The owner of this traditional southern Tuscan villa, but his dream home with all the modern amenities – and it now presents itself as an ideal Tuscan vacation rental. This retired shoe manufacture used top quality materials and created a luxurious environment for relax and comfort – emphasizing the fantastic views and tranquil neighbourhood.
There are two large houses situated on over 12000 square meters of garden space. Built in the typical architectural style of the Tuscan farm house in the Chiana area, mainly out of red brick. In total both houses have nine bedrooms and eight baths. The house GIOA (pronounced joy-a) has an enormous living room of well over 120 square meters.
The fully equipped kitchen boasts of a dishwasher, lots of counter space, stove with oven and a large refrigerator with freezer. In addition, to the kitchen appliances you will find a washing machine, a dryer and an iron and ironing board. You will find all you need in the kitchen, such as glasses, plates, cutlery, pots and pans – and all in top quality. It is possible to arrange for an authentic Italian chef to come in and prepare you a full Tuscan meal, right in the comfort of your own home.
There is a bedroom suite on the ground floor – which has a large French door opening to the surrounding garden area. The bathroom is completely tiled in a lite and delicate Majolica tile. The bathroom has a shower, a WC, sink with large mirror and a bidet.
Upstairs you will find the remaining three suites. Each is at least 40 square meters with a generous en suite bathroom and ample closet space. The first bedroom to the right is tinted in a pleasing shade of blue. You will find that each and every bedroom in this Tuscan villa rental has a gorgeous view to the surrounding landscape.
The second bedroom on the first floor has a breath taking view of both the pool and the historic town of Lucignano, which lies on the neighbouring hillside. All four bedrooms in the house GIOA have a double bed apiece. The rooms are very large, and upon request we can arrange for an additional bed for those requiring separate sleeping arrangements.
The third bedroom on the first floor is decorated in gold and green tones. The bathroom is furnished with a tub and a hand held shower nozzle. The other three baths have a shower cabin apiece. This villa lies into the soft hill between LUCIGNANO and CORTONA. The next small town, Foiano, with shops and restaurants is approximately 2 km far from the villa. You can easily make day-trips to Perugia, Siena, Arezzo and Lago Trasimeno.
The house LUPI is ca. 20 meters from GIOA and is nearly the same size, the main difference is that it is set on three floors. The uppermost floor boasts of the a one of a kind panoramic view. The two bedrooms set on this floor are especially privileged.
On the ground floor, there is a kitchen with adjoining dining room. In addition there is a very large living room which opens to a beautiful picturesque terrace. Thanks to its protective position, meals can be enjoyed outside in all types of weather from mid April to mid October. From this position one has a perfect view of Tuscany – the church towers in the distance and the meticulously maintained garden and pool area in the foreground.
Built into a slight hill, the first floor comes right up to the height of the rear garden and includes second large living room, a study, a bath with shower and a very quite private terrace with panorama view. Proceeding to the second floor, one as the choice of entering two different area – each of which with two bedrooms each
One set of stairs takes you to the ground floor where you will find two full bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. One of the bedrooms has direct access to the garden area. Both are generously arranged and are painted in light friendly colors.
The furnishings are a mix of the typical Tuscan rich wood, wrought iron work and a collection of family heirlooms. It is obvious the owners intentions were to pamper himself – and in turn you his guests. It is possible to arrange cooking lessons with a very accomplished cook who speaks excellent English and some German – as is any good Italian they are very good at making themselves understood – and enhancing the fun along the way.