Castiglione d’Orcia, Italy

Enjoy this toe-tapping video made by the residents of our village of Castiglione d’Orcia

Casa Castigliana was the community olive oil mill, or “frantoio,” many years ago and it still retains its vintage charm. Laid out over three levels, the townhouse is perfectly suited for one or two couples to enjoy the many pleasures of a Tuscan hill town. The house is arranged with the front entrance on the piazza, just inside the ancient archway called the “Porta di Sopra,” which is part of the original wall of the village.

You will enter into a large dining room and kitchen with soaring beamed ceilings and a cozy fireplace. The entire house was remodeled in 2016 and sports a new kitchen, which has modern appliances and local limestone countertops that evoke a classic Tuscan feel.  A few steps up is the first full bathroom, with a walk-in shower and washing machine, then a few more steps will bring you to the main level with a large living room with fireplace, a bedroom and another full bathroom with shower. Up a few more steps is an additional large bedroom with stunning views over the back garden and up to the ancient fortress. Both beds have queen mattresses.

Out the back door you’ll find the charming walled garden full of olive trees, grape vines and roses. There’s a terracotta dining terrace where you’ll spend many hours savoring the foods and wines of the region, and up just a few steps is an upper level terrace surrounded by lavender and herbs that has dramatic sunset views across the valley and to the famed wine town of Montalcino.

Summary: 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 2 full bathrooms with showers, modern kitchen, dining room with fireplace, living room with fireplace, two outdoor seating areas, garden. Maximum capacity is four guests.

Amenities in the village of Castiglione d’Orcia:

Seven walkable restaurants, cafés and wine bars (one with a Michelin star!), small grocery store, supermarket, pharmacy, two banks with ATMs, news agent, toy shop, bakery, florist, women’s clothing shop, two churches, post office, laundromat, antiques shop, historical sites.

2022 rates: $1,200/ 1 week, $2,000/ 2 weeks plus 75€ cleaning fee to be paid on arrival.

Available April to December. Check in 3-5 p.m., check out by 10 a.m.

Longer (monthly) rentals considered on request.

Bookings run Saturday to Saturday.

Larger groups: There are three other smaller apartments within a few steps of the house that can be rented in conjunction with Casa Castigliana for groups of up to 10 people.  Please inquire for more information.