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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

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

Casa Genziana E is an elegant and welcoming two-story cottage that is part of an ancient Tuscan farm property, dating back to the seventeenth century. It sleeps three people. From Casa Genziana E you will enjoy a view of the Tuscan countryside and of the greenery. Casa Genziana E 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.

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

Casa Genziana E 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 E.

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.  Patio

The patio is partly shaded by a gazebo. It is equipped with tables and chairs. From the patio you will enjoy a nice view of the swimming pool and of the garden.

Living Room

The living room is paved with terracotta tiles. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are made of natural wood and wrought iron, according to the typical style of the Tuscan countryside. The furnishings include a divan that unfolds into a double bed. There is a nice 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 four guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter a patio with a view of the garden and of surrounding countryside through a French door. The room also has two windows with a view of the greenery.

Bedroom

You will be able to enter the bedroom from the living room going down 15 steps. 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 hill.

Bathroom

The bathroom is spacious, well decorated and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a large shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room going down 15 steps.

 

Size Sleeps up to 3, 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 Internet access
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Casa Azalea is a small independent stone building, which is 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.

The building is on two levels, and it follows the slope of the terrain. You will enter it from the living room, which is on the top floor, at the same level than the garden and the swimming pool. In front of the living room there is an

outdoor area tiled with terracotta tiles and equipped with a large beach umbrella, a table and chairs to relax outdoor. In the living room you will find a nice brickwork fireplace, two armchairs, a table with chairs and satellite television. In the living room there is also a kitchenette equipped with a four-burner cooker, oven and refrigerator.

From the living room you will reach the bedroom with a double bed going down to the bottom level through a nice terracotta stairway. The bedroom is charming and spacious, decorated with furniture made in Tuscan style. The bedroom has a nice window decorated with Geranium flower pots, which offer a view of the hill. The

bathroom is large and well decorated, and it has a large shower.

Casa Azalea is equipped with central heating.

You will reach the country house where Casa Azalea is located 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 whole is beautiful and harmonious: the bright green lawn is a perfect frame from the ancient stone building, ennobled by porches and small balconies and terracotta pots full of red Geraniums that decorate the windows and the terraces.

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. Around you, available for your walks, there is a protected natural park of 7 hectares (17 acres).

The villa is divided into five apartments, all of them equipped with central heating and satellite television.

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.

An Internet connection is available in each apartment upon request.

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.

Small-sized pets are welcome.

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 Azalea 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.

Further details outdoors

The swimming pool, which is 112 square meters (1200 square feet) and the large garden are shared with the guests of four other apartments.

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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