Julius's House in Vivo d'Orcia - Castiglione d'Orcia
Next to Pietro's house in the final part of the Borgo di Vivo d'Orcia is this recently restored house.
The charm lies above all in the mixture of ancient and modern that make it particularly welcoming and charming.
As well as the possibility of accessing the living room, the spacious kitchen and the bedroom on the lower floor through the relevant French windows, they make it a very pleasant and airy home.
The living room with its beautiful fireplace in front of which you can read while sitting comfortably on two armchairs and the sofa in the opposite wall make this room ideal for evenings in conversation.
The large kitchen with the important opening on the outside has the dining area on one side and the counter equipped with the other.
Through a staircase that has maintained the old and worn stone steps, you enter the double room with en suite bathroom, which gives direct access to the garden courtyard with the 'outdoor sitting area' where there is also a dining table shaded by a pergola.
The same staircase leads to the upper floor where there is a study room that precedes the beautiful double bedroom with canopy bed and en suite bathroom.
From one of its two windows the view of the meadow and Mount Amiata is particularly charming.
"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 Florence, 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.
The services of Casa di Giulio
2019 prices per week:
Low season: 1230 euros (4 people)
Mid-season: 1520 euros (4 people)
Mid season 2: 1780 euros (4 people)
High season: 2070 euros (4 people)