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“Villa Chiana” is positioned inside the ancient city walls of Civitella, a Tuscan hill town dominated by a 13th century castle. The entrance to “Casa Chiana” faces the castle, and the back looks out many miles over the Chiana Valley towards Cortona.
The living room has spectacular views, opening out onto a large stone terrace and flower garden. The ground floor also includes a studio/bedroom, spacious dining area, bathroom, a double living room with fireplace and piano, and a glass enclosed veranda with direct access to the terrace garden, which acts as an additional living/dining room. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. One of the bedrooms is also set up as a study. All of the bedrooms have comfortable double beds.
The house is fully equipped for elegant family living, including wi-fi, and can accommodate a maximum of eight adults. Many of the furnishings are sturdy 19th-century antiques, and books for all tastes abound. The kitchen is equipped with new appliances, including a dishwasher and washing machine.
Civitella has a lively local life, with two restaurants, hairdressers, a mom and pop grocery store with fresh bread every morning, and antiques shop. Swimming pools, spas, tennis courts and horse back riding are all available nearby.
“Villa Chiana” is an ideal base to experience the essence of Italy, protected from tourist crowds, yet easily accessible to all of the treasures of Tuscany being only a twenty minute drive to Arezzo, forty minutes to Siena, and an hour to Florence. Within a 35 minute drive you can reach Montepulciano, Cortona and wonderful places like the outdoor thermal baths of Rapolano which date to Roman times to discount outlets for Italian fashion.
Keywords: luxury, villa, castle, family, Tuscan village, terrace garden with panoramic views
Several english channels available such as CNN, Fox News etc. ...moreless
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We provide guests with an Italian cell phone which means they can receive all incoming calls for free and there is a pay as you go plan to make outgoing calls. ...moreless
Parking Off Street:
Civitella is a pedestrian town in order to help maintain the town's tranquility. Cars are able to drive through to drop off groceries etc. but the car is should be parked right outside of the medieval town walls. It is a 1 minute walk from the parking area to the house entrance (We will send a picture of the parking lot in relation to the house to illustrate exact distance). ...moreless
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There is excellent quality wifi service throughout the house and garden. ...moreless
We love to cook and the villa is fully equipped with a range of pots and pans, blenders, toaster, coffee and italian espresso maker and so forth! ...moreless
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In addition to sports activities and sightseeing, our guests in the past have often gone to wine and olive oil tasting tours. The villa in right in the Chiana valley, where a number of Italian wines comes from, including Chianti.
Year Purchased: 1945
About the owner: We are a family of historians based between London, New York and Florence. My father was born and raised in Civitella, and we are always happy to share the history of the town and surrounding areas with all of our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Arezzo: Villa Chiana is a family home which we have had now for 4 generations.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: All the of the bedrooms, living room, and garden have extraordinary views of the Chiana valley. The house is beautifully furnished with antiques, an enormous book collection, and a 19th century piano. The house is very special in that it is situated in small village, where you get to really experience authentic Tuscan life. You will get to know all of the locals who are very friendly and have access to excellent restaurants and produce without any of the tourist crowds.