MAGICAL VILLA IN THE HEART OF UNSPOILED TUSCAN HILLTOWN

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
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MAGICAL VILLA IN THE HEART OF UNSPOILED TUSCAN HILLTOWN

Civitella in Val di Chiana Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

“Villa Chiana” is positioned inside the ancient city walls of Civitella, a Tuscan hill town dominated by a 13th century castle. The entrance to “Casa Chiana” faces the castle, and the back looks out many miles over the Chiana Valley towards Cortona.

The living room has spectacular views, opening out onto a large stone terrace and flower garden. The ground floor also includes a studio/bedroom, spacious dining area, bathroom, a double living room with fireplace and piano, and a glass enclosed veranda with direct access to the terrace garden, which acts as an additional living/dining room. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. One of the bedrooms is also set up as a study. All of the bedrooms have comfortable double beds.

The house is fully equipped for elegant family living, including wi-fi, and can accommodate a maximum of eight adults. Many of the furnishings are sturdy 19th-century antiques, and books for all tastes abound. The kitchen is equipped with new appliances, including a dishwasher and washing machine.

Civitella has a lively local life, with two restaurants, hairdressers, a mom and pop grocery store with fresh bread every morning, and antiques shop. Swimming pools, spas, tennis courts and horse back riding are all available nearby.

“Villa Chiana” is an ideal base to experience the essence of Italy, protected from tourist crowds, yet easily accessible to all of the treasures of Tuscany being only a twenty minute drive to Arezzo, forty minutes to Siena, and an hour to Florence. Within a 35 minute drive you can reach Montepulciano, Cortona and wonderful places like the outdoor thermal baths of Rapolano which date to Roman times to discount outlets for Italian fashion.

Keywords: luxury, villa, castle, family, Tuscan village, terrace garden with panoramic views

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Livia,



First let me apologize for the delay in getting this note out to you. It has been a zoo of business travel since I returned to the states.



I wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely fabulous time in Italy, but nowhere did we feel more welcome and comfortable than in your lovely home in Civitella. It was absolutely perfect for our family. We enjoyed fantastic meals at both restaurants and had a drink outside virtually every night from Alice at the gelato/coffee shop/bar. Everyone we met there was delightful. And your Dad could not have been a more perfect host. We enjoyed seeing him and appreciated his advice on some of our travels.



Our day trips included Florence, Sienna, Cortona (twice), Arezzo, Monte San Savino and Lake Trasimeno. I just wish there had been more time. Even though I enjoyed all those trips, it sure was delightful to come home and enjoy a bottle of wine on the patio and listen to the bells and the birds!



It was one of the most special trips we have ever taken and I the memories will last a lifetime. Civitella is so centrally located to the places we visited that we will look forward to another visit when we can get back to Italy. Please feel free to use me as a reference if any prospects need one, and if there is a place we should post a review, just let me know.



Thanks again. Take care.
Jun 2013
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We are a family of historians based between London, New York and Florence. My father was born and raised in Civitella, and we are always happy to share the history of the town and surrounding areas with all of our guests.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1945

Villa Chiana is a family home which we have had now for 4 generations.

All the of the bedrooms, living room, and garden have extraordinary views of the Chiana valley. The house is beautifully furnished with antiques, an enormous book collection, and a 19th century piano. The house is very special in that it is situated in small village, where you get to really experience authentic Tuscan life. You will get to know all of the locals who are very friendly and have access to excellent restaurants and produce without any of the tourist crowds.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
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Magical Villa in the Heart of Unspoiled Tuscan Hilltown
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Civitella in Val di Chiana Cortona area
Shediac N.B. Canada
5

LOCATION,COMFORT,SERVICE

  • 5 of 5
We had an exceptional vacation inTuscany.The villa was perfect..easy parking, proximity to highway for our daily outings, everything we needed for our daily needs:cooking,laundry,sleeping. We were evevn able to BBQ a few evenings.We were 6 adults and there was plenty of space to relax after the long days of visiting. We would not hesitate to return.The owner was always available to answere our questions via e-mail and there was somone to greet us upon our arrival. Would recommend this villa to pur friends
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Civitella in Val di Chiana Cortona area
Cambridge, MA, USA
5

LOVELY VILLA IN CHARMING CIVITELLA

  • 5 of 5
Our family (4 adults, 2 children) stayed in Civitella in October. The house provided ample space and comfort for everyone, as well as safe playspaces for our two young children. Each room is charming, comfortable and looks out at beautiful views of the village and surrounding countryside. The patio is especially wonderful, a spacious veranda perfect for dining al fresco or relaxing with a book. The view from the patio is truly exceptional. The owners of the villa were extremely attentive to our needs in planning our visit as well as once we arrived. Visitors will find that Civitella has a rich and interesting history, the details of which one can explore throughout the town. There is a nice casual restaurant in the village, which provided a take-away or dine-in option, as well as a lovely more 'high-end' restaurant , where we had a fantastic meal. Civitella (just outside Arezzo) is not far from Florence and Sienna and near to many lovely villages. This villa is the perfect house and location to enjoy the beauty of Tuscany -- we look forward to a return visit!
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Civitella in Val di Chiana Cortona area
United States
5

SPECTACULAR

  • 5 of 5
Four of us stayed here for a week and it was simply spectacular. Civitella is a beautiful tuscan town, quaint and classy. The house is remarkable, widely referred to among the locals as the best house in the town. It is very large and the four us had ample space. The kitchen and bedrooms are all immaculate to every detail but the highlight is the huge outdoor patio which overlooks the tuscan hills. If you are looking for a quiet classy spot to experience Italy or just get away from it all, I highly recommend this unforgettable house and town.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Civitella in Val di Chiana Cortona area
Bethesda, MD, USA
5

LOVELY LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Over the years we have spent many contented weeks at this charming home at the edge of the wonderful town of Civitella. Although near all the grand cities, we now prefer to discover small towns hardly on the map where there are always new sights, new restaurants that seem to be waiting for us. But staying home too is ideal in this location. Days fill quickly with long walks, reading, and cooking in the well-supplied kitchen. The house is large enough for adequate privacy when we share with friends; the patio/garden is a quiet place to dine, paint, or read. With so little street traffic we felt perfectly comfortable one year with our 8 & 10 yr. old grandchildren leaving to find a some pick-up soccer. Grocery shopping down the street, stopping in for a snack or an espresso at the gelateria..what could be more convenient or pleasant for our stay, away from our busy city life. The house is well-maintained, the owners most helpful.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Civitella in Val di Chiana Cortona area
Charlottesville, VA, USA
5

WHAT A CHARMING PLACE !

  • 5 of 5
The house was marvelous !! We loved having a place from which to explore the area and some of our best memories will be of the hours spent on the terrace at the end of the day with a glass of wine, some fabulous salami and cheese and our favorite rosemary-seasoned crackers as we rehashed the day.
We would definitely stay here again if we have the opportunity.
Cortona was a wonderful surprise -- it had not originally been on our list of places to visit. Of course, Siena is a treat, and we also really enjoyed Arezzo. We found that our GPS was minimally helpful, so went back to using maps -- and common sense !! The mountain road to Monte San Salvino is more than exciting at dusk !!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Civitella in Val di Chiana Cortona area
London, UK
5

SUPER WEEK IN A DELIGHTFUL STONE-WALLED TOWN

  • 5 of 5
We spent the most incredible ten days at the beginning of July in this place. The town is so beautiful and this house, set just inside the stone walls, has the most spectacular views over the whole valley from the terrace and upper bedrooms. You can see for miles! Still thinking about sitting on that terrace, sipping an espresso, barbequing a T-bone steak, with some buffalo mozarella and tomatoes on the side... can't wait for our next trip to the heart of Tuscany.

Thanks also to Professor Paggi and his daughter for making our stay so great - fantastic hosts who gave us advice on the best of the local area! You have a truly wonderful house.

Nico, Sara and Dave
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: necessary

In addition to sports activities and sightseeing, our guests in the past have often gone to wine and olive oil tasting tours. The villa in right in the Chiana valley, where a number of Italian wines comes from, including Chianti.

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Civitella in Val di Chiana Villa Rental Rates

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High season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
1 night minimum stay
€250
€1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
€220
€1,540
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500.00
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Amenities

Civitella in Val di Chiana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) We can rent a crib and baby equipment upon request which can be delivered!
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • swimming
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