Villa La Consuma a San Giovanni d'Asso
The house, with its large hanging garden and pool, is located in the oldest and highest part of the small town of San Giovanni d'Asso located in the Asso valley on the border between Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia.
Despite its "centrality" is a very private and peaceful place: from the terrace jutting onto the garden you can admire a panorama of poignant beauty.
Consuma It is an old family home that still preserves the spirit and the hospitality of the houses of the past, even if, obviously, with the comforts required by today's life.
Therefore the rooms on the upper floor are equipped with air conditioning and those on the ground floor have ceiling fans to counteract the heat. There is a central heating system and a fireplace that works very well for colder seasons. The connection WiFi allows you to remain "in touch with the world".
There are eight double bedrooms, served by 7 bathrooms complete, which can accommodate a group of 16 people. A larger group can also use another small house, with an independent entrance, La Capanna, which is located at the edge of the garden. This house, which can accommodate 5 people and a child up to 12 years, in 3 rooms bedroom with air conditioning and 2 bathrooms, has its own private outdoor space with a small pool.
At Consuma everyone can find their own "place" to read, meditate or to enjoy the coolness of the pool.
The beautiful surroundings invite to pleasant and relaxing excursions without having to make too many miles: Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Montepulciano they are really very close.
In the house can be organized dinners and cooking lessons with a very good cook and tastings of wine e truffle in the ancient cellar. Also you can buy a oil exquisite product lovingly following the traditions of our area.
The history of Villa La Consuma
The origins of La Consuma date back to the fourteenth century when it was part of the buildings that surrounded the Castle of San Giovanni d'Asso. In the 16th century, an important residence for a bishop of the noble Borghesi family of Siena was created; later some members of this family moved to Rome where they changed their name to Borghese (Camillo Borghese became Pope with the name of Paul V).
The coat of arms with the winged dragon, symbol of the Borghesi family, can still be seen on the front of the house.
The large hanging garden was created in the 18th century by a member of the ancient Sienese family of Sansedoni who lived here.
Later, in the nineteenth century, the house was renovated by the Pannilini, noble Sienese, who at the time were also the owners of the Castle in front, acquiring the current appearance.
Since the beginning of the last century, Consuma belongs to our family.
Services: magical stays in the Sienese countryside
Hospitality in Tuscany in the house called La Consuma (pax 16) and / or in the small adjacent house La Capanna (pax 5 + 1)
Stays starting from a minimum of 3 gg
Dinners and / or cooking lessons organized by professional cooks
Excursions looking for truffle with a expert guide and his dogs
tastings in the cellar of wine e truffle
Sale extra virgin olive oil produced in the company