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"Il Casello" - Holidays in Tuscany
"Il Casello" - Holidays in Tuscany

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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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!


Extra people: $22 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM

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.


This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

97 Reviews

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Fabian User Profile
April 2017
Perfect place, amazing location. Extensive communication with Giulio ensured not only a very smooth check in but also ideas about what the area has to offer besides the usual tourist spots. Having dinner at our host daughters restaurant set us up for a great start into our stay , the central location of the apartment in a quiet and very picturesque town with many dining options carried us through our vacation.
Giulio User Profile
Response from Giulio:
Thanks Caroline and Fabian you have been very kind!
April 2017

Julio User Profile
March 2017
Great location. Pienza is a small town and everything is walkable. The place was easy to find and had a great scenic view. Giulio was very accommodating....thank you.

Loni And Alana User Profile
December 2016
Giulio's place is truly special. It is a quaint and very comfortable stay, especially for two people. It has lots of character and was perfect for our stay. One of the best parts about this rental is the location. It is located in the cutest Tuscan town with an absolutely beautiful view. It's almost surreal and truly adds to the vacation. There is cute little tavern next door and all the restaurants and shops are right there! Everything is walkable from this location. Giulio is an exceptional host that goes out of his way to make his guests happy. We are so glad to have met him and his daughters restaurant is delicious. We fell in love with this little Tuscan town and can't wait to return. Awwww... Pienza
Giulio User Profile
Response from Giulio:
Thanks Alana and Loni, for your kind words and for your dear friendship. I am very happy to have met you. I'm sorry for not doing the observation of the sky that I had promised to you and for my bad English. If you'll be happy, sometimes, let me have your news! I wish you a Happy New Year and I send a warm hug from me and my daughter Catherine, Giulio
December 2016

Beatriz User Profile
October 2016
Entering the compound, which is a UNESCO site, is like entering a castle, and we were lucky to stay there where Guilio has a place. We got lost and arrived late. However, once inside, this did not stop us from admiring the beautiful Tuscan motif décor delicately and tastefully put together. Espresso was available for us to make with several biscotti and jam to keep us going in the morning. In the morning, we opened the door and windows to see a magnificent view overlooking the valley, precisely as described. Both ways are cobblestone alleys for a relaxing stroll. Most of all we had a chance to meet Guilio, Caterina his daughter, and locals who are genuinely kind. If ever my husband and I have the chance, we would definitely go back and stay there. On a scale of 5, I rate it as 7.

Min User ProfileMin is a superhost.
October 2016
We had such a nice stay at Giolio's well-situated and well cared for house in Pienza. (We also got a 10% discount at their restaurant a few blocks away.) The townhouse is two floors, with most of the living space on the ground floor and a den in the basement. We ran into rain on all three days we were there but Giulio's place had comfortable heating to keep us warm and the sheets crisp and comfy. Easy parking, fast wifi, steps away from the main street and main attractions in town, and one of the best features of the place is its panoramic view over the southern Tuscan valley of Val D'Orcia. Just step out the front door and voila! Five stars!

Clint User Profile
October 2016
This was a very good experience. The apartment is small but consistent with European standards. There is a little late night noise which is consistent with Italy. The view from the adjacent wall is outstanding. We used the backup plan, the daughter, for check in. This worked well. This is a fantastic base for exiting Tuscany.

Fiamma User Profile
October 2016
We had a perfect stay in Pienza, "Il Casello" was ideally located and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Giulio was a warm, friendly and knowledgeable host, the apartment was cosy, very clean and had the most fantastic view over the Val D'Orcia.

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Giulio User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour