B&B "Casetta": 2for2
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B&B | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The hay-barn 'Casetta' is uniquely located on the highest hill with Lucardo on top and with splendid views over the Tuscan hills. The restoration in Tuscan stile was completed in 2013.
It is a B&B but also adapted for long term breaks.
This announcement is for the high season time. During winter I am letting the whole house.
You will have TWO rooms: one bedroom with a double bed or two singles. The other room is your private living and is tastefully designed with a handcrafted mirror, desk, sofa, library and wardrobe. The private bathroom next to the bedroom has gold mosaic. All on the first floor.
The big oak offers shadow and fresh air. The temperature inside the house is always agreeable in summer time, because the hill is the highest one in this area (420 m.) and the house doesn't need air conditioning as it has geothermally cooled floors.
There is WIFI available for guests and also a private parking.
B&B guests can sit outside on the terrace at the rear to see the sunrise or else sit on the terrace in the front to see the sunset over the hills; in each case the view is always marvelous.
You can also rent 2 mountain bikes.
The best way to get around is by (hired) car. Public transit you will find in Certaldo where you can take the train to Firenze, Siena and Pisa. Tavarnelle has good bus connections, as well as Montespertoli. From Certaldo leaves a bus to Lucardo, but not frequently. But you can take a 15 min. taxi drive.
Around the "Casetta" there is a large terrain with 32 olive trees. There is nearly no traffic on the roads and the paths in the neighborhood, so it is a lovely place for a walk or to go by mountain bike through the vineyards and the olive orchards, even for hours if you want. It is the ideal place for cyclists, walkers and lovers of art.
The price is for both rooms and includes a sweet Italian breakfast with home made jams.
The kitchen is not inclusive but can be available at request paying a supplement of €15 per meal. For the guests is a minibar with a fridge upstairs and a water kettle and coffee machine.
You can also ask me to put your wash in my washing machine paying a little supplement.
if you would like some local wine, a cold beer, some cheese or salami, or maybe olive oil to take home, we'd gladly sell it to you for a modest price!
You can find a local restaurant in the lower part of Lucardo, it is only a 5-10 minutes walk away.
On top of the hill there is the medieval borough of Lucardo. The hill was already in ancient times used by the Etruscans. Later from the 8th century on the castle was built, besieged, destroyed and rebuilt. The current walls are late medieval and completely kept. The borough is currently being restored. Next to the borough there is a little church with a majolica baptismal font.
You can find Lucardo between Florence and Siena, in the middle of Tuscany. Florence, Firenze in Italian, is known for artists like Brunelleschi and Michelangelo in the times it was reigned by the Medici; it's only 32 km away. Much smaller, but also very famous is San Gimignano with its 13 towers, that's 24 km away. Even more nearby at 10 km is Certaldo where the medieval poet Boccaccio has been born and also died. It is situated high on a hill, has a magnificent town hall and a ditto museum. Nearby you will find Tavarnelle with its shops, a large COOP supermarket and its lovely small restaurants. In Fiano, at one and a half chilometer from Lucardo there are the essential things, such as a postoffice and a pharmacy. Then there is Volterra at 48 km, also founded by Etruscans and still breaths the middle Ages. You cannot leave Tuscany without visiting Pisa at 80 km and certainly not only for its tower.
But there is not only culture in Tuscany: the "Casetta" is surrounded by beautiful castles and wine-factories. You can visit them, have a tasting of selected wines and look inside very old wine cellars.
The "Casetta" is a unique place to stay because of its high and central position, on which you will think back wistfully when you have left it, but where you for sure will want to return.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tirrenia 88 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 76 km, Nearest railway: Certaldo 10 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
About this location
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is world famous. Of course, because this region in the middle of Italy is full of culture, nature, hills, sea, mild climate in spring and autumn, warm summers. And of course: wine and olives! The olive oil of Tuscany is one of the best. The Chianti route is full of wine factories where you can taste wines. Tuscany is very good organized. There are so many things to see. Cities as Florence and Siena. But also smaller ones like San Gimignano and Certaldo, with plenty of history inside their city walls with towers. During summertime nearly all of the places have their own festivals: music, food, wine, folkloric. And most of the times: outside, because of the nice timid evenings.
In the particular area of Montespertoli are plenty of old wine castles, with noble families, ready to receive you for a nice lunch, inclusive wine tasting and a tour over the property. From B&B "Casetta" you can make several trips, making a stop for a wine tasting, or for a walk in a mediaeval little town. The roads are good and quiet in this part of Tuscany. The views are spectacular, hills with hundreds of olive trees and vineyards, changing there colors with every season. You can also go for endless walks and then occasionally meet a pottery or a farmer who makes his own olive oil and wine. In the little old towns you can still find handcraft shops where they sell handmade leather shoes and bags, or shops with lovely decorated paper.
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16 Jan 2015
"Beautiful place !!"
The place is really special and wonderful at the top of the hill;
it is so peaceful; makes you feel free and happy.
Marjet is a very warm host; her hospitality and knowledge about the
special places to visit and walking in the surrounding makes your staying in this beautiful
part of Italy as a unique experience you will never forget.
We will go back this winter since for writing and rest this is the best place on earth, and..
it is really cheap!!
Thank you Marjet.
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