ED Refnr. 1507318
Apartment surrounded by Tuscany countryside and composed by a large living room, a furnished kitchen, two bedroom with private bathroom. A nice place for relax! From the apartment you can enjoy a stunning view on Chiana valley. The apartment is located among Siena, Arezzo and Perugia in a peaceful and quiet area. You Can relax during the whole stay. The apartment is located on the ground floor of the farmhouse "La Nora".
Located in a very strategic position, though, close to the most famous, wonderful and well known beauty of Crete Senesi and Val d’Orcia (Unesco heritage). Perfect if you need to rest from the city routine, if you love walking or biking in an amazing nature, or if you want to discover the astonishing Tuscany. In summer season, there are plenty of festival, feast and cultural exhibition in the villages and small town all around the area.
The farmhouse is in the heart of the Chiana Valley, the valley which takes its name from the River Chiana, an ancient Clanis. Despite the cliché of unhealthy and marshy area in fact the valley is fertile and populated since Etruscan times, as evidenced by the presence of big lucumonies (Arezzo, Cortona, Chiusi) and the urban settlements along the hillside often fortified (Lucignano, Foiano, Cortona, Monte San Savino). The precious Etruscan remains are still visible in the local museums (Cortona, Foiano, Chiusi) and major national and international museums. Even in Roman times the area is crossed by Cassia and then by Romea and Loreto, a vital road junction between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic coast and the north and south of the Peninsula. The Renaissance was an important era for the area that is enriched by beautiful buildings and art that can still be seen in all the surrounding towns, from the Della Robbia, Signorelli, Vasari. The drainage, thanks to Lorena, was planned to improvement of the valley, which also involves infrastructure and socio-economic aspects. Designed as corporate and operating centers, the "Leopoldine" becomes the typical expression of the building of the Valdichiana. "The Nora" is a typical example of "Leopoldina" that beyond the variants are characterized by a body with a square dovecote tower and porch with balcony superimposed in front. The type provided for the separation of living spaces (the first floor) than farm and animals (ground floor) which greatly improve the conditions of farmers and still remain a symbol of the agrarian culture of the land.
The guests can use the large living room, the kitchen and, of course, the garden outside. The farmhouse La Nora has two apartment so is possible that during your stay some part of the garden could be shared with the rest of the guests.
Starting next spring, will be available to guests, the products of Synergic garden that can be harvested and consumed on the spot: Synergistic gardening is a system of organic gardening, developed by Emilia Hazelip. The system is strongly influenced by permaculture. After establishing the garden, there is no further digging, ploughing or tilling, and no use of external inputs such as manures and other fertilizers, or pesticides. Soil health is maintained by the selection of plants, mulching, and recycling of plant residues.
Is possible organize breakfast, lunches and dinners on request. There are many itineraries in the area suitable for the mountain bike with different difficulty level. We are able to providing custom mountain bike and organize your tour on request.
At guests' disposal there is a large common room restored maintaining the original look as much as possible of the former barn. A perfect place for breakfast with homemade cakes where you will have the opportunity to savor during the stay Tuscan wine, lunches and dinners prepared with "0 km" products. Gluten-free menu and Vegetarian menu available as well.
The area is famous for Chianina, an Italian breed of cattle, formerly principally a draught breed, now raised mainly for beef. It is the largest and one of the oldest cattle breeds in the world. The famous "bistecca alla fiorentina" is produced from its meat. For information on artistic and cultural places of interest, please refer to the map marker.
The nearest train station is in Sinalunga, about 2 km from the apartment.
Be respectful with local pets.
Upon check-in, guests will have to pay on the spot 100 € as security deposit. Of course, if no damage, the deposit will be fully refunded on departure.