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Localita Podernovo 35, 53015 Monticiano Italy
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Villa Podernovo is an eighteenth-century a farmhouse with swimming pool near Siena that we have transformed into a cozy vacation villa. It is located in the heart of the Val di Merse, a region between the Crete Senesi and the Maremma, less known than Chianti or Val d'Orcia but perhaps even more authentic and yet to be discovered. The villa is only 3 minutes walk from the village which has all the necessary services. At the same time it enjoys privacy and is surrounded by well-kept green areas and Mediterranean woodland. The rental of the villa is ideal for families and group holidays. The individual apartments are also available for rental when the villa is not already privately rented. Villa Podernovo is also a romantic location for rustic-chic, festive weddings in San Galgano Abbey, which houses the legendary 'Sword in the rock'. The abbey is situated only 7 km from the villa and is a unique venue for weddings. This makes Villa Podernovo an ideal location for wedding celebrations and for a honeymoon.
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Deborah O wrote a review Sept 2021
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My husband and I planned our wedding venue here two years ago but unfortunately due to COVID, we had to postpone not once but twice for this dream day. However, Diana and her team made the whole process so easy and they remained so professional even throughout all the uncertainty. We finally had our dream stay here in September 21 where we finally said ‘I do’ at the nearby San Galgano Abby and then later that day had our reception at the villa. An absolutely stunning venue, we couldn’t have asked for more. We and our guests all stayed at the villa for the whole week and had an amazing stay. The location is stunning, the grounds well maintained and beautiful, the rooms immaculately clean with all the necessities. Some of the villa is separated apartments which worked so well for our guests with their own space for the week and there is also a communal area where we could all have breakfast together if we wanted. The pool area is my favourite place, so beautiful and peaceful. We are already planning when we can all return! Thank you to Diana and her team, we had an amazing stay and couldn’t have wished for more during our special time away.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Daria wrote a review Aug 2020
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Hard to decide where to start! Everything about this place is magic! We got married at villa podernovo in this challenging year of 2020! Diana & Grazia helped us from day one, when we had only a little idea of our wedding, through the whole process of creating ideas and putting them into reality and into our dream wedding! They were with us through all the ups and downs of this year and there was no challenge to big to take! Everything from the decoration to the food to the prediners etc was more perfect than we could imagine on our drems! We created memories at villa podernovo with our family and friends that we will cherish for a lifetime! Biggest thank you to Diana and the whole team for working so hard to make others dream come true! Always thankful!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Erin Marie G wrote a review Jan 2020
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Diana is amazing! The villa is beautiful! I highly recommend this venue. It was an absolute dream and Diana has every recommendation for a vendor you could need! I felt I didn’t participate in planning as much as it looked like I must have because our wedding was gorgeous!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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CPun wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia8 contributions8 helpful votes
Perfect! Villa Podernovo is the perfect wedding venue and was the dream backdrop for our wedding. We hired the villa for a week so we could spend quality time with our family and friends ahead of the day. The villa is beautifully decorated with plenty of space. On the day, the spaces flowed so nicely together that everyone has plenty of space, but everyone is together regardless of whether they are on the dancefloor and sitting down to relax and chat. Arranging our wedding from Sydney, we had concerns when booking a venue without seeing it in person, but we could not have been in safer hands with Diana. From the moment we met Diana via skype and spoke about the venue and options for our wedding the process was absolutely seamless. Diana, Tito and Grazia are all so kind and were wonderful support to not only us but our families. Whether it was having a chat or providing recommendations and bookings for the area. The Villa The villa is beautiful. There is plenty of space for all guests to relax and the rooms are beautifully decorated. A second building has a large common area for everyone to eat together. Photos don't do the villa justice - it's impeccably looked after. Wedding We asked Diana to coordinate our wedding. Trust Diana – she will not let you down. Diana took the time to get to know us, our vision for the day and helped us create the most beautiful setting. Her advice and guidance turned our thoughts into the most perfect day. Whilst a lot of couples opt to marry in the abbey, we chose to have our ceremony under the oak tree at the villa. It created such a relaxed atmosphere for our guests as we didn’t have to change locations. Pizza Party Diana helped organise a pizza party the night before our wedding. Diana and Grazia set up the tables and liaised with the catering team. It was the perfect way for our guests to get to know each other better and kick-start the wedding weekend. We can highly recommend the pizza party whether you are staying for a holiday or planning your wedding. We’ve received so many complements from our guests about the venue, the food and the setting. Diana, Tito and Grazia – thank you for everything. You looked after us, our family and friends so well and we are grateful. We cannot say thank you enough for letting us use Villa Podernovo for our wedding. It was perfect and we cannot wait to come back and stay.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Lindsay M wrote a review Oct 2019
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I just recently had my wedding at Villa Podernovo (Sep. 21, 2019) and it couldn't have been more incredible! Diana and Grazia and the rest of the Villa Podernovo team really know what they're doing and put on an absolutely incredible event. We did a pizza party, the wedding reception and brunch all at the villa and it ROCKED! We stayed at the villa for 5 days and my guests (who stayed with us) had nothing but the best reviews/thoughts on the whole experience. My family and friends also said that this wedding was, hands-down, the most beautiful and best wedding they have ever attended. That is truly because of Diana and all the vendors and folks that support her. If you're looking for a wedding venue I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend having your wedding here. You will not be dissapointed...I can gaurantee it will be better than you ever even imagined.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Laura Lindner wrote a review Oct 2019
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Our wedding at Villa Podernovo was absolutely amazing. During our 5 day stay at the villa, where bride and groom's family could all stay together, all couples in separate apartments, we also utilised the premises for a welcome picnic/lunch and the reception after the wedding ceremony. Couples have the option of using the owner, Diana Grandi, as wedding planner/coordinator, which we highly recommend. Diana was incredibly responsive for everything. Diana was able to put us into contact with and organise tastings for the local catering services. For wedding design and coordination, working with her was always easy, she understood our tastes and ideas for what we wanted for our wedding. For our entire stay and for wedding day, the Villa Podernovo staff were always there for assistance and support. All of our guests loved the location and atmosphere. For us, it was the perfect booking.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Maria wrote a review Aug 2019
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Villa Podernovo is such a miracle place - hidden in the beautiful surroundings of tuscany, it is such an authentic, lovely and at the same time groomed and peaceful location to take a break from everyday life. The owner Diana and her brother Tito as well as their lovely assistant Grazia are all truly passionate about taking care of the Villa and the guests and so kind and helpful. We went two times for a short stop over and celebrated our wedding here in June. They really made all our dreams come true and we had a once in a lifetime experience, which could not have been any better. We made unforgettable memories with friends and family and everyone was delighted by the wonderful location, decoration, food, atmosphere and staff. Highly recommended, we will for sure come back!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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a g wrote a review Aug 2019
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We stayed at the Villa Podernovo with our friends and family for our wedding organized by Diana Grandi for 5 days . It is a wonderful ,beautiful well organized place to be ! Highly recommend the beauty ,the friendliness and the professionalism of Diana’s place and team .
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
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larryggrimaldi wrote a review Dec 2018
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Villa Podernovo is absolutely magical. Whether you set out to get married on the property or just have a restful Tuscan vacation in Monticiano, you will be blown away by the beauty, charm and sophistication of the buildings, grounds and people who operate them. We were lucky enough to do both. We got married at Villa Podernovo, July of 2018. Our family took over the property a few days before the big day. The moment we arrived and walked the grounds with Diana, we knew we were in good hands. All the anxiety we had over wedding details vanished and we were able to fully enjoy the days leading up to our wedding, which is every couple’s dream. Diana and her staff immediately felt like old friends, if not family. Over the next few days, Diana, Grazia and Tito did everything they could to make our wedding and the events around it, perfect. As you will see from the photographs, the villa is completely beautiful, and it’s even more spectacular in person. 18 of our immediate family members stayed on site while the rest of our guests stayed close by at other accommodations. The way Diana has the property set up made us feel like we were hosting four days of events at our own grand Tuscan home. Every morning we brought in a light, catered breakfast for our guests which was a really nice way to gather casually over espresso and morning treats to reminisce about the incredible days before and fantasize about the days ahead in the Italian countryside. Diana arranged all of this and more. She became a visionary who made our dreams come true. There’s nothing Diana cannot do and nothing she said no to. Diana not only planned our stay at Villa Podernovo, she planned our wedding as well as the many other events before and after. This included an intimate welcome dinner on the veranda for our family the night we arrived, a pool party, a pre-wedding party with pizzas made specially in the outdoor pizza ovens on the ground by a local Pizzaiolo and a recovery brunch after the wedding. We didn’t think it’d be possible for all the events around the wedding to come close to the spectacularness of the wedding itself but Diana made that happen. Each event had its own look, tone and beauty that was incredible. Parties were all casually sophisticated, welcoming and fun. Then there’s the food: Tuscan in every way and each bite delicious. There were old favorites and new dishes and treats that made eating something to constantly look forward to. Our friends even remarked that at every turn their expectations were blown away. As for the wedding… from the moment we started to Skype with Diana and email back and forth to plan our special day, it became apparent that Diana was passionate about working with us and truly understood our needs, wants and desires. She took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple and nothing was out of the question or impossible. One other important thing to note is that Diana is wonderfully organized, thoughtful and efficient. Something that was lacking with others we talked to and really important to any wedding, event or vacation planning. Diana will make your life much easier. Trust her instincts and her advice! Our wedding day itself was a fairytale. The day was beautiful and calm… even when a storm ripped through the property before the wedding. Diana and her staff were composed and organized and made the whole process a dream, allowing us to relax and enjoy the day the way a couple should. It was the perfect fairytale… and we know for certain we will be visiting Villa Podernovo and Diana again. It’ll be like coming home.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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sarahlillis2018 wrote a review Dec 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
We began our venue shopping in June 2017 for our wedding in July 2018 and this beautifully restored Villa was one of 7 we visited in the Tuscan area . We were beginning to give up on the idea of getting married in Italy until we arrived at Villa Podernovo, from the moment we walked up the drive way we both knew it was the perfect place to celebrate our outdoor Tuscan Dream wedding, it literally blew us both away. I found the Villa online and I must say that the photos really don't do it justice it is more beautiful in real life, so tranquil, romantic and fresh and with the Abbey San Galgano on its door step, its the perfect combination for the wedding of your dreams. All of our guests kept asking us how we stumbled across this beautiful gem in the middle of the Tuscan countryside.The Villa is pristine in every way and its the owner Diana that makes it so special she is so professional and her attention to detail is incredible, we had a wedding planner already but had I known Diana was also a wedding Planner, I would have certainly used her services. If you are looking for a fairy tale dream wedding then I highly recommend Diana and her beautiful Villa, it certainly will not disappoint .
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Podernovo di Monticiano
Which popular attractions are close to Podernovo di Monticiano?
Nearby attractions include Abbazia di San Galgano (1.2 miles), Eremo di Montesiepi (1.2 miles), and Museo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Podernovo di Monticiano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Is parking available at Podernovo di Monticiano?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Podernovo di Monticiano?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Grotta di Tiburzi, Il Minestraio, and Ristorante Antico Tempio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Podernovo di Monticiano?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Podernovo di Monticiano located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Monticiano.
Are there any historical sites close to Podernovo di Monticiano?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Casa natale di San Galgano (4.5 miles).