Italian village rental — This charming historic residence is part of a larger building, located in the village of San Giovanni d'Asso, just beyond the original castle walls and a short walk to the centre.
With origins dating back to the 15th century this property certainly has character, with classic Tuscan tiling on the floors and beamed ceilings. Air-conditioning in the bedrooms ensures up-to-date comforts and a position on the edge of the village affords lovely views over the most beautiful Tuscan landscape to the rear of the house.
This ancient village — it dates back to the Etruscan civilisation — has a small selection of excellent restaurants, one of which is listed in the Michelin book, plus a café/bar, supermarket, bakery and butcher. In addition, there is a castle which hosts a white truffle market each year. Drive in any direction out of San Giovanni and you are immediately travelling through quintessential Tuscany; a beautiful landscape of rolling hills dotted with rows of cypress trees and medieval hilltop villages. The thermal spa town of San Quirico d'Orcia is within a 15-minute drive, and Montalcino and Pienza are only about twenty minutes by car.
Village location — walking distance to bar, restaurant and shops. San Quirico d'Orcia 10 miles, Montalcino 11 miles, Pienza 15 miles. Montepulciano 20 miles. Siena 30 miles. Lake Trasimeno and Arezzo 1 hour. Perugia airport 1hr 20mins. Florence and airport 1 hr 35 mins. Pisa airport 2 hrs 20 mins.