LOVELY 2BR APT IN CHARMING HILLTOP UMBRIAN TOWN - JUNE/JULY 2014 DISCOUNTED RATE

Jan Martin & Toby Chamberlain

Speaks french, italian, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment In The Heart Of This Authentic And Beautiful Village

Our beautiful apartment is set in the middle of the charming Umbrian hill town of Città Della Pieve ('Pieve' for short). It is about 1100 sq. feet (110 sq. meters) with two bedrooms (one master with queen bed, one with two single beds) -- both with 'en suite' bathrooms. The main floor has an open plan living room and combined kitchen-dining room. Adjoining are the master BR and bath, plus a bonus room. The view is breathtaking: westward at the expanse of the 'Val di Chiana' dividing Tuscany and Umbria. The second floor comprises the second bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is simple but well-equipped and very comfortable. There is Wi-Fi and an MP3 stereo, but no TV (we think that's a plus). There's a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher; there is a clothes washer (no dryer, but a 'standino' for drying clothes as the locals do).

Città Della Pieve is as picturesque and as pleasant as you can possibly imagine. There is art and beauty and views and food, and everything else you need can be found within a short walking distance from our front door. Pieve is situated near the border of Tuscany, two hours north of Rome. Many destinations in Tuscany and Umbria are easily accessible by car (and often, by train from nearby Chiusi). Thus day trips from Pieve will bring you to, for example: Orvieto, Assisi, Cortana, the Tuscan 'Wine Trail', Florence, and Siena -- not to mention many beautiful villages and towns close by in Tuscany and Umbria. And, because the 'star attractions' are elsewhere, Città Della Pieve remains a 'real' town, not a tourist trap, and from your first day will feel like a second home.

Please see our website at cittadellapieve.weebly.com for more information and pictures.

Prices vary by time of year. Please contact us for the most up-to-date and accurate information.

**** We are offering a special for the months of June and July, 2014: $120/night (3 night minimum), or $700/week ****

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jan Martin & Toby Chamberlain

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Speaks french, italian, english

We live in Portland, OR, in the U.S., but Jan lived in Italy as a child, and we met in Rome while attending college. For many, many years we talked about doing more than just vacationing in Italy. In 2000 we 'discovered' Città Della Pieve, and from that point it was only a matter of time before we made a second home there.

Jan Martin & Toby Chamberlain purchased this apartment in 2009

Pieve is a very friendly, vibrant town. Its central location provides access to enough day trips to fill every moment of a two week vacation. Sharing a border with Tuscany makes many Tuscan destinations within easy reach by train (Chiusi, 6 km. away is a major rail hub) or by car. However, many of our guests have commented that of all the places they visited, coming home to Pieve was the highlight of their trip. We have a wonderful community of friends, both Italian and expatriate, who will be willing to help you out, give advice, notify you of the free concert happening in the cathedral, and include you in the morning cappuccino ritual if you would like. In the beginning, we wondered if we would miss having an outdoor space with the apartment, but all of Pieve is our recreation area. The numerous bars, restaurants and gelaterias with their lovely outdoor tables and pergolas, the piazzas, and park benches, all of this is ours, and yours, to enjoy. The Umbrian countryside is gorgeous, but we chose a life inside the walls of this unique hill town to be part of a community and participate in its celebrations and rich cultural life. There is something happening almost every day. We believe once you experience Citta della Pieve, it will call you back. Please see our website cittadellapieve.weebly.com for more details and additional photographs.

This apartment, like the ones adjacent to it, is built into one of the medieval walls surrounding our town. A few hundred years ago, the space was part of a communal bakery. The apartment was last inhabited fifty years ago by a couple from Rome. When we first saw it in 2008, it was dirt floors, and rough brick walls, and not much else. I hope you'll agree that by the time we were through making it into a home, we had something special.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

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Lovely 2br Apt In Charming Hilltop Umbrian Town - June/July 2014 DISCOUNTED RATE
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Lovely 2br Apt In Charming Hilltop Umbrian Town - June/July 2014 DISCOUNTED RATE
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Citta della Pieve Perugia area
Portland, Oregon, USA
5

Beautiful perfectly located 2 bed apartment!

  • 5 of 5
Wow, what an amazing little and very old town! Citta Della Pieve (CDP pronounced in English: "Chee Dee Pee"), is the kind of town you had no idea still existed, inhabited by real people, unspoiled by tourist busses and shops selling only trinkets and chocolate. There are stores that sell to locals, and tourists are welcome, but it is not a tourist town. But it LOOKs like one of the Disneyland "towns", as if Captain Jack Sparrow might turn the corner any moment and off you go on some new adventure! This apartment is spacious and comfy and puts you right in the old part of town.

A few key things to catch in CDP:
• Vicolo Baciadonne (Baciadonne Alley) - the narrowest street in Italy;
• Flag throwing and flower art on the streets for “Infiorata”;
• Amazing wafer thin pizzas at Perugino’s;
• Art by Perugino (the artist, not the pizza guy);
• Tiny twisty streets with flower pots hanging from 700-year old walls

CDP is centrally located, and with a rental car (there is ample parking around town) we could use it as a home base. On our trip, we spent 12 days in CDP and managed day trips to:
• Civita di Bagnoregio (perched on a rock outcrop, accessible only by a narrow bridge);
• Assisi (St. Francis’ home town – be sure to lunch at La Bottega dei Sapori in the central piazza);
• Lunch in Perugia and Brunellos (tasting, buying and shipping home) in Montalcino;
• Spoleto (ancient fort, Roman ruins and aqueduct, amazing town) then dinner on the piazza in Montefalco;
• Cortona for shopping and wine;
• Overnight trip to Florence (two days of sights there);
• Montepulciano and a deep Etruscan era wine cellar;
• Siena for the Palio trial

This is an amazing town, and this apartment is spacious and comfortable. Go!
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Lovely 2br Apt In Charming Hilltop Umbrian Town - June/July 2014 DISCOUNTED RATE
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Citta della Pieve Perugia area
5

Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful house and exceptional view. Kitchen really well-stocked, which was appreciated. Everything clean and in excellent working order. Lovely, charming, authentic (and less-touristy-than-most) hilltop town. Town itself has tons to explore, and is a perfectly-sited jumping off point for easy (and awesome) day trips. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Orvieto Cathedral
Nearest Airport
186 Kilometres
Fiumicino (Rome)
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Autostrada A1
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Citta della Pieve Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2014
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$145
$900
$3,000
 
 
Fall 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$115
$650
$2,200
 
 
Winter 2014-2015
Nov 16 2014 - Mar 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
$550
$1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
$550
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $110

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Citta della Pieve Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Clothes washer is here.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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