Villa Bel Giardino
Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Apartments surrounded by greenery and tranquility, several trips each day: city of art, mountain, sea, landscape, fantastic sunsets, wine tasting, traditional Tuscan cuisine. At night silence only reigns and you can hear the chirping of the cicadas, the cry of a an owl or quadrupeds and you can also admire the starry nights.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marina di Grosseto 45 km|
|Nearest Amenities||12 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leonardo Da Vinci 120 km, Nearest railway: Monte antico 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
The Tuscany region
While staying at theArt and Garden take the opportunity to explore the surroundings, admire the breath-taking landscapes and visit the many interesting nearby towns and sites.
Centrally located, Paganico ( easily reached by car , train and bus), is an ideal starting point for excursions to the many Maremman towns and venues of interest, rich in art and history(Capalbio, Pitigliano, Sovana, Sorano, Montemerano, Massa Marittima).
Mount Amiata: is actually a large inactive volcano, with splendid forests of chestnut and beeches covering its slopes, and abundant springs which supply the aqueducts of Grosseto and Siena. There are numerous towns and villages around the Mount: The area offers many opportunities of splendid walks and hikes, as well as skiing in winter time.
Petriolo (11 km): a natural Spa, with sulphuric springs flowing at 43°, located in a striking position at the very bottom of a valley amidst woods of evergreens, along the banks of the river Farma’s banks.
Saturnia (70 km): Etruscan and then Roman town surrounded by steep walls, it was completely destroyed by the Roman Emperor Silla in 82 b.C, and then flourished to new life under the rule of the Aldobrandeschi family.
The Regional Park of Maremma (48 km): (17.750 hectares)
comprises an extraordinary variety of different, interesting eco-systems: the Uccellina hills, Alberese’s shore, the mouth of the Ombrone river and the Trappola swamps.
Talamone (62 km) : fishing and resort location located on the southern slopes of the Uccelina Hills. Its prime feature is a majestic Sienese bastion dating back to the 1400s.
Orbetello (77 km): farming and commercial town, boasting an important fishing breeding business, it still shows parts of both the ancient Etruscan and the 18th century Spanish city walls.
Punta Ala (72 km): once property of the Balbo family, is today a fashionable holiday resort residential area, located on the extreme southern point of the Follonica Gulf, hidden behind one of the grandest pine forests in the whole of Italy.
Castiglione della Pescaia (50km): This picturesque Maremman village at the mouth of the river Bruna,, with its charming canal-port, still looks like an ancient fishermen’s village and also features an ample, renowned, sandy beach framed by a luscious pine forest.
Argentario: the two strips of sand, Feniglia and Giannella, delimit the Orbetello lagoon and connect the mainland to the Mount Argentario, which is today a popular holiday resort area renowned for the beauty of its’ coast.
Porto S. Stefano (75 km): popular, fashionable holiday resort, dominated by the massive Aragonese fortress.
Porto Ercole (77 km): picturesque and fashionable resort, with a famed marina and fishing harbour and a charming town center characterized by quaint alleys and passages, arches and steep stone stairs.
Capalbio (85 km): interesting village dating back to the Middle Ages, today popular and fashionable destination, mainly frequented by artists and..”VIPs”!
Isola del Giglio: second largest Island of the Tuscan archipelago, located 14 km from Mount Argentario’s coast.
Giannutri: the southernmost Island of the Tuscan archipelago, only 500 metres, it boasts over 11 km of a high, indented coastline, rich in caves and grottos ….ideal for scuba-diving!
Montecristo: natural reserve since 1971, it is part of the European Counsil’s Bio-genetic reserve areas thus visits are generally not allowed; small groups may, upon special request and authorization, be admitted for especially arranged guided visits.
Pitigliano (95 km): located atop a tufaceous mount, where the rivers Merse and Lente cross into one another, this striking village is surrounded by a dramatic landscape, made of deep valleys, high rock hills…
Sovana (85km): interesting Medieval village atop a solitary tufaceous mount.
Sorano (80 km): charming Medieval village, with fairy-tale like houses almost hanging from the high cliffs above the Lente stream.
Montemerano (68 km): fascinating village clustered around the Medieval fortress and charming town center rich in quaint little streets, archways and surprising small squares.
Vetulonia (45 km): famed Etruscan town (VIIIth BC. ) it then became Roman settlement in the IIId cent BC, and, legend says, that it was Vetulonia that gave Rome it’s symbols of power: the curule chair, the fasces with the axe, and the togas’ burgundy trimming.
Roselle (25km): here, the Maremman landscape expresses its’ harsh, violent beauty : a continuous alternation of valleys and high woodsy hills…the red earth and the brilliant green fields…dark woods and orderly farmland…
Massa Marittima (69 km): charming town of Medieval origin, it is located atop a hill with a wide, open view of the surrounding landscape.
Hilltop village overlooking the plains of the Tuscan Maremma and the hills of Siena. The village, home to 350 people, has Etruscan-Roman origins but most of its buildings date back to the Middle Ages.
Ancient fortified town built by the Sienese to protect the Ombrone valley and the access to the hills of Siena. The medieval walls are perfectly preserved and the apse of the church of St. Michael Archangel houses beautiful frescoes by Biagio di Goro Ghezzi.
Medieval hamlet on a hilltop which has preserved its original structure. The views from the village over the Ombrone and Farma valleys are breathtaking and the Petriolo hot springs are only a few kilometres away. Spiritual home to the famous early 19th century writer Federigo Tozzi.
Casal di Pari
Old village hidden among thick woods. It is the highest village of the Comune di Civitella Paganico, and it is a popular destination for people looking for clean air and a relaxing stay.
Monte Antico is well-known for its castle that towers over the Ombrone valley from the top of a high hill. A winding, cypress-lined road leads to the castle and the view from the top is among the most beautiful in Tuscany.
Originally a castle, Casenovole is now a small hamlet which can be reached through the old Leopoldina road running through the woods: a wonderful drive with many panoramic points.
Small village immersed in the countryside of the Maremma, a tiny group of houses on the top of a hill surrounded by cultivated fields and olive groves.
Thermal baths and natural hot springs, known and appreciated since the Roman times and very popular among noble people and members of the clergy in the Middle Ages.
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