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Casa Janine

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May 2012

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  • Car Essential
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Private Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Window Screens
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

Casa Janine sits perched on the edge of the hill and was once part of the defensive walls of the neighboring 11th century castle, the principal home on the Castello Visconti estate.

Casa Janine is the principal home in a grouping of houses we refer to as Castello Visconti. It is perfect for up to three adult couples or can be combined with Casa Teatro to accommodate up to 12 guests. 

Casa Janine's setting is incomparable with breathtaking views from most windows and the private garden. The villa offers a combination of privacy and a sense of being in the Tuscan countryside with the friendliness of a tiny village setting along historic cobbled streets just beyond the high walls that enclose the garden.

It also has its own private swimming pool, just two years old (another gorgeous swimming pool is available for the other residences in the hamlet).

When the present owners acquired the hamlet, they had the vision to restore, refurbish and revitalize this former medieval Castello and its surrounding buildings. One arrives at Castello Visconti by driving through picturesque countryside and through the imposing entrance to the Castello itself. It is difficult to believe that the occasional glimpse of the Castello high up through the trees is your destination. Its defense of Siena in the past was of such strategic importance that they still fly the Castello flag at the World famous Palio in Siena, to show their gratitude.

Included in price

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Morning maid service. There is no maid service on a Sunday.
  • Sheets changed once per week, towels changed twice per week
  • High Speed DSL Line available
  • All the houses are equally decorated and equipped; linens, china and glassware all of excellent quality; Electronic equipment includes DSL Lines, satellite TV, CD players
  • All bathrooms have towel warmers and hair dryers
  • San Casciano dei Bagni is a 30 minute walk
  • Cetona is 25 minutes by car
  • Chuisi is 30 minutes by car
  • Chiusi-access to the A1 highway is 30-35 minutes by car
  • Montepulciano is 45 minutes by car
  • Orvieto is 45 minutes by car
  • Perugia is 1 hour by car
  • Siena is 1 hour by car
  • Florence is 2 hours by car
  • Rome is 2.5 hours by car

Casa Janine has a large cozy sitting room, with working fireplace and remarkable views. Beamed ceilings, stone flagged floors covered with kilims, terracotta tiles and color-washed walls in authentic colors all set the scene. There is a delightful semi-circular study, part of the tower, complete with an antique desk and leather chair. The dining room for 12 is just wonderful by candlelight, with wine kept cool in the small cellar.



Double bedroom (twins) with ensuite bath, tub with wall-mounted shower




Double bedroom (queen) with ensuite bath, tub with wall-mounted shower




Master bedroom (king) with stairs up to charming dressing area in ancient tower, ensuite bath, bathtub with hand-held shower, shower stall




Casa Janine enjoys a delightful terrace for outdoor dining and sunbathing. The gardens are spectacular with long expanses of lawn, a vine-covered pergola and an abundance of rosemary, agapanthus, lavender and roses.

  • House heating according to consumption
  • Swimming pool heating according to consumption at Euro 6.80 per unit/kw
  • Extra maid service: available at Euro 12per hour
  • Additional sheet change is €20 per bedroom
  • Additional towel change is €10 per bathroom
  • Personal Laundry
  • There is an exceptionally high quality Michelin star restaurant in the village.  The restaurant is open from Easter to November.  It is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday and for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday.   It is closed on Monday.    There is a private room for parties of up to 14 guests
  • A €1000 refundable deposit is payable on each property against breakages and outstanding bills

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