Live in an Italian Medieval Village Overlooking the Sea(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
The geographical position makes Campiglia Marittima, located 300 metres above sea level, particularly privileged due to its proximity to the sea (8km) and the seaside resorts of St. Vincenzo, the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, Elbe, as well as Pisa, Florence and Siena.
There is a world famous thermal spa at the foot of the hill, on which Campiglia is situated. There are good connections via train and the superstrada, Via Aurelia, the old road to Rome which follows the lovely coastline. Main airports nearby are Pisa, Florence and Rome.
There are two excellent golf courses in the vicinity:
In the untouched Maremma area along the coast, you will find sand-dunes and tree lined beaches. You can relax, sunbathe, rent boats, or take a course in diving.
After a day spent by the sea you can enjoy the Italian night life with typical restaurants, with the genuine Maremma cuisine, and wine bars where you can taste the great wines of Tuscany. Local entertainment venues and events liven up the summer evenings with shows, celebrations and concerts.
The view from our windows is incredible. Since the apartment is situated above the village you will have a clear sight of the Mediterranean sea all the time.
On a clear day you can see the Island of Elbe and port of Piombino. Below, you can see other castles on hillsides and a church that is over 1000 years old.
The sunsets are amazing, each and every night. During the day you will be able to view the vineyards and olive tree groves. In the morning you will see the swallows circling the town riding on the warm air streams.
Throughout the entire day the apartment is cooled by sea breezes. The sounds you will hear come from the village and include hourly bells, rooster crows and some dog barks.
Right outside and up from the apartment is the highest point in the town.
Behind our apartment and visible from the windows is the castle ruins. The town completed the installation of a park around the ruins recently.
Twenty years ago with the help of my best friend we totally refurbished a dark, two bedroom, one bathroom into this beautiful home away from home.
It now has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms a redesigned open kitchen and eating area. We think it has the best views in the entire town - typical American competitiveness! See more details below.
Activities in Campiglia
During the high season the town stages events almost every night. They vary from dancing under the moonlight, to magic shows, clowns, dancers and musicians. The piazza is always filled with people at night, the restaurants full.
There is a community movie theater that projects movies outside the theater for the entire town a la Cinema Pardisio if that is to your liking.
Additionally there are 6 restaurants within the town walls each equivalent to restaurants in NYC. There is a small supermarket as well as individual food stores (meat, bakeries(2), vegetable mart, fish store etc. The town square has two competing cafes for you to choose. I often tell people that the most important choice of the day is one or two sugars.
All of the food is grown locally and delivered daily. Most towns people shop daily for meals rather than refrigerate. Try the local wine and olive oil - bellissimo!
There are three banks within the town with ATMs embedded in 1000 year old walls.
In the lower town of Venturina there are world class spa facilities including outdoor and indoor hot springs. Additionally there are other spa services such as massage, aromatherapy and holistic treatments.
Approximately five kilometers down the mountain and along the coast are some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. The beaches are part of the protected land reserve and are available to both. All the beaches are protected by a buffer of woods that provide shade on really hot days. You have a choice of town beaches (San Vincenzo) or park beaches such as Barratti. All the beaches provide bathroom, shower and food and concessions. Some also provide outstanding restaurants right on the beach. All the beaches provide parking, usually a short walk from the beach. The parking is inexpensive, but does fill up on weekends. Watch the beach times of the different national groups - early morning, Germans, Americans. Italians go afternoon and stay till sunset.
Campiglia is truly a medieval town that is closed to automobiles. The town streets are too narrow in any case. As such the town has a number of free public parking lots both in the upper and lower areas of the town.The nearest parking for the apartment is about 100 meters away and outside the walls. The town is very strict about parking so designated parking for visitors is a must.
The town is self-sufficient with police, fire and an ambulance corp. The town is a mix of farmers, young artists and mine workers. It is a satellite of Florence as many people from Florence spend their summers here, including the mayor of Florence.
To our knowledge we are the only American residents. We have been spending time here for twenty years now and have friends throughout the Town.
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Member since: 2011
- On floor 3
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms are full bathrooms wiht the
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Campiglia Marittima is a most beautiful medieval town on the Etruscan Coast. Perched on a hill, dominating the sea and the surrounding countryside, the town is at the heart of an area with old traditi...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking On Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Sofa Bed
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Mini Refrigerator
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Hot Tub:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jun 4 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Monday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
The rate is inclusive of linen, towels, use of appliances, utilities and initial cleaning. Damage protection insurance for US guests only, all others require a deposit of $300.00
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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We are on the Etruscan Coast. The coast is dotted by ruins, including an entire Etruscan town and mines. Additionally, we are near the Town of Populonia, a castle town located over the Bay of Barratti with beautiful views of the sea and the surrounding bay.
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: I am a management consultant that has been consulting to the banking industry globally for over 30 years. I am a dual national with roots in Israel and USA. Cindy is an American. We both fell in love with italy over 35 years ago and always dreamed of living here. Our children spent their summers in Campiglia and the experience was enlightening for them. We have just celebrated our 24th year in our home in Italy. As we approach our retirement and grandparent years we are planning to spend our time in California, New York and Campiglia.
Why the Owner Chose Campiglia Marittima LI, Italy:
My best friend showed us his house in Campiglia and both Cindy and I fell in love with this small hilltop town. We walked into the apartment one day and simply looked out the windows and knew this would be our home here in Italy. As we settled in we saw that this is a magical place with warm and friendly people who were willing to accept the Americans into their society. We in turn enjoy the daily pace of the town and its people. We walk a lot here and every time discover something new. The town has become our second home for our entire family.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The benefits are endless. Our apartment affords a year round view of the best of Tuscany. Living in Campiglia, is like living in the Renaissance. Most of the town has not changed in over a 1000 years. The food is fresh and delivered daily from the farms. The wine and olive oil are produced locally. The beaches are a ten minute drive from the town. There is a world class spa in the lower town of Venturina. The main benefit is that we can unplug our hectic lives within an hour of being in Italy. Everything slows down and you become one with the town, its people and nature.
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Kitchen and dining area. Table expands for eight.
Via Gori, our neighborhood
Entrance to our home.
View out to the living room
Looking forward to cooking
Guest bedroom - individual beds and views of the sea and countryside
Washing machine and dryer
Entertainment center in the living room
Both sides of the fireplace are lit and exhibit art
Looking out from the bedroom windows
Master bathroom done in Medieval motif
Looking up from the lower town. We are on the right at the top
Living room on a typical day
Nearby Barratti Beach and fishing village
View from the front of the home
Antique pots in the kitchen
Master bedroom on a typical day
Guest bathroom - shower
Another guest bedroom with two individual beds and views of the sea
Living room and writing nook
Tuscan landscape to the Sea
Master bedroom in Medieval style
One of the many open, free , national park beaches
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017
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