Villa San Martino
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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Villa San Martino is set in a delightful position among extensive grounds overlooking the countryside. The swimming pool is surrounded by olive trees and lush gardens.
The nearest town is Cortona, famous for its ancient backgrounds, home town of famous painter Luca Signorelli. Recently it has been the set for the book "under the tuscan sun" by Frances Mayes. From Villa San Martino you have the possibility of horse back riding to the amazing Hermitage Le Celle, where San Francis lived for a period of time and personally wanted to build the hermitage.
Ground floor: Comfortable lounge with TV, leading on to the kitchen/dining room with a large open fireplace and a long wooden dining table. Facilities include a fridge/freezer, oven with 4 burner cook top and dishwasher. There is also a single bedroom on the ground floor, which has a fireplace and a bureau. Shower room.
First floor: Two double bedrooms and one twin, the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and the other double can be accessed via exterior steps. Separate bathroom. Iron and ironing board. Hairdryer.
Garden & swimming pool:
A two storey house located in a quiet, picturesque setting just at the foot of the hill that leads to Cortona. The old house is typically Tuscan style with natural stone walls. Tiled patio with BBQ and garden furniture.
Pretty fishpond and bean shaped swimming pool (deep 1 meter) with equipped garden area, for the exclusive use of villa guests.
The caretaker lives beside the villa and will welcome you. He is available in case of need but invisible if not necessary.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castiglione della Pescaia 140 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia - Sant'Egidio 60 km, Nearest railway: Camucia 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Villa San Martino is nestled in the foothills just below Cortona. It is perfectly located for day trips to Florence, Siena or into Umbria. Near by are the famous medieval cities of Montepuciano and Perugia as well as the lake Trasimeno. One can also find thermal baths and Etruscan ruins. In fact Villa San Martino is only a stones throw away from an important Etruscan royal tomb dating back to the 6th century B.C.
The closest airport is Florence and Rome airport is about 2 ½ hours by car.
Nearest town: Camucia km 3
Restaurants: Camucia km 3
Supermarket: Camucia km 3
Grocery: Camucia km 3
Shops: Camucia km 3
Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 20
Bank: Camucia km 3
Post office: Camucia km 3
Chemistry: Camucia km 3
Tennis court: Camucia km 3
Golf: Bettolle km 20
Horse riding: Camucia km 3
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 40
Train station: Camucia km 3
During the Tertiary Era, the Valdichiana was part of the Tuscan archipelago; however, during the Quartenary Era the marginal area became part of the sea while the the sides rose on various levels, creating deep depressions and clay formations, conglomerations and yellow sands. A profound mutation took place when the Vulsinii volcanoes formed, including four large craters, which created a transversal barrier. When the waters came together, they formed a shell shape in the Valdarno basin to the north and the Paglia depression to the south.
Judging from the prehistoric graffiti found in caves on Monte Cetona, the Val di Chiana region south of Arezzo between the Val d'Orcia and the Val Tiberina was inhabited early on. It gets its name from the river Chiana, and the valley is a natural communication route between the provinces of Arezzo and Siena. The present-day appearance of the Val di Chiana is the result of marsh drainage and reclamation work that was started by the Romans and carried on right through the 20th century. Nowadays there are just two remnants of the original large lake, the Lago di Chiusi and the very small lake at Montepulciano.
Montepulciano is the most important town in the valley, and the ancient 16th century fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo il Vecchio are still standing. Its narrow medieval streets and alleys lead up to the highest point of the town, Piazza Grande, which is an excellent example of Renaissance urban design.
The historic part of Chianciano is located on a hill and thanks to the fact that the large, modern, thermal bath complexes have been built elsewhere, it has managed to preserve intact its original medieval appearance. Outside the ancient city walls there is the modern and functional town of Chianciano Terme, which plays host to more than a million visitors a year.
The town of Chiusi is situated in the hilly area in the south of the Val di Chiana and has the oldest origins of all the settlements in the valley; recent finds indicate there was settlement here in the Bronze Age.
San Casciano Bagni is the southernmost comune in the Val di Chiana, on the border with Lazio and Umbria. Its most distinctive feature is its thermal springs (the third-largest capacity in Europe).
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