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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Casa Monia D is a welcoming cottage made of stone. It sleeps four people. From Casa Monia D you will have a pleasant view of the Tuscan hills. Casa Monia D is 50 square meters (540 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a private garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and winter heating.

You will be roughly 3.5 km (2.2 miles) from Serre di Rapolano, where you will find restaurants and the shops.

Casa Monia D is located on the ground floor. You will reach it from the parking area along a walkway that cuts through the garden.

To stay at Casa Monia D you will need a car. You will be able to park it in a reserved parking space.

Casa Monia D is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Casa Monia D.

You will spend your vacation in an historic and fascinating location. A few steps away from the house, there is a large Etruscan tomb, dug straight into the rich vein of travertine which runs under the earth here.

The five apartments are part of a farming estate, at the heart of which is an historic medieval mill. This ancient stone building has been restored with love and respect for its original form, and is lovely to look at, standing alone and surrounded by greenery. Inside, there was a small mill-wheel, which was activated by one of the thermal springs with which this area is so richly endowed. Currently here you will find two of the five apartments.

Not far from here there is the one-level building in which three other vacation apartments are located.

Surrounding the entire complex you will find a beautiful lawn, divided by narrow stone pathways that cut across the greenery, and ornamented with urns overflowing with red geraniums. On this lawn, here and there, you will find on display some of the antique tools of "contadina" (peasant) life.

The farm practices organic agriculture, and you can buy extra-virgin olive oil, wine, truffles, vegetables and fruit on the premises. Also available for your use is a wine cellar, equipped with an Internet connection. 

The proprietors live on the property, and will graciously make themselves available to you to provide information about tourist attractions, or to help meet whatever various needs you may have.

You will be spending your vacation in the middle of one of the most characteristic and often-photographed regions of Tuscany, an area that extends from Siena to Montalcino. You will be able to gaze across a stretch of gentle clay hills, which in springtime are resplendent with the various green tints of the pastures or of cultivated grains, and cloaked in summertime with myriad shades of gold and of ochre.

Where the grain ends, the vineyards begin, most notably in the zone of Montalcino, famous for the Brunello wines that are produced there. And at the summit of practically every hill, you will find rows of small, slender, dark-green cypress trees, rural houses, churches and ancient fortifications, as well as medieval villages marked by the tall, distant spikes of their towers.

Staying here you will be 4 km (about 2.5 miles) from Rapolano Terme. In the thermal baths of Rapolano you will be able to take every type of curative spa treatment in the warm pools, which are also open in the evenings.

You will be nearby the cities of art: Siena is 28 km away (17.5 miles), Florence 70 km (56 miles), Perugia 70 km (43.5 miles), Arezzo 40 km (25 miles); and nearby are the most characteristic Tuscan villages that you can visit, starting with Montalcino, birthplace of the famous Brunello wine, which is just 30 km (19 miles) away.

If you like handicrafts, you will find in the Crete Senesi a multitude of workshops in which terracotta is made according to ancient traditions.

In this area, from September to November, the white truffle—the most rare and precious of truffles—is found.

Don’t miss the opportunity to travel the “via Chiantigiana,” which is the road that cuts across the entire production zone of Chianti wines. Along this road, lined to the left and right with rows of vines, you will find hills topped with castles and villages, the results of two millennia of history.

You can visit cantinas, discover excellent small restaurants, and experience for yourself the friendliness of the locals which is such a great part of the fascination that Tuscany holds for the rest of the world.

If you enjoy hiking, you can walk the Senesi hills, or that part of the via Franchigena that crosses the Montagnola Senese, a protected hilly area, covered with chestnut trees, where nature is truly uncontaminated.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 6 meters (20 feet) large by 12 meters (39 feet) long, from 1.20 meter (4 feet) to 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with deck chairs. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a pleasant view of the Tuscan countryside and of the hills. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex. It is open from the beginning of June until the end of September.

Garden

The garden is 3000 square meters (32300 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by trees. You will be able to reach it from the main entrance hall. It is equipped with a table, chairs and deck chairs. In the garden you will find a fenced children's playgrounds. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a pleasant view of the surrounding countryside. You will share the garden with the other guests staying at the complex.

Laundry room

In the laundry room you will find a washing machine at your disposal.  Garden

The garden is partly shaded by trees. You will be able to reach it from the living room. It is equipped with a table, chairs and two deck chairs. From the garden you will enjoy a thrilling view of the Tuscan countryside.

Living Room

The furnishings of the living room are rural and characteristic of the Tuscan house. The furnishings include two wood sofas. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a small refrigerator without freezer, an Italian-style coffee-maker, a toaster and a kettle. The dining table can accommodate four guests. In this room you will find a satellite television and a CD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the garden through a French door. The room has two windows with a view of the garden. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Bedroom 1

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the living room. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has two high windows with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields.

Bedroom 2

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has two high windows with a view of the garden and of the hills.

Bathroom

The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. The bathroom has a window. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room and from the corridor.

 

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1)
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

At Casa Acanto you will find two bedrooms, of which one is double-bedded and one has two single beds, one bathroom with shower, and a living room with fireplace and kitchenette. In the living room there is a television with satellite antenna. The cooking area is equipped with the essentials: four burners and a refrigerator.

From the house, you can reach the private garden through a glass door. Here, you will find table and chairs arranged in the shade of a large mimosa, deck-chairs for sunbathing, vases of flowers and a lovely lawn. The garden is fenced, and your children will be able to play there in peace. You will have a laundry room at your disposition.

Further details outdoors

At Casa Acanto, you will spend your vacation in an historic and fascinating location.Casa Acanto is one of five apartments which have been restored and which make up part of a farming estate, at the heart of which is an historic medieval mill.

This ancient stone building has been restored with love and respect for its original form, and is lovely to look at, standing alone and surrounded by greenery. Not far from here there is the one-story building in which Casa Acanto

is located.

Surrounding the entire complex you will find a beautiful lawn, divided by narrow stone pathways that cut across the greenery, and ornamented with urns overflowing with red geraniums. On this lawn, here and there, you will find on

display some of the antique tools of "contadina" (peasant) life.

Available for use by all the guests, you will find a barbecue and a wood-burning oven, playground equipment for the children, and 3000 square meters (about 32000 square feet) of green space.

The farm practices organic agriculture, and you can buy extra-virgin olive oil, wine, vegetables and fruit on the premises.

Also available for your use is a wine cellar, equipped with an Internet connection and stereo system. In this room, the proprietors offer complimentary wine tastings. In particular, on Mondays you can participate in a series of wine

tastings.

The proprietors live on the property, and will graciously make themselves available to you to provide information about tourist attractions, or to help meet whatever various needs you may have.

You will spend your vacation in the middle of one of the most typical and often-photographed areas of Tuscany: a stretch of gentle clay hills, which in springtime are resplendent with the various green tints of the pastures or of

cultivated grains, and cloaked in summertime with myriad shades of gold. Where the grain ends, the vineyards begin, most notably in the zone of Montalcino, famous for the Brunello wines that are produced there. And each hill is bordered with the towers of medieval villages, rural homes, churches and ancient

fortifications.

If you like handicrafts, you will find in the Crete Senesi a multitude of workshops in which terracotta is made according to ancient traditions.

Casa Acanto is equipped with a parking space and with winter heating.

At casa Acanto, your pets will also be welcome.

Staying at Casa Acanto you will be 4 km (about 2.5 miles) from Rapolano Terme. In the thermal baths of Rapolano you will be able to take every type of curative spa treatment in the warm pools, which are also open in the evenings.

The nearest place where you will find shops, restaurants and supermarkets is the village of Serre di Rapolano, 2 km (about 1.25 miles) away.

You will be nearby the cities of art: Siena is 28 km away (17.5 miles), Florence 90 km (56 miles), Perugia 70 km (43.5 miles), Arezzo 40 km (25 miles); and nearby are the most characteristic Tuscan villages that you can visit, starting with Montalcino, birthplace of the famous Brunello wine, which is just 30 km (19

miles) away.

Don't miss the opportunity to travel the “via Chiantigiana,” which is the road that cuts across the entire production zone of Chianti wines.

Along this road, lined to the left and right with rows of vines, you will find hills topped with castles and villages, the results of two millennia of history.

You can visit cantinas, discover excellent small restaurants, and experience for yourself the friendliness of the locals which is such a great part of the fascination that Tuscany holds for the rest of the world.

If you enjoy hiking, you can walk the Senesi hills, or that part of the via Franchigena that crosses the Montagnola Senese, a protected hilly area, covered with chestnut trees, where nature is truly uncontaminated.

The Tuscany region

Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.

The region was populated first by the Etruscans on the 7th century BC, and about 500 years later by the Romans.

The words Humanism and Renaissance evoke Tuscany, as immediately as Pope evokes Rome: just think that between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century, both these ages were born here. The entire region attained a very important artistic role.

If you are keen on art and nature… well you’re definitely in the right place! ;-)

Indeed the fathers of Italian painting, architecture and sculpture lived in this beautiful towns: such as Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. This is the reason why the entire region is rich in museums where thousands of amazing works are kept. You’ll be impressed by the majesty of the many ancient palaces (for examples “Palazzo Vecchio”, “Palazzo Pitti”, “Palazzo Medici”), monasteries and villas that are springing up all over the Tuscany.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.

The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.

What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.

The Apuan Alps are a monumental work of the nature. They consist in some of the highest peaks in the region: This regional park sets up the chance for those who want to practice trekking, cycling, horse riding or simply walking to enjoy this beautiful landscape.

Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.

Another great attraction of this region is the archipelago. The largest island is Elba: more than one hundred kilometers of coast.

Curiously enough, since the Etruscans introduced the use of fresh herbs, the Tuscan cooking is still based on vegetable dishes, bread-based soups, meats perfumed with sage, rosemary, and thyme. Moreover the secret of its success is the good care and the devotion to guarantee the quality of the products of the land... crostini of chicken liver, soups, tortelli with Bolognese sauce, “pappardelle” with hare sauce or with boar sauce, boar hunter style, fillet of beef, salted cod with tomato sauce, ricciarelli, cantucci, Tuscan salt-less bread… We’re sure your mouth is already watering

Asciano

Asciano is a marvellous town under the municipality of Siena, in the Tuscany region. The town is located just between the River Ombrone and the Torrent Copra, at the center of Crete Senesi: a particular and very suggestive hill area on the south-eastern side of Siena, almost bare of vegetation, but plenty of alternating coves and “biancane” (typical clayey, porous and light-coloured soil), that seem to create a moonscape. From the Middle Age, this area was known as “Deserto di Accona” where today, thanks to some important irrigation works, it is possible the cultivation of wheat and sunflowers.

Asciano has Etruscan and Roman origins: you will in fact be able to admire a fascinating Etruscan necropolis, dated back at the V century BC and the remains of Roman baths. The town used to be contended between Siena and Florence in the Battle of Montaperti, until 1285, when it was conquered by Siena and surrounded by boundary walls in 1351, in order to protect it from further invasions.

You cannot miss the Romanesque collegiate church of St Agata, which is the most important church in Asciano. It dates back at XII-XIX century and it's composed by a nave with apsis transept, covered by cross vaults. On the left you will find the marvellous Lombard bell-tower. The façade is divided into three parts by ogive arches. The church reveals inside, two masterpieces, two sixteenth century frescos: a Madonna with the Infant Jesus, the Archangel Michael and the donor, made by disciples of Sodoma; and the Pietà, maybe attributable to Riccio.

Beside the Collegiate Church of St Agata there is the Museum of Holy Art, an exhibition of works dated at XIV and XV centuries, made by painters of the Sienese school. The Archaeological Museum contains remains from a number of tombs of the Poggio Pinci cemetery.

Moving to the South, a large Benedictine monastery overlooks the hill of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, which is famous for being the original village for the locals: the Olivetans. The monastery was named Monte Oliveto Maggiore to distinguish it from successive foundations at Florence, San Gimignano, Naples and elsewhere. Nowadays, It is still the mother house of the order or congregation.

Talking about events and local culture, we have to remind every tourist to enjoy and fully live the Ascianese September, which is when the town gets alive thanks to variegate program of typical markets, parties and concerts.

There is a famous exhibition of clay pots which take place every second Sunday of the month in the old centre of the town. You will find not only pots, but also organic food and wine from the local area as well as handicrafts.

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