HISTORIC CASTLE IN THE TUSCAN VALLEY OF THE CASENTINO

Ron Wells

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

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HISTORIC CASTLE IN THE TUSCAN VALLEY OF THE CASENTINO

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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 walkways, 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:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed

Ron Wells

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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My name is Ron Wells and I have been visiting Porciano for over 22 years. Last year the owner of Castello di Porciano , Martha Corsi,asked if I would help her with the management of this magnificent place. Of course, I agreed . I live in small cottage in the shadow of the Castle from May1 - October31 of each year . I am available every day to help make your visit as pleasurable as possible

I love Porciano very much and wish it to become a haven for those interested in the charm of such this special family residence . I think we can offer this as a special travel experience and unique place to relax and explore our special part of Tuscany.

Ron Wells purchased this castle in 1778

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

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

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

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
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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: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Castle In The Tuscan Valley Of The Casentino
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473173vb
+001 3342206321
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: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Stia
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Stia
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Stai
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Poppi
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Stia

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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Availability & Rates

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Stia Castle Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
€2,996
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Amenities

Amenities

Stia Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
  • 6 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 3 - 1 double , single occupancy room. First level of residence
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom first level of residence
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , guest bedroom first level of residence
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be configured as a king bed. second level of residence
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , second level of residence. Private terrace
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
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