About This Listing
The apartment is on the third floor of an ancient building recently renovated: the palace is a former nuns' convent, now an extremely quiet condominium in one of the picturesque streets of the old town within the walls of Castel del Piano, one of the most vital town of Grosseto's Amiata mountainside. From the windows, Mount Amiata is the splendid setting for the lovely view over the rooftops. We love this place a lot and we go there as often as we can: we consider it like our "buen retiro". Furnished with simplicity and good taste by Fabio's mother, leads on his walls the paintings of granny Annita and -in our opinion- has all that an apartment for vacation and relaxation must have: there is a kitchenette with all cooking utensils and crockery available, four burners and a small oven to cook the delicacies that can be found in the many local specialty shops (including the excellent meat, good sausages, mushrooms, olive oil of famous quality “olivastra seggianese”, the Montecucco wine, and much more. ..), a dining table and a comfortable double sofa bed, a bathroom with shower and bidet (hair dryer included), a wardrobe with ironing board, a double bedroom with wardrobe and linen provided. There is also a loft ... but the ceiling is really too low and we use it only as a support space. Guests will also find a camping cot and a high chair for children (the apartment is ideal for couples with small children).
The building to which it belongs is located in the pedestrian zone, but there are many free solutions for parking, and the apartment is 1 minute walk from the main street.
Castel del Piano not only is a fairytale medieval hamlet, but also a lively and bustling town with many facilities (bank, post office, hospital), a lot of shops (butchers, delicatessens, fine clothing stores, a couple of supermarkets and discount stores supplied, and much more), a cinema, several restaurants and various other attractions including a summer swimming pool and SPA in 10 minutes by car. This is very dynamic center, where at any time of the year you can find something to do, some sight to see: the famous Nativity , the Palio, the bikers fest, the gathering of vintage cars, the evenings of concerts, dinners under the stars, the market that involves literally all over the country every second Sunday of each month from July to September ... and so on and so forth ... it is also a strategic base from which to explore the immense beech woods of Amiata, the beautiful Val d'Orcia, the upper Maremma and the Etruscans: 20 to 60 minutes by car, endless trails of interest open, both cultural and landscape, food and wine.
In winter, the ski slopes, less than 20 minutes from the village, offering spectacular views to the sea and as they are short and easy trails, so they are ideal for those who want to learn or back to the skiing or snowboarding.
Potete usare tutto ciò che volete, a patto di lasciarlo come vorreste trovarlo.
Attenzione al fornetto: è chiuso dentro un mobile, dovete lasciare lo sportello aperto quando l'usate.
Consumate pure i cibi che trovate nella dispensa, e lasciate pure quello che non usate (tranne cibi freschi) nella dispensa...
Abbiate rispetto del luogo e degli oggetti, e godetevi il vostro soggiorno nel cuore dell'Amiata!
You are allowed to use everything you want, but please leave it as you wish to find it.
Help yourself with the meal you will find in the kitchenette storage: you're welcome; leave all (not fresh) meal you don't use in the kitchenette storage: you're welcome...
Beware of the oven: it is locked in a cabinet, you must leave the door open when used.
Be respectful of the place and objects, and enjoy your stay in the heart of the Amiata!
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About the Host, Fabio+Silvia
Siamo due architetti e viviamo a Firenze con i nostri bambini Fiorenzo e Ada.
Abbiamo molti campi di interesse (musica, letteratura, cinema ...) ma soprattutto: viaggi di architettura. Saremo lieti di darvi informazioni su Firenze e la Toscana.
Siamo anche una specie di buongustai, così saremo in grado di consigliarvi molti posti dove trovare prodotti tipici, buona cucina e vino.
We are a couple of architects and we live in Florence with our son Fiorenzo.
We have many areas of interest (music, literature, cinema ...) but most of all: architectural trips . We will be happy to give you information about Florence and Tuscany.
We are also a kind of gourmets, so we will be able to recommend many places to find typical products good food and wine.