The Via dei Ponti Residence

siena, tuscany
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(3 reviews)
Travel dates:
€236 - €295 per night (EUR)
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This magnificent first floor apartment within a private villa in an ancient village just southwest of Siena sleeps up to 8 plus a baby and is filled with luxurious touches and original natural stone, wood, along with terracotta in true Tuscan fashion. With a gauzy white canopy and a modern, open ensuite bathroom, the master bedroom is an idyllic retreat for parents, and the open-plan living area provides the perfect balance of privacy and togetherness. Kids will love riding mountain bikes around the property and splashing in the cool waters of the Merse River nearby. Take a short bus ride to Siena, enjoy a family cookout in the courtyard, or relax by a crackling fire with a glass of local Chianti. For larger families and get togethers, additional apartments in the same villa can be booked - please ask the host for further details.

What we love

  • Great location in the idyllic village of Brenna, just southwest of Siena – off the beaten path yet not isolated, and within walking distance of everything you need
  • Romantic master suite with 4-poster bed, white canopy, and a modern, open ensuite bathroom with a stone sink
  • Two further double bedrooms with double beds
  • Open-plan living area with high ceilings, teak furniture, a modern fireplace, and a dining table seating 10
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with a contemporary gas stove, a dishwasher, a washing machine and cooking essentials
  • Two bathrooms in total, including an ensuite bathroom to the master suite and a family bathroom with bath
  • Mountain bikes provided
  • Courtyard paved in Tuscan travertine with teak outdoor seating, a grill and an outdoor shower
  • The Merse River is steps away for swimming, floating, tubing, or angling with the provided fishing gear
  • For added flexibility, 1 or more neighboring apartments may be rented for extended family vacations, offering flexible sleeping arrangements
  • Close to a horseback riding center, a pizzeria and trattoria, and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, and a pharmacy in the nearby village of Rosia

Things to know

  • 1 hour 10 minutes to Florence Airport and 1 hour 50 minutes to Pisa International Airport by car or taxi
  • Approximately 20 minutes to Siena by car or taxi
  • 25 minutes to Siena railway station by car or taxi
  • Walking distance to 2 public bus stops (033) with service to Siena
  • Car hire is recommended as public bus service is limited
  • Free onsite parking
  • Safe and quiet at night
  • This apartment is one of five within a private Tuscan villa with a shared courtyard and outdoor space
  • Note that there are ungated steps and that children may need supervision near the river
  • A sofa bed and crib are available upon request
  • Linens and towels are changed on a weekly basis
  • Cleaning, laundry, catering, and babysitting services are available for an additional fee
  • No pets
  • No smoking inside the apartment
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
Agostino P.
Member since December 09, 2014
Agostino Pacciani is a Paris based photojournalist whose photographss have been published in the press worldwide. He began his career in 1989, crossing theatres throughout Europe photographing ballet, dance, theatre and operas. His photographs, from the productions at the Palais Garnier to the theatre festivals at Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, have been published and exhibited in Europe and in the USA. In 1994 and 1995, the siege of Sarajevo radically changed his perspective and when he went to photograph daily life in wartime, he realized that this what he wanted to record henceforth in his work. His profoundly humane photographs are unique records of the war. After that, as a committed war photographer, he has covered events in Albania, in Kosovo, in sub-Saharan Africa, in Algeria, in Morocco, in Chile, in Brazil. In 1998 Pacciani made his first journey to the Gaza strip and returned several times, becoming a familiar figure camera in hand in the disaster zone. He revealed life in desperate circumstances, growing up in a war zone, working withing the constraints of a curfew and restrictions, family life during the Intifada, up to the inside life of militants. He has never stayed in hotels or humanitarian agencies but with the families he has befriended. Likewise in Kurdistan and Iraq where he spent the early months of 2003. Clandestine immigration from Morocco to Spain has been a subject of research. After the tsunami in December 2005, Pacciani went straight to Sri Lanka and Indonesia, sent by UNESCO. The war in Lebanon in 2006 brought Pacciani there for a unique kind of photographic docudrama about the different communities. Since, he has returned to Sri-Lanka and Sarajevo to report on post-catastrophe reconstruction and has completed an important series of in-depth photographs about Sicily. Pacciani’s work has been published in publications worldwide, including Géo, Figaro Magazine, Repubblica, New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and many others, His photographs have been shown in Washington, Sarajevo, Paris, Sienna and at UNESCO Born in Siena, Italy, Agostino Pacciani initially studied geology and discovered his passion for photography in New York. He has never looked back since and is based in Paris

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3 reviews

Martin D.
Visited in July 2022
Via Dei Ponti Residence is a cute, rustic yet functional villa. The Merse river which is a just a short walking distance away provided hours of entertainment for my sons. Time slows down in Brenna, Via Dei Ponti is an ideal bolthole to live an uncomplicated week or two and explore the towns nearby. The hosts Sandra and Ago were extremely helpful and thoughtful. My only suggestion for improvement would be to ban cigarette smoking on the property, there are other villas in close proximity to Via Dei Ponti and in the evenings when the windows are open any scent pollution travels between villas.
Sarah R.
Visited in August 2018
We enjoyed a lovely stay at Villa Amedeo. The accommodations were ideal for our family of five with a perfect touch of Tuscan style. The location is convenient for day trips to Siena and charming villages throughout the Val d'Orcia. The true gem, however, is the nearby River Merse. We spent several days enjoying this natural resource located within footsteps of the villa. Our only issues were the lack of comfy seating options (limited to wooden chairs and benches) and a practical kitchen sink (it was more like a large bathroom sink). Bikes were available, but be sure to bring any water toys or games to keep little ones entertained. Thank you for the wonderful memories of Tuscany!
Kim S.
Visited in June 2015
This place was a dream! The space was so big, spacious rooms and a well equipped kitchen perfect for self catering. We had a wonderful time and the outdoor bath was a great way to end the day with the kids!