Our ancestors left us a country house in a peaceful and stunningly beautiful location. Thanks to a recent regional law, we were able to recover the building and, using new materials, return it to its former glory.
The rooftops, columns and staircases of Villa Olivia give it a sense of harmony and equilibrium. The different elements of the property reflect the extreme care and attention to detail taken in restoring them. The house is spacious and comfortable, and boasts a garden on all sides with views over the Val di Chiana and Montepulciano on one side and Pozzuolo on the other, with rolling hills and pine trees dotted over the horizon. It is located at the crossroads of the three provinces of Siena, Arezzo and Perugia; an ideal spot to visit the many world-renown towns and villages in the area whilst enjoying a country life.
Nothing has been left to chance in Villa Olivia; with details standing out to characterise the property, making it unique and original whilst maintaining a sense of harmony with its surroundings and with the local building traditions.
The chimney tops on Villa Bellaria’s roof have been built in a traditional shape, transmitting character and warmth to the property.
Column tops – capitals
The columns are adorned with sober and elegant capitals that give the property a sense of elegance whilst staying in keeping with tradition.
Terracotta roof tiles
The terracotta tiles that are located under the roof reflect rural building styles. This traditional touch is found throughout the building, again in keeping with rural building styles.
The beams used to sustain the roof and embellish the house give the property a rustic and luxurious feel.
The swimming pool at the end of the garden overlooks the fields of sunflowers and is surrounded by olive trees.
The garden wraps around the house and contains olive trees that are hundreds of years old. Beyond its borders, fields of crops give way to rolling hills and breathtaking views of the valley and the mountains beyond.
The best high-quality materials have been used to build Villa Bellaria, making it a sound property that will last through the ages.
Work in progress
The construction work on Villa Olivia is well underway. However the buyer will have the opportunity to choose the finishes and put a personal touch on the property.
The property has lovely views on all sides. The Val di Chiana valley extends on one side, offering direct views of Montepulciano and Chianciano, with the mountains, Monte Amiata and Monte Cetona providing a dramatic backdrop. At the other side, a bucolic scene unfolds with a mixture of different crop fields, dotted with olive groves and pencil pines, with a view extending to the medieval village of Pozzuolo and its bell tower.
Villa Bellaria is located at the heart of one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. It is a stone’s throw from villages that have all amenities, from banks to shops, bars and schools, yet it is immersed in the serenity of the countryside.
It is close to the main Italian transport routes: the A1 motorway and the Florence-Rome train line.
The distances to a few places of interest are:
Florence: 140 km.
Rome: 170 km.
Arezzo: 75 km.
Siena: 78 km.
Perugia: 60 km.
Assisi: 80 km.
Cortona: 30 km.
Pienza: 35 km.
Building type: Country villa
Size: 390 square meters
Living space: 370 square meters
Balconies and terraces: 39 square meters
Garden: 4.000 square meters
The property is located 400 meters down the well maintained track that is easily accessible by car. At the top of the track there is an English-owned renovated farm house on one side and a villa with pool owned by a local notary. The track ends after Villa Bellaria’s neighbours, a villa that belongs to a Dutch family.
Price for Villa Olivia in its current state: € 550.000.
Price for Villa Olivia totally finished but exclusive of the pool: € 730.000: