About the home
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 lets|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / 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.
* 25% of rental fee due to secure booking non refundable.
* the rest of rental fee (75%) plus refundable breakages deposit of £100 (to be refunded within two weeks of your departure and subject to satisfactory property inpsection) due at least one month before the actual stay.
The Tuscany / Siena Province 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.
The Cetona area
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.
How to get there
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There are airports in Rome, Perugia and Pisa, the closest of which is Perugia which is 1hour 30 mins drive. It can be reached from the UK directly from London Stansted via Ryanair, and from Bournemouth to Pisa via Ryanair. We suggest visiting the following website http://www.skyscanner.net/ for booking your flights. On arrival to the airport you can use Hertz ( http://www.hertz.co.uk/ ) to hire a car which has reasonable prices and good quality cars. If you don’t want to hire a car you can easily travel by train instead.
Distance from Florence or Rome to the station of Chiusi-Chianciano is about one hour by InterCity train. Upon arrival at the station, in the village of Chiusi Scalo, you can take a bus just in front of the station (ticket cost is approx 1 Euro), which runs nearly every hour and in 10 minutes will take you to Cetona (8 km distance). As an alternative you can take a taxi, but expect that this will be more expensive.
More details, maps, access by car, etc, when booking.
Activities near Cetona
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
09 Oct 2012
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
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
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... more
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|Low Season||10 Jan 11||9 Apr 11||£ 400||£ 60||£ 65||Flexible|
|Med Season||9 Apr 11||4 Jun 11||£ 450||£ 70||£ 75||Flexible|
|High Season||4 Jun 11||30 Sep 11||£ 600||£ 100||£ 100||Flexible|
|Low Season||15 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 400||£ 60||£ 65||4 Nights|
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|High Season||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 600||£ 100||£ 100||4 Nights|
|Low Season||26 Oct 13||14 Dec 13||£ 400||£ 60||£ 65||4 Nights|
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