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"Villa Armena is a late Renaissance structure located 20 minutes from Siena, only a stone’s throw from Montalcino and Val d’Orcia, in a fairy-tale world exuding magic and beauty."

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    • 1,200 sqm (12,960 sqft) of living space
    • Wine cellar
    • Restaurant dining room
    • 10 en-suite double bedrooms
    • On-site staff

We love


  • The romantic location and the magnificent views.
  • The fresh air, the sky in a perfect shade of blue, and the gentle sun.
  • The endless rows of vineyards that seem to chase each other over the hills.
  • That wine cellar with Italy’s premium wines from smaller vineyards committed to professionalism.
  • That “made in Italy” approach to “Slow food” produce sourcing

Top Secret

The villa has a dedicated wedding planner to assist a happy bride and groom-to-be.


The Villa, whose construction is attributed to Baldassarre Peruzzi, was built in the first half of the sixteenth century. It was the country residence of the noble Malavolti family from Siena. Legend has it that the name Armena was given to the Villa and its immediate surroundings by a member of the Malavolti family who, returning from the Crusades in the Holy Land, stopped off in Armenia and fell in love with a beautiful local girl. He returned to Italy to get married and decided to devote his feud to his betrothed, calling it Armena as a sign of respect for the origins of the one who had entered his heart and his life so forcefully.

The Review

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine walking on a carpet of soft grass between rows of cypress, maritime pines and olive trees. The air is fresh, the sky a perfect shade of blue, and the sun gently caresses your skin with its warmth. All around you ... a many-coloured multitude of roses ... Welcome to Villa Armena! A magical place where your senses will come alive.

Villa Armena, Buonconvento, is in the heart of the Crete Senesi. An astoundingly attractive area of unsurpassable historical interest, Buonconvento - whose name derives from the Latin "bonus conventus" meaning a good-natured, fortunate community - is a member of the prestigious "Most Beautiful Villages in Italy" Association.

Imagine age-old villas, country houses, monasteries and abbeys.

Imagine endless rows of vineyards that seem to chase each other over the hills.

Imagine small groups of olive trees, so close to each other that they seemingly protect and caress each other with their long branches.

Imagine hundreds of cypress trees competing to reach that small cloud floating in the sea of blue above them.

Imagine all that and, after a glass of Brunello, a local farmer's greeting, and the innocent smile of a local child, you'll fall hopelessly in love with this small, humble part of the world where the sun remains warm and the air fresh and delicate.


Villa Armena

  • Address: Località Armena, 53022 Buonconvento (SI), Italy
  • Travel info: Siena Ampugnano - Private Flights. The airport is 36 km away. Florence Peretola - Domestic and international flights. The airport is 114 km away.

Key Features

  • Restaurant

  • Free Wifi

  • 24 Hour Services

  • Weddings

  • Stunning Views