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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

The bedroom...even a choc by the bed...one each of course....

Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 96 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This beautiful Italian bungalow with it,s NO SHARING pool is an ideal get away for couples seeking a truly romantic holiday in the Tuscany and Umbria region. Il Girasole is situated in the charming town of Fighille, right on the Umbrian, Tuscan boarder. The bungalow has a long large veranda which runs around the outside, it has a small portico with sitting area just off the main living space with comfy outside chairs to sit and admire the views. The garden is set with lots of areas to relax and unwind, whether on the hammock or laying by the pool on a lounger. There are facilities for outside dinning with table, chairs, parasol and a BBQ....... What Luxury..

The views from the house and garden are stunning and stretch down across the Valtiberina Valley, and up the hill to the picturesque medieval village of Citerna. Truely relaxing and romantic.

The village of Fighille offers two bars,hairdresser,flower shop,boutique, Small supermarket,post office,and a pizzeria on the hill.

Sansepolcro is about ten minutes away offering fresh local produce and local wine and is the home of the renaissance painter Piero della Francesco. His most famous painting of the resurrection can be seen here in the museum in the center of the town. There is also Anghari only 10 minute drive away, it is a stunning medieval town which stands right at the top of a hill and looks down on a fantastically straight Roman road (this has to be seen). This is where Leonardo di Vinci in the fifteenth century painted the famous “battle of Anghari” is an unmissable visit be it daytime or night just stunning. This area is steeped in history. The antique market is ideal for that little keep-sake.

There are numerous walks in and around the countryside the most famous being St Francis of Assisi walk clearly sign posted. The river Sovara meanders its way around the lower fields is also a pleasant stroll.

This particular part of Italy is so steeped in history it would be impossible to list all, so your visit is a must.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rimini 96.3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria Inter 65.2 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 29.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Il Girasole has a well furnished lounge with log fire and under floor heating for those winter breaks away. Two comfortable modern his and hers leather sofas, wifi,C.D. player, a dining area with table and chairs and a modern well equipped kitchen, Dishwasher, fridge freezer, toaster, oven, gas hob perfect for preparing that Italian feast… A complimentary welcome pack will ease you into a stress free start to your holiday… Bathroom with separate shower, bath and his and her marble top sinks, toilet and bidet, hair dryer etc., A large romantic King sized bedroom dressed in a classical Italian style, a large comfortable renaissance style matrimonial {king size} bed, dressing table, wardrobe etc with all linen supplied.

Further details outdoors

A large veranda/sunbathing terrace accessed through French doors or patio doors with table, chairs, umbrella and BBQ with steps down to a shady well stocked private garden and sitting area with beautiful views, a swimming pool with sunbathing area and loungers for those hot summer days. The bells from the Medieval town of Citerna can be heard and the town seen nestling high on the hill.

Fighille is a lively village that offers a small friendly supermarket, post office, fashion boutique, flower shop, local bar pizzeria and swimming pool with gymnasium, all walking distance from the cottage or by bicycle if preferred[ his and hers new bikes also supplied]. Florence, Sienna, Assisi and Gubbio, are only one hour away ,and the eternal city of Rome only two hours by road.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival. Bed-side chocolate.

sewing kit. clothes brush. shoe cleaning kit. small firstaid kit. hair dryer. pic-nic cooler box and ice blocks.

Charming English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

The Umbria region

The house is situated on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. The area has stunning views over the Valtibernina valley, with Citerna the medieval village perched on the top. There are lots of fabulous local restaurants available all offering the delicious local produce. Whether you want to sit at a bar enjoying an espresso watching the hustle and bustle of the locals or in one of the many art galleries taking in all the fantastic colours and inspiration........This is the place to Visit.

Perugia

Il Girasole is 8 km from the Terme di Fontecchi spa. It is just 30 minutes from Arezzo which has the main train-line up to the North 1 hour to Florence or south to Rome 1hr 20 min on a fast train, or all the way down to Naples and Pompei. It is 10 minutes from Anghiari and Sansepolcro.

The weather is warm in the spring months and getting hot into the summer. It stays warm all through September and even have had many evenings eating outside in October.

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Review 1-8 of 8

19 Jul 2014

5/5

"Best holiday ever!"

Myself and my boyfriend were lucky enough to spend the first week in July at Il Girasole.Wow! We had the most amazing time from start to finish.We flew in to Perugia airport where we picked up our hir… More

Thank you Chloe for those kind words..... Roger and I still talk about the tawny owl that came to visit you that day,amazing. We would love to have you both return and we are so pleased we have managed to make your stay an experience... Warm Wishes, Polly and Roger

7 Jul 2014

5/5

"Everything you could want from a holiday rental"

Just back after spending a fantastic week in Il Girasole. The house is immaculate, tastefully furnished & has the most fantastic views of the Tuscany landscape. The owners, Polly & Roger, were so frie… More

Thank you very much for your kind words in your review. We are happy to know you both enjoyed Il Girasole. Your words mean a lot to us. It would be our pleasure to have you to come and stay again.The swing lounger is waiting! Kind Regards, Polly and Roger

7 Sep 2013

5/5

"A gem, set amongst beautiful Italian countryside"

Just returned from a glorious week at Il Girasole. The property is tastefully decorated and well equipped with everything you need for a week, (or two) away. Situated at the end of a lane in a small v… More

many thanks for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you next year. Best regards, Polly e Roger

17 Aug 2013

5/5

"Looking forward to our return next year"

Our second stay at Il Girasole, and we immediately requested a booking for next year too. Great location in the heart of so much to see and do and some of the best restaurants anywhere. The place itself is perfect for us. Lovely private garden and terrace looking out towards the medieval hilltop town of Citerna (great destination for a morning walk and a cappuccino). The private pool is a delight and always fresh and clean. The apartment itself is the most comfortable we have found, spotlessly clean, and a pleasure to stay in. Deserves every last glimmer of its five stars.

17 Aug 2013

5/5

"Stunning location, beautifully appointed property"

On the edge of the village of Fighille looking across the Tiber Valley and up to the hill-top town of Citerna surrounded by fields of sunflowers and working farms the property is very skilfully adapted and offers complete privacy. The pool is cleaned every morning early and discreetly by the owners who have paid exceptional attention to detail both inside and outside. Nothing is ever too much trouble because they aim to provide an excellent level of service.they are a delightful and very interesting couple. Needless to say we have booked for next year.

16 Aug 2013

5/5

"Perfect getaway, Wonderful views and luxuary accomodation."

We booked our stay at 'Il Girasole' as it ticked all of the right boxes. The owners were very obliging and answered all of our questions prior to booking; nothing was too much trouble. We arrived at our perfect getaway, after a short easy drive from Perugia airport. It is the last house nestled on a hill with a beautiful panoramic view.
The accommodation is fabulous, all the amenities are available, it is like home-from-home. We have stayed in Italy many times before, but this place tops the lot.
With your own private pool, garden and veranda, you could easily pretend its your own Tuscan retreat.
I would highly recommend this rental.......Its the best kept secret around!!!

8 Aug 2013

5/5

"Fantastic villa, great views, pool and hosts!"

Il Girasole is a spacious, light and airy, 1 bedroom villa in the village of Fighille. I had the pleasure of staying at Il Girasole with my wife on our honeymoon.

The service we experienced from the owners was exceptionally good. We were in regular contact before we booked via e-mail and the telephone, and they provided us with good instructions on how to reach the villa.

The villa has a lovely garden which is well maintained, and is liberally scattered with places to sit and lounge. I was a particular fan of the hammock! The veranda, overlooking the garden and the pool, is the perfect place for spending the evenings together, for evening meals and relaxing with a glass of Italian wine.

The pool was perfect. It was nice and cool, and gave welcome relief from the heat around midday. It's big enough to do a bit of token swimming! But best for floating around on inflatables, and generally bobbing around. The owners maintained the pool early every morning, ensuring it was spotless. If you are lucky you may get to meet Nacho the dog! Who comes to visit occasionally.

The small town of Fighille, is a short walk away, it hosts a small supermarket, two bars/restaurants/coffee houses, and a few other small shops. The supermarket contained everything we needed for the self catered holiday. The fresh fruit and vegetables they offered were fantastic, along with a great deli counter, and lots of the essential Italian wine and beer!
There are several very good restaurants within a 15 minutes drive from the Villa.

Il Girasole is a perfect villa for a honeymoon, or for a couple seeking to relax in similar luxury and relative seclusion.

I would heartily recommend this villa. In fact we plan on booking this villa again!

23 Apr 2013

5/5

"Beautiful retreat to wind down and relax"

Beautiful retreat to wind down and relax. Lovely well equipped apartment with views to die for. This is our second stay and having a private pool in the summer months is the icing on the cake. Cannot find fault with anything. We will return again.

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