About This Listing
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".
Other Things to Note
When booking you can ask for the use of separate beds in adjacent rooms with a daily surcharge of € 15, payable directly at the stay.
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.
I stayed for two weeks at "Il Casello" and had an absolutely wonderful holiday. My host, Giulio, was extremely helpful in answering all my questions before I arrived and went out of his way to ensure that I had a fantastic holiday during my stay. The apartment is tastefully furnished and decorated; meticulously clean; and everything that is needed for a stay is supplied and in perfect working order. I enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and bought luscious fruit and vegetables from the farmers' market that is held every Friday. The view from the apartment is stupendous. One day, while sipping a glass of wine with my feet up and looking out the window that opens onto the walkway, one woman stopped when she saw me and exclaimed, "Now that is just too perfect!" Pienza is a picturesque "movie-perfect" village and the surrounding countryside is what a person hopes Tuscany will be like. I rented a bike for a week and had a great time riding to nearby villages. I highly recommend Il Casello and would like to thank Giulio and his family for making me feel so welcome!
The apartment is comfortable, well-equipped and has the most amazing views to the Val D'Orcia. During our stay we were treated to some spectacular sunsets and beautiful sunrises all easily viewed from the apartment. Pienza is a lovely town and we experienced fabulous food, culture and history. We also enjoyed scenic walks from Pienza and visited the nearby towns of San Quirico D'Orcia, Montalcino, Montichiello and Castiglione D'Orcia. Each is beautiful and well worth the vist. But at the end of each day, we loved returning to Pienza and relaxing in the apartment before stepping out for a meal, coffee or gelati. Our host Giulio responded promptly to our messages and emails and provided additional information and helpful advice. A memorable stay and highly recommended.
Giulio is a great host! We arrived late in the evening (later than expected), but he arranged his daughter to meet us. We had no problems checking in. Il Casello is a great place to explore Val d'Orca. Location of the apartment is great - right in the heart of historic Pienza. After a few days you will feel as a local and locals will start to recognize you. The view is breathtaking! We would highly recommend Guilio as a host and Il Casello as an excellent place to stay in Val d'Orca.
Pienza is my dream place, everything is like a dream in pienza, the fantastic view from my window, the historic town, miss there so much, the flat is great for a family, even has a basement, I like the snacks which from the host, so tasty.
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!
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
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About the Host, Giulio
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.