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A comfortable nice cottage in the quiet hills between Siena and San Gimignano

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Your full relaxing place in the unknown and unspoilt nature of Tuscany

Your Summer holiday rental in a tranquil country and romantic place, where you can watch birds, deers and wild boars. The cottage, completely independent and self-catering, has been recently rebuilt with energy saving criteria. We are located one hour driving from city of art: Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, San Galgano, the Etruscan Sites of Populonia and the Tyrrhenian seaside. An ideal location to recharge ones energy away from the strain of daily life. Unforgettable walks with romantic view can be arranged in the Natural State Reserve of Cornocchia, just a few minutes walk from the house.

Maria Pia Minto
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Maria Pia Minto

My husband and I came from Milan to this wonderful area of Tuscany in 1996. We have been enchanted by the quietness and brightness of the surrounding nature, the silence of the nights, the wildlife around with deer and a lot of different birds. In addition Tuscan food is so delicious and full of flavor! In a short time we can reach the cities of art or the sea side, enjoying other areas within Tuscany.

Maria Pia Minto purchased this cottage in 2007


Radicondoli Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A comfortable nice cottage in the quiet hills between Siena and San Gimignano
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Just a terrific place to stay if you want peace and solitude along the way!

  • 5 of 5

The property was outstanding! Very well maintained in all areas. Anna Pita and Mario are excellent hosts. Both offered local recommendations that exceeded our expectations. Great experience, it's very understandable why their past reviews are so good. Just great people!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Property in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time in four years that we have stayed here. We love the place so much. Maria Pia and Mario (the owners) are like old friends now. We are made to feel so welcome it is a real drag to leave at the end of the stay. There are many places to visit in the area and this year we found a hidden gem near to Colle di Val d'Elsa - a Roman Etrusian baths just off the main road. We also saw lots of wildlife, the highlights being Short Toed Snake Eagles, deer in the garden and on the last day a Pine Marten in the apple tree next to the outdoor sitting area. We will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ruhig gelegen, mit schönem Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Über eine kurze unbefestige Straße erreicht man das gut ausgestattete Ferienhäuschen unterhalb des Örtchens Belforte. Die Vermieter, Maria Pia und Mario, wohnen gleich nebenan in einem separaten Haus. Sie sind sehr liebenswürdig und sprechen sehr gut Englisch. An Ausstattung haben wir nichts vermisst (anstatt Kaffeemaschine gibt es einen ital. Kaffeekocher). Es war sehr ordentlich und sauber. Die Fenster haben Gaze und Fensterläden, so dass es auch im Juli auszuhalten ist.

Die Lage in der Südtoskana ist zentral; Florenz, Siena, Maremma, das Meer und viele sehenswerte Dörfer und Städtchen sind mit dem Auto gut erreichbar.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The beauty of Belforte

  • 5 of 5

Every time my thoughts go back to our holiday at Podere Casino, it brings a smile to my face. Why? Because we had:

Wonderful mornings - the view from the cottage early in the morning is heartwarming: sunshine, songs of birds and beautiful green Tuscan hills

Great afternoons - in the afternoon you are welcomed by cats and their owners Maria Pia and Mario: you get a friendly knock on the door and they make sure you've got everything you need: from flowers in and outside the house to maps and information about the neighbourhood.

And... lovely evenings - the evenings are cosy and quiet: the sound and warmth of the fireplace makes you feel happy and long for more Italian experiences.

Ciao! A+R

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a Fabulous Place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. This part of Tuscany is beautiful. Maria Pia and Mario are two of the nicest people you could meet. They were always on hand to give helpful advice on where to visit, where to park, etc but were also respectful of your privacy. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The views from the cottage were stunning and there was plenty of wildlife and birds on your doorstep (Golden Orioles, Hoopoes, Scops Owls, deer and wild boar, etc). Plenty of lovely towns to visit and soak up the atmosphere with a coffee or a beer. We loved Monteriggioni. We loved the area and cottage so much that we will definately return.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed very much our stay in this Belforte cottage: the area is very quiet, many interest points nearby (Siena, San Giminiano, Volterra, San Galgano, Massa Marittima, etc.).

The state of the cottage is excellent, it is well-equipped and extremely clean. There is a nice view on the hills from the terrace where we had our meals. The owners Mariapia and Mario are warm and helpful while respecting our privacy.

We appreciated a lot the wild nature (birds, deers, butterflies) and the strolls on hiking paths between charming villages.

The description of the Rental is very accurate, we definitely recommend it!

P.S. The restaurant in the closest hamlet (La Fornace) is definitely a place to test!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Florence or Pisa
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Bar 'Le Mura'
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Piombino to Elba and Sardinia
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Colle di Val d'Elsa to Florence and Siena
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
Ristorante "Le Mura"
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Il Casino is a cottage 300 m. from the typical village of Belforte, which was originally built around the year 1000 as a fortified castle on the top of a hill. Here you can find a bar, a restaurant, a post office opened 3 days per week and a little shop. It is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday and near the main towns of art and culture of Florence, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Massa Marittima, not to mention the wonderful central Tuscany seaside, all within 1 hours drive. Only 7 km away you can visit the medieval village of Radicondoli, where you can find bars, groceries, the butcher, the chemist, a bank, a post office, a doctor, a hairdresser, the tourist office and an Internet point. Furthermore some typical little restaurants invite you to taste their home-made Tuscan recipes and, of course, the wonderful Italian pizza.

Other Activities: birdwatching, wildlife watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $9.51 per person per night

All rates include electricity, water cost and final cleaning. WIFI Internet available at no additional charge.
Heating, if needed, will be charged by usage through a gas meter reading (max € 5 per day).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.