Private villa in Tuscany with pool
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Nearest town
Private Swimming pool
San Giovanni d'Asso (0 Km)
6 x 3 mt
20 x 10 feet
Wireless ADSL
Property features/services: In a hilltop village, Air-conditioned rooms at the first floor, private garden, gardener, private parking, BBQ, sat TV, dishwasher, outdoor dining, fireplace, washing machine, hair dryer

Pool overlooking the countryside


Villa La Capanna is located in the heart of San Giovanni d'Asso in the upper part of the village - the "Borghetto", near the ancient castle.

Bordering on the garden of Villa Federica stands the smaller and very well appointed Villa La Capanna, located right in the village of San Giovanni d'Asso.

The private entrance of the house leads out onto a terrace furnished with a table, six chairs and a large umbrella, where you also a small private swimming pool all to yourselves.

The garden overlooks the spectacular landscape of the Crete Senesi and faces towards south-east.


LA CAPANNA is a small independent antique house suitable for 5 + 1 child up to 12 y/old , located in the middle of the village but hidden at the sight.

GROUND FLOOR: Entering the house from the terrace guests will find themselves in a wide room, which is divided in several areas: a sitting room with a big 16th century fireplace, a dining area and a kitchen equipped with refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine and a little oven.

FIRST FLOOR: An iron and wood stairs leads to the first floor
One AC double bedroom with a king size bed, one AC twin bedded room ( beds can be joined upon request) with 1 single bed for a child, one AC single room, sharing two bathrooms with shower. All bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning and fans. The house is also equipped with an independent central heating system and fireplace.

OUTDOORS: A charming patio is furnished with a table, chairs and a large umbrella. The small private swimming pool (6 x 3 meters) is maintained daily by a gardener. Down four steps guests will find an open space with sunbeds and deckchairs. At the end of this space is a complete bathroom and changing room close to 14th century well closed by a grate.


San Giovanni is a small village with approximately 300 inhabitants. The villa is situated in the upper part of the village - the "Borghetto", directly opposite the ancient castle, the origins of which date back to the XIIth century, and which is now the seat of the municipal authorities.

The territory of San Giovanni includes the hamlets of Montisi, Lucignano d'Asso, Monterongriffoli, Vergelle and Pieve a Salti. (San Giovanni was originally the seat of rural Etruscan settlements).

The castle hosts the famous White Truffle Market in the month of November.

Within the municipal territory is the picturesque village of Montisi, with its Chiesa dell'Annunziata and its historical grain tower. Here, every year, on the Sunday nearest to the 5th of August (the Festival of the Madonna delle Nevi, the patron saint of Montisi) a jousting contest - the "Giostra di Simone" - takes place.

Among the agricultural products of the area, the white truffle is prized and famous throughout Italy, as are the excellent wines, oil, savoury cheeses and honey. In this upper part of the village there is a fine restaurant.

While the village is quite intimate, it has all the necessities you need to settle in for a long stay, including a coffee bar, two truffle and wine bars, a pharmacy, post office, supermarket, bank and characteristic shops such as a butcher and a baker, a gourmet restaurant along with weekly markets and the first italian truffle museum.

The lower part of San Giovanni d'Asso has an 'osteria' (simple restaurant), a baker and butcher, a pharmacy, a post office, a supermarket and cafe/bar.

There are public tennis courts 8 km away at Torrenieri, the famous abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is 7 km away, the thermal spa town of San Quirico d'Orcia is 14 km away, Montalcino 17 km and Pienza 20 km.

The beautiful medieval city of Siena lies some 40 km away, and Florence and San Gimignano are within a day's drive. There is no public transport in San Giovanni, and it is essential therefore to have a car. The nearest airports are approximately 2 and a half hours' equidistant drive away from Rome, Florence and Pisa.

A recent article in THE NEW YORK TIMES featured this town and museum which now brings tourists to this sleepy town, but your house is on a quiet street and once you are inside, you find the quiet and peacefulness of a country home.

San Giovanni d'Asso, the red area show Villa La Capanna
Airports (airport code) Km   Tourist attractions
= Unesco World Heritage Site
Firenze (FLR) 100   Monte Oliveto Maggiore 7
Perugia (PEG) 100   San Quirico d'Orcia 14
Pisa (PSA) 150   Val d'Orcia 14
Forli (FRL) 200   Montalcino 17
Bologna (BLQ) 220   Pienza 20
Rome Ciampino (CIA) 220   Montepulciano 30
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 220   Siena 40
Venice (VCE) 350   Cortona 47
Milano Linate (LIN) 416   Chiusi 50
Milano Malpensa (MXP) 470   Arezzo 55
      San Gimignano 77
Train stations Km   Perugia 98
Montepulciano 30   Firenze 100
Siena 41   Assisi 115
Chiusi 50   Pisa 150
      Rome 190
      Ravenna 200
Bus stops Km   Cinque terre 220
San Giovanni d'Asso 0,2   Modena 260
      Venice 350
Car rentals Km      
Avis, Europcar, Hertz in Siena 40   Point of interest Km
      Restaurants 0.1
      Wine bar 0.1
      Grocery store 0.2
      Post office 0.2
      Church 0.2
      Pizzeria 0.2
      Pharmacy 0.2
      Supermarket 0.5
      Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbey 7
      Sant'Antimo abbey 28
      Bagno Vignoni hot spring 22
      Bagni San Filippo hot spring 38
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San Giovanni d'Asso, the red arrow show Villa La Capanna

AC twin bedded room (beds can be joined upon request) with 1 single bed for a child
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Weekly Rates:

Rates vary depending on the season and length of stay; please contact me to receive an offer.

Check-in: Saturday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Check-out: Saturday before 10am

Included Services:
  • Private Swimming pool
  • Wi-fi internet
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Gardener who takes care of the swimming pool
    and the garden
  • Linens for bed, bath and table
  • Pool towels
  • Weekly change of linens
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwashing machine
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Sat TV, CD player, DVD player
  • Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Wood for the fireplace
  • Gas for kitchen use
  • Car parking
  • Final cleaning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryers in all the bathrooms
  • Baby cot with linen and high chair (on request)

Extra Services:

  • Air conditioning consumption (expect Euro 10-15 x day)
  • First shopping
  • Extra sets of bath towels
  • Mobile phone with prepaid credit
  • Airport transfer
  • Local Guided Tours, Wine tasting excursions,
  • Heating upon consumption
  • More extra services available on request

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I look forward to welcome you in Tuscany !