#0924: Italy, Tuscany

home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany
home exchange #0924: Italy, Siena, Tuscany

    Description

    Our casa is the perfect place to stay for independent travellers desiring to experience authentic Tuscany in refined luxury and style. The villa is truly a home — designed, furnished, and equipped with every comfort — and beckons you to come and live “the Tuscan life” in the picturesque village of Castelmuzio — a medieval town, just south of Siena, surrounded by the greatest Tuscan wines, foods, and sceneries, and yet itself undiscovered and waiting for you to enjoy its hidden pleasures.

    Isabella and Carlo Moricciani have devotedly restored the casa, a home of gracious living and sophisticated beauty, in a manner worthy of its spectacular location—a high belvedere overlooking the vast valley, with a bird’s-eye view of Sant’Anna in Camprena monastery where “The English Patient” was filmed and with the towns of Pienza, Montepulciano, and nearby Petroio on the horizon. The private garden of Casa Moricciani with its glorious hilltop position will take your breath away each time you gaze out a window or enjoy your cup of coffee or glass of wine on the terrace.

    Best of all, a stay at the casa includes the highest level of personal assistance in English, and the guarantee that your stay will be a total Tuscan experience—something the Moricciani family has been providing their guests for almost 20 years at Cretaiole. You will discover Tuscany “on your own” but with the expert guidance and choreography of Isabella, who will create your very own customized vacation plan—and you will return home with an experience of a lifetime!

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    The casa is very strategically located near Siena in the little village of Castelmuzio and makes an excellent "home base" for your vacation! In only a few minutes you can reach the quintessential Tuscan hilltowns of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni, and San Quirico d'Orcia, the beautiful summit of Monte Amiata, and the serene monasteries of Sant'Antimo, Sant'Anna in Camprena, and Monte Oliveto Maggiore.Within 45-60 minutes it's possible to be in Siena, Orvieto, Cortona, and Arezzo. Florence is only 1.5 hours drive away.In two hours, a long day but still possible, you can see Volterra, Lucca, Gubbio, Spoleto, and even Rome (by train!).   

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x king double

    bedroom 3: 1 x king double

    bedroom 4: 1 x king double

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    shower 2: shower, toilet

    shower 3: shower, toilet

    shower 4: shower, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 45 to 110
    Our rates vary depending on the time of year, the apartment(s) within the villa that are rented, and the length of stay.
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    No wheelchair access

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Other

    Shops (10 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (10 minutes drive)

    Town (10 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    It is necessary to have a car to reach Casa Moricciani and to visit the surroundings during your stay.If you are using GPS, our global coordinates are: 43° 08'24" N / 11° 39'51.4" E  

    Guestbook

    Walking between the walls and the houses of the fortified village, we arrived into Isabella's beautiful house after a minute walk. Inside everything was wonderfully prepared for us, beautiful delicacies and greens from the farm, kitchen for a chef, pristine house decorated with taste. The linen, towels and toileteries were also top notch.

    Stepping out on the other side, a garden and terrasse above the walls of the village open over a tremendous 180° view of the toscan countryside. Sunbath on the reclining chairs and meals under the pergola would have kept us inside this marvelous place if the most wonderful villages, sites and wines of toscany hadn't drove us out for exciting day trips.

    Isabella has made a huge work to propose the best visits, the most typical restaurants and she is always a great help for any question and a great to solve our small tourist problems.

    Thank you Isabella for sharing your home and your country with us. We will come back.

    All the Best,

    vio and eric

    Mrs Violaine Dalle (12 May 2016)

    A Tuscan Villa of Discreet Charm

    Exclusive home exchange villa for a perfect stay

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 45 to 110 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 10
    Min stay 7 days
    experienced exchanger