About this listing
The estate is located on the top of a hill, near Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Siena. There are four apartments, which overlook the garden of the villa or the grove of oaks beside the pool. Breakfast included.
The apartment is equipped with heating and cooking, has a separate entrance and overlooks the grove of oaks and hills on the back. It is a few meters from the pool. It is located on the ground floor and consists of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room with kitchenette. Internet wi-fi. Outside there's 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.
Check in is from 3 to 7. Different times by arrangement.
Check out by 11 am. Pets are welcome. You can not smoke in the apartment.
The apartment and the property are even more charming and comfortable than one can think of when looking at the online images.
We had a wonderful time in Belsedere! We stayed at the small house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom. The views were incredible, very peaceful place, in the middle of nature and the countryside. The pool was wonderful, with comfortable chairs and plenty of shadow, too. The hosts were very nice, they even offered a dinner for all the guests. After the awesome breakfast we would go to the pool during the morning and have lunch at the apartment, relax and then head to visit wonderful destinations during the afternoon/evening: Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Asciano. These were all less than one hour away. Regarding the services: the house is in the countryside, so you need a car to move around. There are big supermarkets and markets 10 minutes away, and also nice restaurants (follow Silvia's advise!). Our apartment had a small kitchen, with basic things. Even though we had lunch every day there, we found the cooking possibilities a little limited. Going out for dinner every night was no sacrifice at all, since the food in the region is just wonderful. There is also a washing machine at disposal of the guests, which is situated in a separate small building. I'd highly recommend this place if you want a nice place to enjoy a relaxing time in Tuscany, by a swimming pool, with nice views, the countryside, and having nice cities close by if you fancy doing some tourism.
The location of Belsedere is perhaps one of the most beautiful in all Tuscany. At least, it must be the best spot to enjoy the classic Tuscan views of the Crete Senesi. The place has the decadent charm of old Italian houses, a beautiful garden, it's far enough from civilization to feel isolated (which we enjoy) but at the same time it's a very short distance from medium sized towns for buying groceries, having dinner etc.
The house is only a short drive from Montalcino-Pienza-Monticchielo-Montepulciano, which is the area that we liked best in our whole trip.
The house we stayed in, Il Boschetto, was large and had everything we needed. We travelled with our baby and Silvia provided a baby chair and crib for free. We were even allowed to bring two Italian friends for a night - for free. Showers worked well and in general we were comfortable. Perhaps the beds could a bit more comfortable.
All in all, a very pleasant stay. The best: the views and the good access to one of the most pretty areas in Tuscany.
We had a really nice holiday in Belsedere. The location is really quiet and the housing is very traditional.
A definite plus is the pool which has a lovely view over the Tuscan hillside. Silvia was a friendly hostess. Don't miss the delicious breakfast and the dinner for all guests on Sunday night!
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