In this page are collected small memories and emotions, of how it all began.
In the 50s the couple Giorgio e Paolina Centi, the "Biri", he employee and her housewife, finally managed to buy with great efforts the house of via Vallepiatta, where they were born and brought up their three sons Fabio, Anna and Stefano called "Peo".
Since 2001, after the demise of "Biri", the apartment already in need of maintenance it remained empty because the children, all married, lived by themselves and their families. No questions of selling, too many memories! So what to do? The unanimous decision was seized with both hands when the company "Peo" , the youngest son, worked for moved to the north and he was left without work. Thus was born the project to renovate the apartment to create an activity of Bed and Breakfast, "Casacenti".
Casacenti has been now rearranged in a way nice and accurately to welcome guests who wish to enjoy a peaceful stay in this historical buildings. The renovation, of the structure and of the furniture, has preserved the style of the homes of the old town. The rooms are characterized by colorful beam ceilings and exposed rafters and are furnished with period furniture. The windows open onto a picturesque view.
The excellent reviews of the first customers, the care and beauty of the rooms combined with the availability and hospitality of Stefano make the business grow quickly so from 2016 Piero, son of Stefano, decides to officially become part of the family business by giving up to university studies to help dad.
Casacenti besides being a B&B is also a real art gallery. All rooms and common spaces are well decorated with paintings by “Zio Fabio”, brother of the owner of Casacenti.
Are also shown the first paintings from the period of adolescence, painted exactly in this house.
“V’è la terra senese, che è proprio di quel colore che i pittori chiaman «terra di Siena», e la ritrovi nei capelli delle donne, nelle nuvole, nelle chiome degli alberi, nello stesso cielo, in quel cielo terroso dove ondeggiano le crete d’Asciano: per quella virtù che hanno i senesi di mescolare le cose celesti alle cose terrene e di rifare il cielo con la stessa materia di cui è fatta la terra.”