La Casella is a well furnished vacation rental villa (sleeps 4) near Cetona in Tuscany. With two bedroom suites, La Casella is perfect for couples and small families. This private villa surrounds itself with lovely gardens and is therefore the ideal place for people who like the feel of green grass under foot. The location is central in southern Tuscany for touring probably all of central Italy. You can even walk to the hill-town of Cetona in just 1 mile. Our guests can easily reach almost all of Tuscany and 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 sun lounges by the sparkling pool. 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.
Two 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 tucked 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 will enjoy the large walk-in glass shower in this bathroom.
Upper Floor La Casella
We 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. We provide modern appliances, including under-counter fridge and freezer, 4-burner gas cook-top, electric oven, dishwasher, and 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 Parking at La Casella in Tuscany
This fenced-in private property sits on 3 wide terraces on a gently sloping hillside in southern Tuscany. The size of the property is just over 1 hectare, probably 2.5 acres. You arrive at this rental villa thru the impressive wrought iron gates and park under the shaded carport. The ground is level once you are inside the gates, and a short landscaped path leads to the front of La Casella.
Pool and Patio at Rental Villa in Cetona
Below the villa is the pool, measuring 5 x 17 meters. The pool has wide steps in the shallow end for easy access. The paved patio is furnished with chaise lounges and sun chairs. We have extended the Wi-Fi from the villa to cover also this patio. One end of the pool enjoys shade from the huge oaks for a part of the day while the other end is fully open to the sun. Attractive planting of herbs, shrubs and flowers surround the green areas around the pool. There’s another big cluster of roses and several olive and pomegranate trees growing further along the terrace.
Outside Living at Villa in Tuscany
Our well hidden outside living room is almost halfway between the villa and the pool. Furniture includes a sofa group with 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 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 seasonal vegetable garden with a yet another sitting group in its center.
History of La Casella Villa in Tuscany
La Casella was originally a watch tower. The Papal army utilized it during the medieval period because the tower provided wide views over the region. Sections 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 the 1800’s. When the current owner bought it, he found the ground floor used as a stable, cow shed and pigsty, while the tower was a grain storehouse. You can 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 reach the famous towns of Montepulciano and Pienza in almost half an hour. You can go to Siena, Arezzo and Cortona in 1 hour or less. You can probably reach Florence in about 1.5 hours. Perugia, Assisi, and also Orvieto are on the Umbrian side within 1 hour drive.
Distances to La Casella
Cetona is the nearest village: 2.5 km drive (1.8 km or just 1 mile to walk)
Osteria del Merlo and Da Nilo are nearest restaurants in Cetona, Restaurant guide for Siena Province
Motorway A1, exit Chiusi: 10km
Siena 60 km, Arezzo 50 km, Florence 110 km