Enjoy the Tuscan Sun in Beautiful, Peaceful, Private Parsonage
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cortona house description
La Casa del Sole ('The House of The Sun') is the vicarage of a 1000+ year old romanesque church in the hills of Cortona, near Arezzo and Florence. Immersed in a pure context of nature, amidst woods and farmland, the church is still active, with Masses celebrated on Sunday afternoons. The vicarage was restored in 2005 to guidelines issued by the fine arts heritage authorities of Arezzo. With sensitive interior design, the house offers all comforts necessary to accommodate up to 8 people for a peaceful holiday with absolute away-from-it-all privacy. The furnishings include a piano.
Keywords: Vicarage to a 1000+ year old romanesque church in Cortona, near Arezzo and Florence. Immersed in a pure context of nature, amidst woods and farmland, the church is still active, with Masses celebrated on Sunday afternoons. The vicarage was restored in 2005 to guidelines issued by the fine arts heritage authorities of Arezzo. With sensitive interior design, the house offers all comforts necessary to accommodate up to 8 people for a peaceful holiday with absolute away-from-it-all privacy. The furnishings include a piano.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- We offer something completely different: our property is an old rectory, ideal for those looking for a holiday with opportunities for spiritual regeneration, accompanied with all the best that Tuscany can offer: beautiful countryside, peaceful surroundings, Italian food, sun and relaxation. The amenities required for this are very simple: space, history, a location steeped in spiritual life, and a beautiful garden surrounded by glorious landscapes....moreless
- DVD Player
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Sight Seeing
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Blissful Peace in Spiritual Location
Blissful Peace in Spiritual Location
My girlfriend and I came to Poggioni out of season, for an escape from everything. And we weren't disappointed. It was nice to appreciate silence. And then to understand that what we thought was silence was in fact the sound of the country, away from urban bustle, urban detritus, urban vistas. Peace, yes. And then to hear the birdsong, occasional peals from church bells - a symphony also scored with an axe ringing on wood, breaths of wind through trees about to burst into leaf, a singing farmer in full spirit. Life. And then, occasionally, as a musician, I would dare to respond with improvisations on the piano in the salotto - interpreted by the locals as a cacophonous interruption, no doubt. The house, an old vicarage, lives up to the expectations of the photos, inventively decorated and comfortably furnished. If staying there in winter, be prepared to have to make fires, but once lit they only add to your pleasure and relaxation. A few minor issues, the worst of which was rather low gas pressure, but what can one do if rather more than pace or two from seductive Cortona? For us, it was well worth it, and a bliss not to have wi-fi (but the owner tells me that it is on its way): overall, it delivered what we were looking for. And in summer it must make a gorgeous base. This is not meant to be a commercial, so much as the introduction of something anyone who appreciates classic fabrics should know about. The owner and his wife run the Busatti shop in Florence (an hour away): this is a treasure of traditional Tuscan artisan fabric, which is a feature of the interior design of the old vicarage in Poggioni. Their shop is 50m round to the right after crossing Florence's famous Ponte Vecchio (i.e. going south over the bridge, away from the centre). Stop there on the way home and order something that will remind you of your stay at Poggioni - they ship all over the world. And then you will recall... peace, silence, life.
- Guest Arthur f.
- Date of stay 01/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/28/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+.
€1,200 per week or €200 per night, all year round
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: We are interior designers who have worked in the retail world, supporting Tuscany's most famous artisan fabric designers, Busatti. Having long run the Busatti retail outlet in Cortona, some 5 years ago we acquired their retail franchise in Florence. This resulted in our moving from our house in Cortona to the Tuscan capital, and revamping it with all the sumptuousness that Busatti has to offer. Our interest has always been to be creative, yet offer opportunities for retail clients and house guests to reach to their deeper senses. whether in home decor or for the regeneration that a holiday in our house offers.
Why the Owner Chose Cortona:
This was our home, and we still feel this way about it. Yet we are excited to share it with our guests, to give them a more meaningful experience than the relatively spartan feel often rendered by self-catering holiday houses.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Spiritual growth, peace and restful tranquillity within, yet all the opportunities for physical or cultural challenges just outside our doorstep - whether it be hiking, duomo-visiting or re-tracing the steps of Fra Angelico in nearby Arrezo or Michelangelo down the road in Florence.
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4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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