- Air Conditioned
- Daily Cleaning Service
- DVD Player
- English Speaking Concierge
- Gardener and Pool service
- Pizza Oven
- Washer and Dryer
- Weekly Stay
- Wifi Internet
The Val D’Orcia located in southern Tuscany is an unspoilt area that extends from the hills south of Siena to the cone shaped Monte Amiata, once a volcano. Characterized by gentle, rolling and cultivated hills and fields in the midst of which you find the characteristic clay colored crete senesi, that create pale, strange and lunar landscapes. In 2004 The Val D’Orcia has been included in the Unesco World Heritage Sites of the World for its cultural and natural beauty.
The landscape of the Val D’Orcia was created by the merchants of Siena during the 14th and 15th centuries. It was carefully planned and designed to be efficient, functional and beautiful. The fields according to the season offer a wide variety of colors that vary from different shades of green, yellow and brown dotted with brush and poppies and together with the vineyards make up what seems a grand wild garden. The tradition of planting roses to embellish vineyards started then as well as and planting cypresses to mark routes, homes and hills. The result was strikingly beautiful, their dark color contrasting the pale landscape and their shape marking the territory.
The most striking example of a new town that was planned is Pienza named after its founder Pope Pius II who commissioned in 1459 Bernardo Rossellino to enlarge his village and create an ideal city with the cathedral and civic palaces surrounding a central piazza.
The strategic importance of the area, its connection with Siena are all intertwined with the Via Francigena . Since late Medieval times the route was used by pilgrims and merchants who traveled from Rome to the north and into France. The route helped the development of churches, monasteries such as the Collegiata of San Quirico and the Abbey of Sant’Antimo.
Images of the landscape of the ValD’Orcia, where people were shown living in harmony with nature was celebrated by painters from the Siennese School and have influenced the development of landscape thinking.
6 double bedrooms each with private bath, one of which with fireplace, 2 downstairs ones with small private garden
2 large living areas, one of which with fireplace
Patio outside dining room for dining
Patio near pool and pizza oven
16×5 meter sun panel heated infinity pool
Automatically watered garden
Vegetable and flower garden
2 washing machines and dryer
Modern kitchen with 2 dish washers, 6 large burners, large oven, microwave, large fridge, separate freezer, ice maker
Hairdryer in each bathroom
The 2.2 hectares large garden is surrounded by fences. It has a terraced lawn at the front overlooking Monte Amiata and a very large one flanking the house on which a 300 year old oak tree stands from where there is a spectacular view of the val D’Orcia. Nearby is a bowls field from where you can enjoy the view of Castiglionello del Trinoro, a Medieval town perched on top of a hill. The garden offers a large and special rose collection made up of over 40 different kinds, a herb and vegetable garden, an orchard with apple, pear, cherry, apricot, fig, chestnut, nut and hazelnut trees and many seating areas that allow privacy. A small chicken pen for fresh eggs. Summer evenings are the best time to enjoy the bright stars that light up the sky from the ancient watch tower overlooking the unspoilt valley.
- Train station in Chiusi 30 minutes
- Rome 2 hours by car ; 1,1/2 by train
- Florence 1,1/2 hours by car; 1 by train
- Siena, Perugia, Assisi 1 hour by car
- Montalcino 40 minutes
- Pienza 20 minutes
- Montepulciano 30 minutes
- Sarteano 10 minutes
2020/2021 Rental Prices
From April 1st to May 15th – 10.800 euros
From May 16th to Sept 4th – 14.500 euros
From Sept 5th to Oct 31st – 12.500 euros
Saturday to Saturday Rental
INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE
- 4 hours of daily cleaning (Sunday Excluded)
- Daily Gardener (Sunday Excluded)
- Initial Grocery shopping – cost of food excluded