1213 La Residenza is perfectly situated in the tiny but charming Piazza San Bernardino. The house is not a typical one: in Italy, this type of home is known as a palazzo signorile, which can be translated as "noble or gentleman's house". The first written mention of Castelmuzio dates from 1213; it is with that in mind that the name of the house was chosen: to pay homage to the history surrounding it. The dining room and kitchen are on either side of a lovely working fireplace, and if you prefer to dine at home there is every imaginable type of cookware and utensil at your disposal. There is a charming breakfast terrace just off the dining room for a leisurely morning cappuccino in the sun. On the ground floor guests will find a large living area with plenty of seating for family and friends to gather. There is a 42" flat screen television and DVD player as well as an iPod station complemented by a large DVD selection and plenty of books and magazines. In the rear of the house is a large garden which is meticulously planted with cypress trees, a pomegranate tree and various beautiful flowers. There is a small plunge pool, as well as lounge chairs on the main terrace where guests can bask under the Tuscan sun. Accommodation consists of three air conditioned suites. Stanza Grigia and Stanza Viola are large suites with en-suite bathrooms, on the other side of which is a smaller room that can be used to sleep one person or to use as a dressing/reading room. Stanza Turchese is on the top floor and has en-suite bathroom as well, including a free-standing bathtub (with handheld shower). The bathrooms are all very modern and stylish and luxurious bedding is provided in all rooms. Bedroom 1 - Stanza Viola Queen size bed, Day bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Toiletries, Air conditioning Bedroom 2 - Stanza Grigia Queen size bed, Day bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Toiletries, Air conditioning Bedroom 3 - Stanza Turchese Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Toiletries, Air conditioning Please note: There are two public parking lots a 2-minute walk from the villa. All Italian villa rentals are for 7 nights, beginning and ending on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.