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2 newly-restored apartments in the heart of a tiny medieval village - Le Maribelle 1

Barbara Lazzerini

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Barbara Lazzerini

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
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2 newly-restored apartments in the heart of a tiny medieval village - Le Maribelle 1

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Pienza Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 & 2 bedrooms, 1 & 2 bathrooms, sleeps 3 and 4

One ground-floor and one first-floor apartment in a 13th century house converted with the maximum attention to comfort and in excellent taste while preserving all the original features including beamed ceilings, stonework and terracotta floors. Warm and cosy in winter and delightfully cool in summer owing to thick walls and a hilly position, these apartments, in the truly unique little village of Monticchiello, are the ideal base all the year round for discovering this wonderful corner of Tuscany, rich in artistic treasures and set in some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in Italy, within the protected area of the Val d'Orcia National Park.

The village and its facilities: Monticchiello has 2 restaurants, 2 cafés and 2 general stores. There is also a post-office and a cash dispenser. Ideal for those with young children as there is hardly any traffic at all, picturesque strolls can be enjoyed in its little squares and gardens, as well as scenic walks around the walls and up to the tower at the top of the village.

Every summer between July and August the famous 'Teatro Povero di Monticchiello' stages a locally produced open-air drama every night for a month in the village square, and supper can be eaten in the crypt of the village church (turned into a taverna for the occasion). Booking is advisable as this event is very popular!

For those visiting in winter there are chamber music concerts through the Christmas season in the ancient granary.

Nearby places to visit: Only 3 kms away is Pienza,jewel of the Renaissance, and also within easy distance are San Quirico with its beautiful Romanesque collegiate church, Montepulciano and Montalcino with their world famous wines, Bagno Vignoni with its hot springs and ancient Roman bath....and many other little-known historical spots. Siena, Florence and Perugia are all about an hour's drive away, and there is an excellent train service to Rome, or as a change, you can take a boat trip to the islands on Lake Trasimeno (40 mins away).

Other activities: Whether you are an enthusiastic hiker or just wish to explore the countryside on foot, there are numerous beautiful walks in the area. In summer, there are several pleasant open-air swimming-pools all about 20 mins drive away, and it is possible to spend a day at the beach - a longer drive (60 mins) but worth it. The owners will provide information on open-air summer concerts and various traditional local events. Last but not least, good food and wine abound in this region and there are restaurants, trattorias and wine-bars to suit everyone.

More Details

Details for Le Maribelle 1 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

First-floor apartment with kitchen/living area, two double bedrooms each with own bathroom including shower unit, bidet and wash basin, no bathtub. Gas-fired central heating. Attractive view from main bedroom over the Val d'Orcia and Pienza. Independent entrance up a short flight of stairs.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Lazzerini (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Le Maribelle 1
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Lakewood, CO
5

Tuscany at its Finest!!

  • 5 of 5

Le Maribelle was one of the best places we stayed on our European adventure. Impeccably restored and absolutely beautiful the apartment was everything we hoped for. Barbara is just delightful and was so easy to work with. The town of Monticchiello is so fun to explore and a great place to start day trips throughout the region. Just can't say enough good things about the apartment and the town. If you are planning to visit Tuscany this would be the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lakewood, CO
5

Tuscan Charm at its Finest!

  • 5 of 5

Le Maribelle was the best place we stayed during our three week vacation to Europe. Located in the delightful village of Monticello it perfectly embodies everything that is wonderful about Tuscany. Impeccably remodeled and graced with views of the Tuscan hills this is a hidden gem. We could have stayed a week or more. Barbara is absolutely amazing!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
France Lorraine
5

south toscana

  • 5 of 5

It was va very nice appart, very quite; the small town is beautiful; we come for the second time; there is a lot of things to do or to see in south toscana. the only little problem is for the car (no parking near the house, since a few year).

thanks to Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Mt. View, California USA
5

A wonderfully relaxing sojourn

  • 5 of 5

With only 90 inhabitants living within the walls of this delightful, truly medieval village, and with two good restaurants within about 50 meters of the apartment, this is just a great place for a 3, 4 or 5 night stay to calm down from the hotel jumping that ensues from touring. The apartment was more than adequate, the large bed was quite comfortable (the smaller bed less so for an adult couple) and the restaurants obviate any need to leave Monticchiello in the evening in search of dinner. Or, if you want, visit Montepulciano, Pienza or Chianciano during the day for a stroll in a wine-besotted Tuscan town and easily shop for more than you will need to make yourself a great picnic, or even a hot, dinner in the apartment's kitchen.

In the spirit of full disclosure, the hilly city just might be a little much for

people who have difficulty walking. For the rest, it is simply a pleasant little workout to circumnavigate the village.

Barbara, the owner of the apartment, is a great resource and as open and friendly as you could possibly want. She loves talking and learning about her guests. It is a place you will likely want to return to.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
ST SEURIN DE PRATS
5

1, 2, 3,....

  • 5 of 5

Ormai abbiamo provato le tre Maribelle, 1 l'anno scorso in aprile, 3 in agosto 2009 e 2 quest'estate, ed é stato ogni volta un vero piacere. Questo sentimento di vivere nel cuore di un paesello toscano perfetto nel quale la gente malgrado il turismo é rimasta molto accogliente e simpatica, é per noi la garanzia di un soggiorno stupendo.

Barbara é un ospite molto attenta e di certo torneremo in questo posto

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Denmark
5

Elisabeth and Jesper - Denmark

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Tuscany since 2007 for holiday travel, and during these trips we have come across a nice little town in southern Tuscany, by the name of Montichello, where we found some lovely holiday apartments for rent.

We quickly settled in there and quite enjoyed the calm, relaxed and cozy mood.

The town has a limited touristy feel, but at the same time folklore with a couple of nice restaurants, a café and the towns own medieval castle. Furthermore there is a hike around the town with an extraordinary view to the very picturesque Val D’orcia valley. Le Maribelle 1 and 2 is both nice apartments perfectly situated with a balcony view to the city of Pienza, one of the key areas in the very beautiful valley.

The town of Monte Pulciano is also within a fifteen minute drive, as well beautifully situated on a mountain plateau. We have on several occasions lived in both apartments, which exudes atmosphere and are tastefully decorated with only the basic necessities.

The Italian urban environment has also been enjoyed by the family dog, which was a great success.

We are looking forward to living at Maribelle 2 and to the hosts most kind hospitality again already this August and we are looking very much forward to yet another holiday in very special surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A1 Valdichiana
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Monticchiello is situated about 55 kms (1 hrs drive) due south of Siena,in south-east Tuscany.It is about 90 mins from Florence international airport and about 2 hrs from Rome Fiumicino airport.It lies between the valleys of Val d'Orcia and Valdichiana, overlooking the former and close to the two famous wine producing regions of Montalcino and Montepulciano.

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Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

Pienza Apartment Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes A 10% discount is offered for periods of two weeks or more. Weekend or mid-week bookings accepted. Cleaning and weekly change of linen included. Central heating is not included in the rates and will be charged according to the amount used as shown on the meter.
Please confirm bookings by e-mail.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Pienza Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 doubles, 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is also a child's cot which can be placed in either bedroom. On request the owners will provide a video player. No private garden, but you won't miss it here with the peace and charm of the village, literally on your doorstep, to be explored at your leisure.

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