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Celle sul Rigo - Siena area - Tuscany
Property ID: 6751
Sleeps: 12

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- Premium selection
- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 6 bedrooms
- 6 baths

- Clothes dryer
- Barbecue
- Panoramic view
- Dishwasher
- Television
- Oven
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On the edge of the wonderful nature reserve in the Val d`Orcia, close to the border separating Tuscany from Umbria and Lazio, on the summit of a hill, stands the little medieval hamlet of Celle sul Rigo. The first thing you notice about this area is the panorama, with an infinite procession of rolling hills covered in woods and agricultural fields with all their subtle colour variations, different in each season, and extending from the imposing fort called Rocca di Radicofani, to Monte Amiata and as far as San Casciano dei Bagni, a well-known thermal spring resort 5 kms away, whose warm, healing waters have been famous since etruscan times. This area is rich in history and culture, and is fortunately far from the beaten track of mass tourism, and should be explored without hurry, along the ancient Via Francigena, which followed the traces of the roman Via Cassia, the path which through forts and castles led the pilgrims to Rome. Almost looking onto the piazza of the little village of Celle stands this old palazzo, built around 1500, once the home of an aristocratic family and which has preserved throughout the centuries the characteristics of a private home. As soon as you enter you breathe in the wonderful atmosphere of times gone by: the rooms have remained almost unaltered, and many still have their antique furniture, yet put all together the impression is both pleasant and efficient. At the rear is a small garden, shaded by the walls and the tower of the palazzo, with barbecue and a large table for dining outside and this leads, over a small untarred road, to the large and quiet private garden with swimming-pool (6x12m), which offers a wonderful panoramic view. The village around the palazzo is small and delightful, with narrow streets, where you can still come across old people sitting around chatting and children playing. There are a couple of excellent restaurants, where you can try the local specialities (especially the `pici`, a pasta homemade by the local women), along with small shops and bars. Staying in the village is like diving into the past, to an Italy which is getting more and more difficult to find. Palazzo nel Borgo can also be rented to just 12 people, without one of the kitchens and 3 bedrooms on the second floor. Cars, after dropping off the luggage, must be left in a car park 70 metres from the house.

Accommodation (700 sq meters):

GROUND FLOOR: entrance from the garden, 5 steps lead to a dining-room with large fireplace with benches inside and a small corner kitchen. Steps lead to the piano nobile: FIRST FLOOR: small living-room with fireplace, 1 double bedroom with small ensuite bathroom with shower, 1 twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, 1 bathroom with hip-bath and frescoed ceilings, 1 dining-room with antique furniture, 1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with hip-bath, 1 large bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, 1 double bedroom, 1 room with fireplace and games table. Stone staircase leading to the SECOND FLOOR: to the right: 1 large kitchen with dining-table (dishwasher, oven) with TV, 1 double bedroom, 1 large bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom with small en suite bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom with 1 large bathroom with shower. To the left: 1 large kitchen with dining-table (dishwasher, oven) with TV, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower. Laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

Paid on site in cash: Electricity consumption over 250 KW per week.
Bed and bath linen: One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Cots for babies under 2 yrs: Cot with bars available: free of charge.
Pool open: May 11, 2013 to Sep 28, 2013
Domestic pets: Not allowed
Final cleaning: 140 Euros
Security deposit: 500 Euros - paid to the owner
Heating: Not included in the price
Electricity: Included
Parking: Available

2013 Weekly Prices

11 May - 22 Jun
24 Aug - 28 Sep
22 Jun - 24 Aug

US$ 4190

US$ 4655

Plus US$ 35 booking fee


Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals
1003 South Madison Street
Denver, Colorado 80209 USA


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