La Casina di Anna
“Anna’s House” is in the village of Staggia Senese, in the province of Siena, close to the Rocca (or castle), an extraordinary example of 14th century architecture. The surrounding area is filled with countless paths that trace the ancient Vie Romee and the Via Francigena, and is speckled with castles, churches and parsonages. The location in the countryside is not only perfect for those who wish to relax and stay in contact with nature, but also strategic to visit Tuscany and its medieval villages.
We are located 300 metres from the historical centre. We have two rooms, a bedroom with 1950s furniture and a spacious living-room/kitchen with traditional, exposed wooden ceiling beams where there is a single bed and a modern kitchen equipped with utensils and electrical appliances. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower box. Amenities include air conditioning and free wireless internet access.
Check-in dalle 14:00 alle 18:00 – check-out entro le 10:00
Prices include bed, bath and kitchen linen, electricity, water, Wi-Fi and final cleaning.
Anna’s Charming Country House is located close to the castle called Rocca di Staggia Senese. It has a private, free car park.
The house has an independent entrance, a large and furnished solarium terrace facing the Rocca and a wide green area with barbecue and car park.
In the village of Staggia there are a supermarket, restaurant, pizzeria, bank, bar, ice-cream parlour and pharmacy. In the area it is possible to rent a car or bikes, go on horseback and cycling excursions and play tennis.
Who was Grandma Anna?
Grandma Anna was a great woman who lived the last 60 years of her life in this house. She was born in Southern Italy and moved to Tuscany in 1957 with her husband and five small children. Her life was very intense, filled with sacrifices and self-denial for her family. When very young, she lived through the Second World War. She married a childhood friend and dedicated her entire life to working in the fields and taking care of her family.
Grandma Anna was a beautiful woman, tall and slender, reserved and shadowed by her husband who was much more self-confident and enterprising than her, and she often had to endure decisions she did not share. She never fully overcame the trauma of her departure from the South and of being separated from people she loved, but for the sake of her family and to give her children a better future she accepted her husband’s decision despite herself.
This is the house where she raised her children and welcomed the many relatives and acquaintances who periodically came to visit from the South, organising lunches and dinners for the large family without ever sparing herself. I can still see her outdoors, in today’s large green space, tending her vegetable garden and caring for her animals, chickens, rabbits and goats, or hanging her many loads of laundry, all washed by hand because she didn’t have a washing machine.
She lost her husband at a mature age and continued living here for the rest of her life. Her favourite place was the garden, where she would talk to neighbours and passers-by. She loved chatting about herself, listening and sharing news.