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In the charming Tuscan countryside, among olive trees and vineyards an old stone villa, in a strategic position to capture the hidden secrets of Tuscany and Umbria. You will find every comfort air conditioning and swimming pool for your relaxation

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The Space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Check In: 1PM - 8PM
Check Out: 9AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $175
Security Deposit: $584
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

The Villa Senaia is a classic farmhouse in stone and wooden beams in a beautiful location on a hill in an idyllic landscape between Arezzo and Cortona.
It offers peace and tranquility and comfort in an attractive setting.
This beautiful home has all the benefits of being in the countryside, it is recommended to all guests on holiday to those who seek peace and quiet and relaxation, but sometimes wants to make a trip to explore the beautiful hill towns of Tuscany.
The nearest town with many restaurants and shops is only 3 km away and the cities of culture such as Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Anghiari, Pienza, Siena and Florence villages and markets, but all can be reached in under an hour .
Wine is a famous Tuscan brand and you can use a bit 'of your time here to explore the many vineyards or do a wine tour (In English, French.Danish, German)
During your stay, you can help organize cooking classes, truffle hunting, car rental, scooter rental sale of olive oil etc.
 and for outdoor dining while listening to the crickets and enjoy their laughter and conversation while you experience food and Tuscan wine.

There is a large manicured lawn offering shade under the many olive trees.
Near the house there is a covered parking for guests,
There is also a covered barbecue area with grill (barbecue) and oven for pizza and bread, also an outside dining area

In front of the villa is a 12 x 6 m swimming pool with a wonderful view

On the ground floor of the house there is a well-equipped kitchen with a dining table for eight people and is an ideal place for the first spring and autumn evenings.
while for warm summer evenings just off the kitchen on the porch overlooking the pool and the medieval village, another table has been prepared for outdoor dining while listening to the crickets and cicadas enjoy their laughter and conversation while they experience food and Tuscan wine.
At the same level, there is a bedroom with double bed and access to the terrace.
The living room is adjacent to the kitchen and dining room tastefully decorated offers a cozy couch area in front of the fireplace and hid in a closet offers technical services such as television with satellite connection, DVD player and stereo. There are also Internet access wi-fi. There is also a bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet.

A staircase leads to a gallery on the first floor, with access to three bedrooms and a bathroom with tub offers, toilet and bidet. One of these bedrooms has a private bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet, a double bed and balcony access. The other two bedrooms each with two single beds. One of them has access to the balcony.

The heating and air conditioning are available on request is not included in the villa rate.

It will be great to have a car to enjoy this villa and explore the local area and generally of Tuscany

you already have an idea of how beautiful this region of the rolling hills of Italy, its nature the fields of sunflowers and poppies, vineyards, fresh food and wine the natural warmth of the Tuscan people.

When you think to plan your vacation these are just some image of Tuscany

Guest Access

Access for guests is completely independent.

Interaction with Guests

I am available to guests everytime they want to ask information.

The Neighborhood

Located on top of a hill (345 m asl), Castiglion Fiorentino has splendid views overlooking both the Val di Chio and Preappennino which are surrounded by beautiful olive groves. Its strategic location near the paths of Chiusi and Arezzo-link between Val di Chiana and the Tiber Valley meant that the town was an important fortress in the medieval period. The old town, dominated by the tower and surrounded by walls, still preserves the medieval and its valuable historical and artistic treasures from the Etruscans. Its position as a borderland between Tuscany and Umbria places it in an ideal location from which to reach the main cities of central Italy. Tourists can also find authentic cuisine and local products , besides the usual handicrafts.


LA SETTIMANA SANTA

The Holy Week processions carry on a centuries-old religious tradition for the town population. Several brothers, belonging to three different companies (Company St. Anthony, dressed in white, Good Death, dressed in black, and the Society of Jesus in blue) which were established between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, parade with their hoods over their faces, the main streets of the town, behind the "cruciferous", bringing life-size wooden statues, representing a moment in the Passion of Christ.
Every second year, on Holy Thursday and Easter Sunday, the city relives the passion of Christ through a passion play. More than one hundred-listed actors play a scene in a kind of natural amphitheater and recreate paintings taken from the Gospel.

MAGGIO CASTIGLIONESE

During the month of May there are many events held fthat aim to enhance productivity and local culture: trade fair, exhibitions, concerts, sporting events, festivals, cultural events. Over the years thousands of visitors come to see this event.


PALIO DEI RIONI

The origins of this event dates back to past centuries. It takes place every third Sunday of June, the feast day of Our Lady of Grace in Piazza Garibaldi. On this day the three districts (District Cassero, Porta Fiorentina and Porta Romana) each appear in their historical costumes and parade through the streets of the town, performing flag games and then finish off the day with a horse race.
In the period from July to September the town comes alive for a succession of initiatives that meet the various needs: street theatre, folk festivals, concerts and wine and cheese tasting in nearby farm houses, exhibitions , hiking, classical music, cinema etc.

NATIVITY

The sacred drama, reconstructed along the streets and alleys of the most picturesque old town, takes place the Sunday before Christmas and Boxing Day. Hundreds of people are interpret the characters of the nativity wearing period costumes and animating different frameworks. For the occasion has been coined the "denarius castiglionensis', with which you can enjoy the foods of taverns.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, PINACOTECA, TOWER OF CASSERO AND MUSEUM OF SACRED ART

The Archaeological Museum preserves and tells the story of Castiglion Fiorentino and its territory through a collection of artifacts and a multimedia system. Among the significant findings there is kept the reconstruction of a portion of the roof of the sanctuary, and many examples of Etruscan civilization. The archaeological area, leads on underground paths, you can see the first evidence of an Etruscan settlement (eighth century BC.) up to the Middle Ages.
The Pinacoteca is housed in the Church of St. Angelo (XII sec.), In the former sacristy and in the so-called "chorus of nuns." Inside are numerous jewels of considerable works such as the thirteenth-century Holy Cross of French manufacture, and the bust of St. Ursula of the early fourteenth century. In the section dedicated to paintings there are among the other a painted cross from the beginning of 1200, the San Francisco of shop Margarito Arezzo (XIII c.), A fragment of a fourteenth-century Majesty by Taddeo Gaddi (1328 ca.), St. Michael Archangel (1480 approx.) and the Stigmata of St. Francis (1486), works by Bartolomeo della Gatta.


THE TOWER OF CASSERO

Rebuilt with Casseretto during the rule of Perugia in the fourteenth century, the tower of Cassero with its bell tower in which is placed a large bell, characterizes the town. Through a wooden staircase, recently restored, you can reach the top (35 m.) you have the perfect view of the old town with the scenery of the Val di Chiana and the Val di Chio. Recent archaeological excavations in the area of formwork have unearthed evidence of Etruscan walls (fourth century BC), made up of large stones and the ruins of a city gate.
The parish museum is housed in what remains of the old parish church of San Giuliano, near the new Collegiate. You can see, as well as paintings and panels sec. XV-XVII, a fresco by Luca Signorelli depicting the Lamentation on Christ, a Baptism of Christ by Della Robbia School. There are also a valuable collection of objects from other churches: the Tonacella Petreto (1450 approx.), Our Lady of Petrognano (wooden sculpture of the thirteenth century.), Our Lady of the Girdle (Madonna dressed in eighteenth century.), As well as various works of jewelry, textiles, reliquaries.

Church and Cloister of San Francesco
The church of S. Francis, with its beautiful Romanesque-Gothic facade of sandstone, is fully liable to the characteristics of the Order beggar, a nave, beamed ceiling, a transept with three apses, square and cross vaults. Over the altars, the works of Vasari, Madonna and Child with Saints (1548); by Poppi, Crucifixion; Salvi Castellucci, Calling of St. Matthew. Of particular interest is the large wooden crucifix from the high altar of Patriarchs, the seventeenth-century wooden statue of Christ at the Column, the choir in stone in 1500. The rectangular cloister, rebuilt in the early '600, is characterized by a double arcade of Tuscan style. The frescoes in the lunettes are by Pelliccione by Colle in 1627 and portray scenes from the life of S. Francis.

Church of The Good Death
The current chapel was built in the sixteenth century. The interior has a single nave with a coffered ceiling and carved wood painting done in 1618 by Niccolo Salvi Emerald, who also designed the wooden statue of Christ at the Column (1617). In the rooms above is set up a collection of objects of the Brotherhood of Mercy.

Church of Santo Stefano (San Lazzo)
Consecrated in 1350, abolished at the end of 700, is now used for cultural activities. The interior has a nave, which shows a cycle of frescoes executed several times by different hands from the fourteenth to fifteenth centuries, some are dedicated to S. Stephen, a monumental Crucifixion on the wall shows the influence of Giotto's paintings, a Massacre of the Innocents, attributed to Liberato from Rieti (1450 approx), refer them to the nearby hospital, and S. Michele Arcangelo ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) approx.), Patron saint of the town.

Church of St. Augustine
The original structure dates to the thirteenth century., While the tower was built in 1500. High flight of steps leads from the square to the interior of the façade is sandstone.

Loggiato Vasariano
The construction of Loggiato on which intervened only after Vasari, dates back to 1513. On the sides of the porch you can see the crests of the Commissioners and Podesta, Della Robbia terracotta or sandstone, while the open arches show the beautiful landscape of the Val di Chio.

Town Hall
Built in 1375-76 by Perugians, was renovated in 1489, a period which dates back to the realization of room for the General Council in 1717 turned into a theater. In 1512 and 1560 is made of stone balustrade of the stairway. The current configuration corrispondealla restructuring carried out in 1935. Was placed in the atrium, around 1568, a stone tablet with linear measures in use in the community had to standardize the size of the brick building.

Praetorian Palace
The Praetorian Palace was built in 1412, of its antique structures already modified in medieval times. We found a place the locals used to fulfill the functions of courts and prisons. It currently houses the Municipal Library and Museum of Archaeology. The library, established in 1873, contains an important manuscripts and books belonging to suppressed religious corporations and bequests of private libraries.

Palace Dragomanni
Built in the late '500 and early '600, is the result of merging several pre-existing building. It was the residence of one of the most illustrious families of Castiglione Fiorentino, who had the opportunity to host the Grand Duke Cosimo II de 'Medici. Inside a small chapel dedicated to St. Nereus (XVIII sec.). In the upper rooms a rich and valuable historical archive documents from the fourteenth century.

Municipal Theatre
The building construction began in 1884, designed by engineers Perticucci Olinto and Paolo Bertelli and was completed in 1911. The horseshoe pit is surrounded by three orders with 44 boxes for a total of 335 seats. The interior decoration is typically nineteenth century, with gilded stucco, pilasters with composite capitals, plaster "marbled" and once painted. It 'was reopened in 2000 after restoration. In the month of May 2005 was inaugurated the Exhibition Hall in the attic, which is accessed from Via Behind the Walls.

Le mura
The formation of the primitive fortified villages outside of the formwork has gradually created an urban plan that had to be protected by new extensions of the walls is characterized by numerous towers and two major openings which are the actual ports. Incorporated into the complex of St. Francis, after a good stretch on which several houses were huddled, there are the massive walls, with remains of towers, the limit of Piazzale Garibaldi from where, with some interruptions, including the village Castiglione with the church complex the collegiate and monastery of Santa Chiara.

Church of Rivaio
The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace Church of Rivaio is just outside the Porta Fiorentina and dates from the middle of '600; has a fresco of the Madonna and Child, first contained in a rural Majesty. Inside the sanctuary, whose facade is preceded by an arcade of arches, is a Crucifixion, 1562, Romano Alberti said the Black Castle. On three side altars are works of S.Castellucci.

Church of Consolation
On the same street as the Church of Consolation, a little beyond, the ancient church dedicated to St. Ippolito said, since the fifth century., Parish of Retina. The Romanesque of the eleventh century., Which followed a period of decline in later centuries, it was reused to start again from 1512 to be consecrated by the Capuchins in 1581 with the title of S. Maria degli Angeli. Currently the Church has changed its attitude unearth century Romanesque apse chapels and highlighting a rectangular plan with three naves of Renaissance character ending in three semicircular apses.

Parish of Retina (Capuchin)
On the same street as the Church of Consolation, a little beyond, the ancient church dedicated to St. Ippolito said, since the fifth century., Parish of Retina. The Romanesque of the eleventh century., Which followed a period of decline in later centuries, it was reused to start again from 1512 to be consecrated by the Capuchins in 1581 with the title of S. Maria degli Angeli. Currently the Church has changed its attitude unearth century Romanesque apse chapels and highlighting a rectangular plan with three naves of Renaissance character ending in three semicircular apses.

Sanctuary of the Bath
2 km from the center, the Sanctuary of the Bath, erected in the thirteenth century. to commemorate the apparition of the Virgin to two shepherds. The present building is of order 800 with later extensions. Pilgrimage votive altar preserves a polychrome terracotta statue depicting the Virgin and Child, attributed to an important author in the popular tradition identifies Sansovino.

Montecchio's Castle
To tell the medieval history of the area, several trips may put you in touch with the ruins of several castles, yet it remains an easily accessible and that characterizes our landscape: the Montecchio Castle on a hill 2 km from Castiglioni. During the rule of the Florentine Republic was granted to mercenary John Hawkwood (Giovanni Acuto). The walls protected by eight guard towers, the Casseretto, the high square tower, the tower house of the "Court", the signs of the houses standing against the walls, traces of an internal church tell a long history of wars and communal life.

Getting Around

Castiglion Fiorentino is well connected through the highway A1, which passes 14 km away, while the train Milan-Naples has a stop at the railway station in Castiglion Fiorentino

Other Things to Note

E 'useful to point out to guests from May to September is considered medium and high season, so stay required will be from Saturday to Saturday, while for the rest of the stay may be even less than a week with a minimum three nights


House Rules
Check-in time is 1PM - 8PM.

Guidelines
The Villa Senaia includes:
- Bed linen, towels and kitchen towels, hair dryer,
- Pots, dishes and utensils
- Oven, refrigerator, freezer, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, microwave oven
- Electricity, water, gas
- Internet access, cable TV and wi-fi, TV, LCD / DVD, satellite TV, radio, stereo
- Be available in the living room a library and board games for those who do not want to leave the facility
- Mosquito nets
- High chair and cot for baby
Heating: on demand (prices are based on consumption) € 4 x mc
Air conditioning on demand (prices are based on consumption) € 0.6 x Kwh

- Minimum stay: 3 nights (except high and mid season)

the entrance to the Villa is not allowed to a greater number of guests higher than those available.
Guests must have their passport to the individual recognition.
The owner reserves the right to access to the Villa for any eventual maintenance.

outside:
Enclosed garden, barbecue, oven, laundry with washing machine,
Tables and chairs for outdoor dining, Mountain Bikes
Private parking
Swimming pool 12 x 6 meters with Roman steps, night lighting, chairs, umbrellas, sun shower. Pool opening from 1 May to 30 September (depending on the season). And 'it is forbidden to use in the presence of thunderstorms.
Final cleaning € 150 per stay
Daily cleaning on request: € 15 per hour

Arrivals and departures:
Normally, in the period from late May to late September, arrivals will be on Saturday from 16:00 to 19:00. In case of any delay, please inform us by writing an email (EMAIL HIDDEN) Giuseppe or by calling the number: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Position
2 km, 5 village Castiglion Fiorentino bank, restaurants, pharmacies, shops, railway station, Tennis,
12 km Equestrian Centre
15 km Golf club -First hospital "La Fratta
Villa Senaia has containers for the separate collection of glass, plastic and paper and cardboard


Safety Features
First Aid Kit
Safety Card

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From May 20 - Sep 29, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
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Your Host


Giuseppe

Giuseppe

Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy · Member since January 2012

Hello everyone, my name is Giuseppe. I am a curious and cheerful person. Our family is lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world: the Tuscan countryside. I know every corner of these hills, I'll be happy to show you routes and unusual places and reveal some little secret.
We like guests in our villa between Cortona and Arezzo, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards which I manage personally.
We love to share our knowledge and experiences with local people from all over the world.

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