Cottages 2-6 People for Rent in Charming Medieval Village(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cozy cottages situated on the remains of the castle walls
The stone cottages have been renovated respecting their original look and decorated with family furniture which gives a feeling of coziness and warmth. Available for guests, free wifi in all the indoor and outdoor areas and private parking within the estate or in a nearby area.
Three cottages available:
This pretty and bright cottage opens onto the grounds of the Castle.
A rustic short antique stone staircase leads up to the living/dining room area with comfortable seating and a wood table for 6 people.
The equipped kitchen is next to it (gas burners, electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator and washing machine etc.). On the same floor, there is a bathroom with shower.
The two bedrooms, one double and one triple, are large and comfortable. From the master bedroom you can access a tiny, charming reading spot, with window overlooking the countryside
Beautiful views from the windows of the tiled roofs of Porciano and the Casentino valley.
Outdoors a table for six, chairs and deck chairs are set up for your enjoyment directly opposite the castle and its garden.
Small and comfortable apartment at ground level, cool in the summer and very pleasant.
It is located in the higher part of the village near the Castle. The entrance is in common with Casa Teresa which is one floor up. Casa Martina and Casa Teresa may be rented together as an excellent solution for two couples who wish to have their privacy.
The apartment is composed of a large living/dining area with wooden table for 4 people, corner fireplace and comfortable seating. The fitted country-style kitchen is equipped with gas burners, electric oven, fridge, microwave oven . Washing machine available in the apartment.
The large bedroom sleeps two with possibility of a third bed; view from the window on one of the quaint Porciano stone-paved walkways.
The small bathroom with large comfortable shower offers a view on the valley from its tiny window.
In front of the house is a small terrace with table and chairs along one of the footpaths of the village.
As the apartment is on the ground level, for safety the windows have wrought-iron grating.
Walk up the old stone staircase from the main entrance in common with Casa Martina. This small and romantic apartment is composed of living room with corner fireplace, couch and comfortable seats plus a table for 4 people. The couch is a small single bed. The adjoining kitchenette has gas burners, electric oven, fridge and microwave etc. A washing machine is available for guests in another building of the estate.
The bedroom which sleeps two has an en suite bathroom with shower. Lovely sweeping views of the countryside over the tiled roofs of the village.
Tiny private garden on the side of the house with table, chairs and deck chairs, right below the remains of the ancient castle walls.
- 60 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- All bathrooms have sink, shower, toilet, bidet
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Final cleaning fee $52.90
Cancellation Policy: guests will receive: a full refund if they cancel at least two weeks before the start of the holiday; a 50% refund if they cancel up to 1 week before the start of the holiday; no refund if they cancel within 1 week of the start of the holiday.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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The Casentino is the first valley formed by the Arno river; a land of natural beauty, ancient country churches, castles and sanctuaries. Surrounded by the peace of the Casentino Forest National Park, you will explore a hidden and still undiscovered corner of the Tuscan countryside, away from the standard and usual tourist routes and destinations.
Many small hill towns, known for their beauty and history, are very close to each other like Poppi, Bibbiena, Anghiari and many others.
Florence and Arezzo are only just over one hour away. Siena and Cortona are lovely day trips from Porciano.
The Casentino is an area which maintains the appeal of a lesser-known Tuscany where the sense of tradition is still strong. The wish of its inhabitants of not loosing their bond with past history is felt everywhere.
Year Purchased: 1800
About: My name is Martha Specht Corsi and I am the daughter of George and Flaminia Specht, who restored and brought back to life the Castle of Porciano. Throughout the years we organized many cultural events in Porciano to attract quality tourism to the Casentino Valley. I have hosted lectures, seminars, concerts, Dante readings, as well as theater productions. These events are held in Dante’s Hall or on the lovely grounds in front of the Castle. I am fascinated with the history of everyday life of the past centuries and the survival of forgotten arts and crafts. I have particular interest in hosting groups of artists, writers, journalists or history and art buffs in Porciano. It is possible to organize lectures by university professors and experts in various fields. For many years I have given lectures at Studio Art Centers International in Florence on Tuscan traditions related to food and the history of cooking. I have written The SACI Cookbook. Every year I invite to Porciano groups of American students from Harding University in Florence. On these special occasions they experience the “real” untouristy Tuscany of small towns and castles, ancient monasteries and country churches and enjoy the flavour of old local recipes. The magic of this place and its beauty in all seasons have inspired me to share it with others interested in charming places off the beaten track. Come and enjoy the Real, Traditional Tuscan Hospitality!
Why Stia, Arezzo, Italy:
The Borgo del Castello di Porciano offers the peace and hospitality of the upper valley of the Arno River, Casentino. An excellent location for day trips to Florence, Arezzo, La Verna and beyond or spending time in a relaxing setting . The village stands at 600 meters above sea level, and is only one mile away (1.5 km) from the local town of Stia. Stia is a lovely small town built where the Arno and Staggia rivers meet. The Romanesque church in the square surrounded by archways is one of the most beautiful pievi (parish churches) of the Casentino. In the summer you will be able to enjoy the park along the river where you can sun yourself, wade or swim in the clear waters of the Arno river. The sources of the Arno are very near Stia so the water is still clean and pure. In the mountains around Stia and Porciano the National Park Reserve known as the Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi offers a number of hiking trails and walks.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Beautiful vistas, quiet, comfortable and private. We speak English and Italian and can provide our customers with all the assistence and advices they might need in order to make their stay as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We are able to offer our guests several kinds of courses and activities to complete a unique and unforgettable travel experience: Italian language courses, cooking classes, guided tours, guided excursions in the Casentino Forests National Park, horseback riding nearby, wine and food tastings, ayurveda massages, art history and history lectures and much more. All our courses, activities and lectures are held by qualified instructors and lecturers. A lovely golf course is only 20 minutes away, very near the hilltown of Poppi.
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Porciano castle and village
Cottages overlooking the valley
Winter in Porciano
Casa Scaletta, living/dining room
Casa Scaletta, kitchen
Casa Scaletta, double bedroom
Casa Scaletta, bathroom
Casa Martina, kitchen
Casa Martina, bedroom
Casa Teresa, living and dining room
Casa Teresa, bedroom
Aerial view, village of Porciano
Winter in Porciano
Casa Scaletta, living/dining room
Casa Scaletta, master bedroom
Casa Scaletta, bathroom
Casa Scaletta, relax corner
Porciano, stone paved walkways
Casa Martina, dining/living area
Casa Martina, bathroom
Casa Teresa, kitchenette
Casa Teresa, bathroom
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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