Il Casone Farmhouse Sinalunga
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Il Casone sits in private grounds surrounded by olive groves and vine yards amid the splendid Tuscan countryside and is the perfect accommodation if you are looking for a tranquil retreat in Tuscany.
- Price from 600 GBP / Week
- 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
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Last updated: 06/24/2009
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Il Casone is situated in the heart of the splendid Tuscan countryside and is the perfect accommodation if you are looking for a tranquil retreat in Tuscany. Perfectly positioned just 30 minutes walk from Sinalunga, a hilltop town situated amid many popular tourist destinations in Tuscany including UNESCO sites Florence, Pisa - Piazza del Duomo (Leaning Tower), San Gimignano, Pienza, Siena and Val d'Orcia. Its location offers the option of a quiet relaxing retreat for all the family, a base to discover the Tuscan countryside, visit charming little villages for a taste of typical Tuscan cuisine, or a combination of all three.
Il Casone sits in private grounds surrounded by olive groves and vine yards. The 3-bedroom house is extremely spacious and boasts a large terrace overlooking the rolling Tuscan countryside for ''al fresco'' meals. Il Casone comes highly equipped with all kitchen appliances, all linen, car parking, welcome pack & much more.
So come enjoy our home in Tuscany. It's the ideal place to while away your days enjoying the Tuscan sun.
Prices & deals
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 600 GBP
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 700 GBP
- Cleaning fee:
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- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
If such a thing is possible, this may be Tuscany's most picturesque zone. "Il Casone" offers the ideal location for exploring Tuscany and the most idyllic retreat after a day in the towns and cities. Local transport from nearby Sinalunga (approx. 2km) will take you anywhere you wish to go in Italy.
Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy. Six Tuscan localities have been made UNESCO protected sites: the historical center of Florence (1982), the historical center of Siena (1995), the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987), the historical center of San Gimignano (1990), the historical center of Pienza (1996) and the Val d'Orcia (2004).
Here are a few places where you could take a day trip from "Il casone"
Sinalunga is a hill-town with Etruscan origins where farming is still one of the most important sources of income along with flourishing small industries. Numerous hotels and farms attract tourists from all over the world. During your stay in the splendid countryside around Sinalunga, don't miss a visit to the Teatro (Theatre), built in the 18th Century and named after famous local musician, Ciro Pinsuti. Also worth seeing are the coats of arms of the Podesta' on the walls of the 15th Century Palazzo Pretorio. Sinalunga boasts several churches of great importance including the 17th Century Collegiate Church of San Martino with works by Girolamo del Pacchia, the 18th Century Church of Santa Croce, and Santa Lucia. On the hill at Poggio Baldino just outside the town you will find the Convent of San Bernardino with works by various 16th Century artists.
Sinalunga offers a variety of bars and restaurants to satisfy every taste. A recently refurbished swimming pool in the centre of the village provides an alternative way to spend your day.
Pienza, a town and commune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."
In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.
By car it is 22.9 km ¡V about 25 mins from our house. You can also catch a bus from Sinalunga.
Montepulciano, a town and commune in the province of Siena in southern Tuscany, (Italy), is a medieval and renaissance hill town of exceptional beauty. Montepulciano, with an elevation of 605 m (around 2000 ft), sits on a high limestone ridge.
Montepulciano is a major producer of food and drink. Wine connoisseurs consider its Vino Nobile among Italy's best. However, the Vino Nobile de Montepulciano should not be confused with the varietal wine (Montepulciano grape) of the same name. Montepulciano is also known for its pork, cheese, "pici" pasta (a thick, rough, chewy variant on spaghetti), lentils, and honey.
By car it is 17.1 km ¡V about 24 mins from our house. You can also catch a bus from Sinalunga.
Siena (traditionally Sienna in English) is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.
The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900 BC to 400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina.
Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence right into the area of urban planning. Throughout the centuries, they preserved their city's Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. During this period the work of Duccio, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini was to influence the course of Italian and, more broadly, European art. The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape.
By car it is 47.6 km ¡V about 48 mins. You can also catch the train or bus from Sinlaunga.
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town.
The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area.
By car it is 90.4 km ¡V about 1 hour 25 mins
The prevailing character of Cortona's architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside (altitude 600 metres), embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana. From the Piazza Garibaldi (still referred to by the local population by its older name, Piazza Carbonaia) is a fine prospect of Lago Trasimeno, scene of Hannibal's ambush of the Roman army in 217 BC (Battle of Lake Trasimene). Parts of the Etruscan city wall can still be seen today as the basis of the present wall. The main street, via Nazionale, is the only street in the town with no gradient, and is still usually referred to by locals by its older name of Ruga Piana, or "level street".
It is 28.2 km ¡V about 30 mins from our house. You can also catch a bus from Sinlunga.
Florence (or Firenze, Florentia and Fiorenza) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, and of the province of Florence. It is the most populated city in Tuscany with 364,779 people.
From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence lies on the Arno River and it is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was long ruled by the Medici family. In fact, the city has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages.
The "Historic Centre of Florence" was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982.
By car it is 99.5 km ¡V about 1 hour 15 mins. You can catch a train or bus from sinalunga.
Rome (Italian: Roma, Latin: Roma) is the capital city of Italy and of the Lazio region, as well as the country's largest and most populous city, with more than 2.7 million residents. The metropolitan area has a population of about 4 million. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, where the river Aniene joins the Tiber.
Rome is known as, Caput Mundi (Capital of the world), la Città Eterna (The Eternal City), Limen Apostolorum (Threshold of the Apostles), la città dei sette colli (The city of the seven hills) or simply l'Urbe (The City), has been for centuries the center of Western civilization, and is the seat of the Catholic Church.
The State of the Vatican City, the sovereign territory of the Holy See is an enclave of Rome.
Today, Rome is modern and cosmopolitan, and the third most-visited tourist destination in the EU.
As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. The Historic Center of Rome is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
By car it is 188 km ¡V about 2 hours. You can also catch a train from sinlunga.
Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. The city is known worldwide for its famous bell tower.
By car it is 199 km ¡V about 2 hours. You can also catch a train from sinlunga.
- 149 Sinalunga, 53048, Sinalunga, Italy
- Accommodation located in:
- countryside, near cultural interest, near historical interest, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near tennis courts, rural, siena, village!
Amenities & services
pets not allowed
approx floor area: 250 m2
smoking not allowed
Property type: farmhouse
1 double room, 2 family rooms (1 ensuite)vv
1 room with shower and wc, 1 room with bath/shower and wc, 2 rooms with wc
1 kitchen, 2 lounge with dining areas
fitted units, oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer
television, video, hi-fi, private terrace, private garden,
Included in rental price:
linen, towels, iron, cot, tax, utilities
parking facilities: off road, 3+ cars
nearest railway station: Sinalunga, 4 km
nearest airport: Florence, 95 km
other option: Pisa, 158 km
# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:
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- Bathrooms: 3
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