About This Listing
A romantic apartment in the heart of Tuscany, with an amazing view on the Tuscan hills around Siena. Discover this small comfortable heaven in the countryside, with 1 bedroom, a large living room and the spectacular view on the Sienese panorama.
Amazing silence, breathtaking views of Tuscan hills in all directions, magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and a glittering canopy of stars at night...
A fully equipped kitchen corner including coffee maker, toaster, cooking utensils, iron & ironing board, 4 ring stove, refrigerator, freezer, microwave as well as a splendid original sink dating back to the 19 th century, working corner fireplace (the wood is supplied by us for free). One double-bed or two twins according to your needs very comfortable queen sized hide-a-bed-couch, comfortable bathroom (6 sqm) with shower and
hair-dryer air-conditioning which can be set as desired, independent heating, free internet wireless access with your own laptop.
You have access to a 7m x 14m salt water infinity pool with Amazing views as well as daily breakfast with genuine products and home-made recipes from the nearby B&B
Interaction with Guests
We are always happy to help you enjoy this Tuscan beauty in aneasy way and with a good ratio quality-price
This part of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful: the beauty of the landscape dates back to Reniassance times and it has remained untouched since then.
You can enjoy splendid day trips to: Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Quirico, San Gimignano, Volterra. Tuscan gems are within easy reach :)
We are in the heart of the Crete Senesi, 27km (17 miles) south of Siena, 2km (1 mile) from Buonconvento, a small medieval town with a train station that connects you to the North (Florence, Milan) or the South (Rome, Napoli). A very strategic position.
Nearest airports are Florence and Perugia, Pisa and Rome.
Other Things to Note
You can enjoy splendid trekkings and bike rides, horseback riding, Thermal baths, beautiful festivals of music and art, sight seeing and much more !
You can enjoy a super lovely breakfast at the nearby B&B and it is included in the rate.
Check-in time: from 4pm till 6pm unless different agreements are made in advance.
Check-out time: till 10am
About the Host, Silvia
We are Silvia and Paolo, your host!
We first saw Podere Salicotto on a late summer afternoon 12 years ago. It was love at first sight, thanks to that golden light of the setting sun that reflected on the old tiles of the crumbling farmhouse. We were on a new adventure. Yet the unpredictable happened, as it is true of any love story, we were, we thought confirmed city dwellers! Brick by brick, year on year Podere Salicotto evolved.
Taking care of Podere Salicotto meant for us, a new life, another job, abandoning old habits and ways of thinking, while being wrapped up in the tranquil silence with the occasional cricket for company.
We have learnt to appreciate things, which are today forgotten in city life; the stars, the fireflies and the moon. The sounds of nature alert us when the quiet winter has passed and spring has arrived: the buzz and chatter of the insects, the mating calls of bucks, the trill of larks. The air every season has a different fragrance which gives the sense of being very alive.
The next big change was our concept of time. When we lived in the city every moment was occupied and scheduled. Here time has acquired a new dimension. It is not an external element against which we have to do battle rather, it is an internal rhythm that reflects nature and the movements of our day, the weather and the seasons. Nature reminds us each day that everything matures according to the elements. We can do our best to prepare and plant the garden but can only wait and hope that the fruit will grow.
We welcome you to our world where you can fall in love like we did again and again.