Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
The villa is composed of a main house and a cottage situated in well tended flowered gardens and parkland which also has a large swimming pool. The private fenced off parkland surrounding the villa is built on three levels. The ground floor of the main house is simply furnished and composed of a large entrance hall, a living room with view of the garden, a dining-room with fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen which includes fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and gas hobs. Also on this floor there is a little bathroom. From the dining room access to the big Lemonary/conservatory and the garden terrace, perfect for al fresco dining.
The stairs made of stone lead to the beautifully furnished first floor, where there is a comfortable living room. On this floor there are two large bedrooms with bathrooms. On the second floor you find another lounge off which there are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, one of which includes a sauna.
The cottage is located behind the main house and it has a lounge/dining room on the ground floor. Going up a flight of stairs you come to the first floor where there are 2 bedrooms and one bathroom. There is also a lovely large furnished terrace on this floor.
In the main house two of the bedrooms are twins and the rest are doubles. One bathroom is with a hydro-massage bath while the others all have showers.
The cottage has a twin room and a double bedroom. The bathroom in the cottage is with a hydro-massage tub.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: FLORENCE 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Fire place (open)
Fully equipped kitchen
2 furnished terraces
NO ANIMALS ALLOWED
Washing Machine In house
DVD player (Euro)
Internet WI-FI In house
|Further details outdoors|
Villa Le Fonti 16 is surrounded by 15.000 sqm. of private and well maintained gardens and is therefore an ideal place to spend a wonderful holiday in the heart of Tuscany. The family Parigi who own the Villa live in the neighbouring village and will be around to make sure you have everything you need.
Villa Le Fonti 16 is located 6 km. from Arezzo, in the locality "Quarata", which lies in the centre of four valleys: Valdarno, Casentino, Valdichiana and Valtiberina; its position secures proximity to Florence, Siena, Assisi and other artistically important cities.
About 2km. away from the Villa there is "Ponte a Buriano" an ancient Roman bridge constructed in 1277 which was immortalized by Leonardo in his famous picture "Mona Lisa".
The villa is surrounded by large private gardens.
Swimming pool - 15 x 7.5 x 1.5 meters open from Easter to October
Washing Machine Onsite - available at the house
House Maid - available on request. This service can not be supplied on Saturdays and Sundays.
Cook on request
- book in advance, see FAQ for further info
Leisure - mountain bikes, ballooning,
Telephone - There is a phone available, for Internet bring your own computer
Approach road - All tar road
Distances - Florence 50km, Siena 70km, Arezzo 6km, Cortona 20km, Rome 218km
Tennis - nearby
The Tuscany region
Arezzo is a town in the Tuscan province, situated on a hillside that is 296 meters above the sea level, between Casentino, Valdichiana and Valdarno.
Archaeological remains are evidence of its existence since VI century. The town remained important during Roman times. Its ceramics in red coral with decorations in relief were famous and copied all over the Empire during the first Imperial period. Arezzo then was as famous as it is now for its goldsmiths.
Rich and intense was its life in the Middle Age; the rich Aretino society of the 13th century was divided between the bickering Guelfs and the Ghibelines. The Guelfs were supported by the Florentines who defeated the Ghibelines at Campaldino in 1289, helped by none other than the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri. The surroundings are rich with traces of this poet. In 1384 Arezzo was almost sold to Florence and from that time its history was as a Florentine republic first, then Signoria and Granducato di Toscana later. The Medici Family have left their trace in the ’500 fortresses in the north of the town.
In the centre if you walk along the ‘Corso’ (main street of the old town) or the Medieval streets that go to the San Donato Church, you get the feeling of being part of Piero Della Francesca’s fresco "The legend of the real cross". This church with its magnificent interior was built in the second half of 1200 on request of the Franciscan friars. The Pieve di Santa Maria (XII-XIII cent.) that contains a polyptic by Pietro Lorenzetti is a very important church of the Romanic period. In the San Domenico Church there is another exceptional piece, the Crucifix of Cimabue. In this town Francesco Petrarca was born, and a few centuries later, Giorgio Vasari Michelangelo was born in nearby Caprese in 1475.
An important and interesting place to visit is the Archaeological Museum which preserves Greek and Etruscan vases, the ruins of Roman floorings, coins and statues.
The museum is housed in the ex-monastery of San Bernardo, built on the ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre (II cent. BC). Other items of interest are in the Etruscan section with the notable vase of Euphronios, the jewels from the tombs of Poggio del Sole, the Roman section has a collection of “vasi corallini”, the famous Aretine shiny red glaze vases.
The villa is located in a small village called Quarata where there is a pharmacy, post office, bank, tobacconist, a grocery shop, a butcher, a dry cleaners and a hairdresser. The nearest town is 6km Arezzo where there are all the amenities and a large selection of restaurants.