About This Listing
A great base in Tuscany to explore Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Perugia, Castiglione Del Lago, Pienza, San Gimingnano, Florence, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Sienna. Free Car parking, Wifi and bikes.
Big and bright studio apartment in Montecchio Vesponi, Castiglion Fiorentino provence of Arezzo in the midst of the Tuscan Hills consisting of double bedroom with ensuite bathroom including toilet, basin and large spacious shower, eating area with table and chairs, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. A microwave is available only if requested prior to arrival. This apartment has a separate entry downstairs from main villa.
Situated in an idyllic setting of the picturesque Tuscan hills of Castiglion Fiorentino, nestled between the famous Cortona (Under the Tuscan sun and Life is beautiful) and Arezzo (The city of gold). Florence 1 hr by train, Rome 1 hr 15 mins by fast train. Siena, Pienza, Chianti region and Perugia 1hr by car. Pisa 2.5 hours, Bologna and closest beach are under 2 hour drive away.
Comfortable room with King sized bed most suitable for 2 adults, but up to 2 fold up beds for adult/child and crib for an infant available upon request .
There is no kitchen in the apartment but there is a bar fridge and kettle for making tea/coffee, we can also supply a microwave on request. Packaged snacks supplied for convenience. There are many restaurants, cafe's and bars in the area. Breakfast is supplied within the room, you will find everything for making tea and coffee including milk and sugar and we will supply packaged biscuits and pastries.
The closest form of public transport is bus which can be taken on the SS71 (3km away) or in the main town (Piazza Garibaldi).
The closest train station is in Castiglion Fiorentino, 5km from our house.
Having a car would make your stay more enjoyable but we are extremely flexible should you require us to pick you up from the station. Cars can be rented from AVIS Arezzo which is directly in front of the Arezzo train station (20 mins from us by car or 10 by train). Prior booking online may prevent any problems but we have had guests who manage to get a car quickly without booking.
We also have 2 bikes available for our guests.
The town is small and quaint and has all amenities of a big town without the tourists, the locals are extremely friendly and always willing to help.
Cleaning is included in rates, no extra charges
Check in: between 2pm and 8pm (unless arranged prior arrival).
check out: before 10am (unless arranged prior arrival)
Snacks, clean bed linen and towels are provided.
Also ask us about local Tuscan cooking classes!
We appreciate that it is sometimes not easy to find properties in the country and are happy to meet you at the Q8 gas station nearby so you can follow us back to the property.
Check-in times are flexible but we would appreciate arrival between 3pm and 8pm.
Check-out time is 10am unless previously arranged.
NB. We have just installed solar power for electricity. :O)
Should you have any questions about the location, town, amenities or need advice, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We hope you have a great adventure wherever you decide to go in Tuscany!
Firenze, Pisa, Sienna, Arezzo, Castiglione del Lago, Perugia, Bologna, Grosseto, Florence, cortona, Assisi, cinque terre, montepulciano
Wifi, parking, bikes
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to interact with guests as much as they need or want. Should they want to come up into the house for a chat and coffee or just for advice we are at their disposition.
We ask that you don't leave any lights on unnecessarily. There is absolutely no smoking in the room put plenty of space outside should you feel the need. We also ask that you respect the other people in the house and not make loud noises after midnight.
Please also place your garbage in the bin opposite the room so we can dispose of it for you.
Me and my husband just stayed at Kristina's place last week and it was really wonderful. Kristina was an excellent host who answered all our questions immediatly. When we were not able to find the house, she came and picked us up from the next gas station. Once we were there, we were able to save the location in our GPS system and had no trouble returning to it later. The apartment itself was very nice and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed having our private little terrace, perfect for a breakfast in the sun or star gazing at night. We really also enjoyed how quiet and relaxed this vacation felt. The two towns close to it (Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona) are very beautiful and worth exploring. We would love to come back and recommend Kristina's place to anyone looking for a relaxed holiday.
Kristinas place was everything we wanted based in the Tuscan hills. Well based for days sightseeing in Florence etc. beautiful room, great outdoor space too. Kristina was wonderful when we had to visit the local hospital with our baby, driving us and translating for us. We very much enjoyed our stay. Many thanks.
It is beautiful and lovely house. Great view and private space. Kristina gave us enough info about sight seeing area. It would be great if I can come visit again in summer to explore truly Tuscana.
Kristina's flat is the reason why Airbnb is so special. The flat has a separate guest house type set-up from Kristina's main home, which is accessed by a country road in Castiglion Fiorentino, near Cortona. The drive up to the flat was breathtaking and a very different experience from staying at a hotel. The flat is very clean and rustic, and has a comfortable bed and shower. Kristina was also very nice and helpful in recommending nearby villages to stop in. I really hope I get the chance to visit Tuscany again, and would definitely stay with Kristina! One recommendation - the roads in the region are not well labeled and can be difficult to navigate at night if you rent a car. We rented a pocket wifi and it made a huge difference in helping us get around.
We liked Kristina's place very much! The place is in a beautiful location and the room is very large and comfortable. Kristina was very helpful in providing indications to reach the house. A small breakfast was also provided !!
It was lovely to meet Kristina and her family. The apartment was as good as described and the area was charming and typical Tuscan Countryside. Kristina helped us find her place and was more then helpful with some documents I needed as well as information on the local area! It was very good value and we enjoyed our stay! Debbie and Emma
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About the Host, Kristina
I am Australian, mother to 2 children and am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world...Tuscany! My husband and I have a small villa in the Tuscan hills between Arezzo and Cortona amongst olive trees and vineyards...we love sharing our local knowledge and experiences with people all over the world.
LaundromatVia Adua Castiglion Fiorentino Tuscany 52043
Our local corner store for bread, panini and last minute goodies.Località Santa Lucia Castiglion Fiorentino Tuscany 52043
Open from September to April, this is the place to go for a drink and mingle with the locals. Thursday nights are concert nights with a cover charge which includes first drink.Vicolo Dragomanni Castiglion Fiorentino Tuscany 52043
For a cheap meal with a fantastic view in the Summer or inside in the Winter, this place is a MUST!Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini Foiano della Chiana Tuscany 52045
Right in the middle of the towns corso is this quaint wine bar with great meals...prices can get high depending on wine chosen.Corso Italia Castiglion Fiorentino Toscana 52043
Great place for breakfast or snack and yummy cappuccino!Corso Italia Castiglion Fiorentino Tuscany 52043
For a more expensive meal and a taste of the famous florentine steak with great wine.Piazza San Francesco Castiglion Fiorentino Tuscany 52043
Train stationVia della Stazione Castiglion Fiorentino Toscana 52043
Situated in the highest part just out of town, this is the place to go for a great wood fired pizza or local specials like wild boar or hare. On Thursday nights there is karaoke night and local DJ.Via della Foce Castiglion Fiorentino Toscana 52043
This is a great place for a pizza and a beer or just hanging out and meeting some young locals.Via Madonna del Rivaio Castiglion Fiorentino Toscana 52043
20 minutes by car is this huge outlet which includes shops such as Roberto Cavalli, Guess, Benetton, Sisley, Massimo Rebecchi, Calvin Klein, Fornarina, Adidas, Nike, Gaudi, Replay, Mila Schon.....etc