Villa Armena, Buonconvento
Villa Armena is an enchanting family-run hotel situated in an idyllic spot amid Tuscany’s Crete Senesi, near the walled hamlet of Buonconvento and halfway between Siena and Montepulciano. This is one of the most beautiful corners of Tuscany, one where you’ll find those postcard-perfect views with endless rows of cypress trees and soft hills covered in ancient abbeys and hamlets.
Once the country residence of a noble Tuscan family, this splendid red-brick villa dates from the 16th century and boasts fine interiors that stay true to its historic character, blending authentic features like terracotta floors and oak beams with modern conveniences.
At the villa’s heart is a delightful living room designed for hiding away with a book or one of the many ‘meditation wines’ and grappe on offer, accompanied by beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside. If you like wines, a visit to the on-site cellar is a must, with a great selection of blends from lesser-known, smaller vineyards from various regions of Italy.
The property is surrounded by an enchanting garden filled with trees and fragrant flowers, which housed a sparkling pool. A range of massages and organic wellness treatments are also on offer and can be enjoyed in the comfort and privacy of your room.
Food & Drink
Named after the magnificent century-old tree that welcomes you in the garden, Villa Armena’s Il Sorbo Allegro restaurant is specialised in traditional Tuscan dishes made with top-quality seasonal ingredients mainly sourced from local producers or the villa’s vegetable garden. The same philosophy applies to wines, with an extensive list that features exquisite blends from lesser-known, family-run wineries from various regions of Italy.
The ambience is elegant, yet laidback and there is a lovely outdoor seating area for al-fresco dining during the warmer months.
Every morning a breakfast buffet with sweet and savoury treats, fresh fruit and juices is served in the conservatory.
There are 10 rooms in total, each boasting an elegant ambience in warm golden, cream and red hues, as well as lovely views over the garden or the surrounding countryside.
Fitted out to retain the historic charm of the property, they all come with tiled or marble floors, wooden beams, precious fabrics and carpets. The ornate décor – which often includes original works of art – is paired with modern facilities like minibar, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and laptop safe box.
Regular Classics offer a spacious space, while Suites have also a lovely lounge area. One of the top rooms is the Grand Superior Suite, featuring with a king-size canopy bed and a spacious bathroom with bath.
Rustic charm with an old-school ambience
9 Rooms and Suites
Bar • Restaurant • Front Desk (24-hour)
Wi-Fi Internet • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Parking • Cooking Class
You can book directly with hotel or take advantage of Tales Concierge. Best Available Rate is always guaranteed.
Amenities you get when booking with Tales Hotels Collection
- Welcome Cocktail
- Upgrade to the best available room, upon availability
- Bottle of wine in the room
- Early check in or late check out, upon availability
- €100 credit on activities, when booking with Tales Concierge
Points of View
Staying in Buonconvento
Right in the heart of Crete Senesi, Buonconvento is a small charming village of fewer than 3000 people. Despite the small size, it’s a significant town for its history and the museums here established. Buonconvento was on the Via Francigena and a comfortable stop for all the travellers than can stop, rest and continue forward. The town enjoys an enviable position to explore the area, dotted with enchanting villages, wineries, hamlets and unique landscape.