Farmhouse in Pienza, Siena
- english, french, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
There is no photo of the pool and there is a reason for this - the pool is only partly built-in, so on one side there is a rough patio, whereas on the other, there is a huge step-ladder to access it. We were also told that we had to clean it ourselves, something we have never done before. The house itself is huge, with a an enormous living/dining area on the ground floor. The kitchen is on the first floor, but the staircase is open-tread, and we didn't fancy carrying food up and down stairs which meant we couldn't eat outside.
In general, we felt that much of the equipment felt like somebody's cast-offs, that the owners had taken the view that it would do for the holiday home. So the towels were thin, the sheets darned and the kitchen equipment was often lacking. Cupboards looked like they could do with a good clear-out too. However, we were provided with pool towels (it would have been great if we'd known this to save us carrying them!) and the outdoor terrace is very pleasant.
The area is absolutely amazing, only kms from some of the most beautiful towns of Tuscany. Montalcino, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni , Pienza , San Quirico are all a short drive away as many other smaller little villages . Sweeping views , the area offers many walking trails , horse riding, wine tastings, incredible gastronomical experiences . Shops with typical items. There are supermarkets as well as little butchers and local shops.
You need a car in this area and ther eis plenty of parking at the villa. You can go to Florence for the day or Siena and also visit the Tuscan coast.