We are in Pienza ..... "Ideal City" of the Renaissance, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 ..... Welcome!
Pienza is the first city in Tuscany inserted between the "Jewels of Italy" And the most important cities of the Italian Renaissance.
The Holiday House "Il Casello" is post-Renaissance era and it is located in the famous old town of Pienza. It is located in the beautiful pedestrian street in the Casello, defined by Pope Pius II "The balcony of the Val d'Orcia", where most intriguing alleys flow into in: Street of Fortune, Love Street, Street of the Kiss and Dark Street.
The house is located on the ground floor, fully renovated, sunny, welcoming and has an extraordinary view on the Natural and Cultural Park of Val d'Orcia, which is also a World Heritage Site (UNESCO World Heritage since 2004).
The apartment includes: entrance hall, lounge with TV and sofa bed, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom with shower, fully equipped.
It 'also features a cozy tavern.
To relax just look out a window of the apartment to enjoy an unique panorama over the Val d'Orcia or take a stroll through the narrow streets and Renaissance palaces and visit the many specialty shops, restaurants and cafes.
In few minutes you can immerse yourself in the area of Natural and Cultural Park of Val d'Orcia, you can observe the peculiarities of the gullies and admire its picturesque villages. You can also go by car, public services or with organized tours to the most beautiful cities in the area: San Quirico d'Orcia, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Siena ect.
The Val d'Orcia is also ideal for cycling. In Pienza you can also rent bicycles.
In Pienza there are numerous artistic events and this is an area of production of fine wines, olive oil and cheeses, with many bars and restaurants offering local products and cuisine.
Pienza offers to visitors the opportunity to be simultaneously on two World Heritage Sites and it is known in the world not only as the beautiful "Domus Vitrea" (Cathedral Vitreous), but also the first town ever to be born with a plan of Renaissance architecture.
Since 1951 in this territory has been shot dozens of movies with famous actors and directors, such as "Romeo e Giulietta" (Zeffirelli), "The English Patient", "The Gladiator", "Twilight - New Moon".
Pienza is a beautiful old town and this apartment is located in the heart of its historic center, with a stunning view of the countryside right out the kitchen and bedroom windows. Besides the great location, the place is very comfortable, tastefully furnished, and spacious. We loved it! Thank you, Giulio!
Good little spot. Very convenient if you want to stay within Pienza walls. Self contained and has everything you need. Beautiful view. The host speaks good English, however the person that meets you to check in does not, so difficult to communicate. The apartment wasn't cleaned whilst we were there, and we were under the impression it would be, but that obviously got lost in translation. Don't count on breakfast. Previously our accommodation has included breakfast, and it has been amazing food and variety, so maybe our expectations were elevated. I wouldn't expect a few juice boxes and a couple of packets of biscuits would satisfy many. Otherwise it was a good stay.
We so enjoyed our stay in Pienza.......what a view from our Giulios apartment! And the village and surrounding areas totally beautiful. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. Giulio and mrs Rosella were so helpful and friendly.....which makes a difference when in another country.
The only drawback for us was lack of space for our suitcases but who cares in that environment.
Thank you. :)
We stayed at "Il Caselo" between 2nd-20th of May . On our arrival Sra. Rossella welcomed us very warmly. The appartment is nice, not luxurious but comfortable and well equiped. It gave us a homy feeling whenever we came back after a long day of traveling.We enjoyed cooking our own meals and had everything needed. Our stay would be perfect were it not the noise.The apartment is located near the Wall promenade and a lot of tourists are passing by the windows.More than that, there is a Bar at the next building which is opened late, especially during the weekends and we had to close all the windows to sleep.Overall we enjoyed staying there and felt much at home.
Appartamento stupendo in una location superba: aprire le finestre al mattino e perdersi nei paesaggi della Val d'Orcia è meraviglioso. Grazie dell'accoglienza!
The apartment had a phenomenal location and was very clean. However, our checkin felt rushed with Ms. Rosella as she whisked us through how to turn the gas on, open windows, etc. She received several phone calls and seemed to be in a hurry to move on to other things. That aside, we loved the apartment and Pienza and would stay again.
Ms. Rossella has only difficulty with English, but it is a very courteous and helpful. Unfortunately the Easter period in which you were our guest there are many arrivals and departures and Ms. Rossella has to cope with all these situations. We have a great respect for all of our guests and keep to them, for this I will be very grateful if you considererare the mitigating and correcting your check-in with a better grade.
This place was absolutely PERFECT. It's in the most idyllic location, looking out over the rolling hills of Tuscany. Me and my fiance actually got engaged here! I highly recommend it. Giulio is also very helpful indeed.
Casa incantevole nel centro di un magnifico borgo!
Ho apprezzato molto la disponibilità della signora Rossella che nonostante il nostro arrivo fuori dal suo orario lavorativo, ci ha accolti prontamente e gentilmente in casa!
Molto gradita ed inaspettata la colazione con caffe per la moka e biscotti vari, non credevo che fosse inclusa!
Arredamento molto curato ed atmosfera perfetta per una coppia!!
Poi che dire, Pienza è fantastica!
Staying at Il Casello is a great way to really appreciate the ambience of Renaissance Italy within Pienza and the Val D'Orcia region. As per our previous post, we enjoyed our previous stay of three days so much that we deliberately made the effort to come back to Il Casello for longer. This time, it was early Autumn which allowed us to appreciate the post-harvest colours of the Val D'Orcia. Further, Giulio and Signora Rossella are exceptional hosts whom did their best to facilitate our late check-in, as well as last minute changes to our scheduling. I hope to be back again, next time in Summer to see the Val D'Orcia in its golden glory. Arrivederci Giulio and Signora Rossella!
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