Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Villanella, a two centuries-old villa in the heart of Tuscany offers 2 holiday flats: Panoramico and Nido. The apartment, furnished with all amenities, is romantic and cozy. It consists of a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom; it’s essential, intimate and colorful, ideal for a couple. Pleasant breakfast can be taken on the flowered terrace at its entrance. Equipped with television and DVD player, washing machine, small oven, central heating.
The location of the Villanella allows one-day visits to places like Florence and Siena and is perfect to discover the real Tuscany, driving to hidden treasures of great historical value like Anghiari, Poppi, Lucignano, take artistic routes to discover Renaissance masterpieces or the heritage of Piero della Francesca or hike into the gorgeous forests of the Casentino National Park, where the sanctuaries of Camaldoli and La Verna are located.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rimini 170 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 90 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The villa had been built taking great care over heat insulation in order to guarantee optimal comfort in summer and winter. At Villanella you’ll find several useful publications to guide you in your discoveries of the nature, the history, the art and the gastronomy of the area, providing you with suggestions, contacts and ideas for a great holiday.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa has a large garden with lawn, illuminated swimming pool, table tennis, and outdoor pergola for summer dining with wood-burning oven for pizza lovers and grills for those who prefer barbecue. The vegetables grown in the organic garden are at complete guests' disposal.
A bottle of wine provided on arrival.
Price includes cleanings, heating for winter time, towels and bed linen.
We offer our kind guests the vegetables from our organic garden
Arrival and departure day is Saturday
The Tuscany region
Villanella is ideally situated for touring the inner part of Tuscany and is an excellent base for daytrips to places of cultural and artistic interest such as Florence, San Gimignano, Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Cortona, Lucignano, Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Monterchi, La Verna, Camaldoli and the Casentino National Forest Park.
The Casentino is a narrow and secret valley in the east part of Tuscany, between Arezzo and Florence. Here you can find beautiful medieval small villages, imposing castles, particularly interesting churches for their architectures and for the valuable art of various periods in them preserved.
Subbiano is a small town and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, on the left bank of the River Arno.
It has around 5000 inhabitants and is famous for tipical dishes such as "Pici al sugo di nana": homemade pasta with duck sauce, "Moscatello", local wine with limited production.
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13 Aug 2012
"Fantastic villa and host"
Ovidio and his family are wonderful hosts, the villa, the pool, the gardens and the organic vegetables are wonderful. The top floor apartment is very comfortable, with its balcony. The smaller first floor apartment is quite cramped but OK for one, a bit small for two, and somewhat claustrophobic, but, hey, who wants to be inside in Italy!
Subbiano has a modern Co-op (for cheap local wine and cheese) and a great little hotel/restaurant (Terre Santa Flora) that is well worth a visit. The kitchens only have gas hobs and basic fridges, so anything more than scrambled egg is a challenge.
Two words of warning, the first is the pool attracts a lot of small wasps that try to drown themselves, and will sting you if you brush against them while swimming, so use the provided nets to clear the pool before you swim! The second is that Subbiano is blighted with the Asian Tiger Mosquito, take lots of anti-histamine as these guys fly during the day as well as evening, and they are vicious! We fed back to the owner that he should fit nets to the windows (his own apartment has them) so lets hope that he listens to the feedback!
My 81 year old mother in law managed the stairs OK up to the top apartment, but had a fall going down to the first floor apartment one night, and cut her hand, the corner at the bottom of the stairs can be deceptive so it's not perfect for those who are a bit frail.
It wasn't a problem for us, but there is some dog noise, the neighbour has two dogs and Ovidio has one (his daughters) and they can kick off at night sometimes.
Overall and in truth, a great place to stay, don't let the insects and canines put you off.
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