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Magical Villa in the Heart of Unspoiled Tuscan Hilltown

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Last updated: 03/29/2017

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

“Villa Chiana” is positioned inside the ancient city walls of Civitella, a Tuscan hill town dominated by a 13th century castle. The entrance to “Casa Chiana” faces the castle, and the back looks out many miles over the Chiana Valley towards Cortona.

The living room has spectacular views, opening out onto a large stone terrace and flower garden. The ground floor also includes a studio/bedroom, spacious dining area, bathroom, a double living room with fireplace and piano, and a glass enclosed veranda with direct access to the terrace garden, which acts as an additional living/dining room. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. One of the bedrooms is also set up as a study. All of the bedrooms have comfortable double beds.

The house is fully equipped for elegant family living, including wi-fi, and can accommodate a maximum of eight adults. Many of the furnishings are sturdy 19th-century antiques, and books for all tastes abound. The kitchen is equipped with new appliances, including a dishwasher and washing machine.

Civitella has a lively local life, with two restaurants, hairdressers, a mom and pop grocery store with fresh bread every morning, and antiques shop. Swimming pools, spas, tennis courts and horse back riding are all available nearby.

“Villa Chiana” is an ideal base to experience the essence of Italy, protected from tourist crowds, yet easily accessible to all of the treasures of Tuscany being only a twenty minute drive to Arezzo, forty minutes to Siena, and an hour to Florence. Within a 35 minute drive you can reach Montepulciano, Cortona and wonderful places like the outdoor thermal baths of Rapolano which date to Roman times to discount outlets for Italian fashion.

Keywords: luxury, villa, castle, family, Tuscan village, terrace garden with panoramic views
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Several english channels available such as CNN, Fox News etc. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    We provide guests with an Italian cell phone which means they can receive all incoming calls for free and there is a pay as you go plan to make outgoing calls. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Civitella is a pedestrian town in order to help maintain the town's tranquility. Cars are able to drive through to drop off groceries etc. but the car is should be parked right outside of the medieval town walls. It is a 1 minute walk from the parking area to the house entrance (We will send a picture of the parking lot in relation to the house to illustrate exact distance). ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    There is excellent quality wifi service throughout the house and garden. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils:

    We love to cook and the villa is fully equipped with a range of pots and pans, blenders, toaster, coffee and italian espresso maker and so forth! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $544.74
  • Taxes Not included


Utilities are calculated separately and paid in cash by guests.

Guest also have to pay a EUR 70 final cleaning fee in cash which goes directly to the cleaning lady.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Car: Necessary

In addition to sports activities and sightseeing, our guests in the past have often gone to wine and olive oil tasting tours. The villa in right in the Chiana valley, where a number of Italian wines comes from, including Chianti.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1945

About the owner: We are a family of historians based between London, New York and Florence. My father was born and raised in Civitella, and we are always happy to share the history of the town and surrounding areas with all of our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Civitella In Val di Chiana AR, Italy:
Villa Chiana is a family home which we have had now for 4 generations.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
All the of the bedrooms, living room, and garden have extraordinary views of the Chiana valley. The house is beautifully furnished with antiques, an enormous book collection, and a 19th century piano. The house is very special in that it is situated in small village, where you get to really experience authentic Tuscan life. You will get to know all of the locals who are very friendly and have access to excellent restaurants and produce without any of the tourist crowds.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Terrace garden view

    Terrace garden view

  • Entrance into the house

    Entrance into the house

  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, washing machine and drier

    Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, washing machine and drier

  • Veranda that faces garden and connects to kitchen; table seats up to 10

    Veranda that faces garden and connects to kitchen; table seats up to 10

  • Staircase that brings you to the 4 bedrooms

    Staircase that brings you to the 4 bedrooms

  • Rose room

    Rose room

  • Second terrace which is accessed from bedroom. Views of Tuscan hills

    Second terrace which is accessed from bedroom. Views of Tuscan hills

  • Living room with fireplace

    Living room with fireplace

  • Single bedroom on ground floor with views

    Single bedroom on ground floor with views

  • castle behind the house

    castle behind the house

  • Terrace with 15 century castle in the background

    Terrace with 15 century castle in the background

  • Bedroom with four sets of windows all with views

    Bedroom with four sets of windows all with views

  • yellow room

    yellow room

  • Garden view

    Garden view

  • View of the house from the garden

    View of the house from the garden

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, May 12, 2017

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