Sleeps: 8 + 2. Bedrooms: 4. Bathrooms: 3
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price; - To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card. 5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay). At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay). Damage Deposit: 900,00€
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A Tuscan Delight
On arrival at Casale Lamate for a 3 week stay, we (there were 4 of us) were stunned by the view from the Loggia - sweeping fields in a variety of colors. The loggia faces west and we witnessed several remarkable sunsets over the weeks we were there. The house itself was a nicely restored stone cottage. It had 4 bedrooms, the largest of which was on the lowest level and thus a little musty smelling. As it was unseasonably warm in early September, the air conditioning was especially welcome. The kitchen was well equipped with a six burner stove. We initially had a difficult time figuring out how to use the dishwasher, but Tecla Vadi, the manager, provided us with all the assistance we needed. She was always available for questions and gave us excellent recommendations for restaurants in Cortona and Camucia. The property was beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained. Early every morning a groundskeeper arrived to prune the bushes and flowers and clean the pool (which was a godsend given the warm weather). The house was located in a convenient area and made travel to Cortona, the terrific hill town and towns like Arezzo, Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Gubbio, Castiglione del Lago/Lake Trasimeno and Perugia easy. We also traveled to the magnificent La Foce gardens in Chianciamo Terme and the Isola Maggiore in Lake Trasimeno. We also visited the nearby Fattoria Avignonesi for wine tasting. The Camucia/Cortona train station is a few miles up the road, so we left the car at the villa and took the train to Florence for an overnight visit. A GPS is an absolute necessity. Anyone driving to Casale Lamate should put the coordinates for the house in the GPS, as the house is not that easy to find.
The house had cable TV and WiFi. We needed a little help getting everything to work, but the owner was very responsive to our needs. In sum, we had a glorious time and would return there in a heartbeat.
Lamate Casale is in an ideal geographical location, within easy reach of the beautiful art cities of Tuscany and Umbria such as Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto, thanks to its proximity to the Siena-Perugia highway and the A1 motorway exit of Valdichiana. This is a area given over to relaxation and pampering, with its proximity to the sensorial spa of Chianciano Terme, just 30 minutes away, and to food and wine tasting with the famous wines of Montepulciano, one of most beautiful medieval villages in the area. The nearby Lake Trasimeno and the rolling hills of the Val d'Orcia, with its timeless villages like Pienza and Montalcino, are the ideal places for excursionists who have only to choose from the many nature trails like the one that retraces the old Via Francigena. Just 5 minutes’ drive away are the railway stations of Camucia and Terontola, with connections to many Italian cities.
Airports: Perugia 53 km, Firenze 134 km, Pisa 194 km, Bologna 218 km, Fiumicino 230 km
Train Station: Terontola 3 km, Camucia-Cortona 5 km
Highway: A1 Valdichiana 21,5 km
Attractions within 100 km: Cortona 6 km, Lago Trasimeno 15 km, Montepulciano 29 km, Arezzo 34 km, Montalcino 64 km, Pienza 44 km, Perugia 45 km, Assisi 64 km, Siena 70 km, Orvieto 90 km
Services and shops: Riccio 1,5 km, Camucia 4,5 km
Beach: Castiglione della Pescaia 160 km
Access road: 800 m. partially unpaved but in good conditions