Vivo d'Orcia The Ambassador's House in Castiglione d'Orcia
This house, for years, was the 'buen retiro' of an American ambassador who, with his family, loved spending the summer in the shade of the large chestnut trees that surround it.
The beautiful view of Mount Amiata that can be enjoyed from the terrace where the table for outdoor dining is located offers moments of rare beauty.
Recently restored, through a French window you can directly access the large living room with two comfortable sofas on either side of the fireplace.
On one side the dining table, on the other the kitchen counter covered with a slate slab, allows you to prepare lunches in the company of the rest of the family.
The two bedrooms with their bathrooms are located on the lower level.
Through the respective windows you enter the garden below from which you can admire the view of the imposing castle of the Counts Cervini that are the owners of the whole village.
"Vivo d'Orcia is not a place, it is a way of life ..."
The Castello di Vivo d'Orcia is located in the charming area Val d'Orcia in the south of Tuscany, at 2 hours from Firenze, 1 now from Siena, near cultural jewels like Pienza, Montalcino e Montepulciano, to name just a few.
The village Vivo D'Orcia is located at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level.
The particular combination of altitude and the Mediterranean climate create an unusual combination of flora and fauna.
Many wild animals such as deer, wild boar and foxes as well as the truffles in Monte Amiata they find their home.
Refuge of a Pope: the estate with the imposing castle and the Romanesque church dates back to the XI century. The humble hermitage was transformed into a sophisticated and well organized agricultural center, when the cardinal Marcello Cervini, then pope Marcello II, bought the estate in 1534.
The property is still owned by the family today.
The castle in January 2005 was published on "The World of Interiors".
Secular trees and chestnut trees cast their shade in the gardens of the houses, ideal for spending al fresco meals outdoors. Fresh fruit and tomatoes, spicy sausages, homemade pasta, polenta, wild mushrooms combined with truffles and, of course, local olive oils and fine wines and wines.
Vivo d'Orcia Ambassador's home: relax in a place rich in history
2019 prices per week, 4 beds:
Low season: 1 week 1065 euros
Mid season: 1 week 1300 euros, 6 nights 1170 euros
Mid season 2: 1 week 1540 euros, 6 nights 1320 euros
High season: 1775 euros