Vista da Podere Santa Pia sulla valle dell'Ombrone e l'Isola Montecristo      

Traveling in Tuscany | Holiday accommodation in southern Tuscany | Casa Vacanze Podere Santa Pia


Celebrare il dolce far niente
  Bee hive in the garden   Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia
    Celebrare il dolce far niente


The first bee hive in the garden
What should you do if you see a swarm?



  The valley below Podere Santa Pia

Situated in a charming position on the top of a smooth hillside, surrounded by the wilderness of mediterranean woods and shrubland, Podere Santa Pia offers an extensive view of a breathtaking panorama all the way to the sea. The beautifully situated terrace has views over what seems like half of southern Tuscany. On clear days, you can have a great view of the islands of Monte Argentario, Montecristo, and even Corsica.

Podere Santa Pia was named after Pia de' Tolomei, a woman with an intriguing story. According to some legends, the beautiful Pia di Tolomei, the sorrowful wife of Nello d'Inghiramo de Pannocchieschi, crossed the Ponte della Pia to go into exile in Maremma, at Castello della Pietra. There her husband ordered her execution so he could marry his mistress Margherita Aldobrandeschi, Contessa of Sovana and Pitigliano. Read more about this intreging story here.



Dante Gabriel Rossetti - La Pia de Tolomei 03

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Pia de' Tolomei (1868–1880) (model: Jane Morris), Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA


We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

[William Shakespeare, The Tempest]

    Reflection of the evening sunset in southern Tuscany on the first sketch of a swimming pool at Podere Santa Pia  




The first sketch of a swimming pool at Podere Santa Pia



Dreams and stuff… This is the first visualisation of the swimming pool we had in mind for quite a long time.
We mowed the grass, poured a bottle and tried to imagine what it would be like to dive in the cool water on a hot day in May…
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, so this is realy going to happen @poderesantapia



Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi is an annual music festival under the artistic direction of Philippe Herreweghe in the beautiful region of the Crete Senesi in Tuscany.

Program 2023| Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi offers a week full of music from 25 till 30 July 2021. Unfortunately it is still too early for detailed information.


Music festival Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi
    Photo Gallery Tuscany            
    Album Monte Amiata

  Album Van d'Orcia   Album Montalcino    
    Monte Amiata   San Quirico d'Orcia - lo.tangelini   Montalcino, Panorama

Casa vacanze Podere Santa Pia   Traveling in Tuscany


Monte Amiata

The Val d'Orcia




    Crete Senesi  

Album Siena


  Album The Tuscan Coast  

Album Firenze

    Cretesenesi panorama   Piazza del Campo, Il Campo, seen from the top of Torre del Mangia   GR-Punta-Ala-1962-panorama   Firenze, Basilica di Santa Croce


Crete Senesi: The Badlands of Tuscany







A secret coastal getaway in Tuscany

The magnificent hills of the Crete Senesi offer artistic routes with evocative and suggestive landscapes. Typical conformations of the land are the badlands, the ruffles, and biancane that give the landscape its characteristic gray color and a sometimes lunar appearance.



Piazza del Campo, Il Campo, seen from the top of Torre del Mangia.


The coastline offers uncontaminated beaches such as the Tombolo di Feniglia, Marina di Alberese, and Cala Violina. But in between these famous beaches, there are plenty of coastal getaways, small but lively resorts, and beautiful sandy beaches.


Firenze, Basilica di Santa Croce, facciata



restoration of the fresco in Cappella di Piazza





Visita al cantiere di restauro dell’affresco di Cappella di Piazza, opera del Sodoma

Santa Maria della Scala, sala San Galgano, Siena, Piazza Duomo
Seguiranno altri appuntamenti
19 Dicembre 2019
9 Gennaio, 13 Febbraio, 12 Marzo 2020
ore 17.30 e 18.30.

Evento a numero chiuso con prenotazione al call center 0577 286300 -