Villa Armena

Buonconvento, Italy

Close to Buonconvento, one of Tuscany’s most beautiful villages

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At a glance

10 rooms

A beautifully restored 16th-century mansion house originally designed by the Renaissance architect, Balassare Peruzzi, Villa Armena lies at the end of a long road lined by cypress trees and rolling hills. Just minutes from the historic town of Siena, the hotel has just ten rooms and suites, a delightful pool and a gourmet restaurant.

Location

In the Tuscan hills by the village of Buonconvento close to Siena. 24 kms from Siena Airport and 114 kms from Florence Peretola Airport.

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Things to enjoy

Stunning Tuscan countryside, gourmet restaurant, wine cellar, outdoor pool.

Number of floors: 3
Number of lifts: 1

In detail

Villa Armena has undergone a beautiful renovation bringing the house back to its former glory with just ten lovely rooms all individually decorated with precious furnishings, paintings and rich fabrics. All the rooms enjoy stunning views over the gardens or the wonderful Crete Senesi.

Make the most of the stunning landscape and enjoy a bike ride through the most beautiful countryside, of vineyards, olive trees and cypresses; stopping off at the medieval town of Montalcino for a light lunch before returning to Villa Armena. Spend the afternoon by the pool, before dinner in the restaurant, accompanied by a glass of fine local Brunello di Montalcino.

Rooms

In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from.

Classica

Classica rooms offer King beds and enjoy stunning views over the Villa grounds or wonderful Crete Senesi. Each is unique and all have classic furniture and fabrics, yet boast modern amenities including air conditioning and complimentary WiFi connection. The traditional style of the room is complemented by a beautiful contemporary bathroom with large shower only. Room size 29 square metres.

Junior Suite

Junior Suites offer King beds and enjoy stunning views over the Villa grounds or wonderful Crete Senesi. Each is unique and all have classic furniture and fabrics, yet boast modern amenities including air conditioning and complimentary WiFi connection. The traditional style of the room is complemented by a beautiful contemporary bathroom with large shower and bath. Room size from 33 square metres.

Suite

Suites offer King beds and enjoy stunning views over the Villa grounds or wonderful Crete Senesi. Each is unique and all have classic furniture, paintings and fabrics, yet boast modern amenities including air conditioning and complimentary WiFi connection. The traditional style bedroom is complemented by a beautiful contemporary bathroom with large shower and bath. Room size from 47 square metres.

Family Suite

Family Suite offers King bed and enjoys stunning views over the Villa grounds. It has classic furniture, paintings and fabrics, yet boasts modern amenities including air conditioning and complimentary WiFi connection. The traditional style of the room is complemented by a beautiful contemporary bathroom with large shower and bath. Room size 70 square metres.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite offers King bed and enjoys stunning views over the Villa grounds. It has classic furniture, paintings and fabrics, yet boasts modern amenities including air conditioning and complimentary WiFi connection. The traditional style of the room is complemented by a beautiful contemporary bathroom with large shower and bath. Room size 58 square metres.

Services

Located in the romantic heart of Tuscany, only 20 minutes from Siena, only a stone’s throw from Montalcino and Val d’Orcia, in a fairytale world exuding magic and beauty, Villa Armena is a late Renaissance structure. Built of red brick, with original oak beams and roof, and having terracotta floors and a beautiful Italianate garden, Villa Armena today is an exclusive establishment with just 10 rooms, each one unique, where service, attention to detail and exclusivity are the cornerstones of our offering.


Directory of services

  • Car Parking ( complimentary )
  • Chauffeur driven car
  • Concierge
  • Daily maid service
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Exclusive Use
  • Florist
  • Guests relation services
  • High speed Internet in public areas
  • High speed Internet in guest rooms
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • In-villa dining
  • Laundry service
  • Limousine service
  • Luggage services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets Allowed at a charge
  • Porters
  • Room service - restricted hours
  • Shuttle service
  • Sommelier
  • Turn-down service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wake up calls
  • Licenced Wedding Ceremonies
  • WI-FI in public areas
  • WI-FI in guest rooms
  • Wine, flowers & fruits in-room

On-site facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Wine Cellar

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Dining

Our "Made in Italy" approach leads us to support local products and, where possible, to use "Slow Food" produce which is a byword for exceedingly high quality and certified origin.


Il Sorbo Allegro

The hundred-year old tree (The Merry Rowan) that welcomes guests to the Villa garden gave its name to our restaurant. So why do we use the word Merry? Because dining in company is a crucial moment of the day, one which must be lived in a superbly maintained, elegant atmosphere exuding a sense of pleasure; where tradition meets imagination to produce results which are excellent and never dull. The same care and attention is paid to breakfast, taken in the conservatory, where the warm Tuscan sun will be the first to greet you in the morning. Chef: Carlo Valeri

Restaurant details
Type: Italian Gourmet
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: 7 days a week - 0800 to 1100, 1200 to 1400 and 1930 to 2200
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)

Getting there

Hotel Address

Villa Armena
Località Armena Buonconvento 53022 BuonconventoItaly

Transportation

Our concierge will be happy to provide all support necessary to organize transportation to and from the airport or train station.

Airports

Nearest international airport: Florence Peretola (More than 50 Km.)
Nearest local airport: Siena Ampugnano (21 - 30 Km.)

Trains & Buses

Nearest train station: Buonconvento (5 Km.)

Driving

Nearest motorway junction: Firenze Impruneta (More than 50 Km.)

Car Rental

Nearest car rental office: Siena (21 - 30 Km.)

Near Villa Armena

Four golf courses, Siena, medieval village of Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Crete Senesi landscape.


Landmarks

  • Montalcino

    For those travelling up from the valley floor, the imposing fourteenth century fortress immediately reveals the layout of Montalcino, a medieval town with a defensive military structure, furrowed by steep, narrow streets. From up here, the landscapes are veritable works of art. The Montalcino district, so inviting for lovers of hiking and culinary pleasures, and featuring thick forests interspersed with traditional vineyards and olive trees, opens up where sight and thought are inevitably lost in the Val d'Orcia landscape. As proof of this, the Montalcino territory, with the Val d'Orcia, was awarded World Heritage Site status in 2004.

  • Siena

    Siena is quality of life writ large and the first European town to close its centre to traffic way back in 1966. This is the town where not even a stone has been moved over the centuries and which exudes an atmosphere that can be found nowhere else because its people have kept alive the traditions of their fathers, such as those regarding the celebration of the Palio, renewing them each year with undiminished strength and vigour. Siena, a settlement of Etruscan origin, was a Roman colony with the name of Sena Julia.

  • Pienza

    Pienza is situated in the beautiful Val d'Orcia and is known as the city of Pope Pius II, born Enea Silvio Piccolomini, in 1405. Pius II wished to create a worthy town which was unlike the town which had ostracised him, together with his family: Siena. He demanded that famous architects and artists work on the project in accordance with the building and philosophical standards of an era that was full of promise: the Italian Renaissance

  • Crete Senesi

    A journey through the Crete Senesi is like an eyes-wide-open, feet-on-the-ground dream because the Crete are "anatomically" the impalpable soul of a seductive body which sometimes expresses itself in the sculpted form of a Greek statue and sometimes with the sinuous curves of a siren. The Crete Senesi then, as a journey of the soul, a journey of discovery to be embarked on with the same spirit as those who went on the Grand Tour, without seeking out mystical, pointless destinations.

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