Il Gallinaio, the former chicken coop of the castle, has been converted into a charming cottage for 2. The small house stands a little apart from the castle, surrounded by fir and chestnut trees.
The views are of the garden filled with flowers, the orchard, the medieval hamlet and the Monte Amiata.
The cottage has been restored by Lucilla Tognozzi, a niece of Count Marcello Cervini. She has succeeded in creating a very happy and comfortable space.
- Hifi stereo
- Parking Private parking
Floorplan of the villa
First floorgarden :
1 double bedroom with door leading outside
Terrace in front of the house with table and chairs looking out onto the orchard and the hamlet with romanic church. A charming garden below the terrace also belongs to the house.
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
We so enjoyed our lovely stay in Vivo d'Orcia, it was a lovely little house in such a pretty and peaceful location and Alessandro was so welcoming.
We had a fantastic time, the weather was warm and sunny, only 1 day of rain and we enjoyed walking in the local woods, exploring more places and chatting to many lovely Italian people.
Thank you very much for organising the holiday which was seamless with every bit of information we needed and so helpful.
We are very sad to have had to come back to England and we know we will be back in Italy soon!
S.T., Great Britain - May 2012
Ende September bis Anfang Oktober 2011 durften wir Lucillas Gastfreundschaft im Haus Gallinaio in Vivo d'Orcia genießen. Wir waren absolut begeistert von der Ruhe und dem kleinen bezaubernden Häuschen. Das Abendessen am Tage unserer Ankunft war hervorragend. Sehr zufrieden waren wir auch mit ihrem Service rund um die Buchung und die Vorab-Informationen. Vielen Dank für den perfekten Service.
Kathrin Lawincky und Klaus Gruber, Deutschland, Oktober 2011
Wir sind wieder zurück und wir haben uns gut erholt.
Der Urlaub in Vivo d' Orcia war wirklich sehr erholsam und idyllisch.
Die Betreuung vor Ort von Frau Tognozzi war super und wir werden sicher nochmal dorthin reisen. Vielen Dank für die Unterstützung.
A.S., Deutschland, September 2011
We thought that a stay of three weeks at the delightful cottage Il Gallinaio would have been enough to enjoy the pastoral beauty of Tuscany and the Val d’ Orcia but of course it was not. Lucilla was a most gracious hostess and the combination of her hospitality and itinerary suggestions very much added to our holiday. For us it was truly the trip of a lifetime and it shall always hold a special place in our hearts…
David & Teri Birchfield, Alaska - September 2010
We loved our stay at Il Gallinaio in the Val D'Orcia. It was a beautiful location and our hostess Lucilla was absolutely wonderful. She made every effort to make us feel welcome without intruding on our stay. The cottage was a delight - beautifully decorated and filled with gorgeous flower arrangements from the garden when we arrived. Lucilla cooked us a beautiful dinner on our first evening and provided excellent advice about making the best of the surrounding area. Our only piece of advice for guests heading to the same location would be to acquire some good maps of the local walking routes since we found maps were not easy to come by in the nearby shopping centres and local tourist information offices were not well equipped for advising serious walkers, runners or cyclists about circular routes achievable in a day.
clients from UK, August 2010
We have just returned from our two week stay at Il Gallinaio, with our host
Lucilla Tognozzi Moreni. We could not leave it more than a day to tell you
how wonderful the holiday was and how very kind and attentive Lucilla and
Alessandro were. The property was beautifully prepared on our arrival, with
fresh flowers and fruit. We have not stayed at any other properties that offer this level
of service. Both Alessandro and Lucilla went out of their way to make us
feel at home, providing cycling, walking and sightseeing suggestions. They
were always available if we needed assistance and they made the stay a real
pleasure. We shared a meal with them on our last evening, meeting their
parents, a wonderful experience which we shall remember fondly. We have even
come away with a special Italian recipe for 'laurel' liquor!
We would not hesitate to recommend this property to any of your clients
wishing to explore the Val d'Orcia. We would certainly like to go back and
Tim and Celia Barlow, UK - July 2010
Wir können Häuschen und Vermieterin Lucilla nur wärmstens empfehlen, alle
Informationen waren ausreichend. Wir werden, sollten es unsere Termine
erlauben, gerne wieder eine Woche im Herbst dort verbringen. Wir werden
wieder auf Sie zukommen. Mit freundlichen Grüßen aus München
Ilona Freygang und Gerald Stummer, Deutschland - Mai 2010
I wanted to drop you a note in response to your recent letter. My stay in Galliano in Vivo d\'Orcia was just wonderful. Everything was as promised - no issues at all with the house or property. My only suggestion would be to have approximate distances as part of your directions once people turn off the A-1. There were several times when I turned around thinking I must have driven too far or missed a turn. Other than that, I would certainly use your company again! Thank you.
Carol Thomas, USA - May 2009
My wife and I, loved out short stay at Gallinaio in Vivo D'Orcia. The cottage was cosy and the location a delight. Lucilla gave us a list of places to visit, within an hours drive, and this gave us a good feel for the Tuscan region. Best regards.
M.B., UK - September 2008
We had a fantastic time staying at Vivo d'Orcia in the hen house!
Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Lucilla, through a mix up on our
part, but did meet her charming brother Allesandro who made sure we
had everything we needed.
Gallinaio was such a peaceful place and it was so good to be out of
the tourist rush but close enough to visit major attractions if you
wanted.Vivo is such a wonderful location and if we get back to Italy would
stay there again. Thanks
Nick Nolan, Australia - June 2008
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* Low season : 01 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