Coppa di Sopra is an elegant and enchanting villa overlooking one of Tuscany's favorite valleys - “Coppa di Sopra is a magical place. It seems like you're on top of the world. We parked our car, walked down the steps and the view - it took our breath away!”
This is a beautiful three bedroom stone house with lots of space both inside and out is the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries. It is perfectly located to visit many of Tuscany's wonderful hill towns. It also has "the most" spectacular views ever.
The house is nestled along the hillside with a private wrap around terraces and set within its own olive grove. The property has three good sized bedrooms with three bathrooms. Two bedrooms each have double/queen beds and the third bedroom has 2 twin beds. All have lovely views, although the master-bedroom has dual aspect picture windows. The kitchen has all the modern comforts of home.
There are two working fireplaces and a traditional bread oven. The living room area has a dramatic picture window (even more views), high beamed ceilings and beautiful light fawn stone walls. The dining table seats eight and is a perfect place for the early spring and autumn evenings.
Outside there are numerous terraces and areas to relax and for al-fresco dining whilst listening to the crickets and enjoying your own laughter and conversation whilst you experience Tuscan food and wine.
This lovely house has all the benefits of being away from it all whilst just a ten minute walk there is a lovely restaurant and in just a 10 minute drive, you have the bustling ancient towns.
From here you can relax, unwind and enjoy the lovely scenery - or, there are day excursions to Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulcinao, Pienza, Assisi and more. Wine is a famous Tuscan export and you can use some of your time here to explore the many vineyards or go on a wine tour (In English, French.Danish, German) and enjoy some of the superior wines Tuscany has to offer. Other activities in the area are cooking classes, truffle hunting and numerous festivals throughout the year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Trasemeno Lake, 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 45 mins (45km), Pisa 1 hour 45, Rome 2 hou, Nearest railway: castiglion fiorentino 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Tuscany, the fifth-largest region in Italy, has been making wine for centuries, but it is only over the last two decades or so that it has emerged as a leading producer of quality wines. Covering a little more than 15,000 square miles in central Italy, Tuscany is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the west and southwest, Liguria to the northwest, Emilia Romagna to the north, the Marche and Umbria to the east, and Lazio to the southeast.
The key wine producing areas include Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri, Carmignano, Chianti Classico, Chianti Rufina and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Sangiovese is the main grape for most of Tuscany, producing everything from light and refreshing simple Chiantis to big and powerful Brunello di Montalcino or Chianti Classico riserva. International varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also important, either as small additions to traditional wines or as major components in groundbreaking ones. Traditional white varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia are used widely, although the best dry whites at the moment are made with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
.... and then there are some of the Street Markets in Tuscany
Foiano della Chiana: Town centre - food market. 08:00-12:30
Pieve S. Stefano: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.
Radda in Chianti: Food market. Open in the afternoon of the fourth Monday of every month.
Anghiari: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.
Sansepolcro: In the streets around the centre - food market. 08:00-13:00.
Civitella di Val di Chiana: Food market (not huge). 08:00-12:30.
Monte S.Savino: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.
Lucignano: Locally produced items. 08:00-13:00.
Montevarchi: Locally produced items.
Montepulciano: Local produce. 08:00-12:30.
Trequanda: Food market. Open on the first Thursday of every month.
Castiglion Fiorentino: Mixed / Locally produced items. 08:00-13:00.
Pergine Valdarno: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.
Montalcino: Fresh local produce. Open all morning
Pienza: Food items. 08:00-13:00
Arezzo: General street market with over 100 stalls. Open in the morning.
Cortona: Locally grown fruits and vegetables. Open in the morning.
Arezzo: Fiera Antiquaria (1st weekend of month)
Arezzo: Every first Saturday of the month from 10.00 to 20.00 in Piazza Sant'Agostino, the organic market "Open Countryside" takes place. Quality organic products from the Arezzo territory. Vegetables, fruit, olive oil, wine, cheese, bread, pasta, cakes, truffles, salamis, honey, ice-cream, sauces, conserves, flowers and plants