La Canonica (the Priest’s house) adjoins the ancient church of San Bartolomeo and contains exceptional original features such as mediaeval stonework, arches, columns, vaulted ceilings, terracotta floors and restored frescoes. The 45sq m Suite il Pievano, located on the upper floor of La Canonica, has one bedroom with a king-size bed, an elegant living room and a charming ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bath tub. The bathroom also has a large window overlooking the 18th-century villa and a centenary cherry tree, plus antique terracotta flooring, underfloor heating, heated towels rails and a bidet. La Canonica’s shared facilities include an entrance hall, an elegant sitting room, a TV room and a fully equipped mediaeval kitchen with a refectory table. This charming building boasts a vine-draped courtyard garden – a quiet spot for a morning coffee or apéritif. The suite has a desk, black-out curtain, decorative fireplace and a kitchenette with an oven, hob, dishwasher, sink, kettle and coffee machine. Fresh flowers, petits fours, organic berries and free bottled water are left in the suite pre-arrival.