La Scuola





This extraordinary home, originally a village schoolhouse as the name implies, is situated within short walking distance from the medieval town of San Casciano dei Bagni. The property has been completely rethought by its owner, a well known interior designer and architect, and now offers unique spaces filled with the special light of southern Tuscany while both the interior and exteriors were designed with the the aim of conveying spiritual relaxation and harmony. The nearby village was originally a Roman spa and now offers a natural hot water pool with beauty and health treatments. This area of southern Tuscany is a well kept secret, offering old Roman roads leading to numerous medieval hilltop towns.

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The property is situated on one large floor and is surrounded by an enclosed garden. Each room has very large french windows. La Scuola houses a stunning collection of Indonesian art. There is a large loggia for relaxing and dining outdoors overlooking the pool and hillside of Tuscany. The furnishing are made up of superb pieces of Indonesian art, fine fabrics, wrought iron and 19th century four-poster beds, long tables, lighting on dimmers and numerous lanterns everywhere. 

  • Large Entrance and Central Hall
  • Large living room and dining area with fireplace, giving onto loggia area and swimming pool
  • Master bedroom with king sized bed, dressing area and sunken pool for bathing and showering
  • Five bedrooms each with queen sized bed or twin beds and each with ensuite bathroom
  • Large modern kitchen
  • There is Wifi, music system and all modern amenities.


  • Food, beverages, heating, heating of pool, additional staff hours, wages for the cook
  • One houseman for four hours a day, six days a week
  • One cook for three hours a day six days a week
  • One garden-pool person six days a week
  • More hours for the cook and additional staff can be had by request and separate payment
  • San Casciano dei Bagni: 200 meters from the property
  • Chiusi: 30 minutes
  • Siena: 60 minutes
  • Florence: 1 hour and a half
  • Rome: 1 hour and a half