La Casella Villa Tuscany
La Casella is a private and well furnished 2-bedroom villa surrounded by lovely gardens and therefore perfectly suited for couples, friends or a small family.
This Villa is ideally located in southern Tuscany for touring probably all of central Italy, with only 1 mile to the hill-town of Cetona. You can easily reach almost all of Tuscany and also Umbria on day-trips since the closest Autostrada exit is just 15 minutes away.
Villa has stunning countryside views
You can enjoy outside dining al fresco and views over the countryside from two covered terraces, and also from the chaise lounges on the sunny poolside. Use the brick BBQ for cooking, while you pick sage, rosemary and thyme from the garden for your favorite recipes.
Our scenic region is endowed with panoramic views, due to many famous vineyards, historic hill-towns and large farming valleys . Most of all, here you find the classic Tuscany of cypress lined roads, vineyards and olive groves.
2 Bedroom Villa in Cetona
This vacation rental villa is beautifully furnished and decorated with excellent taste. Both levels have a full kitchen, dining and a bedroom suite, while a comfortable sofa group is the center of the living room. Relax in cozy atmosphere due to plush carpets, warm attractive colors and luxurious fabrics.
Ground floor La Casella
Covered entry to ground level rooms is provided by the glassed-in porch with a seating group. Living room has a working fireplace, satellite TV, CD-stereo and wi-fi. Adjoining dining room is one step up thru the archway, and has a table that seats 6 people. Kitchen is fully equipped and consists of 2 connected rooms; one for the cooking and the other is the pantry. You find the fridge/freezer and also the washing machine here.
A large private bedroom suite is behind the living room. This room has a canopied bed with a queen sized mattress, folding bed for a child, also a chest of drawers. Dressing room with closet space connects the bedroom and bath. You’ll enjoy the large walk-in glass shower in this bathroom.
Upper Floor La Casella
Enter from the rather wide outside staircase leading into the large country kitchen in the middle of this level. Wide archway adjoins the spacious living room, and like all rooms on this level, it has a high beamed ceiling. As a result, you get beautiful views across the countryside from every window. In the handsomely decorated living room are generous sofas, also few select antiques, such as the delightful little writing desk. Enjoy either satellite TV, CD-stereo player, wi-fi or the working fire-place.
The kitchen with marble counters is fully equipped for cooking meals with modern appliances, including under-counter fridge and freezer, 4-burner gas cook-top, electric oven, dishwasher, and also microwave. You step into the bedroom and bath thru a small foyer. This bedroom has a king size bed, in addition a folding bed for a child. Bathroom has both a tub and a separate walk-in shower.
Garden and pool at La Casella Villa Tuscany
This fenced-in private property sits on 3 wide terraces on a gently sloping hillside, and is 1 hectare in size, probably 2.5 acres. You arrive at this Tuscany rental villa thru the wrought iron gates and park under the shaded carport. Inside the gates driving is on level ground and a short landscaped path leads to the front of La Casella.
Below the villa is the pool, measuring 5 X 17 meters. The paved patio is furnished with chaise lounges and sun chairs, also wi-fi now is available at this patio. Attractive plantings of herbs, shrubs and flowers border the green areas around the pool while there’s another big clusters of roses and also several olive and pomegranate trees growing further on the terrace.
Outside Living at Villa near Cetona Tuscany
Our well hidden outside living room is almost halfway between the villa and the pool. Furniture includes a sofa, 2 arm chairs and a round table with seating. This al fresco room is especially relevant as the favorite hangout in the afternoons and evenings because then it’s in the shade.
A low store room is located to the side of the villa with a covered portico at the end. You’ll find a BBQ grill on this portico and also an area for drying clothes out on a line. Remainder of the property has olive and fruit tree orchards and a rather seasonal vegetable garden.
History of La Casella Villa in Tuscany
La Casella is formed by two parts and the oldest part that currently is the highest one, was one of the many Watch Towers utilized by the papal army during the medieval period. It was used to have wide views over the region. Parts of the tower fell down during the centuries, due to wars and weather conditions. The damaged tower was rebuilt in various ways, to be used either as a watch tower, for housing or farm storage. Lower part of the house was built in the second half of 1800’s and up to when the owner bought it, seems like the ground floor was used as a stable, cow shed and pigsty, while the tower was a grains storehouse. Upper floor probably had dedicated living areas for the family. Read the story of the remodeling and see the changes in the photos at the house-book of the villa.
Location of Villa in Cetona Tuscany
We can reach the famous towns of Montepulciano and Pienza in almost half an hour. In 1 hour or less are Siena, Arezzo and Cortona. Florence you can probably reach in about 1.5 hours. Perugia, Assisi, also Orvieto are on the Umbrian side within 1 hour drive.
Cetona is the nearest village: 2.5 km drive (1.8 km or almost 1 mile to walk)
Osteria del Merlo and Da Nilo are nearest restaurants in Cetona
Motorway A1, exit Chiusi: 10km
Siena 60km, Arezzo 50km, Florence 110km