Explore the beautiful Valdorcia from an ideally located historic house in a hill top castle village with stunning views of the surrounding valley. This property is ideal for couples or families looking to explore the most famous and picturesque part of Tuscany, and is located only minutes away from Pienza, Montepulciano, Montichiello, San Quirico, and and many other beautiful small medieval Tuscan towns . Drive, hike, or bike through the picturesque rolling countryside covered in Sangiovese vineyards, and see the famous and familiar landscapes where the English Patient and parts of the Twilight movies were filmed. The famous cypress lined drive of Villa La Foce is minutes from this property, as is the fortress of Radicofani, and the famous hot springs of Chianciano.
Approx. 3,000 sqft, this historic residence was totally renovated and furnished with original antiques. The main part of the house consist of a medieval watch tower built around 1250 AD. The house has three levels
The top floor has three bedrooms each with a private bath.
The main floor has a Foyer, Living, dining, kitchen equipped with all modern appliances.
The lower floor opens onto a private garden and has it's own large dining / living area, a small second kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.
The house has all modern appliances and internet service.
Amenities in the castle/village include spectacular swimming pool, about 150 yards away from the house which provides a spectacular view of the Valley, open during summer months. There is a Grocery/convenience store, Pharmacy, Pub, and restaurants in town.
CONTIGNANO, onto of a hill 1,200ft high is conveniently located only 2 1/2 hours from the Rome Airport and 30 minutes from the major A1 interstate
Some of the most popular destinations in Tuscany/Umbria are in the immediate proximity : Pienza 15 minutes, Montepulciano, 15 minutes, Siena 40 minutes, Montalcino 45 minutes, Chianciano 15 minutes, the Amiata mountain 30 minutes, Orvieto 1 hour, Cortona and Perugia 1 1/2 hour.
Excellent restaurants and shopping facilities are abundant in the area,famous for its Wines such as Brunello and Nobile and for the best pecorino cheese.
Contignano, is best known for the reenactment of the Betlehem Nativity during the Christmas holidays and for the Ravioli festival that takes place in mid August.
The total population of the village is approx 230 : everybody is most friendly and helpful, a happy small community that always welcomes the foreign visitors . Agriculture and Tourism are the most important economic activities.
The region has been awarded the orange flag for it's air purity.
Come discover Tuscany at it's best!