This little gem is located in the beautiful setting of the Tuscan hills, in the center of the medioeval village of Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo).
The house is a typical "mansarda" wonderfully furnished with original antique pieces that belonged to my grandparents and have been in the family for generations.
This cozy apartment consists of big living room with a eating area and a totally equipped kitchen. The bathroom includes toilet, basin and shower. On the mezzanine a spacious bedroom with a king size bed. A crib for an infant is available upon request. The apt is also equipped with washing machine/dishwasher/tv/wifi, all the appliances are new. The whole apartment is completely renovated (May 2012), equipped with all the amenities and filled with original antique furnitures.
It is located in the center of Castiglion Fiorentino, a charming medieval town where you can enjoy original tuscan living (not yet crowded with tourists!!) and get to know the locals and their traditions. You can walk around and enjoy shops and restaurants where you can taste typical Tuscan cuisine and local wines. The train station is within walking distance (13 minutes) and from there you can reach Arezzo in 10 minutes, Florence in 1 hour and Rome in 1 hour 30 minutes. There is also a huge free parking lot less than 400 ft away.
Situated in the wonderful setting of the Tuscan hills of ValdiChiana, few minutes away from Cortona, close to Sansepolcro, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Assisi, Spoleto... the perfect location to explore Tuscany, Umbria and the center of Italy.
If you have any questions or you'd like any suggestions I am happy to speak with you over the phone (remember I live in the States!), just shoot me a message and I can give you my phone number.
I hope you will enjoy!
Tuscan Charm in Historical Center is exactly how I would describe
the lovely residence I booked for a week in Italy.
It is located conveniently between Florence (1hr by train) to the north and Rome (2 hr). Of course I was apprehensive, travelling on my own, but both Paola and her mother met me at the train station in Castilion Florentino and drove me ...up ..up into the walled hilltop
village where the apartment is located. She showed me everything I needed to know about the apartment and then graciously left me to explore...I was and still are totally amazed by the views overlooking the valley below. The village is full of life minus tourists but when the shops close during the day and into the night it is extremely quiet. The walk up and down the hill is a good workout and this I did everyday. I am looking forward to returning to this lovely apartment in Castilion Fi...
Paola's apartment is wonderful! Full of antiques and charm, a fully equipped kitchen, lovely views, and perfectly located in the centre of the historic district. Paola was great to communicate with and met us at the apartment to show us around. She was also flexible with the check out time, which we appreciated.
The apartment also makes a fantastic base for day trips to other parts of Tuscany.
I highly recommend Paola and her lovely apartment!
Ci siamo trovati veramente bene a casa di Paola! Lei è una persona molto gentile e ci ha preocupato tantissimo per noi che era come essere a casa nostra. Ha una casa bellisima e confortebole, meravigliosa per conoscere la Toscana. È stato bellísimo essere di là!
Nos ha encantado estar en casa de Paola! Es una persona simpatiquísima y nos ha tratado muy bien, ayudándonos en todo. Recomiendo la estancia en su apartamento para conocer la zona, que es preciosa.
Gracias Paola! Ha sido un placer!
Paola was an exceptional host. She was responsive to all our messages and questions instantly and went out of her way to assist us during our stay. The apartment is stunning, warm and homely. Highly recommended.
Paola's apartment is just as depicted. Clean, updated and very cozy. The location, in the center of this small italian town is perfect,both to explore the local area as well as southern Tuscany and northern Umbria. Even though parking in the town is not an option, the car park is only a 5 minute walk from the house, with plenty of spaces. There is a small grocer located about 300 yards from the apartment for essentials and 2 supermarkets on the main road, less than 10 minute drive.
Paola and her family, boyfriend included, are very helpful in getting you situated and will do just about anything to make your stay a memorable one, even helping us to handle a parking ticket.
We discovered a restaurant in town, a 5 minute walk from the apartment called Roggi's. The food is very good and also inexpensive. The owner speaks very good English as he is married to a woman from Texas USA. No need to look any further to eat!
All in all our experience here was very satisfying and we would recommend Paola's to anyone looking for a quiet retreat in a lovely small Italain town. We would definitely stay here again.
We spent one week in this appartment by Paola in Castiglion Fiorentino in summer 2012. Flat is stylish furnished, very homely, we felt like at home. Location of flat is very attractive too: in historical center of medieval town with beautiful view on tuscan landscape. The right place for trips to nearby towns as well. If you ask for traditional tuscan atmosphere and cozy stylish flat, then you are on right address:-)