Peony Castle

Venue in Tuscany

Peony Castle is set majestically on top of a hill with commanding views over the Tuscan countryside and encircled by the historic village of Cetona- but so far below the view is entirely rural. It has been carefully restored combining opulence and refinement to offer a true luxurious experience.

Peony Castle

The medieval streets of Cetona are crowned by Peony Castle, a stronghold dating back to the 13th century now surrounded by an 18th century villa. Bushes frame the entrance path while half-way up you enter a barrel-vaulted tunnel with arched-niches containing Etruscan tombs. All is lit up theatrically and at the top you will find yourself in an ancient amphitheater which forms the first of many terraces.

The private swimming pool is made from travertine stones of an ancient Roman bridge dismantled in North Africa. There are several furnished outside areas in which to enjoy lavish meals or relax captivated by the views that stretch from olive groves and oak woods to Mount Cetona and the Umbrian Hills.

At the ground Floor, on your left find a grand piano and library while on the right there is a living room with fireplace surmounted by a sumptuous mirror. Continue on to a well- equipped kitchen connecting to the dining room with views over the garden and the pool. A marble guest bathroom completes the floor. From the hall, a grand staircase in travertine marble leads to a gallery with doors to four large bedrooms, all with recently renovated en-suite bathrooms.

Another flight of stairs take you into a big library-study room with satellite TV and computer. There are three en-suite bedrooms on this floor, two doubles and one twin. Every room is decorated with great attention to detail merging original antiques and fine fabrics while the bathrooms are covered in varicoloured marbles.