Stunning Panoramic Views from Private Luxury Home in Medieval Village Center
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fully renovated luxuriously furnished 4-level town home in the center of a thriving medieval village 45 minutes west of Siena and an hour south of Florence. 2 bdrms/2 baths with tub and shower (one ensuite with 2nd floor bdrm, the other on main living level), central heat and air conditioning, 2 terraces. Bedrooms are on the 4th floor and the 2nd floor; living, kitchen and dining room on 3rd floor (which is one flight of stairs up from street level). Total living space is approx. 160 sq meters. Upstairs bedroom has a very large terrace with dining table and chairs, potted garden and chaises. The 2nd floor bedroom has a queen sized bed and space for up to two additional twin beds which are stored in the cellar and can be set up upon request. Large, L-shaped modern sofa with down wrapped cushions is comfortable for sleeping on additional person. Comfortably the house sleeps 5, but 2 more people can stay for an extra fee.
That's the house. It is positioned on the northern side (with the best view) of the loveliest little storybook village of 700 residents. We are right next door to La Pergola Pizzeria on one side and the smallest theater in Europe (67 seats) on the other. And two doors down is an artisan's workshop, Ammos, a treasure trove for those seeking original art to bring home from their travels. Radicondoli is like a trip back to sweeter, more innocent times. It has four bars, three restaurants, four churches, a variety of shops and services, two grocery stores, a butcher, a tourist office, a bank with ATM, and locally staffed volunteer ambulance service and the friendliest people you will ever meet.
There are festivals throughout the year: May 1 is Primo Maggio. The last weekend of June is the San Giovanni Festival; late July-first week of August is a major theater, dance, music and art festival with concerts in village spaces, piazzas and out in the countryside. Every Thursday night in July and August, Via Garibaldi (my street) is closed to traffic and an evening festival takes place with food, cocktails, live music and dancing--it's called the Notte di Giove, and it's a no-miss event! In early July and mid August the famous Palio di Siena horse race takes place in Siena, and I can connect you with a great tour guide and the option to purchase bleacher tickets to view the trials and main race. In late September we have the Festa della Madonna, which culminates in a candlelight procession through the village with our medieval Madonna della Mercedes fresco. In late October we have the Festa di San Simone e Giuda in the main piazza with roast chestnuts, sausages, chestnut cake and wine, as well as old fashioned children's games. Day trips to Chianti villages and wine country, Volterra, San Gimignano, Florence, Siena, San Galgano Abbey, Massa Marittima, Arezzo, Cortona, Pisa, the Mediterranean coastline and a great many more beautiful destinations are possible, though you will want to carve out some serious loafing in the village and at home time, because Radicondoli is such a beautiful slice of Paradise you will fall in love with it the moment you arrive!
Member since: 2015
- 160 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Private chef can be arranged for special meals and occasions. Please book ahead. Driving service can be arranged and should be booked well ahead. Cooking lessons in the house or surrounded farms can be arranged--ask owner. As a tour operator, I have all the possible fun things to do right at my finger tips--but do book well ahead as things can get quite busy in the high season!...moreless
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
From our terraces and windows you can see numerous hilltop medieval villages near and far, including Casole d'Elsa, San Gimignano and Volterra. Star gazing, sheep counting, dining al fresco and more....moreless
We are in a thriving little village set in a beautiful, unspoiled Tuscan countryside. You can hike on local farm trails and country roads , or rent bicycles and ride the back roads free of traffic...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning fee $120
- Property Damage Protection $79
No pets or smoking are permitted in the house.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: I came here to write about this sweet little village with its self-sustaining life style in 2009, and started a cooking school called Il Campo Cucina which features local men and women who teach visitors how to make old Tuscan recipes as well as some exciting new interpretations. I live in the house part of the year and rent it out when I'm not here, so it is quite comfortable, with all the things that make me feel at home. You will find a beautifully stocked and outfitted kitchen, nice rugs and furnishings, books, and WIFI throughout. I don not own a television because I'm here to enjoy the peace, but if I want to watch a soccer match or something else, I just go to one of our bars and sit down with the locals to take it in--it's so much more sociable that way!
Why the Owner Chose Radicondoli SI, Italy:
Because it is simply the best places on earth--a comfortable, luxurious home with magnificent views from all levels in a hidden pocket of gorgeous Tuscany an easy drive to anywhere. The village has everything I need, and sometimes I don't leave for weeks!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is several cuts above the local rental properties, which are furnished as rentals. It is very comfortably furnished, authentically renovated with traditional style but an open, flowing floor plan, and the location couldn't possibly be more convenient. You only have to walk ten steps to the best pizzeria in all the world!
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The view from the large upstairs terrace--San Gimignano and Volterra from here!
Another view of 2nd floor bedroom. There is space for 2 extra twin beds.
LIving room view.
Hand crafted custom kitchen with all amenities built in 2013.
Entryway stair landing reflects into dining room.
A prosecco break in the dining room with our chef instructor Francesco.
Dining room table just before a dinner party.
Downstairs bathroom has tub w/shower, clothes washer, toilet & bidet.
A view in the village from the main piazza looking south to Porta Olla.
View to the west from the upstairs terrace.
This one has zucchini blossoms and anchovies and it was delicious! La Pergola.
Upstairs terrace in June.
Lower bedroom, 2nd level, has en suite bathroom with tub, shower and washer.
Upstairs bedroom--light and airy opens out onto large terrace with dining table!
Another view of the living room. Those windows have the best view in the village
Another view of the kitchen--top end cook top, oven and dishwasher.
Cooking lesson underway in the dining room. We are making pici, fatto a mano!
Dining room with table in its smaller format seats 6; extended seats 10.
View from kitchen through dining room into living room.
Main floor bathroom has tub w/shower, sink, toilet; a flight below upper bedrm.
Clock tower in Chiesa Collegiata in the main village pizza overlooks an enoteca.
One of Tommaso's fabulous pizzas. Right next door!
Sunset view from La Pergola Pizzeria right next door to Casa Illuminata.
From this terrace you might as well be in heaven. Enough said!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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