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Traveling in Tuscany | Holiday accommodation in southern Tuscany | Casa Vacanze Podere Santa Pia

 

 

 

One of Tuscany's best-kept secrets is the beautiful valley sheltering this recently renovated 18th-century
farmhouse, a podere retaining all the charm and delight of its past combined with updated comfort.
Podere Santa Pia is an authentic holiday home in Castiglioncello Bandini, a small village in the Maremma, in the south of Tuscany, situated halfway between Florence and Rome and close to Montalcino, Arcidosso, and Monte Amiata.
Situated in a charming position on the top of a smooth hillside, surrounded by the wilderness of mediterranean woods and shrubland, Podere Santa Pia offers an extensive view of a breathtaking panorama all the way to the sea. The beautifully situated terrace has views over what seems like half of southern Tuscany. On clear days, you can have a great view of the islands of Monte Argentario, Montecristo, and even Corsica.

Until 1883, Santa Pia was a small cloister for women.The large stone farmhouse has been lovingly restored, its beautiful stone walls aged by hundreds of years of sun and rain have been barely touched.

The house offers four large bedrooms on the first floor with a total of eleven accommodations (2 rooms with a matrimonial bed, 1 room with 4 single beds, 1 room with 1 single bed and a matrimonial bed) and bathroom with a shower and toilet. On the ground floor, there is a second large bathroom with a bathtub.
The living room (55 square meters) features two beautiful arches and leads out onto the terrace. The authentic floors and elegant pointed arches create a warm and quiet atmosphere. The big kitchen provides a huge old stone fireplace and also leads onto the terrace with magnificent holm oaks which provide deep shade.

Further amenities: wi-fi, dishwasher, laundry machine, gas cooker with oven, fridge with freezer compartment, coffee machine, toaster, private parking lot, barbecue, outdoor furniture, open air showers in the garden...
There is also a piano in the living room. Wi.Fi connection inside Santa Pia and on the main terraces.

The bedrooms are spacious and full of light. The rooms are dominated by tall ceilings of supporting beam and tile construction.

Close to the house is a unique private swimming pool (12 x 5 m). On the spacious terrace around the pool are sun loungers, tables, chairs.... This is also an ideal place for outdoor dining, to enjoy an apero or dinner al fresco. The views are truly stunning, with a unique view of the hills of the Tuscan Maremma and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the background.

Extensive information on this unique holiday home and its surroundings can be found here.


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The swimming pool, a serene expanse of cerulean, lays encircled by the gleaming peperino Amiata tiles that form its elegant basin. In the languid morningf light, it becomes a canvas of aqueous ripples and shifting reflections, a testament to the seductive power of liquid allure.
David Hockney painted several paintings featuring swimming pools, being particularly interested in capturing the constantly changing light reflections on the moving water surface.



   
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Morning light at the pool of Podere Santa Pia, with the green Tuscan hills and the sea in the background

 

   
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Morning light at the pool of Podere Santa Pia, with the green Tuscan hills and the sea in the background

 

 

Afternoon light at the private pool at Podere Santa Pia, with the elegant EMU garden furniture

 

 

The valley below Podere Santa Pia

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Early morning light at the swimming pool at Podere Santa Pia, with the elegant EMU garden furniture

 

 

Evening light at the private pool. The fading light and long shadows bring the vibrant Tuscan hillside to life

 

 

 

Evenings around the pool in Tuscany offer a totally different quality of light and amazing colors

 

   
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        people   low season   middle season   high season          
                   

         
House with privat pool   max 10   1.800 €   2.100 €   2.500 €          
                               

 

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• high season: 08/06/2024 - 13/09/2024
• middle season: 04/05/2024 - 07/06/2024 | 14/09/2042 - 04/10/2024
• low season: 05/10/2024 - 26/10/2024

Prices per week.
In High season, the house is only available for rental by the week. We only rent from Saturday to Saturday.
In low and mid season, we accept shorter stays and other days of arrival.

Reservation is confirmed when 30% advance is paid, the rest of the amount must be paid one month before arrival.
The rooms are provided with fresh bed linen and towels.
Final cleaning charges 15 € per person.

No pets allowed.

 

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Shadows on Podere Santa Pia

 

Podere Santa Pia, a formal cloister in the Tuscan Maremma is situated on the outskirts of Castiglioncello Bandini



 

The first bee hive in the garden
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    A beautiful morning by the pool, an azure jewel nestled amidst the verdant Tuscan hills    
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