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Casellana lies on a hillock within the famous Orcia valley
Another view of the imposing building
The vanishing edge pool
The landscape is dotted by cypress trees
The hall
The living room with French windows onto one of the terraces
Two more views of the living room
The large kitchen, a great place to cook and hang out
A great place to cook
View from the kitchen to the dining room
The dining room
The Amiata bedroom
The tower bedroom, a twin
Another twin
Two more bedrooms
The bathrooms are all very well designed
View onto Casellana from the distance
View from Casellana in the dusk
The vegetable garden, feel free to pick whatever is ripe
View from the edge of the pool
You swim into the valley
The terraces
And another general view of the house
Bathed in the warm light of the setting sun
The garden
Casellana is the masterpiece of interior designer Ilaria Miani who cleverly mixes a profound knowledge of local architecture and an acute talent for contemporary design.
8 BR
Rome and Pisa 2 hrs, Florence 1.5 hrs, Perugia 1 hr
heated pool
Air condition
pets welcome


This L-shaped building was a ruin when designer Ilaria Miani and her husband Giorgio bought it. Luckily some old drawings, found in the local archives, could be taken as guideline, but for the rest they were given plenty of rope to style the house in their own very personal way, not limited by existing features, but armed with a huge knowledge of local architecture and contemporary design. The result is a balanced blend of old and new, which has been published by the most renowned interior design magazines (House&Garden, Elle Décor, Coté Sud).

Located on top of a hill with a broad view over the Orcia valley (classified UNESCO World Heritage in 2004), Casellana is surrounded by 3 acres of landscaped garden.

The terraces for alfresco dining are paved with stones from the piazza in Arezzo, and offer unbelievable views over the Val d’Orcia. Adjoining is an outdoor oven and barbecue.

There is a heated pool as well as a separate hot tub for 6, again taking advantage of the views.

The vegetable garden produces delicious fresh produce (vegetables, herbs and flowers) which guests are free to pick.

The house sleeps up to 19 in 8 very spacious bedrooms: 2 twins, 5 doubles and a lofted bedroom containing a sofa bed, a twin and a double bed.Fax machine. Wifi in most of house. No radiators, heating is provided by an under floor system. Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD player.


• Expansive front lawn, perfect for playing and outdoor activities
• Heated infinity 20 x 4 meters swimming pool with jet stream. Heating provided by solar panels or by a dedicated boiler.
• Hot tub for 6
• Lower terrace with vegetable and flower garden
• Ancient stone paved sheltered dining area for 20, with built in barbecue and large wood-burning brick oven for pizzas or baking meats.
• Second patio stone paved as well for drinks at sunset
• 3 acres automatically watered lawn and orchard
• Solar panels installed for the pool and the hot tun to have it naturally heated at 28/30°C (82/86°F) in summer and 24-26°C (75/79°F) in the mid seasons, depending on the weather.


• Living room with fireplace comfortably seats houseful plus occasional guests
• Dining room seating 16 to 20, splendid sunset and clay hills views
• Kitchen: accommodates up to twenty in two large tables, great hearth (3 meters large) for grilling, 10 gas burners, two large ovens, microwave, double sized fridge
• High quality Italian C&C linen in all bedrooms
• Wi-FI Internet access all over the house



• High quality bedlinen, towels and pool towels from C.Castellini&C Milano
• Bathrooms have a complete set of soap, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion and a hairdryer
• Air conditioning in each bedroom individually controlled, included in the rent
• Under floor central heating
• Wi-Fi broadband access in most of the house
• Solar Panels to heat the pool, the hot tub and produce hot sanitary water
• Safe in all bedrooms, 1 common safe
• House laundry (heavy duty machinery)
• Guest’s laundry (washing machine and tumble dryer)
• No radiators, heating is provided by an under floor system
• Baby Equipment: complimentary travel cot and high chair available on request
• Satellite TV with DVD Player
• Stereo CD player, Ipod docking station
• Barbecue
• Firewood supply for the fireplaces & barbecue is included in the rent
• Telephone
• Automatic outdoor lighting

Staff | Service included

• Fluent English-speaking check in representative will welcome guests and show them the house
• Standard upkeep of the house and garden is included in the rental – this covers tidying up and basic cleaning of shared areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms, as well as the outdoors.
• Weekly bed and bath linen change for stays longer than one week.
• Final cleaning

Staff | Service on request

• In-villa Chef
• Daily in-depth cleaning services
• Additional bed and bath linen change
• Personal laundry and ironing
• Grocery shopping
• Guided tours
• Any additional concierge service


To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas

• Nearest village Contignano 5,8 km where you will find main basic supplies: gas station, well-stocked grocery shop, butcher and bakery as well as a real pecorino cheese factory!
• Modern style supermarkets and full shopping are about 15 minutes away
• Nearest train station: Chiusi, 25 minutes
• S. Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano, Sarteano, 15 to 20 minutes
• There are 4 hot spas and beauty farms close by (from 10 to 30 minutes drive maximum) as well as a number of wineries, wine shops and excellent restaurants
• Montalcino 30 minutes
• Siena, Perugia, Assisi 1 hour
• Nearest beach Punta Ala 132 km
• Distance from airports: Rome and Pisa 2 hours, Florence 1.5 hours, Perugia 1 hour
• Rome 2 hours by car, 1.5 by train
• Florence 1.5 hours by car, 1.5 by train

Things to do

• Welcome to the Val D’Orcia: hills outlined by endless rows of cypress trees, majestic castles, thermal spa towns, tiny medieval villages surrounded by olive groves and wine cellars everywhere full of oak and chestnut casks in which to age world class wine.
• The village of Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello di Montalcino stands hilltop covered almost entirely with vineyards and at its centre signature examples of Medieval architecture: the Palazzo dei Priori and the wonderful Rocca fortress, built circa XIV century.
• Pienza has been declared “Heritage of Mankind” by Unseco and is considered to be the “symbol city” of the Italian Renaissance (as well as famous for its wonderful pecorino cheese).
• Montepulciano known as the pearl of the 16th century and renowned for the production of wines such as Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
• The closest spa is in Bagni San Filippo.Other spas are in Chianciano Terme, a famous thermal spa town that dates back to Roman times.
• “Fashionistas” will be able to indulge their passion, especially in the famous Prada factory store, located on the road to Florence.

To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.

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