Featured Property: Villa delle Rose, Arezzo

Provided by Invitationtotuscany.com

A charming apartment and pool in the countryside near Arezzo Italy

The main entrance is through the wide brick arche to the side of the villa.In the countryside just outside Arezzo, Villa delle Rose offers in miniature the reasons visitors include this part of Tuscany in their wanderings. For like the medieval city a mere 3 km away, known for its antiquarian market, the famous frescoes of Piero della Francesca, and the wide piazzas and ancient archways that grace its historic centre, this charming villa combines the traditional look of a respectfully restored limonaia, or lemon house, with the contemporary design and furnishings perfectly in keeping with the Aretine love of artistry and decor.

The charm of the villa is seen even as you approach it – its golden stone facade is covered with the pink roses that give the villa its name and the furnished ivy covered pergola set on the wide terracotta terrace surrounding the house is the ideal place for gazing out to the green hills it overlooks. It is sufficiently set apart from the owner’s large villa whose flagstone piazza it shares that it enjoys a sense of protected peace.

Property summary

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 2 shower rooms
  • Location: Florence and Arezzo
  • Rentals run: Saturday to Saturday

Contact me to manage your families next stay in this lovely villa:

Colleen Lamont
503.546.1058 – direct

866.297.1058 – toll free
Email: CLamont@peaktravel.com

Reference: Unit #36

Accommodation

As throughout the villa, this double bedroom has a charming mix of beautiful antiques and modern whimsy.While there are four sets of French doors into the villa, the glass doors through the wide arch at the side somehow seems the natural entrance into a wide hall subdivided by internal arches into a living area, dining room and cleverlycamouflaged kitchen. These rooms, all with ancient flagstone flooring, beamed ceilings and oriental carpets, are furnished with a unique pieces the owners have selected from their Rome and Arezzo galleries.

That the kitchen is not immediately evident is thanks to a massive weathered door that rests on its side and hides the stainless steel counters and appliances. A hallway beyond the kitchen area leads to the staircase to the upper floor, a shower room with washing machine and a twin bedroom with wrought iron beds and spacious built-in cupboards. There are two bright bedrooms on the upper floor furnished with antique double beds, each room having lovely views of the vineyards in the valley below and access to the garden and pool behind the house. These bedrooms share a shower room on the same level.

Around Villa delle Rose

The lovely espalier of pink roses begins their early summer appearance. The oval pool, shared with the owner, is set in a clearing amongst the olive trees and has a wide stone surround furnished with sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as tables and chairs for poolside meals. Also on the property is outdoor seating near the ancient bread oven and a wonderful furnished greenhouse, perfect for special occasions. Such occasions are easily done at this property, for there is a resident cook on the estate who can cater meals for any number. Should you prefer to learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking for yourself, the owner is available to do cooking classes in her beautiful kitchen in the main villa. And there is, of course, Arezzo at your doorstep – its streets and piazzas were featured in the award-winning “La Vita e’ Bella”, but there are ancient ruins, modern shops, medieval festivals and Tuscan cuisine all awaiting further discovery.

Prices

Prices are in British Pounds Sterling or Euro per property per week. Dollar prices shown are indicative only and will vary with the exchange rate.

Prices shown are for Saturday – Saturday bookings
Low season 1st Jan – 15th Apr / 30th Apr – 6th May / 1st Oct – 16th Dec £1727.00 / €1900.00
Approx US $2470.00
Mid season 16th Apr – 29th Apr / 7th May – 1st Jul / 3rd Sep – 30th Sep / 17th Dec – 30th Dec / 31st Dec – 6th Jan £2091.00 / €2300.00
Approx US $2990.00
High season 2nd Jul – 2nd Sep £2363.00 / €2600.00
Approx US $3380.00

* This property rents at Mid Season prices for Christmas, New Year and Easter.

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