Rogheta iwas an ancient hermitage... and now is a charming country house with swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the very heart of the etrurian Tuscany, between Volterra and the sea.
When you feel the need for some rest and relax, right when the rush in your life brings you to look for some peace and you feel the necessity to get in touch with your inner self in a wildlife context, then you just hear Rogheta's call...
Rogheta will call you to offer/restore you something that you will hardly find elsewhere... a primal dimension, quietness, the starry night magic, the total absence of pollution of any kind, the peace of the wood... at Rogheta all lies still to give room to life!
The rooms are built on the very principles of feng-shui, they are named after the five chinese elements, and are furnished with valuable old pieces that have been choosed and cared for by Francesco and his wife themselves... so to let you feel cuddled and cared for.
Nothing is amiss in our kitchen provided with the most recent cooking tools and appliaces: a wide fridge, a freezer, industrial dishwasher, microwave owen, even an expresso machine.
Guests can dine or breakfast confortably in the dinner room next to the kitchen or outside on the wooden terrace with a splendid view on Monterufoli’s reserve up to the sea.
This is the ideal place to practice sport, yoga, meditation as well as holistic activities (20 mats are available if needed) and the meditation room is also equipped to welcome little groups for business meetings or conferences.
Mountain Bike rental to discover the wood and the small medieval villages surrounding Rogheta.
For people who love nature, there is always the possibility to arrange trekking tours, birdwatching, orienteering courses as well as anything the forest can offer to those who wants to discover it, even through the assistance of qualified guides.
Also, Italian language courses for individual or small groups, kept by an experienced qualified teacher. Tipical Tuscan cooking lessons. Parking area next to the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Cecina 32 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 90 km, Nearest railway: Cecina 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||4 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Single beds (8), Dining seats for 34, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
...nothing is amiss in this kitchen provided with the most recent cooking tools and appliances: a wide fridge, a freezer, industrial dishwasher, microwave oven, even an espresso machine.The tableware is for 36 people (list available on request).
Guests can dine or breakfast comfortably in the dinner room next to the kitchen or outside on the wooden terrace with a splendid view on Monterufoli's reserve up to the sea.At your disposal is also the wood-burning oven to bake bread or pizza and a barbecue
Services: Catering service
On request:At Rogheta we can offer you a cooking service cared in all details with a cook on the place who will fulfill any requirement, coming on call for a single meal or for the entire period of your staying. Our cook can prepare a wide range of dishes, from tipical Tuscan meals to vegetarian and vegan cooking.You can apply to the owners for ordering dinner on your arrival day or breakfast for the next day.Services: Recreational conference roomThis is the ideal place to practice sport, yoga, meditation as well as holistic activities (20 mats are available if needed). The room is also equipped to welcome little groups for business meetings or conferences by offering the following services:Seats for up to 40 peopleAudio-video equipmentA blackboardA video-projectorScreenInternet connectionStationery supply
|Further details outdoors|
Mountain Bike rental to discover the wood and the small medieval villages surrounding Rogheta....For people who love nature, there is always the possibility to arrange trekking tours, birdwatching, orienteering courses as well as anything the forest can offer to those who wants to discover it, even through the assistance of qualified guides.Also, Italian language courses for individual or small groups, kept by an experienced qualified teacher.Tipical Tuscan cooking lessonsParking area next to the house.
Electricity consumption will be included in the weekly rate of 50 cubic meters of propane gas, beyond that consumers are demanding the payment of € 5 per cubic meter in most. At Rogheta electricity and hot water are simultaneously co-produced by a modern gas generator; in six years of experience we verified that 50 cubic meters weekly, during the summer, covering the needs of guests aware.
Deposit: 750,00 euros to recover at the moment of leaving the house (obviously after a satisfactory inspection of the house by the owners)
Services available on request:
Personalised catering service with possibility to have tuscan, vegan, or vegetarian cooking
Weekly or daily cleaning service
Extra change and supply of towels and linens
"The arrival dinner and breakfast of the house": on the day of your arrival you may order specifically a delightful dinner based on Tuscan or vegan recipes; moreover we can supply on demand a breakfast package of the house with local products tailored on the number and the needs of the guests (milk, tea, coffee, white and wholemeal bread, locally made jam, honey, butter, ham, cheese, home baked cakes… or whatever else you can think of).
Booking, arrival and payment conditions:
In high season, weekly rent goes from Saturday to next Saturday;
Check-in can be done between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm
On leaving day, rooms must be left free by 10.00 am.
Pisa lies at the junction of two rivers, the Arno and the Serchio, which form a laguna at the Tyrrhenian Sea. The origin of the name, Pisa, is a mystery. While the origin of the city had remained unknown for centuries, the Pelasgi, the Greeks, the Etruscans, and the Ligurians had variously been proposed as founders of the city. Archeological remains from the 5th century BC confirmed the existence of a city at the sea, trading with Greeks and Gauls. The presence of an Etruscan necropolis, discovered during excavations in the Arena Garibaldi in 1991, clarified its Etruscan origins.
Ancient Roman authors referred to Pisa as an old city. Servius wrote that the Teuti, or Pelopes, the king of the Pisei, founded the town thirteen centuries before the start of the common era. Strabo referred Pisa's origins to the mythical Nestor, king of Pylos, after the fall of Troy. Virgil, in his Aeneid, states that Pisa was already a great center by the times described; the settlers from the Alpheus coast have been credited with the founding of the city in the 'Etruscan lands'.
While the Leaning Tower is the most famous image of the city, it is one of many works of art and architecture in the city's Piazza del Duomo, also known, since 20th century, as Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), to the north of the old town center. The Piazza del Duomo also houses the Duomo (the Cathedral), the Baptistry and the Camposanto Monumentale (the monumental cemetery).
Other interesting sights include:
Knights' Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri), where the Palazzo della Carovana, with its impressive façade designed by Giorgio Vasari may be seen.
In the same place is the church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, also by Vasari. It had originally a single nave; two more were added in the 17th century. It houses a bust by Donatello, and paintings by Vasari, Jacopo Ligozzi, Alessandro Fei, and Jacopo Chimenti da Empoli. It also contains spoils from the many naval battles between the Cavalieri (Knights of St. Stephan) and the Turks between the 16–18th century, including the Turkish battle pennant hoisted from Ali Pacha's flagship at the 1571 Battle of Lepanto.
Also close to the square is the small church of St. Sixtus. It was formally consecrated in 1133, but previously used as a seat of the most important notarial deeds of the town, also hosting the Council of Elders. It is today one of the best preserved early Romanesque buildings in town.
The Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa or Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is a special-statute public university located in Pisa, Italy, emerging from Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and operating in the field of applied sciences, (Superior Graduate Schools in Italy i.e. Scuola Superiore Universitaria)
Located at: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, P.zza Martiri della Libertà, 33 - 56127 - Pisa (Italia)
The Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa i.e. Scuola Normale or Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, was founded in 1810, by Napoleonic decree, as a branch of the École Normale Supérieure of Paris. Recognized as a "national university" in 1862, one year after Italian unification, and named during that period as "Normal School of the Kingdom of Italy". (Superior Graduate Schools in Italy i.e. Scuola Superiore Universitaria)
Located at: Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa - Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7 - 56126 Pisa (Italia)
Rogheta is Monterufoli-Caselli’s Natural Reserve pearl, both for its history and its view on the sea. The landscape sourraunding Rogheta is a huge wonderful forest over 2,500 hectares wide, that arises intense feelings and emotions by awakening all our senses with its natural beauty.
The natural reserve of Monterufoli-Caselli is crossed by 15 km. of beaten tracks easy to follow and shadowed even in the hottest days, ideal for walking and biking.
For further information on the Natural Reserve you can visit these sites: Comunita' montana alta val di Cecina and riserva naturale.
Medieval villages on the Etrurian Coast: Bibbona, Bolgheri Castagneto Carducci, Casale Marittimo: 30 km - 40 km
Volterra: 30 km; Famous for alabaster’s extraction and modelling, it has a beautiful Etrurian historical centre of the town.
San Gimignano: 60 km; Due to its characteristic medieval architecture of its historical centre, it has been declared mankind property by Unesco.
Livorno: 54 km; Placed alongside the Mar Ligure’s coast, Livorno is one of the most important Italians port, both commercial and turistical.
Siena: 80 km; The city is universally known for its artistic heritage and for its substantial presence of medievel architectural elements as well as for its famous Palio; the town centre is also have been.
Pisa: 92 km; A legend reports that Pisa has been founded by some Trojan refugees coming from a Greek toown bearing the same name, and placed near the Alfeo river.
Firenze: 105 km; Declared as menkind property by the Unesco, is the town where reneissance had its origin and it is considered one of the most beautiful towns in the world.
... Also Montecatini Val di Cecina, renown for its mines and for the wine production; Montescudaio beautiful tuscan hamlet, whre a very fine wine is produced; Cecina Mare with its pine-wood 12 km. long; Pomaia where the most important buddist monastery is placed; Rosignano Marittimofamous for its white beaches; Populonia ancient and quite important Etrurian site on Baratti’s Gulf.