- Check in between 3.30 pm – 8 pm
- Check out before 10 am on the day of departure
- Max 12 persons
- Children welcome
- Pets allowed on request
- Required security deposit Eu 300 payable onsite in cash or traveler’s check
- Heating to be paid onsite upon consumption
- Final Cleaning Eu 150
- Rental car recommended
- Morning housekeeping service
- Staff to cook and serve lunch/dinner
- Babysitting service
Area Information: The Villa is a few minutes from the principle medieval villages of Val d’Orcia, such as Monticchiello, and its Castello dei Cavalieri Templari, home of the renowned Teatro Povero; Pienza, the Renaissance dream of Pio II; Montepulciano, hometown of the distinguished humanist “Il Poliziano”; Montalcino and its exceptional wines; Bagno Vignoni, developed around an ancient Roman thermal pool; Chiusi Etruscan city of the VIII century A.C.; and Radicofani, with its fortress which dominates the valley. Val d’Orcia, rich in subsoil sulfur waters, hosts important and celebrated thermal centers which offer esthetic and healing treatments. A small distance away from the Villa the thermal centers of Montepulciano, San Casciano ai Bagni, Chianciano, Bagno Vignoni and Bagni San Filippo, are a perfect anti stress treatment for the care of both body and soul. Val d’Orcia, this fascinating oasis of nature and culture, is set among acres of olive groves, oak forests and vineyards….
Vehicles: Due to the fact that many properties in this area can be accessed only by unsealed roads and driveways, we advise people intending to take a sports or low-slung car on holiday, to check with us first whether the access to the property allows for such a car. We advise against the use of vans and minibuses. Please always check with us at the time of booking if you are planning to use this type of vehicle when staying at a property in this area
Swimming: If your rental period is outside the period May 15th to September 30dt, please check with us that the pool can be opened. Swimming pools are not enclosed with fences and there are no lifeguards. Clients’ use of the swimming pool is at their own risk.
Heating: Usage will be metered throughout your stay and you will be charged accordingly. Charges must be paid directly on the spot to the owner or his/her representative before departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more expensive compared to other countries. If you look for a property in low season, make sure to ask for an estimate of the heating cost. You may be asked to make a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.
Water and Electricity: Please note that most of the properties in our portfolio are not the typical purpose-built Mediterranean holiday villas. Most are converted farmhouses or former manor houses, full of character and history. Water shortages do occur; please use it sparingly during the summer months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be careful when using more than one appliance at once because the limitator will shut the electricity off.
Internet Connection: Many of our properties have an internet connection. From our experience, when a connection is interrupted due to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite our efforts, to receive immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, or a similar portable device. Please note that in any case we cannot accept responsibility for lack of these services