We are currently in the process of renovating a charming townhouse in the UNESCO village of Castiglione d'Orcia, which is about 25 minutes north of our place in Radicofani.
The three level home, which is part of the ancient village wall and used to be the community olive oil mill, has a huge kitchen/dining room, living room, two fireplaces, two full baths, two large bedrooms and a fabulous GARDEN that is magically situated beneath the ancient castle. The fenced garden has olive trees, grape vines, herbs and a stone dining patio. At night the castle is illuminated--adding to the magical feel.
The renovations will include a new modern kitchen, two new baths with ample walk-in showers, new natural terracotta floors and other features that will blend old-world charm with modern comforts.
The village has a supermarket, a pharmacy, two bakeries, bank/ATM, two churches, a small grocery, antiques shop and there are five restaurants that you can walk to. There is convenient free parking nearby. And, oh, the views in every direction over the Val d'Orcia--just stunning!