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HISTORIC CASTLE IN THE TUSCAN VALLEY OF THE CASENTINO

Martha Specht Corsi

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Martha Specht Corsi

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
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HISTORIC CASTLE IN THE TUSCAN VALLEY OF THE CASENTINO

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Stia Castle Rental Photos and Description

Restored Medieval Castle With Modern Amenities Near Florence And Arezzo

Sleep where Dante slept. Beautifully appointed castle overlooking the Casentino valley in Tuscany. 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Sweeping views.

The perfect place to explore the Tuscan countryside. Savor the peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkway and centuries old church. Restored and decorated by the castle owner, Castello Di Porciano is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino valley.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martha Specht Corsi (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian

About Martha Specht Corsi

My name is Martha Specht Corsi and I am the owner of Castello di Porciano. This beautiful tower was restored by my parents, George Specht and his wife Countess Flaminia Goretti de Flamini, as a romantic love nest.

For this reason, this magnificient place is not just a business for me: it is my house, my life, the place where my heart resides even when I am far away.

My staff is available every day to help make your visit as pleasurable as possible.

I wish Porciano to be a haven for those interested in the charm of this special residence. We can offer you a unique travel experience in an exclusive venue to relax and explore this hidden and untouched part of Tuscany.

Martha Specht Corsi purchased this castle in 1778

Why Martha Specht Corsi chose Stia

Comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Your chance to live in a restored medieval castle that once hosted Dante. Casentino is the perfect location to explore the Tuscan countryside from Arezzo to Florence and return to wonderful evening meals prepared with local products.

What makes this castle unique

Beautiful vistas, quiet, very comfortable and private. Cleaning services, tourist information and day trip planning, and evening meal preparation if requested. Staff speaks English and Italian.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Historic Castle In The Tuscan Valley Of The Casentino
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Historic Castle In The Tuscan Valley Of The Casentino
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473173vb
Stia Poppi area
Atlanta, GA
5

Menke

  • 5 of 5
The Castello was the perfect vacation! It was not only beautiful, but the rooms were amazing with LOTS of space to accommodate the 6 of us. Building a fire every night just made our stay that much more perfect. We used the kitchen to prepare many meals and the local produce was delicious. I would do this trip again every month if I could. Staying at the Castello was the ideal Tuscan experience. The town of Stia was so welcoming. Ron is the most gracious and helpful host on the planet. Can't wait to visit again.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Castle In The Tuscan Valley Of The Casentino
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473173vb
Stia Poppi area
Atlanta, GA
5

Trip of a Lifetime!!!

  • 5 of 5
There are people that may say they've been to Florence or Tuscany, but I guarantee, they didn't have the experience you have when staying at Castello di Porciano! Located a short drive from Florence, you are nestled in the beautiful countryside, away from typical hotels. As a group of 6 first-timers to Italy, we had no idea what to expect. When we arrived, we were blown away at the amazing accommodations. You are literally sleeping in a castle...packed full of interesting history.

We arrived late to find a nicely stocked kitchen with Italian favorites to fill our hungry bellies! The rooms were spacious and everyone had their own private bathroom. A nice variety of local wines were also replenished daily.

There were so many things we loved about the castle, though these are a few of our favorites: The view from our bedroom was absolutely gorgeous, it overlooks the rolling countryside, the town of Stia, and neighboring castles. Every night we enjoyed making a warm fire in the living room, where we enjoyed wine, wireless internet and laughs from the days many adventures! The rooftop terrace was also a highlight. Each morning, the view from the terrace (or your bedroom) was spectacular. There was usually a mystic fog that covered the hills and reminded you that you were far from the city. One afternoon, we bought fresh produce and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the sun, on top our "our castle!"

One of the best parts of the castle was our host, Ron. Luckily enough, we met Ron in the States, though he was scheduled to be living near the castle during our stay. His knowledge, tips and recommendations turned out to be an invaluable part of our trip. He's not a "tour guide" and never put us on a schedule, rather kept us up to speed on the events and festivals of surrounding cities. He suggested a few places to go and various places to eat. He even packed us a picnic lunch and sent us to a beautiful historic church on the hill. He gave us advice on where to go and the best, or easiest, times to travel. For first-timers to Italy, we couldn't have seen and done so much without his suggestions! Every day was a new adventure packed with so many unforgettable memories!!
There is plenty of public transportation, though we found it best to rent a car and be able to run on our own schedule.
Castello di Porciano is close enough to Florence to experience all of its beauty, though offers so much more of beautiful Tuscany!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Stia
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Poppi
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Stia
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Stia
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Stia
Nearest Ski
16 Kilometres
Fangacci

Cortona, Siena , Florence and Arezzo make great day trips by car, bus or train. Excellent restaurants featuring local products and specialties. Romanesque churches and monasteries open for visits. National park with marked hiking trails for all levels. Public picnic areas throughout the park.

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Rates & Availability

From €2,996 Per week

Stia Castle Rental Rates

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Amenities

Stia Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All renovated spacious baths with Italian tile. Separate hot water for each bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom, second level of residence
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Badessa bedroom, second level of residence
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , single bedroom, second level of residence
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Possible as a king bed. Third level of residence, terrace.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Third level of residence, terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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