Castello was built with hot summers in mind so the stone walls are over half a metre thick to keep the house cool
The kitchen runs the length of the house. A breakfast bar divides it from the dining area which has glazed doors leading to a small balcony and stone steps down to the east-facing terrace.
The sitting room has a DVD player and CD player and leads to studio with sofabed. Views to the village of Gragnanella (below)
Glazed doors lead from the studio to a large roofed terrace with south facing views over the vineyard and wooded hillside behind
The main terrace can also be accessed from the front entrance terrace with barbeque area and the wood burning pizza oven. There is a marble slab for pizza preparation!
Stone steps lead down to the cantina (cellar) where the wine is produced and stored.
There is a washing machine and outside WC and an open building to leave the car in the shade.
Both bedrooms have delightful views
The double aspect main bedroom has views over the lawn to the pool.
There is plenty of room for a third person in the 'Z' bed.
To the east are views through the vines over to Lago di Pontecosi and the Appenine mountains behind (see below)
You can reach Sillicano in a pleasant half hour walk through the woods
The second double bedroom has views to Gragnanella and Sillicano, two villages in the hills opposite. The church at Gragnanella chimes every half hour, with an extra peal at midday to remind the workers to stop for lunch! Sillicano's church is further away, but listen for the music at seven every evening.
The bathroom next door has a generous shower cubicle, bidet, WC and wash basin. Water is heated by solar panel and comes from a spring above Sillicano.