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Borgo Tranquiitta - La Luna

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Great Family holiday home. The charming estate of Borgo Tranquiitta is surrounded by wooded hills of olives and bucolic charm that surround it like a natural garden enclosing the village in beautiful countryside with extended views of the valley and beyond.

Here are three, lovely detached cottages lovingly restored providing a great place for a family holiday,..

La Luna cottage is the largest and suitable for 4-5 guests. The cottage has three bedrooms (one double, a second with either twin or double and the third a single), a kitchen and dining area, sitting room and bathroom. It has has a private terrace for 'al fresco' dining with views of the valley and Castiglion Fiorentino, and the pool is just a stroll away.

The tiny hamlet's large communal crystal swimming pool has been idyllically positioned to enjoy the splendid views.

Each cottage has a small barbecue, however there is also a large stone "pizza oven" available. If you have seen some of Jamie Oliver's programs, you will have seen he uses this type of oven to cook various meals and not just pizza.!

Castiglion Fiorentino is about 8 kms. which is midway between the historic towns of Arezzo and Cortona. Lake Trasimeno with its pretty beaches is within easy driving distance.

From here you can relax, unwind and enjoy the lovely scenery - or, there are day excursions to Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulcinao, Pienza, Assisi and more. Wine is a famous Tuscan export and you can use some of your time here to explore the many vineyards or go on a wine tour (In English, French, Danish, German) and enjoy some of the superior wines Tuscany has to offer. Other activities in the area are cooking classes, truffle hunting and numerous festivals throughout the year.

The property sits on one of the hillsides overlooking the historic Val di Chio and is accessed by a white road. The beauty of the location is the peace and quiet along with the views, the sunsets and, if you are here during mid August, San Lorenzo's evening of shooting stars will entertain you too!

(The cottages can be rented individually or for a larger group of say, 12 guests when a large communal dining/sitting room is also available for all guests plus an additional bathroom).

Please note, heating is not included. In cooler periods, heating is available and charged per consumption.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Trasemeno Lake, 26 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia 45 mins (45km), Pisa 1 hour 45, Rome 2 hou, Nearest railway: castiglion fiorentino 7 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Tuscany region

Other than the various towns of Tuscany and Umbria, there are the many wineries and street markets to interest you and fill your day -

Wineries and Wine Tours

Tuscany, the fifth-largest region in Italy, has been making wine for centuries, but it is only over the last two decades or so that it has emerged as a leading producer of quality wines. Covering a little more than 15,000 square miles in central Italy, Tuscany is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the west and southwest, Liguria to the northwest, Emilia Romagna to the north, the Marche and Umbria to the east, and Lazio to the southeast.

The key wine producing areas include Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri, Carmignano, Chianti Classico, Chianti Rufina and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Sangiovese is the main grape for most of Tuscany, producing everything from light and refreshing simple Chiantis to big and powerful Brunello di Montalcino or Chianti Classico riserva. International varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also important, either as small additions to traditional wines or as major components in groundbreaking ones. Traditional white varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia are used widely, although the best dry whites at the moment are made with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

.... and then there are some of the Street Markets in Tuscany

Monday

Foiano della Chiana: Town centre - food market. 08:00-12:30

Pieve S. Stefano: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.

Radda in Chianti: Food market. Open in the afternoon of the fourth Monday of every month.

Tuesday

Anghiari: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.

Sansepolcro: In the streets around the centre - food market. 08:00-13:00.

Wednesday

Civitella di Val di Chiana: Food market (not huge). 08:00-12:30.

Monte S.Savino: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.

Thursday

Lucignano: Locally produced items. 08:00-13:00.

Montevarchi: Locally produced items.

Montepulciano: Local produce. 08:00-12:30.

Trequanda: Food market. Open on the first Thursday of every month.

Friday

Castiglion Fiorentino: Mixed / Locally produced items. 08:00-13:00.

Pergine Valdarno: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.

Montalcino: Fresh local produce. Open all morning

Pienza: Food items. 08:00-13:00

Saturday

Arezzo: General street market with over 100 stalls. Open in the morning.

Cortona: Locally grown fruits and vegetables. Open in the morning.

Arezzo: Fiera Antiquaria (1st weekend of month)

Arezzo: Every first Saturday of the month from 10.00 to 20.00 in Piazza Sant'Agostino, the organic market "Open Countryside" takes place. Quality organic products from the Arezzo territory. Vegetables, fruit, olive oil, wine, cheese, bread, pasta, cakes, truffles, salamis, honey, ice-cream, sauces, conserves, flowers and plants

Castiglion Fiorentino

Other than the various towns of Tuscany and Umbria, there are the many wineries and street markets to interest you and fill your day -

Wineries and Wine Tours

Tuscany, the fifth-largest region in Italy, has been making wine for centuries, but it is only over the last two decades or so that it has emerged as a leading producer of quality wines. Covering a little more than 15,000 square miles in central Italy, Tuscany is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the west and southwest, Liguria to the northwest, Emilia Romagna to the north, the Marche and Umbria to the east, and Lazio to the southeast.

The key wine producing areas include Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri, Carmignano, Chianti Classico, Chianti Rufina and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Sangiovese is the main grape for most of Tuscany, producing everything from light and refreshing simple Chiantis to big and powerful Brunello di Montalcino or Chianti Classico riserva. International varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also important, either as small additions to traditional wines or as major components in groundbreaking ones. Traditional white varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia are used widely, although the best dry whites at the moment are made with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

.... and then there are some of the Street Markets in Tuscany

Monday

Foiano della Chiana: Town centre - food market. 08:00-12:30

Pieve S. Stefano: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.

Radda in Chianti: Food market. Open in the afternoon of the fourth Monday of every month.

Tuesday

Anghiari: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.

Sansepolcro: In the streets around the centre - food market. 08:00-13:00.

Wednesday

Civitella di Val di Chiana: Food market (not huge). 08:00-12:30.

Monte S.Savino: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.

Thursday

Lucignano: Locally produced items. 08:00-13:00.

Montevarchi: Locally produced items.

Montepulciano: Local produce. 08:00-12:30.

Trequanda: Food market. Open on the first Thursday of every month.

Friday

Castiglion Fiorentino: Mixed / Locally produced items. 08:00-13:00.

Pergine Valdarno: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.

Montalcino: Fresh local produce. Open all morning

Pienza: Food items. 08:00-13:00

Saturday

Arezzo: General street market with over 100 stalls. Open in the morning.

Cortona: Locally grown fruits and vegetables. Open in the morning.

Arezzo: Fiera Antiquaria (1st weekend of month)

Arezzo: Every first Saturday of the month from 10.00 to 20.00 in Piazza Sant'Agostino, the organic market "Open Countryside" takes place. Quality organic products from the Arezzo territory. Vegetables, fruit, olive oil, wine, cheese, bread, pasta, cakes, truffles, salamis, honey, ice-cream, sauces, conserves, flowers and plants

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Review 1-7 of 7

5 Sep 2014

5/5

"Good family holiday in Tuscany's Countryside"

Our 12 day stay at Il Borgo was a greet success. Our family (5) made new friends here from Holland and England. The cottage was a good size for us and the quaintness of it made it all the more interesting. The pool good posison, lots of space for privacy.

Everyone here went to the Pallio in the town. It was a mad fun day. the horse race was postponed from the first week and re run, the medieval festival with parades of animals , and local people really enjoying themselves was great.

Evenings here too had added charm - fireflies glowing around the property

The cottage had everything we needed - maybe an electric kettle or alternative coffee maker would make it even better (the kettle is available for gas stove).

IT was our first time to Italy - it will not be the last and we so enjoyed here.

The owners "little helper" Terri was a good local guide and dealt with a small problem one of the other guests had - quickly and no fuss. Good all round.

17 Aug 2013

1/5

"Prestation très insuffisante pour ce prix et frelons"

A notre avis, le logement n'est pas adapté à des jeunes enfants (3 et 6 ans) ni à des personnes agées comme mentionné dans l'annonce: terrain en pente et escaliers escarpés partout dan… More

Hello E and family

First, thank you for taking the time to provide your review.

We are deeply concerned at your comments and would like to deal with these for you.

First, we have written to you to ask if all was well and, given the problem with the hornets nest, offered a refund - but, regrettably we have not heard from you.

Realistically, being in the countryside, there is always a risk of insects and, thankfully rarely, hornets are part of that environment. It is important though to appreciate that upon discovering this, we acted immediately and had the fire department come and check the situation, searching for the nest and, arranging to deal with it after dusk ( unfortunately, we are not specialists in this field and had to rely on the professional advice and their management of the situation)

Your comments regarding dish washer, and dryers, these are not advertised. There is a free laundry facility for guests and we provided you with a key and demonstration of this)

It would have been better to raise this and other issues re your TV and problems with wifi during your stay as, it is not possible to take any action afterwards. We would certainly have arranged for any problem with the TV or wifi to be remedied immediately.

We do fully understand your concerns about stairs, but again, had you wanted a guard for these (as was mentioned to you), we would have happily provided this for you. The stairs in this cottage are four and four and one- but the house is over two floors...

We do truly understand your distress -( amplified during our conversation at the time of the hornet issue) - and it was difficult for us to deal with - other than to have them removed quickly and safely. The thought of any child being stung by one of these is very distressing and worrying and again, why we took immediate action to deal with speed and efficacy

We are profoundly sorry that this particular episode occurred and that it spoilt your family holiday . In our email to you, we have tried to address this and would still welcome the opportunity to do so.

With all good wishes to you and your family

15 Aug 2013

4/5

"great family vacation"

For our small family gathering, this proved to be a great place. We had both cottage Luna and Stelle, giving us independence as well as being close for each other. We really enjoyed this lovely place … More

10 Aug 2012

5/5

"Our family holiday at Il Bogo"

We were really looking forward to getting away from all the rain in the UK and having two weeks of warm sunshine and relaxation. We found a great place in Il Borgo and came away feeling relaxed and re… More

3 Oct 2011

5/5

"A Taste of Tuscan Tranquility"

We found this wonderful little house by chance while on a touring holiday in September 2011. The owners were very helpful in accomodating us for a last minute booking & prepared the house in a matter … More

25 May 2011

5/5

"Lovely place full of character."

From each room there is a great view and our small terrace was perfect for us to eat and relax.Rooms were clean and cosy, pretty much all we needed for the week.The main town is a drive away (4 miles … More

15 May 2011

5/5

"Relaxation for us adventure for the kids!"

An inexpensive find in Tuscany. A two-week stay here in august 2011 proved better than anticipated. It has lots of charm and its setting meant that my wife and I were able to relax, catch up on a few … More

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