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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, italian


5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Grosseto Region Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Apartment 1 bedroom with bath, livining romm + sofa bed, kitchen, Aircond, Pool

Il Civettaio is a beautiful farmhouse in an organic winery and olive farm in Maremma,Tuscany. This country villa, dating back to the 1700, has been elegantly restored into 6 apartments, furnished with family antiques and traditional furniture, to maintain intact the feeling of Maremma, Nestled on a hilltop, it commands a stunning view of the countryside. The farmhouse is surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and woods and the grounds are carefully and environmentally kept, favoring local vegetation that attract a rich wildlife. The panoramic swimming pool, surrounded by fragrant plants like lavender, rosemary and olive trees, is furnished with beach chairs, sunbeds, amacas and shower and has a canopied area for shade. Just outside the farmhouse, there are tables and chairs under the pine trees where you can sit to read, meditate, dine al fresco, or simply enjoy the superb view of the rolling hills and the sunset. For more details visit our website

Restaurant: Our inside restaurant offers typical Maremma dishes with our organic products or products from farms nearby.

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Details for Istrice 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Istrice is a light-filled apartment on the second floor of the farmhouse and from its windows you can enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding valleys and hills. The apartment has a good size living room and 2 bedrooms, tastefully decorated with family antiques and traditional furniture, Air conditioning Completely renovated, it still maintains old historical features and details like the wood-beamed ceilings and the terracotta (cotto) floors. The living room has a sitting area around the old (working) woodburning fireplace with sofas that sit comfortably 4 people. There is a big open-kitchen area with table and chairs for 6. The country-style kitchen is new, with : refrigerator, oven, 4 burners, and a dishwasher, so cooking is easy and enjoyable. There is an antique china cabinet the holds plates, glasses, silverware, cups, kitchen utensils, pots and pans as well as table linens and kitchen towels. Windows have inside shutters and insect screen. More info at www.civettaio.i
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Civettaio (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lieber Gregorio, es war traumhaft wie immer! Vielen dank fuer die schoene zeit un die luxusbetreung: bis bald im Civettaio
Sep 2010
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based on 5 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews

Tuscan Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Il Civettaio! The farmhouse is even more beautiful than the pictures. Our two bedroom apartment, the Istrice was on the top floor and had great views and a large living/dining/kitchen area stocked with condiments such as salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, tea, hot water maker, etc.

The highlight of our trip was the farm tour and cooking class at Il Civettaio, which is offered if you request it in advance. We toured the vineyards and olive groves first at 4pm, then tasted the excellent white wine (Vermentino) produced at Il Civettaio with cheese, bread and the Il Civettaio olive oil, which is fantastic also! We typically like red wines, but this white wine and olive oil tasting experience was so good I wished we hadn't saved it for our last day so I could enjoy more of the Vermentino. We then started our cooking class around 5:30pm, prepared fresh pasta, with Lucinda preparing too as she was teaching us, and then Lucinda made a wild boar ragu sauce as we watched and took a few notes. At 7pm we had our best meal in Italy at the farmhouse with the locally produced food and wine from Il Civettaio, eating outside and staying up until the sunset at almost 10pm.

The sunsets and the long days in early June were amazing, and there is so much light that you can really enjoy seeing Tuscany at this time -- when it's not yet so warm. We were very lucky with weather that approached 80s during the day and in the 50s at night with very low humidity. We kept the windows open at night to enjoy the breezes. We did not experience any problems with road noise as one reviewer commented.

We visited the towns of San Gimignano, Siena, Montepulciano, and Montalcino which were all beautiful. San Gimignano was our favorite as it has such historic streets and shops and tunnels to get you under the buildings and to the next street (similar to Siena) but on a much smaller scale. All of the towns have great places to walk around and get lunch and a gelato and shop and people watch. If you are interesting in tastings, Montepulciano was the really only town we visited with merchants offering wine, olive oil and cheese tastings with multiple opportunities on every block, which made us wish we had taken a driver to visit this town. Bring at least 5 Euros in coins for public parking and be prepared to walk at bit both up and down hilly streets to see the towns.

We can't wait to go back, and would definitely stay at Il Civettaio again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We were 5 women in different ages spending 1 fantastic week at Il Civettaio. It is a beatiful place on a hill with a fantastic overlook at the landscape! You can sit and relax under big trees looking at the sunset, maybe with a glass of really good wine in your hand. In the garden you can pick fresh, sunwarm tomatoes and fresh herbs....From the restaurant you have possibilities to taste good food! The owner gives good advices of what to do in the neighborhood. It is really a good place to stay in, an is placed perfect for going out discovering Toscana. Rental car is necessary, nearest village takes about 30 minutes to walk. The apartments are nice, modern and clean, and the pool are clean and well taken cared of. I can really recommend Il Civettaio for a lovely, relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Wunderschöne Wochen

  • 5 of 5

Civettaio ist ein einzigartiges und besonderes Haus.

Wer sich von der Schönheit der Landschaft überzeugen möchte, ist hier richtig.

Es gibt guten Wein Themenabende, Weinführung...

Man kommt gern wieder!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted with the apartment here. It is full of rustic charm and the views are absolutely spectacular. The property was very clean and spacious. The owner and staff couldn't do enough to help and are really nice people. The food provided on 3 nights, the 3 course meal, the pizza's and the buffet, were delicious and the location was ideal for getting around Tuscany. As we were on the road side of the farm house it was a little noisy in the morning but not for long. If I go again I would opt to be on the other side. Overall I would thoroughly recommend this very pleasant holiday destination.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Biberist, SO, Schweiz

superschönes Anwesen. Nur empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 1 Woche im August 2008 auf Il Civettaio.Besteht aus insgesamt 5 Appartements unterschiedlicher Größe. Wir hatten die Wohnung Istrice, die ich persönlich am schönsten fand. Vor allen Fenstern sind Mückennetze, was wirklich für ausreichend Schlaf sorgte und man konnte immer die Fenster geöffnet lassen. Das angebotene Abendessen (27€ inkl. Wein und Softdrinks) war sehr lecker und preislich nicht zu schlagen. 1x die Woche hat abends ein Pizzabackevent im Freien stattgefunden, was alle super fanden, vor allem Kinder. Der Pool ist super, auch für Kinder, da ein Einstieg mit Treppen und Gesamttiefe von 1,40m. Es gibt Hängematten und genügend Liegen. Sehr angenehm. Die Lage des Anwesens war auch super, da man zum Meer fahren konnte und Florenz, Siena etc alle nicht zu weit entfernt sind. Die Wohnung ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die Bäder mit Bidet, Dusche etc perfekt. Auch die Küche, alles top. Also wir können es nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen und würden selbst auch wieder hinfahren. Preis-Leistung Perfekt!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Isola del Giglio
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
110 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Marina di Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: necessary

Civettaio is in the center of Maremma Toscana in a strategic position: half an hour to Siena, one and a half to Firenze, close to Montalcino an its wines, half hour to the beautiful beaches of Castiglione della Pescaia, Talamone, Argentario, Roma is two hours train away. And a lot of thinghs to see...


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Jul 9 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Bed, bath towels, final cleaning, use of the activities, wifi, vineyards and cellar tour included

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Grosseto Region Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The Istrice apartment has 2 bathrooms completely renovated with traditional tiles in different shades of blue and modern bath fixtures and lighting. Both have the original terracotta floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The Istrice apartment has 2 bedrooms with airconditioning. Each one has a queen bed and an ensuite bathroom. A sofabed that sleeps 2 is in the living room. The bedrooms are elegantly furnished with family antiques and country furniture and feature the original beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. Each bedroom has a wardrobe/armoire and table nights at each side of the bed. The beds are in the traditional Tuscan wrought iron style. Bed linens are in a luxurious cotton threads and the bed covers are in cotton damask in the tasteful local blue pattern. Windows are equipped with inside shutters and insect screens.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For the convenience of the guests, il Civettaio operates on site a cozy restaurant open exclusively for our customers. The restaurant is housed in the former barn with walls with exposed brick and decorated with antiques and memorabilia (including a small collection of very old wines). On request, il Civettaio organizes buffet or sit down dinners inside the restaurant or al fresco, featuring several courses of authentic tuscan cuisine from Maremma. It also organizes a hands-on cooking class pizza night where you can learn how to make your own pizza and bake it in our outdoor 300 year-old woodburing pizza oven. On request, the owner (and winemaker) of the estate will give you a complimentary personal tour of the wine estate and a guided wine and olive oil tasting. During the Grape Harvest time (end of September/October) or the Olive Harvest time (end of October/November is possible to experience first hand the winemaking and oilmaking processes.

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