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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from manager

Second floor:

* 1 living room with fireplace

* 1 kitchen with dining table

* 1 large double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub and shower)


The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. The pool is shared with the other guests of La Chiara.

A flight of stairs lead to the entrance. Bersagliere is a sunny and comfortable apartment. Hand-made terracotta floorings, the warm yellow of the walls, friendly colourings and comfortable furniture and above all, lots of space, make this apartment exceptional. Both the living room and the very spacious bedroom have windows looking out on both sides onto the courtyard and the garden, across the valley to the old bandit’s castle called Radicofani. The kitchen has an antique dining table and an old cooking stove as well as modern appliances. The bathroom is set in fragrant cypress wood, and has both a shower and a bathtub.

Bersagliere can be used in conjunction with Vespa, while retaining the option of being self-contained. In this case the small kitchen in Bersagliere can be used as a breakfast room, while the larger kitchen in Vespa can be used for other meals.

In a former medieval fortress

La Chiara was once a medieval fortress and has been 'de-gentrified' over the centuries, becoming one of the main farm buildings on an extensive 900 hectares property.

The 6 holiday apartments for rent are still named after the peasant families who last lived here. The square building surrounds a large, shady courtyard planted with climbing roses, lavender and a deliciously scented lime tree. The arched entrance admits a cool breeze and leads out into the wide landscaped garden with a pool and a tennis court.

The view from here is spectacular and surveys the entire valley, but your eye will finally settle on the dominating Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain. The lower parts of the valley consist of wheatfields and olive groves, woodland covering the upper reaches.

The entire building has been carefully restored. When furnishing the apartments, a lot of subtlety was used to leave the ancient materials, such as the terracotta floor and the beautiful open roof beams intact, but at the same time to fit in a modern equipment.

During the summer months you will be able to have your meals outside. The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. Children are welcome to La Chiara, in fact at the far end of the garden there is a playground with swing, see-saw and slide.

Twice a week, guests can enjoy a communal dinner. The excellent cook prepares homemade pasta, vegetables from the own vegetable garden, game from the local fields and forests and fruit from the own orchard to the most delicious meals. Guests can sit either in the courtyard under the fragrant lime tree or in the communal dining room with fireplace.

This impressive house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away.

The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. Many walks have been signposted over the last years by the local trekking association. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars.

Additional amenities: Coffee maker, Electric kettle, Fireplace in several apartments, Laundry room (with washing machine and dryer along with iron and ironing board), Outdoor area for each unit, Play ground for children, Pool area is gated, Pool: 7 x 15m / shared pool, Private Chef, Stove with oven, Tennis, Tennis (hard court)

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477406

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Hidden Italy
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

About the manager

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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  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Dishwasher
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Toaster


  • 1 Full bath


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