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 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 bedroom with two single beds (or double bed), a bathroom, and a living room with kitchenette. It 'decorated in italian Art Nouveau style. 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 owner the family 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.
From Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
A must be experience . Like walking back in time, part of villa is still from the XI century. We were in four plus our dog .the flat we stayed was super cleaned and had all you need .the building and our flat had so much character and history, made us living a beautiful holiday in the middle of the Tuscan country side. The pool is huge with a spectacular view. Silvia and her husband are super kind , hospitality and helpful. We will definitely go back.
We had a great 2 night stay in Silvia's historic farm in the Crete Senesi! The location is so beautiful in the Tuscan hills! Silvia and her husband were great hosts, we only wish we knew some Italian so we could have talked with them more!
Our apartment was just like the pictures! We were definitely in a historic building but it was beautiful and had everything we needed. The shower was a little tight but other than that everything was great!
We enjoyed a home made breakfast each morning with breads/meats/cheeses/cereal and were even given a bottle of wine from the family's winery!
There was also a pool for us to enjoy and beautiful gardens! Would definitely return :)
This farm is as beautiful and authentic as is described - perhaps even more so. It is a fully functioning farm, which is hundreds of years old, and retains that old world charm. Our host, Silvia, was very helpful and welcoming. We were provided precise directions, given a tour of the place and a bottle of wine made by her family. Our "apartment" had a proper kitchen, a small bathroom and two bedrooms.
The location is ideal if you want to drive around and explore the Tuscan hill towns. We used the farm as a base to drive to Montalcino, Montepulciano, Siena, Pienza etc.
You can spend your time in the pool, the garden, going for walks or just lazing around. The view of the sunrise and sunset from this place is breathtaking. There are two excellent restaurants and one very good pizzeria in Trequanda town. Oh, and the breakfast at the farm is delicious (and freshly made on the farm).
Beautiful landscape, amazing house, nice welcome, got a tour, really peaceful, good salumi for breakfast.
For info : bring your own soap.
Although the farm is located in the most beautiful surroundings and the buildings truly have their own charme, the apartment we stayed in was very very poorly equipped, to say the least. The really antiquated kitchen was lacking the most essential things (like a few regular sized plates for instance). If you want to have dinner here with the four people that officially fit in here, you have a problem. The furniture is run down and the two armchairs in the kitchen were covered with bed linen (!) to make them look okay. Silvia is a nice host and we can't say anything bad about her but the apartment is furnished in a standard that absolutely doesn't match the price of the apartment. The bathroom is almost entirely empty and is lacking even soap. This needs a lot more love to give anyone a pleasant stay. Please do something about this place, it deserves it.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very spacious and the bedding was very comfortable. The breakfasts were great as was the complementary dinner on our final night. The only challenge was getting to the washer and dryer, as well as figuring out how to operate the dryer. Fortunately, we were able to do two loads which was very helpful.
We had a wonderful 2-week family stay at Tenuta Belsedere (two adults, two kids). As soon as we arrived, Signora Silvia was there to show us around. We were happy with the apartment, facilities and surroundings. The place is absolutely quiet. The swimming pool is perfectly located and well maintained. The breakfast spread to start off the day was substantial (cereals, toast, bread, regional cold cuts and cheeses, juice, hot drinks) and Stefania, who took care of the breakfast, was very friendly, helpful and made sure the dishes were always replenished. We were pleasantly surprised that Signora Silvia organized a dinner every Sunday for the guests (at no extra charge) so that everyone staying on that week could get acquainted with each other. The 3-course meal, cooked by her daughter and accompanied with wine, was delicious and a very nice bonus indeed.
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