La Scuola is an elegant retreat in San Casciano dei Bagni, brilliantly transformed from the open space and large rooms of a former elementary school.
Now a refined residence, the villa retains all the most sought-after features of a school: large rooms, high ceilings, wide spaces, quietness, and is within walking distance from the village center and its secluded medieval piazza. The villa’s 473 square meters boasts a large living area with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, and seven bedrooms with ensuite baths. Welcoming outdoor spaces include a swimming pool and a covered portico sited on 1,692 square meters.
The sense of peace and golden light of southern Tuscany imbue this extraordinary stretch of Italy between Rome and Florence, an area known for its open breathtaking views to Mount Amiata that embrace the unchanged profiles of the hills that are captured in the old master Tuscan paintings.
Beautiful San Casciano dei Bagni is an unspoiled medieval village, a rather well-kept secret south of Siena. It lies less than a one-hour drive from Perugia airport, and one hour thirty minutes from Rome and Florence airports. Helipads are available nearby, and Montepulciano, Firenze, Siena, Arezzo, and Assisi are a half-hour away. The old Roman spa—from which the village derives its name—has just been refurbished, offering eight natural hot water pools, beauty, and health treatments. There are wine tastings of superb quality in the village and nearby towns, but the real magic lies in the lightly traveled old Roman roads that lead to the charming medieval towns nearby.