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A fresh, silent old fashion, charming, flat in a huge house full of history (the building used to be a well known hotel back in the 50s) provided with a multiple levels garden which will make you forget all the stress and the worries of your daily li
Welcome to 'Il Belvedere' where we would be delighted to accommodate you during your holidays.
We offer you a top floor flat in an old, spacious and charming house that in the past was the main hotel of the area. The flat offers a great panoramic view on the Maremma's landscape up to the sea and it is situated in the outskirt of Roccatederighi village,
The flat is formed by 2 bedrooms (1 double bed; 3 single beds), a small intimate living-room with a sofa and a dining-table, a kitchen provided with another table where you could eat. The bathroom is equipped with a shower.
The flat is a cozy and peaceful place where we hope you ll find everything you need to spend a great holiday. However, what makes 'il Belvedere' a special place is its fascinating garden. Situated at the level of the first floor, it is shaped on different levels and it will offer you the perfect place to enjoy the sun and, above all, the fresh air of the Tuscan hills and the silence of the nights. There, you can make barbecues and eat directly outside or you can simply chill out under the shadow of the pergola.
This enchanting garden is actually shared with us, who sometimes stay in the flat of the first floor. However, we basically spend there just few weeks per year (usually in August), therefore the garden will be just for you in the majority of the occasions. Don't hesitate to write us about this issue.
'Il Belvedere' is the perfect place to escape from the summer heat and have a relaxed time. After few years of renting, in the spring of 2015 we have made some improvements to the flat listening to travellers' advices, in order to better match your needs. Therefore now the house should offer you even a better experience than what it was able to provide.
From 'Il Belvedere' you can easily reach Roccatederighi by walk in approximately 15 minutes. Roccatederighi village is a wonderful medieval town which will conquer you with its fascinating old city. There you will find shops, restaurants and small wine-taste bars which have recently opened after that the village started to attract more and more tourists thanks to its beauty and grace (don't worry though, it is still pretty an unknown place where you will find the atmosphere of the village life of old times)
The area as well offers many possible attractions, since there are many villages with medieval features that can be worth visiting (such as Roccastrada, Monte Massi, Tatti and the Sasso Forte Castle lost in the middle of the wood). Above all from Roccatederighi you can easily reach two amazing places which you will never forget: the abbey of San Galgano and the city of Massa Marittima which, since it was a free city between 1255 and 1337, it is still now characterised by marvellous architectures.
From Roccatederighi is also possible to reach the seaside in approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the destinations. Among the best places you can get to there are Follonica, Castiglione della Pescaia and Puntala which - especially the latter two - are some of the best places in Maremma)
Roccaterighi is a village which will surprise you and 'Il Belvedere' can definitely be the perfect place to start your exploration of the south of Tuscany, even if you plan to go to some better known location such as Siena and Sangimignano.
This is a large, old and cool apartment, with the friendly owner Guido. During daytime it is very light and spacious, but overnight we found it a little bit creepy. This is mainly because the rest of the house is unoccupied, only the second floor is used for rental, all doors on the mainlevel and the first floor are locked.
The pictures showed on the site, are beautiful and completly according to the truth, but some parts of the description do not match. (There are no 3 bedrooms, a washing machine or tv, in the kitchen you don't cook really well because there is no hot water and very little cooking/kitchen equipment.)
But: the garden on the firstfloor-level is beautiful and a nice place to eat or relaxe. In addition, the apartment is located in a beautiful place, close to the medieval village of Roccatederighi. This is a very nice village, where when we were there, there was a fairytail art exhibition throughout the whole village!
From this location you can easily reach the beach, but also city's like Siena or Massa Maritima, so it is a good place from which you can explore the surroundings.
I thank Janka for her review and for having underlined all the mistakes in my description which I have amended. There are no Tv and no washing-machine in the house and the boxes of these facilities were selected by accident. By contrast there are 3 bedrooms in the flat, but we decided to rent just 2 of them (we thought that 5 beds were enough) and we use the third room as a storage room which is of great help in dealing with the rentals. I amended this part as well.
Following Janka's recommendation we are planning to make some work to bring hot water in the kitchen (among all our guests no one has never complained about it before and I have to admit that I barely see any connection between hot water from the sink and cooking. It is really useful to wash the dishes though and that s why we plan to make this improvement).
I respect Janka's opinion, but I reckon that what was "creepy" for her is charming, relaxing and peaceful for others. The "locked doors" at the ground floor are the entrance of the garage which is full of old dusty pieces of furniture that I don' t see why should interest the guests. The first floor is not occupied since it is our private flat and I have always thought that guests prefer to have their privacy and having full access to the garden than sharing the space with us.
Casa immensa e tranquillità garantita. Roccatederighi è un bellissimo borgo che si trova a pochi passi dalla struttura. I genitori di Guido ci hanno accolti meravigliosamente (facendoci assaggiare peraltro il loro olio delizioso). Guido è una persona cortese e sempre disponibile. Tutto perfetto, insomma. Grazie!
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