Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Palazzo Rosadi is a beautifully restored historical manor house dating from 1785, and has been in the Rosadi family for over 200 years. It is a luxurious country home in a wonderful location near the little village of Monterchi (near Arezzo), all surrounded by a wide, private park with a wonderful garden and a pool warmed by an all day sun exposure with an impressive panoramic view.
One of the charms of staying in Tuscany is that most houses have a long and interesting history. Palazzo Rosadi is not an exception! In 1889 Francesco Rosadi came to live in Ripoli with his family. He had bought a number of farm estates in the area, and Palazzo Rosadi was in a good and central position to run and manage all of them. In 1902 Palazzo Rosadi was extended as the family had already grown. They used the services of a local artist, Giangio, from Monterchi, who decorated the majority part of the bedrooms and corridors. During the 2nd World War the house was used as a refuge to the inhabitants of Ripoli, during a 2 week bombardment by German forces.
In more recent times, the house has been used as a family home, from where they managed the farming of their local land. From the year 2000, the Rosadi family became involved in tourism.
Palazzo Rosadi offers a unique accommodation. You will find precious period furniture and all the modern comforts making your stay pleasant and relaxing.
Ground and exteriors
Garden: The house is set in a wide, private park (25 hectares) crossed by grassed paths which go through the woods, ideal for gentle walks or running. The very well maintained garden is over 3 terraces.
Swimming pool: In the first level of the garden, just below the house, there is a swimming pool (12 x 6 mt; depth: 1,5 mt - open from 1 st of May to 1 st of October) equipped with sun-beds and chairs. A stone barn has been renovated into a large, quality shower/changing room complete with WC serving the pool.
Next to the pool there is a heated Jacuzzi open from April to October).
View: From the paved poolside area guests may take full advantage of the magnificent view looking over small hilltop towns and villages with the Apennine mountain range forming the backdrop in the far distance.
Children's amenities: playground area for children
Palazzo Rosadi is managed directly by the owners. In case of any problems, the owners are just 20 minutes away. They are there to meet and greet you, show you around the property and help with any needs you have. Your satisfaction is a priority for the owners. At Palazzo Rosadi the majority of the guests are repeater clients.
At guests' disposal:
2 montain bikes
hairdryer (in each bathroom)
- Breakfast, dinner, cooking lesson with the chef
- Extra maid service
- Transfer by van with driver from and to the airports
- English-speaking guide
- Car hire
- Wine tour with English-speaking driver and van (all day, 2 wine tastings plus lunch in a typical restaurant)
- Van hire
- Internet WiFi (with your own computer)
- Hot air balloon
nearest village: Monterchi 2,5 km (reachable on foot through a country road)
cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, roller blading, sailing, swimming, tennis, walking, wind-surfing, Clay Pigeon Shooting.
Walking and cycling and fishing:
The villa is surrounded by stunning countryside, offering beautiful walks around it's land and the adjacent woods.
There are simply miles of country paths and tracks.
Guided walks are also available for all levels. The routes range from gentle strolls through to challenging climbs, and they all offer fantastic panoramic views and the chance to get back to nature.
Walkers have often reported seeing wild boar, deer as well as a whole variety of birds.
The woods are also full of porcini mushrooms, chestnuts and truffles (for those that know how to find them).
cycling with the famous hills of Tuscany, you can pick a gentle ride down into the village of Monterchi , or a full blooded Mountain Bike ride throud the woods.
Guided rides are available as a bike hire.
Monterchi hosts many organised rides from fun rides for all the family through to international races .
It is possible to fish in the private lake about 450 m. far to the villa, in the lake there are carps, perchs, trouts.
Horse Riding :
There is a riding centre approx 15 minutes away, for both experienced riders and beginners.
Lessons for children, with ponies, are also available there.
Golf There is a 18 holecourse approx 30 minutes from the villa.
Throughout July and August in Monterchi, In the gardens of the Madonna del Parto museum, every Wednesday night, Monterchi is host for music concerts. Covering Classical music, Jazz and more. The events are free of charge and after the concerts a buffet is served.
Within an hour?s drive, you can find Italy?s top fashion designers, as well as designer labels from all over the world. Among the names are Prada, The Mall (an outlet covering many designer names), Gucci. For our guests, we have a special discount card.
We also have a special agreement with other local select stores. These include Busatti (fine quality, hand made fabrics eg, linen, silk etc), Ciacci (beautiful jewellery, watches, collections, silver etc).
We have a special agreement with a local ?Enoteca?. Here you can try an assortment of local Tuscan and Umbrian wines, with samples of salamis and cheeses. If you want to try lots of wine then we can also take you and collect you afterwards. If you go on to buy some of the wine you have tasted, we have a special discount arranged with them.
Eating out in Italy normally involves drinking quality local wine!! If you would like collection/delivery to a restaurant then we can organise a taxi service for your group.
SPECIAL EXCURSION TO THE TIBERINA VALLEY WITH THE OWNER.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: a fully equipped laundry, a large living room (80 sqm) with armchairs, table and chairs for 12 people, Satellite TV, stereo and large fireplace (not working).
Adjacent to the fireplace there is the kitchen (28 sqm) with: table and chairs, microwave, kettle, italian coffee maker Bialetti, american coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, oven, fridge and the complete dish facilities.
First floor: another fully equipped kitchen (without dishwasher), a fireplace (not working) and a small balcony. There is also a preciously decorated living room with a glass cupboard, table and chairs, armchairs, TV with video recorder, telephone and an internet connection.
Along a decorated corridor there are four bedrooms, three doubles and one twin-bedded room.
Three bedrooms have a bathroom ensuite with shower; the 4th bathroom, also with shower, is along the corridor, 3 m from the 4th bedroom.
At the end of the corridor there is a lovely balcony, from which you can admire the enchanting country landscape surrounding the villa.
Second floor: there are two finely furnished twin bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Please, note that 5 of the 6 bedrooms of the villa can be double on request.
From June 2014: air conditioning in all bedrooms
Check-in: from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Check-out: within 9.30 a.m.
More servicesincluded in the rental price:
Excursion to the Tiber Valley with the owner
Wine tasting in winery
4 hours to use in the local tennis court (free equipment for two people)
COMPLETE BUFFET DINNER ON THE ARRIVAL EVENING (dishes according to the season), so that you have not to worry about cooking after travelling !
Air conditioning upon consumption will be available from June 2014
Other Extra services (to be arranged in advance and paid extra)
Transfer by van with driver from and to the airports
Wine tour with English-speaking driver and van (all day long, 2 wine tastings plus lunch in a typical restaurant)
Hot air balloon
Included in the rental price:
Bed linen and towels (weekly changed)
Babycot (on request)
Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
Final Cleaning (mandatory): 60.00€
Breakfast (on request): 12.00€ per person per day
Dinner (on request): 40.00€ per person
Baby-sitting (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Maid service (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Cooking lessons (on request): 25.00€ per person
Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 500.00€
Heating (on request): 4.19€ per cubic meter
Air conditioning (on request): 0.45€ per kWh
A Booking Fee of 30.00€ is to be added to the rental price.