Farmhouse in Castiglion Fiorentino, Nr. Cortona, Tuscany, Italy - Quiet, Secluded Location, Close To All Amenities
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Lovely Tuscan Home
My husband and I spent our 30th wedding anniversary in Tuscany. This home is historic and magnificent, extremely clean with a large well equipped kitchen. It was within a short driving distance from several beautiful walled cities, we visited Castiglion Fiorentino, Cortona and Siena. Although there was only two of us we stayed in the two bedroom unit, plenty of room for another couple or children. They have a large kitchen, dining room and seating area. No television but a VCR with videos. We had an iPad and were able to download shows and movies to watch at our convenience. Barbara and John are amazing hosts and take so much pride in their home. They provided a welcome package that included coffee, milk, tea, fruit, fresh flowers and herbs. We will return someday.
Beautiful setting, gracious hosts, well stocked kitchen, proximate to services and for day trips..
Very comfortable stay!
Beautiful villa in scenic surroundings
Spent two weeks at this beautiful historic place. Well equipped and well functioning villa had everything we needed. Really spacious and more than enough for five persons.
The kitchen had everything needed for making home cooked meals.
The pool area was very nice and we had it all to ourselves. The pool was cleaned every morning and there were quality sun beds for all of us. From the pool area there was a beautiful view over the hills.
Our host Barbara was absolutely fantastic. Very helpful and always ready to give advice. Barbara really knows how to be reachable without being intrusive.
We would love to come back.
We spent a week at Barbara's beautiful villa at the end of June.The house is spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. The outside space is gorgeous and we spent lots of time in the lovely pool which had great views.
The location is great, train station is five minutes drive and we visited Florence by train. We drove to Arezzo and Cortona, both close by and lovely. Castiglion Fiorentino is also a lovely town to visit.
Barbara was so helpful and we got lots if great advice from her about our day trips, restaurants and local information.
A wonderful villa in a lovely location, I can highly recommend it.
A perfect place to rest and unwind.
We absolutely loved our stay and from the moment we arrived Barbara and John could not have been more helpful. The house and gardens are fantastic set in acres of olive groves where you can walk freely. Being a keen photographer I was able to take lots of fabulous images of the local countryside and got some amazing shots of rare butterflies. My partner sat and painted the views from our villa with a glass of wine for company.
The local train station was a bonus enabling us to visit Florence and Arezzo and the care got us to Sienna and other local villages. We could have happily stayed much longer and were sad to leave this fabulous place.Hopefully we will make a return visit in the future. Thank you Barbara and John for being such attentive hosts.
Enjoying early fall in Tuscany
Our 9 day stay at John Singleton's villa near Castiglion Fiorentino came at the perfect time during our 42 day trip through France and Italy. It bookended our prior 3 day stay in Florence and our upcoming 9 day stay in Rome. The peaceful countryside surrounding the villa was a welcoming contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city and its nearness to many interesting hill towns and other nearby attractions (Lake Trasimeno) made it a great jumping off place for short road trips. It was especially nice to come home to after visiting one or another of the hill towns and to take a short afternoon nap before opening a bottle of local wine and enjoying the dimming of the day and the beginning of evening in the fall in this beautiful part of Tuscany.
Being in eastern Tuscany, we are 2 hours drive to the sea, but Lake Trasimeno with its beaches, water sports, boat trips and historic towns and markets, is 30 minutes away by car or 20 minutes by train (Castiglione del Lago).
The nearest airport is Perugia (45-60 minutes drive). Ryanair flies there 4 times a week. Meridiana flies to Florence (1 hour drive). Ryanair and EasyJet have regular flights to Rome Ciampino (2 hours drive or train/bus), Pisa (2 hours drive or train), Bologna and others. Jet2 flies to Pisa.
There are well stocked local shops which are open late, and there are supermarkets in Castiglion Fiorentino, 5 minutes drive away. The ancient and wonderful Cortona with its unbelievable views and typical Tuscan restaurants, and Arezzo with designer shops on one hand and medieval arts and Roman amphitheatre on the other, are 15 and 20 minutes away respectively. Siena is a 1 hour drive away and Florence is 1 hour by car or train. We are 20 minutes from the main north/south A1 autostrada.
Tuscany has very strict planning controls and protects its heritage. Its many historic towns and treasures must be experienced. The local outdoor markets are marvellous and there are banks and supermarkets in the local towns. The market in Castiglion is on a Friday. Arezzo has a famous monthly antique market (first Sunday of the month and preceeding Saturday). The wine growing areas of Chianti to the North, and the area producing the Brunello and Vino Nobile (Montalcino and Montepulciano) to the South, can all be reached within 1 hour. Highly recommended. The owners will give you all details you require.