Unit Description: The villa of 210 m2 is nicely furnished, very spacious and comfortable:
ON THE GROUND FLOOR: A living room with two sofas (one is a queen size sofa bed) and two armchairs, provided with satellite TV, video and DVD player, PlayStation2 and Internet ADSL. A large kitchen/dining area for up to 12 persons, equipped with refrigerator, freezer, oven, dishwasher and four-burner stove (methane gas); direct access to a patio furnished with tables and chairs for dining outdoors. Also on this floor is a double bedroom with a bathroom with a shower and washing machine.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR: The hallway leads to three double bedrooms and one bedroom with bunk bed, where it is possible to add an extra bed ( free of charge). There is a bathroom with a bathtub, and a bathroom with a shower and a terrace with a panoramic view.
Entertainment: DVD, Satellite Or Cable, Tv, Video Player ,Play Station INTERNET HIGH-SPEED. Washing-machine, ironing-board and iron, toaster, mixer, hairdryer, coffee machine.
Overall Property Description: The beautiful Villino Loro stands in a panoramic and quiet position on the slopes of Pratomagno in the heart of the Upper Arno Valley, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and offering a spectacular view of the valley. Nearby, the ancient Via dei Setteponti curls along a hilly and panoramic route dotted with many small towns rich with history, Roman churches, and medieval hamlets.
Its favorable position in the central area of Tuscany makes it easy to reach the principle Tuscan art cities like Florence (50 km), Siena (60 km), Arezzo (30 km) and Pisa (120 km), both by car and train, as the railway station is only 10 km from Villino Loro.
About two kilometers away is the village of Loro Ciuffenna, where many characteristics of this ancient medieval hamlet have been preserved – like the PIEVE DI SAN PIETRO A GROPINA, an 8th century AD Roman parish church – and where visitors can find typical restaurants and shops, supermarkets, bars, banks and a pharmacy.
The unpaved road leading to Villino Loro is reserved exclusively to guests and the entry to the villa is provided with an automatic gate.
The villa is immersed in a charming garden of approximately 1,500 square meters that is enclosed by hedges, flowers and roses, and equipped with a barbecue, lounges, a 6 x 12 meter pool that is 1.40 meters deep with lateral steps. External shower available. There are also three covered garages at guests’ disposal.
The Pieve di San Pietro a Gropina is the most visited church in the province of Arezzo: a splendid Roman construction with very particular features, splendid capitals, and a unique pulpit that derives from the ancient ruins of a Longobard church lying beneath the pavement. Its simple sandstone ‘a flaretto’ (in thin layers) façade reflects the motif of the three naves inside. Inside the church, we find a pulpit that is considered the artistic treasure of the Pieve di S.Pietro a Gropina. The opportunity to admire this unique and particular ancient church, a masterpiece of 8th century AD architecture, where art becomes symbolism and mystery, makes the trip worthwhile. I must add that, during my visits to Tuscany, I have seen many pulpits, but never one like this one. Indeed, there are no others so ancient and peculiarly built with knotted columns. This type of column represents the great mystery of Faith and the Holy Trinity with its three equal but distinct beings: Father and Son are represented by two knotted columns, and the Holy Spirit is symbolized by the knot. At guests disposal: extra bed free of charge 3 car-parking boxes, clothes horses, washing-machine, ironing-board and iron, toaster, mixer, hairdryer, coffee machine. Internet connection (ADSL), the owner provides also a portable computer and a printer. Distances: Loro Ciuffenna with all kind of shops at 1.5 km, Horse riding at 500 mt, Terranuova B.ni at 8 km, Florenze at 50km. Car is essential. Nearest Beach: At 150 Km Tirreno Sea And Adriatico Sea Nearest Airport: Pisa And Bologna At 150 Km Firenze At 50km Nearest Railway Station: Montevarchi, Sangiovanni Valdarno 12km Nearest Motorway : Exit Valdarno 10km Nearest Ferry Port: Livorno At 150 km; Piombino At 220km ; Genova At 290km; Nearest Shopping Center: Prada;Dolce&Gabbana; Gucci; Fendi; Tod’s; Ferragamo Local Activities: Cycling, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Roller Blading, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Possible: Visit To Wine Cellar, Guidate Tour In The Sourranding Whit Driver And Guide ; Horse Riding
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Maid Service Available
Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany, Italy
Villa, 5 bedroom, 3 bath, sleeps 12 €220 - €330 per night
€1,440 - €2,910 per week