Hospitality at the Charming House ' The Grey Geese' means creating a different kind of tourism, the kind that builds a network of relationships and friendships among people.
This is met with sensitivity to the local culture and customs, which belong to a generous land that demands to be loved to the last breath. It means getting to the heart of a country, its houses, people, art, smells, and food.
We are not a hotel, the quality and availability of a family environment is at the basis of the relationship we wish to establish with our guests because this what we would want if we were in their position.
To make your stay unique, we have selected the best restaurants, tavernas, shops, supermarket with a good ratio of quality and price, as well as wineries, dairies, bakeries and butchers where you can buy local products.
We are located ten minutes outside the historic Etruscan city of Cortona.
Conveniently located in the picturesque hills of Tuscany just outside the village of Farneta, 'Le Oche Grigie' has easy access to historic sights in Tuscany.
Angela & Emanuele the owners are onsite daily to give information and help with travel arrangements.
The House, built in the late 1800’s, offers apartments and has been restored to the traditional Tuscan style . All lodging has air conditioning and heating. Each unit includes a full kitchen, a modern bathroom, and two or three beds. Rooms are available separately, or the house can be rented as a whole. Ground floor apartments have patios with outdoor furniture. The swimming pool, surrounded by a beautiful olive garden, is an ideal place to relax. A riding school is nearby, as well as a golf course and a thermal hot springs. Privacy is respected. The rooms and grounds are meticulously kept.
Events: Cortona events:
May/June - Archidado Joust
September - Cortona Antiquaria
Saraceno Joust June and September
One of the 4 apartments, Poggiomoro, provides accommodation for 2 people. This spacious first floor apartment, with cotto flooring and original wood beamed ceilings, consists of a dining/kitchen area, equipped with 4 ring stove, fridge, microwave oven, sink and TV. The double bedroom has a little wardrobe-cabin and an old chest of drawers. The modern American bathroom has a shower, sink and WC. There is air conditioning and heating.
Angela and Emanuele
We've been married 25 years, we have 3 children, Yari, Samia and Tindara.
The love of Tuscany, its people, the hills, the city and the art have captured our heart.
A choice to rediscover the simple life of the countryside with the rites and traditions. Follow the rhythms of nature to slow a busy life that leaves no space to listen inside.
A choice to create a different kind of tourism, the kind that builds a network of relationships and friendships among people.
It means getting to the heart of a country, its houses, people, art, smells and food.
The quality and availability of a family environment is at the basis of the relationship we wish to establish with our guests because this what we would want if we were in their position.
For more information, and learn about our particular history that has brought us in Tuscany, visit our website .
Angela e Emanuele purchased this apartment in 2011
We are realizing the dream of creating a protected area of the soul. A reserve to share feelings and emotions, to read a book in the shade of the olive trees, walking barefoot on the grass freshly cut, get up before the sun to meditate on the hot bricks of the pool or let the light sunsets behind the hills sipping good wine.
Open to the culture of the world and its vibrations, we are simply drifting without haste.
To make your stay unique, we have selected the best places to eat, drink, restaurants, wineries ,bars, shops and we have created an information flyer with descriptions, location photos, opening hours, closing day. We have tried to include as much information as possible.
Every day the baker's van stops by front our home and the guests can buy typical Tuscan bread.
From our neighbor you can find vegetables and seasonal fruits, eggs and olive oil directly from the producer to the consumer.
Upon request, they can cook her naturally raised chickens and potatoes in the wood oven.
We are onsite daily to give information and help with travel arrangements . There are many tours discovering monuments, churches, museums and the impressive Etruscan and Roman treasures. Nature trails, artistic, gastronomic and film location. Is available for our guests an Ipad with pictures of the itineraries and, upon request, a navigator.
It is possible rent a Bike and Mountain Bike to rediscover the trails of Tuscany.
New services for 2013:
School of Tuscan cuisine with the famous chef Donatella,
Flights hot air balloon to treat yourself to an unforgettable and truly special day.
Location idèale par sa situation gèographique et pour son cadre agrèable et reposant.
Nous remercions Emmanuele et Angela pour leur accueil chaleureux et pour tous les renseignements fournis afin d'organiser nos visites.
Isabelle, francois Thomas Julien Aurielie Constance Eloise Ranhael
We stayed in the villa for 7 nights which was an excellent location to do day trips to all of the surrounding towns like Cortona, Perugia, Florence, etc. Villa was set amongst olive and fig trees and was clean, spacious and had everything we needed including a pool! Sergio and Gigliola were extremely helpful and are wonderful hosts. Gigliola's cakes are delicious! Would highly recommend this accommodation.
Tracey from Perth, Australia
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour chez Angela et Emmanuele. L'accueil est très chaleureux, Angela et Emmanuele sont disponibles, toujours prêts à aider. Beaucoup de conseils pour découvrir la Toscane. Le cadre est magnifique, la déco au top! La piscine entourée d'oliviers est idéale. Je recommande!
véritable coin de paradis en toscane!
Angela et emanuel seront rendre votre séjour très agréable,avec des conseils pour les lieux a visiter et les meilleurs restaurants de la région.Cet agriturismo garde une ambiance familiale et intimiste.Arrêtez vous sans hésiter dans cette belle maison avec tout le confort nécessaire.merci pour cette belle semaine de vacances réussi,nous reviendrons!
Excellent séjour ! Un petit coin de paradis pour se reposer mais également très bien situé pour découvrir la Toscane.
L'accueil d'Angela et Emmanuel est chaleureux .
Une excellente adresse à ne pas manquer.
Sylvie et Frédéric.
Conveniently located, 'Le Oche Grigie' has easy access to historic sights in Tuscany, Umbria, Rome and Lazio.
Ideal to reach Arezzo, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Monteriggioni, San Giminiano, Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Florence, Rome and all closer beautiful local medieval villages. The closest of which is Cortona, an important city that was once one of the 12 cities of the Etruscan League. A traditional center for artistic production, proud citizens of Cortona can link their ancestry to the founders of Troy and Rome. Founded by an Etruscan tribe in the 6th century BC, by the end of the 3rd century Cortona was a Roman colony. The magnificent walled city sits on the side of Mt. St. Egidio and affords a grand view of the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno. Cortona is surrounded by a two-mile long wall and has a wealth of places to see within the city, including the Casali Palace, the Etruscan Academy, the Museum, a Medici Fortress and various churches. Ten miles in any direction there are a wealth of castles, palaces, churches and vineyards to be explored.
Other Activities: super-light flight
Golf: Close to us we have 3 Golf Club:
Golf Club Valdichiana - www.golfclubvaldichiana.it
Golf Club Esse - www.golfesse.it
Golf Clb Casentino - www.golfclubcasentino.it
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
From 15st June to 31st August rentals are for a minimum of one week from Saturday to Saturday
Included: electricity, water, cooking gas, cribs, final cleaning.
Not included: air conditioning charged at 1,00 Euro per metered hour, heating 15,00 Euro a day (only if used).
Washing machine €3,00.
Payment is only accepted in the quoted currency unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.