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TUSCANY - Steeped in centuries of history, the cultural region along the Arno is one of the most beautiful in Italy, if not the whole of Europe. The very landscape radiates harmony and a deep sense of peace, while the wealth of impressions is enough to intoxicate the senses. Toscana has been capturing the hearts and minds of travellers for hundreds of years. The greatest attraction for the region's visitors is of course the cities of Florence,Lucca, Pisa and Siena with their rich culture, along with a number of gorgeous smaller towns. A trip to San Gimignano with its high medieval towers is absolutely recommended. Or a tour to Pienza with its town centre preserved almost unchanged ever since the Renaissance. Here at the very least, no one can help falling in love with this region, its towns and villages world famous for their art and architecture. But the natural environment is well worth exploring too. Wandering through the softly rolling hills - planted with the slim cypress trees that give the landscape its characteristic appearance - you'll come across vineyards at every turn. This is the origin of red wines as
well known and well loved as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Tignanello. To get a more intensive look at the area, Monte Amiata (1738 m) is the perfect opportunity for an excursion to untouched natural surroundings. This inactive volcano is a popular skiing destination in winter, and in summer a great place for trekking fans, especially as its peak offers an incomparable view out over the whole of central Italy. And then of course, there's the sea and the extremely varied coast: including the wild Maremma, where the butteri herd their cattle on horseback. Or the
coastal town of Viareggio, famous for its art deco architecture. Forte dei Marmi is stylish and smart, and the resort of Punta Ala has been a popular meeting place for the elite for many years. Off the coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea lie the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago - according to legend, they were formed from the pearls of a crown once accidentally dropped into the sea by the goddess Venus.
Grocer's 2 KM (Ghizzano), Restaurant 5 KM (Peccioli), Facilities 5 KM (Shops, Banks, Restaurants - Peccioli), Tennis-court 15 KM (Ponsacco), horse-riding 1 KM (Ghizzano), Golf course 10 KM (Castelfalfi), Hospital 20 KM (Pontedera), Railway station 20 KM (Pontedera), Port 50 KM (Livorno), Airport 40 KM (Pisa - 80 KM Firenze), Sea 50000 MT (rocky Castiglioncello - 60 KM sandy Rosignano M.), San Gimignano a 30 KM, Pisa a 45 KM, Siena a 70 KM,Firenze a 80 KM
Beautiful farmhouse with private swimming pool situated in the heart of the green Tuscan countryside, in the vicinity of the ancient village of Ghizzano. Surrounded by cultivated fields and woodlands, Casale Valdera is part of a wide estate set in 260 hectares of olive groves and vineyards, which provide excellent olive oil and high quality wines. The farmhouse renovation has been carefully carried out using traditional materials and techniques. Dating back to the 19th century, this old dwelling still retains its original character with thick walls, terracotta floors, select antiques and coordinated fabrics.
Furnished with great taste, the elegant living room with cross vaults features a fireplace and a piano. The first floor houses rooms just as comfortable, including a second living room with a fireplace and four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Outside the area, the estate and its large swimming pool ( 12 m X 6 m, 1.06m-2.40m) make it a perfect place to relax and unwind. A stay in Casale Valdera offers also many activities: long walks or bike rides through the estate, culinary outings to the surrounding area or a visit to the nearby wineries along the wine road Strada del Vino delle Colline Pisane. Set in a strategic location, halfway between Pisa and Florence, the farmhouse is an ideal starting point for exploring the Tuscan cities full of art of Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.
The villa is 300 sq metres and consists of: ground floor entrance, living room with fireplace and piano, dining room, kitchen, 1 bathroom, laundry room, terrace, garden, swimming pool; 1st Floor: 1 double bedroom with bathroom with shower and tub, 2 double bedrooms with bathroom/shower, 1 twin bedroom with bathroom/shower, living room/study with fireplace and single sofa bed.
Water, gas and electricity consumption, final cleaning INCLUSIVE.
Linen (sheets and towels) INCLUSIVE - weekly change-weekly tidy up.
Cot AVAILABLE on request - INCLUSIVE
High chair for babies AVAILABLE on request - INCLUSIVE
Welcoming hamper (typical products)
Extra Services on request: shopping list (€ 20 +cost of items)- maid service (€ 10 per hour) – baby sitter (€10 per hour)- on request horse riding through officially recognised nature trails.
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