Spacious Tuscan Apartment in 15th Century Palazzo

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Apartment

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Sleeps: 6

Type: Apt. / Condo

Spacious Tuscan Apartment in 15th Century Palazzo

This spacious apartment (1800 sq ft) is located in a 15th century palazzo in the old town center of Sarteano. The main entry of the palazzo has a dramatic vaulted entry that contains a tranquil courtyard. Past the courtyard, a marble stairway leads to the apartment, which is on the top floor (3rd floor US, 2nd floor UK) of the palazzo.

The main area consists of a formal entryway, elegant living room, separate formal dining room and a large eat-in kitchen.

From the entryway three steps lead up to the large formal living room which is tastefully and comfortably decorated. It features a Siena marble wood-burning fireplace, wood-beamed ceilings, ...Read more

About the owner

Trudi Barnet & Michael Oldridge

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Spacious Tuscan Apartment in 15th Century Palazzo
Sarteano, Tuscany, Italy

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The apartment is located in the historic Palazzo Piccolomini in the charming Tuscan hilltop medieval village of Sarteano. Sarteano is well positioned between Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana. Val d'Orcia is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Despite its small population of 4500, Sarteano has many amenities, in addition to several places of interest. The castle, located within the medieval walls, dates from the 11th Century, and underwent a recent restoration and is open to the public. The small, but stunning theater in the central piazza, dating from the 17th Century, is open for many events throughout the year. The museum, which is directly across the street from the palazzo, is well worth a visit. They will arrange tours to the recently discovered Etruscan tombs, with its fascinating frescoed figures.

The local swimming pool is a leisurely 10 minute walk from the palazzo. It is fed by a continuous thermal spring at a constant temperature of 75°F (24°C). It is open from April till the end of September.

There are several restaurants, cafes, and even a pub within a few minutes walking distance of the palazzo.

The apartment makes an excellent base for touring around Tuscany and nearby Umbria. Sarteano is a 7 minute drive from the A1 (Autostrada), and provides easy access to Florence (1 hour 20 mins), Rome (1 hour 30 mins) and beyond. The beautiful Renaissance city of Siena is a scenic 45 minute drive from Sarteano, and is also accessible by train. If you wish to travel by train, the station at Chiusi is only a 15 minute drive from Sarteano. Chiusi is on the main line running through the center of Italy, linking Milan, Florence, Rome and Naples.

From Sarteano, many other places of interest are less than an hour's drive, such as: Montepulciano, Pienza, Lake Trasimeno, Cortona (of “ Under the Tuscan Sun” fame), Perugia and Assisi.

If you would like to shop for Italian fashions and reasonably priced leather goods, a local indoor mall is a 7 minute drive, and the ValdiChiana Village, a designer outlet, is about 30 minutes away.

Getting to Sarteano: In Rome there are 2 airports; Fiumicino or Ciampino. From either Rome airport it is about a 2 hour drive north. From Pisa airport, a 2 hour 20 min drive south. Cars can be rented at all 3 airports.

It is also possible to travel by train from Rome Fiumicino or Pisa Aeroporto to Chiusi, where car rental is available, or a 15 min taxi ride into Sarteano.

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Nearest train station: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Nearest airport: Rome Fiumicino
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