Venue in Tuscany
Originally built in 1680 on ruins from an Etruscan settlement, Villa Oleander was transformed into a Roman Baroque villa for Pope Alexander VII. The lovely designed garden with its climbing roses, vine-covered pergolas, antique statues and the Scala Santa (Holy Stair) is said to be ‘the epitome of garden design’ and one of the most beautiful in Italy.
The villa is situated very near to the celebrated, historic city of Siena and the two typical Tuscan towns Volterra and San Gimignano. Villa Oleander is the perfect place for luxurious and relaxing holidays surrounded by the gentle Tuscan landscape but also to explore the numerous sightseeing attractions in this area.
Villa Oleander has been perfectly restored to the highest standard offering modern amenities like air conditioning in every bedroom, wide screen TV, private swimming pool and tennis court, modern bathrooms combined with exceptional service provided by the full time staff. While kids can play with the Playstation, table tennis or foosball in the games rooms, watch 3D TV or explore the forest.
The magnificent garden and the villa’s own chapel in front of the main house provide a fabulous scenery for big family gatherings. To underline the villa’s exceptional position in history and in the Province of Siena it has to be noted that the world famous horse race, the Palio of Siena, took place for seven times in the 165 acre property’s wood because of riots that were going on in the city.