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Casa Colonica in the Val Di Chiana Ideal for Family Holidays

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Last updated: 02/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Set in the unspoilt Val Di Chiana, just eight kilometers south of the Historic City of Arezzo and 15 kilometers from Cortona, deep in Piero Della Francesca country, in the land steeped in history, architecture, art and legend, famous for it’s wine, olive oil and food, you will find the treasure that is Il Pero. This magnificent, historically 'listed', example of Leopaldina architecture has been lovingly restored to its former glory with elegant simplicity.

The Taxis family bought this house in 2002 and have made it their goal to restore this property into a home to be shared with others that love all that is Tuscany.

We have a variety of accommodation options available from apartments for two, up to family apartment for 6, two are intergrated into the house, with the two smaller ones located in the grounds.

This is an ideal location for family groups. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the large swimming pool, and the extensive gardens where our smaller guests can enjoy space and parents can relax in the knowledge that they are safe.

Enjoy eating ‘al fresco’, relax by the pool, rest under a tree in dappled shade with a book, but most of all to take in the tranquillity this perfect location offers.

Decorated to please and relax our guests in light elegance, with cotto floors and original menzane ceilings on the lower floors and wooden floorboards upstairs, with the same original exposed cotto menzane ceiling tiles and wooden beams.

We believe that our guests need to ‘looked-after’ and to this end we offer services to take the complication out of their stay. Breakfast, lunch, and evening meals can be prepared on request. Barbecue by the pool, both cooked and served by us or self catered - what ever takes your fancy. Restaurant reservations can be made. Also for larger parties dinner can be served in our banqueting hall.

In short nothing is too much trouble, our guests take priority whilst they are staying here, and we will do everything possible to ensure that time spent here is their most enjoyable moment, to be remembered for a life time.

Of course as we are located in the perfect position for exploring the rest of Tuscany, we can send you in the right direction if you want inspiration, or just get in the car, or onto one of our mountain bikes, take a map and explore!

Keywords: Guest Cottages, self catering, holiday accommodation, child friendly,


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/09/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum ages for principal renter is 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 3


  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • King size beds (1) One kingsize bed in the master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two single beds on one level and two further single beds on a mezzanine., Baby Cribs (2) Cots and high chairs are available for our little guests. there is no extra charge for the use of these items....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Rural location with 360° views over the valley and the surrounding hills, large gardens private to the house, ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    child's high chair available on request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating:

    Gas central heating in the apartments is included in the price of the rental....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    for guests staying for more than one week all linens and towels are changed once each week. Interim changes are possible on request at a charge of 10Euro per pserson....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Both house towels and pool towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine in each apartment. Washing detergent is supplied....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    In this apartment but not in the grounds of the house....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    On request only....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Each apartment has its own gazebo/pergola outside the entrance door, making a lovely 'al fresco' dining area, an additional private space to the already spacious living area of the cottage....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is private to the house, but is shared by our guests. We have bbq facilities by the pool and a pool house with covered terrace for those who wish to stay out of the sun but still wish to relax by the pool....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,736 $6,249
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $216.99
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until confirmation of booking.

Damage protection repayment one week after check out by bank transfer, minus expenses of replacements made to damaged property and bank charges.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/09/2017
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101 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci, Florence, FI, Italia
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 autostrada del sole
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Le Capanne
142 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Small Aircraft Flights, Accompanied Visits to Wine Cantinas and Producers of Olive Oil, Wine tasting, Preplanned, tailor-made itinerary touring programmes available to guests,

New to our programme are Iconography corses which can be prebooked in summer months for groups of 4 or more adults. (18 and over) for more information on this please ask.

We also can organise painting stays and photographic courses with proffessionals in their fields; again, for further information on these, just ask.

Not forgetting that Tuscan cooking experience, either here on the premises or in professional hotel kitchens... just ask!!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We are the Taxis Family, owners of Il Pero. We are always here and always on hand to help our guests so that they can enjoy their holiday even more than they thought they would! We are ready with advice and help on places to go, things to see.. or even just to light the BBQ. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Why the Owner Chose Arezzo City, Arezzo, Italy:
We chose to buy in the Arezzo area because the house wanted us. The area is beautiful and has everything one could ever want right on the doorstep. this area of Tuscany is enchanting, once you have been here you will see why we will never leave... and you'll wnat to come back for more!

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The most important asset of our home is it's peace and tranquility, the fact that we are located in a rural setting with miles and miles of countryside to look at, whilst actually being very close to civilization. All our guests find that the fact that we are also resident here most helpful as there is never a problem with communication and the benefit that we can give so much advice... Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions of Italy and there is so much to see and so much can be missed out on if you don't know what's out there. We make sure you don't miss the best bits.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/09/2017

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  • Relax and watch the sun go down...

    Relax and watch the sun go down...

  • try out that tuscan cooking you have been dreaming about!

    try out that tuscan cooking you have been dreaming about!

  • Come on in the water's perfect!

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  • La Torre suite, perfect hideaway for two.

    La Torre suite, perfect hideaway for two.

VRBO #77152

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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