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ancient tuscany House with character with garden and swimming pool

Bedrooms 12
Half Baths1
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

All rooms have a private entrance, terracotta-tiled floors to plug real classic , stone staircases and original beams to beautiful panoramic vistas of the hills toscane.La Manor ( 10 pax) is composed of: large living room with fireplace loft , relaxation area, kitchen, 3 large bedrooms (each with bathroom) with other 4 single beds.

The Cypress Room (6 pax) duplex has a living room with kitchen and double sofa bed sleeping area with 2 single beds and loft bed .

The rooms Ginestra / Juniper ( 7pax ) and maple / Elder (5 pax) are each composed of 2 double bedrooms (including 1 with possible single bed) with private entrance and large bathroom adjoining the centro.Nelle Juniper Ginestra there is also a comfortable room with 3 single beds.

The Cherry Room with private entrance and private terrace . E ' consists of a double bed and single bed . Cherry Chestnut above the room with a stunning view of the surrounding hills and is composed of a large double bedroom with 2 beds and comfortable bathroom . Particular the ancient gabled ceiling . In addition to the sleeping areas a large living room with original arches , fireplace, bathroom and adjoining a professional kitchen . The living room furnished with antique wooden tables and wrought iron can comfortably accommodate up to 35/40 people. Communicating a large terrace with gazebo, another terrace with almond and a third terrace with a beautiful lawn . Complete the structure of an ancient Borgo Chapel

More Details

giuseppe formica
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why giuseppe formica chose Capolona

Built on a large outcrop of rock solid sandstone Borgo Campichierli probably has very ancient origins, dating back year 1052, when Pope Alexander II approved the Camaldolese monks to build a monastery in the valley of Ponina . The ancient manor of a window lintel carved with the cross barbaritana with 4 arms of the same size jambs to all sixth plenty of windows , the arch of the main ancient remains of the original system are still to be admired after careful restoration of the property .

Over the centuries the Camaldolese Monastery was passed from hand to noble Tuscan families in the late nineteenth century until it became a fief of

owned by the family Ducci , noble Catenaia and Chiassa , who transformed it into a farm in the country .

The surrounding lands were rich in olive groves prized and there it was used as a mill for the production of a high quality oil . Campichierli was practiced in the territory of the hunting of the hare, pheasant and wild boar .

The restoration carried out by the present owner has made it possible to bring back the original beauty of the complex and Borgo . Along with the restoration has been carried out over the pool a photovoltaic roof area of 80 sqm with table tennis , archery and bocce. In the meadows next to the pool 1 soccer field , one by one from volleyball and beach tennis .


Capolona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Coin Cabine
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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ancient tuscany House with character with garden and swimming pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Franschhoek, South Africa

Richard @ Maria's 40th

  • 5 of 5

We were together with a group of 19 guests at Marina and Giuseppe's villa for a 40th birthday party. We had a most wonderful time at the large rim flow pool, cooking together in the well equipped kitchen, and partying in the evenings outside on the terrace with amazing views of the surrounding hills and village in the valley below. The villa is beautifully restored and has all that you need for a holiday stay. There are also great walks in the surrounding forests and lots of the well known small Tuscan towns are only a short drive away.

Marina and Giuseppe were very hospitable and I know that I will certainly be back to stay again in their lovely villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Richard and all the Group of friends. They were very polite and appreciated a lot all the details of the Villa.We hope of meeting again and maybe of visiting them in South Africa.
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Stockholm, Sweden

A very nice week

  • 5 of 5

We hade a wonderful stay in an amazing house with a wonderful view. A very nice place where a 34 person family can be together but where each av us can still find some privat area. Thanks Marina and giuseppe to made it possible

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay with Giuseppe and Marina

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Giuseppe and Marina for a wonderful stay at your Villa in the Tuscan Hills! It was a gathering for my 50th Birthday and we had a group of 22 of us staying for a week. Family and friends from all over the world. The Villa was perfect for our group. The views and area are magnificent! You can see the work that has gone into the Villa and how much care is taken to maintain the great standard. We were incredibly comfortable and would definitely recommend to friends...We didn't want to leave! It will be a memory that we take with us forever...

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much Jen.!!!we're very glad you appreciated so much to stay in our Borgo. your group was fantastic and we hope to meet you again. warm regards Giuseppe and Marina
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Manchester, UK

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Casa sulla Roccia is an incredibly special place. It has been lovingly restored by Giuseppe and Marina who have created a wonderful home where you can be together as a group, swimming, eating and relaxing. You are also able to retreat to private rooms and spaces around the property where you can be alone and enjoy the peaceful location surrounded by the most beautiful scenery. We were a group of 29 who travelled to Tuscany to celebrate a marriage which took place in Arezzo. Giuseppe and Marina helped us organise many aspects of our visit, including designating rooms, translating our ceremony and helping us co-ordinate our group. From our first email their communication was fantastic and they provided everything we needed in order for us to have a fun and relaxing stay. The Borgo was originally a ancient monastery which has been renovated to a very high standard. There are many beautiful details in the rooms and around the garden areas creating a luxurious and impressive environment. Cooking and eating outside was glorious and every evening we sat watching the sun go down. The communal space inside is cosy and comfortable and provides a great environment to be together as a group. Waking up to the sound of birds and the mist on the tuscan hills is incredible and you are surrounded by rosemary and lavender everywhere. We have created so many wonderful memories and I hope we get the chance to return in the future.

There is a supermarket 10 mins drive away which has everything you need and I would highly recommend a vehicle in order access the property and have the freedom to explore the surrounding areas.

Thank you Giuseppe and Marina!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura and Phil, thank you so much for appreciating our hospitality and our Borgo. We like very much help people in feeling House on the Rock like their own dreaming Tuscan Home in which recreate the Historical atmosphere with all the modern confort in environmental rescpect. .The poetics and artistic feeling of your wonderful group played and fit perfectly with our Borgo! :-) hoping of seeing you again at Borgo
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Auckland, new zealand

Fantastico! Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from my second stay at this very special place and I would highly recommend.

Guiseppe and marina are wonderful hosts.

Their little slice of paradise is wonderful. I have stayed in both summer and winter and both were memorable. First visit was in 2013 for two weeks with my husband, one child and another family of six. My most recent visit was as part of a family reunion group of 31 ranging in age from 3 years to 89 years and this property was perfect. Everyone had a private space to retire too if needed. The large commercial kitchen is great for catering for large groups. Beautiful outlook onto typical Tuscan scenery. Great location for easy day trips to Florence, sienna, Cortona, poppi and even Rome (long day but possible). Thank you marina and Guiseppe !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kind Lisa, it's a real pleasure to hear your words and pleasure in staying in our Borgo. for us welcoming you was a real experience of friendship and joy. we really hope of meeting you again as soon as possible. Giuseppe and Marina
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Arese, MI, Italy

Three unforgettable days in Tuscany, Italy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 days at Casa Sulla Roccia, a former medieval monastery which has been refurbished with great love and care. We chose to stay in a small apartment, furnished in typical Tuscan style and suitable for a small family or, as in our case, for a couple looking for a bit of extra space. The Casa Sulla Roccia is immersed in nature and is a great base for hikes in the surroundings. It is also situated nearby several cities rich of art: Arezzo is reachable in 30 minutes, Florence in 45 minutes by car.

We greatly valued the warm hospitality of the owners Luigi and Marina, and the truly familiar environment. All in all, these were three fantastic days that we hope to repeat in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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EASILY ACCESSIBLE WITH ANY TYPE OF VEHICLE 350mt excellent dirt from paved county road.

The context of the Casentino is located in the village and among the richest of Tuscany from every point of view. Culturally just mention the presence of the places of the Supreme Dante Alighieri and magnificent works of Piero Della Francesca, naturalistically the marvelous forest National Park and the upper course of the Arno pleasantly bathing. They are also countless high-profile musical events ambientati in the castles and churches of the area. Not to mention the variety and quality of the gastronomic festivals stagionali.Le major art cities are right next door. 60 MN FLORENCE, SIENA MN 85, MN 120 ROME, Cortona 25 MN


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $430.08
Refundable damage deposit $491.52

Politiche di cancellazione: fino a 45 gg precedenti all'arrivo senza penale in caso di annullamento Valido sia che ad annulli l'affittuario sia che annulli il proprietario (con restituzione all'affittuario dell'anticipo). Dal 45^ giorno, dal quale il proprietario richiede il versamento della 2^ tranche, la penale per l'affittuario riguarderà l'intero importo versato e il proprietario non potrà più annullare la prenotazione.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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