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Farmhouse, private garden and fenced swimming pool on Tuscany-Umbria border

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Old farmhouse, full equipped, very suitable for small groups or large familie

Palazzolo is a farmhouse surrounded by farm vineyards and part of a farm of about 490 acres. It has a private and fenced swimming pool 6x12m (i.e. 20x39 feet) in size and a private garden, with a beautiful view on Chiana Valley and Mt. Cetona and on Città della Pieve. Palazzolo is a self-catering unit suitable for families or groups of max. 10 people willing to combine a relaxing holiday in the countryside with the chance to visit places with archaeological, artistic and natural beauties in Tuscany, Umbria and Latium. Our house can be used as a starting point for daytrips to Florence, Rome, Siena, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Chianti, and the Trasimeno Lake area as well as other beautiful destinations (i.e. Mount Amiata). The house combines the comfort of a villa with the rural location of an old farm-house and provides you with plenty of space to live in. If you come from Scandinavia, one of us speaks Finnish and Swedish. Since September 2015 we have to collect on behalf of the Municipality a tourist tax of 0,90 euro that is due only for the first 5 nights and only by the person who are at least 14 years old


Owner
Maria
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian, swedish, finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Amenities

Città della Pieve House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet
    Douche - outdoor shower , Près de la piscine
  • There are three bathrooms in the house, two on the first floor (with WC, bidet, shower, etc.) and one on the second floor (with WC, bidet, shower and bathtub). On the ground floor there is a toilet close to the entrance and dining room. Close to the barbecue and swimming pool there is an external bathroom (WC and bidet) and a shower. There is a solar shower beside the swimming pool. At the arrival, we provide some liquid soap and toilet paper. There is an hair dryer in first and second floor bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
  • There are 5 bedrooms: 1) with a large double bed and its own bathroom (1st floor) 2) with a large double bed, shared bathroom (1st floor) 3) with 2 single beds, shared bathroom (1st floor) 4) with a large double bed, shared bathroom (2nd floor) 5) with 2 single beds, shared bathroom (2nd floor) Twin beds are 80x200 cm, while double beds are 160x200 cm. On demand, it is possible to couple twin beds and have an additional double bed. We provide both linen and blankets for beds. Top floor bedrooms are equipped with a closet room, while the other bedrooms have wardrobes. All windows have mosquito nets so that you can keep windows open during summer nights. We have two folding beds for babies and a smal bed for a child (up to about 3 years old) and two highchairs. At the 1st and 2nd floor, there is a drawing room with a sofa. Ground floor includes two drawing rooms, fireplace, and a dining room, kitchen, laundry and an entrance hall.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bowling center
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
In the house there is a fully equipped laundry room, with washing machine, iron, iron board, etc. The house has a floor heating system and in each room there is a thermostat that allows adjusting the temperature. Satellite television can be used only with free channels. The telephone is a cellular phone for the use of guests. Internet is provided through an internet key with speed up to 14.4 Mbps and the traffic up to 2.5 Giga/semaine is free of charge. Pets have to be looked after, since in the neighbourhood there are other farms with sheep dogs that sometimes are at loose. The swimming pool is heated by solar panels. The house has its own library with about 200 books in English. If you plan to arrive late at night, you can ask us to buy some food for you (milk, eggs, ham, wine, etc.) and pay back for it at your arrival. We usually leave in the kitchen one or two bottles of our extra-virgin olive oil.

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Farmhouse, private garden and fenced swimming pool on Tuscany-Umbria border
average rating of 4.9375 based on 39 reviews
Lenham, Kent, England
5

Beautifully situated, amazing views, wonderful swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

Family and friends stayed here with us and we enjoyed a glorious week of sunshine. We all completely relaxed, and had a really chilled week, and even found it difficult to leave the pool and visit our favourite cafe/bar in Citta della Pieve! The farmhouse was very spacious, cool and comfortable. We had our dinner on the balcony overlooking the hills, where we would stay to chat and eat late into the evening. The house was close to the town of Citta della Pieve, and although we had camper vans we had no trouble parking. We had a wonderful time at Sienna, but beware if you take a camper van as they will charge you over £20 to park as it is the same amount if you are staying overnight. It is definitely worth having dinner in the famous square in Sienna and watch the sunset. We would definitely like to come back again one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Palazzolo in Citta della Pieve. The house is very well appointed and also very comfortable. We spent most of our time at the kitchen, having meals at the covered table outside the kitchen, and the pool. It has beautiful views and is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The house is perfectly located at the border between Tuscany and Umbria, so you can easily get to great towns in Tuscany (Montepulciano and Montalcino) as well as must-see towns in Umbria (Assisi, Orvieto, Spoleto, Montefalco, etc). The house is a 5 minute drive to Citta della Pieve, which is a beautiful medieval town that has great restaurants. Maria and Heikki couldn't have been more accommodating. I highly recommend this house and would return if I go back to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another wonderful visit to Citta della Pieve

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this home. An excellent house for groups of 6 to 10. I would highly recommend the location and the home.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect place for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely. Everthing is neat and the owners are very helpful. The house is big enough for two families to stay in and the pool is superb with the gated fence surrounding it.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful views everywhere!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful villa with another family and so enjoyed our week there. Maria and her husband have created such an amazing setting among their vineyards and the views of the Umbrian/Tuscan countryside were even better than the pictures shown. Maria was always available if we had questions and the house was very clean upon arrival. We did not want to leave the property even though we had many hilltop towns to visit within an hour or less drive! The kids (and the adults!) spent many days in the large, perfectly kept pool. The house is set up really well for 2 families, with 2 equally lovely master bedrooms on the 2nd floor and 3 other bedrooms for the kids to choose from. The nearby village of Citta della Pieve is charming and makes for an easy place to grab a bite to eat or to stop and get snacks for the house. We will always remember our week in this beautiful setting! Oh...one important tip -- be sure to use the coordinates that Maria gives you to find the house the first time!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, and thank you for your beautiful review. I know that is quite difficult to find the house only with my directions, but it means that you have all the privacy you need, although there are only three hundreds meters to the main road to Città della Pieve. Thank you for the way you kept the house. It has been a pleasure to have you as guests... and yes, when I've seen your pictures I could not but agree that they were better than the ones that we have on our advert! Kind regards to all the components of your group.
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Thank you for the marvelous holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent our first summer holiday in Italy in the fantastic farmhouse of Maria and Heikki. Climate was awesome, the house, garden and swimming pool were wonderful and regularly cleaned. No question was too much for Maria and Heikki. They showed us around in the area, gave us tips and tricks for site-seeing, shopping and dining. We drove quite a few kilometers but all villages and cities were fantastic to visit and we made beautiful pictures. And in the evenings we enjoyed the swimming pool, the garden and the nice Italian food. Thank you very much !!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
190 Kilometres
Rome Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Ponticelli
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Chiusi Chianciano
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1-E35 Milan Rome (Fabro; Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ponticelli
Car: recommended

Palazzolo is located in Umbria, close the border of Tuscany (less than 5 km), in an area initially populated by the Etruscans, and thus many archaeological findings discovered in the neighbourhood can be seen in the museum of Chiusi and in some tombs. To the north of Palazzolo lies the Trasimeno lake; it is surrounded by old villages, where there are many towers and castles, and it has 3 islands (2 can be visited by boat). On the west side there are Chiana and Orcia valleys (UNESCO heritage site). The agricultural landscape is suggestive, with plenty of vineyards and olive groves, and in the area are located wineries producing good wines and olive mills. Nearby there are many small towns, that are rich in ancient remains from Etruscan, Roman and medieval times and also in thermal spas. At the Umbrian side, there are cities like Perugia, Orvieto and Assisi, which are impressive for their beauty and for the artistic and archaeological heritage.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.43
Pet Fee $23.49

La taxe de séjour doit etre paye seulement pour le premiére 5 nuits et doit etre reglée en sous avant le départ.
The tax on turists overnighits has to be paid only for the first 5 nights and must be paid in cash before checking-out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund