Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
Book this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apt. / condo in Sarteano today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, internet access, and among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 29 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1,100.00, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar 4 months ago, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
Spacious Tuscan Apartment in 15th Century Palazzo Sarteano, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
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.
More About This Location
Nearest airport: Rome Fiumicino
Nearest train station: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Car is recommended
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Sarteano Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Sarteano Attractions
Last updated on June 30, 2016
Rates shown in $ USD
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner’s discretion.
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Local Guides/Maps
- Hair dryer
- Central heating
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- 6 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
based on 20 reviews
of guests would stay again
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Living history in a beautiful little hill town”
We loved our adopted home in this lovely little hill town. You walk into history as you cross the main piazza to enter the 15th century palazzo and climb above the interior courtyard and into the top-floor flat, with views out over the tiled rooftops, fields and mountains of Tuscany. We picked Sarteano because I had randomly visited years ago and fondly remembered the tiny restaurant on the main piazza, the castle up the hill, and the friendly folks at the gelato shop, and I had always wanted to return. Fortunately I was in charge of picking the lodgings for this leg of the trip with my brother and family (we were four adults and one teenager), and it was even more fortunate to find these particular lodgings. As a side-benefit, it's easy to get to, just a two-hour drive from Rome-Fiumicino airport (and without much of the winding narrow roads of Tuscany). From our first evening we felt like we had new best friends in a new home. There are pretty much just four restaurants, and after the first one we decided that we'd ditch our plans to cook and enjoy a different restaurant each night. They were wonderful. Two of them are smaller than our one-car garage, with just a few tables and the feeling of a dinner party. Giuliano at Osteria da Galliano was especially welcoming. We did decide to cook lunch one day, and bought pasta and sauce supplies for the friendly couple who run the market just down the block, cooked in the well-stocked kitchen and enjoyed our lunch in the dining room overlooking the rooftops. That day we toured the castle at the top of the hill and visited the Etruscan museum across the street from our palazzo. Another day the market couple selected a picnic lunch of bread, cheeses and prosciutto for us, and we drove the few miles to hike up Monte Cetona -- you'll see it from Sarteano by the cross on top. Every morning we'd get cappuccino from Mauro at the Bar Italia (and sometimes glasses of wine later in the day), and every night after dinner we'd get gelato from our friends at the gelato shop. As a further cultural experience, our nephew decided to get his hair cut by the barber a few doors down, and we all put our heads together to come up with "il ragazzo ha i capelli lungi; piu corti per favore" and it worked! It really was sad when we had to leave and popped our heads in to say goodbye to everyone. What a lovely bubble to live in for a few days. (We did leave the bubble to go wine tasting in Montepulciano one day.) The town and whole lifestyle were so appealing, I almost forgot the accommodations: The setup was perfect for us: in addition to the spacious kitchen and dining room, the living room makes for a very comfy hang-out space for all, with an easy retreat to the three bedrooms (and two bathrooms) down the hall. We all loved it, and it made for a very relaxing feel, conducive to catching up over coffee in the morning and wine in the evening.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“A Jewel in Tuscany”
After a very long online search, I happened upon this apartment in a village we'd never heard of. But it looked marvelous, and the owner was exceedingly prompt and courteous (hoorah for English manners!), so we took a chance. What great good fortune that we did! The apartment is an astonishment. It is beyond spacious, the kitchen has so many windows it feels like you're floating in heaven, the views of the Tuscan countryside or the village rooftops are worthy of a classic Italian movie, and the finer details were just as brilliant: a fully equipped modern kitchen, gleaming tile floors, comfortable beds and enough towels for a month's stay. And you are literally steps away from one of the best restaurants in the region, Osteria Da Gagliano, whose delightful chef graciously shared her recipe for the best Tuscan bean soup ever. The closest cafe even had soy milk for my morning cappuccino -- Rome sure didn't offer this. And don't miss the lovely parfumerie across from the Osteria and its enlightened owner, Elena -- please tell her hello from "Jessica in Oregon." We'll be back ASAP -- the only problem is choosing from our many friends who want to go with us next time! Brava!
“Wow, what a gem.”
Right in the heart of Toscana, that's Tuscany for us English speaking folks. A 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment in an historical building. Sarteano is a quiet little old town, with all the charm and character you can imagine. Terrific central location for exploring Tuscany. The old town is beautiful, great for walking around, quiet and peaceful If you want a break from sightseeing, take in the local bars and restaurants, but do visit the castle. Else, plan your day trips and explore the area. Great place to do both. A quick note on my ratings, five star for everything. I was in Italy for 3 weeks, this was far and away the best place I stayed. I've already recommended it to friends and family. I rated five star on service, but there is no daily service. The reason for the rating is, I never needed to call for anything. The apartment was super clean, fully appointed, everything you could need for the stay. When I return, I'm checking this apartment first.
Relaxed in Tuscany
“The perfect Tuscany Palazzo”
• In late October 2013 I had the pleasure of spending a week in Mick and Trudi's apartment in Sarteano, Italy. Mick and Trudi were great to work with, gave good information and their representative in town, Francesca, was English speaking and very helpful. • Mick and Trudi have gentrified the third floor of their 15th century palazzo into an apartment directly out of architectural Digest Magazine. The large apartment is spacious, very Italian, and has all of the amenities one would expect from an upscale Italian Villa. The apartment was clean, neat, and very upscale. New windows, floors, ceilings, and doors all with the feel of antiquity add to the charm of the apartment. • Sarteano is an undiscovered, wonderful, slow moving, hill town within easy driving distance of the sites one would want to visit in Tuscany. It is large enough to be interesting and have all of the amenities needed while off the beaten track, so not covered with tourists. Sitting on a hilltop, Sarteano itself has all the charm one would want of such a hill town without the major hills of other towns to navigate once in the town. Relative to other hill towns, the only serious climb one must endure is the 50 step climb to the third floor of the apartment and this quickly became a non event even for me who had gone through knee surgery four weeks earlier. A small grocery and two local restaurants are within a few paces of the palazzo. We found ourselves visiting each of these daily and by the end of the week knew the patrons and were welcomed as locals as we came through the door. Although a hearty Buon giorno or Buona sera was always a good way to start a conversation, everyone we ran into spoke enough English that we seldom had to resort to our poor Italian language attempts. • We felt that Mick and Trudi's apartment was a great find and extremely well priced. We would recommend it to anyone able to navigate the stairs to this third floor luxury apartment.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Perfect Tuscan hill town experience”
Trudi and Mick are a pleasure to deal with, and Sarteano is a great little hill town to base your Tuscany vacation. The apartment is located right on the main square, a stone's throw from restaurants, groceries and most important: Gelato. A soon as you walk in you feel like a local living in a Tuscan town. 3 large bedrooms and a fabulous kitchen make this apartment a joy to spend time in. Trudi and Mick set you up with a 4 page pdf of things to do and see in the area, along with descriptions of all the local restaurants. Three flights of stairs to the top floor help you work off a little of that Gelato, but it is a small price to pay for the great view from the apartment's many windows. Sarteano is 15 minutes up the hill from Chiusi, which is on the autostrada and has a train stop. Perfectly situated to check out all of Tuscany and Umbria.
Nigel & Fiona
“Spacious well equipped apartment in historic town centre.”
Sarteano is an attractive medieval town. The excellent apartment is on the top floor of a 15th Centuary palazzo. It is very spacious and is fully equipped with all the mod cons. We would have liked some outdoor space, although the large opening windows (with window seat) let in plenty of light and were good for watching the streets below. The town has everything you need; castle, bars, cafes, restaurants and two supermarkets. The thermal swimming pool on the edge of town is great, but was quite expensive(15 Euros per person). The town is very sleepy during the day but comes to life in the evening. It is a great place from which to explore Tuscany. We really enjoyed our stay here and would definately recommend it. The owners and apartment manager were very helpful through the booking process and provided lots of information before our holiday and on arrival.
“Absolutely gorgeous Villa in the heart of a very quaint Village”
First of all I must say dealing with Mick and Trudi was a breeze which made making our plans so much easier. Its exactly as described and pictured. Sartaeno is a small village a very short distance off the autostrada, filled with history, quaint shops and excellent restaurants. The villagers are eager to sit with you for morning espresso at the local Café and they all speak English! The Villa is located right off the square and on a narrow stone street, and its stunning. Open and airy and very spacious. It seems way bigger than stated and certainly our family of 5 fit comfortably. There are multiple restaurants literally within a 2 minute walk, also a wonderful fresh bakery, butcher shop, grocery store, jewelry, linens, toys, hand made heirlooms for babies and clothing stores as well. The pool is just about a 10 minute walk and open for use to all villagers for a fee. The Villa has 3 big bright bedrooms, 2 full baths and an unbelievable large kitchen in which we cooked in 4 nights of our stay! What I liked best was the location, we were able to explore all of Tuscany and used this beautiful villa as "our home base". Thankis so much to the wonderful owners Trudi and Mick, along with Francesca, we had a perfect stay!
I can't say enough about this beautiful apartment in Sarteano, or Michael/Trudi's care and consideration with facilitating our stay. This was my first time renting from FlipKey--and it couldn't have been better! The apartment was spacious, beautifully appointed, clean, very comfortable, quiet, lovely. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook dinners, the w/d was a godsend (and worked awesomely!), always had hot water for showers. Great location, just off the main piazza in the historical part of town. We were 2 couples, renting for a 5 night stay--highlight of our trip! Parking was great - Michael directed us towards a free lot very near the apartment. We recommend the fresh pasta store off of Via di Fuori (towards the coop supermarket), highly recommend dinner at Osteria da Gagliano, and drinks at Zanzibur (on Corso Garibaldi). Wouldn't hesitate to stay again - thank you Michael and Trudi!
We spent 9 nights in the beautiful apartment, and the memories will be with us forever. Mick and Trudi were great to deal with from the time I sent the first e-mail to the day we arrived. We were met by the lovely Francesca who showed us how to operate everything in the apartment and gave us lots of information about Sarteano. She was also always available to answer any questions. We have never had anyone take the time to orient us to the appliances, t.v. etc and this saved us lots of time and frustration. We have been renting properties for years and this by far was the most luxurious. The pictures do not do it justice. It has everything you need and more. The town of Sarteano is a perfect location for exploring Tuscany. We did day trips through the countryside and even ventured on the autostrada which is less then 10 minutes away. We will never forget all the wonderful evenings, cooking dinners and sipping fantastic wine in the breathtaking kitchen. Thanks Mick and Trudi!!!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“What a great place”
This apartment is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed while traveling. The location is great, Sarteano is a wonderful town. The restaurants in town are great and the small grocery store on the coner provided everything we needed including fresh bread and pastry for breakfast. It is up a couple of flights of steps so plan on lugging luggage up and down and negotiating the step going in and out.
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