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Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Disability Access, Fireplace, Iron, Kitchenette, Laundry, Linens, Outdoor Shower, Oven, Phone, Sauna, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Beach, Biking, Golf, Horseback Riding, Movie Theaters, Snow Skiing, Swimming
Description:Villa Ferraia is located twenty-six kilometers south of Siena and sits on a secluded mountaintop. The name Ferraia originates from ferro, or iron, which was mined here in medieval times. nTastefully simple, yet luxuriant, each en-suite bedroom boasts a flat screen television, fine linens and towels, Florentine soaps and shampoos, and private baths, all to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay. The television screens can also be utilized as computers and the villa has HADSL connection. Wireless connection inside the entire villa. A telephone and a fax machine are available in the reception area for emergency use only. nThe attractively furnished dining room seats 27 guests. Outside the Tuscan conservatory, the domus provide a covered space where guests can eat or gather and enjoy the beauty of the gardens and surrounding forests while enjoying a leisurely aperitif before dinner. nA state-of-the-art kitchen with wood-burning oven, 2 acres of organic vegetable and herb gardens, and an 1800 square foot greenhouse greatly enhance the joy of Italian cooking. Adjoining the vegetable gardens is an outdoor kitchen and dining area where guests can join the chef in cooking the fresh vegetables in true Tuscan style. The pleasure gained from preparing a meal from the freshly picked vegetables can be enjoyed with a fine Tuscan wine (Cost of chef separate). To visit the organic garden and use the vegetables of the garden is necessary to ask at our chef. nA separate medieval stone building houses the library, a state of the art cinema and lounges to relax and enjoy a movie or a book. There is an extensive terrace around the cinema furnished with luxury Italian lounges that provide a wonderful panorama of the lush green forest that radiate peace. There are also several secluded sitting areas throughout the villa which can be used for moments of solitude. nStar gazers will delight in the observatory complete with a high-tech telescope far from the light pollution of modern civilization. A Meade LX200R 14inch research telescope has been installed complete with a seated viewing area and a 60 inch flat screen monitor. The local astronomy society is at our guests ' disposal to explain the wonders of the skies above. nA large infinity pool overlooks the beautiful valley below. The adjacent change rooms and sauna are at the guests ' disposal.. The external part of the complex is complete and includes three tubs heated to different temperatures, a frigidarium (cold), the tepidarium (tepid) and a caldarium (hot) nestled on the edge of the forest with the perfume of the nearby lemon and orange trees wafting past. Guests can start their circuit of the bath complex with a sauna in the fine Finish sauna, progress to the solar heated swimming pool and then to the roman styled tubs. nVilla Ferraia exudes such tranquility and natural beauty that it will be very tempting to just stay there, enjoying the fresh air, walking through the forest, toiling in the organic vegetable garden with the gardener, assisting the chef to prepare dinner or simply lazing around and listening to the sounds nature. nNote: The road to this property is steep and unpaved. A small car or as SUV vehicle is recommended. nBedroom / Bathroom Description nMain Building nBedroom 1 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Outdoor entrance nGuest House nBedroom 2 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower nBedroom 3 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with shower nBedroom 4 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower nSuite C nBedroom 5 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower nBedroom 6 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower nBedroom 7 nTwin bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower nSuite A nBedroom 8 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub nBedroom 9 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Small windows nBedroom 10 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower nSuite B e28093 2nd Floor nBedroom 11 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Shared living area with fireplace and access to steps leading down to main courtyard nBedroom 12 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom, Shared living area with Bedroom 11 (ideal for friends sharing) nReception nBedroom 13 nDouble bed, Bathroom with shower, Small living area, Outdoor entrance nGuest Suite nBedroom 14 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, Living area, Dining area, Kitchenette, Separate building, Entrance from courtyard nFeatures & Amenities nWheelchair accessible nFireplaces nCeiling fan nHome theatre nDVD player nVCR nSatellite TV nCD player nLibrary nBooks nWi-Fi access nTelephone e28093 emergency use only nFax machine e28093 emergency use only nWashing machine nToiletries nHair dryer nFully equipped kitchen nOutdoor Features nInfinity pool nSauna (4 hours/day access) nPlunge pool nAlfresco shower nOutdoor furniture nChanging rooms nAlfresco dining nBBQ grill nOutdoor kitchen nAstronomy observatory e28093 advance notice required) nParking nGated property nAlarm system linked to a central security company nStaff & Services nIncluded: nManager nDaily maid service from 9 e28093 12pm nContinental breakfast nSecurity guard nGardener nMaintenance technician nPool maintenance nNormal use of utilities nBaby equipment available nAt Extra Cost e28093 advance notice may be required: nVilla pre-stocking nAdventure activities e28093 see Additional Information below nLinen change service nCook service nWaiting staff nMeal plan nChild care service nAdditional staff nButler service nDriver nLaundry/Ironing service nPool heating nAir conditioning/Heating consumption e28093 Euro180/day nVilla Policies nMaximum 27 guests nChildren welcome nNon-smoking villa nPets not permitted nSecurity deposit required - payable on-site nCheck-in: 4pm to 6pm nCheck-out: Before 10 am nGetting There nVan is not recommended as the road to this villa is steep and unpaved nTransport available nLocation n15 minute drive t nMonticiano nTennis court nRestaurants nGrocery store nTrain station nClinic n25 minute drive to church and hospital n60 minute drive to ski slope n75 minute drive to punta Ala Golf Course and Castilgione della Pescia beach n120 minute drive to Pisa Galilei Airport (PSA) n180 minute drive to Rome Leonardo da Vinci International Airport n40 minute flight to Rome nAdditional Information nThe following activities can be arranged for guests: nMountain bike riding nHorse riding nWalking tours nCooking classes nHot air balloon trips nAerial flights over Tuscany nA day at the shepherd 's cottage making pecorino cheese nWine and olive tasting nRental car with private driver n nAdditional amenities include: security system, in-home theater, outdoor furniture, hairdryer, telescope, housekeeper, poolkeeper, cd player, baby equipment, manager, horseback riding nearby, maintenance person, alfresco shower, alfresco dining, gated property, outdoor kitchen, plunge pool, toiletries, gardener, wheelchair accessible.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Deck, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Internet Access, Laundry, Oven, Playground, Pool Table, Refrigerator, Shower, Stove, Swimming Pool, TV
Activities:Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Swimming, Tennis
Description:Villa Alba is a 600 square-meter (approximately 6,458 square feet) and two-storey house in the countryside which sleeps eleven people. The villa has a private garden and a swimming pool. 20 km (12.4 miles) away from Siena and 80 km (49.7 miles) from Florence , the villa is located in the heart of a protected area named Crete Senesi. n nThe villa has 6 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There is one double bedroom, four twin bedrooms, and one single bedroom. In addition, there are several large living areas. n nThe villa n nThe villa, together with an adjacent small church, was built in the XVII century by a famous family of bankers from Siena. The house, square-shaped just like a small-fortress, has its doors and windows framed by the typical Tuscan grey stone. The villa is surrounded by a garden with centuries-old trees overlooking an endless expanse of low hills. n nThe villa is two-storey high, and each floor is 300 square meters (about 3,229 square feet). A lot of space for you to enjoy!! n nThe main entrance is on the courtyard facing the small church. Right next to the entrance, you will see a spacious hall with sofas around an age-old fireplace. The room is furnished with beautiful antique furniture. The floor is in handmade terracotta tiles and the ceiling is supported by wood joists. The fireplace is impressive as it covers almost one entire wall of the room and is embellished by antique wooden chairs arranged around it. n nFrom the great hall you can reach a series of smaller living areas. There is a small reading or tea room, a room with a round card-table, and another small TV room furnished with couches. Besides, there is also a bathroom and a cellar. n nThe ground floor also displays a dining room with a long seventeenth-century table. Two glass doors in this room will lead you to a garden where you will find an antique table with stone benches set in the middle of a large green lawn area. n nClose to the dining room is a big kitchen modernly equipped with a stove, an oven, a dishwasher, a fridge, and a freezer. A washing machine is also available. There is also a large and age-old fireplace in stone and brick where you will be able to prepare grilled meat. Broiled veal steak of the local breed called Chianina are world-famous for its quality and tastiness. The perfect set for a special barbecue!! n nThe bedrooms and a second large and beautiful living area are found on the first floor of the villa. n nIn the middle of this living room there is a great billiard table in perfect conditions to be used. There are also sofas and armchairs. n nFive bedrooms sleep two people each and are spacious and well-decorated with furniture dating back to late nineteenth century. One is a double bedroom, whereas the other four are twin bedrooms. All have windows overlooking the green scenery outside. In addition, every bedroom has its own large bathroom with a bathtub. The one single bedroom in the villa has a bathroom with shower. n nThe little church next to the villa has been consecrated and masses are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. n nThe garden and the swimming pool n nAs guests at Villa Alba, you will be able to enjoy a park with centuries-old trees and a large lawn area where your kids can have outdoor fun all day long. n nIt is in the garden that you will find a 10 x 5 meter (107 x 53 feet) swimming-pool exclusively at your disposal. There are tables, chairs, garden umbrellas, and deck chairs around the swimming-pool. Once lying in the sun, your eyes will meet the beautiful fac3a7ade of the villa, the lawn, the trees and the flowers. A view of low and green hills will unfold before you. The air is fresh, clean and filled with the smell of flowers and herbs. You will be able to spend long and pleasant hours outdoors accompanied either by your friends, a book in hands, or a glass of good Tuscan wine. n nThe place n nVilla Alba is in the middle of a farming estate of more than a thousand hectares (about 2,471 acres) on the hills near Siena. The area is part of the Crete Senesi, a territory where low argillaceous hills are spread out as far as meets the eye. You will spend your vacation in the middle of the most famous and reproduced Tuscan scenery both in cinema and paintings. n nHere every season of the year carries its fascinating trait: in spring, hues of light green cover the hills and lawns, in summer, the golden color of wheat takes over the hills, and during fall, thousands of swarthy and dark green shades dominate. n nThe farming estate organically grows wheat used for the making of pasta, fodder for its own livestock, the Chianina cattle breed, and extra-virgin olive oil. n nVilla Alba is the main house of a small hamlet dating back to the medieval period. The current structure of the villa and the hamlet date back to the XVII century. Both villa and hamlet have been renovated into vacation houses, a process which respected the former architectural structure of the buildings. As guests of Villa Alba, you will have complete privacy as the garden and the swimming-pool are available exclusively to you. Guests of other vacation houses in the hamlet have another swimming-pool and garden at their disposal. n nAs you arrive, look around. You will feel as if time had slowed down. All the surroundings are beautiful, tidy, and peaceful. The kind staff at the reception will contribute to such feeling of tranquility with their warm welcome greetings. The reception is in charge of providing any necessary information on tourist activities in the area. n nA tennis court and a playground are shared with other guests in the hamlet. n nTrekking trails of varying degrees of difficulty will enable you to visit enthralling angles of the farm. n nNearby tourist attractions n nOnce at Villa Alba, you will enjoy a wonderful vacation in Tuscany ! You will live and experience the real fascinating traits of Tuscany: the hospitality of an authentic villa built by a noble family of bankers from Siena in the XVII century which has undergone centuries of history, a stay in the heart of the magic scenery of Crete Senesi, and the possibility of going on daily excursions to Florence and other splendid cities of art in Tuscany and returning to the relaxing atmosphere of the villa. n nVilla Alba is about 9 km (5.5 miles) away from Monteroni D 'Arbia , which is the nearest town where you can find shops and restaurants. Siena is 20 km (12.4 miles) away and Florence is 80 km (49.7 miles) away. You will be in a quite convenient position to visit the whole Tuscany. Moreover, you will be close to the area of production of the Chianti Senese and Brunello di Montalcino wines. Don 't forget to visit the wine cellars of the area! n nVilla Alba also has a parking lot. You need a car to stay at Villa Alba. n nThe swimming-pool is available from the 1st of May until the 30th of September. n nShow tourist attractions and points of interest for this holiday home. n nVilla Alba is a 600 square meter (approximately 6,458 square feet) and two-storey noble villa dating to the XVII century. It has a garden and a private swimming-pool. It sleeps 11 people. The ground floor displays a great hall with sofas and a fireplace, a dining room, a large kitchen with a fireplace, a small card-room, a reading room, a TV room, a tea room, and a bathroom. The dining room and the kitchen have access to the garden. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, an oven, a dishwasher, a fridge, and a freezer. A washing machine is also available. n nThe first floor displays a large room with a billiard table and sofas and also six bedrooms. Every bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. There is one double bedroom, four twin bedrooms, and one single bedroom. The bathroom in the single room has a shower, whereas all the others have bathtubs. Around the villa there is a large garden with the swimming-pool. Both garden and swimming-pool are used exclusively by the guests of the villa. The garden is furnished with garden umbrellas, tables, chairs, and deck chairs. n nA tennis court, a playground, a barbecue area, trekking trails, a laundry area and internet are available and are to be shared with other guests of the hamlet. n nThe villa is elegantly furnished with late nineteenth-century furniture. n nVilla Alba is enclosed in a farming estate of more than a thousand hectares (about 2,471 acres). It is the main villa in a hamlet of medieval origins. There is a small church from the XVII century next to villa, and mass is held every Sunday morning. Although the hamlet offers vacation apartments for rental as well, guests at Villa Alba enjoy complete privacy. n nOther holiday homes nearby: Casa Giobatta A , Casa Giobatta B , Casa Giobatta D , Casa Giobatta T , Casa Giobatta I , Casa Giobatta N , Casa Giobatta O . n nAdditional amenities include: charming surroundings, winter heating, view on the valley, luxury property. nCheck-In: 4:00pm - 8:00pm nCheck-Out: 10:00am
Location:Castelfranco di Sopra, Italy
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Child Friendly, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Iron, Laundry, Microwave, Oven, Pets OK, Refrigerator, Shower, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool, TV
Activities:Biking, Bowling, Movie Theaters, Museums, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis
Description:Casale del Chianti is an independent splendid panoramic medieval house vacations, of 1300, placed in a small country-town between olive trees, vines at 400 meters of altitude, overlooking the Chianti hills, situated in dominant position on and inside the Natural Protected Area 'LeBalze', a wonderful geological phenomenon. r nAt guests disposal: r nThe receptive structure that has the possibility to accommodate until to a maximum of 9 persons, (200 sqm) has a private garden with an above the ground swimming pool (8 x 4 x 1,20) and a fantastic view on medieval country of Castelfranco di Sopra and Chianti hills. r nCasale del Chianti offers a pleasant and relaxing stay in a natural site, central for historical and artistic itineraries. r nIt can be the starting point for many naturalistic excursions and , for visiting parish churches, castles, monasteries and the most important cities of Tuscany: Arezzo, Florence, Siena, which can be reached in about 40 minutes by car. r nDistances: r nThe house is situated only 2 km from Castelfranco di Sopra, where you can find shops of any kind and 15 Km away from the highway (A1 - tollhouse of Incisa Valdarno). r nCasale del Chianti would suit one or two families or group of friends who will have the entire complex to their disposition i.e. the villa, garden, the pool, and private car park. n nBuses station: 2 Km (Castelfranco di Sopra). r nRailway station: 8 Km (Figline Valdarno) n nFrom the private garden, panoramic swimming pool, from which it is possible to admire spectacular sunsets, it is equipped with several deckchair. The private garden has a pergola and a barbeque. You can enjoy your meals outside. n nActivity in the vicinities: the zone is particularly adapted to excursions in mountain bike (possibility to rent bicycles in the vicinities) and treakking on marked roads. To approximately 2-4 km from the country house there is a handling for excursions to horse, a modern bowling and tennis. It is possible moreover to practice to the peach in numerous lakes and rivers near, to visit the museums of the zone (see you link: routes), to go to the cinema and for the lovers of the shopping to visit (only 10 km) the famous Outlets: Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Dolce e Gabbana, Ferragamo, Armani, Zegna, YSL, Loro Piana, Ungaro, Todds. r n r nMobile reception: there is a good mobile reception all over the house, village and surroundings. n nSwimming pool (8 x 4 x 1,20 mt): open from 30 April to 08 October (possibility to postpone the closing if the season concurs it). n nTennis: to approximately 2 km from the country house. n nHouse vacations of 200 sqm, (possible beds 8 1) on three floors: the ground floor composed of a dining room with fireplace, a roomy kitchen, a double bedroom (with a double bed and single bed), a bathroom with shower, the first floor composed of a spacious living room with fireplace, a double bedroom (with a double bed), a bath with shower, and a large panoramic attractive terrace. The top floor (mansards) composed of: double bedroom with a double bed (for two adult) and one sofa bed (for one adult or two children), and a small single bedroom (for one adult people). r nThe house is completely furnished in style. r nBathroom equipment: in each bathroom WC, bidet, sink, shower-box. r nKitchen equipment: fridge with small freezer, kitchen to gas methane with 4 cookers, oven and kitchen to firewood, microwave, 3 mokas (different sizes), toast bread, washing machine and pottery, the water of the house is drinkable and of optimal quality. r nOther equipment: TV, usable fireplace, one high-sided cot (small bed for babies), one chair for babies, fans, iron and iron-board. r nHeating: independent (gas methane), with thermo siphons in each room. n nThe drawing-room (35 sqm approx.), is placed to the first plan, it is embellished with sofc3a0, seats and furnitures in style, there is also an ancient medieval fireplace and a restored door (originates XIV century) that opens on the wide terrace (20 sqm) equipped with a gazebo and table for your open-air breakfasts! n nThe Kitchen of about 20 sqm is equipment of: fridge with freezer, kitchen to gas methane with 4 cookers, oven and kitchen to firewood, microwave, 3 italian Moka (different sizes), coffee machine, toast bread, washing machine, pottery and dishwasher, the water of the house is drinkable and of optimal quality. n nBathroom equipment: in each bathroom WC, bidet, sink, shower-box.
Location:San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Child Friendly, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool
Activities:Historical Sites, Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Swimming
Description:Villa Paradiso is furnished with great taste and has a pool with stunning views of the Chianti landscape. The villa is situated in Chiantie28099s countryside, the most renowned area of Tuscany, near San Casciano in Val di Pesa, 15 kilometres from Florence. When you drive from San Casciano to the villa you pass by farmhouses, beautiful old villa's with rows of cypress trees and vineyards sloping gently down the sweetly shaped hills. Where the road ends there is a gate. This is Villa Paradiso. Although the villa is not very far from the main highlights as Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa, Monteriggioni, you will be glad to stay as much in and around the house. Enjoying the garden, pool, the peace and the views... nThe villa consists of 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and has a covered terrace, perfect for outdoor diners and aperitifs. nPart of the villa is an estate of 6 acres each, with olive groves, vineyards and woods. n nSan Casciano in Val di Pesa is placed in the heart of Chianti area, famous for its authentic Tuscan landscape, wines and extra virgin olive oil. San Casciano lies only 15 km south of Florence, between Siena and Florence, along the ancient Roman road Cassia. The village offers a lot of facilities: a big supermarket, very good restaurants and pizzerias, a cinema, an Olympic swimming pool, a theatre, shops, banks with ATM and pharmacies. There are interesting historical places and lots of cultural events throughout the year. A great place to eat: Cantinetta del Nonno. A delicious trattoria in the centre.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Internet Access, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, TV
Activities:Golf, Horseback Riding, Movie Theaters, Swimming
Description:Villa BRV AIO is a strikingly beautiful, restored country house, part of a 1700 acre estate located in the Val de28099Orcia region, in southern Tuscany. This extraordinary stretch of Italy sits between Rome and Florence with open breathtaking views of Mount Amiata. The nearby San Casciano dei Bagni is an unspoiled medieval village. It is a beautiful and rather well-kept secret south of Siena. This intimate luxurious property is ideal for private groups and family reunions. n nVilla BRV AIO provides maximum comfort in the peaceful and refined atmosphere of a traditional Tuscan home. Guests can enjoy walks and bike rides through the propertye28099s private paths, and visits to the nearby Montepulciano (20kms), Montalcino, and Cetona (7kms) famous for their history, cuisine and wineries. n nThe villa is composed of a reception/living hall, an elegant dining room, a sitting room with video and TV. The ground floor features a spacious living/ playroom with a pool and a gambling table, a dining area with open kitchen corner. This area has a direct access to the garden. The dc3a9cor of the villa is very colorful country style featuring many antiques and pieces of art. n nThe outside features a pergola for dining al fresco, an extensive lawn for lounging and private woods for walks. Due to its location, the villa is blessed with a breeze and the house is also cool because of its stone construction. The property is provided with an impressive and beautiful swimming pool. n nDISTANCES: Villa BRV AIO is very close to village of Sarteano, which has restaurant, bank, cinema, gas station, grocery store and baker. Sarteano is located in southern Tuscany near the Umbrian border, just 6 kms from the exit of the A1 (the highway that goes from Milan to Naples) half way between Rome and Florence. Both cities can be reached in 1,5 hours by car and by train from the main railway station in Chiusi (10 kms from Sarteano). San Casciano Dei Bagni is 15 mins/17kms (10 miles), Rome is 1 hour & 30 mins (109 miles). Golf - nearby and Horseback riding - nearby. n nVilla BRV AIO is also known as Villa Aiola. n nThis property sleeps 11 people. n nThe security deposit is e282ac2,500 in cash upon arrival. n nRentals run from Saturday to Saturday. n nAdditional amenities include: private chef, pool service, dial-up internet access, heating, screens, maid service, gardener.
Location:San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Freezer, Hair Dryer, Oven, Refrigerator, Restaurant, Swimming Pool
Activities:Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Swimming
Description:The La Corte estate stretches out over a hillside covered with vineyards, olive trees and woodland. It is set in the very heart of Chianti near the main road from Florence to Siena, only 16 km south of Florence. This lovely estate on the western fringe of Chianti is owned by one of Italy 's oldest families, descendants of both a saint and Pope Clement XII (who commissioned the Trevi Fountain in Rome). At one time the property owner could ride all the way from this estate to their palace in Rome without ever leaving their own land. Despite its august background, this property is a refreshingly friendly and relaxed estate: The Renaissance Villa (no picture here), one of the finest in Tuscany, stands on the highest hill in the very centre of the estate. The Italian garden overlooking the Pesa Valley and the vast fourteenth century wine cellars and oil jar-storage, built into the embankment in the garden, complete the picturesque scenario. There is a small family owned restaurant on the premises, by the winery, open for lunch from Monday to Sunday and on the evenings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. nHaving entered the hudge estate, a private access road of approx. 200 m leads to the La Corte farmhouse. La Corte stands by its own. The house has a total 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, a total of 16 people can be accommodated. If your group is smaller than 16 people you can benefit from the advantage of a price reduction for groups up to 12 or 14 people. To assure your privacy the unused rooms will be closed. nThe house was completely restored and modern amenities were installed while retaining the original architectural structure and characteristic farmhouse features. The interior is still farm style. Some rooms have antique terracotta tiled floors, others have wooden floors. The brick roof rests on mighty oak beams. Just outside the dining room there is a terrace for al fresco dining equipped with table, chairs and a large garden parasol. A lawn leads to the pool. From the swimming pool, the garden fades naturally into the surrounding olive groves. nThe house has views over the gently rolling hills, olive growes, vineyards and the village of San Casciano. It is just outside of the village, approx. 1.5 km distant. You could even walk there! San Casciano offers a good choice of excellent restaurants, a geleteria, several Cappuccino bars, all kind of grocery shops, a cinema, a bank, a post office and a beautiful local market every Monday morning. In the house you will find a list of recommended restaurants and information about the region. If you travel during the colder months you will enjoy the heated public indoor pool of San Casciano which is only 500 metres from the property. The villa 's location only 1.5 km from the next bus stop is a good base to visit Florence even without a car. During the week buses go regularly to Florence (approx. every 1.5 hours). In Florence the bus will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station Santa Maria Novella to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. nLa Corte is suitable for anyone interested in the inner workings of an olive-oil- and wine-producing estate. The extensive vine and olive cultivations stretch as far as the eye can see. A selection of the best vintages is stored in the winery cellars in large kegs, and the olive oil is delcious. Since 1993 the estate has been hosting two major international events: a flower and garden festival that usually held during the third week in September in the elegant garden of the villa and a vine exposition that takes place during the first weekend in May. The estate offers those seeking to immerse themselves in the green hills of Chianti Classico the possibility of absorbing nature, history and culture in one! nThe estate has another small holiday structure (La Scala/ also featured in our portfolio), a small apartment for 4 people. It does not disturb the privacy of the La Corte guests since it is at a distance of approx. 300 metres, it can not be seen, it has its own access road and even its own pool. nThe Chianti area nThe Chianti area nThe hills of Chianti, criss-crossed with vines and crested with cypress trees have become the hallmark of Tuscany, the beauty of the landscape married to a quality of life which would be rare anywhere in the world. Chiantishire, as the English call it, has an infinite variety of hilltop villages where you can sip a cappuccino in one of the outdoor cafes in the medieval squares, of cellars where you can sample the local wines from the barrels, of little trattorias serving robustly satisfying Tuscan food with its hams and salamis and delicious pastas and wild boar stew with white beans and salads growing wild in the hedgerows. The back roads wind uphill and down, between old stone walls crested with pale violet irises past Romanesque cloisters, sandstone farmhouses and shepherds with their flocks of sheep producing the famed 'pecorino ' cheese. nSightseeing nYou are in the heart of Tuscany (San Casciano is the doorway to Chianti), and the list of excursions half or a whole day away is long: Florence, famous for its fine Renaissance art, the walled city of Lucca with its 99 churches, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Val d 'Orcia with the Renaissance town of Pienza and the wine-making meccas of Montepulciano and Montalcino and the awe-inspiring abbey of Sant 'Antimo are just a few... nDistances nFlorence is 15 to 20 minutes away, Greve in Chianti 25 minutes, San Gimignano 30 minutes, while Siena can be reached in 50 minutes. Montalcino and Pienza are a one and a half hour 's drive, while the Thyrrenian sea is one hour away. Pisa and Lucca are one hour by car while the jet-set sea resort of Porto Ercole can be reached in approx. two hours. nAirports and transport nThe Florence airport is 25 kilometres away and Pisa is at 118 kilometres, while the airport in Rome is less than three hours away and approx. 290 kilometres further south. The nearest railway station with most travel options is Florence. n nAdditional amenities include: fireplace/bread oven at a waist-high level in the kitchen, two terraces for al fresco dining to seat 16 people, large refrigerator with built-in freezer and icemaker, electric filter coffee machine, hair dryer, 4-ring gas hob, mosquito nets for all beds, mixer.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Basketball Court, Cable/Satellite TV, Child Friendly, Fitness Room, Pets OK, Sauna, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool, TV
Activities:Basketball, Biking, Gym, Movie Theaters, Soccer, Swimming
Description:Villa Spassole is a stunning, completely renovated Tuscan farmhouse. The central stone building of the property dates back to the beginning of 1600. The additional sections were developed towards the end of 1800. The property enjoys spectacular views across the Tuscan countryside nThe villa has been beautifully decorated with an elegant interiors combining antiques and typical Tuscan furniture. All bedrooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, heating and satellite TV. The kitchens are fully equipped and are the perfect place to take Italian cooking lessons. nThe villa has all modern amenities including a cinema, Turkish bath and a huge space to relax and enjoy a luxury holiday in Tuscany with family and friends. nThe grounds are fenced for the privacy and security of the guests, where they can relax in the beautiful outdoor areas. There is a heated swimming pool with views of the valley below, a soccer field and a basketball court. This property is perfect for entertaining young people and has an indoor games room. n nAdditional amenities include: heating, wheelchair access, child-safe pool, bicycles provided, ground floor bed & bath, gym/fitness room, all bedrooms en-suite, smoking allowed inside, sauna/spa, stag/hen parties allowed. nCheck-In: 4 p.m. nCheck-Out: 10 a.m.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Cable/Satellite TV, Disability Access, Dishes, Fireplace, Internet Access, Iron, Jacuzzi, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels
Activities:Movie Theaters, Swimming
Description:Villa La Borghese has something new to discover in every season: from the splendid colors of the autumn foliage to gazing at the stars in the clear winter sky, from rides on horseback to relaxing in pools of water at different temperatures, all amidst breathtaking scenery.. nAn exclusive resort in Tuscany in an unspoiled setting, offering state-of-the-art amenities and technologies. nGASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCE nVilla La Borghese marries the local gastronomic tradition with the natural oasis that surrounds it. Dishes typical of Tuscan cuisine with products from the large organic vegetable garden and livestock raised on the estate, such as pigs, cows, sheep, goats and trout. nThe cooks revive forgotten flavors that the guests can enjoy in the wood-scented dining room with its imposing stone fireplace, or on the terrace in fine weather. The menu offers an unexpected exploration of the senses. The vegetables cultivated in the garden and the fruit are carefully selected, making the most of biodiversity. nAt Villa La Borghese the flavors satisfy the body just as the places set aside for refreshment buoy the spirit. The dining room conjures up stories of the past, from the paintings of ancestors on the walls to the large chandeliers of hand-wrought iron, while the diners are kept warm in cold weather by a grand fireplace built of travertine. In the evening everyone gathers around the long wooden table that can seat up to thirty people. The hosts have taken care over every last detail in order to create a warm and refined atmosphere: ceramic plates, crystal glasses, candles. nDuring the spring and summer the residence opens up its terraces: meals are served in the Domus, the Roman-style gazebo set in a scented garden with a view of the woods, or in the Rotonda above the Vegetable Garden, under a canopy next to the barbecue. nTHE BEDROOMS nVilla La Borghese is a small hamlet of three adjoining buildings, in which the bedrooms are located, many of them opening off cozy lounges: here guests can sit on comfortable sofas by the fireplace to read, listen to music or sip a good Tuscan wine. nFourteen of the villa 's rooms are large (15-20 sq m), with spacious bathrooms en suite, filled with light and furnished with period pieces. Every detail is a homage to nature lovers: the windows open onto the park, the swimming pools and the woods, stretching as far as the eye can see. nRefined in their simplicity, all the spaces combine tradition and luxury: flat-screen TV with satellite links, fast internet connection, linen of local manufacture, toiletries made from olive oil, private bathroom with shower and/or Jacuzzi, hairdryer, underfloor heating supplied with hot water from a biomass-fueled boiler and solar photovoltaic and thermal panels, as well as a cellar-effect cooling system, again located under the floor. n nAdditional amenities include: chef included, cleaner included, cinema, heliport, toiletries, nanny (extra charge), chef (extra charge), linen included, treatment to prevent legionnaires ' disease, towels included, shuttle service, transfers included, astronomical observatory, olive pool toiletries, fine bedlinen, organic vegetable garden with covered outdoor kitchen, hairdryer, underfloor heating in bathrooms.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Child Friendly, Disability Access, Linens, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Movie Theaters, Swimming
Description:Listed as a top-20 villa worldwide by the London Sunday Times, this incredible estate derives from a restored 13th century medieval hamlet, situated in the beautiful Tuscan countryside about 30 miles southwest of Siena, Italy. Offering an array of services for the sophisticated traveler, the estate is secure and accommodates 28 guests with 13 double rooms or suites and 2 single rooms. A dining hall, state-of-the-art kitchen, luxurious bedding and linens, priceless art pieces and antique furniture, high-speed wireless internet and cinema/meeting room are featured in the house. Each guest room has ensuite bath and many are attached to private sitting rooms. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with multiple terraces, a covered Roman domus, infinity-edged swimming pool, 3 stone soaking tubs, sauna, observatory with multiple high-tech telescopes, organic garden with outdoor kitchen, trout ponds and private heliport. Our kitchen staff and chef will provide outstanding traditional Italian cuisine and fine wines on request. We also offer guided tours by foot, bicycle, horseback and motor vehicle. Wellness services and transportation can also be arranged. This property is well-suited for family and friend gatherings, special events and retreats with collegues and peers.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee Maker, Computer Access, DVD Player, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Home theatre, Jacuzzi, Lakefront, Laundry, Microwave, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Oven, Phone, Pool Table, Restaurant, Shower, Stereo, Swimming Pool, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Beach, Board Games, Golf, Gym, Horseback Riding, Movie Theaters, Pilates, Ping Pong, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Wine Tasting, Yoga
Description:10 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, 20 Sleeps. Bramasole lies nestled on a hill just three minutes outside the ancient town walls of Cortona. Bramasole served as the set for the film Under the Tuscan Sun in 2002 before its restoration began in 2006. In 2010, Bramasole was complete and ready to welcome guests. Every bedroom on the property is unique with beautiful original features, hand woven Busatti fabrics and the highest quality bed linen. All bedrooms rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms and its own view of the surrounding countryside. There is always something to keep you entertained, whether it be a swim in the travertine pool, a soak in the Jacuzzi, a walk through the Medici parkland to visit the ducks on the lake, or a Bocce tournament with other guests. There is a table tennis table under the pergola, a 9 ft American pool table and a selection of board games in the games room, cinema screens, and a pizza oven and BBQ for culinary fun. Cortona is a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk up the hill. The position of the villa is perfect for visiting the local towns by car and has a train station just a 5 minute drive away with direct trains to Florence and Rome. Bedroom / Bathroom Description Main Villa Bedroom 1 - Master King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access Bedroom 2 King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning , Wi-Fi access Bedroom 3 King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning , Wi-Fi access Bedroom 4 King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access Bedroom 5 Ground Level Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access Farmhouse Bedroom 6 Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access Bedroom 7 Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access Bedroom 8 2 twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access Bedroom 9 King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning , Wi-Fi access Limonaia Bedroom 10 Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access Features & Amenities Alarm system Air conditioning Fireplace Cable TV DVD player Home theatre CD player iPod dock Computer Wi-Fi access Telephone Fax machine Games room Table tennis Pool table Board games Toiletries Hair dryer Washer/dryer Kitchen: Juicer Microwave Toaster Toaster oven Coffee maker Coffee grinder Dishwasher Wine cellar Outdoor Features Swimming pool Heated Jacuzzi Outdoor furniture Alfresco dining Charcoal grill Pizza oven Parking Gated property Staff & Services At Extra Cost advance notice may be required: Villa pre-stocking Activities and excursions Event fee Baby equipment rental Heating consumption Chef service Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi class Wine tasting Cooking lesson Horseback riding Villa Policies Maximum 20 guests Children welcome Non-smoking villa Pets not permitted Wedding/social events accepted Pool opening times depends upon the weather Getting There Rental car recommended Transport available Location 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk to town of Cortona 5 minute drive t Clinic Church Restaurant Tennis court Fitness facility Grocery store Train station 10 minute drive to hospital 15 minute drive to Lake Trasimento beach 30 minute drive to golf course 40 minute drive to Perugia airport 120 minute drive to ski slope