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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Casa Genziana A is a characteristic and welcoming one-story apartment that is part of an ancient country house built on a hillside, surrounded by meadows and woods. It sleeps six people. From Casa Genziana A you will enjoy a view of the Tuscan countryside. Casa Genziana A is 65 square meters (700 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool and a shared jacuzzi pool, a shared garden, a reserved outdoor area, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be roughly 5 km (3.1 miles) from the medieval hamlet of Rigomagno.

Casa Genziana A is located on the ground floor of an ancient Tuscan farmhouse, built in the seventeenth century with thick stone walls.

To stay at Casa Genziana A you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, in a reserved parking space. Casa Genziana A is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Casa Genziana A.

The apartments Casa Genziana A, B, C, D ed E are part of an ancient Tuscan farmhouse, built in the seventeenth century with thick stone walls. The farmhouse has been tastefully restored with love, keeping the original architecture intact.

You will reach the villa along a driveway that unwinds in the vegetation of the hillside. You will be welcomed by a large wrought iron gate, and you will be able to park your car inside. The first thing you will notice, at a level above the parking area, is the large stone building, framed by the green of the trees. Climbing a stone stairway of approximately ten steps you will find yourself in a large flat area, in the middle of which there is the villa, surrounded by a large lawn. Among the grass, here and there, you will see large terracotta jars filled with flowers.

Everything is beautiful, well-kept and well ordered: you will fall in love with this place at first glance and will be happy you chose it for your vacation.

Beyond the lawn there is the side of the hill, along which you will find marked trails that invite you to stroll in the woods.

The air is clear and bright, perfumed by the smell of the wood. Your eyes will rest on an uninterrupted horizon of the Tuscan countryside.

From every point of the premises you will only see the blue of the sky and the green of the surrounding hills, and no other building.

For each guest a swimming pool towel is provided, along with bed linens and towels. Every day a gardener is on the premises to look after the garden, and it is possible to request maid services. Breakfast in the garden is available upon request.

Small-sized pets are welcome.

Mountain bikes are available at the villa for you to rent, and a horse center is nearby.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 8 meters (26 feet) large by 15 meters (50 feet) long, from 1.50 meter (5 feet) to 2.50 meters (8 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a sun umbrella and sun loungers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a pleasant view of the garden and of the surrounding countryside. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex.

Garden with Jacuzzi pool

The garden features an above-ground Jacuzzi pool with six seats. The garden is partly shaded by a large gazebo. The garden is equipped with benches, as well as with tables and chairs. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue and a wood-fired pizza oven. From the garden you will enjoy a broad view of the 7 hectares (17 acres) of protected natural park in which the villa resides. You will share the garden with the other guests staying at the complex, and there will be an area reserved for your exclusive use.

Laundry room

In the laundry room you will find a washing machine, a clothes dryer, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal (please note that use of the laundry facilities is not included in the rental fee and must be paid locally). You will share the laundry room with the other guests staying at the complex.  Living Room

The ceiling of the living room is vaulted with centuries-old brickwork that has been carefully restored. The furnishings are made of natural wood and wrought iron, according to the typical style of the Tuscan countryside. The furnishings include an armchair and a divan that unfolds into a double bed. There is a big fireplace made of stone. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a small refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!), a toaster and a kettle. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the garden through four French doors.

Bedroom 1

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from a corridor. The bedroom has a wrought iron matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the greenery.

Bedroom 2

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from a corridor. The bedroom has a wrought iron matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the countryside.

Bathroom

The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from a corridor.

 

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia Airport: 76 km, Nearest railway: Train Station (Rigomagno 1.4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The living room of Casa Genziana is decorated with a large fireplace, around which you will find armchairs, which provide two sleeping places. The decoration is very pleasant, and the ceilings are authentic centuries-old brickwork vaults.

In the living room you will find a dining table with chairs and a kitchenette equipped with a four-burner cooker, oven and refrigerator.

You will reach the two bedrooms and the bathroom along a short corridor. Both bedrooms have a double bed. The bathroom has a shower.

The interiors are full of charm and of testimonies of the ancient way of life of the locals: in each living room, in all of the apartments, there is a large stone fireplace. The ceilings are made with beams made of wood and terracotta tiles, or, at the bottom levels, they are splendid ancient brickwork vaults carefully restored.

The furniture is made of natural wood and wrought iron, according to the typical style of the Tuscan country side, and it is elegant and welcoming.

The villa is equipped with telephone and with Internet connection.

A token washing machine and dryer are available in a shared laundry room, along with an iron and ironing board.

Further details outdoors

You will reach the villa along a driveway that unwinds in the vegetation of the hillside. You will be welcomed by a large wrought iron gate, and you will be able to park your car inside. The first thing you will notice, at a level above the parking area, is the large stone building, framed by the green of the trees. Climbing a stone stairway of approximately ten steps you will find yourself in a large flat area, in the middle of which there is the villa, surrounded by a large lawn. The nice stone building matches the bright green of the lawn and the red of the terracotta pots filled with geraniums, which decorate the terraces and the windows, magnificently. Among the grass, here and there, you will see large terracotta jars filled with flowers. And it is among the green of the grass that the inviting blue of the swimming pool opens.

Everything is beautiful, well-kept and well ordered: you will fall in love with this place at first glance and will be happy you chose it for your vacation.

Sun lounges are available all around the swimming pool. On one side of the pool there is a large covered wood patio, which is furnished with table and chairs, a perfect place to relax "al fresco". Not far away you will find a stone barbecue, as well as a well-equipped wood-burning oven, which you can use to experiment making pizza or your own bread.

Beyond the lawn there is the side of the hill, along which you will find marked trails that invite you to stroll in the woods.

The air is clear and bright, perfumed by the smell of the wood. Your eyes will rest on an uninterrupted horizon of vegetation.

From every point of the premises you will only see the blue of the sky and the green of the surrounding hills, and no other building. As a matter of fact, the villa is inside a protected natural park of 7 hectares (17 acres).

Further details

For each guest a swimming pool towel is provided, along with bed linens and towels. Every day a gardener is on the premises to look after the garden, and it is possible to request maid services. Breakfast in the garden is available upon request.

Upon your arrival you will be met by the landlady, who will be gently and discreetly at your disposal during your stay for any kind of information or request.

Small-sized pets are welcome.

Mountain bikes are available at the villa for you to rent.

The Tuscany region

Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.

The region was populated first by the Etruscans on the 7th century BC, and about 500 years later by the Romans.

The words Humanism and Renaissance evoke Tuscany, as immediately as Pope evokes Rome: just think that between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century, both these ages were born here. The entire region attained a very important artistic role.

If you are keen on art and nature… well you’re definitely in the right place!

The incomparable scenic beauty of the Chianti lands, patchwork of vines and olive trees, the huge variety of landscapes characterize the incredible territory of Siena. Towards the south, Orcia and Chiana valley complete this amazing area. The city of Siena is the heart of this extraordinary geographical and environmental repertory, where every town, village or hamlet contains art treasures and historical evidence of priceless value.

According to the legend, Siena was founded by Senio and Ascanio, sons of Remus, famous twin brother of Romulus, with whom he founded Rome. In fact, statues of the wolf feeding the twins can be spotted everywhere in the city... but they have been made without any historical foundation ;-)

Siena is indeed the most uniquely intact city of Tuscany, the town where each stone has remained in the same place throughout the ages. Located in the very centre of Tuscany, is the perfect starting point to easily reach many Tuscan cities, villages and tourist attractions: Florence, Lucca, Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Massa Marittima, Montepulciano, San Galgano Abbey and many more.

The well-preserved medieval streets and piazzas are the lovely setting of the annual popular Palio festival, a risky horse race that takes place in Siena's main square: the "Campo". The city is divided into "terzi", or thirds, and within each of these there are a number of the districts known as "contradas". The contradas are 17, and each one has its own appellation, chapel and flag: all of them are represented during the festival and take part to the competition to win the Palio.

You will plausibly cover the city's centre within the walls on foot...Siena has plenty of monuments and museums that would delight anybody. The Terzo di Camollia, for example, contains the gigantic and shadowy Basilica of St Francesco, dating from the late 13th century; the rival Dominican church, the Basilica of St Domenico; the Sanctuary of St Catherine of Siena; the former Medici Fortress, which is now a pleasant and panoramic public park.

Piazza del Campo, also simply known as "il Campo", is a must: the centenary heart of Siena, a sloping amphitheatre, lined with café tables and restaurants and thronged with tourists, school parties and locals. In the middle of the piazza, you will find Palazzo Pubblico (1250) which is the City Hall, where you'll admire some fine frescoes.

At the ticket office in the internal courtyard you can buy a range of tickets. These give access to almost all Siena's attractions, and some of them are valid for several days: a good way to save money, if you're planning a longer stay!

A combined ticket for a few Euro gives you access to the Museo Civico inside the Palazzo, and also to the imposing bell-tower, the Torre del Mangia. The tower is an excellent way to view Siena, the panoramas over the town and countryside are breathtaking and unforgettable... it's something that just people in good health conditions can do! Climb up to the highest bell is quite hard, indeed.

Moving on to the museum, highlights include superb frescoes by Simone Martini, whose Maestà religious scene is one of the oldest examples of Senese painting and glows with colour and life. Even more fascinating is a fresco by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1319-1348), the Allegories of Good and Bad Government. Also worth seeing are an exquisite rose-tree made of gold (a gift to Siena from a Pope), and some beautiful carved choir stalls with religious illustrations (one fine example shows the dead clambering from their graves on Judgement Day).

One of Siena's remarkable landmarks is the Duomo,with its black-and-white striped marble façade and a Romanesque lower section, and the inlaid marble floor features works depicting biblical stories. A few ruined walls and arches remain to show the magnificence of the cathedral's uncompleted design due to the plague and wars, which would have created one of the largest churches in the world. The Duomo is free to visit; although there is a small charge to visit the Piccolomini Library, (off to the left of the nave), where charming courtly scenes by Pinturicchio recount the life story of Sienese Pope Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Pius II).

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is located on the corner of the Duomo. This museum is home to sacred works of art dating from 1300 to 1500, including those by the famous Duccio.

One reason why you should swing by here is the snaky, incredibly high staircase that leads up to an outdoor walkway, from which you get a panoramic view of Siena.

Santuario di Santa Caterina da Siena, which is the ancient St Catherine's home: inside it, you'll find the "Oratorio della Cucina" and "Oratorio della Camera", respectively kitchen and and personal bedroom of the Siena's patron saint.

Sinalunga

It is surely a call for the lovers of the tourism in the country. Sinalunga origins are lost in the mists of time: the first Etruscan settlements probably date back to VII-VI century b.C. while during the Roman epoch, in the II century b.C., they were in the present Pieve of Sinalunga.

In the XI century the town belonged to the Cacciaconti, branch of the counts of the Scialenga and Berardenga. At the beginning of 1300 it entered the Sienese State and it was the centre of the Vicariate and of the Captain of Justice. Because of its boundary position, it suffered sieges and devastations that culminated with the demolition of the Fortress (widened and strengthened by Gian Galeazzo visconti in the second half of the XV century) by Ferdinando I dei Medici, that prudentially reduced the area of it to a public walk that is today still called Cassero, and he gave the materials of it to the construction of the Collegiate of St. Martin in the present Piazza Garibaldi.

Among the most meaningful monuments we can quote the church of Saint Maria of the Snows of the XVII century and Saint Cross of the XVII century belonging to the Brotherhood of Mercy. The church of Saint Lucy, currently Auditorium, in the X century was the place of the meetings of the Board of the Community that the tradition calls “Concionatorio”. The Palazzo Pretorio of the XIV century, built in the first half of the XIV century with the façade and the tower both subsequently rebuilt with Tuscan cotto, was the centre of the civil authority. On a side of the façade, it preserves the Medici’s coat of arms and on the right, there is the niche which shows the pillory where the convicts were exposed by the court.

The historical centre is also very interesting: there is the Column of the Edicts (Marzocco 1558) and Piazza Biancalana, the heart of the narrow roads that flow to Via Spadaforte, once “camminamento” of the walls. From here you can enjoy a splendid panorama on the Valdichiana. At the foot of the steep descent of Via delle Fonti the 1265 Fonte del Castagno is to be visited, it was the only source of the ancient medieval castle.

The Town Theater Ciro Pinsuti, built in 1797 by the Accademia degli Smantellati (Academy of the Dismantled) is a small jewel of the late eighteenth century, its structure is delicate and the acoustics are good. It is devoted to the Maestro Ciro Pinsuti (1828-1888) famous musician from Sinalunga. The theater has recently been restored by the Town administration and reopened to the public in April 2002.

The Convent of St. Bernardino of the XV century set on the hill of Poggio Baldino owns beautiful tables of Guiduccio Cozzarelli and Benvenuto di Giovanni; it also preserves the image of the Madonna of the Shelter protectress of the Valdichiana. In the year 2000 it was one of the destinations of the Jubilee.

The Parish of St. Pietro al Mensulas, that is said to be founded by St. Donato bishop of Arezzo in the IV century, is a Romanesque construction with a nave and two aisles, erected on the rests of a Roman “mansio” on the Via Consolare Cassia. Inside it preserves two Roman memorial stones and a fresco of the school of Guido Cozzarelli.

Rigomagno, immersed into the olive trees on top of the sweet hills of Sinalunga, is so charming that once you know it, you do literally fall in love. A must for the ones who want to know the real Tuscany, from the cuisine to the warm culture of greeting.

This lovely place has strange origins, related to a clamorous, gross injustice of the State: the story is dated at the second half of 1200, when the Republic of Siena was involved – like almost all the other European countries - into the disputes between Guelphs and Ghibellines, for the government of the state. In 1281 the Guelphs were in power and the noble Ghibellines exiled with some local squires into their houses.

During summer, Buonsignori, leader of Ghibellines in Siena, helped by a maniple of soldiers, threw Siena into confusion, involving also the village of Rigomagno. This lasted for a few hours... there was a brief but bloody battle, where Bonsignori raised a siege against the castle of Rigomagno. Six days later, Siena's army captured and beheaded all the rebels, and took back the precious castle of Rigomagno, situated on the borderline.

For some unknown reasons (maybe some incomprehensions between the inhabitants of Rigomagno and the local army, maybe a mistake in transcription made by the commander...) the fact remains that the Senate of Siena considered the population of Rigomagno as traitor, and ordered the destruction of the castle, its walls and every single house around it.

The village was rebuilt in 1291, thanks to the inhabitants of Rigomagno that bravely tried to convince the Senate of their innocence. The village now is exactly as it was 717 years ago.

From the real passion of its 100 inhabitants, twenty years ago started in Rigomagno an unmissable event, called "Il Colle degli Ulivi": Jazz festival that hosts the best field performers. This event is also a magnificent range of exhibitions of art along the streets and inside private houses, kindly offered by the locals, and one of the best wine and food festivals in Tuscany.

"Il Colle degli Ulivi" is a “true” party, that evolved itself throughout the ages, and now drums up thousands of people and VIPs.

This evolution has never changed the familiar and genuine atmosphere that has always characterized this event, giving a unique taste of history and tradition. At “Colle degli Ulivi” you can really experience a bit of the famous Italian life style, the one that is well known all over the world for the perfect balance between nature and art, culture and music, food and wellness.

You cannot miss the big happening which take place on the 24th of June, with chefs gathering from all over Italy, more than happy to show their special and tasty dishes and meals; bringing yourself into an amazing journey starting from the local food and wine to a number of new experiences that you will not forget so easily.

You won't complain for sure and you'll be ready for more and more of this!

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