Casa delle Fonti, so named for the 11th century ‘fonti’ or spring opposite the front gate, perches on a knoll above terraces of olive groves. It is surrounded by olive, fruit and nut trees as well as cypresses, oaks and pines. We hand pick the olives in early November and press our own ‘Olio Extra Vergine’ – an oil of high quality. Summer sees fruit trees bearing as well as hazelnuts whilst the walnuts are picked in autumn. Various herbs and vegetables are also grown. We are happy to share excess produce with visitors. Wildlife abounds – birds of many species including nightingales and cuckoos and you may see deer, spiny anteaters and boar. The wildflowers mass in spring and in early summer the fireflies twinkle in the garden after dark. The owners, Francesco and Sharon both have an extensive knowledge of Tuscany. Francesco was born in a nearby town and Sharon has conducted tours in the area for a number of years.
Ambience: Casa delle Fonti is on the outskirts of the village and commands fabulous views of Monte Amiata, Tuscany's southernmost ski fields and all that lies between, including many other villages, olive groves, vineyards and forrest. The six acre property allows guests to relax by the pool or in the garden and provides an excellent base for exploring the many sites of interest close by or for shopping in Siena, Florence or Grosseto.
Whilst here, you will be our only guests - the pool and guest garden areas are exclusively yours and your privacy is assured. We do however reserve the right to allocate a couple of hours a day for cleaning and use of the pool in very hot weather. We are usually in residence and should you desire we are on hand to offer any advice on itineraries and local knowledge issues such as where to park, restaurant recommendations and places to visit that may be unknown to regular tourists. You will be supplied with a remote control for the automatic gates for easy access and undercover parking is at your door.
Activities and amenities.: Walking: Laneways off the beaten track allow you to explore to your heart's content.
Tennis: The nearby village of Paganico has a clay court which may be booked.
Golf: There are 2 championship golf courses within an hours drive.
Swimming: The in - house pool is at your disposal or the beaches are a half hour drive
Supplies: Civitella has 2 grocery shops and a butcher whilst there are many more options in Paganico - 8 kilometres down the hill. Here you will find 2 supermarkets as well as numerous other food supply outlets.
Badmington: available in house
Casa delle Fonti is situated on the verge of the 12th century village of Civitella Marittima in the heart of Tuscany, midway between Siena and the coast, in the area of Tuscany designated the ‘Alta Maremma’ on the border of the provinces of Siena and Grosseto. This is the very heart of Tuscany and encompasses the wine regions of Montecucco and Montalcino. Siena and Grosseto are each only a ½ hour drive. Whilst these are the major cities known to most visitors, there is of course a myriad of picturesque and historic towns and villages in the immediate vicinity. Numerous other attractions also abound close by: hot spas, Roman, Etruscan and medieval ruins, ancient abbeys, national parks, castles, vineyards for wine tasting and dining, restaurants and golf courses. The famous 'Palio' is run in Siena in July and August whilst during the summer all the smaller villages host their own festas - dining al fresco, eating locally prepared cuisine and dancing with the local residents prove very popular with visitors. Florence is 11/2 hours by car and is a designated day trip for most guests. The property looks out upon Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano rising to 1800 metres above sea level which provides skiing during winter and plenty of sightseeing opportunities in other seasons.
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