About Us

Our History

My name is Anna. I work as a gynecologist in Siena, and every year I volunteer in a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, for a month or so. I inherited this property from my father Luigi, whose father, in turn, had bought it in 1917. Villa Santa Chiara has very ancient origins: it was built on the top of a hill as a convent of nuns, in the 17th century, and transformed into a farmhouse at the beginning of the 19th century.

In the 1980s, my father decided to reconvert the property into a vacation residence, and I picked up from there a few years ago, as I renovated the whole building and its surroundings. Nowdays the old convent hosts several apartments and is surrounded by a large garden with pool, some 500 olive trees all around the hill, from which you enjoy a stunning view on the city and the countryside.

My elder daughter, Claudia, earned a BA in Art History from the University of Siena, and has been a licensed tour guide of Siena and its province since 2016. Claudia and I live here; we run our property together and love to share our treasures with our guests.

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