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|
|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||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.
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1 Mar 2014
Stayed with my wife and daughter for one week, and found it was the perfect location to discover Tuscany and Umbria. The apartment is beautiful and only within minutes of town Center. The booking proc… More
8 Sep 2013
"Being in Cetona is like stepping back in time!"
Our holiday in Cetona was wonderful. We stayed at La Madonna for 2 weeks having flown into Rome and spending 24 hours in Rome sightseeing. The drive from Rome took about 2 hours and was quite easy. Th… More
9 Oct 2012
"Wonderful apartment. Real feel of Italy with the advantages everything you need."
My husband, daughter (28) and myself had a lovely week in this apartment. It is a modern apartment yet with the real feel of Italy with high ceilings, shuttered windows and beautiful tiled floors. The views are the best of anywhere we have ever stayed. Cetona is lovely, a 5 minute walk in to the centre and we found the nearby Bistro provided reasonable tasty food.
Cetona is a small pretty village in the amazing Tuscan countryside but with the advantage that the A1 is a 10 minute drive away from where we visited most of Southern Tuscany. The tolls are small for short distances within Tuscany and it is so quick to get around on the A1 - compared to the smaller mountain roads. We have already recommended the apartment to our friends.
20 Aug 2012
"Wonderful apartment in a stunning setting."
Loved the apartment, especially the swimming pool. Friendly, and helpful caretakers helped make us feel at home. Cetona is a gem of a place and the apartment is ideally situated-nice and quiet but within easy distance to wander down to the piazza for an icecream, coffee or wonderful meal. Highly recommend it.
24 Oct 2011
"We will remember the view from our balcony for a very long time!"
This apartment is ideally located for visiting southern Tuschany (and Umbria). We easily made day trips to Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza (by car) and Florence (by train). If you have already done the m… More
23 Sep 2011
"Wonderful apartment, fantastic views in and interesting region"
We really did love the apartment. It was beyond our expectations. Nice, clean with good space. The views from the balcony and the bedrooms is just a summary of the Tuscan landscape. It´s amazing to see Monte Subario and other mountains about 100 km away.
With this apartment is it necessary with a car. And with the heat during our visit did we really appreciate the possibility to put the car in a garage.
Cetona is a nice little village and a very good starting point for exploring southern Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
22 Sep 2011
"Great apartment and location to explore this area of Tuscany"
If Cetona's good enough for Valentino - then we figured it's good enough for us!
A small town that's not overun by tourists. - but still has everything you'd need.
It was great to see the locals in the piazza of a summer evening, chatting in groups, playing cards, strolling, eating icecream.
The apartment was lovely with fantastic views, nice swimming pool and grounds to relax at the end of a day. The "caretakers" were helpful and friendly.
We do suggest that you have a supply of easy hand-washable clothes as there is no washing machine and time is better spent enjoying the area, than in another town at the public laundry. There is also no wifi or telephone, so you need to have your own access if you want to stay in touch. Or maybe it's better to stay away from technology for a while and soak in the surrounds instead.T
4 Sep 2011
"Very good value for the money"
We were pleasantly surprised by the apartment, it was even better than we thought.
Although the area around the apartment was very nice and well maintained.
The village of Cetona was a little gem, with small streets, stone houses perched on a small hilltop.
There was even the toys in the apartment tll our children 4 to 6 years old.
Michael Engstrom, Sweden
13 Aug 2011
"An absolute find!"
Don't hesitate - book this place. As long as you have a car and are looking for a quiet base to explore from this is perfect. We enjoyed busy mornings visiting the amazing places nearby including… More
12 Aug 2011
As we are coming to the end of our stay we really do not want to leave. The apartment is well equipped and the views are breathtaking. The apartment is A1 and close to Chiusi train station, A car would be advisable, we managed to do trips to Siena, Florence, Pisa, as well as the surrounding areas. My husband and son done a train trip to Rome by train and it was very reasonalby priced. As for places to eat its hard to choose the best, Bistrot has a wide selection of pizzas, pastas as well as burgers, chicken and chips, osteria Merlo and Vecchio both do outstanding food, and Trattoria del Contadino is a Tuscan experience to enjoy again with spectacular views. If you like the beach but dont want to travel the 2+ hours then Lago Tresmino is a good alternative, we went to 'Castiglione del Lago on a Wednesday (market day) in the morning then spend the afternoon swimming in the lake. The only downside is we have to return back to the UK and leave this wonderful place behind. But we do hope to return again in a few years. Thanks to the owners for giving us the opportunity to spend our time in such a picturesque base.
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