GORGEOUS, FULLY RENOVATED TOWN HOME IN TUSCAN TOWN OF CETONA

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GORGEOUS, FULLY RENOVATED TOWN HOME IN TUSCAN TOWN OF CETONA

Cetona Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The property owners are two highly respected Roman architects, who painstakingly completed a restoration (in 2009) of this beautiful & unique town-home in the medieval Tuscan hillside town of Cetona (ca 900 AD). The blend of location (in fabulous southern Tuscany and in a city also chosen by the Italian designer Valentino for his country villa) and style (a rare and exceedingly tasteful blend of ancient and modern) make this a perfect retreat for the discerning traveler. The house is centrally located near Cetona’s main piazza, with its shops, stores, cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance. The living room, dining room, bathroom and kitchen (fully equipped) are located on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor you will find a portion of the renovated tunnel that burrows through the Cetona hillside. During the renovation, the architects decided to wall off their portion of the tunnel for future use as a large wine cellar (see pictures). On the second floor you will find the master bedroom with a canopy bed, a full private bath with a modern bathtub carved into the rock, and an additional bedroom with two beds (all new mattresses, furniture and appliances throughout the home). Outside the front door, there is a small porch with a table and chairs where you can enjoy breakfast or a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

Picturesque Cetona is located in the Chianti region of Tuscany, in the province of Siena. Since the 1960s, Cetona has been a haunt of 'VIPs' who have bought and renovated farm properties in and around the city. There is much to do in and around the immediate area of Cetona. Only a short drive away, art lovers will find some of the most exceptional galleries and museums in the world. In the nearby towns of Chiusi, Città della Pieve, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Perugia, Arezzo, Assis, Orvieto and Siena, history has left treasures from the time of Etruscans to the Reanaissance. And don't forget that from Cetona you can easily reach, by motor way in a little over an hour’s time, both Florence and Rome.

Hikers, Riders, Bicyclists and Nature lovers will find footpaths and country roads that wind through hillsides and vineyards where they will discover hidden corners and breathtaking views. If it's sports you're after, there are sporting facilities in Cetona and surroundings. Nearby Trasimeno Lake offers a variety of water sports and don’t miss the ancient Roman baths at San Casciano, Bagno Vignoni and San Filippo, where you can take the therapeutic baths year-round in the natural hot water springs.

In the area around Cetona one of the oldest human settlements of central Italy has been discovered which goes back over 40,000 years and the remains of which can be seen in the delightful archeological park of Belverde and the 25 prehistoric caves. The finds are conserved in the museum devoted to the prehistoric period of Mount Cetona located on the ground floor of Cetona’s Town Hall, a museum which the experts have defined as 'didactically perfect'.??

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  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
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Gorgeous, Fully Renovated Town Home in Tuscan Town of Cetona
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Gorgeous, Fully Renovated Town Home in Tuscan Town of Cetona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255406vbi
+39 335 7849855 (Italy)
Cetona Val di Chiana
Georgia, USA
5

The Center of a Dream Come True!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
When you travel to Cetona, have expectations. Have wonderfully enthusiastic expectations. As grand as you want...because you will exceed them. Beginning with your planning communication with your hosts. Gracious, caring and sincere. When you meet them, you are welcomed as family! Your stay is in a townhouse that you immediately warm to. All that you require, minus the groceries, are there if you choose to 'live there' during your stay.

We had much to see in Italy. No matter where we traveled, we returned 'home' to Cetona. Florence, Assissi, Saturnia, southeast of Rome. The autostrada always returned us to Cetona for the evening.

Our logistics center was Chiusi. Groceries, street markets and train station. Even though we had a rental car, the train must be part of your experience.

You immediately recognize the character of Cetona. Enjoy the charm, history, and the people. Please enjoy the people! Please take the time to 'breathe in the piazza'. Take part in any and all activities. Do not worry about a language barrier. Friendship speaks all languages.

If you are considering an adventure to Tuscany, consider Cetona. Once you realize that Cetona is where you would like to stay. The choice is very easy. Contact Marco and Vanna.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Gorgeous, Fully Renovated Town Home in Tuscan Town of Cetona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255406vbi
+39 335 7849855 (Italy)
Cetona Val di Chiana
Newton, NH USA
5

Great, great, great!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My wife and I stayed here during the third week of our Italy anniversary trip. What a fantastic apartment.
Marco and his wife greeted us personally at the apartment and went over all the details with us. After staying in two other apartments further north, this one, on the ground floor, was a welcome change from having to climb two or three flights of stairs as we did at the other two places. the apartment felt like home to us, and we enjoyed its close proximity to the central piazza, where it was so relaxing to sit for a couple of hours in the afternoon and watch the daily life unfold before our eyes.

Great apartment, great location, and a wonderful experience.

Two 55+ travelers from New Hampshire, USA
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Gorgeous, Fully Renovated Town Home in Tuscan Town of Cetona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255406vbi
+39 335 7849855 (Italy)
Cetona Val di Chiana
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
4

Only one caution

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
The location is excellent and the apartment is handsome and as described except for one tiny detail: the bed in the second bedroom is almost five feet above the floor, accessed by a tiny wooden ladder like those found in small children's bunk beds. I am almost 80 years old, and I'm not going to tell you my weight, but be forewarned: it was a challenge. One in our party found a sturdy aluminum ladder in the cave, and I very carefully climbed up and down several times a night for two weeks. The other caution is that if the apartment has been closed for a while, it is quite damp; a session with the heat on (it works well) took care of that. The apartment was very clean, and a neighbor came in several times to keep it that way and to provide fresh linens. Cetona really deserves its designation as one of Italy's loveliest 'borghi.' Although I enjoyed touring around Tuscany from its central location, I would have been content just to stay there and feel Italy around me.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Joseph, only now I saw your review. I am very sorry for the inconvenience you found to rich the bed. You were the first guest that used this room with this renoveted bed. It was my foult , I had to give you a little stepladder. I forgot it. Of course now, after your warning , I put it at the basis of the bed and now it is very easy to go to spleep and stand up. Excuse me again for the discomfort and I hope in the future noone more will have to fight with such a problem. All the best Marco
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Gorgeous, Fully Renovated Town Home in Tuscan Town of Cetona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255406vbi
+39 335 7849855 (Italy)
Cetona Val di Chiana
New Hampshire, USA
4

Beautiful apartment in rural Tuscany

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
This apartment was truly beautiful. There was such craftmenship, especially in the living room, kitchen, and wine cellar. The location of Cetona was ideal for touring southeastern Tuscany (lots of great attractions within an hour's drive). A close railstation with free overnight parking was convenient for trips to Rome. The housekeeper was attentive and accomodating as well.

The only negative remarks would be the unbearable heat upstairs and parking. There was a portable A/C unit, but it was extrememely heavy and difficult to move up stairs. Also, there was no parking at the apartment; parking was outside of the town square, which made grocery trips inconvenient.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, I am very sorry for the trouble you had with the air contitioner, but I dint't imagine that you really need it. In my house is never so hot , and unfortunally you were unlucky, because we have always an add with our housekeeper and her husband for that duty. I'm really very sorry for this misunderstanding and from now in advance all the new guests didn't have another time such a complaint
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Gorgeous, Fully Renovated Town Home in Tuscan Town of Cetona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255406vbi
+39 335 7849855 (Italy)
Cetona Val di Chiana
Canada
5

Peter and Susan from Canada

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
My wife and I stayed in Marco's house in Cetona for 2 weeks and we used it as a base for all our travels in Tuscany and Umbria. Marco and Vanna came up from Rome to personally greet us and show us around the house and the town. The house is very well appointed and tastefully decorated with a charming mix of old world and modern convenience. The kitchen had everything that we needed to cook all of our meals as we did not adapt well to eating dinner after 8:00 pm when most restaurants in Italy open/re-open. The house was extremely clean when we arrived and was cleaned with new linens twice during our stay.
Cetona is in the southern part of Tuscany but we found that it was a great starting point for touring the hill towns, enjoying the scenery and hiking. We enjoyed coming back to "our" small town, making dinner and going to the piazza for a gelato or a glass of local wine. Our neighbours were very
friendly and it was quite pleasant sitting on the front porch while being greeted by all that passed by.
We could buy all of our food or drink at the small shops or the grocery store that was just around the corner and everyone was very helpful. A few words of Italian and some gestures and we were always able to get the right item or amount.
Chuisi is just a few kilometres away: it has a railroad station on the main line from Roma to Firenza. and we took the train to Firenza but drove to Sienna and the Chianti route. Given Cetona's location a driving or train travel are the best ways to explore.
I would strongly recommend this property to anyone who enjoys small town living that is central to many activities in central Italy. You will not find a bustling nightlife but only the peace and quiet of a small country town.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Availability & Rates

Cetona Townhome Rental Rates

Notes

  • $900-$1300/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Minimum Rental Period is weekly from Sat-Sat.
  • High Season .. Aug .... $1200/week
  • Mid Season ... May, Jun, Jul, Sep ......... $1100/week
  • Low Season ... Balance of Year .. $ 900/week

Amenities

Cetona Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The property owners are two Roman architects, who painstakingly completed a restoration of this beautiful & unique town home in 2009. The blend of location (in the heart of Tuscany and in a city also chosen by the Italian designer Valentino for his country villa) and Rocca of Cetona View, bathtub in the cliff, cove inside.

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