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Casa Colonica in the Val Di Chiana Ideal for Family Holidays

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La Torre suite, perfect hideaway for two.

La Torre suite, perfect hideaway for two. try out that tuscan cooking you have been dreaming about! Come on in the water's perfect! Relax and watch the sun go down...


Last updated: 02/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Arezzo farmhouse description

Set in the unspoilt Val Di Chiana, just eight kilometers south of the Historic City of Arezzo and 15 kilometers from Cortona, deep in Piero Della Francesca country, in the land steeped in history, architecture, art and legend, famous for it’s wine, olive oil and food, you will find the treasure that is Il Pero. This magnificent, historically 'listed', example of Leopaldina architecture has been lovingly restored to its former glory with elegant simplicity.

The Taxis family bought this house in 2002 and have made it their goal to restore this property into a home to be shared with others that love all that is Tuscany.

We have a variety of accommodation options available from apartments for two, up to family apartment for 6, two are intergrated into the house, with the two smaller ones located in the grounds.

This is an ideal location for family groups. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the large swimming pool, and the extensive gardens where our smaller guests can enjoy space and parents can relax in the knowledge that they are safe.

Enjoy eating ‘al fresco’, relax by the pool, rest under a tree in dappled shade with a book, but most of all to take in the tranquillity this perfect location offers.

Decorated to please and relax our guests in light elegance, with cotto floors and original menzane ceilings on the lower floors and wooden floorboards upstairs, with the same original exposed cotto menzane ceiling tiles and wooden beams.

We believe that our guests need to ‘looked-after’ and to this end we offer services to take the complication out of their stay. Breakfast, lunch, and evening meals can be prepared on request. Barbecue by the pool, both cooked and served by us or self catered - what ever takes your fancy. Restaurant reservations can be made. Also for larger parties dinner can be served in our banqueting hall.

In short nothing is too much trouble, our guests take priority whilst they are staying here, and we will do everything possible to ensure that time spent here is their most enjoyable moment, to be remembered for a life time.

Of course as we are located in the perfect position for exploring the rest of Tuscany, we can send you in the right direction if you want inspiration, or just get in the car, or onto one of our mountain bikes, take a map and explore!

Keywords: Guest Cottages, self catering, holiday accommodation, child friendly,

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum ages for principal renter is 21....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          • Bedroom 3


          • Other (See Description)


          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • King size beds (1) One kingsize bed in the master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two single beds on one level and two further single beds on a mezzanine., Baby Cribs (2) Cots and high chairs are available for our little guests. there is no extra charge for the use of these items....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishwasher
          • Pantry Items


          • Linens Provided:

            for guests staying for more than one week all linens and towels are changed once each week. Interim changes are possible on request at a charge of 10Euro per pserson....moreless

          • Heating:

            Gas central heating in the apartments is included in the price of the rental....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            There is a washing machine in each apartment. Washing detergent is supplied....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Both house towels and pool towels are provided....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Babysitter
          • Parking
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • Rural location with 360° views over the valley and the surrounding hills, large gardens private to the house, ...moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • VCR


                  • Wireless Internet:

                    In this apartment but not in the grounds of the house....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        The pool is private to the house, but is shared by our guests. We have bbq facilities by the pool and a pool house with covered terrace for those who wish to stay out of the sun but still wish to relax by the pool....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Gazebo:

                        Each apartment has its own gazebo/pergola outside the entrance door, making a lovely 'al fresco' dining area, an additional private space to the already spacious living area of the cottage....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden


                          • Necessary


                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Tennis
                          • Cycling
                          • Golf
                          • Swimming
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Antiquing
                          • Zoo
                          • Restaurants
                          • Cinemas
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Playground
                          • Churches
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Ruins
                          • Shopping
                          • Walking
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Outlet Shopping

                          Other Activities

                              • Small Aircraft Flights, Accompanied Visits to Wine Cantinas and Producers of Olive Oil, Wine tasting, Preplanned, tailor-made itinerary touring programmes available to guests, New to our programme are Iconography corses which can be prebooked in summer months for groups of 4 or more adults. (18 and over) for more information on this please ask. We also can organise painting stays and photographic courses with proffessionals in their fields; again, for further information on these, just ask. Not forgetting that Tuscan cooking experience, either here on the premises or in professional hotel kitchens... just ask!!! ...moreless


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                              • Tuscan Hosts like family and Tuscany at its best

                                Tuscan Hosts like family and Tuscany at its best

                                • Guest ML (Taos NM)
                                • Date of stay 04/24/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/21/12
                                The owners of Casa Colonica have a true gift for making guests feel like family instantly. They are happy and fun people who have done an amazing (and back breaking) job restoring this glorious farmhouse and all the buildings on the land. I stayed five days-wish it had been five months! Upon arrival we were greeted with tea and homemade cake (made with eggs from two very lovely chickens in residence) Seeing the horses out the front door every morning, being greeted by the 2 Labradors and the sea of semolina wheat fields all around made every day perfect. Every apartment was spotless and flawlessly appointed. (This site doesn't yet list the two apts in the tobacco building. Perfect for 2 people) The pictures on this site are lovely, but it is best to see this place in person. We also got great advice from the owners on places to visit nearby and great restaurants in Florence. They hosted a book signing party in their banquet hall that made everyone feel like royalty. Can't wait to go back! I am recommending this to all my friends traveling to Italy any time soon.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.

                                Owner response: So lovely of you to write such lovely things about us.... in your true nature... too kind. We really enjoyed having you here and we hope that we will be able to be your hosts on another occasion... we also really hope to come and see you in Taos... one day we might get a day off! It is was delightful to have you here but the best part for us was making another new friend!! xox

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                              • warm and welcoming

                                warm and welcoming

                                • Guest Bonnie, Mike and girls (Ottawa, Canada)
                                • Date of stay 06/20/11
                                • Review Submitted 07/01/11
                                My family and I just returned from an incredible trip to Italy. We had spent some time in Rome and the Amalfi Coast prior to arriving at Il Pero in Tuscany. We stayed for 5 days and it was an absolutely wonderful and relaxing experience. The accomodations were lovely and charming with all the modern amenities we needed. William and Miranda were gracious hosts, extremely welcoming and kind. They provided us with as much information about the area as we wanted, which made planning activities much easier. The property is situated in a great area, close to many attractions and necessities. The train station was very close (we took it into Florence one day). The pool was refreshing and we had a lot of fun swimming. (My daughters still talk about swimming with Annie as one of the highlights of their trip to Italy) We would highly recommend staying at Il Pero. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return someday. Thank you, thank you, thank you, William and Miranda.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you Bonnie, Mike and the gang!!! What lovely things you have said... we so enjoyed having you all here. We hope that we will meet again. Your girls are delightful and they brought extra sunshine to Tuscany. What a fabulous family!!! So glad you had a good time, we hope that the rest of your Italian experience was fun too. Miranda and co xxx :)

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                                • Guest Simon & Sarah Shaw (Lothersdale, N Yorks, UK)
                                • Date of stay 07/23/07
                                • Review Submitted 07/23/07
                                This property and location is definitely worth a visit or 2! The Taxis Family were very welcoming and helpful with tips and advice about the area and places to go. Lots of attractions nearby, all within an hour's drive - Siena, Perugia, Florence, etc... The property itself is situated in a quite spot in the bottom of the valley and was surrounded by fields of sunflowers when we were there. The accomodation has been well thought out - simple and very comfortable. We had a wonderful holiday and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. Looking forward to a return visit!

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                              3 night min stay
                              €1,600 €5,760
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                              • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
                              • Taxes Not included


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                              Last updated: 02/27/2014
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                              • Nearest Airport: Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci, Florence, FI, Italia at 101 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Train: Arezzo at 12 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Motorway: A1 autostrada del sole at 8 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Beach: Grosetto at 142 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Barpub: Policiano at 1.5 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Le Capanne at 5 Kilometres

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              About the owner: We are the Taxis Family, owners of Il Pero. We are always here and always on hand to help our guests so that they can enjoy their holiday even more than they thought they would! We are ready with advice and help on places to go, things to see.. or even just to light the BBQ. We are looking forward to meeting you!

                              Why the Owner Chose Arezzo:
                              We chose to buy in the Arezzo area because the house wanted us. The area is beautiful and has everything one could ever want right on the doorstep. this area of Tuscany is enchanting, once you have been here you will see why we will never leave... and you'll wnat to come back for more!

                              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                              The most important asset of our home is it's peace and tranquility, the fact that we are located in a rural setting with miles and miles of countryside to look at, whilst actually being very close to civilization. All our guests find that the fact that we are also resident here most helpful as there is never a problem with communication and the benefit that we can give so much advice... Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions of Italy and there is so much to see and so much can be missed out on if you don't know what's out there. We make sure you don't miss the best bits.

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                              • La Torre suite, perfect hideaway for two.

                                La Torre suite, perfect hideaway for two.

                              • Come on in the water's perfect!

                                Come on in the water's perfect!

                              • try out that tuscan cooking you have been dreaming about!

                                try out that tuscan cooking you have been dreaming about!

                              • Relax and watch the sun go down...

                                Relax and watch the sun go down...

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                              This listing was first published here in 2005.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

                              €250 per night (EUR)

                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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