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Beautifully restored villa with views in historic town in the heart of Tuscany

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,174 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning house featuring a large terrace, centro storico, Lucignano

Enjoy the magical Lucignano May Festival of 2018 from your very own Villa. Special discounted Festival rates are still available. Casa Terrazza, a beautifully restored 900 year old terra tetto (an independent town house), features a large terrace with spectacular views of the Val di Chiana. Incorporating antique Tuscan pieces, whilst including all the things one wants to be modern. Located in the heart of Lucignano, a beautiful mediaeval town in the heart of Tuscany, where exploring all the major historic Tuscan sites is so easily accessible. Just a few steps away from the town's many restaurants, gourmet shops and bars.

The Space

The house is located in the heart of centro storico, the historic centre of Lucignano. Everything is within minutes of the front door; whether you want to get your morning caffe from the local bar, have a meal at one of the many pizzerias or trattorias, or sample the gourmet food shops. Casa Terrazza was fully rebuilt in the past 5 years and has been recently redecorated with a unique blend of Tuscan antiques and modern finishes. With direct access from Via Roma, the house features a spacious and comfortable living room which opens directly onto a huge terrace which has stunning views over the Val di Chianna. This is an ideal place for alfresco dining with its beautiful long teak dining table that caters for up to 10 people and which is shaded by large market umbrellas. On the same main living level is a fully equipped state of the art kitchen which overlooks Via Roma. A separate laundry and washroom are also located on this level. Two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, complete with spacious wardrobes, and a beautifully appointed guest bathroom and ensuite are located on the second level. Stunning views across the valley can be seen from two of the bedrooms. A spacious study, located on the 3rd level, doubles as a private reading retreat or a 4th bedroom. This opens onto a terrace which is a perfect place to sip a glass of the local Vino Nobile while taking in the spectacular views of the Valdichiana countryside.

Free parking is easily accessible.

All guests will be met by a Lucignese local bilingual speaker (English and Italian). Apart from providing you with information about Lucignano and the surrounding attractions, she will also be you point of contact during your stay should any issues arise.

Please note: Unless otherwise agreed to, the minimum period of stay is 4 days. Discounts apply for longer stays. Please contact me for further details.

The Neighbourhood

Lucignano itself, is one of the most outstanding examples of a fortified Tuscan medieval village and is incredibly well located in central Tuscany. Lucignano is very proud of their Orange Flag Award from the Italian Touring Club, for "the promotion of cultural heritage, environmental protection, culture, hospitality, access to and availability of resources, the quality of accommodation, catering and local products”. As a visitor to Lucignano, you will find it perfectly located as an introduction to Italy’s famed ‘dolce vita’. The area around Lucignano truly does have it all! There’s an overabundance of things to do and see, because this part of Tuscany has been value-adding since Etruscan times. Renaissance paintings and Gothic Cathedrals, spectacular walks and cycling, sensational slow food, hills laden with vines and ancient olive groves. Sienna, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, Florence, Assisi, or Arezzo are a short drive away. After a day of climbing the cobbled streets of surrounding hillside villages, relax on the terrace with a glass of Vino Nobile while taking in the views over the Valdichiana countryside. Whilst Lucignano is an historically important town, it has not become overrun with tourists and for those who wish to try out their Italian language skills, you will find the locals patient and friendly. Everything is in walking distance (just metres away from the front door!), whether you want to get morning caffe and cornetti, have a meal in one of the many restaurants, get supplies from the local Supermercato or Macellaria, or have that special Aperitivo in the afternoon.

Getting there

The road access to Lucignano is excellent whether arriving from the south (Rome) or Perugia, or north, Florence or Pisa on the Autostrada A1. You can also take a fast train to Florence or Arezzo and then take one of the frequent bus services to Lucignano.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathryn Bruce
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, INDONESIAN
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Kathryn Bruce

I am Australian and have been living as an expatriate in many different countries for the last 20 years. While living in Indonesia, my husband and I were inspired to build our dream home in Bali. From working in Europe, we developed a passion for Italy and now we are fortunate to be able to split our time between the two countries. We have had wonderful times in both our Bali Villa and Tuscan home, and feel it is time to share both places that have brought us so much happiness. Enjoy our little corners of paradise!

Why Kathryn Bruce chose Lucignano

Lucignano is a friendly and welcoming town.

A town that has it all!

The perfect introduction to Italy's famous 'dolce vita'!

Amenities

Lucignano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2174 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be respectful of the neighbours by keeping the noise to a minimum, particularly if you are out on the terrace late at night.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold up Bed located in Loft with terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

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(2 traveler reviews)

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5

We LOVED our time spent in Lucigniano at Via Roma 31!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful spacious, yet cozy, updated historical villa was exactly what we all hoped we were going to find. It's comfortable with a stunning terrace view. THe appliances and amenities were top of the line. The village is quaint, somewhat quiet, and was the perfect home base for all of our day trips in Tuscany. We even had a cooking class with Lolita one evening that was SO yummy and informative...with the greatest leftovers the next evening on the terrace at sunset.

The communication with Kathryn, the owner, and Lolita, the property manager, was always timely and welcome. We would love to return and stay even longer next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular house and location

  • 5 of 5

This was perhaps the most beautiful place my family have ever stayed, referring to both home and village. The house has been beautifully renovated- so stylish, spacious and even better than what the photos show. It is obvious that the owner Kathryn has paid attention to every detail, from the super comfortable beds, beautifully appointed bathrooms, stunning furniture and decor to a fabulous well equipped kitchen with huge oven that lured us to cook so many times. The huge terrace with amazing views over the Val di Chianna valley had been a major selling point to us when we were searching for suitable places, but what is not written on the website is how incredible the views from the rooftop terrace were. It was hard to drag ourselves away from our early evening aperitivos from here. I had never heard of Lucignano but I have to say this town found a place in our hearts. This truly has to be one of the most charming and untouched Tuscan towns we have visited and one of the best kept secrets in the country. It is a perfect location in Tuscany from which to see all the major sites. We fell in love with the area, particularly with some of the lesser known towns that were so nearby. The locals in town were so welcoming..we made friends with the butcher baker, gelato maker and restaurant owners. We had some of our best authentic Italian meals in this town which offers such a choice of places to eat. We did notice how many Italians were also eating in these places as apparently the town has somewhat of a justified gourmet reputation. Better still, was the fact that we could walk to any one of these places and after a long day in the car, it was so refreshing and relaxing to be able to stroll through this very friendly town. Kathryn was a wonderful host who communicated swiftly to any of our questions. Loltia who met us at the house was such a delightful person and proved to be most helpful during our stay. Thank you Kathryn for sharing your beautiful home and for ensuring our stay was perfect from beginning to the end. There are many highlights during our trip to Italy but I have to say that Lucignano found a place in our hearts. B and I .

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Perugia, Florence or Pisa
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Arezzo
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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