Farmhouse CASA ORCIA - holiday accommodation in Tuscany with
swimming pool is for discerning travelers wishing to spend their
holidays in Tuscany. This rental farmhouse is wonderful for a
family holiday and located between Pienza (where the english
patient was filmed) and San Quirico (a lovely historic town in
perfect condition with many shops) (5kms from each town). There
is also a small village at 1.5 kms with a bar, Pizzeria and small
goods. There are many superb restaurants in all these towns and
also at 3 kms the antique thermal spa baths of Bagno Vignoni and
the village boasting the Roman remains, enoteca`s, restaurants,
pizzerias, breathtaking views and quaint shops.
This area is one of the most sorts after one by the Italians as
it has remained un spoilt. Also this is made famous by the
photographers who photographed the area for postcards, books and
calendars. The area offers so much due to its closeness to Siena,
Pienza, Montalcino, San Quirico; the antique thermal baths of
Bagno Vignoni and San Fillipo. Florence is an easy day trip.
Numerous beautiful medieval villages that have been restored to
perfection, yet still maintain their original beauty and
lifestyle of the Tuscany of years gone by.
Farmhouse Casa Orcia is located in the Siena area in the middle
of a nature reserve full of pheasant, deer, hares, owls and other
wildlife. At 20kms there are the towns of the Mount Amiata. The
area is also a gastronomic heaven producing cheeses (famous
pecorino cheeses of Pienza), fresh handmade pasta, some of the
best and most noted wines of Italy, truffles, the famous Porcini
mushrooms, wild boar, safron, honey and the Chianina meat.
The locals boast a love of their land; they are very hospitable,
friendly and relaxed. The typically Tuscan villages are charming,
characteristic and full of history and culture. Small shops with
local produce and artifacts line the shaded stone lined streets.
For the wine lovers one can sit outside and taste the famous
wines of the region at many of the enotecas and bars. The enoteca
also serves meals, platters of cheeses and cold cuts (prosciutto,
These characteristic Tuscan towns grasp onto the history of the
region with honor, celebrating all the medieval and local
festivals as they have done for centuries.
Driving through this area is a treat in itself; Cyprus lined
rolling hills spotted with medieval villages and towers. Large
country homes and a constant changing landscape depend on the
crops of the season. From this location one can easily embark on
day trips to Florence, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino
and venture over the hill to discover the magnificent coast line
of Maremma only 40mins drive.
Perugia, Cortona and Arezzo are all within easy reach.
Rome is 1.5hrs away.
Beautifully restored 320m2 on 2 levels, the rental farmhouse has
a huge open living room that accesses the terrace with outdoor
furnishings for dining and relaxing.