Villa Melissa

Tuscany, Siena, San Casciano dei Bagni

    • Sleeps 8 Guests
    • Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 320 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Airport distance:
      Perugia 60 km
      Florence 120 km
      Rome 170 km

    per week

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    Escape back in time to a spellbinding, 11th century castle and its surrounding hamlet

    Villa Melissa is a large villa set within its own private garden. The beautiful swimming pool with pool house and full changing and shower facilities lies 2 minute walk from the house, in a separate garden. There is also a covered area for al fresco eating.

    This property, like all the properties in Fighine, has been totally restored but has maintained all the original architectural features of a Tuscan house, with its’ domed painted ceilings, colour washed walls and stone floors. The rooms are beautifully furnished with Italian antiques and attractive rugs. Wonderful pictures hang on the walls. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all luxuriously appointed with beautiful bed linen and towels.

    The villa has a master bedroom suite with two dressing rooms, a double bedroom and two twin bedrooms. All the rooms have an en suite bathroom with a separate shower and bath. There is a study, sitting room with open fireplace, library/hall and a dining room with a table that can seat 14. The kitchen is fully equipped. Outside in the walled garden there is a covered area and a table for al fresco dining.


    The hamlet of Fighine is located halfway between Florence and Rome. The medieval masterpiece Castello di Fighine is perched dramatically atop a hill overlooking the Tuscan countryside. With its rich history and awe-inspiring vistas it’s little wonder the owners describe revitalizing the castle and its adjoining buildings as a labour of love.

    This historic property was painstakingly restored with the help of acclaimed interior decorators David Mlinaric and Hugh Henry. David Mlinaric, who has worked on properties for the British National Trust and was described by the New York Times as “England’s foremost decorator of period interiors,” is renowned for his unparalleled ability to revitalize architectural treasures. Mlinaric’s talent lies in breathing new life into a property while remaining true to its spirit and venerable past - which is exactly what he has done with such stunning success at Castello di Fighine.

    As well as a castle, the estate houses a hamlet of six, impeccably designed villas that sleep a total of 34 guests (all featured in our portfolio). Though steeped in history, each stylish villa features five-star, modern amenities, canopy beds, an eclectic mix of antique and eccentric furniture, and en suite, mosaic-tiled bathrooms. The meticulously maintained gardens are filled with box hedges, cypresses, lemons trees, grape vines and roses. Guests can rely on the impeccable services of the English-speaking concierge José to see to any of their additional needs.

    If you’re looking for a light lunch to cap off a morning spent relaxing by the pool, or a hearty feast after a day of sightseeing, the estate’s Ristorante Castello di Fighine, run by a Michelin-starred Italian chef promises unforgettable meals.

    This remarkable property is also a breathtaking wedding venue: what better place to welcome eternal bliss than at this heavenly hilltop hamlet that sweeps the sky? The property features a small, 16th century church and a beautifully converted barn perfect for intimate receptions and dancing.

    Castello di Fighine is just an eight minute drive from the picturesque village of San Casciano dei Bagni, which is home to Italy’s foremost award-winning spa Fonteverde (, as well as an array of traditional Tuscan restaurants, and a variety of shops. Castello di Fighine is well-situated between Rome (170 km) and Florence (150 km).


    Casa Janine - 6 beds
    Casa Vittoria - 6 beds
    Teatrino - 6 beds
    Casa Rossa - 4 beds
    Villa Melissa - 8 beds
    Parretti - two Suites 2 beds each

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    Touring ideas

    San Casciano dei Bagni 5 km
    Cetona 16 km
    Città della Pieve 17 km
    Orvieto 40 km
    Montepulciano 45 km
    Pienza 50 km
    Cortona 58 km
    Montalcino 70 km
    Siena 100 km
    Florence 150 km
    Rome 160 km

    • Pool: 5 x 12m
    • Heated pool
    • Pool area is fenced
    • Air conditioning 
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • TV with English speaking news channels
    • DVD player
    • Hifi stereo
    • Telephone
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Gas cooker
    • Oven
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishwasher
    • Fans available if required
    • Hair dryer in each bathroom
    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Barbecue grill
    • Terrace
    • Garden


  • Floor Plan
  • Activities

    The Etruscan settlement known today as San Casciano dei Bagni owes its existence to the 42 thermal springs with indubitable therapeutic properties.

    Chiusi’s mysterious origins date back to the 6th century before Christ, when Chiusi was one of the 12 most important cities in the Etruscan Federation. The town itself rises up from its legacy a warren of underground subways, tombs and passages.

    Città della Pieve sits on a hill overlooking the River Tiber. It is some 8 km from Chiusi. It is an attractive town with churches and palaces built of brick from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance.

    Orvieto is one of the most beautiful cities of Umbria. The site of Orvieto is among the most dramatic in Europe.

    The medieval town of Cetona is situated at the base of Mount Cetona.

    Montepulciano is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for it’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy’s best today. The many churches and handsome palazzo, the steep cobbled alleys and vine-trailing stone bastions are essential viewing for anyone venturing south of Siena. On a clear day from the top of the town you have tremendous panoramic views across the countryside, stretching towards Assisi’s Monte Subasio, Monte Amiata, the Val d’Orcia, Pienza, and even the towers of Siena.

    Pienza: The unfinished “utopian” city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. In just three years the cathedral, the papal and bishop’s palaces and the central part of the town were completed, but the extensive project ended abruptly when Pius died only two years after the consecration of the cathedral.

    Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.

    Florence and Rome can be reached by train in one and a half hours from the nearby station at Chiusi.

    Outlet: There are Prada, Guici, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu outlets on the road towards Florence.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    Villa Melissa

    Lower floor:

    • 1 double with private living room and en suite bath (tub)
    • 1 twin with en suite bath (tun and shower)
    • 1 twin with en suite bath (tub)

    Main floor:

    • Living room
    • Study
    • Dining room
    • Kitchen
    • Guest WC

    Upper floor:

    • 1 double bedroom
    • Private study
    • Dressing room
    • Bathroom (tub and shower)


    • Pergola for al fresco dining
    • Pool, childsafe, in a separate walled in garden with lovely views
    • Pool house
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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Mid-week change of towels
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning 
    • Heating
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Morning maid service except on Sunday
    • Help with your suitcases
    • Final cleaning
    • Garden maintenance
    • Should you have rented your house for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.


    Pool heating: If pool heating is required it is metered and charged at cost at the end of your stay. 


    Prior to arrival guests are asked to make a security deposit of EUR 500 (credit card pre-authorisation held by our agency). At the end of the stay the credit card pre-autorisation will be cancelled, unless it has to be used partly or fully for any damage.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning): EUR 12 per hour
    • Arrival dinner: We will be pleased to reserve a table in the restaurant for guests.
    • Dinner during the week: There is an exceptionally high quality restaurant in the village. There is a private room for parties of up to 14 guests. With your travel documents you will receive contact details of the restaurant for bookings.
    • Cooking classes: available in the restaurant kitchen on request. For more information, please enquire once you have arrived.
    • Breakfast service: please enquire upon booking.
    • First shopping: Sufficient grocery shopping for the first 24 hours of your stay can be arranged. A small admin charge will be added to the shopping receipt for this service.
    • Extra set of towels: please check price on the premises.
    • Babysitter on request


    • Bookings can be made for any period during the week. Saturday to Saturday is not a requirement. Minimum stay is 3 nights, prices for less than one week on request.
    • Pool opening dates: please request upon booking.
    • Baby bed with linen and high chair on request upon booking

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