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Podere Palazzo is managed by Patrizio, Architect.
$692 - $1407/night
Suitable for 10-12 people

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Podere Palazzo exterior - Podere Palazzo, in Tuscany, Italy
— Patrizio: “One thing I love about the house is that looking out each window of every room is like staring into a Renaissance painting of natural beauty. Every window is a living masterpiece!”
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— What was your inspiration to restore the villa and rent it out to holiday guests?

Patrizio: “We used to vacation in the area but never felt like any of the houses we rented were as good as they could have been and at some point we challenged ourselves to find a dilapidated structure with lots of potential and restore it the way we thought it should be done! I wanted to give ourselves and future guests a great experience in every sense... I wanted them to feel the beauty of an old-world farm with the wit and creativity of a modernist architect’s vision.”
Podere Palazzo exterior - Podere Palazzo, in Tuscany, Italy
— Podere Palazzo exterior

— Please tell us a bit about the architecture and style of Podere Palazzo.

Patrizio: “The architecture is very typical of the area in its shapes and massing: the stones all come from the river down below and the fields around the house, the timbers are all chestnut from local woods, and the terracotta floors are part of a long tradition and produced with the clay of the hills around us then baked in wood fired ovens. The house used to be divided into stables and pig sties at the ground level and living quarters at the upper level so there was still manure everywhere on the ground floor...

The interior was a challenge because we wanted a very open floor plan despite the historical and stylistic constraints imposed by the existing structure and the building regulations. I wanted to blend the old textures and materials with modern clean lines in the furnishings and then infuse everything with the colors of the nature around. I like to also use humor in my projects so there is a lot of art that is a bit irreverent and playful without ever feeling silly.”
Dining area - Podere Palazzo, in Tuscany, Italy
— Dining area

— Please tell us a bit about the facilities and rooms of the villa.

Patrizio: “The villa has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths... all very spacious and generous in size with their own sitting rooms. The kitchen opens onto a beautiful porch where you can dine, lounge or cook on the fireplace and which is situated near the organic vegetable garden available to all guests. The living room is connected to a large dining room and library and has a modern fireplace, TV and stereo.


One thing I love about the house is that looking out each window of every room is like staring into a Renaissance painting of natural beauty. Every window is a living masterpiece!”
 - Podere Palazzo, in Tuscany, Italy

— What would you describe to be the essence of the villa?

Patrizio: “One of extreme serenity... the kind that brings you in touch with your inner self and the souls of all the people that you chose to be your travel companions. All our guests comment on what chemistry and beautiful experience always develops among their family members or friends and they bring that home with them more than anything else. And that is exactly what we wanted our guests to leave the house with!”
Swimming pool and view - Podere Palazzo, in Tuscany, Italy
— Swimming pool and view

— What type of holiday guests are usually coming to stay with you?

Patrizio: “We get all different kinds of guests — groups of friends, families, romantic couples — and all of them remember the beauty of the place and the serenity I mentioned above. That is the biggest thing! We also organize welcome dinners for them, brunches, cooking classes, wine tours and more activities to make their experience even more special.

My personal guests when I’m there are the dearest people of my life and we use the house as a place to reconvene and enjoy all the goodness of life and friendship.”
Bedroom - Podere Palazzo, in Tuscany, Italy
— Bedroom

— To you personally, what is so special about Podere Palazzo?

Patrizio: “Everything! The location, the formal Italian garden with its vegetables, the olive orchard, the fruit trees, the pool in which I have the best fun with my nieces, the community around the house and the restaurants. And why not, a sense of pride in feeling like we rescued a piece of landscape and history from destruction and oblivion.”
 - Podere Palazzo, in Tuscany, Italy
 
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