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Magical Villa in the Heart of Unspoiled Tuscan Hilltown

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Last updated: 11/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
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Arezzo villa description

“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

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Several english channels available such as CNN, Fox News etc. ...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Mobile Phone:

                            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

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            There is excellent quality wifi service throughout the house and garden. ...moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            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

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                          Outside

                          • Balcony
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Gazebo
                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Outdoor Grill
                           

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                          1 night min stay
                          €220
                          €1,540

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                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 11/05/2014
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                          Location

                          Car: Necessary

                          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.

                           

                          Owner info

                          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.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Garden view

                            Garden view

                          • Terrace garden view

                            Terrace garden view

                          • Living room with fireplace

                            Living room with fireplace

                          • Single bedroom on ground floor with views

                            Single bedroom on ground floor with views

                          • Veranda that faces garden and connects to kitchen; table seats up to 10

                            Veranda that faces garden and connects to kitchen; table seats up to 10

                          • Bedroom with four sets of windows all with views

                            Bedroom with four sets of windows all with views

                          • yellow room

                            yellow room

                          • View from blue room--12th century madonna statue

                            View from blue room--12th century madonna statue

                          • castle behind the house

                            castle behind the house

                          • Terrace with 15 century castle in the background

                            Terrace with 15 century castle in the background

                          • Entrance into the house

                            Entrance into the house

                          • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, washing machine and drier

                            Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, washing machine and drier

                          • Staircase that brings you to the 4 bedrooms

                            Staircase that brings you to the 4 bedrooms

                          • Rose room

                            Rose room

                          • Second terrace which is accessed from bedroom. Views of Tuscan hills

                            Second terrace which is accessed from bedroom. Views of Tuscan hills

                          VRBO #324310

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

                          €220 per night (EUR)
                          9

                          5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

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                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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