Casa Etrusca was an important building and this still shows today; with its formal facade and elegant presence this is a building of some standing. Today it has been transformed into an elegant village home for up to 9 guests, with 4 en-suite doubles and an extra single for a teen or a guest, all fully airconditioned.
Unusually for a village home, Casa Etrusca also has a garden. This haven of greenery among the medieval brickwork, with the addition of a plunge pool, is the perfect place to relax and cool down after a long day exploring the museums, art cities or wineries of the region. This is a house perfect for those who wish to immerse themselves in the Italian culture and experience village life.
On the ground floor a spacious dining room and kitchen are separated by a two-sided fireplace, with access to an terrace equipped to enjoy an aperitivo or an eveing meal. On this floor there is also an ensuite double-bedroom with easy access for those with limited mobility.
Heading upstairs there are two ensuite doubles, with a smaller additional room which can be used as a study or as an extra single bedroom. Going upstairs again, the second floor has a further double, with an ensuite bathroom with. freestanding bathtubwith access to a terrace furnished for outdoor dining.
At the back of the house a further Terrace has sunbeds set out to enjoy the garden views , while in the garden itself a plunge pool provides a welcome way to cool down in the summer heat.
Castelmuzio is a small but historic village; First mentioned in the 9th century it is undoubtedly much older, built on an old volcanic tufa plug, a position beloved by the Etruscans for defence and for the ease with which tunnels and tombs could be carved into the soft rock. Today it is a small village rich in history, with the remains of its past as a fortified castle still easy to trace in the medieval walls, stone gate and watch tower. It has a cafe/bar, a restaurant and a small 'coop stop, enough to ensure to don't have to get in your car unless you're off to explore the countryside.
When you do explore, you'll find that you're surrounded by all sorts of delights, from hilltop towns like Pienza, Montisi, Montepulciano and Montalcino, to the famous art cities like Siena, Arezzo and Florence. There are thermal baths nearby, in Bagno Vignoni, San Casciano, and Rapolano Terme, as well as wineries, museums and wild swimming galore. This is the perfect base for exploring Tuscany, as well as nearby Umbria with Lake Trasimeno and Perugia within an hour's drive.
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 "Booking Protect" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.
For more details see our Booking Conditions and Booking Protect. You can add Booking Protect to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.
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.
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.
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