Panoramic views, two minute walk from local amenities, cultural explorations
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Lovely views from this apartment as long as you don’t have mobility issues; there are only stairs
We enjoyed it very much as we know and love Cetona and the surrounding area including all the amenities also on offer in Sarteano.
Fantastic property in a quiet development but within easy reach of the things you came to Italy for.
A lovely property with superb views. The area is quiet and we often had the pool to ourselves. All amenities walkable with great places to eat and drink. Seems unbothered by tourism unlike the larger towns and has a lovely slow pace. Close enough to visit bigger centres but by listening carefully to the marvellous Lucia far more interesting experiences can be found. Super place. We will be back.
Lovely spacious apartment in a great location
Had a great 1 week stay in this spacious apartment. The kitchen is well equipped and the accommodation is very comfortable. The views over the Tuscan countryside are stunning from the windows and balcony.
Absolutely loved the slow pace of life in the piazza just a 5 minute walk, where we tried all of the restaurants and can highly recommend them.
A great swimming pool too, that we used daily to cool down after our sightseeing trips out.
Lucia is a great host and explained everything in great detail and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for the welcome pack of fruit etc to get us started.
The apartment is in a great location to visit the many beautiful Tuscany villages. We even went to Rome for the day on the train and absolutely loved it.
As it was so hot during our stay we would have welcomed air conditioning but Lucia did advise us at the very start of the holiday to close the blinds once the sun was coming through.
Thank you Sophia for your communication. This was our first visit to southern Tuscany but it will not be our last.
We would recommend your apartment without hesitation.
Beautiful experience and highly recommended
This was without a doubt the most relaxing place we have ever stayed. We enjoyed the flat for a week at the beginning of our belated honeymoon and couldn’t have been happier with it. The rental is very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and the views are just stunning. So much so that we only dined out one night….couldn’t resist cooking fresh meals and relaxing on the kitchen deck with a few glasses of local wine. The photos do not do justice to the view, overlooking olive orchards, vineyards, and farmland. Amazing place to watch the summer storms roll through!
Sofia was great to work with from the beginning, very timely in her responses. The caretaker, Lucia, was lovely and helpful. The day before our scheduled arrival she emailed me to remind me that it was a national holiday and as such stores would be closed, and offered to pick up groceries for us! She provided us with great information regarding local amenities, such as the larger shopping center off the A1 that contained a large supermarket (well stocked) and a laundry. It was a lovely surprise that Lucia brought us plums from her garden, fixings for breakfast the next day, and ingredients to make an excellent pasta dinner.
Honestly, this place was just so perfect that we had to force ourselves to go out to explore the countryside. We can’t wait to stay here again. Thank you, Sofia and Lucia, for such a wonderful experience.
This was our third time staying at the beautiful La Madonna as we know we are assured to have a wonderful stay.
The apartment is very spacious offering a lovely cool environment in the summer but equally as comfortable in cooler months. The pool was the main draw for us and we were able to enjoy it in relative peace and quiet for the majority of our time there.
Lucia is a wonderful host who met us on arrival and left a bounty of fresh produce and pasta to ensure we had something to eat on our first night.
The apartment is situated within just a few minutes walk from a lovely pizzeria which I'd heartily recommend. Not much further is the town centre where there are a number of lovely restaurants and places to have an aperitivo.
We hope that this won't be our last time at La Madonna. We have found that every time, there have been more and more places to visit, and more and more delicious food to be sampled!
Recommend with caution
Our experience may be an anomoly however having an absent owner caused numerous challenges. The onsite caretaker (who had the key to the unit) was unbeknownst to the owner, out of town. Ultimately, we were able to reach the owner in England who stated "this has never been a problem before." We started to prepare to find a hotel until the situation could be resolved. The owner was able to reach the caretaker, who contacted the cleaning team who STARTED to clean the unit at the time we were to check in. I do need to acknowledge that the owner provided a nominal discount for our inconvenience. The cleaning team could not speak English so they asked the neighbor downstairs to interpret and provide us pertinent info on the unit. The neighbor was very helpful but we did feel we were putting her out. There is no internet access in the unit so you need to go down to one of two restaurants if you want to book tours, etc. The views are lovely, the kitchen and bathrooms are in good condition. The tile floors were quite stained which was a bit unexpected. Loved being able to walk to restaurants and the grocery store. Learn how to use an Italian coffee press beforehand as there is no traditional coffee pot. I would stay again only if the cost were reduced significantly.
Cetona is a beautifully preserved medieval hilltop town, strategically situated midway between Rome and Florence. It has fine views of Monte Cetona, is surrounded by pretty hills planted with cypresses and pine trees, and has a typically medieval, circular plan centred on the crest of a hill.
Recognised as one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Tuscany, Cetona has everything you need: restaurants, cafes, markets, grocery stores, interesting shops, and it's all on your doorstep. The tourist office is in the central square (the piazza) and offers maps of local hikes plus many suggestions of what the area offers.
Although a vacation in Cetona typically means rest and tranquillity in a picturesque landscape, in the last few decades the area has become fashionable for all kinds of tastes: culture, vineyards, thermal baths, footpaths, monasteries, sports, excellent food, cafeterias, and numerous festivals.