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Historic Castle in the Tuscan Valley of the Casentino

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stia castle description

Sleep where Dante slept. Beautifully appointed castle overlooking the Casentino valley in Tuscany. 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Sweeping views.
The perfect place to explore the Tuscan countryside. Savor the peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkway and centuries old church. Restored and decorated by the castle owner, Castello Di Porciano is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino valley.


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Property Type

  • Castle
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Staff


      • Events Allowed
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        not suitable for children...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Not Suitable For Children
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        master bedroom, second level of residence...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 double

        Badessa bedroom, second level of residence...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

        single bedroom, second level of residence...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

        Possible as a king bed. Third level of residence, terrace....moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

        Third level of residence, terrace....moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet


      • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower, bidet


      • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower, bidet


      • Bathroom 4: toilet


      • All renovated spacious baths with Italian tile. Separate hot water for each bath....moreless


      • Books
      • DVD Player
      • Television


      • Away From It All
      • Historic
      • Romantic


      • Churches
      • Festivals
      • Museums
      • Restaurants
      • Ruins
      • Winery Tours

      Local Services & Businesses

      • ATM/Bank
      • Babysitter
      • Fitness Center
      • Groceries
      • Laundromat
      • Massage Therapist
      • Medical Services

      Leisure Activities

      • Antiquing
      • Bird Watching
      • Eco Tourism
      • Horseback Riding
      • Outlet Shopping
      • Photography
      • Scenic Drives
      • Shopping
      • Sight Seeing
      • Walking
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Location Type

      • Mountain View
      • Rural
      • Village:

        Set in the Medieval village of Porciano...moreless

      Sports & Adventure Activities

      • Cycling
      • Fishing
      • Fly Fishing
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Golf
      • Hiking
      • Kayaking
      • Mountain Biking
      • Paragliding
      • Rock Climbing
      • Skiing
      • Swimming
      • Tennis


      • Dining Area
      • Seating for 10 people


      • Clothes Dryer
      • Elevator
      • Fireplace
      • Hair Dryer
      • Heating
      • Internet
      • Iron & Board
      • Linens Provided
      • Living Room
      • Parking
      • Telephone
      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine:

        Laundry done by staff upon request...moreless


      • Coffee Maker
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Dishwasher
      • Kitchen
      • Microwave
      • Oven
      • Pantry Items
      • Refrigerator
      • Stove
      • Toaster


      • Deck / Patio:

        Large rooftop terrace with stunning view of the valley....moreless

      • Lawn / Garden:

        outdoor table and chairs in the shade of the spacious garden....moreless

      House Cleaning

          • Housekeeper Optional


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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          €2,996 €10,500
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • cleaning fee €100
          • Taxes Not included

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          Last updated: 12/14/2014
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          45 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          3 Kilometres
          Nearest Barpub
          25 Kilometres
          Nearest Golf
          5 Kilometres
          Nearest Train
          5 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          3 Kilometres
          Nearest Restaurant
          16 Kilometres
          Nearest Ski

          Cortona, Siena , Florence and Arezzo make great day trips by car, bus or train. Excellent restaurants featuring local products and specialties. Romanesque churches and monasteries open for visits. National park with marked hiking trails for all levels. Public picnic areas throughout the park.


          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 1778

          About: My name is Martha Specht Corsi and I am the owner of Castello di Porciano. This beautiful tower was restored by my parents, George Specht and his wife Countess Flaminia Goretti de Flamini, as a romantic love nest. For this reason, this magnificient place is not just a business for me: it is my house, my life, the place where my heart resides even when I am far away. My staff is available every day to help make your visit as pleasurable as possible. I wish Porciano to be a haven for those interested in the charm of this special residence. We can offer you a unique travel experience in an exclusive venue to relax and explore this hidden and untouched part of Tuscany.

          Why Stia:
          Comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Your chance to live in a restored medieval castle that once hosted Dante. Casentino is the perfect location to explore the Tuscan countryside from Arezzo to Florence and return to wonderful evening meals prepared with local products.

          The Unique Benefits at this Castle:
          Beautiful vistas, quiet, very comfortable and private. Cleaning services, tourist information and day trip planning, and evening meal preparation if requested. Staff speaks English and Italian.

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          Speaks: english, italian


          • Aerial view

            Aerial view

          • Castello at night

            Castello at night

          • living area

            living area

          • Dinner in the Castello

            Dinner in the Castello

          • kitchen detail

            kitchen detail

          • Master bedroom

            Master bedroom

          • single bedroom

            single bedroom

          • twin/double bedroom

            twin/double bedroom

          • Castello and the village of Porciano

            Castello and the village of Porciano

          • Autumn in Porciano

            Autumn in Porciano

          • Valley view and the castle.

            Valley view and the castle.

          • Cocktail at castle's garden.

            Cocktail at castle's garden.

          • view from the roof

            view from the roof

          • dining area

            dining area

          • kitchen


          • Mezanine library powder room

            Mezanine library powder room

          • Badessa bedroom

            Badessa bedroom

          • bathroom


          • twin/double bedroom

            twin/double bedroom

          VRBO #473173

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Sunday, December 14, 2014

          €2,996 per week (EUR)

          5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 12/14/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english, italian
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          5 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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