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La Terazza - Historic Home and Garden in the Centro of Medieval Cetona

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Last updated: 11/13/2014
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Cetona house description

La Terazza is a vacation property located in Cetona, Italy in the Southern Tuscany region of Italy. Cetona is considered one of the most beautiful towns in all of Italy. Located less than two hours from Rome and Florence, La Terazza is centrally located for exploring all of Tuscany and central Italy. Siena, Montepulciano, Orvieto, Assisi are just some of the cities that are only a short drive away.

Cetona is a quintessential medieval Tuscan Hill town with fewer than three thousand inhabitants. Located within the quiet pedestrian only historic town center, La Terazza provides refined modern amenities the discriminating traveler expects with the culture and flavor one can only find in a medieval town. The main piazza with its shops, stores, cafes and restaurants is located only minutes away by foot. Wander the winding streets of the town and savor the breathtaking views of the Tuscan hillsides, or relax in the garden and terraces that make La Terazza so unique.

La Terazza is entered through a private courtyard on the street level A limestone and steel table and six chairs are located in the courtyard for Al Fresco dining and entertaining. On the ground level there is a living room and dining area with a fireplace and separate kitchen area. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, gas range, toaster oven, coffeemaker etc. Comfortably sleeping six people there is a master bedroom suite with a private full bath on the second floor and two additional bedrooms on the third level that share a full bathroom located on the second floor. Access to the terrace and gardens is from the third level. A small bistro table and two lounges are located on the terrace. A private passage from the terrace leads to a small gate that opens onto a small side street.

To assist you in your visit, we provide free WiFi Access, and a laptop computer and printer connected to the internet so you can check your email, do travel research and print out important documents. We also have several transformers in the house to convert the plugs from European to other standards. We also have a large library of travel guides for many different areas of Italy and thenearby surroundings. Our goal is to make your visit as relaxed as possible.

La Terazza is unique in that it has expansive exterior spaces and gardens in a central location within the historic center or 'centro' of Cetona. There are no other properties in the Centro of Cetona that provide a ground floor cortile and multiple levels of terraces and gardens. The produce from our garden is available for your consumption during your visit, and there are tomatoes, cucumbers, artichokes and herbs to be picked. The garden and property are meticuously maintained by a neighbor who cares for the property as if it was there own. All of the restaurants and shops in Cetona are just steps from the house, but there is no noise or traffic.

When staying at La Terazza, we have a local Rental agent who has their office in the main piazza, and will meet you upon your arrival. Your bags will be transported up to the house and you will be given a thorough introduction to the house and its functions. During your entire stay, our agent in Cetona will be available to assist you with questions and additional activities that you might choose to plan. They are able to communicate in several languages including English, French and German and are happy to communicate via email.

Private cooking services, tour guides and babysitting services can be arranged as well.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome and cribs, cots, baby gate are provided in the house....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Second Floor Master Suite Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Upper Level Guest Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Upper Level 'Kids' bedroom...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) There are 2 master suites with queen sized beds in each room, There is a third bedroom with 2 single beds, a Child bed or large crib is available upon request, and there is a Pack-n-Play crib and bed rails in the house, A 'Pack-n-Play' is provided...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

            This is the private en-suite bathroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

            This is the hall bath that serves the 2 additional Bedrooms...moreless

          • The two bathrooms are modern in their fixtures and were renovated recently....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The large outdoor cortile and private garden spaces that La Terazza has are very unique with a property within the centro. 2 Bicycles, lounge chairs, beach umbrellas are available. Central heating system allows year round use and enjoyment. There is also a fireplace that can be used, and wood is provided free of charge....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                There are a number of travel books and other reading material kept at the house for your use....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                There are both european and US DVD players....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Wireless Internet is provided without charge during your rental...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                TV is located in the ground floor living room, and is connected to European and US DVD players....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    From the upper terraces, you have views across the valley to the hilltop towns of Chiusi and Citta della Pieve. La Rocca rises up behind the Terraces....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    The dining area is part of the ground floor living area and has a large wooden table and benches. A high chair can be provided if requested....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    While the house does not have central air conditioning, there are floor fans in every room, and the 2 foot thick stone walls keep the inside of the house cool on even during the summer months making air conditioning unnecessary...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    The house has a central heating system with hot water radiators in ever room. Each radiator can be individually controlled. There is no additional charge for heat....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    A laptop computer and printer are provided free of charge for your use when at the house. The computer is connected to the internet....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linens and Towels are provided and will be replaced every week...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    There are several public parking lots just a few minutes walk from La Terazza, which is located in a pedestrian only section of the town....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Linens and Towels are provided and will be replaced every week...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Washing machine is located in the Cantina that is accessed from the ground level cortile....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free WiFi Access is provided...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Wood for the fireplace is provided with your rental...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    A private cook and additional housekeeping services are available...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    There are stove top espresso makers as well as a drip style machine....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary utensils and pots and pans...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    There are dishes an Utensils for 12 people...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    A full sized dishwasher is located in the kitchen...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen has a full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster oven, coffee maker, gas range and oven....moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Full sized with stove...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    The house has basic pantry items like tin foil, paper towels, soap, spices, oil etc....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    There is a full sized refrigerator with a true freezer section...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    There is a four burner gas stove with a full sized oven...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (3) There is a large private ground floor cortile that has a dining table and chairs along with a sun umbrella. The upper floor opens out onto two terrace and garden spaces, for which the property is named - La Terazza. Fresh vegetables from the garden are available in season. Enjoy discreet privacy in the cortile, or expansive views over the rooftops into the Tuscan countryside from the upper terraces. The gardens and terraces are a unique and rare find for a house located in the historic Centro (center) of Italian Hill Towns....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    La Terazza has its own private gardens as well as the larger gardens and park spaces in Cetona....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis:

                    There are public tennis courts in Cetona...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        There are several pool options that are within a short drive of Cetona....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Standard Rental Period is weekly from Sat-Sat
                          High Season 2014 (Jun,Jul,Aug & Sept)$1,700/wk
                          Mid Season 2014(Apr-May & Oct-Nov) $1,650/wk
                          Low Season 2014 (Balance of Year).... $1,500/wk
                          Easter Week & Christmas-New Year Based on Mid Season Rates
                          Please inquire about discounts that may be available
                          for longer stays
                          

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                          Location

                          • Centro Commerciale Etrusco

                            "This is a small shopping center that has a large grocery store, clothing stores etc."

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                          • Il Buco

                            "Great Pizza"

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                          • Osteria Etrusco

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                          • Merlo's

                            "Located at the end of the main piazza in one of the ancient towers is this fabulous restaurant."

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                          120 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Florence
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          In Main Piazza of Cetona
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Chusi
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A1 Chiusi Interchange
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          In Main Piazza of Cetona
                          150 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Maremma region

                          Car: Recommended

                          Cetona has every possible attribute that a trip to Tuscany requires... fabulous restaurants, shops, museums, local wine, cheeses and meats, but without any crowds or traffic. The Centro of Cetona is pedestrian only and very compact and accessible. The main piazza transforms itself on a weekly basis for market day on Saturday, and numerous festivals and celebrations occur throughout the year. The locals are warm and inviting and welcome you to their slice of paradise.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: I am an architect and lived/studied in Florence twenty years ago, and after getting married, decided to purchase a vacation home in Italy. Since we bought our house, we have had 2 children and have brought them to Italy to experience a unique and wonderful experience that can be found in a location like Cetona.

                          Why the Owner Chose Cetona:
                          We had visited this region of Italy numerous times before we decided to buy a home in Cetona. The area is perfectly situated to visit and experience all the character and qualities of Tuscany and be within a short distance of dozens of fantastic destinations like Florence, Siena, Orvieto, the wine towns etc. Cetona is a perfectly sophisticated but intimate historical hill town that provides every possible experience that is desired from a trip to Italy without any sense of tourism. There are no tour buses and no crowds, children play in the piazza and the parents and residents sip drinks from the cafe's on the piazza. You can do as much as or as little as you want - a truly unique vacation experience.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Staying within the historic pedestrian only town center as opposed to a villa in the country allows you to truly experience the lifestyle and character of a italian village. You can walk down to multiple restaurants and shops, and not have to drive anywhere for anything. Everything that you need for an unforgettable vacation experience is located within a few minutes walk. You will hear the Italian spoken in the streets and in the shops, but will be able to converse in English if you do not know the language. The sounds you will hear are roosters crowing in the morning, the breeze and the birds. A truly relaxing experience. If you want to sightsee, all of the major and minor destinations in Tuscany and Umbria are within a short and convenient drive. The main rail station in Chiusi is very convenient and allows travel to Florence in one hour, and Rome in 1-1/2.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • View of Cetona

                            View of Cetona

                          • Entrance to La Terazza from Via San Domenico and private ground floor cortile

                            Entrance to La Terazza from Via San Domenico and private ground floor cortile

                          • View of Ground Floor Cortile and Outdoor Dining Table and Umbrella

                            View of Ground Floor Cortile and Outdoor Dining Table and Umbrella

                          • Steps from House to Upper Garden

                            Steps from House to Upper Garden

                          • Upper Garden with Lawn area and Vegtables

                            Upper Garden with Lawn area and Vegtables

                          • Computer Alcove with Laptop and Printer

                            Computer Alcove with Laptop and Printer

                          • Ground Floor Living Space

                            Ground Floor Living Space

                          • Master Suite

                            Master Suite

                          • Master Suite

                            Master Suite

                          • Second Master Bedroom

                            Second Master Bedroom

                          • 'Kid's Bedroom

                            'Kid's Bedroom

                          • Cetona's Main Piazza and Fountain

                            Cetona's Main Piazza and Fountain

                          • View From Upper Terrace with lounge chairs and dining table

                            View From Upper Terrace with lounge chairs and dining table

                          • Street Entrance to La Terazza

                            Street Entrance to La Terazza

                          • View of Cortile from Upper Terrace

                            View of Cortile from Upper Terrace

                          • Upper Terrace with Lounge Chairs and Dining Table

                            Upper Terrace with Lounge Chairs and Dining Table

                          • Ground Floor Living Space

                            Ground Floor Living Space

                          • Kitchen with Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Full Size Fridge

                            Kitchen with Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Full Size Fridge

                          • Dining Area and Entrance from Cortile

                            Dining Area and Entrance from Cortile

                          • Master Suite

                            Master Suite

                          • Master Bathroom

                            Master Bathroom

                          • Second Master Bedroom

                            Second Master Bedroom

                          • Hall Bathroom

                            Hall Bathroom

                          • Main Piazza during Saturday Market

                            Main Piazza during Saturday Market

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                          Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Member since: 2009
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/13/2014
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