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Last updated: 09/06/2012

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

My name is Vittoria and I'm the owner of Lo Spicchio, a historical estate of my family, a property of 100 hectares, surrounded by my vineyards, my fields of wheat, my woods, in one part of the Tuscan countryside famous, very famous, not only for the Etruscan, roman, renaissance art, but also for its typical gastronomy. The estate is along the “Strada del vino Terre di Arezzo” because I produce a good red wine “ Chianti dei Colli di Arezzo”.
Lo Spicchio is located less 9 km. from Arezzo in the “Parco Naturale di Ponte Buriano” (Monalisa natural Park) so the nature of our countryside is perfect, the hills are uncontaminated and we can enjoy nature's sounds.
The location of Lo Spicchio works really well for my guests not only because it offers a perfect environment for a relaxing holiday, but also because it is close to art towns such as Arezzo, Cortona, Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Perugia, Assisi, Pienza, Anghiari.....
The main house, CASA VITTORIA, where I live with my husband Franco, is one km. from Ponte Buriano, the famous bridge on the Arno river, featured in the Monalisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The house, dating from the beginning of 1600 was a monastery “Ospitium”of Camaldolesi Monks who welcomed the poor pilgrims going to Camaldoli and La Verna (St. Francesco) two famous spiritual places not far from Lo Spicchio.
The house is built entirely of stone and over the centuries nothing has changed in the interior or exterior. I receive my guests in the main house where, on request,I can prepare for them aperitifs or dinners in my frescoed living room.
It is possible to have cooking classes in my old kitchen for one or more guests and to prepare together Tuscan dishes that are always a big success.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Television

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

General

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate
2 night min stay
$140
$980 $4,200
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Location

60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Arezzo
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Castelluccio

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1890

About: I'm a retired professor of secondary school and Università Bocconi in Milano. All my life I worked on my family's property, Lo Spicchio, with my father and my brother. They where both engineers with the ancient passion for agriculture, as too was our grandfather and our great grandfather. We had many farmers working for us but, when it was necessary, we not only run but also we worked in the cellar and in the vineyards. I studied at the University of Florence, one of the best in Italy for classic studies. After my marriage, I lived in Milano, in the North of Italy, and it was not easy for me to reconcile my love for the country with my husband, my children and my work. Franco was a Doctor, specialist in cardiology, always very busy, but when we two were retired we came back to Tuscany to live in the country, at Lo Spicchio: the children are gone now and they live in Milano with their families. Now I continue with my husband the tradition of my family and we are very busy with the vineyards because I produce a red wine, Chianti dei Colli di Arezzo,wheat,and virgin olive oil. We are expert in pruning vineyards, olive groves, fruit trees, and I take extra special care of my garden famous for the roses. I'm very proud of my graduation in “ Tuscan cooking” that allows me to prepare many different dishes,both typically Tuscan and old family recipes,during cooking classes with my guests. I take care of my guests arriving from Europe, the States, and Canada. I receive them in my home for a friendly welcome aperitif and they are always very satisfied because I help them to organize their visits in our valleys, to discover the most beautiful villages, rich in art and landscape and I suggest many places to go shopping and the best restaurants or “Osteria” everywhere. Many couples choose to come for their honeymoon whilst others come for their anniversary and I prepare wonderful parties for them and their friends.

Why Arezzo City, Arezzo, Italy:
It was a property of my family


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Speaks: english

 

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VRBO #435450

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/06/2012

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