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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Casa Genziana D is a cozy and welcoming one-story apartment that is part of a villa on a luscious property dappled with potted flowers. It sleeps four people. From Casa Genziana D you will enjoy an unobstructed view of the garden and of the surrounding countryside. Casa Genziana D 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 D is located on the first floor of an old farmhouse, a testimony to the traditional way of life in seventeenth-century Tuscany. You will reach it from the garden going up an external stairway which consists of approximately 16 steps.

To stay at Casa Genziana D you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, in a reserved parking space.

Casa Genziana D 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 D.

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.  Terrace

The terrace is 5 square meters (53 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a pleasant view of the swimming pool and of the greenery.

Living Room

The living room is paved with Tuscan terracotta tiles. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams and terraccotta tiles. The furnishings are in the traditional style of the Tuscan countryside. The furnishings include two single divan beds. There is a big fireplace made of bricks. 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. The room has a window with a view of the countryside.

Bedroom

You will be able to enter the bedroom from the living room. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has two windows.

Bathroom

The bathroom is spacious, well decorated and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub with shower wand.  

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

You will reach it climbing the 16 steps of a nice external stairway made of stone. The stairway leads to the small terrace from where you will be able to enter the living room. The terrace is shaded by a wood pergola covered with linens, and is equipped with a table with chairs to relax al fresco and enjoy the nice and wide view of the swimming pool, of the garden and of the surrounding hills.

The living room is welcoming and roomy, pleasantly decorated according to the style of the ancient Tuscan countryside. The floors are tiled with Tuscan terracotta tiles, the ceilings are made with wood beams and terracotta tiles. On one side of the living room you will find a large brickwork fireplace. A long bench and two armchairs are placed by the fireplace. The armchairs provide two sleeping places. On the opposite side of the room there is a kitchenette of rustic style, with a brickwork top, and equipped with a four-burner cooker, oven

and refrigerator.

The living room is also equipped with a nice wood dining table with chairs and satellite television.

From the living room you will be able to enter the bedroom with a double bed, which is charming and spacious, decorated with furniture made in Tuscan style. The bedroom has two nice windows decorated with Geranium flower pots, which offer a view of the swimming pool and of the hill. The bathroom is large and well decorated, and it has a bath tub.

Casa Primula is equipped with central heating.

Further details outdoors

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

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.

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

To stay at the villa you will need a car, as there is no bus stop within walking distance.

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.

Casa Primula is a great starting point to visit Tuscany.

The house is in the heart of Tuscany, close to the medieval burg of Rigomagno, near Sinalunga, just south of Chianti.

The A1 highway Firenze-Roma is at approximately 8 km (5 miles) (tollbooths of Valdichiana and Monte San Savino).

You will be able to take day trips to the most important tourist and cultural spots of Tuscany: Siena (40 km, 25 miles), Pienza (30 km, 18 miles), Cortona (30 km, 18 miles), Arezzo (38 km, 24 miles), Montalcino (35 km, 21 miles), San Gimignano (85 km, 53 miles), Florence (110 km, 68 miles).

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! ;-)

Indeed the fathers of Italian painting, architecture and sculpture lived in this beautiful towns: such as Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. This is the reason why the entire region is rich in museums where thousands of amazing works are kept. You’ll be impressed by the majesty of the many ancient palaces (for examples “Palazzo Vecchio”, “Palazzo Pitti”, “Palazzo Medici”), monasteries and villas that are springing up all over the Tuscany.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.

The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.

What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.

The Apuan Alps are a monumental work of the nature. They consist in some of the highest peaks in the region: This regional park sets up the chance for those who want to practice trekking, cycling, horse riding or simply walking to enjoy this beautiful landscape.

Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.

Another great attraction of this region is the archipelago. The largest island is Elba: more than one hundred kilometers of coast.

Curiously enough, since the Etruscans introduced the use of fresh herbs, the Tuscan cooking is still based on vegetable dishes, bread-based soups, meats perfumed with sage, rosemary, and thyme. Moreover the secret of its success is the good care and the devotion to guarantee the quality of the products of the land... crostini of chicken liver, soups, tortelli with Bolognese sauce, “pappardelle” with hare sauce or with boar sauce, boar hunter style, fillet of beef, salted cod with tomato sauce, ricciarelli, cantucci, Tuscan salt-less bread… We’re sure your mouth is already watering.

Sinalunga

Frescos, tables, paintings statues by important authors among which: Benvenuto di Giovanni, Sano di Pietro, Rutilio Manetti, Domenico Beccafumi, Guidoccio Cozzarelli, Sodoma, Santi di Tito. « Is therefore not true that, as I said, the town of Sinalunga has a great interest in the curiosity of the artist and the erudite traveller? But that’s not all...» from: G. Losi, “the traveller’s Guide...”, 1860 In an intact hilly environment with woods, rows of grapevines and of oil sloping down to the Valdichiana, Sinalunga excels for wines, oil, and the “chianina” meat.

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 center 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 center 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 center 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.

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2014

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