Bifora 2

A romantic cottage in Italy with wonderful views. : Maremma, South of Siena

Nice little touches

  • The old monastery and 10th century church have a magical atmosphere - to be staying in the roof space of the medieval buildings feels particularly special

Bifora is located in Pieve di Caminino, a little hamlet in the beautiful Maremma countryside between Roccastrada and Massa Marittima, is set in a natural, verdant amphitheatre, with enormous olive groves extending down from the wooded, rocky background towards the coast.

The charming and knowledgeable owners, who speak perfect English, have continued the cultivation of the olive groves started by their forefathers, and produce some of the most delicious olive oil in Italy. Their family history has long tradition of famous painters and architects. With excellent taste and skill they have converted the little hamlet into characteristic apartments and cottages for visitors, one of which is Bifora.

As well as the panoramic views, there are over 500 ha. of woodlands to explore, and an ornamental lake has lawns furnished for sunbathing, flowerbeds and a cooling sprinkler. Within 20 minutes' drive are thermal spas and hot waterfalls. The site for the swimming pool has been carefully chosen to protect the peace and architectural integrity of the hamlet.


La Bifora is a simple but charming apartment set within the medieval church that is the heart of this ancient place, and is tucked against the ancient church roof, giving you access to the views from the old "Bifora" window. The apartment has a sitting room with fireplace, a kitchen, a double bedroom, a shower room, and a furnished roof terrace with wonderful views.

The roof terrace is magical, a perfect spot to enjoy a romantic drink in the evening while gazing out over the Tuscan landscape with your loved one. Whether you're still in the early days of romance, on your honeymoon, or rekindling love after the children have finally flown the nest, there are few more romantic spots than this!


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom With Shower

Kitchen equipment

  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Italian Moka Coffee Maker
  • Oven


  • Baby Bed And High Chair Available For A Small Fee
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Fans Available On Request
  • Air Conditioning Extra - At €150 / Week

What's included

  • Final Cleaning Included
  • Pool Towels Provided On Request


  • Property's Own Olive Oil Available
  • Extra Single Bed Available On Request (At An Extra Cost)
  • Extra Linen Change Available
  • Extra Cleaning Available On Request
  • This Property Is Subject To A Cautionary Deposit Of €200, Which Should Be Handed Over In Cash To The Owner Or Her Representative At The Start Of Your Holiday
  • Heating Costs Including Firewood To Be Paid Directly To The Owner
  • A/C Costs Of €150 Per Week Payable Directly To Owner If Ac Required.


  • Dim: 7 X 14 M. - Steps Into The Pool, But No Shallow End As Such - Depth From 1.2 - 1.4 M. Opening: End May - End October

Nearby Activities


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Where is Bifora ?

Getting here

  • Pisa Airport 140 km - 1 hr 30 min drive
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport 200 km - 2hr 10 min drive
  • Florence Airport 150 km - 2 hr drive
  • Perugia Airport 170 km - 2 hr 10 min drive
  • Bus Stop 1.5km away
  • Train Station in Grosseto 30 km - 30 min drive

Around Bifora

This ancient fortified church lies in territory once fought over by the Sienese; if you visit Siena and see the famous fresco by Simone Martini, you will see Roccatederighi and Montemassi, two nearby villages, in the background - there even those who have speculated that Guidoriccio da Fogliano, the commander of the Sienese army shown in the painting, was at the Pieve in this painting.

This is an area known the Maremma, and the Pieve lies where the "Metal mountains" fold down into the plains surrounding Grosseto, and there is plenty to see here: As well as visiting famous towns such as Massa Marittima and Siena, from Caminino you can easily explore the park of the Uccellina, the Etruscan cities of Roselle and Vetulonia, Pitigliano and Sovana. The beach is half an hour away, and it is easy to visit Argentario, or you can take a boat to islands such as Giglio, Giannutri and Elba. Add the comfort and peaceful beauty of Pieve di Caminino and you have a recipe for a wonderful holiday.

On a lesser known note, there is some wonderful bouldering around SassoFortino.

Nearby Activities

  • Restaurants in Montemassi, Roccatederighi and Sassofortino - all around 4 to 6 km away.
  • Roselle Roman city remains 27 km - 20 min drive
  • Massa Marittima, and mining museum 27 km - 30 min drive
  • Bolgheri and SuperTuscan winemakers, 80 kms - 1 hr drive
  • Ferries to Elba and Islands from Piombino 65 km - 1 hr drive

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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Sleeps: 2
From € 126 per day


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How to book

Is Bifora perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • This property is subject to a cautionary deposit of €200, which should be handed over in cash to the owner or her representative at the start of your holiday
  • Heating costs including firewood to be paid directly to the owner
  • A/C costs of €150 per week payable directly to owner if AC required.