Casa Renza E
About the home
Casa Renza E is a welcoming two-story apartment surrounded by the vegetation. It sleeps eight people. From Casa Renza E you will enjoy a splendid view of the Chianti hills and of the surrounding countryside. Casa Renza E is 120 square meters (1290 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a shared patio, a shared garden, a reserved outdoor area and winter heating.
You will be approximately 700 meters (770 yards) from Badia Agnano, where you will find the shops and the stop for the local bus. You will find the closest restaurant at 3 km (roughly 1.9 miles).
Casa Renza E is located on the ground floor of an ancient farmhouse.
To stay at Casa Renza E you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, in a reserved parking space.
Casa Renza E 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 Renza E.
Villa Tosca and Casa Renza apartments are part of a small complex of holiday houses made up of three buildings. One of the building is Villa Tosca, while in the other two buildings there are five apartments.
The three buildings, that were originally three ancient farmhouses, have been tastefully restored. The structure and the large spaces of the ancient-times Tuscan country houses have been kept intact.
The buildings are surrounded by four hectares (10 acres) of land and by the vegetation and the peace of the gentle Tuscan hills. All around, from any point of the garden, your sight will be able to wander free over an uninterrupted horizon of hills, covered here and there by the neat rows of Chianti vines, or by the silver-green leaves of the olive trees, or by the dark green of the oak woods.
The swimming pool is 7 meters (23 feet) large by 15 meters (50 feet) long, from 1.40 meter (4.6 feet) to 1.7 meters (5.6 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, sun loungers and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a view of the Chianti hills and of the surrounding countryside. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex. It is open from mid-May until the end of September.
The garden is partly shaded by century-old oak trees. It is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas and sun loungers. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a characteristic view of the Chianti hills. You will share the garden with the other guests staying at the complex.
You will be able to reach the laundry room from the garden. Here you will find a washing machine and a clothes dryer at your disposal (please note that use of the laundry facilities is not included in the rental fee and must be paid locally). Patio
In the patio there will be a reserved area for your own exclusive use. The patio is 60 square meters (645 square feet) large. You will be able to enter it from the living room. It is equipped with a table, chairs and a sun umbrella.
Ground FloorLiving Room
The living room is paved with Tuscan terracotta tiles. The furnishings are warm and welcoming. The furnishings include a sofa and a divan that unfolds into a double bed (available upon request with an additional cost -- please contact our staff in advance). There is a big fireplace made of bricks. The dining table can accommodate eight guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the patio through a French door. The room has two windows with a view of the vegetation.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room through an arched opening. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!), a toaster and a kettle. Here you will also find an iron and an ironing board.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. The room has a window.
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor. First FloorBedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is sloping and has an height of 1.30 meters (4.2 feet) at its lowest point. The furnishings are rural and characteristic of the Tuscan house. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has two high windows. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.
You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is sloping and has an height of 1.30 meters (4.2 feet) at its lowest point. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (2)|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden|
Further details indoors:
Casa Serena is part of ancient farmhouse that has been tastefully restored. The structure and the large spaces of the ancient-times Tuscan country houses have been kept intact. In front of the house you will be welcomed by a nice porch, equipped with table and chairs, where you will be able to relax “al fresco”, having in front of you only the green of the lawns and of the woods.
From the porch you can enter the nice living room furnished with a large sofa and a divan bed for two guest, a dining table and a large brickwork fireplace. The living room is equipped with satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter a graceful kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, and small appliances.
A corridor will take you to the two bedrooms located on the bottom floor. One of these bedroom has a double bed, while the other one has two single beds. On the bottom floor there is also a bathroom with shower.
A nice wood staircase leads to the top floor, which has sloping ceiling that are rather high.
Here you will find two more bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has a double bed, the other one has two single beds. The bedroom with a double bed has an en suite bathroom.
The bedrooms are elegantly furnished with wrought iron beds and drawers in Florentine style. The apartment has two extra sleeping places in a divan bed in the living room, that can be made available upon request.
As a guest of the complex you will also be able to use a shared laundry.
Pets are allowed on the premises for a small additional fee to negotiate directly with the owners.
Further details outdoors:
During your stay at Casa Serena you will be able to enjoy relaxing days by the pool, walks, and bike or horse trips. Casa Serena will also be a great base camp to visit the fascinating towns of Tuscany, rich in history and art.
Casa Serena is geographically located in the area between Florence, Siena andArezzo, which can all be reached with short day trips.
Other famous Tuscan places, such as Cortona, San Gimignano, Pienza and Montepulciano can be visited with a day trip as well.
The house is located in the area where the Chianti wine is produced, and where the Chianina cows are bred to make Florentine steaks, which are so well-known to gourmets.
In the area there are excellent restaurants where you will be tempted by the famous specialties of Tuscan cuisine.
To stay at Casa Serena it is recommended to have a car. The house has a parking lot.
Shops and bus stop are at approximately 700 meters (half a mile), in the hamlet of Badia Agnano. An excellent restaurant is at approximately 3 km (2 miles). The closest airport is Florence, at 75 km (46 miles).
The Tuscany / Arezzo Province 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.
The Bucine / Badia Agnano area
Bucine is a lively village lying among Florence, Arezzo and Siena. Because of its particular position, it has been strategically momentous since the Roman Age. This lovely place became even more important during the Middle Ages, when contended among local seigniories and big cities.
Bucine is located in the Valdambra, at 207 metres above the sea level, and counts nearly 9000 inhabitants.
In the XIII century, the main local authorities were the Counts Guidi of Modigliana, that in 1225 put themselves under the municipality and protection of Arezzo. Afterwards Bucine has been contended between the noble families Ubertini di Chitignano and Tarlati... squabbles among nobles swept away from the Republic of Florence, that made Bucine residence of the podestà in 1335.
Here you will be able to admire the Romanesque parish church of Galatrona, as well as the church of St. Apollinare and the Castle of Galatrona.
Set up into a league known as “Lega di Valdambra”, Bucine supported Florence during its campaign in order to annex the properties of the Counts Ubertini, which were conquered between the fourteenth and fifteenth century.
Under the the Medicean Grand Duchy, Bucine became a marquisate, given to the family of Vitelli by Ferdinand II, in 1654.
The village underwent another change during the Napoleonic Empire becoming, in 1811, one of the “mairies” (town hall) of the Prefecture of Arno. When the Empire collapsed in 1815, Bucine was reintegrated into the Grand Duchy, getting the status of “Podesteria del Bucine Valdambra”: a huge territory including 24 towns under the municipality of Arezzo. That is why the area of Bucine still has such a wide extension.
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