Ideal place from which to explore the most beautiful part of Tuscany!
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About Gino Fedeli
We (the owners ) live in Atlanta ,Ga We have a lot of friends in Tuscany and,during a summer vacation in Montepulciano we fell in love with the area and decided to come back and possibly have our own residence there. After a long search we purchased the house in 2001 and spent more than a year ,assisted by most qualified local professionals,renovating it according to the strict codes and regulations covering historic buildings.
Gino Fedeli purchased this House in 2001
Why Gino Fedeli chose Contignano
This property is ideal for couples or families looking to explore the most famous and picturesque part of Tuscany, and is located only minutes away from Pienza and Montepulciano. Drive, hike, or bike through the picturesque rolling countryside covered in Sangiovese vineyards, and see the famous and familiar landscapes where the English Patient and parts of the Twilight movies were filmed. The famous cypress lined drive of Villa La Foce is minutes from this property, as is the fortress of Radicofani, and the famous hot springs of Chianciano. This house offers a great amount of flexibility and conveniences. The house downstairs guest suite with it's own kitchen, dining area, bedroom, and bathroom that opens out onto a private garden with outdoor dining table making it ideal for large groups. The village /castle of Contignano is located in the heart of the Val d'Orcia one of the most beautiful and interesting locations in Tuscany, declared a World heritage by UNESCO for its pristine beauty and historic significance The friendly atmosphere,temperate climate, the beauty of the rugged and pristine landscape,the history and the monuments, the delicious food will make your stay one that you'll always remember. Many people that visited wanted to come back and see more. It's easy to understand why the Valdorcia area has become one the most popular destination in Tuscany.
What makes this House unique
The flexibility that this house has to offer makes it ideal for small to large groups, and perfect for a family getaway. The property is spacious and open, and the garden offers a great deal of privacy, while still being located inside a small village town with conveniences such as an ATM, grocery stores, restaurants, pool, and pub. The ground floor apartment ,ideal for a couple,with entrance from the garden could be rented separately
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Contignano lives up to the photos and verbiage in VRBO plus!
We have used VRBO many times and have usually been happy to find the descriptions of the property mostly accurate but this property was even better than we anticipated! Located in a UNESCO world heritage site the 4 BR, 4 bath home has been thoroughly modernized and lovingly restored inside and out and the rear garden with lavender, roses and a pomegranate tree was the perfect place to enjoy the local wine and cheese. The location was superb and we took day trips to the surrounding towns and historic monuments and even walked part of the Via Francigena and took the waters at Bagno Vignoni. We will never forget our time here and are so grateful to the owners for all the care they took in furnishing a dream property.
This property was very clean and well equipped. It's nestled in a small town in Tuscany. The town has a local general store and a pecorino cheese factory with a retail store - excellent cheese. We used this property as a base to explore much of Tuscany. We drove daily to various towns, all of which were within one and a half hours distance - many of them much closer. We truly enjoyed returning to the quiet, spacious house each night. I would stay here again.
Beautiful village inTuscany
Eight friends stayed in Gino’s beautiful villa. So absolutely delightful. We drove out to the beautiful villages of Castiglione d’Oricia, Contignano, Radicofani and Monteriggioni in the beautiful Tuscan country side. We enjoyed our time in the old village of Contignano where the people are lovely and the welcome from the locals and dining in the local restaurant at the community pool was so much fun. Thank you Aurora for looking after us and to Gino who made his villa available.
Lovely countryside villa
The property is pristinely kept and beautiful. We felt very comfortable and cared for by Gino and his lovely caretaker Aurora. The small village of Contignano is well located in the hills of the most beautiful area in southern Tuscany, and easy driving distance to many desirable cities/towns. There is a great restaurant just a few minutes walk from the house , perfect for lunch or dinner as well.
This house was wonderful! It is large and has 4 bedrooms, each with private baths. The house is in a very small and quiet town, which gives a very genuine Italian experience. The house had a great notebook in English, filled with maps, restaurants and information about the town and local area. Although Gino doesn't live there, he made sure that we had people to help us (which was useful because our car broke down there, and there is not a close service station). I would recommend this house/town to anyone who doesn't mind driving in Italy and wants to get away from the crowded tourist spots and to enjoy the culture of Italy.
Family reunion in Contignono
We loved the house a village. The house was perfect for our family. Kitchen was well equipped. Each room had a bath en suite. The downstairs was perfect for my daughter and her 4 year old as it had a wonderful outdoor area and plenty of room to run around. The village was amazing as we were there during an event week and three of the five evenings there were productions. A play and two concerts. We found a fabulous restaurant just down the road and the small store off the piazza was well equipped with basic supplies. The location was perfect for day trips. The only slight down side was we had been under the impression that the pool was included in the rental fee and it was 10e per person. The property manager did reduce it to 7e.The restaurant at the pool was good. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Contignano and Tuscany!
This house is in the heart of Valdorcia and is minutes away from beautiful Pienza, Montepulciano, Radicofani, and Villa La Foce.( the filming locations made famous by the ' English Patient', The Twilight and other movies ). This region features some of the most well known natural Tuscan landmarks, and is surrounded by famous vineyards ( Nobile di Montepulciano,Brunello, the best known ),and numerous excellent restaurants making it ideal for wine and culinary tours. . The local cuisine specializes in truffles, wild boar, pheasant, rabbit, the Fiorentina (a porterhouse style steak of the Chianina breed), local excellent olive oil, strozza preti, pici, ravioli, and other regional pastas,many vegetables dishes and, of course, the famous pecorino cheese,one of the best in Italy.
In addition to the many historic and artistic sites ,the rolling hills of the area are great for walking, biking,trekking ,horse riding.
The Orcia Valley is an ideal site for vacationing in all seasons due to the varied landscape and a moderate climate,however it is during the Spring and Fall seasons that one can enjoy the most beautiful and colorful landscapes.
The local inhabitants are traditionally friendly and courteous and very proud and conscious of the historic and the cultural importance of the area : for centuries the Val d'Orcia has been considered a destination for the the elite traveler rather than mass tourism and this is reflected in the care and attention given to the environment.
This is truly Tuscany at its best.
Upon request transportation and driver can be provided and special services are available for visiting the wine country, gourmet tours and art tours