Vivo D’Orcia

Comfortable apartment in former watermill in the famous area of the Val d’Orcia, south of Siena. On the edge of the village of Vivo d’Orcia and at 800 m above sea level. Walks in ancient forests with stunning waterfalls. Many thermal springs in the vicinity.



  • Vivo d’Orcia
  • 2
  • € 450


Saint Romualdo decided in about 1000 A.D. that Vivo was the ideal spot to build a monastery. In the 16th century the counts of Cervini settled in Vivo and, among other activities, had a mediaeval castle restored. Vivo d’Orcia, hidden among the vegetation of Monte Amiata’s hills (1700 m above sea level) has not yet been spoiled by our modern age, which makes it an ideal spot to find peace and quiet, to go for walks and to enjoy the scenery, strongholds and castles and the wholesome springs nearby. Actually, Vivo supplies the whole of Siena and its surroundings with water! The apartment which I offer, has been comfortably furnished. The charming restaurant in the village serves delicious regional dishes on the terrace under a large chestnut tree. Inside the restored watermill a number of apartments have been built, which are owned by Italian proprietors who stay there in the weekends at most, or during the month of August. You have a view of the entire Val d’Orcia.

Layout Vivo

Access from car park and terrace via outer stairs. First floor: spacious sitting room with fireplace, two couches and television. Via an arch you enter the kitchen, which provides modern comfort, including a dishwasher and a microwave oven. Large bedroom with double bed and television. Bathroom with bathtub and washing machine. Views of trees and the Val d’Orcia.


After phoning or mailing your reservation you will receive a booking form. This form should be returned a.s.a.p. completed. Please deposit both the booking fee of € 25,- and the weekly commission of € 70,- (account numbers can be found on the booking form. We will then send you a voucher and indications of how to pay the owner and the method of payment.

Cleaning the property

You are required to leave the apartment as you found it, and to report any damages or breakage.

Arrival and departure

Please be so kind as to arrive on the Saturday afternoon between 16:00 and 19:00 hrs.

Departure not later than 9:30 on Saturday morning.


Internet available

Fireplace, dishwasher and washing machine.

Bed linen and towels not included in the rent. They can be hired at € 10,- per person.

Shopping in the village at walking distance. Siena at 60 km, Rome at 170 km.

Horse-riding, walking, hot water springs in the vicinity.


Weekly rates in euros, not including a weekly commission of € 70,- and a booking fee of € 25,-
SleepsAll seasons
Vivo2€ 450,-

Vivo d'Orcia

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