We are in Pienza ..... "The Ideal City" of the Italian Renaissance, UNESCO W. H. Site since 1996 and we are also in Val d'Orcia UNESCO W. H. Site since 2004.
Pienza is the first city in Tuscany inserted between the "Jewels of Italy" ....Welcome!
The Holiday House "Il Casello" is post-Renaissance era and it is located in the famous old town of Pienza the most important cities of the Italian Renaissance.
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.
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".
Are available to guests all the ingredients to prepare a typical Italian breakfast for the "revival of the morning".
* Officer upon receipt and delivery of the keys is Mrs. Rossella.
* Arrival time is in the afternoon, usually from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; available to different needs to 9:00 pm. Different check-in from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm must be notified in advance.
* Car parking nearby and free parking.
Mister Giulio and miss Rossella were very welcoming and gave us all the info we needed plus maps and all sort of tips. The accommodation was very cosy and clean. The location better than one can think. We have been super happy and looking forward to come back soon. Thanks indeed!
a very nice place with a fantastic view, we spent a realy nice week end, i can recomend this place to anyone.
I have been to Pienza several times before but have never stayed here untill now.I would not hesitate at all to stay at this wonderful apartment again.We drove into town and I happen to stop into the first place I saw and asked where I could find the apartment and lo and behold one woman says Giulio was her father and the other woman says she is Mrs. Rosella talk about coincidental Wow!! Great town ,Great apartment ,whats not to like.we will return. All the best,Thank you very much!
Mark and Donna
Pienza is absolutely beautiful and Giulio's apartment was a great location. Giulio was very helpful by sending us lots of information about getting to Pienza by car, parking and nearby sites to see. The apartment itself was very clean and comfortable. The light breakfast he provides was a nice bonus. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone!
We loved our stay in Pienza ...... Giulio's Apartment is just perfect , very clean ..... In a fantastic situation to discover the surrounding area.
Rossella, was joy & welcomed us so very warmly.
Thanks so much we will tell family & friends what a great place Pienza & your Apartment is.
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.
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I'm Giulio and I'm very passionate about astronomy. I will be happy to host you and if you want we can watch the sky together: on request we can organize astronomic observation with the help of my telescope. Moreover Pienza and Valdorcia are UNESCO World heritage and If you want I can help you to discover this beautiful area.