Casa Salvia is an apartment of 100 square meters (approximately 1075 square
feet) which sleeps six persons. It has a loggia and a splendid view of the
Tuscan hills. Guests of the apartment can use a shared garden and a shared
It has three bedrooms, a large living room with cooking area, two bathrooms, and
you will enter it from a loggia equipped with table and chairs.
The apartment is part of an ancient farmhouse, which is located on the slope of
a gentle hill, in an area of the Tuscan countryside which remains untouched and
You will be far away from busy roads, and you will find that the air is clear
and perfumed, and will be able to enjoy a peaceful stay. You will be able to
look around in any direction, and your sight will span over a wide horizon of
hills, which intersect like the waves of a green sea, with plots which are
brighter where the land has been sowed and planted with vineyards, and darker
where there are small oak woods.
On a nearby hill you will be able to spot the profile of the medieval burg of
Montalcino. Montalcino is the village that lends its name to one of the most
famous wines of Tuscany and Italy: the “Brunello di Montalcino”. The village is
known for its excellent wine makers and the splendid wine cellars open to
You will be halfway between Montalcino and San Quirico D’Orcia, just a few
kilometers south of Siena, in an area which is not crowded by tourists, yet in
an good position to visit Siena and the main art cities of Tuscany with short
The farmhouse is surrounded by 2 hectares (5 acres) of land, partly garden and
partly vineyard. It is made up of three ancient buildings, made of bricks and
stones. The buildings have been built around a nice yard paved with stones.
In the farmhouse there are six apartments of different sizes. The owners reside
on the premises, in a building close by, and will be kindly and discreetly
available for any request or information.
The three buildings on the farmhouse have been restored with loving care, and
the characteristics and the charm of once-upon-a-time country houses have been
kept untouched both in the outdoor looks and in the indoor decorations. Doors
and windows are made of wood, the floors are tiled with terracotta tiles, and
the ceilings are made with long wood beams and terracotta bricks. The decoration
is rich in items of local handicrafts.
The swimming pool is located in the middle of a large lawn, which is decorated
with bushes and flower pots, and it has a 360-degree view of the surrounding
hills. It is equipped with deck chairs and beach umbrellas, which are available
for all the guests of the farmhouse. The size of the swimming pools is 14 x 7
meters (46 x 23 feet), and it is 1.2 to 2.40 meters deep (3.9 to 7.8 feet deep).
As a guest of the farmhouse you will also have available a large and comfortable
shared TV lounge, equipped with satellite television, a table tennis table, a
bowls lane, a barbecue and a shared laundry room.
During the summer time an old railway section is reactivated for tourists. The
line goes from Siena to Grosseto, and crosses the Montalcino area, making it
possible to visit the area where the Brunello wine is made on board of an old
The farmhouse is 8 km (5 miles) from the closest village, which is San Quirico
D’Orcia, where you will find shops and restaurant. You will only be able to
reach the village by car. On the premises there is a large parking lot.
Casa Salvia is located on the first floor, and you will reach it from the garden
along an external stairway that will take you to a roomy covered loggia. From
the loggia you will enter the living room.
An imposing fireplace takes up almost half of the room: it is an original
ancient fireplace, with its large hood supported by wood beams, under which you
will find two wide brickwork benches, so that you will be able to sit inside the
Looking at it, you can’t avoid thinking of how many families of peasants must
have gathered in the past around it, maybe waiting for the soup cooking in the
big copper pot to be ready. This big pot is now next to the fireplace, and is
just an ornament. And to make these thoughts stronger, orderly placed on the
hood there is a line of small ancient rural tools made of iron.
In the living room you will also find two comfortable sofas, a table with chairs
and a brickwork kitchenette.
The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker, oven, refrigerator with
From the living room you will be able to reach the bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms
have a double bed, and one has two single beds. One of the bedrooms with a
double bed has an en-suite bathroom with bath tub. The second bathroom, which
has a shower, can be entered from an access area next to the living room. The
rooms have windows with a view of the vegetation.
The loggia is equipped with table and chairs, and it is shared with the guests
of another nearby small apartment.
The house is equipped with central heating.
The house is 9 km (5.5 miles) from Bagno Vignoni, 18 km (11 miles) from Pienza,
32 km (20 miles) from Montepulciano, 21 km (13 miles) from Montalcino and 22 km
(13.5 miles) from Mount Amiata. Siena is 51 km (31 miles), Chianciano, with its
famous spas, is 33 km (20 miles), and Florence is 140 km (87 miles).
Accommodations: Independent house or villa in small complex
The rental price includes: electricity; linens; towels. Available upon request:baby bed.
Local Costs: To be paid at the property:final cleaning EUR 5.00/person.Available upon request, if desired:heating (when needed) EUR 1.00/hour;token for washing machine or dryer EUR 3.00/token.