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Luxurious Historic 12th C. Villa with Central Air Near Florence & San Gimignano

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Taste local wines, vinegars and honey at one of our nearby castles.Life is good!

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Last updated: 08/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Alina: A Tuscan Villa

Instagram: casa_alina


Terracotta laden 12th century villa in the ancient village of Saint Vito of Ortimino, is just six kilometers from the town of Montespertoli; in an unspoiled, laid-back region of the Chianti countryside. Seasonal festivals celebrating the local truffles, the grape harvest and fresh pressed olive oil are magnificent to experience. Renaissance Florence, just 35 kilometers northeast, is available by scheduled buses; or short drives while nearby hill towns include Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo and Vinci.

This charming, completely restored sacristy with its landscaped fauna and rose gardens, part of a larger borgo is in a secure gated community which lies on top of a beautiful Tuscan hillside, with sweeping panoramic views of this exquisite countryside dotted with olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. A hill top walk surrounding the submerged valley before stopping at the Panchetti bakery for a warm loaf of bread is a must!

The inviting first floor living area with its hewn post and beam construction is nicely decorated with warm colors that reflect the local landscape, comfortable modern furniture and a sculpted stone fireplace. Satellite TV offers world wide coverage and films in multiple languages. The gourmet eat-in kitchen with its hand-crafted walnut cabinetry, travertine countertops, high-tech stainless appliances and professional cookery encourage all epicureans and not to try a hand at Tuscan cooking. How can you resist the smell of the fresh basil, rosemary and sage that emanate from the garden? The antique communal harvest table will draw in your guests…Mangia, anyone?

On the second floor, Casa Alina offers two spacious antiquated and bedrooms featuring hand-forged iron beds and new, luxurious king/queen sized bedding with pressed hotel style linens. A comfortable pull-out couch in the living area can accommodate a fifth guest. A third bedroom is on the third floor has a double bed. You are sure to get a great night’s rest after a tough day in one of the most beautiful places on earth---

Casa Alina caters to an American and Canadien clientele. We know what you want in a beautiful rental. Casa Alina delivers. We have Wi-Fi, CNN, central air, modern appliances and screens on all doors and windows.

Are you ready for a truly memorable vacation?




Keywords: apartment, house, villetta, flat, bungalow, property, accommodations for 4

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Central Air Climate Controlled Heat Refrigerator Washing machine Dryer Stove Range Microwave Dish Washer Espresso/Cappuccino maker American Coffee Maker Coffee Grinder TV with SAT TV Phone for Local Calls Hair Dryer US Outlets in Every Room (This means that you can bring plug in your cell phone, lap top, etc.) DVD ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Amazing views of vineyards, olive groves and hill tops. Tuscany is amazing!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Additonal cost from October 15-April 15...moreless

  • Internet:

    WI-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Freshly pressed, luxurious hotel style linens...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On site parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Casa Alina offers freshly prepared four course meals delievered straight to the table. Menu based on seasonal produce,etc. Fresh and local products used at all times. Dietary restrictions can be accomodated with advance notice. Breakfast baskets also available. In villa cooking lessons....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Casa Alina offers Laura's catering - freshly prepared four course meals with wine pairings and dessert...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Premium
Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$150
$1,100
Low Season
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$100
$695
Mid Season
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$125
$895
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600

Notes:

Additional nights can be purchased at $240 per night


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Pisa

Car: Recommended

Wine Tasting, Olive Oil tasting, Tuscan Cooking Lessons, Medieval Festivals, Garden Tours, 50 minutes to the Mediterranean Sea

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Kimberly and Alessio Pucci are the owners of Casa Alina, a villa in a restored hamlet that they purchased after living in the heart of Renaissance Florence for more than ten years. The couple was looking for a quiet place in the unspoiled Tuscan countryside to raise a family that was within a short drive to Florence. Kimberly, an American, studied in Florence and then began her career in the Italian jewelry business as a buyer for the Piccini family on the Ponte Vecchio. Alessio, a Tuscan native, earned a double Phd. at the University of Pisa in Structural Engineering and Architecture. Casa Alina is named after the couple's first child, Alina, who was born in Florence in 2004. They have since moved to Rhode Island where Kimberly works in luxury goods. Alessio is a partner at Paul Weber, an architectural firm in Newport. The family welcomed a new baby, Niccolo', in the Fall of 2009. Casa Alina has become their retreat from their hectic lives in the US!

Why the Owner Chose Montespertoli, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy:
Rolling hills dotted with cypress trees, walks in the vineyards, our olive groves...a great location with fabulous wine and amazing food! Need we say more?

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Casa Alina is truly a magnificent place to use as a base for your Tuscan vacation. We guarantee our accommodations as our family takes care of the property and greets you upon your arrival! We have left our home as a home NOT as a rental property. Therefore, you will find everything that you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Pack your bags and book at week (or two) at Casa Alina. You are sure to be pleased!


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

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Photos

  • Taste local wines, vinegars and honey at one of our nearby castles.Life is good!

    Taste local wines, vinegars and honey at one of our nearby castles.Life is good!

  • Take a seat. Enjoy the bliss of Casa Alina's incredible vistas of the vineyards.

    Take a seat. Enjoy the bliss of Casa Alina's incredible vistas of the vineyards.

  • The Queen Room with luxurious bedding and post and beam ceilings.

    The Queen Room with luxurious bedding and post and beam ceilings.

  • Catch of the news or enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace. Slow it down...

    Catch of the news or enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace. Slow it down...

  • Wine(d) down! We are in the unspoiled Chianti wine country!

    Wine(d) down! We are in the unspoiled Chianti wine country!

  • Laura's Classic Tuscan Eggplant Parmesan. Did you know we offer catered meals?

    Laura's Classic Tuscan Eggplant Parmesan. Did you know we offer catered meals?

  • The Infamous Bistecca Fiorentina. What would a stay in Tuscany be without it?

    The Infamous Bistecca Fiorentina. What would a stay in Tuscany be without it?

  • Market Day in Monetspertoli! 
Farm to table takes on new meaning!

    Market Day in Monetspertoli! Farm to table takes on new meaning!

  • Climb the Torre Grossa in Medieval San Gimignano. The views are breathtaking!

    Climb the Torre Grossa in Medieval San Gimignano. The views are breathtaking!

  • Campo Santo in Pisa. Climb the Leaning Tower for a once in a lifetime experience

    Campo Santo in Pisa. Climb the Leaning Tower for a once in a lifetime experience

  • Our eat-in gourmet kitchen with chestnut cabinets, travertine and old farm table

    Our eat-in gourmet kitchen with chestnut cabinets, travertine and old farm table

  • Girl's Wine Week At Casa Alina With Laura's Freshly Prepared Tuscan Meals!A Win!

    Girl's Wine Week At Casa Alina With Laura's Freshly Prepared Tuscan Meals!A Win!

  • Casa Alina is situated in a restored 12th c.hamlet, once owned by the Vatican.

    Casa Alina is situated in a restored 12th c.hamlet, once owned by the Vatican.

  • The King Room with romantic decor, luxurious linens and restored antiques.

    The King Room with romantic decor, luxurious linens and restored antiques.

  • The quaint Prince room has a double bed, Nonna's rocking chair and antiques.

    The quaint Prince room has a double bed, Nonna's rocking chair and antiques.

  • Our two bathrooms have English style fixtures and beautiful Italian ceramic tile

    Our two bathrooms have English style fixtures and beautiful Italian ceramic tile

  • Just a quick ride into our quaint town, 5km to shops, bakeries, castles & wine!

    Just a quick ride into our quaint town, 5km to shops, bakeries, castles & wine!

  • We love to share our favorite spots with our guests. Ask us where we go to taste

    We love to share our favorite spots with our guests. Ask us where we go to taste

  • The Loop. A rigorous 3mi Tuscan Hill workout. Grape stops and tasting allowed!

    The Loop. A rigorous 3mi Tuscan Hill workout. Grape stops and tasting allowed!

  • The Pucci Family: Alessio, Kimberly, Alina & Niccolo. We love Florence!

    The Pucci Family: Alessio, Kimberly, Alina & Niccolo. We love Florence!

  • Florence by day! Florence by night! You will never be disappointed with our city

    Florence by day! Florence by night! You will never be disappointed with our city

  • Brunilleschi.Medici. Leonardo. Michelangelo. Renaissance Florence is a must!

    Brunilleschi.Medici. Leonardo. Michelangelo. Renaissance Florence is a must!

  • Day Trip. The Cinque Terre & Portovenere, the best of the Mediterranean!

    Day Trip. The Cinque Terre & Portovenere, the best of the Mediterranean!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 21, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Montespertoli, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy #293357

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