Tuscan charm of villa - countryside

Villa - Entire home/apt · Località Noceta, Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany 52043, Italy

Villa senaia
In the fascinating Tuscany, along with his rural landscapes where olive trees alternate with vineyards and cypresses. It's an ancient stone farmhouse, located in a strategic position to capture the hidden secrets of Tuscany and Umbria.

The Space

This beautiful stone villa is situated in a splendid location, romantically strategic. It overlooks the valleys of the Valle di Chio and the Val di Chiana offering a panorama of the landscape below immersed in olive groves, rich in beauty and history.
This is the ideal place for those who would like to spend a perfect holiday in a romantic country villa. The interiors, with decorating and finishing touches are of great prestige and guarantee a high level of comfort.
Ground floor:
Large living room with fireplace and small kitchen area. Access to the patio area where you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or dinner whilst enjoying the view below. Bathroom with shower. Bedroom with two single beds. Small cupboard.
1st floor:
Made up of two double bedrooms with panoramic balconies. Bedroom with two single beds. Two bathrooms - one with shower facilities and one with bath.
A large 6x12mt swimming pool is situated in the beautiful garden of olive groves offering a wonderful view of the valley's below.

- Heating: according to request (according to consumption)
3 € x mc.
- Final cleaning € 150

on request
- Chef at home
- Tour with driver
- Tour with lunch
- Vehicle rental
- Guide truffles
- Our oil
- Mountain bikes

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 Arcangel(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

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $711
Cleaning Fee: $213
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
  • Five stars across the board! Giuseppe is a terrific, mindful host who offers just as much care and attention as you might want and never oversteps or encroaches. A beautiful property in a stunning location - just off the beaten path but close enough to town to avoid any inconvenience. Can't say enough good things. Looking forward to next year already.

    October 2013
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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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