This stunning Tuscan villa vacation rental is in the perfect position for panoramic views of this valley rich in history, agriculture and Italian culture. You will find yourself on the top of the world in this 5 bedroom - two and a half bath self catering villa rental.
Nestled in the lush green landscape of Tuscany, this vacation rental offers the perfect opportunity to relax in privacy while being only minutes away from an active medieval town where you will find restaurants, shops, cafes and even an authentic open air market every Tuesday morning for your fresh fruit, veggies and cheeses.
Without a doubt the outside "loggia", as the owner calls it, is the focal point of this beautiful vacation villa. This is corner terrace is located on the first floor and has the entire valley in a classical Tuscan frame of hand worked stone columns. You can see the medieval castle which has been there since before the year 1200, La Verna, a monastery built in the late1200's and the newly sanctioned national park.
The interiors of the villa are a perfect mix between the traditional Tuscan style of earthy colors, terracotta floors, thick wooden beams and modern comfort with large comfortable sofas, a stereo with CD player, SAT TV and much more. You will enjoy the touch of luxury the owner has incorporated into this simple and classical structure.
Villa Gigi is really close to Poppi, about 4km, one of the most beautiful castles in Italy, and from the terrace you have a wonderful view of the castle, imposing on the top of a hill. Casentino National Park with its secular forest grown up over the high mountain is right behind it. This is the place where the river Arno rises before run direction Florence and Pisa.
There are a total of 5 bedrooms in the villa. The first is located on the first floor - a large double bedrooms. You will find the other four bedrooms upstairs. Each bedroom is furnished with an antique bed - and has a window overlooking the delicious valley below.
There are two full size bathrooms, each with a sink, a WC, a bidet and a shower. Both bathrooms are located on the 2nd floor at either end of the hallway. They are large and spacious - perfect for families with children.
There are three bedrooms on the second floor - each bedroom is with a beautiful double bed and an antique closet. The bedrooms all have views overlooking the valley and catch the cool breezes - making them perfect for a restful evening...or an Italian style, mid afternoon nap. The fifth bedroom is located in the tower on the second floor. This bedroom is comprised of two fixed single beds.
Casentino is a really beautiful natural area with many possibilities to visit interesting locations, like the Camaldoli Monastery, La Verna and the towns nearby: hamlets and castles like Poppi, San Nicolò, Soci and Pratovecchio. Bibbiena (12km) is a larger city that offers much to do: a large supermarket, cinema, good restaurants and a charming historic centre on the top of a hill.
A barbecue party by the pool is a fascinating idea. Specially in a place like Villa Gigi that offers an unique panorama.
The villa offers a double entrance - one on the first floor on the pool side of the villa. There is a refreshing covered terrace with table and chairs below the pool where you can enjoy a cool drink before running back to the 5.5 x 10.5 pool area above. The pool is furnished with lounge chairs and a shady gazebo area.
The second entrance is on the ground floor, where you enter into the super-sized eat - in kitchen. This magnificent area is perfect for gathering the family together for meals and good times. You will find that the kitchen is completely furnished with everything you need to make your stay fun and carefree - dishwasher, clothes washer, large refrigerator with freezer, stove and full sized oven. Ask about their cooking classes or about having a chef come in and spoil you with an authentic Tuscan meal.