Spacious 2 BR, 2 BA Apt with View in Heart of Authentic, Beautiful Town
Jan Martin & Toby Chamberlain
- english, french, italian
About Jan Martin & Toby Chamberlain
We live in Portland, OR, in the U.S., but Jan lived in Italy as a child, and we met in Rome while attending college. For many, many years we talked about doing more than just vacationing in Italy. In 2000 we 'discovered' Città Della Pieve, and from that point it was only a matter of time before we made a second home there.
Jan Martin & Toby Chamberlain purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Jan Martin & Toby Chamberlain chose Città della Pieve
Città Della Pieve is a very friendly, vibrant town. Its central location provides access to enough day trips to fill every moment of a two week vacation. Sharing a border with Tuscany makes many Tuscan destinations within easy reach by train (Chiusi, 6 km. away is a major rail hub) or by car. However, many of our guests have commented that of all the places they visited, coming home to Pieve was the highlight of their trip. We have a wonderful community of friends, both Italian and expatriate, who will be willing to help you out, give advice, notify you of the free concert happening in the cathedral, and include you in the morning cappuccino ritual if you would like. In the beginning, we wondered if we would miss having an outdoor space with the apartment, but all of Pieve is our recreation area. The numerous bars, restaurants and gelaterias with their lovely outdoor tables and pergolas, the piazzas, and park benches, all of this is ours, and yours, to enjoy. The Umbrian countryside is gorgeous, but we chose a life inside the walls of this unique hill town to be part of a community and participate in its celebrations and rich cultural life. There is something happening almost every day. We believe once you experience Citta della Pieve, it will call you back.
What makes this Apartment unique
This apartment, like the ones adjacent to it, is built into one of the medieval walls surrounding our town. A few hundred years ago, the space was part of a communal bakery. The apartment was last inhabited fifty years ago by a couple from Rome. When we first saw it in 2008, it was dirt floors, and rough brick walls, and not much else. I hope you'll agree that by the time we were through making it into a home, we had something special.
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Charming 2 bedroom apartment
We enjoyed our time in your charming Italian home! Very clean and updated kitchen. The sunset views from the windows were stunning! So close to so many fun day trips. We would highly recommend this property in this charming Italian town
Thanks so much for your comments, Mary. We were happy to have you as our guest. Città Della Pieve is a surprisingly lively town, and well-situated for excursions in Tuscany and Umbria. Please come back soon!
Truly a Gem
This was the second time I've stayed at the property. I loved it just as much this time as the first. The apartment is beautiful and has a most amazing view of the Umbria/Tuscany countryside. The owners are very responsive and helpful. Even without meeting them I feel like friends. Città della Pieve is just a wonderful little town. The people are friendly. I'm sure I'll be returning!
Sergio & Family
Il nostro soggiorno a Città della Pieve, dal 30/12 al 3/1, è stato davvero piacevole. Complice una casa silenziosa, aggraziata, immersa nel contesto medievale del luogo dove, soprattutto, non abbiamo trovato manchevolezze di alcun genere.
Tutto era presente senza chiasso: oggetti di primaria importanza, elementi di arredo, angolini davvero utili e funzionali.
L’assenza di televisione è un valore aggiunto così come lo è stata la connessione WIFI, l’igiene in primis e la Sig.ra Angela presente e solerte al nostro arrivo.
Per il resto, da molti anni frequentiamo la Pieve e camminare e gustare ci riempie di vita.
Abbiamo salutato quella “casa” con un ARRIVEDERCI.
Annalisa sergio e le porzie
The apartment is a home away from home in an amazing place.
The apartment has an amazing view of the Umbrian countryside. My first impression was "I could live here". No detail is left undone, right down to the braiding of the electrical wires to provide a clean look. All appliances are new and the apartment is simply cozy. The area is one of the most spectacular places I've ever visited and Citta' della Pieve is central to being able to reach so many beautiful little cities in Umbria and Tuscany. I will definitely be trying to use this property again.
My wife and two daughters stayed here while visiting Italy. This was a great place to stay while we visited the sites in and around Tuscany. The apartment is absolutely beautiful and the view is spectacular. We would stay there again if we ever go back. The town is also very friendly and quite, it is also very central making it easy to get to a lot of places. Angela was excellent. She was very friendly and helpful. She showed us around the apartment and made sure we new how to operate everything. I would recommend this place in a heart beat.
Thank you Angela and Toby!
Counting Down the Days for My Return!
I stayed here with my daughter, who had been studying in Rome, in December of 2012 (note this site would not allow the correct date of travel). From our first arrival to the our departure I thought I couldn't wait to bring my husband to this magical place. We are traveling back there very soon. I truly can not wait!