VILLA CATERINA: Villa with private pool - Tuscany – Home 1338437 Villa
- 6 bedrooms
- 12 sleeps
- min stay varies
VILLA CATERINA: Villa with private pool - Tuscany – Home 1338437
- 6 bedrooms
- 12 sleeps
- min stay varies
Villa / 6 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 12
- Nearest beach 100 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Villa Caterina is a newly built house with a large park and a Private Pool for exclusive use of our guests. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers, beach chairs, sun garden umbrellas, tables and chairs, in addition, there is a hi-fi to relax sunbathing with your favourite music. In one corner of the swimming pool area, a shower with hot water heated by the sun is installed. For sports lovers, inside the wooden cabin, you will find 4 Mountain Bike to take full advantage of the streets and paths of the National Park of Casentino Forests. The car parking is located inside the property and is accessible through a gate which opens automatically. If you enjoy barbecue, you can find one in concrete equipped with firewood, and for aspiring pizza makers, there is also a wood-burning oven. Next to the entrance of the house, there is a wrought iron veranda under which a round table is placed, it is ideal for 12 people and perfect for large outdoor lunches and dinners together with your friends
Villa Caterina is a newly built house with a large park and a Private Pool for exclusive use of our guests. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers, beach chairs, sun garden umbrellas, tables and chairs, in addition, there is a hi-fi to relax sunbathing with your favourite music. In one corner of the swimming pool area, a shower with hot water heated by the sun is installed. For sports lovers, inside the wooden cabin, you will find 4 Mountain Bike to take full advantage of the streets and paths of the National Park of Casentino Forests. The car parking is located inside the property and is accessible through a gate which opens automatically. If you enjoy barbecue, you can find one in concrete equipped with firewood, and for aspiring pizza makers, there is also a wood-burning oven. Next to the entrance of the house, there is a wrought iron veranda under which a round table is placed, it is ideal for 12 people and perfect for large outdoor lunches and dinners together with your friends or family. In the garden, there is also a tennis table. The interior of the house offers two fully equipped kitchens, six bedrooms and four bathrooms (towels and bed linen are included in the price). The house is decorated with care and with fine furniture, it offers free Wi-Fi and televisions include satellite channels and DVD player. Villa Katerina is a great starting point to visit the whole Tuscany, as it is only a 1-hour drive from Florence.
Top tips from the owner:
You have to eat at the restaurant “Da Paola” in Lonnano at least one evening, which is a 5-minute walk from Villa Caterina. It is a family style restaurant that is open by reservation only. Once reserved a table, Paola will serve you excellent homemade tortelli and ravioli, following the ancient Tuscan recipe handed down from one generation to another. Other restaurants where you can eat are: “I 4 Cantoni” in Pratovecchio, the "Pizzeria da Vincenzo" in Stia and the restaurant "La Torricella" in Poppi.
If you enjoy playing golf, a 9-hole golf course is available in Poppi.
In Poppi, you can also visit the park Zoo with your children.
The Casentino is a valley full of medieval histories and much more, here is what you can see and visit in some towns of the valley:
- Stia: do not lose the opportunity to visit the castle of Porciano, Piazza Tanucci and the Palagio Fiorentino.
- Pratovecchio: do not miss a visit at the Castle of Romena where Dante Alighieri lived during his exile.
- Poppi: its Castle and its old town are a must.
- Bibbiena: very nice old town.
- Chiusi della Verna: the sanctuary of La Verna, where St. Francis of Assisi lived, is worth a visit.
Leaving from Villa Caterina and continuing along the uphill road, after about fifteen kilometres, you will reach the Sacred Hermitage of Camaldoli.
In addition to all the places that Casentino offers, you can visit the cities of Florence and Arezzo which are just one hour drive from Pratovecchio. In an hour and a half drive, you can reach Cortona, Siena and San Gimignano, and in two hours drive you can reach Pisa.
Location description from owner
The Tuscany region
The Casentino is the valley in which the first tract of the river Arno flows to Subbiano, Italy.
It is one of the four valleys in which the Province of Arezzo is divided. Mount Falterona, from which the Arno starts, represents the northern boundary between the Casentino and Romagna. On the east of the valley are the Alpe di Serra and the Alpe di Catenaia, which separate the Casentino from the highest tract of the Val Tiberina. On the west there is the Pratomagno, which separates the valley from the Valdarno Superiore. Part of the valley is included in the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna National Park.
It can be said that the valley has an oval form, with an extension across the river that varies from a maximum of 60 km to a minimum of 30. The topography of the Casentino is especially various, including both plains and mountains rich in large forests. These mountains have often attracted great saints: it was here that St. Romuald built his hermitages at Camaldoli, and that less than two centuries later St. Francis of Assisi established the Sanctuary of La Verna, the headquarters of the Franciscan order.
The valley's biggest comuni are all located in the Arno valley: among these the biggest are Bibbiena and Poppi, while Capolona, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Pratovecchio, Stia, Subbiano are more or less smaller. The villages located on the neighbouring hills and mountains are much smaller. These are Chitignano, Chiusi della Verna, Montemignaio, Ortignano-Raggiolo .
The "Golf Club Casentino": The course is situated on a hill with a magnificent panoramic view on the Arno Valley, the green heart of tuscany. The nearby national park as well as numerous historico-cultural sights like medieval castles and monasteries make a visit, not only to golf, worthwhile.The Casentino Valley is a place rich in history where you can discover medieval villages and castles, Romanesque parish churches and places of worship known all around the world. Once also the supreme poet Dante Alighieri stayed here. Around the area you can also find signs of the Etruscans and Romans who inhabited this land in ancient times.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: King Bed
Bedroom 4: King Bed
Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 6: 2 Single Beds
- 4 Family bathrooms
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Climbing frame
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 29 Nov 2016
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
This Villa has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Jan 2014. Located in Province of Arezzo, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1112 to £2137.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Nov 2016.
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– based on 2 reviews
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“Great and larghe house in a beautiful place”
We wanted a house suitable for 3 generations on a relaxing vacation together, and that is what we got...and more! Lots of space both inside and outside, a great and child-friendly pool, nicely kept surroundings and a beautiful view of the mountains. Furthermore, our host was very friendly and always helpful. So all in all it lived very much up to our expectations.
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