Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Casa Oriolo is an elegant apartment with 3 bedrooms and it is part of a small complex with 3 apartments total sharing a pool. Here you can enjoy a sojourn in contact with nature in a protected and uncontaminated oasis.
The owners have carefully furnished the property with wrought iron lamps, linen cloths from Monticchiello, antique Tuscan furniture and Tuscan "arte povera" (poor art). The terracotta floors, the restoration of the wooden beams and the great original stone fireplace, a testimony to the past, welcome each guest in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Wi-Fi internet connection is available
ACCOMMODATION: Casa Oriolo (sleeps 6+1): apartment of 180 square meters, on 2 floors, up 6/7 people.
The ground floor is made up of spacious entrance way that leads straight ahead open plan to a large sitting room with a original stone fireplace satellite television, musical system implant with radio and cd; Dvd player, a small bathroom; a dining room; and, a fully equipped kitchen with oven and dishwasher.
Upstairs one can find a glassed in portico, with a view of the wheat fields and olive groves and a comfortable sofa for reading or relaxing. Three spacious and comfortable bedrooms overlooking Mount Amiata, furnished with both wrought iron lamps and beds and antique furniture. The marble bathrooms can be found on the same floor, with tub and shower. Please note that one of the bathroom's shower is located up five steep and narrow steps and is not suitable for the elderly or disabled).
Facilities: 3 Bedrooms (2 matrimonial size bed + 1 twins bed); 2 and half marble bathroom (with tub and shower); large sitting room with original stone fireplace; Dvd player - Satellite Tv - Hi-Fi; Wi-Fi internet connection; Oven - Dishwasher - Microwave, Hair Dryer; glassed in portico; private are outdoor with breath-taking view to the Val d'Orcia.
GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: The garden is simple and rustic but well maintained, surrounded by massive oak trees it has extensive rose beds, fig trees, lavender and rosemary. The house itself is covered with a magnificent Wild American creeper that turns bright red in the Autumn. There are wide spreading lawns and it is fully illuminated for nighttimes enjoyment.
The pool is shared by all tenants and well furnished. It has wonderful views stretching to the Mount Amiata and is 12 x 6 meters - depht 0.60 x 1,70 meters with a Jacuzzi 2 x 2 meters.
The clay earth of this area is remembered by "Grand Tour" travellers, from Michel de Montaigne to Charles Dickens, who were particularly attracted to the rugged and changing terrain, the unusual flora and its resulting ornithological (bird-watching) aspects periodically controlled and protected by the personnel of the natural Park of Val d'Orcia.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castiglione della Pescaia 110 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 135 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
The property is a few minutes from the principle medieval villages of Val d'Orcia, such as Monticchiello, and its Castello dei Cavalieri Templari, home of the renowed teatro povero; Pienza, the Renaissance dream of Pio II; Montepulciano, hometown of the distinguished humanist "Il Poliziano"; Montalcino and its exceptional wines; Bagno Vignoni, developed around an ancient Roman thermal pool; Chiusi Etruscan city of the VIII century A.C.; and Radicofani, with its fortress which dominates the valley.
The closest airport is Florence and Rome airport is about 2 ¾ hours by car. Florence an hour and 20 minutes by car, Arezzo 45 minutes and Siena one hour. You can also find horse riding, golf, hot air ballooning, bicycle hire, Tennis and hiking in the immediate vicinity.
Nearest town: Monticchiello km 3
Restaurants: Monticchiello km 3
Supermarket: Pienza km 10
Grocery: Pienza km 10
Shops: Pienza km 10
Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 25
Bank: Pienza km 10
Post office: Pienza km 10
Chemistry: Pienza km 10
Tennis court: Pienza km 10
Golf: Golf Club Valdichiana km 25
Horse riding: Montepulciano km 10
SPA: Bagno Vignoni km 15
Train station: Chiusi km 25
Val d'Orcia, this fascinating oasis of nature and culture, is set among acres of olive groves, oak forests and vineyards. The river that gave its name to the valley is little more than a creek for the better part of the year. Prone to dry up in the summer heat, it becomes, come fall, an impetuous river capable of sweeping away anything it finds in its path. The river finds its source in the hills between Radicofani and Sarteano and then it flows into a wide cultivated valley. As it bends eastward, it touches the hillsides of Pienza, San Quirico, Montalcino and Castiglione. It follows the Amiata and curves around the hills of the high Maremma, before flowing into the Ombrone.
The river's water comes from the Orcia River and its tributaries, but it also receives currents from Bagno Vignoni and Bagni San Filippo. These thermal waters, which rise from the heart of the volcano, have offered well-being and health remedies for thousands of years. Castiglione d'Orcia marks the boundary between the Val d'Orcia and the forests of Monte Amiata. The City of Siena and the Salimbeni fought bitterly for control of the ancient settlement of the Aldobrandeschi in the 1300s. The hamlet's center is dedicated to painter and sculpture Lorenzo di Pietro called 'Il Vecchietto'. In its central square, visitors will find a travertine well built in 1618 which faces the Palazzo Comunale. Visitors won't want to miss a tour of the town's lovely churches including Santa Maria Maddalena and Santi Stefano and Degna. The remains of two noteworthy fortresses, Rocca Aldobrandesca and Rocca a Tentennano grace the hamlet's central area.