La Romantica

Tuscany, Siena, Montepulciano

    • Sleeps 6 Guests
    • Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 180 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 110 km/1.5 hrs
      Pisa 250 km/2.5 hrs
      Rome 250 km/2.5 hrs

    € 2550 - 3550 per week

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    Overview

    Small villas (this one sleeps 4 to 6 guests) with private pools are a rarity. La Romantica is perfectly located, has great charm, and a lovely pool. This charming old farm building has been restored with a great sense of easy living. The owner, an Italian who has lived in Brasil and works with India, has had a light hand in mixing and matching furniture, textiles and objects from 3 continents.

    Two large spaces occupy the ground floor. The kitchen runs along the entire width of the house, has windows or doors on 3 sides and organises itself around a large typically Tuscan farm table. The antique tiles behind the sink were discovered at the Arezzo flea market, the lamps above the table were brought back from India. French windows open onto the garden. The living room has a large fire place, French windows, white sofas and chairs and a colourful Indian dhurrie. The style is simple and comfortable, just as we like it. The upper floor is reached over the outdoor stairs which lead into a sunny upstairs living room and two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The view from the bedrooms is lovely: rolling hills and the charming town of Lucignano on the horizon.

    The annex, about 20 metres from the main building, houses another double bedroom with bathroom and private terrace. the material used here was made to order in India, to the design of the owner. At the back of the annex you will find a large laundry.

    The pool lies on a lower level of the garden down a gentle slope. The grey stone and dark turquoise colour of the water give this pool a very stylish look. There is a shower next to the pool.

    La Romantica can be rented with 2 or 3 bedrooms. If you rent the house with 2 bedrooms, the annex will be closed (and not rented to anyone else).

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    The small and charming estate La Romantica lies halfway between Arezzo and Siena, close to the hilltop village of Lucignano, known for its streets built in circles around the main church. Lucignano lies 3 km (1,8 miles) from the house. Most of Tuscany's major sight-seeing spots can be reached in approx. 1 hour's drive. Think Florence and Siena, but also Arezzo, Pienza, Montalcino, and Montepulciano. And should this not be enough, cross the border to Umbria and discover Perugia, Città di Castello, Orvieto and Assisi, all in about 1 hour by car.

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    Places of interest

    In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church).

    Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.

    Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today.

    Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459.

    Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome.

    Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive.

    Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film 'The English Patient'.

    Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting.

    Just 20 km from the property you will find the thermal spa San Giovanni in Rapolano Terme with a modern thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, massages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here!

    And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial.

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    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 4.5 x 14m
    • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
    • Internet WIFI access through satellite
    • Fireplace
    • TV, CD-stereo
    • Large fridge with freezer and ice maker
    • Stove with oven
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Juicer
    • Filter coffee machine
    • Washing machine 
    • Dishwasher
    • Iron and ironing board
    • 2 hair dryers
    • Fans in all bedrooms
    • Screens on all bedroom windows
    • Babrbecue grill
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Parking
    Touring ideas

    Lucignano 3 km
    Rapolano Terme spa 20 km
    Montepulciano 23 km
    Monte Oliveto Maggiore 29 km
    Arezzo 30 km
    Pienza 30 km
    Monticchiello 32 km
    Cortona 32 km
    San Quirico d`Orcia 38 km
    Chiusi 42 km
    Montalcino 45 km
    Siena 50 km
    Cetona 50 km
    Città della Pieve 53 km
    S. Antimo 55 km
    San Casciano dei Bagni 60 km
    Città di Castello 63 km
    Perugia 68 km
    Orvieto 85 km
    Florence 90 km
    Assisi 92 km

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    Activities

    SPORTS

    Swimming
    Hiking within the estate
    Tennis in the village 3 km
    Rapolano Terme (thermal spa) 20 km

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    La Romantica

    Ground floor:
    Hall
    Living room
    Dining kitchen
    Guest WC
    Upper floor:
    Upstairs living room
    Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub)
    Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)

    Annex:
    Double bedroom with sitting room and en suite bathroom (tub)
    Laundry


    Garden:
    Pergola planted with vine for outdoor meals
    Pool 14 x 4.5 m (46 x 15 ft)
    Outdoor shower by the pool

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    01 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    02 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    2550 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    2750 EUR
    18 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    3250 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    3550 EUR

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    Special price for groups up to 4 people. If rented for this reduced price the Dependance will not be available:
    EUR 1800 low season
    EUR 1950 1st mid season
    EUR 2400 2nd mid season
    EUR 3450 high season

    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning
    • Wood for fireplace
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Maid service (2 hours house cleaning on Tuesday and Thursday)
    • Final cleaning
    • Garden maintenance
    • Should you have rented your house for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.

    EXTRAS

    • Heating (if required): metered. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost per day varies from EUR 50 - EUR 100 according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on. 
    • Baby beds with linen and high chair: EUR 50 per week. Baby beds can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday.
    • Pets only on special request upon booking: EUR 40 domestic pet supplement per week

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 250 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning): EUR 10 per hour
    • Tuscan meal on your first evening on Saturday, after a long trip: EUR 30 per person. The dinner consists of an antipasto, a pasta dish, salad and pecorino cheese, fruit and local biscuits to finish, plus bread and 1 bottle of for every for 4 persons wine and water.
    • Dinner during the week: EUR 35 per person (wine not included). A dinner prepared the housekeeper: antipasto, first course (for ex. a pasta dish), second course (meat with vegetables and salad), dessert (fruit and cakes). Dinners should be booked 1 day in advance. The cook will also lay the table on the terrace or in the dining room.
    • First shopping: EUR 110 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: bread, butter, jam, eggs, 2 litres of milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurts, 2 bottles of orange juice, 2 kg fruits of the season, 2 kg pasta (noodles), 2 jars tomato sauce, 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, extra vergin olive oil, 4 litres mineral water, 3 bottles of beer, dishwasher detergent.
    • Extra set of towels: please check price on the premises.

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: mid of May - end of September

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