Casina di Rosa
House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Casina di Rosa is a wonderful opportunity for the independent traveller seeking privacy and a pleasant atmosphere. The house is a perfect base for sightseeing trips or to relax and experience daily life in a traditional Tuscan village.
The house consists of kitchen, bedroom with double bed and lounge area and bathroom and is furnished with original pieces and new items in traditional Tuscan style. The kitchen has all major appliances (including washing machine) and a working fireplace.
The house is located in Civitella Marittima, a small village that lies in the hills between the beaches of the Maremma and Siena. Both approximately 20 miles from the village. This is a fantastic location to explore southern Tuscany and all the major sites without having to choose among the most popular areas of Tuscany. Our location is the main strength of our cosy holiday home.
For the many positive reviews received, Casina di Rosa has been chosen as one of the Slow Travel Favourite vacation rentals in Tuscany. Moreover, thanks to the many activities that we run (wine tasting tours, olive oil tours, cooking classes, lavender tours, visit to cheese, honey and cured meats producers, Italian language courses) our home has been featured in several magazines such as Le Vie del Gusto and Dream of Italy. We make a point of offering low cost activities to make them affordable for the largest possible number of people so that the culture of our beautiful area can be fully appreciated.
We are happy to help our guests with anything they might need at all stages of their trip: from the planning stage to the moment they leave.
Over the years Casina di Rosa has been chosen by many soon-to-be brides and grooms who come to Tuscany to plan their wedding. We are happy to assist those who wish to find out more about what is necessary to get married in Tuscany. We are also proud to be located in a very appreciated honeymoon destination, and we welcome all the romantic travellers who wish to choose Tuscany to celebrate their recent wedding, an anniversary or simply their love.
We welcome guests as if they were friends staying at our own home: over the year we have met many incredible people and we are proud to help them discover the local culture and way of life.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marina di Grosseto 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 170 km, Nearest railway: Civitella Paganico 6 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house is completely independent and has been recently restructured. It can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people, but it is perfect for a couple.
The house has air conditioning for the summer months and heating for the winter months. There is also a very romantic fireplace for the colder months: nothing beats a nice bruschetta made with the new olive oil in front of the open fireplace!
The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, a large wardrobe and a chest of drawers for use by our guests. The bedroom includes a lounge area with two sofas, one of which can be converted in a third bed. In the large bedroom which has beamed ceilings and a faced-stone wall, as in the tradition of countryside homes in Tuscany, guests will find a coffee table, side tables, an I-pod dock station/Mp3 player, a TV with DVD reader, and a bookshelf with a large selection of guidebooks and maps available to our guests.
The kitchen is fully equipped. We make a point of listening to our guests recommendations. Guests will find a washing machine, fridge with freezer, gas stove, electric oven, electric kettle, toaster and filter coffee maker. There is an original stone fireplace for which we provide firewood. We provide a sample of our locally-produced olive oil, and guests can purchase some if they want.
The bathroom is accessed from the bedroom, to ensure privacy. It is new and outfitted with fixtures from Ideal Standard: WC, sink, bidet and shower. We provide towels and linens, changed every week.
The house is also provided with iron and ironing board, moka (espresso maker),hair dryer, electric heater for the bathroom.
Upon arrival, guests will find a welcome basket with local products.
We can help our guests arrange wine tours, olive oil tours or cooking classes, and more. We are available at all times to assist them, answer their questions or just to have a glass of wine!
|Further details outdoors|
The house has a nice outdoor seating space in front of the main entrance, with garden furniture and a BBQ. Perfect for enjoying the warm spring sun or the lovely summer evenings. On our small loggia guests will find garden chairs and a small table to dine al fresco if they wish. Guests can just sit outside to read a book, drink a glass of good local wine or just watch the local life go by.
Casina di Rosa has been selected as Slow Travel Favourite for the many good reviews we received.
We organise olive oil tasting, wine tasting tours, cheese and cured meat tasting, cooking classes and much more!
Casina di Rosa is idea for couples. It is very cosy and very romantic. We only rent from Saturday to Saturday. We are open to small discounts for longer stays.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places all over the world. It has much to offer to you, no matter what you like doing. Tuscany has beautiful art, excellent food and wine, and it provides the perfect setting for sport in the fabulous natural setting in which Casina di Rosa is located.
Civitella Marittima is well connected to the surrounding villages (Roccastrada 13km) and also to Siena and Grosseto: the village is only 1km away from highway SS223 that connects Siena and Florence to Grosseto and the Tyrrhenian coast.
Great cities of art such as Siena and Pienza, archaeological parks such as Roselle, Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano, or the fascinating Tyrrhenian coastal towns of Castiglione della Pescaia, Punt'Ala and Orbetello are all reachable in less than one hour's drive.
Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Rome are all reachable in about 2 hours. The village is well connected by the buses than run along the main Siena-Grosseto line.
For lovers of culture, a visit to the cities of art of the area such as Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca is highly recommended. It is possible to visit any of these cities as a day trip, leaving from Casina di Rosa in the morning and returning the same evening, although to fully explore all of the treasures of even one of those cities would require months! Rome is easily reached by car or by train from Grosseto.
To experience the history of the region, we suggest a visit the the Etruscan-Roman ruins in the archaeological parks found in Roselle, Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana. The Etruscan Necropoli are a treasure of immense value and are to be found only in this area.
Also of interest are the numerous medieval castles and abbeys in the vicinity such as Abbey of San Lorenzo, San Galgano, Monte Antico, Casenovole, Poggio alle Mura, Pienza, San Gimignano, Volterra, etc.
Tuscany is the perfect place to learn Italian. In Siena, there are many language schools where you can attend very interesting and useful courses.
For nature lovers, the surrounding countryside offers numerous trails for walks, hikes and mountain biking.
Nearby Monte Amiata features mountain trails and Monte Labro and the Argentario peninsula are home to two of Italy's largest national parks.
Casina di Rosa is an ideal base for those wishing to partake of the excellent hunting in the area. Local game is plentiful and includes wild boar, hare and pheasant. It is also possible to arrange excursions on horseback with a nearby riding farm.
The Tyrrhenian coast, which annually receives recognition for the quality of the water and its beaches, is only a short distance away. Soak up the sun on the beaches of Alberese, Castiglione della Pescaia, Punt'Ala, Argentario and the islands of Elba and Giglio.
Natural hot springs are nearby and open to the public year round (Petriolo 13km, and Saturnia 20km).
Tuscany has a long tradition of fine cuisine. Here in the Maremma you can sample traditional dishes prepared with fresh, quality ingredients. Hunting is very popular in the area and many restaurants offer menus based on local game such as wild boar, pheasant, hare and deer.
For lovers of fine wine, we recommend a visit to the nearby vineyards of Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello wines, or to Montepulciano (Rosso di Montepulciano), Scansano for its Morellino, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni for the Chianti. Civitella Marittima is located in the Montecucco D.O.C. region. All local restaurants have an extensive wine list.
We are always happy to recommend other fine places to eat during your stay with us.
Also of interest are the many village festivals held in the months of June, July and August, where you can find a selection dishes prepared in the local tradition.
In November, it's possible, upon request, to participate to the olive harvesting activities and to visit one of the many olive presses of the area which produce excellent olive oil. We organise visits to an olive farm inclusive of home-made meal and oliveoil tasting. This offer is only available to our guests.
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9 Nov 2013
Casina Di Rosa is a charming self-contained cottage, with a central location ideal for exploring Tuscany. The quaint small village location is ideal for getting off the tourist track, and is a wonderf… More
4 Nov 2013
"By far the best place to stay in Tuscany!"
Casina di Rosa exceeded our high expectations. Gloria and Marcel have thoughtfully equipped their lovely casina with everything you need for a great Tuscan vacation, from portable beach umbrella to fu… More
17 May 2013
Just returned from our 5 weeks holiday in Italy, spent our first two weeks at Casina di Rosa, and what a fantastic start to an amazing holiday in the Tuscan/Umbria /Liguria areas . Gloria and Marc… More
14 Apr 2012
"Romantic and só Italian!"
We stayed for 1 week in october. IThe house was exactly what we looked for: cosy, non touristic and quiet. The village is nice and has all teh shops you need. They serve the best Bistecca Fiorentina i… More
22 Aug 2011
"Wonderful hiding place in Tuscany"
Freshly back from our second visit to Casina di Rosa and again very much happy about it. House is perfect for two with airco and anything you may need to cook or relax. The small village has the best restaurant in the region (the zucchini flowers with cheese is a must) and Gloria is very helpful with getting around and knowing where and what to see. There's guidebooks in the house and plenty to do in the region. It's also in an interesting region: on the east is the idyllic Tuscany with the best wines (Brunello), pine trees, rolling hills and history and on the west, rough nature empty of tourists with walks and little city gems (Massa Maritimia).
We'll be back for sure. It's getting to be our secret hideaway in Tuscany.
On the practical side of things - there is public transport available (bus) but still, without a car, it might feel a bit remote. (Which might actually be a reason for wanting to go there in the first place!)
22 Aug 2011
"An amazing get-away in a breathtaking environment!"
We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Casina di Rosa. Gloria and Marcel are the most attentive and thoughtful hosts imaginable! Every detail has been carefully considered and everything from the fluffy towels to the delicious local biscuits was absolutely perfect. The apartment is conveniently located a short distance from Siena - for lovely site-seeing and fantastic shopping - and from Marina di Grosseto, which was our favourite location during the week we stayed at the apartment. I look forward to staying at Casina di Rosa again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay in Tuscany.
9 Jul 2011
"Excellent accomodation in the Tuscan countryside"
I don't often fill out reviews on the internet but feel compelled to do so for the excellent hospitality we received when staying at Casina di Rosa. The owners were ever so accomodating, meeting us and helping our arrival, providing food for when we arrived as well as odd bits for cooking with, and the house was full of books and leaflets of things to do. Towels were provided, there is a washing machine and the kitchen is well equipped enabling you to cook a decent meal; there was so much there which allowed us to settle in right away.
The house has two main rooms, a kitchen/dining room and a lounge/bedroom as well as a bathroom, which was plenty big enough for the two of us staying there as most days were spent out exploring.
The house is situated in the centre of a village which has a few shops and is 15 minutes away from a town which has a couple of supermarkets. The village is a little way off the road that runs between Siena and Grosseto, much of which is dual carriageway, allowing easy access around the area. I would recommend a car to explore the area though we took the bus to visit Siena, which is about 40 minutes away.
I would fully recommend this accomodation, it is clean, well thought-out and provides a great base for exploring the region of Tuscany south of Siena. I would recommend visiting Siena and climbing the tower, visiting the nearby thermal springs such as Saturnia or Petriolo, and strolling around and enjoying lunch in the beautiful hilltop villages nearby.
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