Just a short distance from the medieval town of Castiglion Fiorentino is "Casa Usignoli". This very old manor house dates back to 1759. It has been fully renovated to provide a stylish family home with 5 large bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The villa sits in one of the most sought after locations in Tuscany. The villa is reached by a private road and is completely enclosed offering privacy and tranquility as soon as you arrive.
Villa Usignoli offers lots of space - 300 m2 along with spacious gardens and a lovely pool. The villa is well cared for and is furnished with complimenting rustic and antique furniture. The recent renovation has been completed with care and attention to detail respecting original architecture, such as the huge chestnut wooden beams. The large living/dining room incorporating an ancient fireplace is a lovely family room, warm and cosy. There are four double bedrooms and a fifth which has three single beds. All with lots of space and light.
A large family kitchen with all modern amenities including dishwasher helps make a complete vacation.
Outside are many terraces and summer pergolas offering lovely views of the valley and beyond. Here you will find your perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds of the Val di Chio. Besides the terrace furniture and sun chairs, there is a stone barbecue, - perfect for preparing some simple Tuscan cuisine and enjoy al fresco dining on warm summer nights.
The large (5 x 11 meter) pool sits along the hills side. Adjacent to the pool there is a stone pergola with a wood burning stone-oven There is also a n additional bathroom with shower . Casa Usignoli is surrounded by a landscape of vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees and enjoys panoramic views of the countryside.
There is also a laundry room available to guests.
Locally, there is a shop, bar and restaurant within 1 km. The main supermarkets are about 4 km as is the town of Castiglion Fiorentino .
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Trasemeno Lake, 27 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 45 mins (45km), Pisa 1 hour 45, Rome 2 hou, Nearest railway: castiglion fiorentino|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (4), Single Beds (3)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
You probably already have an idea of just how beautiful this region of Italy is: Rolling hillsides, fields of sunflowers and poppies, vineyards, fresh food and wine the natural warmth of the Tuscan people. These are just a few of the images you might have thought about when planing your vacation here in Tuscany.
Whilst you are here, we can help organise cooking classes, truffle hunting, car rental, scooter hire and more.
Then there are the Tuscan towns, villages and Markets
Tuscany, the fifth-largest region in Italy, has been making wine for centuries, but it is only over the last two decades or so that it has emerged as a leading producer of quality wines. Covering a little more than 15,000 square miles in central Italy, Tuscany is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the west and southwest, Liguria to the northwest, Emilia Romagna to the north, the Marche and Umbria to the east, and Lazio to the southeast.
The key wine producing areas include Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri, Carmignano, Chianti Classico, Chianti Rufina and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Sangiovese is the main grape for most of Tuscany, producing everything from light and refreshing simple Chiantis to big and powerful Brunello di Montalcino or Chianti Classico riserva. International varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also important, either as small additions to traditional wines or as major components in groundbreaking ones. Traditional white varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia are used widely, although the best dry whites at the moment are made with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
.... and then there are some of the Street Markets in Tuscany
Foiano della Chiana: Town centre - food market. 08:00-12:30
Pieve S. Stefano: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.
Radda in Chianti: Food market. Open in the afternoon of the fourth Monday of every month.
Anghiari: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.
Sansepolcro: In the streets around the centre - food market. 08:00-13:00.
Civitella di Val di Chiana: Food market (not huge). 08:00-12:30.
Monte S.Savino: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.
Lucignano: Locally produced items. 08:00-13:00.
Montevarchi: Locally produced items.
Montepulciano: Local produce. 08:00-12:30.
Trequanda: Food market. Open on the first Thursday of every month.
Castiglion Fiorentino: Mixed / Locally produced items. 08:00-13:00.
Pergine Valdarno: Town centre - general market. 08:00-12:30.
Montalcino: Fresh local produce. Open all morning
Pienza: Food items. 08:00-13:00
Arezzo: General street market with over 100 stalls. Open in the morning.
Cortona: Locally grown fruits and vegetables. Open in the morning.
Arezzo: Fiera Antiquaria (1st weekend of month)
Arezzo: Every first Saturday of the month from 10.00 to 20.00 in Piazza Sant'Agostino, the organic market "Open Countryside" takes place. Quality organic products from the Arezzo territory. Vegetables, fruit, olive oil, wine, cheese, bread, pasta, cakes, truffles, salamis, honey, ice-cream, sauces, conserves, flowers and plants