio. His time... and effort to get what was just right for us was amazing.. he had a lot to put up with! We have used Expertoitaly before and will do again. We visited Ischia and Naples. Both very different and wonderful. Ischia is perfect for a good rest (visits to the Giardini La Mortella and the Ravino Gardens are a must). The Gardens & Villas Resort is a beautiful setting, very private, calm with amazing staff. Also the little town of Lacco Ameno has some really nice restaurants. Naples was very HOT! but we still managed to spend 7 hours walking about just soaking up the atmosphere and visiting some of the fantastic historic sights. Visit to the underground roman town is well worth it - it is mind boggling to think it was built thousands of years ago.read more
julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for... me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
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Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
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Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day... holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two... beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to Italy.read more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the... first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
Andrew Rogers
Andrew Rogers
09:36 09 Jul 16
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