Archive for April, 2011

April 13, 2011

Invitation to Tuscany: Campalfi, Stigliano, Siena

Campalfi, Stigliano, Siena

Three apartments in farm buildings.

Campalfi, set back from the river Merse by about 200 metres, is a group of ancient farm buildings that once had all the necessities for the self-contained life of a small community. It has been converted to provide seven spacious dwellings. There is a central open-sided courtyard entered through an archway, around which are arranged the apartments, and to one side of this is a large dining-room where the English-speaking owner, a renowned chef, serves wonderful meals every Saturday night and on alternate evenings. The old granary has made a delightful cottage with a patio and an outdoor oven; a large ground floor apartment for five people is at right angles to the granary; and on the ground floor below the old tower is a light and airy apartment for two people.

The conversions are a harmonious blend of ancient tradition and modern comforts. All the apartments have a quiet, cool and restrained atmosphere and make excellent use of attractive fabrics and materials including old terra cotta floors, and simple, traditional Tuscan furniture. The hand of the artist owner is seen in the soft colors that grace the apartment walls and in the blossoms that drape arch and pergola alike.

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April 7, 2011

Invitation to Tuscany: Le Murella, Zanego, Montemarcello

Le Murella, Zanego, Montemarcello

A beautiful house in a forested dell near the coast

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Le Murella is a recently restored house set in a national park crowning the hill of MonteMarcello, in a small dell surrounded by Holm oaks. Set in its own terraced garden, this house is in an ideal position for exploring the hill villages and coast of the Cinque Terre, Liguria and Northern Tuscany; it’s also the perfect place to return to after your travels and relax under the pergola with a glass of local white wine.

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April 4, 2011

Rental near San Gimignano

We have a new villa for rent in central Tuscany…..

It is situated near Certaldo, a nice medieval village not far from San Gimignano that is really an hidden treasure in the Tuscan countryside. It is possible to get to Certaldo Alto both with the car but also with a funny funicular starting from the centre of the modern part of the town, down the hill.

Once in Certaldo Alto people can walk through the nice brick streets and visit the main monuments which are:

Palazzo Pretorio,  Casa del Boccaccio, The Church of S. Jacopo and S. Filippo Palazzo Stiozzi Ridolfi

 

Casa Certaldo is very nice and situated on a tophill overlooking the magnificant towers of San Gimignano and a few km from Certaldo.

The garden is well kept and there is a new swimming pool. The main house has two double bedrooms and 2 baths, sleeping up to. Next to the house there is an annex with another double room and bathroom.   Pricing from $1300USD per week for 4.

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