7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
€4,750 – €6,200/week
Rental period Saturday – Saturday
Casa di Pietra sits in an opening in a wooded grove and is surrounded by old oak trees which blend sun and shade on the lawn in front of it. The main house consists of five bedrooms and connects to an intimate secondary house that offers two additional lofted bedrooms. Beyond are open fields and views across the valley to the Radicofani fortress on the far-away blue hills, and the famous cypress-lined winding road that retreats up the countryside town of Pienza. The English-speaking owner is available to welcome you and help you enjoy your stay.
The ground floor has been converted into a large summer room leading out to the garden. Seven windows flood the room with light, the mangers have been turned into benches with cushions. An open fireplace, comfortable sofas and armchairs make this room pleasantly informal and comfortable. A double room with an en-suite bathroom opens out onto the garden and has been adapted for wheelchair use.
A spiral Renaissance-style travertine staircase leads to the upper floor. Here a stunning central living room with windows looking out on both sides, a fireplace and a large African hardwood dining table leads into a large Tuscan kitchen with an old beam and local travertine hood running along one wall. A waist-high fireplace is a local feature which makes it easy to cook over the fire. The kitchen walls have been painted a stunning blue lime wash in the characteristic style of the old kitchens in peasant farms. Two bedrooms have en suite bathrooms while two share a bathroom.
The charming and cozy, two-bedroom loft with old tie beams and a large fireplace, is rented together with Casa di Pietra during the summer months, to ensure the pool’s exclusive use. The loft offers two intimate bedrooms, separate from the seven bedrooms in the main house.
The garden, shaded by hold oak trees, has been designed to blend in naturally with the surroundings. Climbing roses, hydrangea petiolaris, lavender, cystus, rosemary and honeysuckle mix well with the old oak and fruit trees. Meals can be taken under a pergola covered by wisteria, roses and grapevines. The pool is tucked away at the far end of the garden.