The Casa di Pietro stands on the small square private square of the Vivo d'Orcia hamlet. The living room opens onto the square on one side and the private garden on the other side.
The walled-in garden of Casa di Pietro was designed by the British garden architect Jonathan Radford in 2001. It is one of the particularly attractive features of this charming holiday house.
Comfort was given a lot of thought. The interior decoration was taken care of by a daughter of the owners - Daria Cervini - an art historian specialised in gardens. Thanks to her initiative the garden at the back of the house was laid out lately.
The shared saltwater pool lies at a 2 minute walk from the house. It lies in its own walled-in garden.
- Household on demand
- First shopping
- Baby equipment
- Hifi stereo
- Satellite TV
- Internet access
- Dogs welcome
- Child safe pool
- Parking Whithin the estate
Floorplan of the villa
Large living room with open fireplace
First floorgarden :
1 double bedroom
1 twin bedroom
Private walled-in garden with a pergola and table and chairs
Fenced saltwater pool, 6 x 10 m, can be reached in 2 minutes by foot and is shared with other tenants.
Map & Getting there
The village of Vivo d'Orcia, at less than one kilometer from the estate offers excellent shopping facilites. You will find a small supermarket, a bar and a bank, as well as a typical trattoria specialised in the regional country fare. NOTE: the farmhouse Montecucco lies 17 km from Vivo d'Orcia, please contact us for precise info on distances from Montecucco.
Abbadia San Salvatore 12 minutes
Pienza 35 minutes
Montalcino 45 minutes
Montepulciano 47 minutes
Orvieto 1 hour 25 minutes
Siena 1 hour 30 minutes
Florence 2 hours
Rome 2 ½ hours
I'd just like to thank you and your company for setting us up in Casa di Pietro.
It really is a very special place and we loved it. The garden especially, which is beautifully considered and executed, and the simple walk to the pool, which is perfectly positioned against ancient walls, the whole pace redolent with history. No wonder the monks built their hermitage here; it's blessed with transcendent nature and a divine climate. Also, the hilltop towns - Montecielo and Montepulciano are just the right distance away, and their wines are a religious experience in themselves. As I say, sublime.
James Kerr, Great Britain, September 2013
Mit etwas Verspätung möchten wir uns nochmal für die tolle Organisation bedanken. Ganz außerordentlich beeindruckt aber waren wir von der Location selbst: die Casa di Pietro in Vivo d'Orcia war uns ein bezauberndes Heim in unserer Zeitreise in die Renaissance... und der Garten von Jonathan Radford ist ein einziger Traum! Alessandra war eine perfekte und sehr warmherzige Gastgeberin und Achilles hat uns in seiner goßen Freundlichkeit mit vielen Tipps und ausgesprochen schmackhaften Pilzen versorgt. Wir waren hier sehr glücklich und kommen mit Sicherheit im nächsten Jahr wieder.
F.Wulff, Germany, Mai 2012
27 May, 2011
After sightseeing in the bustling cities of Venezia, Milano, Ferrara, and Firenze, we were eager to arrive in Vivo d'Orcia, our oasis, where we could take in the lucious sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the Tuscan countryside. "Eremo", the hermitage, was everything we had hoped for and more! As promised when we called to confirm our arrival, Jonathan was here to welcome us and show us Casa di Petro; Vincent, the French dog, and Tobias, the black cat, joined in the welcome party, all maing us feel instantly at home and certain that ti was where we needed to be in our journey.
We cooked a simple but elegant meal of pasta con funghi, insalata, and vino (of course!) and finished with a small bit of chocolate and fresh "melone" before retiring; having the best noght's sleep of our trip, waking up to the early Tuscan sunlight and the singing of birds, we were off to Siena for the day. We have treasured every day of adventures and the joy of returning to our haven. Our garden, so obviously tended with care, has been a particular pleasure for our meals, "al fresco", and to come out and just be... Grazie, grazie mille for every detail! This place will always be a happy memory for us in our Italian experience!
Post Note: Jonathan is an accomplished ecological garden designer and author of a book about his experiences that brought him to Eremo; we enjoyed reading the copy that was on our nightstand. The beds were heavenly, by the way! The Casa had a very nicely prepared book on recommended sights and restaurants in the area.
The pool was being prepared for it's June opening; sorry that we weren't there to try it!
Margaret, USA, May 2011
Notre séjour à Vivo d'Orcia a été un pur plaisir ! L'ensemble, site et bâtiments, est tout à fait exceptionnel, et il a été très bien mis en valeur pour ce genre de séjour. Nos maisons étaient charmantes, raffinées et confortables, très joliment arrangées, un vrai hâvre de paix et de fraicheur... ce qui est bien agréable quand il fait 40° pendant la journée. Le petit jardin clos ou la pelouse avec vue sont propices à la lecture. L'accueil de tous a été très sympathique et souriant, les diners proposés sont absolument délicieux et gargantuesques, les voisins sont respectueux du
silence du lieu. Tout est parfait donc !
Mme V.B., France - Août 2009
One week is just not long enough! We spent our days exploring the countryside from Siena to Florence to Bagno Vignoni + Chiusi, so much more to see + do Enjoyed long walks with kids + fresh pasta at the kitchen table – A cozy home from home with all you need (washing machine, dishwasher, heating). All you don’t need (no CNN and no Cartoon Network!). We’ll back!!
Cheryl, Junaid, Tareq & Alyaah and our special guest, Razana. The South Africans living in Beirut, Lebanon, September 2004
Vivo d’Orcia.... war für uns ein märchenhafter Ort! Casa di Pietro hat unsere Erwartungen in einem Masse übertroffen, wir wollten es kaum glauben! Vielen Dank für den freundlichen und warmen Empfang, den traumhaften Garten und das sehr leckere Essen am letzten Abend. Wir waren hier sehr glücklich und wohl nicht das letzte Mal hier.
Svenja + Jürgen, Deutschland, Oktober 2006
Wer bis jetzt noch nicht befallen war von der Sehnsucht nach der Toskana, der ist es spätestens jetzt, nach einem Aufenthalt in dieser schönen Anlage. Impressionen wie das Licht, der blaue Himmel, die dunkelbraune Erde werden uns noch lange im Sinn bleiben.
Vielen Dank für alles .
Herr D.F. ,Deutschland, September 2006
We enjoyed a lovely 2-week holiday in this very beautiful place. Even though the last week it rained a lot, the children have been playing outside the whole time – playing with rocks and water ( building a „garden „ for the lizzards) pieces of rape etc. In the rain „rivers“ needed „bridges“ and boots. My favorite time was sitting in the back garden early morning – just sitting and watching the insects and lizzards ( have you noticed they come to drink water ? ), listening and smelling the lovely garden. It’s a bath for the soul! We enjoyed all our visits to the villages, towns and the seaside very much. There is much to do.
Family O. Netherlands, August 2006
We had a really enjoyable stay here, with perfect weather except for today which was extraordinary: lightning, rain, high winds, thunder and fallen trees. Thank you for the suggestions as to where to go. Our favourites were: Sant ‚Antimo, Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena and San Quirco. Also do try to see La Foce ( open Wednesday afternoons from 3pm). We really recommend having a few meals cooked by Alba nad Domitilla. They are delicious . Thank you everyone for being so friendly. We have had a really peaceful stay.
By Juliet aged 10. Fiona, Christopher, Juliet and Alex, UK, August 2008
Bonjour, le séjour s'est très bien passé; tout est conforme à nos attentes. nous ne voyons pas ce qui nous manquait, vraiment nous avons passé une très bonne semaine à Vivo d'Orcia Casa di Pietro.
François V.P. , France, Septembre 2008
Mid season 2
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* Low season : 02 January 2013 - 23 March 2013, 02 November 2013 - 31 December 2013
* Mid season : 23 March 2013 - 18 May 2013, 28 September 2013 - 02 November 2013
* Mid season 2 : 18 May 2013 - 29 June 2013, 31 August 2013 - 28 September 2013
* High season : 29 June 2013 - 31 August 2013