La Loggia
Radicofani, Tuscany, Italy
Apartment La Loggia in Radicofani (SI) is the perfect cozy base for experiencing the magic of southern Tuscany, northern Lazio and parts of Umbria.  In the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage zone, the apartment offers beautiful, pristine landscapes in every direction, and a private terrace--perfect for morning cappuccino or to relax in the evening with some of the region's notable wines. Open the doors and windows to see fluffy white sheep on the hills and a picturesque swimming pool set in a four-acre garden. The location is so peaceful all you can hear is the wind, and at night the sky is so dark you can see every shooting star.

The bright and cheerful apartment contains two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and another with two single beds (which can be combined to form a queen bed), two full bathrooms, an open plan living/dining room and a small, but fully-functional kitchen. There is a fireplace with a terra cotta hearth and the house is furnished with a charming mix of modern and antique furniture. The apartment has exposed chestnut-beamed ceilings and terra cotta floor--it epitomizes the Tuscan home experience. Apartment La Loggia would be the perfect romantic hideaway for a couple, a place for an artist or writer to be inspired, and is plenty big enough for two couples or a family of four. 

Among the modern conveniences are 
a washing machine in one of the bathrooms and there is also Wi-Fi available for the exclusive use of our guests. 

The apartment is on the second floor of a beautifully-restored farmhouse, which is divided into five apartments.  Each apartment has a private entrance and La Loggia is reached by an outside staircase that has 17 steps.  The house is on the site of an ancient guard tower on the Via Francigena, which was a pilgrimage route between Canterbury, England and Rome and documented as early as 990 A.D.

The walled town of Radicofani is less than 10 minutes away by car. It has a bakery, fruit and vegetable markets, meat markets and a couple of good, casual restaurants.  The famed Renaissance town of Pienza is a 20 minute ride and boasts several great restaurants, upscale boutiques and gourmet food shops where the locally-made pecorino cheese can be purchased and savored. Montepulciano, with its delightful Vino Nobile wine, outdoor market, many good restaurants and shops is just 30 minutes away. 

Other towns to explore within an hour drive are Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico D'Orcia, the towns around Lago Trasimeno, Bolsena, Pitigliano, and many more. Siena, Florence and Orvieto are about an hour and Rome is two hours away. The closest major airport is Rome (FCO), which is 2.5 hours away; and the nearest train station is in Chiusi, about 45 minutes away.