Casa San Carlo - apartment Città della Pieve
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Casa San Carlo - apartment Città della Pieve
The apartment 'Città della Pieve' is situated on the ground floor of a large villa called Casa San Carlo, in the lovely hills of Umbria, right on the Tuscan border. Thanks to its elevated position, the apartment offers a lovely view of its surroundings, as it overlooks sloping hills covered with olive trees, woods and vineyards. Looking up, you'll see the belltower of Monteleone d'Orvieto, a charming little village just a mile up the country road.
The apartment 'Città della Pieve is suitable for 2-5 people. It has two large bedrooms, a living room with fully equiped kitchen corner and a cosy fire place, a bathroom with toilet, wash basin and shower. The first bedroom has a double bed and a single bed and room enough to place a baby cot. It has double doors that open into the garden, to the terrace with an outdoor table and chairs.
The second bedroom has a double bed and also has doors that open into the garden at the other side of the house, where guests can also sit at their own private outdoor table.
The living space of the apartment is approximately 60 square meters.
From the ground floor apartment Città della Pieve, it is just a short stroll through the garden down to the large swimming pool of Casa San Carlo, where all guests can enjoy the lovely weather and fantastic views all around. There are sunbeds & sun umbrellas for communal use.
In the communal area of the villa the guests are welcome to sit and watch television, listen to music, read books on their surroundings, or enjoy a home cooked meal that Dutch owners Torben and Klaartje Heerze will serve during the week. There is also a minibar from which guests can taste Umbrian wines and soft drinks.
In apartment Città della Pieve you will enjoy a carefree holiday; Dutch owners Torben and Klaartje Heerze and their little girls Giulia and Elena, will be at your service. They can give you cultural tips on the medieval cities nearby, serve a lovely breakfast on the terrace outside or cook you a daily 'menù del giorno' if you don't feel like cooking yourself.
You can easily reach apartment Città della Pieve from the A1 motorway from Florence to Rome. The exit is at Fabro, only a ten-minute drive from the house. The international airports of Florence and Rome each lie within 140 kilometres, Perugia can be reached within 45 minutes, Pisa is 210 kilometres.
As a region, Umbria - also known as the Green Heart of Italy - offers not only astonishing nature but also a lot of culture: the unique art and architecture, castles, churches and medieval monasteries in cities such as Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Orvieto and Spoleto attract admirers from near and far. Throughout the region you can find works by famous artists such as Giotto and Piero della Francesca and by the Umbrian painter Perugino - his native town Città della Pieve is located seven kilometers from Casa San Carlo.
Because of its position on the border with Tuscany, guests can easily reach famous Tuscan cities as Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena and Florence by car or train.
Torben and Klaartje ( or Claire, in English) also export Umbrian and Tuscan wines and freshly harvested olive oil to The Netherlands, so they have a lot of knowlegde about the vineyards in their area. A nice wine tasting plus tour of any Vineyard is thus easily arranged! Also, for those who really want to experience Italian life, they can arrange for a Vespa scooter for their guests, so that you can sightsee all around Umbria on your own.
We hope to welcome you to lovely Umbria!
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Casa San Carlo - apartment Città della Pieve Monteleone d'Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
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What to see and do around us:
Casa San Carlo is centrally located to visit both Tuscany and Umbria! Visit cities such as Montepulciano, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto and see all of their treasures. Wander around through the mideaval cobbled streets, have the best coffe in town and eat a delicious 'gelato'. Enjoy a day at the nearby Spa and bathe like the old Romands did in natural thermal water! Go winetasting in the vicinity of the villa and then enjoy the large swimming pool to relax. Rent a Vespa scooter and take a tour of Lake Trasimeno, or take a direct train to Florence or Rome and be amazed by these beautiful cities. Torben and Claire are happy to give you all the tips you need!
About the villa:
On the exact same spot where Casa San Carlo now stands, there used to be a ruin with a great tree growing out of it. The old stones of the ruin were used for the outer walls of the new house and for the 'portico' (the terrace). Other materials, such as the beams for the ceiling, the stones for the inner walls, the wood for the kitchen drawers and the huge dining room table, were all produced in Umbria. Most of the furniture is handmade, such as the beds and cupboards in the bedrooms.
During the restoration a lot of though went into the environment as well. Solar panels were installed to use as a natural heating system, which also reduces the use of costly gas. Each apartment has central heating, which means that we don;t have to heat up the whole house for individual guests in winter time.
The restoration took a year and a half to complete, and its result is a stunning luxury villa of 500 square meters with a small annex next to it, an impressive pool and a lovely garden.
Casa San Carlo is the ideal place for young and old, for individual guests as well as for groups, for couples or for families with young children. We'd love to welcome you in our home!
About the trip to Casa San Carlo:
Airports are: Perugia, Pisa, Florence and Rome
Train: station Fabro Ficulle or Chiusi
Rental car: on all airports there are rental facilities. We can also rent a car for you close to Casa San Carlo or we can arrange to have you picked up at the airport.
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