Casa di Pietra
Southern Tuscany, 7 Bedrooms
- Private Villa
- 7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 14
- €5,100 – €6,500/week
- Rental Period Saturday – Saturday
Casa di Pietra sits in an opening in a wooded grove and is surrounded by old oak trees that 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 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 bedroom 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 lead 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 that 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. All four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.
The charming and cozy, two-bedroom house 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. There are two intimate bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, separate from the five bedrooms in the main house.
The garden, shaded by old 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.
BBQ | Dishwasher | Heating | Laundry | Pool | Private bathroom | Seating area | Stereo | Telephone | TV & DVD | Washer | WiFi
- Private terrace for al fresco dining
- Reception with helpful information
- 2 hours cleaning per day
- Air conditioning
- Extra cleaning services for a fee
- Chef services for a fee
Chianciano Terme, Southern Tuscany
Casa di Pietra is in close proximity to five other villas represented by Tuscan Travel Group- Casa Carina, Casa Azzurra, Casa dei Giardini, Casa di Viti Rossi and Casa del Cortile. They rest in the hills overlooking the miraculously unspoiled Val d’Orcia region of Southern Tuscany located midway between Florence and Rome. Medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino are within easy reach a few miles away, while Siena, Arezzo and several stunning Umbrian towns are also within easy day-tripping distance. Nearby sits a beautifully renovated restaurant, perfect for a quick snack or meal. The countryside offers spectacular views, hikes and biking opportunities, and the food and wine of this part of Tuscany are among the best Italy has to offer.
Southern Tuscany: Things To Do
Many travelers planning to go to Tuscany end up staying in Florence or in the nearby Chianti region. But venture just a little further south, where the rolling hills of olives and grapes become more dramatic and where the Medieval hilltop towns are a little less discovered, and you are in the paradise of Southern...