Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Claudia is a lovely 3 bedroom Tuscan holiday villa set in the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside near Settignano, just a few kilometers from Florence. If you are looking for a relaxing family break in Tuscany then this really is the best choice.
The house is set in a tranquil classical Tuscan setting near Settignano, in the hills above Florence. The property was once used to store young lemon saplings during winter months and olives during fall crop and now it has been converted into the most comfortable of country houses. Here you can find a perfect balance between modern and traditional furniture. The position allows you to enjoy the view of the countryside and the city of Florence from the comfort of the outdoor terrace.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 5 km, Nearest railway: Florence 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The house is divided on to two floors.
Spacious living room with TV and fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen and dining area belong to the same room overlooking a comfortable outside sitting area with a table for al fresco dining. Off the living room the ”Flower suite” with a 4 poster bed, fire place, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with tub and shower.
Down the stairs and off the little winter garden 2 other suites: The “Black & white suite” with Queen size bed, en suite bathroom with separate large shower and tub, walk-in closet. The “Wisteria suite” with double bed, en suite bathroom with separate large shower, walk-in closet and little laundry with washing machine.
|Further details outdoors|
Bus n° 10 from Settignano to Florence center.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
Casa Claudia has a position that allows one to enjoy the view of Settignano and only 4Km from Florence city center. An ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday visiting Florence with the amenities of piece and quiet outside the city. City bus n°10 from Central Station is about 25 min. Settignano is a small village above Florence. From the house to the center of the town there is a bus from the village which is 5 minute walk from the house. This is a property that can be rented without a car as there is public transportation into the centre of Florence which is very convenient.
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