About This Listing
The Noceta is a fraction of the medieval village of Castiglion Fiorentino place of the Tuscan hills a few kilometers from Arezzo and Cortona. In this pleasant setting you will find our accommodation. The Noceta is a structure composed of 2 apartments: Hydrangea House and House Pomegranate restored at different times.
Pomegranate House, is a land ceiling of 3 floors, each of 40 square meters each. On the ground floor is the kitchen, the dining room-living room with fireplace, and the first bathroom with shower. The input consists of a quaint gazebo where you can dine while admiring the views over the medieval castle of Montecchio.
On the first floor is the first large double bedroom spacious and bright with fitted wardrobes, a second bathroom with a bathtub.
On the second floor, in the attic there is a second double bedroom.
At guests' disposal there is a garden with table, chairs and barbecue, next to it is a small outbuilding that can be used as storage. In the upper garden is an above ground pool where you can find relief through fine sunny summer days.
Baby cot on request, included in the price.
-Ricorda l'appartamento è stato arredato con mobili in legno, ed alcuni pezzi appartengono alla mia famiglia da generazioni, quindi per favore abbiatene cura!
-Vi prego di farci sapere l'orario del vostro arrivo, così possiamo organizzare al meglio la vostra accoglienza.
-Cerchiamo di salvaguardare l'ambiente evitando inutili sprechi di energia.
Elena was incredibly welcoming. We truly enjoyed our stay at her beautiful villa in the Tuscan hillside. Just a 5 minute drive from the center of castiglione de fiorentino, it was a lovely treat to feel like we could "get away from it all". Elena was able to accommodate out extremely late arrival, and even prepared a warm tart for us. The bed was very comfortable with incredibly soft sheets. We will definitely stay here again, when we are back in Tuscany.
We stayed at Elena´s house for 5 days in August and would have loved to stay there forever:P It was one of the best Airbnb experiences we have ever had! Elena welcomed us in Castiglion Fiorentino at her home place and guided us up to the very beautiful casa "Melagrana". The property lies slightly above (5 min car drive) the village Castiglion Fiorentino and consists of 3 floors, a beautiful garden right next to the entrance to enjoy the sunny Italian summer days and a garden with a freestanding pool to cool down. One can enjoy a fantastic view from the flat over the region. Elena was a fantastic host, even though we did not speak a lot of Italian, we were able to easily communicate with her (Elena has little english knowledge) through her very open and caring manner. She is truly a lovely host, welcomed us with a "yummy" homemade pie and offered us to pick fresh (best we have ever tasted) tomatoes ourselves from her garden right next to the house. The flat was extremely clean and everything was nicely prepared for our arrival. Even our dog was warmly welcomed and felt really comfortable. Elena popped by every now and then to check on us and to see if we require any assistance or help. The flat is very well equipped with all appliances and Elena even installed fans for us to cope with the hot weather. We can highly recommend Elena´s place to everyone who wants to experience the true Tuscany lifestyle. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and you feel like being all alone on that little hill. The perfect place to relax, calm down and indulge yourself to the Italian way of life. Thank you Elena for this amazing experience and we will be back for our next trip to Italy.
BTW: Great view and fantastic sun rises / sun sets guaranteed
We were greeted at the railway station by Elena and a smile. She drove us and our luggage to the beautiful villa in Noceta and pesented us with a crostata ( fruit tart) and a bottle of local wine.
The accommodation is on three levels with the main bedroom on level 2 and a second bedroom with slide out double bed which we did not have to use this time. The kitchen was well equipped and the home was well furnished and presented. The weather was not that kind to us but the home and hospitality provided by Elena made up for the unseasoble weather. We would recommend this accommodation and Elena to our friends and acquaintances when they are next in Toscana and looking for comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings.
Elena and her family were great in welcoming us. We had a problem with the car and called her to warn about our delay: even though she and her family were bound to go to a Easter procession in the town centre, they waited for us to arrive. In the oven there was a pie awaiting for us, what a lovely gesture!! The apartment was super-clean and gorgeous; the view on the surrounding hills is stunning. It is a lovely place also for long stays, since the kitchen is equipped with all the necessary for cooking, and one can have breakfast at the table outside, basking in the sunshine.
Castiglione Fiorentino is very near, a perfect location for a stroll and dinner (we recommend Ristorante Muzzicone in San Francesco square).
The house is a great fulcrum for trips to the many medieval villages near Arezzo and Siena.
We highly recommend staying in Noceta in Elena's holiday home!
Elena è stata gentilissima! Sua mamma ci ha recuperato ed accompagnato appena arrivati a Castiglion Fiorentino!
La casa è carinissima e accogliente! (Basti dire che nessuno ha sentito la sveglia la mattina dopo!)
Turisti keep in mind la Noceta!
A beautiful house in a small village, in between groves. For those who arrive by car only. Very romantic and recommended for seclusion and quiet. We enjoyed our stay. We didn't meet Elena but the person who met us (can't remember her name) was very kind, showed us how to get to the house and even gave us tomatoes from the garden near the house. Would gladly recommend this place.