Toiano is a small village rising in the Senese Montagnola, around 350 meters above the sea level It's 15 km from Siena, 75 from Florence and around a hour from the sea (Castiglione della Pescaia, Marina di Grosseto, Follonica). The surroundings of Siena are all very important for a touristc point of view (San Gimignano, Pienza, Volterra, Montalcino etc...), Toiano is situated right in the center of a renowned touristic area and is the ideal starting point for wonderful and interesting tours. Moreover Toiano offers the possibility of magnificent walks or bike tours and near by there is also a riding ground.
The north face of the Villa rests on a typical medieval fortress base, but we have sure historical notices beginning from 1450 when in Toiano arose two fortresses, belonging to Iacopo Pini, one of the nine governors of the Republic of Siena. One of the two fortresses is still existing: the "Palazzaccio", spectacular example of the senese austere Middle Ages.
The other one was trasformed in the XVI century in a farm, whose traces are still recoverable in the Villa in spite of the improvements introduced in the following centuries.
In the XVII century it became a Villa belonging to the De Vecchi family. As time went by, other improvements and changes were realized according to the fashion and to the various owners' requirements. The Villa belonged to the Chigi Family when, in 1707, the vault of the living-room was frescoed. When the Villa became property of the Mieli Family the chapel was trasformed in a wonderful stable and the park was restyled according to the Lyberty style.
In the Eighteenth Century Villa Toiano there are three apartments:
The first is located in the ground floor and is named "Casa Fiore". It is equipped with one bedroom, a wide living room with fireplace, one bathroom, a detached WC room and a kitchen. In the living room you can find a daybed. The bedroom, with 3 beds, is quite large, as well. It's a cool and very characteristic apartment.
The second apartment is named "Casa Maestro", placed on the second floor of the Villa, is very bright. It offers two large bedrooms each one with two beds, a large living room with kitchenette, bathroom with shower.
The third is named "Casa Pittore", located on the second floor, and it's endowed of a living room, a dining room with kitchenette, a wide bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
All the apartments are equipped with heating and guests can use a private garden with deckchairs and garden umbrellas. • Moreover, at guests' disposition the wide park of the Villa • the swimming pool • You can buy home-produced eggs, vegetables, wine and fruit jams • On demand courses of pottery and sculpture can be organized in the Villa • For our bike lovers guests we provide the following services: - Bike hire (both racing cycles and mountain bikes) - We organize (especially on saturday and sunday) bike- tours with a guide, assistance and ed insurance. The routes will be calibrated depending on the need of the participants. A 15 days' notice is needed. It's possible to rent the Villa and the whole surrounding park for various kind of ceremonies: weddings, degrees, birthdays, meetings and so on... The interior of the Villa (the frescoed living-room, the reception room with fireplace, the dining room and the entrance hall) can accomodate around 100 persons and up to 150 for standing buffets. The outside (the lemmons'forecourt, the park and the grove) offer the possibility of organizing refreshments, aperitifs and open air lunched and dinners for 200 persons and more. Besides the beauty of the park, rich of flowers and centenary trees (elms, limes, sea-pines), you can enjoy of the wonderful sight of the Senese Montagnola and of the surrounding fields and vineyards.
The owners of the Villa do not organize the cathering, but we can suggest you the names of the cathering firms we usually work together and which can also give you good advices about the choreography both of the interior rooms and of the park.

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