Info and Description: Casa Vacanze near Arezzo in Toscana, Castiglion fiorentino
Info and Description
Location: Villetta is an independent, private entrance and a large private garden with swimming pool private, ideal for, 2/5 persons.
The holiday house is located next to the historic walls of Castiglion Fiorentino, with the entrance forming an arch in the walls themselves.
From the wall entrance, there is a stone staircase that leads to the...
From the second garden level the view is of the entire valley and its medieval towns spattered throughout the surrounding hills.
This location is unbeatable to view the colors of this landscape, from the delicate sunrise pinks to the deeper sunset reds, the bright green of spring and the vibrant yellow of summer fading into autumn red and winter white.
The villa is the ideal place for a relaxing vacation for couples or families.
A trip to Tuscany means an overall sensory experience, of the flavors and scents of this land of unparalleled beauty that refresh a traveler’s essence, filling both mind and body with renewed energy.
Description: - Dining room with kitchenette, located on the ground floor, with garden access, with all conveniences: refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, oven, kitchen utensils, 4-flame gas stove, drip coffee pot, toaster, table and chairs.
- Bathroom with shower on the ground floor (1st US), with washing machine.
- Sitting Room, on the first floor (2nd US), with Satellite TV, free wireless Internet and double sofa bed.
- Bedroom, on the second floor (3rd US), with a queen sized bed and space for a crib or a small toddler bed, chest of drawers, armoire and air conditioning.
- Bathroom with bathtub and shower on the second floor.
- Independent garden on 2 levels.
One floor is equipped with table and chairs, barbecue, parasol.
At another level there is a private swimming pool with sun loungers, shower with hot water.
The garden includes fruit trees, such as the pomegranate for which the house is named, apricot, persimmon and herbs typical of this region, such as sage, rosemary, marjoram, thyme and lavender.
- PARKING is public and located about 100 meters (100 yards) from the house Services Available: Bicycle rental and excursions into the Tuscan hills.
Guided wine cellar tours, with wine tasting and product sampling.
Guided tours of city and museum art.
Environs: Castiglion Fiorentino is on a small hill and surrounded with enchanting countryside of the Chiana Valley.
The city has a rich history and a strong artistic tradition dating from the Etruscan and Roman periods through the middle Ages and the Renaissance.
It has a typically medieval historic center surrounded by walls with arches that provide access into the town.
There are at least twelve churches in this historic town, plus the Cassero Tower (“Torre del Cassero”), the Palazzo Pretorio, the Palazzo Comunale, the Teatro Comunale and three interesting museums.
The Archeological Museum (“Museo Archeologico” hosts significant Etruscan works, locally excavated.
The Pinacoteca Comunale shows the works of Margaritone d'Arezzo, Taddeo Gaddi, and some works from the Siena School, a “Madonna and Child” of Bartolomeo della Gatta, some works of Ferretti and from the workshop of Michele di Ridolfo del Girlandaio.
The Museo della Collegiata has pieces from the workshop of Andrea della Robbia, by Bartolomeo della Gatta, Salvi Castellucci, Lorenzo di Credi, Bonaventura, Angelo di Lorentino d'Arezzo, Naldini and a “Lament of Christ” by Luca Signorelli.
Two gems of the region also can be found close to the historic town center: the church, Chiesa della Consolazione and the castle, Castello di Montecchio.
Activities: Castiglion Fiorentino offers long hikes in the hills surrounding the valley and marked trekking paths.
Mountain biking in the hills is another possibility.
The town has an Olympic sized public pool, the Serristori Flight Center and many stables.
Directions: the holiday house is about 1 kilometer from the city rail station, which is accessible by direct train from Rome, Florence, Arezzo and Perugia.
A one-way ticket to Rome costs about 10 euro, and for Florence the cost is 6 euro.
300 meters distance from the bus station with connections to Arezzo and Cortona.
From Highway A1 (“Autostrada A1”), the North to South national road, exit Monte San Savino Km 10 Airport access – Florence, 100 km Nearby destinations: Siena, Florence, Perugia and Rome, the most famous cities of art in the world, are accessible by brief trips.
Losing oneself in the magic of the small local villages closer by, such as Cortona, Lucignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Sansepolcro and many others in the Chiana Valley is the experience of a lifetime.
Although these destinations are less famous, each has its unique charm and rich history.
Historic Trasimeno Lake (“Lago Trasimeno”) is also close and full of villages with thousand year histories.
The interior of the Lake contains 3 islands that are only accessible by ferry.
The Lake also provides aquatic sport and fishing is allowed from its shores.
These medieval towns are full of inns and restaurants for an obligatory stop to sample the cuisine of Tuscany.
Events: various events are held in the surrounding province throughout the year: Castiglion Fiorentino, the Holy Week rituals during Easter re not to be missed.
It includes provocative and moving processions and every two years, the Passion Christ is also presented.
The third Sunday of June, in Piazza Garibaldi the Districts Pageant (“il Palio dei Rioni”) is held, in traditional costumes and performers bearing banners representing the districts.
At the end of December the town becomes a Living Nativity Scene (“Presepe Vivente”) with a particular significance attached to each piece of this scene of Christ’s birth.
There are concerts and even folklore performances throughout the summer.
Arezzo holds an Antiques Fair (“Fiera Antiquaria”), the first Sunday of the month – one of the most prized of such events in all of Italy.
June through September you can see the Saracino Jousting Tournament (“la Giostre del Saracino).
In May and August, Cortona l’Archidado hosts the Tuscan Sund Festival, the Steak Festival and the Antiques Show.
In May, Lucignano holds la Maggiolata - a procession of floats made from flowers.
In February, Foiano celebrates Carnival with processions of floats made from paper mache that rivals the more famous display in Viareggio.
General services:BabysittingParkingHeatingPets allowedAir conditioningSwimming PoolSatellite TVBarbecueExtra towels changeExtra sheets changeInfant bedOutdoor lightingDishwashersWashing machineSheets - towels (weekly change)Extra bedFinal cleaningDaily cleaning
Technology Services:Internet connectionWi-Fi Internet access
Other services:Outlet toursWine tours
Training courses:Cooking lessonsGardening coursesHorse riding lessonsVarious courses
Terms and Conditions
- Arrival time: from 12:00 - to 20:00
- Departure time: The accommodation must be left by 12:00
- In case of arrival out of the estimated time of arrival we kindly ask you to let know as soon as possible.
Booking on request: The booking requires a deposit of 30%
Payment method accepted: Bank Transfer - Credit card
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