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.
Imagine sitting on the peaceful terrace by the pool, overlooking the green Tuscan countryside ... the accommodation inside this villa is very comfortable and ideal for a family or small group of friends. You are right in the heart of the village but you will be lured by the charms of the many historic hilltop towns nearby - the lovely Montalcino, for example, which is famous for its prestigious ‘Brunello’ wine. If you appreciate food, you will want to sample the local white truffle of San Giovanni d’Asso ... and don’t miss the opportunity of trying out the wonderful thermal baths a short distance away at Rapolano. Also close to the villa and well worth a visit is Bosco della Ragnaia, the famous garden created by American artist Sheppard Craige which houses some of his sculptures. For city sightseeing, you are particulary close to Siena. If you are here between mid-May and the end of October, do take a ride on the "Treno Natura’ from Siena (Sundays only) - this is such a lovely way to see the Sienese countryside: the train passes through the breathtakingly beautiful Val d'Orcia, which is a World Heritage Site. There's something for everyone here.
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen, open fireplace, (CD).
Open tread staircase (care with children, gaps more than 10cm) to first floor:
Double bedroom, air-conditioning.
Separate shower room, WC.
Twin bedroom, air-conditioning, day bed (suitable for additional child sharing)
Separate shower room, WC.
Single bedroom, air conditioning.
Mature grounds planted with trees and shrubs. Sun terrace and private 6m x 3m fenced swimming pool (ladder entrance style). Small outdoor shower room with WC, outdoor terrace, outdoor dining facilities, BBQ. Views.
Limited roadside parking. Private parking spaces are available for clients close to the village's main car park or clients can park in the public car park .
Included: 4 hours maid service each Saturday. WiFi internet. Day bed for additional child sharing on request.
Extras: Additional maid service on request at €12 per hour. Air conditioning & winter heating on consumption to be paid cash locally. Chef service, arrival shopping service. Painting classes. A mobile telephone can be provided on request. Private parking spaces in public car park on request. A local tourist tax may apply.
In a perfect spot
In a perfect spot - a typical Tuscan hilltop village; quiet but convenient with 2 restaurants (one of them excellent) and several other small shops. Ideal location for visiting central Tuscany yet away from the tourist crowds. Lovely old house but with 21st century facilities. We all had a lovely holiday and would highly recommend Casa Giovanni for groups of all ages.
a wonderful stay
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Giovanni, the views from the villa were beautiful, and we felt that it was very private and not overlooked by other properties. The owner showed us around the property on our arrival, and we found it to be very comfortable and well situated for exploring Siena, Florence and some of the smaller villages in the vicinity. The hotel behind the property had a wonderful restaurant that provided us with the best meal of our trip
Holiday at Casa Giovanni
Beautiful villa, tastefully furnished. Very private. lovely views. Helpful gardener /pool man next door. Delightful small town with Co-op, bakers, butchers, fabulous restaurants in town in Michelin book. Town well placed for visiting sites of tuscany region. Small play area for children in town. Very helpful villa owner who showed us round and explained about all.
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About The Location
- San Quirico d'Orcia 16km
- Montalcino 18km
- Pienza 24km
- Montepulciano 32km
- Siena 48km
- Lake Trasimeno | Arezzo 54km
- Perugia 94km
- Florence 125km
- Pisa 170km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Piombino (ferries to Isola d'Elba) 142km
- Walking distance to bar, restaurant & shops
- Marina di Grosseto 90km
- Guided tours in Siena
- San Giovanni d'Asso Truffle Museum | Castle walking distance
- Montalcino wine tours | Pienza Renaissance town 17km
- San Quirico d'Orcia 18km
- Abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore 21km | Bagno Vignoni spa 22km
- Piazza Grande in Montepulciano 31km
- Siena Piazza del Campo | Duomo 40km
A refundable cash security deposit of €280 to be paid upon arrival at this villa