Casa Moricciani has been completely restored and designed with the interior design services of Interior Cafè, an award-winning design firm located in Chiusi, in Tuscany. The villa's interiors are thoughtfully designed and executed with the finest fabrics, draperies, window treatments, upholstery, lighting, fixtures, marble, stone, and blend of antique Tuscan furniture and plush modern pieces for your total comfort. These special touches and the personal services provided by Carlo and Isabella will make your stay everything you could hope for a fabulous week in Tuscany.
Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
At Casa Moricciani we offer all of our guests a stay full of services and amenities as you see listed just below at no extra charge.
Before you even arrive we will assist you planning your vacation with useful details regarding your options and with our best recommendations.
We will meet you upon your arrival, making your introduction to your stay in Tuscany relaxed and worry-free! Your check-in will be complete with full information about the villa, the surroundings, the weekly calendar, maps and brochures, and answers to all the questions you may have. If you would like help planning day trips, with directions, suggestions on how to find places "off the beaten track", interesting activities, or places to go with the children, or any other little thing, just give us a call. We are happy to assist you with reservations for restaurant, museums, and special events.
“Casa Moricciani Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
Isabella has written a comprehensive reference book that gives a full orientation to your stay, many restaurant reviews in many of local towns and villages with her specific food recommendations, and tips for enjoying your stay.
“Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
To help you better explore the area there is a guide book in your apartment that has hundreds of pages offering detailed day trip itineraries, GPS coordinates to places you will want to go, directions to wineries, restaurants, villages, sporting and leisure activities, etc., and other information you most likely won't find anywhere else. Upon arrival, you will be given a calendar that we prepare every week for special events, concerts, exhibitions, and local fairs going on during your stay with us.
Cell phone with an Italian Sim Card to use during your stay
You may borrow a cell phone at no charge. You can easily purchase minutes from the bookstore in Pienza to make outgoing calls. You will find this to be very inexpensive and extremely convenient.
Free Wi-Fi internet connection throughout the villa
A bountiful Complimentary Gourmet Tuscan food basket full of delicious things to enjoy during your stay.
Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
Kitchen towels, detergent, paper goods, and grocery staples (coffee, teas, sugar, salt, pepper, spices, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wine vinegar). And, of course, the kitchen is complete with cookware, flatware, dinnerware, wine glasses and decanter, and serving pieces
Grocery shopping service
A grocery shopping service
can be prearranged before your arrival to stock your larder the day you arrive at Casa Moricciani with the food and beverages of your choice—saving you the hassle of going grocery shopping and allowing you to immediately relax and enjoy fine Tuscan lifestyle at the villa. Farm fresh products from the Moricciani family farm may be purchased (and delivered to you at the villa!) to enjoy during your stay--wine, pecorino cheese, prosciutto, jams, eggs, and more.
High quality towels and sheets and high-quality mattresses
Luxurious cloud-soft 100% cotton bed linens
with a luxurious hand and elegant luster together with an assortment of pillows
of various sizes and densities are provided to create your perfect sleep experience. You’ll find extra pillows and blankets, and large fluffy terrycloth towels of a fine quality and superb condition.
Daily (except for Sunday) light cleaning, change of towels and sheets when desired, and final cleaning
Twice weekly laundry service at no extra charge
Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
Hairdryer in every bathroom suite
Satellite TV with international channels
Satellite television service with flat, high definition screens
will help you stay connected (if you desire) to world events.
MP3 Docking Station with Bose speakers
There are several Bose speaker systems that you may connect to your iPhone or other MP3 players and enjoy your own special selection of music during your stay.
Beautiful outdoor spaces and amenities
The living space extends to the outside onto the terrace and garden. The phenomenal vista will entice you to come outside, and luxuriate in the open air with comfortable chaise lounges, chairs, and tables
. Use the gas barbecue grill
to make a favorite grilled taste treat such as bistecca fiorentina, bruschette, or grilled vegetables!
We have cribs, high chairs, small tubs, a stroller, a sterilizer, and a bottle warmer available for our “youngest” guests
Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
An enormous vegetable garden is beautifully tended by Luciano at our agriturismo Cretaiole, and guests of Casa Moricciani are welcome to pick any of the mature vegetables for their use. Of course, the vegetables will vary by the season–but something is usually available from May until December!Lending library of books to use during your stay
A collection of books about Italy is available. These books may be checked out while you are here. Another feature is our “take-one, leave-one” book exchange. If you bring a paperback book and finish it while you are here, leave it with us and take another one that suits your fancy.
Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
Enjoy the cozy fireplace in your apartment with an abundant supply of firewood and fire starters. Also, use the firewood in the outside barbecue and wood-burning oven!
Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
You can cook outside using the outdoor grill, and then dine outdoors at a picnic table or under the roof of the open-air veranda.
Lending library of books to use during your stay
A collection of books about Italy is available for your use while you stay at Cretaiole. These books may be checked out while you are here. Another feature is our “take-one, leave-one” book exchange. If you bring a paperback book and finish it while you are here, leave it with us and take another one that suits your fancy.
Additional Services and Amenities Provided Upon Request
Tuscan food and wine
Our family produces many delicious Tuscan foods and they are available for purchase. Complimentary tastings of our products for purchase are available. We have Orcia DOC wine, table wine, extra virgin olive oil, sausage, prosciutto, jam, pecorino cheese, and eggs. All of these delicious items are available for you while you are staying with us, to take home with you to remember your trip, or to give as gifts upon your return home.
Private cook for cooking lesson or to prepare a special meal
We can arrange for a private cook to come to the villa to prepare a special meal for you, and to give you a personal cooking lesson, too, if you would like.
Italy values the family over everything else; but we also know that occasionally the grown-ups want to do something by themselves. When this is the case we will arrange for one of our experienced babysitters (all mothers themselves) to watch over the children in your apartment. You can be assured that your precious ones will be well taken care of!
Shiatsu massages and yoga classes – min. 2 people
Please let us know if you would like to have a relaxing (or stimulating!) massage from a professional massage therapist. It is also possible to schedule a yoga session to keep your mind and body in harmony.
Airport transfers/Private driver
Airport transfers with a private driver
can be arranged to make your arrival and departure from Italy very relaxing. If you prefer to have the services of a chauffeur and comfortable van at your service throughout your stay
, relieving you of the stress of traffic and allowing you to fully enjoy the views of the countryside and/or city excursions, we can arrange this for you at a very reasonable rate! Please ask us about this service--it is quite competitively priced with those of renting cars and taking trains to various places (such as Florence and Rome), and so much more comfortable and convenient.