Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The apartment is ideally situated on the outskirts of the medieval town of Cetona, with a splendid view over the valley and distant mountains. It is a short walk from all the local amenities, including restaurants, cafes, and shops. Within a few minutes you can be amongst the hustle and bustle of a truly Italian atmosphere with its busy piazza, but the house itself is in a quiet location.
The apartment is brand new, built a year ago and is available for rent from summer 2008. It has been tastefully designed in the old traditional Tuscan style. It is on two levels, connected by a spiral staircase and accommodates 4 people in 2 bedrooms (one double and two single beds).
Outside the kitchen there is a balcony, where you can eat al fresco. On the top floor there is a roof top terrace with loggia (summerhouse), where you can enjoy magnificent views over the surrounding countryside or sunbathe in total privacy. There is a shared private swimming pool that can be used by all apartments in the complex.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 50 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi 6 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors||
In each bedroom there are romantic frame beds and windows with breathtaking views of the valley below. There is an upstairs room with a quite study corner that contains an additional sofa bed. There are two bathrooms (one with bath tub, one with shower) adjoining the bedrooms. The living room is spacious and open plan with a long dining table. It boasts display cabinets and other rustic furnishings as well as comfortable couches, an open fireplace, a traditional wooden ceiling and panoramic views for relaxing evenings. There are also toys for kids (toddlers) and games for adults as well as TV/DVD/radio/CD players for fun and enjoyable evenings. The kitchen follows the same lines of country-style design, and is well equipped.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside the kitchen there is a balcony, where you can eat al fresco. On the top floor there is a roof top terrace with loggia (summerhouse), where you can enjoy magnificent views over the surrounding countryside or sunbathe in total privacy!
* Welcome pack provided on arrival.
* English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions or provide assistance.
The Tuscany region
The landscapes south and east of Siena are among the most classic and beautiful in the Tuscany region. Undulating green hills capped by medieval, tile-roofed towns and punctuated by cypresses, churches and stone farmhouses – it’s as idyllic as it looks in the photos. And in the towns you’ll find some wonderful treasures, from Romanesque churches to wine cellars, from Etruscan museums to thermal spring-fed pools.
Cetona is a beautifully preserved medieval hilltop town, strategically situated midway between Rome and Florence. It has fine views of Monte Cetona, is surrounded by pretty hills planted with cypresses and pine trees, and has a typically medieval, circular plan centred on the crest of a hill.
Recognised as one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Tuscany, Cetona has everything you need: restaurants, cafes, markets, grocery stores, interesting shops, and it's all on your doorstep. The tourist office is in the central square (the piazza) and offers maps of local hikes plus many suggestions of what the area offers.
Although a vacation in Cetona typically means rest and tranquillity in a picturesque landscape, in the last few decades the area has become fashionable for all kinds of tastes: culture, vineyards, thermal baths, footpaths, monasteries, sports, excellent food, cafeterias, and numerous festivals.
- Art lovers
Only a short drive away, art lovers will find some of the most exceptional gallery and museums in the world. In the nearby towns of Chiusi, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Perugia, Arezzo, Orvieto and Siena, history has left treasures from the time of Etruscans to the Renaissance. And don't forget that from Cetona you can easily reach Florence and Rome, by motorway, in an hour or so.
The region of Cetona offers the vineyards of Montepulciano and Montalcino (see www.stradavinonobile.it/index.uk.php).
- Thermal baths
About 15km away is San Casciano dei Bagni which has one of the best spas in the area, offering a variety of beauty treatments and thermal pools. Similarly, Chianciano, which is much larger, is also famous for its therapeutic waters.
Hikers, riders, biciclists and nature lovers will find footpaths and country roads that wind through hillsides and vineyards where they will discover hidden corners and breathtaking views.
- Monastery (Convento San Francesco)
A few km away is a unique monastery with a world class restaurant and a fascinating history going back to St Francis of Assisi.
If it’s sports you are after, there are tennis courts adjacent to the complex, plus a roller skating ring. About 12 km away, toward Chianciano, there is a bowling arcade and a multiplex cinema.
There are several excellent restaurants in the centre of Cetona. From the simple delights of a freshly made pizza, to the full Tuscan gastonomic experience - you will not be disappointed.
Sipping a cappuccino in the sun in one of the many traditional cafes, whilst watching the towns folk strutting by, is an experience in itself.
- Life in the piazza
The piazza is the central focal point of Cetona, offering many boutique shops, cafes, banks, etc. It has a lively nightlife, and often features markets and other local festivals.