Welcome to Castiglion Fiorentino, a walled city and medieval tapestry of Tuscan landscapes and lush valley, terracotta roofs and full-bodied Italian wines, ancient bell towers and long-held traditions.
Because Tuscany is all about its villages. And Castiglion is THE walled village. It's where you want to make your home base.
And in Castiglion Fiorentino, Il Rustico is THE vacation home. The one you've been looking for. Indeed, you've finally found it.
Because here, surrounded by sweeping panoramas and cobblestone streets, Etruscan vestiges and Roman ruins, centuries-old walls and Italy's best gelato, sits Il Rustico. This quaint 1-bedroom + loft apartment is a welcoming home-away-from-home, in the best part of the village and with the amenities you desire.
oo Unbeatable City Center Location oo
→ Your home-away-from-home sits within the city walls of Castiglion Fiorentino and is walkable to absolutely everything (walk score: 85 - that's "very walkable"!). Discover Etruscan ruins, Market Day, incredible restaurants and bars, and so much more.
oo Striking Architectural Detailsoo
→ The rustic beaming at Il Rustico was preserved from the original structure. You're staying in a piece of history!
oo Leafy Outdoor Space oo
→ Outdoor space is hard to come by in Italy, which makes our flower-filled outdoor terrace extra special.
oo Air-Conditioning + Fireplace! oo
→ Find your happy temperature at Il Rustico, where a fireplace keeps you cozy in winter and A/C beats the heat in summer. Both (but especially the air-conditioning) are hard to find in Castiglion!
oo Free Guide to Castiglion Fiorentino oo
→ Want to experience Castiglion like a local? When you stay with us, we hook you up with a free guide, full of all our favorite places to see, things to do, and food and drink to sample.
♦♦♦ LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! ♦♦♦
Located just off the main road of Corso Italia, Il Rustico is tucked into one of the most central and walkable sections of Castiglion Fiorentio: minutes to 13th and 14th century city walls, Roman and Etruscan ruins, the central piazza, sweeping panoramas, and everything else that you want to see - quintessential and unforgettable Tuscany, right at your doorstep.
Il Rustico is never more than 15 minutes walking distance to Castiglion's walled delights; from our weekly market to traditional meals al fresco, from ancient archaeological sites to cozy bars with a view, all of Castiglion unfolds at your feet.
And that's not all! Il Rustico is perfectly positioned as your Tuscan home base: From here, bike, hike, bus, motor and train to local wineries and Montecchio Castle, Arezzo and Cortona, Montalcino and Siena, Pienza and Montepulicano and of course, Florence - to and through Tuscany and all of Italy.
Step out our front door and here's a taste of what awaits:
o La Foce: This beautiful mountain pass winds through silvery olive groves and leads to Palazzo del Pero and lovely views of Montecchio Castle.
o Local Family Wineries: For generations, local families have tended the vines and juiced grapes at nearby wineries.
o Sculpted Masterpieces: Discover our local artisans and incredible sculptures, including the world's longest (and incredibly fascinating) stone chain!
o Italian Ceramics: Visit one of our local ceramic artists and pick up a souvenir or two!
o Trains & buses to EVERYWHERE!: Hop a train or bus to Assisi, Perugia, Florence, Rome, and more!
♦♦♦ BREEZY OUTDOOR SPACE ♦♦♦
It's evening and you're spending it in an ancient, walled city. There's a glass of Italian wine in your hand. The sun is setting, sending out wisps of red, pink, and orange over medieval buildings and ruined towers. You can hear Castiglion faintly below, its people wandering across cobblestone streets, warming up with aperitivos, and sampling authentic gelato.
This is the beauty of your own outdoor space in Castiglion. It's a rarity here, and one we're happy to deliver. So go ahead, enjoy the breeze in your hair. Watch the setting sun cast its pastel watercolors over the houses in the valley below. And sip your wine. This is medieval Castiglion Fiorentino, the way it's meant to be enjoyed.
♦♦♦ UNCOMMON AMENITIES ♦♦♦
Incredible wine, medieval ruins, life-changing meals, ancient wonders - some things are easy to come by in Castiglion Fiorentino.
A few things that aren't easy to find? Air-conditioning, outdoor space, ancient architectural detailing, working fireplaces, and big kitchens. And at Il Rustico, you'll have them all.
♦♦♦ INSIDER GUIDE ♦♦♦
We are delighted to welcome you to Castiglion Fiorentino, our beloved and very special second home. To help get our guests acquainted, and to help you experience our village like a local, we've written an insider guide to Castiglion: all the best sights to see, gelato to eat, restaurants to dine in, and drinks you'll just have to sample. There's no other local guide like it!
♦♦♦ WELL APPOINTED ♦♦♦
It's not just that we've been in business for years; as of April 2017, we also manage Il Rustico personally. With lots of communication and the help of a great local team, we've attended to all the specifics, from the big details (like A/C and a clothes washer) to the little things, including comfy seating on the balcony and an iron & ironing board.
After many happy guests, we know most of what our guests need. And if there's something you find missing during your stay, let us know and we will do our best!
♠♠♠ PRIVATELY OWNED AND LOCALLY MANAGED ♠♠♠
Forget the absent property manager: Il Rustico is privately owned. And by that, we mean it's just the two of us: Amanda and Adriano - and we're here to help. We'll be available via text and email, before and throughout your stay. We'll fill you in on all your soon-to-be favorite spots. If we're in town, we'll pick you up at the train station. And, if there's ever a problem or question that pops up during your stay, we'll be there.
In other words, we'll be as hands-on - or as hands-off - as you want.
Welcome to Castiglion Fiorentino!