Villa Mirachiana Grande
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Villa | 12 bedrooms | sleeps 24
Villa Mirachiana Grande is an elegant and welcoming three-story villa. It sleeps 24 people. From Villa Mirachiana Grande you will enjoy a broad view of the surrounding countryside. Villa Mirachiana Grande is 600 square meters (6460 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, a private terrace, a private garden, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
You will be roughly 1 km (0.6 miles) from Pozzo della Chiana, where you will find a restaurant and a grocery store. You will find the stop for the local bus at 200 meters (660 feet). You will reach Villa Mirachiana Grande from the parking area along a walkway that cuts through a garden and has no stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Mirachiana Grande. If you do have one, you will be able to park it inside the entrance gate.
Villa Mirachiana is an ancient villa in the Valdichiana valley of Tuscany, very near to the major cities of art. The villa is surrounded by a park of olive-trees in which there is the swimming pool.
This country house is situated on a hill that is covered by olive-trees and it is right next to Marciano della Chiana, a town that thanks to its castle and tower dominates the valley.
Until few years ago the villa represented the heart of a wide farm, then, a recent and accurate restoration turned it into a comfortable holiday house, divided into six apartments.
Villa Mirachiana is surrounded by a park where the many green wide spaces are furnished with garden pieces of furniture. The swimming pool of the park is among the flourishing foliage of the olive-trees and it is equipped with umbrellas and sun beds. You will also find a volleyball field.
The furniture of the apartments, which is comfortable, is high in quality and style. The apartments are all independent and the whole complex can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests.
The owners recently decided to restore the villa and to give it new life by turning it into an ideal place where to spend your holidays. There you can live completely immersed in the green of Tuscany, far from stress and traffic in order to enjoy endless moments of authentic relax.
Mrs. Antonietta, the real soul of this restoration, will personally welcome you in her estate upon your arrival. Should you need information on what to visit, on cellars' visits, on spas, on walking tours, on how to go on an excursion by bicycle, or on any other sport, just ask the family and they will be glad to help you.
The six apartments can be rented as a whole at a reduced rental rate. Please review the descriptions of the individual apartments for further information on amenities and sleeping arrangements: Apartment A, Apartment B, Apartment C, Apartment D, Apartment E, Apartment F.
The swimming pool is 7 meters (23 feet) large by 14 meters (46 feet) long. In the swimming pool area you will also find an above-ground heated Jacuzzi pool with hydromassage with six seats. It is equipped with sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a broad view of the surrounding countryside and of the olive grove. The pool is open from the beginning of May until the end of September.
The garden is partly shaded by trees. It is equipped with tables and chairs. In the garden you will find a children's playgrounds. Here you will be able to have fun with a ping pong table. Here you will also find a barbecue and a wood-fired pizza oven. From the garden you will enjoy a splendid view of the surrounding countryside.
You will be able to enter the living room from the garden. The floor is paved with terracotta tiles. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. The furnishings include a sofa. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a five-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!) and a toaster. The dining table can accommodate 24 guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. The room is equipped with an air conditioning unit.
You will be able to reach the laundry room from the main entrance hall. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal. You will share the laundry with the other guests staying at the complex.
|Size||Sleeps up to 24, 12 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||12 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
You will be able to enter the living room from the garden. The floor is paved with terracotta tiles. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. They include a sofa. In the living room you will also find a cooking area.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is partly shaded by trees. It is equipped with tables and chairs. Here you will also find a barbecue and a wood-fired pizza oven. From the garden you will enjoy a splendid view of the surrounding countryside.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Scannagallo Grande. If you do have one, you will be able to park it inside the entrance gate.
The Tuscany region
Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.
Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.
The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.
What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.
Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.
Lucignano is a fortified town in the Valdichiana, a fine example of mediaeval town planning with its roads built in concentric circles giving the town its typical oval form. The planning and building of the present town began in the year 1200 and was completed around the 16th century, when the town’s highest point and its castle became the centre of religious and political power.
A visit to Lucignano can begin with a walk around the well preserved ancient walls. There are four gates to the city; Porta San Giovanni, known as “porta di sotto” (lower gate), Porta San Giusto known as “porta di sopra” (higher gate), Porta Sant’Angelo and Porta Murata (walled gate) so called after it was blocked up sometime in the year 1500.
Enter the old town by one of the gates, the town is planned along two main streets, one, the present day Via Matteotti, is called the rich road, the other, Via Roma, is called the poor road. The first, where the nobility built their homes, is wide and full of light, the second is characterized by smaller, poorer dwellings built by the lower classes. A series of roads leading off from the main roads, form an intricate labyrinth taking you to the top of the town, the Town Hall, (Palazzo Comunale) the church of San Francesco and the Collegiate.
The building of the Town Hall (Palazzo Pretorio), was started around 1200 and later completed by the Florentines. The main façade, facing Piazza del Tribunale, is covered by numerous coat of arms and memorial plaques showing the symbols of the various chief magistrates. Of particular interest is the Sala della Cancelleria, ancient seat of the local law court. The frescoes on the ceiling are by various 15th century Sienese artists and depict a series of illustrious personages. Some of the rooms on the second floor have fine frescoes with neoclassic subjects, painted around the year 1812 by the Milanese artist Luigi Ademollo.
Palazzo Pretorio also houses the Civic Museum. Besides many notable paintings, the most important piece in the museum is undoubtedly the reliquary of San Francesco. Called Albero di Lucignano because of the six branches on each side making it resemble a tree, it is made of silver, gilded copper and enamel and was crafted between 1350 and 1476 by goldsmiths from Arezzo and Siena. It is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of Italian Goldsmith’s art.
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