In stunning Tuscany, along its endless artistic heritage and countryside, where stretches of silvery olive trees stare after vineyards and cypress trees, lies the Villa Senaia.
An ancient stone farmhouse, located in a strategic position where it is easy to uncover many of the hidden and characteristic secrets of Tuscany and Umbria. The local atmosphere will leave you with unforgettable moments of quiet and relaxation, enjoying the colors, odours and unique sunsets.
Various paintings of flowers and colours of Tuscany hang on the walls bringing nature indoors. The living room is plain and simple, starting with the stone walls where the fireplace stands. Here you can take a relaxing break while watching satellite TV (with LCD player, stereo, VCR). The kitchen goes well together with the outside covered porch, with facilities for dining out in front of the swimming pool with a view of the entire valley.
On the ground floor you can also find a bedroom and a bathroom with shower. An external staircase leads to the balcony, two double rooms with shared bathroom and a bedroom with private bathroom and access to the loggia.
The villa offers a private garden surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean plants. It contains an outdoor oven / barbecue to enjoy local food, a laundry room and private parking. The pool offers peace and tranquility in an attractive spot. (6 x 12 meters - 20 x 40 feet ca.) The whole property is well designed for the needs of guests on holiday. The owners, who live nearby, will welcome guests on arrival with a small buffet lunch and once a week (on request) will offer homemade pizza, which is always a great success.
The nearest town which has many restaurants and shops is only 3 km away and the cities of art & culture such as Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Siena, Florence ... can be reached in under an hour.The farmhouse Villa Senaia is recommended for all those seeking peace and tranquility, but also to those who want to explore Tuscany.
The family atmosphere and the helpfulness of the owners will help guests express their opinions and ask for advice especially for those who do not know the area. The guests can ask freely for information: from where is the nearest restaurant, the local post office to the trails for walkers etc.TripAdvisor property ID 3088929...Read more
Villa Senaia- Tuscany Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy
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From its 500 meters s.m. dominates the Valdichiana, surrounded by Etruscan walls that make it unique, the legend, as told by Virgil, wants Cortona was founded by legendary Dardanus in the place where the hero, in combat, lost his helmet (Corys), by hence its name or Coritus Corjtus Cortona become over the years.
Dardanus was an ancestor of King Priam ... King of the Trojan War, the beautiful Helen and the horse of Ulysses.
Later Cortona was Umbrian, Etruscan and Roman then be, after the period of barbarian invasions, a free city under Uguccio Casali.
There are more than 3,000 years of history that are of Cortona one of the most unique and fascinating cities of central Italy and one of the amazing places in order to understand our origins Italic, be prepared because the roads here are steep!
The first Sunday and preceding Saturday of every month, is organized in Arezzo Antiques Fair, one of the largest antiques fairs in Italy, located on the scenic and picturesque streets of the city center. In the church of St. Francis can find frescoes of the cycle of the Legend of the True Cross (XV century). Of Piero della Francesca, Casa Vasari, Ivan Bruschi house museum, the house of Francesco Petrarca, the Medici fortress.
Piero della Francesca, born in Sansepolcro in 1420 and died, by a singular coincidence of fate, 12 October 1492, day of the discovery of America, was called the "painter scientist" for his extraordinary ability to blend the geometry of volumes and space of light and color from careful and meticulous studies. Piero and paves the road anticipates was to Michelangelo, who was born in another village near Sansepolcro Aretino.
Twice a year, in June and September, there is the Giostra del Saracino, a quaint medieval tournament.
Sanctuary of Verna
Do you want to retrace the steps where Francis in 1223, three years before his glorious transit, received his stigmata?
Here one morning while the Saint was praying, the mountain was enveloped in a wonderful light, he had the stigmata of the Passion of Jesus, which Dante defined the final seal to his holiness.
The birthplace of the artist, Michelangelo was born here March 6, 1475. The castle keeps intact the surrounding structure, which is the birthplace of the Master with his Michelangelo museum, contains reproductions of works of the divine artist.
It is very nice to walk through the streets of this beautiful city. Among the main places of interest highlights: Piazza del Campo, the Duomo, the Cathedral Museum and the Facciatone, Baptistery. Very important is a visit to the museum in front of the Duomo, Santa Maria alla Scala, in ancient times this was a hospital. today has been transformed into a museum where you can find all the layers of history, of the Sienese community, offering visitors a cultural experience that goes well beyond classic type of a museum visit. Try the tasty culinary delights ... and the sweet temptations of the historic Pasticceria Nannini!
In the heart of the Sienna district there is a perfect landscape, essential .... consists of hills, gulleys, the winding river, the cypress trees that mark the heights following the course of the streets, this is the Val d'Orcia with its beautiful medieval villages (Castiglione d'Orcia, San Quirico d 'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza).
Quaint town, known for the gardens of the Horti Leonini. Famous for the surrounding countryside. It is located about 35 km from Siena. Pienza Beautiful village in a panoramic position, ideal to enjoy the Tuscan countryside. The town revolves around the beautiful Piazza Pio 2nd. It is located 9 miles from San Quirico d'Orcia. For cheese lovers ... Do not miss the black Pecorino di Pienza.
It's built on a limestone ridge. The village is surrounded by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder in 1500 for Cosimo I. Montepulciano is known for its imposing Renaissance palaces, the elegant beauty of its churches and its "Vino Nobile", a Tuscan wine of the most internationally acclaimed. The village is spread along a course that climbs the hill to reach the central square, Piazza Grande, located at the top.
From the top, the imposing fortress of fourteenth-century masters the hill. Montalcino as well as streets, artisan shops, small cafes and shops of typical food products (wine and honey are popular local biscuits called "dead bones"), to see are the beautiful Town Hall, the Bishop's Palace which houses the museums of Montalcino (the diocesan, the civic and archaeological with works of important authors of the thirteenth to the sixteenth century Sienese, including Bartalo di Fredi, Il Sodoma, Bartolomeo Neroni), home of Brunello that has been called the best and most famous Italian wine.
St. Francis of Assisi, born September 26, 1182 - died October 3, 1226, as Francis was born Giovanni di Pietro Bernar, also known as "the poor man of Assisi", is one of the most famous saints in the world, together with S. Catherine of Siena. Together they have been proclaimed the patrons of Italy. The town of Assisi due of its illustrious citizen is a symbol of peace, it is a destination for meetings between the major religions of the world. Assisi is a medieval town which has preserved its original architecture, giving the visitor a truly unique show.
Historic Centre of Florence (1982)
Piazza del Duomo in Pisa (1987)
Historic Centre of San Gimignano (1990)
Historic Centre of Siena (1995)
Center of Pienza (1996)
Val d'Orcia (2004)
Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi since 2000
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