Podere Incrociati - Siena
About the home
Podere Incrociati rises in the heart of Montagnola Senese, just 15 km/9 miles far from Siena and 75 km/47,5 miles far from Florence, among the greenery of age-old oaks, holm-oaks and chestnut-trees.
Thanks to its high position (500 mt./1640 ft. above sea level) you will enjoy a well-aired summer suitable for walks in the nearby woods, crossed by several paths, catching sight of charming landscapes, lots of medieval villages and Romanesque parish churches.
There are thousands of paths through Montagnola Senese, which is a hillock in the heart of the Sienese area. During the Middle Ages, these paths were connected to the ancient "Via Francigena", the important road link between Rome and the rest of Europe, and this is the reason why in this area there are so many old villages and churches.Podere Incrociati is surrounded by a natural environment, with tracks that go through the woods and that are ideal for mountain-bike, horse-back riding and trekking excursions, during which, with a little stroke of luck, it is possible to meet fallow-deer, badgers, foxes, porcupines, hedgehoges, dormice.
The building is composed of a mansion built in 1840 during the Gran Duke Leopoldo II of Tuscany's reign, that has been recently restored, without altering its original characteristics.
The outside fronts have maintained their originality, while inside the building, most part of the ancient hand-crafted brick floors has been restored, as well as the ceilings with their old wooden beams that had been blackened by the smoke of the mantelpieces, which were once the only source of heating; the old irregular walls and the arched ceilings have been preserved, too.
The old forniture makes the place comfortable and charming, respecting the ancient rural Sienese traditions.
The place is particularly sunny thanks to a wide natural meadow that lays south of the building, alternating with the woods, and that is at the guests' disposal.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 16, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Punta Ala / Follonica, 95km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Telephone, Fax, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||9 Bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms and 6 en suites|
|Furniture:||Double beds (9), Cots (2), Dining seating for 16|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Each bathroom is provided with shower.
Each double bed can be separated into two single beds upon request.
Further details outdoors:
Barbecue, private swimming pool, sunbeds, sun umbrellas, outside chairs and tables, tennis table area, volley area, bicycles available.
Swimming pool open from 1 June to 30 September.
Services included: electricity, gas, cold/hot water, swimming pool, bed linen and towels, pool towels, use of laundry equipped with washing machine, dryer and iron placed in an exterior area, final cleaning.
Weekly change of linen
For 2 week-stays a Tuscan dinner, accompanied by good Chianti wine, will be offered to the guests, outdoors or in the restaurant hall.
Heating not included.
With an additional charge and prior to booking at the confirmation of the reservation, it is possible to provide other services such as: Tuscan dinners at the villa; tours led by qualified staff around the Chianti area, Val d'Orcia, San Gimignano, Volterra and other Tuscan towns. Bicycle, scooter and car hire. Cooking courses at the villa. Horse riding courses at proper areas near the villa.
Upon request (with an additional charge) it is possible to provide qualified staff for cooking and also for housekeeping and cleaning bedrooms.
A reservation is possible upon confirmation of the availability of the requested apartment.
Reservation requires 30% of the total amount on account (non-refundable for cancellations), which can be payed by bank transfer.
The payment has to be settled upon arrival to Podere Incrociati; banknotes, credit card accepted.
Weekly stays from Saturday to Saturday. Shorter and flexible stays are possible in low and middle season.
Upon arrival we require a 500 Euro security deposit for possible damage that will be given back at departure.
Check-in on Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; check-out within 09:30 a.m. on the last scheduled Saturday.
The Tuscany / Siena Province region
Tuscany, the cradle of Renaissance, and native land of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Giotto, Filippo Brunelleschi, Dante Alighieri, Cimabue, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Niccolò Machiavelli, Luca della Robbia, Donatello, Amerigo Vespucci, Benvenuto Cellini, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Giovanni da Verrazzano etc.; is a region rich of art, culture and natural beauties.
Six Tuscany localities have been inscribed in the UNESCO list of world-heritage sites: the Historical center of Florence (inscribed in 1982), the Historical center of Siena (1995), the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1,987), the Historical center of San Gimignano (1990), the Historical center of Pienza (1996) and the Val d' Orcia (2004). The wonders of Tuscany are not only limited to the places inserted in the Unesco's list, but they are represented also from other wonderful historical cities like Arezzo, Lucca, Pistoia, Massa Marittima, Cortona, Certaldo, Volterra, Montepulciano or the small fortified medieval villages like Pitigliano, Sorano, Monteriggioni, Serravalle Pistoiese, Vicopisano or natural landscapes as for example like that can be seen in the Hills of Chianti, the Crete Senesi, the Apuan Alps and the beautiful coast of the Tyrrhenian sea with the Islands of Tuscan archipelago or the Natural Park of Maremma, in the region are also important Etruscan and Roman archeological remains. Tuscany is also famous for its spa tourism and Spa, who has never heard of Montecatini or Terme di Saturnia or Terme di Rapolano.
The Siena area
Siena is one of the best preserved historical cities of Tuscany. Ancient medieval town built on three hills, is still surrounded by walls. The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was conceived as a work of art that blends into the landscape of the Crete Senesi.
The historic center of Siena has been inserted since 1995 between the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
UNESCO has included Siena in the list of world heritage sites with the following words: Siena is the embodiment of a medieval town. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence, also in the area of urban planning. Through the centuries they preserved their city's Gothic appearance, acquired over the centuries XII-XV. During this period the work of Duccio, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini influenced the course of Italian and European art. The entire city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo was invented as a work of art that integrates with the surrounding landscape.
VILLAGES AND LANDSCAPES OF THE PROVINCE OF SIENA :
CHIANTI SENESE Chianti - Castellina in Chianti - Gaiole in Chianti - Castelnuovo Berardenga - Radda in Chianti
VAL D'ELSA SENESE Casole d'Elsa - Colle Val d'Elsa - Monteriggioni - Poggibonsi - Radicondoli
SAN GIMIGNANO San GimignANO
CRETE SENESI Crete Senesi - Asciano - Buonconvento - Monteroni d'Arbia - Rapolano Terme - San Giovanni d'Asso
VAL DI MERSE Chiusdino - Monticiano - Murlo - Sovicille
VAL D'ORCIA Val d'Orcia - Castiglione d'Orcia - Montalcino - Pienza - Radicofani - San Quirico d'Orcia
MONTE AMIATA Mount Amiata - Abbadia San Salvatore - Piancastagnaio
VAL DI CHIANA Val di Chiana - Cetona - Chiusi - Chianciano Terme - Montepulciano - San Casciano dei Bagni Sarteano - Sinalunga - Torrita di Siena - Trequanda
How to get there
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HOW TO REACH US
Florence airport-----KM 85
Pisa airport-------KM 104
If arriving from north Italy
Exit highway A1 at Florence- Certosa
Take motorway to Siena
Third exit Siena Ovest, turn left towards Massa Marittima, continue to Sovicille, Ancaiano
Through the hamlet of Ancaiano and after 2 km, at the end of the woods, on your left "Podere Incrociati"
Coming from Rome
Exit Highway A1-Bettolle
Take the direction of Siena
Once you have arrived at the outskirts of Siena, take the ring road towards Florence
Exit Siena Ovest, turn right towards Roccastrada, Masssa Marittima
Continue for Sovicille, Ancaiano, through the hamlet of Ancaiano, after 2 km you will find "Podere Incrociati"
Activities near Siena
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
08 Jul 2012
Very comfortable house with the necessary gadgets(dishwasher,2 washing machines,tv,a bathroom for each bedroom,table tennis etc., )very clean.The owners were very gentle people and very helpful
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season 10 pax||7 Jan 12||7 Apr 12||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 10 pax||7 Apr 12||14 Apr 12||£ 2600||-||-||1 Week|
|low season 10 pax||14 Apr 12||19 May 12||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 10 pax||19 May 12||30 Jun 12||£ 2600||-||-||1 Week|
|high season 10 pax||30 Jun 12||13 Jul 12||£ 3000||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 10 pax||25 Aug 12||22 Sep 12||£ 2600||-||-||1 Week|
|low season 10 pax||22 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 10 pax||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 2600||-||-||Flexible|
|low season 10 pax||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 10 pax||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 2600||-||-||1 Week|
|low season 10 pax||6 Apr 13||18 May 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 10 pax||18 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 2600||-||-||1 Week|
|high season 10 pax||29 Jun 13||24 Aug 13||£ 3000||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 10 pax||24 Aug 13||21 Sep 13||£ 2600||-||-||1 Week|
|low season 10 pax||21 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 10 pax||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 2600||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 16|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season 16 pax||7 Jan 12||7 Apr 12||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 16 pax||7 Apr 12||14 Apr 12||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|low season 16 pax||14 Apr 12||19 May 12||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 16 pax||19 May 12||30 Jun 12||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|high season 16 pax||30 Jun 12||25 Aug 12||£ 4250||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 16 pax||25 Aug 12||22 Sep 12||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|low season 16 pax||22 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 16 pax||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 3500||-||-||Flexible|
|low season 16 pax||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 16 pax||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|low season 16 pax||6 Apr 13||18 May 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 16 pax||18 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|high season 16 pax||29 Jun 13||24 Aug 13||£ 4250||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 16 pax||24 Aug 13||21 Sep 13||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|low season 16 pax||21 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season 16 pax||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 3500||-||-||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.
The villa can be reserved as a whole building with private swimming pool, and it is possible to chose among the following availabilities:
whole building up to 10 people in low and middle season
whole building up to 16 people
whole building up to 20 people - for the price list please send inquiry.Enquire now
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