With a commanding view over central Tuscan countryside, Arpicella is a rustic style vacation home for 4 people just 1 km walk from Pienza, the jewel of southern Tuscany. Situated in large park-like gardens with ancient oaks and cypress trees, the farm’s ground level features a covered dining area with wood-burning oven and BBQ facilities. The upper floor has a large living area with sofa group, kitchenette, table and chairs, TV and a massive fireplace. From here a corridor leads to a dining room, a spacious modern shower room, and 2 bedrooms; one has twin beds while the other offers a king sized bed.
Arpicella is in Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 16 km drive from Montepulciano and many small towns nearby. This region is famous all the way from Dante’s writings (Inferono) to modern day movies, such as the Gladiator and the English Patient.
This is one of our few houses without a pool, but thus it’s well sought after by adult couples seeking a secluded and panoramic setting with a rustic farm house that is simple but elegant. You’ll know that you chose well once you gaze from this lovely house across the spellbinding Orcia Valley towards majestic Monte Amiata. An easy 20 minute walk to the famous town of Pienza is also a big asset.
Nearest Town: Pienza 1.4km (= 0.8 mile) on foot – 2 km by car
Local restaurants: Latte di Luna, Trattoria Fiorella, Ristorante dal Falco, Sette di Vino
Motorway A1 exit: Chiusi 30km = 40 minutes
Motorway A1 exit: Valdichiana 25km = 35 minutes
Nearby towns: Monticchiello 9km, Montepulciano 15km, Siena 60km, Florence 120km