Our beautiful apartment is set in the middle of the charming Umbrian hill town of Città Della Pieve ('Pieve' for short). It is 1100 sq. feet (110 sq. meters) with two bedrooms (one master with queen bed, and dressing room, one with two single beds) -- both with spacious 'en suite' bathrooms. The main floor has an open plan living room and combined kitchen-dining room. Adjoining are the master BR and bath, with a shower as well as large tub. The view is breathtaking: westward at the expanse of the 'Val di Chiana, dividing Tuscany and Umbria. The Tuscan towns of Piazze, Cetona, Sarteano, Chianciano, and Montepulciano can easily be seen.The second floor is comprised of the second bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is elegantly furnished with antiques and modern pieces. It is well-equipped and very comfortable. There is Wi-Fi and an MP3 stereo, but no TV (we think that's a plus). There's a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, gas range, four-burner cooktop, large refrigerator (by European standards), and a variety of small electrical appliances. And of course there is a hand crank pasta machine for special occasion meals. There is a clothes washer (no dryer, but a 'standino' for drying clothes as the locals do). In addition to the living space, the apartment has a large cantina for storing wine and olive oil.
Città Della Pieve is as picturesque and as pleasant as you can possibly imagine. It is rich in history, tradition, art, and cuisine, and everything you need can be found within a short walking distance from our front door. Pieve is situated near the border of Tuscany, two hours north of Rome (1 hr. 40 min by train). Many destinations in Tuscany and Umbria are easily accessible by car (and often, by train from nearby Chiusi). Thus day trips from Pieve will bring you to, for example: Orvieto, Assisi, Cortona, Perugia, the Tuscan 'Wine Trail', Florence, and Siena -- not to mention many beautiful villages and towns close by in Tuscany and Umbria. And, because the 'star attractions' are elsewhere, Città Della Pieve remains a 'real' town, not a tourist trap, and from your first day will feel like a second home.
Some activities that we have enjoyed in Pieve include, walks and hikes with small organized walking groups, the harvests: grape, olive, saffron, chestnut (autumn), festivals and processions (too many saints to list here!), The l'infiorata (June), The Palio (August), Trasimeno Blues, Umbria Jazz, and many, many more. The summer nights, for example, are filled with free concerts in the various churches and piazzas of the town, as well as plays, operas, and concerts held in Pieve's jewel of a theater.
Finally, our town is characterized by the openness of its people. They are not jaded by a steady stream of tourists, but are thrilled to interact with you, share their knowledge, their time, their town. You will find yourself included, and because we have a large community of friends, you will have the privilege of availing yourself of their generosity and companionship if you choose.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a cleaning fee (80 EUR, regardless of length of stay) payable in cash to our caretaker Angela. ** This fee is NOT reflected in the fees shown on the website. **