Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the big covered loggia, at a table that seats 14. Vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, and all you hear are the birds. Play football with the kids, bask by the pool, relax on the balcony, and drink in the views. Or hop in the car for Siena.
This gated property sits on a hillock surrounded by private olive groves. In farmhouse style, living spaces and bedrooms – all bar one – lie upstairs. There’s a handy summer kitchen off the terrace, and two apartments in the annexe, airy, charming, and secluded.
The walled World Heritage City of Siena is unmissable – not only for the glorious Duomo. At its heart is the Piazza Il Campo, known for the famous Palio, a centuries-old, one-minute horse race. On the medieval streets off the square, family-run restaurants abound.