|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Surrounded by meadows and woods, in the heart of uncontaminated nature. The beautiful farmhouse composed of the main building and its annex is set on the top of a high hill facing the steep mountain ranges of Pratomagno. Surrounded by open meadows and cool woods, it is the ideal place for those looking for exciting excursions to rediscover nature which here, luckily, has remained pure and uncontaminated.
The village of Talla and the Casentino Valley. The house is only a few minutes away from Talla, the birthplace of the famous Medieval cantor Guido d'Arezzo, where one can visit the Music Museum dedicated to him. Thanks to good road conditions, in the valley which connects Arezzo to the green valley of the Casentino, in a short time it is possible to reach the historic centres, the many castles, antique parish churches and abbeys spread across the valley. The road leading up to the house (about 3km) is not paved but is however easy to travel along with any type of car.
The panoramic garden and the swimming pool. There is a beautiful swimming pool 5x10m (depth 1,40-2,00m) in the large, partially fenced garden, equipped with tables, chairs and sun umbrellas, overlooking the valley below. The house has been tastefully furnished and has satellite television.
Distance from shops Talla km 5,00
Distance from main cities Arezzo km 20,00, Siena km 75,00, Firenze km 75,00, Lucca km 150,00, Roma km 240,00
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
GROUND FLOOR: sitting room with fireplace, kitchen-dining room and bathroom with shower. Access to a double bedroom up a wooden staircase. Down a wooden staircase there are two double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom with shower. Small room through which access to other rooms. Due to the lay of the land the rooms are connected one to another by a few steps.
ANNEX: Small stone house composed of sitting-dining room with kitchenette, fireplace and two single beds, bathroom with shower.
INDOOR EQUIPMENT: freezer, washing machine, oven, filter coffee maker, iron and ironing board, fly screens, satellite TV.
OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT: Swimming pool, table, chairs, barbecue.
Il Basso was the perfect place to call "home" on our vacation to Italy. After a hectic day of sight-seeing in the nearby towns, it provided a peaceful end to the day.
We loved the privacy of our own little "mountain top" retreat with the valley view below. You can see LaVerna from the villa. (Have Rosita point it out to you!) We highly recommend you make the drive to visit LaVerna. The monastery and park are absolutely beautiful and the view from there is spectacular.
Inside the villa, the bedrooms have enough seperation to allow for privacy. Each bedroom having it's own bathroom made it easy to share the villa with a group.
We visited in September, and did not swim in the pool. We did use the poolside patio for dining and it was terrific. Even though we weren't swimming, the pool was cleaned each day so it always looked inviting.
We will definately have Il Basso on our accomodations list for our next trip to Tuscany!