We didn’t realise what a find we had stumbled across when we discovered the website for La Casina Toscana. It is an immaculately renovated farmhouse, oozing with rustic Italian charm, to 21st century specification. Surrounded by olive groves, it sits on the south facing slope of a hillside overlooking the beautiful valley below and Montepulciano above. The bedrooms are of a good size, light & airy, and 2 bedrooms have lovely views. The beds are very comfortable and there is lots of storage space. The kitchen whilst not large is perfectly adequate for holiday requirements and is very well equipped. The huge table in the living area can be used for food preparation. Seating in the living area is mainly benches around the farmhouse table but in the warm months most of the sitting and eating will be outside using the garden furniture.
Three different outside seating areas provide for beautiful views, shade if needed and sun at all times of day. An outside shower is there to dowse if you’ve spent a little too long in the Tuscan sun. The house is quiet, and when you are there appears to be in the middle of the countryside, yet the supermarket and the base of the lovely Montepulciano old town are just a 5 minute walk away and the bus station just a 2-3 minute walk. Montepulciano is medieval and Renaissance hill town with many small shops, cafes and restaurants; prices to suit all budgets. Tuscany and Umbria with all their cultural and culinary offerings can be explored from here.
Davide, the owner, was very welcoming, he showed us around and gave us advice about the surrounding area. A couple of days later he contacted us to check that everything was going well.
This is a perfect small house in a perfect location.
My wife and I stayed at La casina Toscana in September for one week, the location is excellent, the village of Montepuliciano is wonderful, great shopping, wine tasting, cheese tasting, restaurants, and spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside.
The home is well equipped, kictchen, laundry facilities, plenty of room for two couples or a family of 5.
The owner Davide was very helpful and the home is spotless.
It is a short distance to the grocery store and the main town. Day trips to Sienna, Florence, Cortona and Chianti were all easy drives.
This place is great value and absolutely charming.