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Benissimo Apartment in Tuscany, Valdarno..Incredible Village

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Located in a wonderful medieval village south of Florence, this 3 bedroom apartment offers two generously sized bedrooms with queen beds and one nice sized bedroom with two twin beds. Newly restored with fireplace in the living room with all amenities, terrace, eat in kitchen, one bathroom all overlooking the town, the clocktower and the Tuscan hills. Wonderful restaurants within the village if you don't feel like cooking. Can travel two weeks to wonderful cities within an hour of this location. Terme baths (hot springs) nearby, Prada outlet shopping and more...

Centrally located, off the autostrada, 30 minutes south of Florence. Siena, Cortona, Arezza, Chianti, Montepulciano, Pienza all day trips from this wonderful apartment.

Rates vary on the season….. So much to enjoy. A must see….Ciuffenna River running through the town.

Keywords: Flat,Apartment,Condo, second floor

More Details

Property Manager
Victoria
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Victoria

We are a family of three who own this wonderful apartment and consider ourselves lucky to have found this unique and authentic area and village. We live in the northeastern part of the United States and love Italy. We also love to share our find. We have had no problems renting on the internet and don't expect this to change. Never had a complaint or concern. Welcome......be our guests...

Victoria purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Victoria chose Arezzo Province

We fell in love with this area but most importantly this village. It is not a place filled with Americans, it is truly Tuscan. Wonderful people who live in the village, near many other desirable places to go. The olive oil in this region is considered the best in the world. We consider it home.

What makes this apartment unique

We love to explore. Arezzo is within thirty minutes and the first Sunday of the month the town turns into an antique expo. We also have an antique expo in our town. A truly Tuscan experience where you can practice your Italian, but where there are English speaking people as well. Near many wonderful hill towns where one would want to explore. Swimming is available in the river running through this beautiful little village. A walk from the flat....a wonderful converted mill with restaurants and cooking classes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have traveled with and without kids all over Europe. This place is not only cozy and near so many great cities, but I could live here and never leave the village. A great place to bring kids. A wonderful, safe, authentic Tuscan experience. I am coming back for sure.
Oct 2016
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Amenities

Loro Ciuffenna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub with shower that can be placed above or removed for hand use. Bidet is also in bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Beautiful kitchen with all amenities. Outdoor space to enjoy meals. Wonderful 5 star restaurants in village to enjoy. A new city within an hour in each direction to last two weeks of vacation!! River runs through village to cool off in the summer!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Benissimo Apartment in Tuscany, Valdarno..Incredible Village
average rating of 4.818182 based on 14 reviews
5

This is the house you want!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Loro Ciuffenna several times, it's our favorite Tuscan town. We have stayed in different rental apartments there, but this one hands down is the best one! The house is in perfect condition, stocked with everything you need to have a dinner party, or grill out on the terrace! This house also has a bathtub, which is rare in Italy. If you want to have a trip with plenty of relaxation, this is the place you want to be. It's located close to Arezzo, another important Tuscan town older than the Roman Empire, it's Etruscan. The person that invented the musical scale, Guido Monaco, is from Arezzo. The Duomo (cathedral) has a Pope buried in the floor, you can see his casket through a glass oval window. The fortress has also been closed for the last 10 years and just re-opened with free entrance! The Petrarca Theatre has also re-opened after a few decades, the tickets are first come first serve and it is astoundingly beautiful. Luckily Arezzo is close enough to have a night on the town and then return to Loro Ciuffenna for some peace and quiet time. Florence is also near by, head towards Montevarchi for the Autostrada (A1). Florence is one of the most important cities in the renaissance period, with an endless amount of things to see and do. You will definitely be ready to come back to this house after being in Florence all day. This house is a great home base if you want to do some traveling and visit several little towns off the beaten path. It is what I consider Tuscany's best kept secret! If you just want to hang around Loro Ciuffenna, bring your swim suit and sun bathe down by the river that runs THROUGH THE TOWN!!! It's breath taking and you just need to see it to believe it. This town is outrageously gorgeous and it's understandable why ex-patriots are buying homes. If you enjoy massages and yoga in English, there is a young lady that will come to the house for private yoga lessons or massages, very highly recommended. You will never want to leave this house, the photographs on the website do not do it proper justice! We will continue to return and we will be back to this house. Best rental experience we've had in Italy.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We traveled throughout Italy staying in a combination of hotels and rental properties. This place was our favorite and the highlight of our trip. Planning a re-visit as soon as we can. A true gem. Many thanks for the memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alan, I was happy to help you find the places I love and I loved that you stayed in touch throughout your trip. I would be happy to help you plan another trip.... Come back.
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5

Nice retreat for exploring Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

A very nice and spacy appartment in the center of the charming village Loro Ciuffenna. The village is well located to explore Tuscany and perfect day trip distance from Sienna, Florence, Arezzo, Cortona etc. Car is a must, parking is no problem. The resturant Torrre next door next to the bell tower is well worth a visit!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas USA
5

Perfect place to stay in Tuscany!! We have stayed here 3 times and will come back again

  • 5 of 5

Close proximity to the surrounding Tuscan cities, this beautiful apartment is a perfect place to relax after a day of shopping, eating and taking in all the beauty that is Tuscany!

My wife and I have stayed here 2 times and most recently brought another couple, they enjoyed it as much as we did and will return. Great kitchen, bedrooms and patio. We have cooked up many an Italian feast in this kitchen...feels like home away from home! Perfect for a get-a-way with your spouse or a group of 3 couples. High recommend this place!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stumbled upon this gem nestled in the hills of Tuscany and were beyond happy to make it our home for a week. Our intention was to make it our home base while we traveled around the region but we found ourselves spending more time in Loro Ciuffenna as the town is utterly charming and the apartment is extremely tranquil and comfortable. A perfect spot for a romantic getaway, but also very easy to accommodate a family. The host is very accessible and quick to respond. One year later, I am wishing I was back! Bonus for shoppers, Prada Outlet is nearby.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missouri, USA
5

Fantastic Apartment, Wonderful location, Charming Owner

  • 5 of 5

The location is just as described, Loro Ciuffenna appears around a bend and over a bridge, close to any place in Tuscany, immerse yourself in the village for at least a day during your stay, greet each morning to the gradual wakening of a village, a few steps from your door, get fresh milk and breakfast pastries.....the apartment is even better than shown in the pictures, the bedrooms are very spacious and well appointed, the kitchen is huge, every room has natural light, the patio is a bonus for an European 2nd floor apartment, very large, the bathroom has a very nice tub/shower combination, plenty of hot water and good water pressure, the washer was very handy,..... wonderful, friendly neighbors and the owner is very helpful in making the arrangements......charming walks through town, families with young children, grandparents all gathering in the town center for the evening exchange of days adventures, very good local restaurants......everyone in my family group agreed the apartment was a great find, making our vacation that much more enjoyable......thanks for the pleasure of staying in your home! Hope to return soon. CIAO

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so easy to work with and always so grateful!! Thanks for the comments, the effect of the flat and the village are hard to depict in photos so I appreciate your description. Come back!! Thanks again!
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Map

Car: necessary

Can go to terme baths...natural mineral baths within 20 minutes. Prada outlet 20 minutes away along with Armani, Fendi Gucci, Loro Piana etc....30 minutes to Florene, 40 minutes to Sienna, 30 minutes to Arezzo

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Rates & Availability

Loro Ciuffenna Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Apr 16 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$152
$992
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$117
$758
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $116.66
Refundable damage deposit $116.66

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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