A really old Tuscan house equipped with all modern furnitures and needs.
The house stands on the main square of a really nice and quiet village where you can find anything walking distance, and where you can dive in italian's everyday life!
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Il Vignolo is a very old house (its origin goes back to the 15th century) located on the main square of this small village. It’s a beautiful space where tourist can enjoy the real Tuscan lifestyle.
The villa has been restored by the owners respecting and following the tuscan traditional character: the walls are in stone and the floor in traditional handmade “cotto toscano”. Also the antiques furnitures are in armony with the style of the house and are property of the family since a long time.
Casa di Vignolo (130mq- 7 people capacity- 3 bedrooms- 2 bathrooms) is a very old house, its origin goes back to the 15th century, the walls are in stone and the floor in traditional handmade “cotto toscano”.
The house has a total capacity of 7 places divided into three bedrooms over two floors. There are 2 double rooms and a twin bedroom. Two Toilets (one shared, one ensuite) with shower cabin.
Living area with a big fireplace, still the original one!!! (satellite TV with free channels); The kitchen space is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker and oven, microwave, dish washer, coffee machine and it has any kind of cooking tools.
Small, efficient laundry room in the stair case.
There’s internet connection, wi-fi, included in the rent.
Veranda outside the house, with chairs ant table. It face the main square of the town: quiet and clean place!
The square is a pedestrian area so the place is particularly quiet.
Pergine Valdarno is a very typical small village in Tuscany, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. According to documents found in the Granducato di Toscana archives, the village was built around 1050.
On top of a 350m (1150ft) hillside, it's the perfect spot for breathtaking views of the Arno Valley. The climate is beautiful as well, during the summer a slight mountain breeze cools the air and in the winter the dry mountain air gives you clear sky view.
While the village of Pergine Valdarno retains its “old time” charm it still offers all the modern conveniences such as a grocery, bakery, butcher shop, restaurant, bank, post office, pharmacy and police station.
The most important cultural towns are a short drive away, but don't forget to dedicate part of your time to explore the beautiful Valdarno valley: although it's very famous in Tuscany for the industrial development, however it conserve untouched landscapes and artistic heritage that deserve your visit. There are some old villages that conserve the old Etruscan time names, such as Loro Ciuffenna, Gropina or Cennina, with castles and romanic churches, surely deserve your visit and can really make your holiday unforgettable.
There’s a free guide book that can give some information about the Valdarno area, such as train timetable to Florence and Rome; list of shops, restaurants and shopping malls in the area; and some maps to help people to move around. We think it can be a useful help for our guests to feel welcome and 'at home'.
We suggest our guest to rent a car because it's the most convenient way to travel around, and just nearby the house there are several free parking spaces. Anyway there are also public bus from the village to the main towns and cities around like Arezzo, Montevarchi or Siena, and the transport is quite cheap though not very frequent.
There is a very nice Public Swimming pool in the middle of the Tuscan countryside just 6 km from the village (ask owners on arrival).
What we wish to offer our guests is to enjoy the living inside a traditional Tuscan house, to get to know the beautiful and famous Tuscan countryside all this with some of our suggestions, if requested, to make your journey as much comfortable and suitable as possible.