VILLA LEOPOLDA - Arezzo
The facade of the villa presents 4 overlapping arches in twos according to the typical 1700s design from the architects of the Gran duke Leopold of Loraine. The private garden and the pool, with their exquisite view, are accessible from both floors. The panorama from the first floor, where the woodstove is even more impressive. The finishing touches of the villa are elegant. The ambience is refined and comfortable and every detail, no matter how small, was handled with care. The villa is environmentally friendly due to its 1st class energy saving rank. This was possible due to the high quality renovation from which guests year round will also benefit. The living areas are spacious and comfortable. Each floor has its own living room, kitchen, dining room and three bedrooms with private bathrooms. The first floor can be reached externally through the original stone stairs or a stone bridge linking the garden and the pool (the entire path is accessible for wheelchairs); moreover one bedroom located on the first floor is accessible for wheelchairs. The villa includes all the equipment necessary to enjoy your stay. The kitchens are fully equipped, also including a washing machine and drying machine. Each floor of the villa is completely furnished and has WI-FI, air conditioning, and satellite TV. The furnishing has excellent finishing and each ambience is studied thoroughly to achieve greater ease of use without losing the authentic taste of the Tuscan country houses. A big fireplace gives a romantic and elegant touch to the main dining room. Under the loggia at the ground floor, next to the garden, there is a large dining table.
Location: Firenze 49Km
Villa Toscanella is on a property of seventy hectares (one hundred and fifty acres) off the beaten path yet only five minutes drive from the medieval village of Castellina in Chianti and a few kilometers from Radda in Chianti. The ancient stone built hay barn, is now a charming self contained villa surrounded by private terraces and large meadows: the view of fields and woods, as far as the eye can see, is lovely. The upper floor includes a master bedroom (a large glass door opens our onto an outdoor terrace) with bathroom en suite, another double bedroom, a second bathroom and a mezzanine. On the lower floor there is the living room with an open fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the wisteria covered pergola. Il Fienile has its own laundry room, central heating, telephone and satellite TV and WIFI.The elegantly designed swimming pool is a few steps away from the house positioned in a private area of the property. The views are over the vineyards and the countryside from every angle of the property. Guests will find serenity and peace in this hideaway in the heart of Chianti Classico hills surrounded by olive orchards. The owner tends them and at every fall at harvest time – and the production of the Tuscan olive oil. Extra that can be arranged: hands on cooking lessons
VILLA TOSCANELLA - Castellina in Chianti (Siena)
Location: Firenze 50Km
Villa Il Sodo rents in Vorno, a small Tuscany village, just outside Lucca, Italy. Though the mill wheel no longer turns, the absolute simplicity of the timeless atmosphere remains today. Serenity is the philosophy of life offered here, as Villa Il Sodo is brought back to life for your enjoyment. Here in the warm golden afternoons you can breath in the simple pleasures of the past. Today the rooms of the old mill have become intimate and comfortable living spaces, full of warmth and welcome. The old stable on the ground floor is now the dining room where one can admire the vaulted ceiling, the stonework, and other traditional workmanship.The entry hall’s large window looks on to the garden, bringing in the outside. The study and powder room continue in the same rustic but elegant style. And how can one forget the two stone fireplaces, once so indispensable, that still awaken the warmth and memories of family gatherings, old stories, and friendly conversations.On the upper floor of villa are five double bedrooms, each with private bathrooms. Three rooms face north with views of the panoramic valley and hills and two look southwards over the beautiful garden and brook. Of the five bedrooms, one is a large master suite with sitting room.The furnishings were carefully and patiently selected during the restoration to provide the utmost in comfort and luxury. The villa is filled with period furniture and splendid decorative objects. Nothing has been left to chance. The luxurious bathrooms are fitted with both tubs and showers.The spacious garden is filled with potted lemons, olive trees, pines, camellias, wisteria, roses, lavender, rosemary and fruit trees, all forming a splendid backdrop to the swimming pool. One can enjoy relaxing by the pool, conversations under the gazebo or natural wisteria pergola, or dining al fresco in the place of your choice.
VILLA IL SODO - Badia di Cantignano (Lucca)
Location: Firenze 82Km
Location: Firenze 40Km Siena 40Km
Casa Rossana is an old stone building, and was originally a look-out tower going back to the XIII century. It stands on the road leading to an characteristic little medieval village called Tignano. It has been recently renovated and has pleasant Tuscan-style furnishings. All of the bedrooms are equipped with mosquito netting and ceiling fans. Situated at the heart of Tuscany, the property is surrounded by splendid countryside full of vineyards, olive groves, woods, little lakes and paths where you can go for pleasant walks or along mountain-bike trails. Opposite the house is a well-tended garden with garden furniture leading gently down towards the area around the swimming-pool of 6x13m, about 50 metres from the house, surrounded by the splendid scenery of the tuscan hills amidst fruit trees and olive trees in a tranquil and secluded spot and entirely fenced-in. The large garden offers several areas for pleasant relaxation outside. Under a large tree is a table equipped for dining outside and a barbecue. GROUND FLOOR: Dining-room with fireplace, up three steps and you come to the living-room with sofa-bed, kitchen/dining-room with oven and fireplace, small living-room with satellite-TV, 1 bathroom with shower, store-room with sink and washing-machine.FIRST FLOOR: Four double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with shower. Up a flight of steps and you come to the tower where you will find a twin bedroom without a door. There is also the following available on request: babysitter, cook, domestics for cleaning during the week and above all a warm welcome and helpfulness that will assure you a wonderful holiday. In a part of the house (which is detached on three sides, but with completely independent access from the outside) lives the owner. About 2 kms away is the town of Tavarnelle, equipped with all necessary services, along with a supermarket and restaurants.