About This Listing
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/hair dryer, all the appliances are new. We provide bed linen, blankets and towels.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 just shoot me a message.
I hope you will enjoy!
-Remember...the apt is furnished with original antique pieces that belonged to my grandparents and have been in the family for generations, so, please, respect it!!!
-Please let us know ASAP what time are you planning to check-in so that someone of my family can be there waiting for you.
From Jul 10 - Aug 23, 2015 the minimum stay is 6 nights.
Paola's apartment was beautiful! Though we didn't get to meet her, her mother was there to greet us and show us around the apartment, and we spoke with Paola on the phone so she could reassure us that we could get in touch if we needed anything.
Lots of shops and restaurants are nearby, and the views from the windows and skylights really showcase the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.
As for the apartment itself - it had everything we needed. We were in Tuscany for a wedding so the iron and washing machine were key. It was even nice to have the option to turn on the TV at the end of a long day. The mix of modern and antique decoration was also a great experience. Appliances and things you'd want to be modern were just that, and a number of the pieces of furniture were antiques from Paola's family.
I don't know when we'll be back to Castiglion Fiorentino, but Paola's place will be at the top of our list!
Exactly as we expected, charming apartment with nice views of surrounding area. We were made very welcome and Paola was very attentive with arrival arrangements and our comfort during our stay.
We very much enjoyed the town of Castiglion Fiorente and visited Cortona the Chianti area from there.
Parking was relatively easy to find outside of the walls but would probably not suit anyone not very agile due to the amount of steps from the car park and then again to the top floor apartment.
Very enjoyable and would recommend.
Paola was a wonderful host! Although we didn't personally get to meet her because of her schedule, she arranged for her mom to meet us. She helped us via phone with not only access to her home, but made suggestions (GREAT ones!) for the area. We spent 14 days in Italy, and this location was our favorite. It was the only place we didn't feel like tourists, but more immersed in the town. They had a Medieval Festival while we were there, and it was SO wonderful! If you are looking for an out of the way, be in the local fabric kind of place, this is it.
Per il nostro soggiorno di quattro giornio non abbiamo incontrato direttamente Paola ma ad accoglierci c'era sua madre, gentile e disponibile per il nostro cambio d'orario per il check-in.
L'appartamento è veramente bellissimo e luminoso di luce naturale!
Lo consiglio vivamente!
Siamo stati accolti dalla mamma di Paola con gentilezza, simpatia e cortesia. Paola ci ha scritto per sapere come andava il nostro soggiorno. Veramente molto attenta ai suoi ospiti. La descrizione corrisponde perfettamente alla realtà. La casa è deliziosa, confortevole, ben curata e si trova al centro del paese, comodamente raggiungibile da un parcheggio libero poco distante e visibile dalla finestra. La domenica si svolge un mercatino proprio sulla via della casa
Staying at Paola's place in Castiglion Fioretino was one of the highlights of my 4-month travels through Italy. The apartment was very clean, cozy, romantic, and elegantly rustic. The kitchen was well equipped and all worked as advertised. Parking was a breeze as there is a nearby free lot.
As a host, Paola was reachable and extremely thoughtful, leaving us a manual with very usual info about the apartment as well as nearby activities and recommended restaurants.
I highly recommend Paola an her apartment and I would not hesitate to stay there again.
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