Charming 2 bedroom/2 bath home. Perfect base for exploring Umbria, Tuscany
2 single beds
1 double bed
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What you will love about this home
Our beautiful apartment is set in the middle of the charming Umbrian hill town of Città della Pieve ('Pieve' for short). It is 1100 sq. feet (110 sq. meters) with two bedrooms (master BR with oversized queen bed, the second with two single beds). The main floor has an open plan living room and combined kitchen-dining room. On the same level are the master BR and bathroom, with an adjoining dressing room. This bathroom has a shower and separate bathtub. On the lower level is the second bedroom with its own large bathroom, including a walk-in shower and laundry. The view westward from our place to the expanse of the 'Val di Chiana' (which divides Tuscany and Umbria) is breathtaking. The Tuscan towns of Piazze, Cetona, Sarteano, Chianciano Terme, and Montepulciano can easily be seen. The apartment is elegantly furnished with antiques and modern pieces. It is well-equipped and very comfortable. There is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth stereo speakers, and large-screen TV (streaming only). There's a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, gas range, four-burner cooktop, large refrigerator, and a variety of small electrical appliances. And of course there is a hand crank pasta machine for special occasion meals. There is a clothes washer (no dryer, but a 'standino' for drying clothes as the locals do). In addition to the living space, the apartment has a large 'grotta' for storing wine and olive oil. Città Della Pieve is as picturesque and as pleasant as you can possibly imagine. It is rich in history, tradition, art, and cuisine, and everything you need can be found within a short walking distance from our front door. Many popular destinations in Tuscany and Umbria are within easy driving distance (and often, accessible by train from nearby Chiusi). Thus, day trips from Pieve will bring you to, for example: Orvieto, Assisi, Cortona, Perugia, the Tuscan 'Wine Trail', Florence, and Siena -- not to mention many beautiful villages and hill towns close by in Tuscany and Umbria-- Paciano, Piegaro, Panicale, Cetona. 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. Some activities that we have enjoyed in Pieve include: walks and hikes with small organized walking groups; the harvests: grape, olive, saffron, chestnut (autumn); festivals and processions (too many saints to list here!); the Infiorata (June); the Palio (August); Trasimeno Blues Festival; Umbria Jazz, and many, many more. The summer nights, for example, are filled with free concerts in the various churches and piazzas of the town, and there are plays, operas, and concerts held in Pieve's jewel of a theater (30 meters from our apartment). Finally, our town is characterized by the openness of its people. They are not jaded by a steady stream of tourists, but are thrilled to interact with you, share their knowledge, their time, their town. You will find yourself included, and because we have a large community of friends, you will have the privilege of availing yourself of their generosity and companionship if you choose. A note on cars: We don’t own a car in Pieve. In fact, strangely enough, non-residents like us can purchase a home but are not allowed to own a car! But having a car at least part of the time is essential for visiting the many lovely hill towns nearby, and of course to see the surrounding countryside. You can rent a car from Rome airport and have it the whole time (we’ve done this a lot), or you can rent a car for the day or days you need one, in Chiusi. See our website at cittadellapieve.weebly.com for more information and additional pictures. Please contact us for the most up-to-date and accurate information.
What you will love about this neighborhood
The "neighborhood" where our apartment is located is the center of our lively, lovely hilltop Umbrian town. Everything is within walking distance.
It has gorgeous views... In the center of a lovely, vibrant town... Authentic, charming, comfortable, well equipped. For "non-reciprocal" exchanges, we have a 40 Euro fee to help cover cleaning and concierge expenses.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Is this accommodation suitable for remote workers?
Yes, this accommodation has a wifi connection. We recommend that you discuss this with the host to ensure that the connection speed is sufficient for your needs.
How many rooms for sleeping are there in this accommodation?
This accommodation has 2 bedrooms.
What is the surface area of this accommodation?
The surface of this accommodation is 110m2.
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