Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casa Florio’ is a 2 bedroom apartment designed in traditional Tuscan country style with chestnut beamed ceilings and terraccota tiled floors. It is light and spacious with doors leading from the well equipped kitchen/lounge to Master bedroom with 4 poster king-size wrought iron bed, bedroom 2 has 2 single wrought iron beds and fully equipped shower room with power shower, sink, bidet and washing machine.. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge.
The shared swimming pool has its own sunbathing terrace, lawns and gazebo with breathtaking views. The hillside breezes offer a refreshing respite from the heat - ideal after a day of sightseeing.
The apartment's private garden has a brick built BBQ and patio area for al fresco dining beneath a pergola, or walk through an arch into another partitioned area with borders of oak beams and enjoy watching the breathtaking sunsets over the Tuscan landscape.
This is a perfect location to enjoy everything Tuscany has to offer. Close to Siena , Florence and the beautiful medieval hilltop towns of San Gimigano and Volterra. Fabulous walks and trails nearby, local horse riding, fishing and golf close-by at Castelfalfi. Recommended for families, friends or couples.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 65 km, Nearest railway: Poggibonsi 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Traditional Tuscan farmhouse decorated with beamed ceilings and 'cotto' style tiled floors. Corner log fireplace. Full gas CH.The fully fitted, fully equipped luxury kitchen has integrated appliances, granite work surfaces, a dining area with exposed stone wall and a dining table and chairs to seat six people.
Spacious living/dining area, open corner fireplace, leather double sofa bed and chair, a 32inch flat screen TV and CD player. Each bedroom is luxuriously furnished with a comfortable 4 poster wrought iron King size bed, wardrobes and bedside table and chair. The second bedroom has two wrought iron single beds with large wardrobe. Bedding and towels are provided are high quality Egyptian cotton. (will accommodate 4 persons comfortably).
Marble shower room has power shower, WC and washbasin, bidet and washing machine. All windows and doors are double glazed with interior wood shutters. All windows and doors have external wrought iron decorative bars that enhance the traditional look of the property.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a covered pergola with large dining table and chairs on the patio facing the garden and beautiful views of the countryside. The gravelled garden area is surrounded by flowering shrubs and herbs and has 4 sun loungers, A second area overlooks rolling Tuscan hills has a wrought iron bench. The perfect spot to enjoy a glass of Chianti! Whilst each property has a private garden, there are footpaths around the common garden areas from which you can see breathtaking panoramas.
The beautiful 17metre swimming pool has an extensive paved area for sun loungers. There are a further two sun loungers on the poolside for exclusive use of guests. Shade is provided by a large covered gazebo. The pool area has uninterrupted views of spectacular Tuscan countryside. Although the pool has no shallow end, it is just over waist depth on an average adult. Unaccompanied children should be supervised.
The entire site is fenced and there are gated entrances at two points. All paths are lit at night with low level lighting. There is a large secure parking area adjacent to but slightly below the main site Exquisite sunrises/ beautiful sunsets guaranteed. Abundant wildlife,have seen wild boar, deer, foxes & many birds. Fabulous walks, local sulphur and natural springs. Local horse riding, fishing and golf close-by at Castelfalfi.
The pool is open from 1st May - 1st October.
Arrivals and departures on any day of the week, minimum stay is 5 days except July and August which is 7 days.
The apartment is fully cleaned prior to arrival and on departure - for stays over 7 days a change of linen is included. A cot and high chair may be available upon request subject to availability at no extra charge.
Self catering includes all house linen and towels BUT BRING YOUR OWN POOL TOWELS.
It is a rental condition that the apartment including exterior areas are strictly NON SMOKING.
No pets please.
Rental includes final cleaning, electricity, water and hot water and central heating.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is the jewel in Italy’s crown steeped in history with fantastic towns and cities and its passionate Italian people. Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine. Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, the sea coast and islands. Students come to learn the beautiful Italian language and culture.
This picturesque region offers perfect opportunities for couples, families, or groups to enjoy the romantic ambiance. This part of Tuscany enjoys rolling hills which change from season to season. There are wonderful vineyards, sunflowers, olive groves etc.There is a lot to see and do in Tuscany, the difficulty is really where to start. Certainly most should start with Florence (about an hour's drive or by rail from nearby Poggibonsi) and is home to the world famous Uffizi museum, The Duomo and 'Ponte Vecchio' bridge. It is packed with historic buildings and beautiful statues can be found in many of the open squares. Then continue on to Siena and Pisa. The roll call of città di arte, cities of art, is daunting: Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano and Lucca are all striking.
Siena is of great environmental and artistic interest with a wealth of important monuments including: Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Italy, Palazzo Pubblico (13th-14th century in Gothic style). The Campo is also famous as the site for the Palio (horse race) every July as well as other yearly events and is less than an hours drive. The opening scenes of James Bond's recent film "Quantum of Solace" was filmed here. You can wander down cobbled streets where you'll find little pizza parlours and quaint gift shops. There are many designer shops, restaurants and public gardens to enjoy.
The beautiful medieval village of San Gimignano (15 mins drive) is well known all over the world as one of Tuscany's treasures. It is the only example of a medieval city which has preserved through the centuries many of its ancient and beautiful imposing stone towers. San Gimignano can always amaze the visitor with its charm, beauty and the unique atmosphere of its historical centre, which is almost intact. There are many cobbled streets and pathways that wind through the centre of this charming Tuscan town offering magical glimpses and unforgettable corners. Set on the top of a hill, San Gimignano dominates the surrounding Tuscan countryside.
There are plenty of signposted parking areas. Within the city walls there are beautiful little shops selling local food specialities and wines, clothes shops and many restuarants and ice cream parlours. There are regular festivals. Market day is Thursday.
The ancient walled Etruscan town of Volterra is one of the oldest Etruscan settlements in Tuscany with clear evidence of pre-Roman civilisation. It sits high on a hill overlooking Podere Torricchi. The City is awash with wonderful restaurants and bars as well as museums, churches, a theatre, sports centre, cinema and its own Roman amphitheatre which hosts music, dance and drama.
Throughout the year the City of Volterra organise a number of festivals including medieval pageants, jazz and traditional food and drink festivals. It is arguably the most exciting city in the Tuscan region.
Staying in Torrichi is ideal for those who want to walk, ride, cycle, fish or play golf....or do nothing more than relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. For Andrea Bocelli lovers, why not visit his home town of Lajatico and enjoy his concert at the beautiful open air Teatro del Silenzio. (20 minutes away from Torricchi).
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24 Jul 2014
"Excellent place to explore Tuscany"
Casa Florio is a beautiful apartment in the heart of Tuscany and a perfect place to explore the area. There is a private and pretty garden with two seating areas to enjoy the views across miles of c… More
Thank you for your great review about Casa Florio and the lovely comments about the support I provide to my guests. It's important for me that that you are not left 'guessing' about anything so that when you arrive you are already 'familiar' with the house and area. Your comments are very much appreciated. It was also a great pleasure to meet you and your family for the few days that we were staying in our own apartment on site. I hope you will decide to come back at some time and explore more of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
18 Jun 2014
"Perfect Tuscan retreat"
A beautiful spot. Views and pool amazing. The house is well equipped with good quality furnishings and linen. Local towns are delightful, and trips to major cities well within reach. Would definitel… More
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the house and that you would recommend Casa Florio. I hope that you will be able to return at some time in the future - you will always be very welcome.
20 May 2014
"Perfect Tuscany retreat"
The pictures and description were extremely accurate. We travelled to Cinque Terre from here and did day trips to nearby towns. The views are stunning and each night you are blessed with a different … More
Thank you for your review, I was thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found Casa Florio met your expectations. The views are one of the best aspects of the site so I am glad to hear you enjoyed the way these change with the light conditions. By way of an update the access road has now been repaired and whilst it is still gravel (a requirement of this type of road) the bumps and holes and now been filled and leveled to make it easier to use. I look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Florio in the future. Best Wishes.
19 Sep 2012
"Just what the doctor ordered !!!"
Lovely apartment and fantastic location - my family and I have had a super week at casa florio. The two bed appartment was clean and well equipped, can't fault it , it had everything we need for … More
8 Sep 2012
"Beautiful apartment in stunning Tuscan landscape"
If you want a base in Tuscany that seems in the middle of nowhere, but is less than an hour from all of the famous Tuscan towns/villages, and a lovely apartment that is in the middle of stunning countryside, then this is the place for you.
The apartment is comfortable and homely with everything you could need plus more. The views from it, and from the pool are amazing, so too the sunsets.
We had a wonderful holiday and found everything straightforward to book, find it, and manage a great 2 weeks there. We had a nice mix of visiting tourists sights (Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano), finding beaches (some stunning ones both North West and South west), and chilling out by the pool enjoying living in the heart of Tuscany.
3 Sep 2012
This is a gem of a villa, beautifully furnished and with every conceivable
range of utensils, etc. Added to that is the lovely pool, fantastic scenery,
tranquillity and of course those gorgeous sunsets.
1 Sep 2012
"Fab views, well placed for Siena, San Gim, Volterra, Pisa and Florence"
Lovely apartment with nice pool. We went with a teenager, younger child and friend and all had a good time, sunsets beautiful and we saw loads of wildlife including wild boar, deer and a porcupine! People all friendly, we had a minor problem with our apartment and a resident sorted us out! Loads of local restaurants and the chance to really chill out if you don't want to go anywhere and good local transport links if you want to take the train rather than drive to sights. Only downside is the rather rutted track to get to the apartment.
28 Aug 2012
"very good option and location for the price in tuscan region"
The villa was nice as were the grounds....the pool was a plus. It was close enough to little towns....especially wonderful San Gimignano.....to enjoy those towns and their conveniences, yet far enough away to get a great Tsucan experience. The only down sides were (1) directions and (2) smell. The couple that owns the villa were extremely helpful in arranging the rental and responding to email. They even provided very detailed directions from Pisa with Longitude and Latitude coordinates. However, the coordinates had me going on a several hour detour....even when reprogramming the coordinates in my Tom-Tom more than once. Also, if you are coming from anywhere other than the Pisa airport, the detailed directions are of limited assistance. When I arrived there was a rancid smell emitting from the bathroom. It never completely left after 3 days of being there. Regardless, it was notp unbareable and I very much enjoyed the stay which is why I still rated it above average. Also helpful to note, this villa is sort of a condo type of home with about 7 other privately owned units in a few different buildings. I recommend it.
10 Oct 2011
"Perfect. The peace and tranquility of the place seeps into your bones"
This apartment is lovely. The location is unbelievable - don't be put off by the drive from the main road - it's worth it when you arrive. The views of the Tuscan countryside from every angle are breathtaking.
10 Sep 2011
"Superb accommodation in a fantastic location"
We were blown away when we saw the setting for this lovely apartment. The views are breathtaking - a huge panorama of the Tuscan countryside. We never tired of gazing at the surrounding hills and fields or of watching the sun set every evening, turning the sky into a myriad of colours.
The apartment is very comfortable, most attractively presented and well equipped, with plenty of space for the four of us. We loved the outside area too and particularly enjoyed sitting at the patio table, especially during the balmy evenings. The communal pool is wonderful, overlooking the amazing views which surround it.
The apartment is set in the depths of the countryside in a complex which has all the traditional Italian style - we so much appreciated the peace and tranquillity. However, it is a great centre for exploring since many historic towns of Tuscany are within easy reach, St Gimignano in particular being very accessible.
The owner in England was very kind and helpful on the telephone before our trip. We felt very privileged to discover Casa Florio and would be extremely happy to revisit this enchanting holiday hideaway in the future - and to recommend it to our friends.
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