Ancient and beautiful farmhouse with adjoining outbuilding carefully restored, situated on the hills surrounding Bucine, a short distance away from the nice town of Arezzo. The villa is part of a large farming estate producing excellent olive oil and Chianti wine and enjoys splendid views over the surrounding landscape rich in vineyards and olive groves. Both the villa and the outbuilding offer tastefully furnished and comfortable interiors. Large outdoor areas are available and provide an ideal setting to relax in close contact with nature.
A secondary road leading to the farm and to the nice medieval village of Montebenichi passes nearby.
Distances: the small village of Ambra with food shop 4 km away, Bucine with all kinds of shops and supermarket 15 km, Siena approx. 20 km, Arezzo approx. 30 km, Florence (airport) 60 km. The surrounding area offers several outlets (approx. 25 km away) where it is possible to buy the best Italian brands.
At guests disposal: large furnished outdoor areas, private swimming-pool (5 x 10 m – open from 01/05 to 30/09, solarium with partially covered terrace, barbecue. Washing machine. Covered parking for 6 cars within the grounds.
SITES AND ACTIVITIES
La Selva is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy and is placed in the southern part of Tuscany.
We are very near the provinces of Umbria and Lazio.
The scenery around the property is typical of the pictures painted by the Renaissance artists. It has sweet hills and sweeping valleys, marked by noble cypress trees and adorned with vineyards, olive groves, and large forests of oaks, giving shade from the heat of the summer, the woods have trails and road for walks, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Our 370 Acres of fenced land is inhabited by wild animals:
Deer, wild goats, porcupines, wild boar, hedge hogs, fox, hares, squirrels
The climate is mild, except in July and August when the sun is very strong and hot.
Within a 15/30 minute drive, you can visit the art towns like Siena, Monte San Savino, Lucignano and Sinalunga.
In the direction of Chianti there is a constellation of little medieval villages and castles, full of history and each with there own personal story through the centuries.
In the direction of Siena there is the "Crete di Siena" a very special landscape that changes colour every month delighting artists from all over the world.
Within 30/45 minutes drive you can visit places like Cortona, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Chiusi, Pienza, Montalcino, to name a few. Some are famous for their wines.
Many have an Etruscan background. These villages are always on very scenic and unbeaten roads.
The landscape continually changes, making one hold their breath in wonder at what beholds around every corner.
Then of course there is Florence, 45 minutes away.
The home of the Renaissance, with fantastic churches and huge museums full of glorious history and artistic wealth.
We can advise and give information on the various cities of art and museums, providing road maps.
It is impossible to see everything and you may plan your stay, or just play it by ear.
Some people just like to relax and sun themselves around the pool - our pools are in very scenic positions.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENTS
There is the possibility to do the following sports:
MOUNTAIN BIKING: We have 4 mountain bikes at ab. 10 euro per day.
TENNIS: There is a tennis court at 10 min. drive from the property - approx. Euro 15 per hour.
Horseback riding at our neighbours by reservation.
Hot air ballooning (their is a company nearby, reservations only).
Hiking or walking in which you may see the local wildlife in La Selva's own park
Fishing in our small lake.
VISIT OF THE CANTINA, by reservation only in the office of the Winery.
POLO CLUBS: There are two Polo clubs a very short distance from here (5 minutes away) that have games very often during the weekends and can be watched.
ARTISTIC EXHIBITIONS and concerts - June, July and August only.
There are many concerts and exhibitions in this area during the summer, and you may attend.
WATER PARK AND DISCOTECS -
Crocodile - Waterpark- three discotecs
(exit 1A highway (autostrada), casello Monte San Savino)
Via Colle, 44, Marciano della Chiana (AR)
HOT SPRINGS: Terme San Giovanni, Rapolano Terme (SI)
Hot spring pool, massage, mud treatments, inhalation treatments, etc.
Tel. 0577/724030 for appointment
There is a tennis court at 10 min. drive from the property - approx. Euro 15 per hour.
===== ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION =====
Ground floor: large living-room with fireplace leading on to a bright dining-room with access onto the garden, sitting-room with satellite TV, kitchen (2 ovens, freezer, dishwasher, orange squeezer, toaster, American coffee maker), 3 double bedrooms, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, 3 bathrooms with shower.
1st floor: 2 double bedrooms, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and access to an open gallery with 2 single beds (minimum height 1,50 m), twin-bedded room, 3 bathrooms with shower.
Outbuilding situated only 5 meters away from the main villa.
Ground floor: living-room with fireplace, dining area and kitchen corner (oven), large double bedroom (king-size bed) with ensuite bathroom with shower (washing-machine).
1st floor: double bedroom (without window), wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub.
This outbuilding provides a large terrace partially covered and equipped with barbecue.