About this listing
Borgo Tranquiitta offers three, lovely detached cottages lovingly restored. Il Sole is perfect for 2-4 guests, with one double and a single bedroom with bunk beds. Private terrace and access to 3 pergolas and the large pool with views of the valley
The charming estate of Borgo Tranquilitta is surrounded by wooded hills of olives and bucolic charm that surround it like a garden and immersed in beautiful countryside, the vistas are phenomenal. Here are three, lovely detached cottages lovingly restored. Each has one or two private terraces for ’al fresco’ dining. THe village has a large crystal swimming pool which has been idyllically positioned for the splendid views. Although the houses have central heating, each has a large open fireplace welcoming early and late season visitors. The cottages can be rented individually or for a larger group of say, 10 guests when a large communal sitting room is also available for all guests.
Castiglion Fiorentino is about 7kms. which is midway between the historic towns of Arezzo and Cortona. Lake Trasimeno with its pretty beaches is within easy driving distance.
From here you can relax, unwind and enjoy the lovely scenery - or, there are day excursions to Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulcinao, Pienza, Assisi and more. Wine is a famous Tuscan export and you can use some of your time here to explore the many vineyards or go on a wine tour (In English, Danish, German) and enjoy some of the superior wines Tuscany has to offer. Oter activities in the area are cooking classes, truffle hunting and numerous festivals throughout the year. (website hidden)
Heating is not included in the rate of the villa. Charge per consumption
Arrangements to meet you at the local bar/shop
Interaction with Guests
We will hand over the keys to you and ,, then leave you in peace! If you need anything, we have lots of details in the cottage and, we are on hand if need be.
A car is required, although a train station with trains to Florence, arezzo, perugia , cortona
Other Things to Note
Generally, dining out need not be too costly for good quality and interesting dishes with which you may be unfamiliar. For the more rugged palate, local Wild Boar or vast Fiorentino Steaks (usually ordered by weight) are very popular, along with the ever present delicious Crostini to start. Of course, pasta, in a multitude of forms, figures highly and in this area of expertise 'just go with the flow' - you'll very rarely be disappointed. Similarly, pizza, once the epitome of poor man's food, like fish and chips to the British or hamburger in America, is both distinctive and a pleasure to eat when created by the originator.
Restaurants are not generally the place to experience the best of Italian ice cream. Ice cream parlours (Gelateria) abound with a range of flavours, textures (and even smells) that are truly sublime. Ice cream is a social activity in Italy so don't be surprised to find Gelateria packed at midnight and we recommend that you never miss the opportunity to enjoy ice cream here, it is truly unparalleled in both quality and flavour.
Guests are invited to make the apartment their home during their time in Cortona. You should find everything you need for a really comfortable stay - but, if you have special requirements, just let us know.
The minimum stay during the quiet months is 2 nights,
Thanks Terry, for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. Oh so quiet and restful after the hustle & bustle of staying in the winning contrada in Siena. The swimming pool was bliss during the hot days and we especially loved the cooking class you arranged for us with Marinella and Antonio.
Le site est exceptionnel. Y aller par temps chaud:les ouvertures (portes et fenêtres) ne ferment pas de façon étanche,on chauffe le dehors. Les habitations sont jolies et confortables mais pendant 3 des 7 jours il n'y avait ni eau chaude, ni chauffage, donc humide et froid. Nous nous attendions à des frais de chauffage central de 15€ le chauffage sera de 45€ par jour. Par ailleurs Terry donne un super service.
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