1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 shower room
Location: South of Siena
Short lets of at least 5 nights save in July and August, when lets run from Saturday to Saturday
Belvedere is aptly named for from the furnished terrace with its 360-degree view and the large living room window of this first floor apartment there are panoramic views of wide green valley leading to the sea. On clear days you may even see the coast and Giglio island.
Belvedere is located in Pieve di Caminino, a little hamlet in the beautiful Maremma countryside between Roccastrada and Massa Marittima, is set in a natural, verdant amphitheatre, with enormous olive groves extending down from the wooded, rocky background towards the coast.
The charming and knowledgeable owners, who speak perfect English, have continued the cultivation of the olive groves started by their forefathers, and produce some of the most delicious olive oil in Italy. Their family history has long tradition of famous painters and architects. With excellent taste and skill they have converted the little hamlet into characteristic apartments and cottages for visitors, one of which is Belvedere.
As well as the panoramic views, there are over 500 ha. of woodlands to explore, and an ornamental lake has lawns furnished for sunbathing, flowerbeds and a cooling sprinkler. Within 20 minutes' drive are thermal spas and hot waterfalls. The site for the swimming pool has been carefully chosen to protect the peace and architectural integrity of the hamlet.
From the entrance there are doors to a double bedroom with queen-size bed, a twin bedroom, a shower room and a large living/kitchen with an open fireplace and a small sofa placed to enjoy it, a dining table with the beautiful view, and basic cooking facilities that include a two burner stove, an electric oven and a small refrigerator. During months when the evenings are cooler there is also an eco-friendly stove to take the chill off.
Florence is only 90 mins. drive through superb country. As well as visiting famous towns such as Massa Marittima and Siena, from Caminino you can easily explore the park of the Uccellina, the Etruscan cities of Roselle and Vetulonia, Pitigliano and Sovana. The beach is half an hour away, and it is easy to visit Argentario, or you can take a boat to islands such as Giglio, Giannutri and Elba. Add the comfort and peaceful beauty of Pieve di Caminino and you have a recipe for a wonderful holiday.