About this listing
In the very heart of Crete Senesi region, an oasis of pace and nature with astonishing pool facing a travertine bluff. Ideal starting point for one day tours around Tuscany. A stone's throw from Monte Oliveto Abbey and the thermal resort of Rapolano.
The apartment is located in the very heart of Crete Senesi area, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy. It is part of an ancient complex that was finely refurbished few years ago.
The apartment is about 80 sq. meters wide and it is composed of two bedrooms, living room with kitchen on one side and one bathroom with shower.
The master bedroom has one double bed, while the other can be used as a single bedroom or a twin with two single beds.
The sofa-bed in the living room can easily be converted in a very comfortable double bed. Therefore the apartment can host up to 6 people.
The private garden is at our guests' disposal for eating outside or simply relax in every moment of the day.
Our guests can also enjoy the shared garden and the swimming pool, with a marvelous view on the Tuscan hills. The swimming pool is open from May to September, the precise dates of opening and closing depending on the weather conditions.
Asciano is an ideal location to discover the main attractions in the area.
We shall be pleased to help you organize guided tours in the provinces of Siena and Florence! History and art, museums, food and wine tastings or cooking classes. Just ask us for details if interested!
Thermal resorts of Rapolano: 9 km.
Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey: 10 km.
Montalcino: 30 km.
Pienza: 30 km. - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Siena 30 km. - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Bagno Vignoni 36 km.
Chianti area 40km.
Montepulciano 38 km.
Monteriggioni 46 km.
S.Gimignano 72 km - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Florence 96 km. - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Assisi 100 km. - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ground floor apartment with no particular accessibility problems.
Private car park (2 parking places) inside the common property. The remote control for gate opening will be given to our guests together with the keys of the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
We shall be glad to greet you at your arrival, offering you our "welcome basket"!
You may contact us in any moment of your sojourn by phone or email and of course on the Airbnb chat.
We shall meet again at the apartment on your departure day.
The apartment has a truly strategic position: while being right in the countryside, it is only 500 meters away from Asciano historical town center. The supermarket, the railway station and the bike rental are even closer and can easily be reached by foot.
Nature lovers can enjoy walking and biking tours in the immediate surroundings.
From Asciano railway station you can easily reach Siena by train in only 1/2 hour.
If you arrive to Italy by plane, here is some information on the distances to/from the main airports:
Perugia: about 90 km, 1h30 by car
Firenze: about 120 km, 1h50 by car
Pisa: about 150 km, 2h30 by car
Roma Ciampino: about 220km, 2h30 by car
Roma Fiumicino: about 240km, 2h45 by car
Other Things to Note
Bed and bath linen and towels are included.
Private car park (2 parking places) inside the common property.
No smoking allowed indoor.
Luigi's hospitality was amazing. We were warmly greeted to his beautiful home with a very sweet gift basket. He made certain that we knew where everything was and gave us a packet which he created with good tips of sight worthing things and family friendly restaurants as well as other activities.
The house was already well stocked and even though we came fully prepared it was very considerate of him to already of boughten coffee and wine just in case we arrived and the shops were closed.
The house was clean and very comfortable. My kids had a great time in the garden and in the swimming pool. Dining in his front garden was extra special with the beautiful view of the Tuscan hills.
The market is in walking distance as well as the train station and main street of the town...perfect for our pizza and gelato nights. The location was absolutely perfect. Everyone in the family had a splendid stay. We highly recommend this home and Luigi!
Excellent place to stay. Beautiful surrounding and base to do citytrips. We went to Sienna, Firenze, Pisa and Rome. On the other hand gave the appartment and the pool us the time to relax and enjoy the weather. The owners are really nice people!
Det er et rigtig dejligt sted med fantastisk udsigt. Værten er meget sød og gæstfri. Der stod flot fad med frugt, vin og andre gode sager da vi ankom og køleskabet var fyldt med diverse drikkevarer. Der var alt hvad vi skulle bruge i huset som var hyggeligt og hjemligt indrettet. Huset ligger tæt på lille by samt supermarked, uden at man fornemmer det fra huset, hvor man kun kan betages af den meget flotte udsigt. Poolen har en rigtig god størrelse og bliver passet flot.
Et fantastisk sted til afslapning og ture rundt i det flotte Toscana.
Bestemt et sted vi kan besøge igen.
We had a super time in Asciano. Luigi gave us a warm welcome. He gave us a very thorough explanatipn of the appartment and surroundings. Both are beautifull. Luigi is easy in comunication ans always a helping hand.
My husband, 11 year old daughter, spent a lovely week in this truly charming house.
Luigi was great, welcoming us with a food basket and beverages. He gave us a very thorough orientation to the property and was speedy in his response to our request for recommendations for local farms to visit and horseback riding options. His restaurant recommendations in Asciano were excellent. He has a comprehensive list of things to do and see in the area which we found very helpful.
The house is lovely with a jaw dropping view of the valley. This property is in the heart of Tuscany in a non-touristy town and we really felt the spirit of "la dolce vita" here. We loved hanging out at the house in the morning and evenings, enjoying the view and cooling off in the pool. We took a passeggiata into town each evening and had a great time mingling with the locals.
Asciano is a small Tuscan town with very few tourists. There are some really nice restaurants and a museum with medieval art and etruscan relics. Numerous medieval hill towns are within a 45 minute drive and Sienna is less than 30 minutes by train. If you are a cyclist, the bicycling in the area is amazing as long as you like hills.
At the end of our stay, my husband and I agreed that we would definitely want to return to this area and stay in Luigi's place. We just scratched the surface of what the area has to offer in our week here.
We loved our stay at this house. Everything was perfect. Luigi picked us up from the train station and helped get us settled. His Guide Book was incredible, we used it everyday to plan our stay. The apartment is wonderful, even has laundry. Town is within walking distance. If you want to tour the area, do get a car from Siena, which is a 30 minute train ride from the apartment. The Hertz is only 10 minute walk from the train station in Siena. Note though, they're closed on Sundays, so plan accordingly. And if you book the car online before hand, you save about 40%.
The view is stunning from the pool. Every way you turn is Tuscan beauty. Close to so many castle towns, wineries and art.
Our stay here was one we'll never forget.
We had an amazing stay in Asciano! The area is beautiful, with the rolling of hills of the Crete Senesi in every direction. It's also a great location for exploring Tuscany, with so much to see an do within a short drive. Our children (and us) loved the pool and dining outside with the panoramic view. Luigi was such a kind and friendly host, and went the extra mile to make us as comfortable as possible (providing a bed our infant son and getting a new grill!) It was an unforgettable vacation and we would love to come back!
About the Host, Giacomo E Luigi
Siamo Giacomo e Luigi, due fratelli originari di Siena.
Siamo molto legati alle nostre bellissime campagne ed amiamo condividere la bellezza della nostra terra con i nostri ospiti. Saremo lieti di ospitarvi nel nostro appartamento di Asciano. Siamo sicuri che la vacanza che vi concederete, breve o lunga che sia, sarà per voi rigenerante come lo è per noi ogni volta che passiamo anche una sola notte in questo bellissimo luogo immerso nella natura e nel verde!
Vi aspettiamo ad Asciano!