Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
If you are eager to explore the Chianti region of Tuscany in Italy, you can do no better than to stay in the White Cottage. This property provides two bedrooms and can sleep four people. Both bedrooms have a window providing a picture perfect view of the valley. The bedrooms also both come with an en suite, and one of the rooms also has a feature fireplace.
There is a large and long kitchen with white walls and tiles which includes everything you could want for cooking and preparing meals. A dishwasher and washing machine are provided, as is a microwave and oven. There is also a charming wooden table and chairs at which to enjoy your meals. Every window affords another slice of Chianti, providing you with plenty of inspiration and reasons to go out and explore.
The exterior of the property is equally as pleasant. Look for the French doors when wandering around inside and follow them outside to find the garden with its many views into the distance. You can also eat outdoors thanks to the furniture provided. When you initially approach the property you will come into an enclosed courtyard area. This alone gives you an idea of how pleasant and appealing the area and in particular this property is. It has been lovingly restored to its very best condition, to enable to you have a wonderful holiday here for a week or two.
You may want to spend some considerable time outside the property, not least for the charming views. However, the property also has an above ground swimming pool measuring 3 x 5 metres. With the addition of some relaxing sun loungers spread out on the ample lawn, you can spend many an hour enjoying the surroundings at the White Cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contain well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is sometime considered "a nation within a nation". Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence (1982); the historical centre of Siena (1995); the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987); the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990); the historical centre of Pienza (1996); the Val d'Orcia (2004), and Medici Villas and Gardens (2013). Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves, making Tuscany and its capital Florence a popular tourist destinations that attract millions of tourists every year.
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Cortona is a town and comune in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy. It is the main cultural and artistic center of the Val di Chiana after Arezzo.
Originally an Umbrian city, it was conquered and enlarged by the Etruscans, who called it Curtun. Cortona eventually became a Roman colony under the name Corito. The origin-legends and ancient names of Cortona are described by George Dennis. In the final stages of the Gothic War (535–554), Cortona was sacked and destroyed.
Cortona became a Ghibellinian city state in the 13th century, with its own currency. From 1325 to 1409 the Ranieri-Casali family successfully ruled the town. After being conquered by Ladislaus of Naples in 1409, Cortona was sold to the Medici in 1411. In 1737, the senior branch of the Medici line went extinct and Cortona came under the authority of the House of Lorraine. Following the Italian Wars of Independence, Tuscany — Cortona included — became part of the Kingdom of Italy.