Luxurious and scenic 2bdr in the heart of Val d'Orcia

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

Description

Luxurious and scenic two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment full of rich details, in the beautiful town of Pienza, in the heart of Val d'Orcia. This 111sqm apartment stretches over two floors and is comfortably furnished with antique, valuable furniture. It is located on a quiet street in the historic center of Pienza, and, for this reason, very close to all services and amenities. Guests are welcomed to a large living area comprising dining corner with wooden table, fully equipped kitchenette with dishes, blender and microwave with crisp function, and living room with comfortable sofa and TV. The living room leads to the storage room and its various accessories for cleaning, including a vacuum cleaner. A flight of stairs leads to the sleeping area, consisting of two rooms, each with private bathroom. The “Red” room is fitted with special Queen-size wrought-iron bed, chair, two splendid glass bedside tables with lamps, flat-screen TV, and high-quality wooden wardrobe. The master bathroom, accessible from the bedroom, is also very unusual for its red walls combined with stone mosaics, and features wall-mounted sanitary wares and antique marble sink and shower. The “Blue” room features unique decorative elements: typical boat-shaped Napoleonic bed enhanced by special engravings; dresser, wardrobe, gilded mirror and two antique bedside tables with exquisite lampshades make this room truly exclusive. The bathroom has a blue Murano glass basin coordinated with the mirror; sanitary ware, shower, and attention to detail complete the impeccable look. Another detail of the apartment is an amazing lower-floor crypt furnished with glass and wrought iron table lit with antique wall lamps. We offer the possibility of reserving this room for unique occasions, such as, a Christmas dinner during the stay. Services at extra cost: - Crib - Small pets - Use of the crypt **For this apartment the tourist tax is required: 0, 70 € per person/night. AREA Pienza, a lovely gem in the south of Tuscany, is the most artistically renowned center of Val d'Orcia. It enjoys a strategic position, since it overlooks the entire valley with breathtaking view. Much of Pienza’s historical and artistic heritage is concentrated in the picturesque square dedicated to Pope Pius II, who changed the fate of the town in his quest to turn it into the Renaissance’s “ideal city”, a project entrusted to Architect Bernardo Rossellino. The castle of Monticchiello, a well-preserved specimen of medieval architecture that has survived modernity, once a stronghold of the Republic of Siena, is located nearby. In recognition for its Renaissance beauty, Pienza was added in 1996 to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list, followed in 2004 by its surrounding Val d'Orcia. Pienza was also awarded the Silver Medal for Valor in honor of the sacrifices of its residents and its commitment to the Partisan struggle during WWII. Some points of interest in the area: - PIAZZA PIO II: a square dedicated to one of the most important local Renaissance figures, Enea Silvio Piccolomini, the future Pope Pius II. - CATHEDRAL: Pope Pius II was fascinated by the Gothic lines of the Franciscan churches of Assisi, as well as the “rich but sober” lines of the churches of San Sebastiano in Mantua and Santa Maria Novella in Florence. These structures served as the blueprint Architect Rossellino was provided by the Pope to design the new Cathedral. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin was consecrated by Pope Pius II on August 29, 1462. - PICCOLOMINI PALACE: located next to the Cathedral. Designed in the late fifteenth century by Bernardo Rossellini, this palace is one of the earliest specimens of Renaissance architecture. The building houses a rectangular courtyard featuring a portico supported by stone columns. The small terrace area overlooks the entire Val d'Orcia, while maintaining the characteristics of the Renaissance garden. A large octagonal well and an ornate fountain are the main late fifteenth-century elements enhancing the sculpture garden. - TOWN HALL (PALAZZO COMUNALE): The Town Hall of Pienza is the former residence of the Priors and located on Piazza Pio II, in front of the Duomo. The Palace, perhaps designed by Bernardo Rossellini, was remodeled in 1900. - BISHOP’S PALACE (PALAZZO VESCOVILE): The Bishop’s Palace of Pienza is located in front of Palazzo Piccolomini. The old Gothic palace was donated by Pope Pius II to Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia (the future Pope Alexander VI), who was his closest collaborator; he renovated it during the fifteenth century to make it his residence. AMENITIES IN THE AREA - Supermarket 500 m - Bank 400 m - Post Office 550 m - Pharmacy 200 m HOW TO REACH PIENZA - BY CAR: From Florence: A1 - Valdichiana Exit - towards Torrita di Siena - Pienza (about 20 km. ) From Rome: A1 - Chiusi Chianciano Terme Exit - towards Chianciano - Montepulciano - Pienza (about 27 km. ). From

Amenities

  • Heating
  • Laundry
  • TV/Cable/DVD

Map

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