Our shimmering, glass mosaic, infinity pool is the most fabulous place to relax on a lazy, Tuscan afternoon or start the day with a few brisk laps.
THE LEMON TERRACE
Breakfast is held on our beautiful Lemon Terrace looking out over the valley. The lemon trees produce an abundance of fruit which make the most delicious lemonade and our own Limoncello.
Is there anything more wonderful than waking to the sound of chickens? Here we get fresh eggs every morning.
Five ancient pomegranate trees sit in the central courtyard and by fall they are bursting with juicy, red pomegranates . This garden is a tranquil place to sit and dream.
UPPER OLIVE GROVE
There are over 800 olive trees at Villa Reniella. Some of the trees are 700 years old and some are wee babies. They all produce succulent olives that we press into the very best organic extra virgin olive oil.
We begin everyday during the retreats with yoga. Whether you are a novice or an experienced yogi, it is a wonderful way to start the day. The view is breathtaking, the class fascinating and our teacher is hilarious!
This stunning outside lounge and fire-pit lords over the valley towards the medieval town of Montepulciano.
A magical place were we hold our daily ‘forums.’
At the top of our fully restored barn there is a gigantic ‘play room’ where our guests can chat around the fire, help themselves at a fully stocked bar and dance the night away.
An orto is a vegetable garden in Italy and ours is always abundant with seasonal veggies. Our chef is often found here picking fresh produce for our meals.
At Villa Reniella we produce fragrant lavender products from our field of lavender. We harvest the organic lavender at the end of the summer and transform the flowers and oils into soap, body oil and essential oil.
We have some interesting wildlife such as cingali (wild boar), deer and porcupine. We created a pond for them all to gather and muse over their day just like the ladies at the villa above them!
LOWER OLIVE GROVE
This young olive grove was planted by my sons and their cousin – the trees are already producing wonderful plump olives that we press into our organic extra virgin olive oil.
While exploring our hundred acre property we discovered an ancient spring where the original farmers once stored their meats to keep cool during the hot Tuscan summers. Once all the brambles were removed, we had a serene spot where anyone can relax, contemplate & change the world!
There are 3 beautiful suites in the main villa. Each with its own entrance and sitting area. Take a glass of chilled, white wine and sit among the pomegranate trees or enjoy the view from the ancient ’loggia’ looking up to our medieval village.
A Fienile means barn in Italian. Here we have 3 beautiful large suites, each with its own private garden that looks over the Orto and across a valley of chestnut trees
Bocce is played in every village in Italy usually by the town’s older gentlemen. At Villa Reniella the ladies love a good game, with a ball in one hand and usually a glass of Prosecco in the other.
THE NEW VINEYARD
We planted our vines with a mix of Sangiovese and merlot grapes about 3 years ago. We will soon be harvesting 5000 bottles of a delicious, robust, organic red wine each year – enough for Debbie!
THE OLD VINEYARD
Here we produce a ghastly wine. For now! The vines are old, but the local deer love the grapes!
Enjoy Villa Reniella's most spectacular view from the hammock..
INDIAN MASSAGE TENT
We picked up this Indian Tent on our travels – it is a serene haven to experience a wonderful massage.
This romantic word actually translates to pigsty but we thought Porcilaia sounded more exotic. Here we have 6 suites, all different and all stunning. Each one has either it’s own private garden or a quiet sitting area.
An Ape is a tiny, three-wheeled vehicle that is common in rural areas of Italy. Ours is tomato red & we have great fun taking the guests up to the village in it.
Debbie Travis Canada Branding Inc.
1303 Greene Avenue, Suite 304
© 2010-2017 Debbie Travis Canada Branding Inc.
Our property is photographed by George Ross
Pictures of Debbie by Max Rosenstein
Extra shots by Ealanta Photography
Illustrations by Michael A. Hill