Typical country house in Tuscany - for 9 people, surrounded by olive trees, only 40 km from Siena, 50 km from Perugia, Lake Trasimeno, Cortona, Montepulciano. For wine tasting lovers the famous Chianti Road "Strada del Gallo Nero" is only 10 km away.
A family home in the luxurious Tuscan countryside, with 500 olive trees and an orchard around it. A typical Tuscan cypress-flanked path will lead into the property. Capable to host 9 persons, the country house is a 19th century estate on 2 floors, with beautiful red brick vaults. It comprises 2 master bedrooms, 1 of which with en suite bathroom; 3 further bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms. It has comfortable space inside and outside. The house has 2 family rooms with fire places, dining room, kitchen. In the garden, well equipped with outdoor amenities, there is a wood oven to cook your own pizzas and a stone barbecue for great parties.
Our guests will have access to the whole property
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Tuscany is well renowned for its landscape, food quality and wines. From here you can enjoy all these features, good restaurants, wine tasting tours: in the house you will find a selection of our favorite places! The country house is located only 1 km outside the city of Sinalunga and 4 km from Foiano della Chiana: there you will find supermarkets and all other shops. If you like art, some of the most famous cities in the world are near: Florence, Siena, Perugia, Arezzo, Cortona, Moltepulciano. If you want to relax, Rapolano Thermal Bath & SPA is only 18 km from home, on your way to Siena. And if you like shopping.. the Valdichiana Outlet Village is only 3 km from home: there you can find some of the well known Italian luxury brands at exceptional prices
By Plane: Florence Airport, Pisa Airport and Rome Airport are approximately at the same distance from Sinalunga.
By Car: from Rome take A1 (autostrada) driving to Florence and exit at Valdichiana - From Florence take A1, drive south to Rome and exit at Valdichiana. From A1 drive only 3 km to the house.
By Train: There is a train station in Sinalunga, trains arrive from Siena and from Chiusi, but they run not very frequently. The closest train station on national railway lines is Chiusi-Chianciano (25 km from Sinalunga). Trains are more frequent either from Rome or from Florence. There you can take a taxi or you can rent a car to drive throughout Tuscany.
Other Things to Note
We mostly welcome children: a big trunk full of toys is waiting for you!
We also welcome your pets, provided they are used to live in the house with you.
Please, don't smoke in the house: there is plenty of space outside
It's a dream property. Much bigger and grander than we have expected it. We had a wonderful time, many thanks for this opportunity and the trust that we were allowed to stay with our 4 kids and dog. They also very much enjoyed your big Toy Box ;-) If anyone want's to visit the Toscany than Carla's house with the 550 Olive trees is just a perfect location. Also the neighbors were very nice, we love Italy.
First of all, the property is beautiful... the house rises above an Olive grove and has views from all the windows out over the groves to the nearby hill towns. It's also within easy driving distance of Siena, Montepulciano, Cortona (my personal favorite), Arezzo, and Assisi. A great headquarters.
The house is on the rustic side... be ready for a country retreat (with access to some of the best medieval towns in Tuscany). Think "lake house" or "cabin in the woods" (in this case, the woods is an olive grove).
We had a wonderful time. But perhaps the most important thing I want to recommend are the hosts themselves. Carla and her sister Marina went above and beyond in their graciousness. We had difficulties at the airport, and were several hours late... Marina waited for us (though she was due to return to Roma).
When we arrived, one of our housemates was having stomach pains... Marina drove us to the Farmacia (here, they can prescribe drugs like a doctor would), and offered to show us the way to the hospital if needed.
When that was taken care of, we found that one of our cars had a flat tire. Marina went to the local mechanic, brought him back to the car where he put a temporary tire on (the rental company neglected to include a spare), then they led us back the mechanics and helped us ferry car passengers and luggage while the mechanic repaired the tire. We also had lost luggage to deal with, and once again the sisters came to our aid.
We were a lot of work for them, and they made it seem like nothing... "the least they could do," was their attitude. But we called them angels. They even stocked the kitchen with a snack, some bread, biscotti, fruit and coffee for breakfast.
They also have great guide materials and great restaurant recommendations available (don't miss Il Fornacino... we had several amazing meals there).
At the end of our stay, I accidentally left the rental agreement for the car at the house. Carla attempt
Wonderful vacation, wonderful property, wonderful hosts. Perfetto!
We appreciate all your efforts, both Marina and Carla! We can't thank you enough!
Thank you very much for being such a wonderful host! We have had a great time in your beautiful house. Sophia and Michael miss you a lot!
We would highly recommend this place for people who love nature, nice wine and food. The house is tidy and very tastefully decorated. The garden is absolutely stunning - we have seen gorgeous deer, squirrels and lots of different birds in it. There are 500 olive trees in the garden and Carla and her family produce the best olive oil I have ever tried. Carla's house would be a great choice if you wish to explore Tuscany and enjoy Italian hospitality.
Thanks Carla and hope to see you again,
Natalya, Andrey, Michael and Sophia
Though the house is a bit difficult to find, you will fall in love with it. It is just the typical Tuscan villa with lots of olive trees around it. Space enough to fit 10 people. The garden is perfect to relax and have a glass of Chianti.
The house is full equipped (kitchen amenities, bedding, towels, 3 bathrooms...). Decoration is a plus.
We only had a problem with hot water the first day but Carla quickly called the plumber to fix it.
La casa es ¡ESTUPENDA! Muy amplia y acogedora, una auténtica casa de familia en el campo. Un jardín genial para relajarse en tranquilidad, el campo de olivos, los frutales, el bosque... hasta ciervos vimos desde la ventana!!
Carla y sus hermanas Marina y Paola, y su mamma, son encantadoras y nos acogieron muy cálidamente, sugiriéndonos lugares para visitar.
Además del entorno ideal, la situación de la casa es fantástica para visitar toda la zona de la Toscana, a poca distancia en coche de los lugares más emblemáticos: Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Arezzo, Cortona...
Recomendable al 100%
Una semana fantástica!!
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Io penso che per ospitare al meglio delle proprie possibilità bisogna cercare di immedesimarsi il più possibile negli ospiti che stanno per arrivare a casa tua, quindi cercare di metterli a loro agio, aiutarli se manca qualcosa o hanno qualche esigenza particolare.
La casa rispecchia molto il modo in cui si è fatti, i viaggi e i paesi visitati, nella casa si ama ricreare le atmosfere vissute, e questa è la casa di due persone che hanno viaggiato molto...