About this listing
The estate is located on the top of a hill, near Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, Monte Oliveto Maggiore. There are four apartments, which overlook the garden of the villa or the grove of oaks beside the pool. Breakfast included. Bikes for rental
The apartment is equipped with heating and cooking, has a separate entrance and overlooks the courtyard of the villa and the hills at the back. It is about a hundred meters from the pool. It is located on the first floor of the farmhouse and consists of a double bedroom, a single bedroom with a small toilette, a bathroom, and a living room with kitchenette. Internet is available in the courtyard and in common areas. In the apartment, because of the very thick walls, the signal is a little low.
Outside, in the courtyard, there is a space equipped with table and chairs for outdoor dining, for the exclusive use of the apartment.
At the center of the Estate is located the Villa with very ancient origins, already owned by Cacciaconti at the end of 1200 was chosen as a place of retreat and prayer on the part of the Blessed Bonizzella Cacciaconti whose body, guarded by an urn on the altar of the church of Trequanda, is exposed to worship at the solemn celebrations dedicated to her in the month of May of each year. Later, the farm became the property of the Piccolomini family, and in 1500 of the family who possess today.
The buildings surrounding the house have been restored and are now part of the farm, made even more enjoyable by a beautiful pool overlooking the surrounding countryside, and a large dining room where you can taste the products of the farm and spend pleasant hours in front of the fireplace.
Interaction with Guests
During the high season we offer a Sunday evening dinner guests of the farm, with the opportunity to taste the farm products (wine, olive oil, cheese and salami).
Every morning, breakfast is served in the lounge of the estate or in outer space in front of the hills.
During summer, it is possible to organize cooking lessons on Friday afternoon, following a dinner with food cooked together. The lesson is based on Tuscan cuisine, with the preparation of a starter, first course, second course with vegetables and dessert. The minimum required for the course and dinner, is 200 € (for four people). For each additional person the individual cost is 50 €. If family or friends wishing to attend only the dinner, the cost is 15 € per person.
The Estate is located in Tuscany, Val d'Orcia, in the area of the "Crete Senesi" within the area of the ancient town of Trequanda
The farm with its laboratory and cellar in which we produce splendid meats and wines has an area of four hundred hectares of cereals, vineyards doc, olive groves and pastures, and is close to beautiful places of art such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona , Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Siena and many others.
The farm, located a few kilometers from the town of Trequanda the center of the "Crete Senesi", is located 35 km from Siena very close to places of art such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona and many others. In just 15 minutes you can reach Monte Oliveto Maggiore and S. Giovanni d'Asso, where every year takes place the exhibition of white truffles.
Other Things to Note
We are in the countryside, the car is absolutely necessary.
Possibility to rent bicycles to make wonderful tours in the area. The cost is 10€ per day for a mountain bike (€ 5 for the follow day, up to € 25 per a week) or 15 Euros per day for a racing bicycle (for the first day, followed by € 10 for the second, up to 40 € for a week). The price includes a helmet, a pump and some tools. The bikes are delivered at home. For three bicycles, or more, delivery is free, for one or two bikes, the cost for delivery and collection at home is 10 euro. In the Crete Senesi, there are several very scenic and beautiful routes to do, of different levels and difficulties. Please ask for them.
Horseback riding in the neighborhood.
Check in is from 3 to 7 pm. Check out is before 11 am. Different times have to agreed. Pets are welcome upon request.