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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Unknown types

Description from manager

Ground floor:

* 1 living room with fireplace

* 1 kitchen

* 1 twin bedroom

* 1 bathroom (with shower)

First floor:

* 1 single bedroom (walk-through room)

* 1 double bedroom

* 1 bathroom (with shower)


* Table and chairs for al fresco dining

* Fenced pool can be reached in 2 minutes by foot and is shared with other tenants

A romantic retreat in the hills

Casa di Giulia stands at the far end of the private hamlet at the foot of the Castle of Vivo d'Orcia. The house opens onto the piazzetta on one side and a private yard to the back of the house. The restoration of this charming rural building was managed by owner, who runs Vivo d'Orcia with her 3 siblings. Her sense of style has turned this house into a place where new meets old in the best of ways.

A large glass door leads into the superb kitchen where an old farm table serves as main dining table. Two steps lead into the living room with huge fire place, which also opens up onto the piazzetta. On the same ground floor a twin bedroom with adjoining bathroom has french windows into the back yard. Lovely old terracotta stairs lead to the upper floor. Here a single bedroom which can also be a dressing room leads to the masterbedroom with its bathroom. The view from all the windows is of great charm. Vivo d'Orcia is one of those magical spots where architecture and nature mingle effortlessly and become a place so special you will probably never forget it.

The shared saltwater pool lies at less than 200 m from the house. It is reached down a path that runs along the orchard of the estate. The pool area is surrounded by old walls and accessed through a gate (and therefore safe for small children).

The Castle of Vivo d'Orcia lies in the widespread Orcia valley in southern Tuscany, 60 km south-east of Siena, near to Arezzo, Perugia, Orvieto and Assisi and such cultural jewels as Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano, to name but a few. The hamlet lies at an altitude of 900 m above sea level. The particular combination of altitude and Mediteranean climate creates an unusual whealth of flora and fauna. Many wild animals such as deer, wild boar and foxes as well as the most deliscious truffles call the Monte Amiata their home. The castle boasts a long and fascinating history. It has been in the same family since 1534 and since then the property has not changed hands. Up till today the owner spends most of the summer months in residence in the Castello del Vivo.

In the past the hamlet housed the peasants and their families. Today the hamlet is let to friends of the property owner from Florence and Rome, who come down for the weekend. There are four houses available for travellers, three of which are offered here: Casa di Giulia, Casa di Piero and Ambassador. Century old chestnut trees cast their shade in the gardens of the houses, ideal for al fresco meals outdoors.

Additional amenities: Airport distance:Florence 140 km Rome 190 km, CD-stereo with MP3 player, Dog welcome, Electric filter coffee machine, Electric kettle, Iron and ironing board, Pool area is fenced, Pool: 6 x 10m / shared pool, Private Chef, Private garden with a pergola for outdoor dining, Stove with oven

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 10477395

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Hidden Italy
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

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Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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Damage deposit: ($283.48) €250.00
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  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips


  • 2 Unknown types


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