|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Villa Gloria, built in the 18th century, was originally renovated from the old servant's quarters that served the main Tuscan Villa. This villa offers simple but comfortable accommodation with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and is within easy walking distance of the village's shops and restaurants.
Nearest village: Lucignano 500 mt (also reachable on foot), with groceries, restaurants and other services;
The most comfortable train station is Arezzo (car rental nearby, and also taxis).
At guests' disposal:
The Villa's ample grounds include a private pool (mts 6x12 depth 1.2/1.5 mts), a furnished gazebo and a fully restored capanna with barbecue pit and dining area for your evenings under the Tuscan moon. This Villa was originally two apartments (not communicating internally and accessed by 2 separate entrances, one beside the other) that are now rented as one unit. This also can give large groups a sense of privacy if needed.
Wifi internet access.
There is a cook available and we offer dinners at the owners villa. Also cooking classes can be arranged at the owners villa . You will be guided to learn the secrets for cooking Italian dishes, especially the one's of the Tuscan tradition: You will learn how to make pasta with your hands like tagliatelle, pappardelle, pici, ravioli, tortellini and maccheroni, traditional Tuscan dishes like panzanella using bread and vegetables (cucumber tomatoes, onions and fresh basil), Tuscan crostini, the secrets to cook perfectly our chianina t-bone on bbq and traditional Italian desserts like tiramisu' and "panna cotta" with strawberries and chocolate.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
One approaches by a short flight of steps to a small porch with two front doors. One front door opens to a long hallway, an eat-in kitchen with marble counters, stove, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher can be found. Next down the hall is a living room furnished with comfortable furniture and satellite television. There are 2 queen bedrooms, one with a bathtub and washing machine, and one with a shower. Returning along the hallway and back onto the porch.
The other front door leads to two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with two single beds. There is a bathroom with bathtub and hand shower, plu little kitchen
Annex with table, chairs and barbecou
We were a party of 7 and the villa was perfect for us. The directions to the villa are great and the overall location is great. Lilly and Marco met us there to show us around and were very accommodating when the heating bill came in quite high.
The Villa was spacious and lovely, the owner extremely helpful and the town of Lucignano just a 10 minute walk. Lucignano is charming, quiet, authentic and truly magical. I'd recommend without hesitation.
Although we rented Villa Gloria, we were given an upgrade to Villa Ulivi at no extra charge. TheVilla was pure Tuscany but with all modern amenities. Four couples were accomodated very easily, and we never felt crowded. The Villa is on several acres of well-kept grounds that had a view that could only be described as spectacular. As an extra bonus, the Villas are located within easy walking distance of a 12th Century stone-walled city that is still functioning. We often enjoyed cappucino and pastries in the morning and returned for a gourmet dinner in the evening. The owners, the Zanetti family are great hosts. Lilly will cook for you at a reasonale price. Marcoa took us on our tours. He was knowledgeable and took us wehrever we wanted to go. We were even able to get a privage tour of an olive processing plant where we bought fresh extra virgin olive oil. We all had a great experience and would do it again in a heartbeat. In short, it was fabulous, and we are recommending it to all of our friends. If you want a great Tuscany experience at a fair price, this is it!
The overall experience was very good. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and the location was excellent.The rustic charm of the Villa made the experience memorable.
This is a lovely villa in a very beautiful area. It is very close to the ancient city of Lucignano, however still in the quiet area with a mignificent view. Very nice and welcoming owner and we highly recommend to book a dinner at the owners house!! The only remark is that the kitchen in the Villa Gloria is poorly equipped for home cooking. <b><i>[Note from property owner: Thanks for the feedback. We will upgrade the kitchen utensils including new pots and pans for the kitchen.]<i><b>