About the home
We offer a relaxed holiday, You can lounge by the pool soaking up the sun or visit the many cities of intrest Siena, Florence and Rome are all very close. And of course the local places of Intrest. The spa, Pienze home of the English Patient and within view of your home part of the Gladiator movie was filimed.
All within the confirns of a very comfortable and unique setting.
Podere Ampella gives you the chance to live the relaxed Tuscan lifestyle in the idyllic setting of this exceptional hilltop hamlet overlooking the wonderful Val d’Orcia landscape, a landscape so unique that UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. This is the perfect location to relax and unwind, where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish.
This newly built hamlet has a collection of eleven privately owned villas and apartments finished to a very high standard. The hamlet has been designed in the traditional Tuscan style using local materials and the typical architectural style.
All the properties are fully furnished and well equipped; each has its own private terrace or garden and two of the villas have their own private pool. The shared pool has a paved surround furnished with loungers and parasols and is set in a stunning position overlooking the surrounding countryside.
Podere Ampella hamlet is positioned between the historic towns of San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi where there are plenty of restaurants, shops and banks. The hamlet is ideally situated for exploring Tuscany with the cities of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca within easy reach, or venture over the border into Umbria to visit the historic cities of Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia.
San Giovanni D’Asso is a delightful hilltop town only 3kms from Ampella Hamlet. Dating back to medieval times the village surrounds the walls of a twelfth century castle. Here you will find traditional Tuscan restaurants and shops selling the local produce. The town boasts the only truffle museum in Italy, as well as hosting an annual truffle festival in November each year. There are also two important churches; the Romanesque church, San Giovanni Battista, and San Pietro in Villare. The picturesque Tuscan town of Montisi is 4kms from Ampella Hamlet. In August each year there is the annual jousting competition “Giostra di Simone” which sees many of the townsfolk dress up in medieval costume.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Grosetto, 70km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
We can cater for large groups up to 70 people in a beautiful location.
Each house and villa has its own private garden with a communal pool and a privalte villa and pool available.
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
The Communal swimming pool is very large more than adequate to take a large group in comfort.
Catering can supplied as a communal group or individually in each home on request.
We also do cooking courses, painting courses, wine tasting tours and horse riding.
We are within a 5 min drive of a natural open air spa baths with bubbling hot water at 35 degrees.
Please contact us for dinner menu,s and our many course's offered.
Cooking, Hunting, Riding, Painting and Wine tours.
Remember this is tuscany's only Unesco Heritage so unspoilt views are the norm.
The Tuscany / Siena Province region
Located on a Hill overlooking the Val Dorcia a Unesco heritage site. This is without a doubt the most beautiful region in Tuscany. We are on a hill with 365 views accross rolling countryside.Close to Sangiovanni D,Asso only 2km and within 3km of Montisi which is a medieval village. All of the ameniets you require are here. The local butcher, a small supermarket and the many restaurants and local bars.
The San Giovanni d'Asso / Montisi area
Montisi has an annual festival in August which is worth a visit.
How to get there
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The most favoured route for people visiting Tuscany is to fly into one of it's airports Pisa, Bologna or Florence. We recommend that you consider using one of the no frills airlines from most European destinations, generally they are cheaper and they have an excellent hassle free online booking procedure accessible 24 hours a day 7days a week.
By road from Germany
From the South of Munich take A8
Then take A12 direction Innsbruck
Take A13 to Brenner
Pass Bolzano, Mantova, to Mòdena.
Take A1 motorway direction Bologna
Pass Bologna direction Firenza
Follow your local directions from here.
By road from England
From Calais, drive through France via Macon to the Frejus tunnel take the tunnel and continue on motorway to Turin (Torino).
From Turin, take motorway A21 through Alessandria to Piacenza. In Piacenza, take the A1 to Modena and then Florence (Firenze).
Follow your location directions from here.
Travel time from Calais to Florence is about 16 hours driving time.
To drive in Italy there are some important things to remember;
When driving in Italy you must always carry these documents:
Car registration document/log book (this should be provided with hired all cars)
Car insurance (this should be provided with all hired cars)
Other Italian Laws
Autostrade Speed Limit 130 km - Motorways with green coloured signs - Toll roads
Super Strade Speed Limit varies/usually 90 km - dual carriageways with blue signs - Free
You must carry identification documents at all times (passport).
You must wear a luminous reflecting jacket if you get out of your car on all main roads, this should be provided if you hire a car.
You must have purchase receipt within 20 meters of purchase.
In vehicles, when you park you must turn the visible clock on the windshield to the time parked. If you do not you may receive a parking ticket.
Before setting out on your trip to Tuscany by car we suggest the following checklist.
1 Check insurance cover - make sure you know what to do in the event of an accident.
2 Breakdown insurance - check you are fully covered for breakdown insurance even if your car is new!
3 Remember to drive on the RIGHT - we suggest that you stick a note on your steering wheel to remind you to drive on the right, even the most experienced of drivers should do this!
4 Car Service - check that your car has been fully serviced including tyres and brakes one week before you travel.
5 There are main dealers for most of the major car companies here in Tuscany should problems arise while you are here; don't forget your dealers guide.
There are 24 hour Petrol Stations along the Motorways, you should try and fill up before leaving the motorway, fuel is sometimes difficult to find in the countryside and more expensive. Tolls can be paid for by Credit Card in Italy, this is often easier on long journeys.
An alternative way of travelling to and around Italy is by train. There are good international connections from mainland Europe to most of the major Italian cities, as well as an extensive network of local trains serving the smaller towns and villages.
Tickets are generally not too expensive, and you can use your Credit/Debit Cards for payment.
From wherever you are making your journey within Italy the treinitaliaplus.com has an excellent web site that allows you to search timetables (versions in English and German)
Activities near San Giovanni d'Asso
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
17 Nov 2012
accueil charmant de paola! maison située ds un hameau entièrement restauré ds une totale harmonie.....très propre, draps et linge de toilette fournis!! confortable (chauffage efficace)
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 14|
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|low||10 Nov 12||15 Dec 12||€ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|high||15 Dec 12||30 Dec 12||€ 1095||-||-||1 Week|
|mid low||30 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 1130||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||€ 920||-||-||1 Week|
|medium low||23 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||€ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|medium||1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||€ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|high season||6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1575||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|mid low||28 Sep 13||9 Nov 13||€ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||9 Nov 13||14 Dec 13||€ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|mid low||14 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||€ 1130||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Towles and Linen are provided.
End of week clean is charged.
Electricity is charged on a useage basis.
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