Citta della Pieve Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment In The Heart Of This Authentic And Beautiful Village
Our beautiful apartment is set in the middle of the charming Umbrian hill town of Città Della Pieve ('Pieve' for short). It is about 1100 sq. feet (110 sq. meters) with two bedrooms (one master with queen bed, one with two single beds) -- both with 'en suite' bathrooms. The main floor has an open plan living room and combined kitchen-dining room. Adjoining are the master BR and bath, plus a bonus room. The view is breathtaking: westward at the expanse of the 'Val di Chiana' dividing Tuscany and Umbria. The second floor comprises the second bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is simple but well-equipped and very comfortable. There is Wi-Fi and an MP3 stereo, but no TV (we think that's a plus). There's a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher; there is a clothes washer (no dryer, but a 'standino' for drying clothes as the locals do).
Città Della Pieve is as picturesque and as pleasant as you can possibly imagine. There is art and beauty and views and food, and everything else you need can be found within a short walking distance from our front door. Pieve is situated near the border of Tuscany, two hours north of Rome. Many destinations in Tuscany and Umbria are easily accessible by car (and often, by train from nearby Chiusi). Thus day trips from Pieve will bring you to, for example: Orvieto, Assisi, Cortana, the Tuscan 'Wine Trail', Florence, and Siena -- not to mention many beautiful villages and towns close by in Tuscany and Umbria. And, because the 'star attractions' are elsewhere, Città Della Pieve remains a 'real' town, not a tourist trap, and from your first day will feel like a second home.
Please see our website at cittadellapieve.weebly.com for more information and pictures.
Prices vary by time of year. Please contact us for the most up-to-date and accurate information.
**** We are offering a special for the months of June and July, 2014: $120/night (3 night minimum), or $700/week ****
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Jan Martin & Toby Chamberlain
We live in Portland, OR, in the U.S., but Jan lived in Italy as a child, and we met in Rome while attending college. For many, many years we talked about doing more than just vacationing in Italy. In 2000 we 'discovered' Città Della Pieve, and from that point it was only a matter of time before we made a second home there.
Pieve is a very friendly, vibrant town. Its central location provides access to enough day trips to fill every moment of a two week vacation. Sharing a border with Tuscany makes many Tuscan destinations within easy reach by train (Chiusi, 6 km. away is a major rail hub) or by car. However, many of our guests have commented that of all the places they visited, coming home to Pieve was the highlight of their trip. We have a wonderful community of friends, both Italian and expatriate, who will be willing to help you out, give advice, notify you of the free concert happening in the cathedral, and include you in the morning cappuccino ritual if you would like. In the beginning, we wondered if we would miss having an outdoor space with the apartment, but all of Pieve is our recreation area. The numerous bars, restaurants and gelaterias with their lovely outdoor tables and pergolas, the piazzas, and park benches, all of this is ours, and yours, to enjoy. The Umbrian countryside is gorgeous, but we chose a life inside the walls of this unique hill town to be part of a community and participate in its celebrations and rich cultural life. There is something happening almost every day. We believe once you experience Citta della Pieve, it will call you back. Please see our website cittadellapieve.weebly.com for more details and additional photographs.
This apartment, like the ones adjacent to it, is built into one of the medieval walls surrounding our town. A few hundred years ago, the space was part of a communal bakery. The apartment was last inhabited fifty years ago by a couple from Rome. When we first saw it in 2008, it was dirt floors, and rough brick walls, and not much else. I hope you'll agree that by the time we were through making it into a home, we had something special.