Anyone who ever attended a small village schoolhouse will be shocked when they enter La Scuola. Few would imagine that the institutional halls of a six-room village schoolhouse, designed in the 1960s, could be converted so inventively into this contemporary private residence. The adaptation of La Scuola is the work of a noted English designer who created a chic retreat for up to 12 adult friends.
After passing under the school’s original flag and through the wide front door, you will find yourself before a long hallway, which runs through the house like an elegant nave. Almost immediately, your gaze will turn to the spacious living/dining rooms centered on an impressive modern fireplace. It’s hard to imagine this was once the staff meeting room! However, La Scuola’s real focal point is its U-shaped courtyard and swimming pool with a long covered “loggia” that protects the terrace from the midday Tuscan sun.
Note: Situated right in the fabulous spa town of San Casciano dei Bagni, this villa is one of our signature 5-laurel properties, meaning that it combines the very best of regional character, amenities, location, and overall excellence.
Our Favorite Things About this Villa
- The outdoor swimming pool with surrounding terraces and gardens
- The zen-like, contemporary décor
- The House Cook who’s included for 3 hours each day (6:00-9:00 PM, food expenses additional)
About Your Hosted Villas Tuscany Vacation
After helping you decide which of our luxury Tuscany villas will fit your needs best, your Experience Manager will begin the planning process. By talking to you to get an understanding of your interests, priorities and expectations for your Tuscany trip, your Experience manager will craft a completely custom itinerary. Whatever you desire in your Tuscany villa vacation, our team will arrange it: airport and rail greeters, child care, cooking classes, language lessons, private tours – the list goes on and on.
Once you arrive in Tuscany, your Local Host takes over—Hosted Villas staff members who live, work and have a wealth of insider knowledge about the region. Upon arrival at your luxurious Italian villa, you are greeted with a buffet of local treats and delicacies—the perfect way to relax after a long journey and kick off your vacation.
Our Local Hosts are what truly set us apart from the rest. They aren’t just the typical on-site concierges. They don’t just serve as tour guides. We think of our Local Hosts as so much more. Using the Tuscany vacation itineraries you created with your Experience Manager, our Local Hosts get to really know and build relationships with our guests so they can serve as more of a friend in the area. They are in essence your Tuscany guide, concierge, translator, trouble-shooter and guarantee that your Hosted Villas stay will be nothing short of brilliant, every time. Why just visit Tuscany, when you can truly experience it?
Restaurants, cafés, shops, thermal spas within walking distance. Le Piazze is just 10 minutes from your villa while Cetona and Chiusi are about a half hour and Montepulciano and Orvieto are 45 minutes. Siena and Perugia are an hour to an hour-and-a-half away.