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Casina di Rosa is a wonderful opportunity for the independent traveller seeking privacy and a pleasant atmosphere. Use the house as a base for sightseeing trips or relax and experience daily life in a traditional Tuscan village.

The house consists of 3 rooms (kitchen, bedroom with lounge area and bathroom) and is furnished with original pieces and new items in traditional Tuscan style. The kitchen has all major appliances (including washing machine) and a working fireplace.

The house is located in Civitella Marittima, a small village that lies in the hills between the Tuscan Maremma and the Colli Senesi. The village, home to 350 people, was originally settled during the time of the Etruscans, but experienced its major development in the medieval period.

The area surrounding Civitella Marittima has been declared "Distretto Rurale Europeo": it remains one of the few areas in Europe in which nature still comprises the major economic resource. The uncontaminated environment makes this an ideal location for vacationers looking to immerse themselves in nature.

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A SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION IN TUSCANY
Casina di Rosa dates back to the end of the 19th century when it was built just outside the walls of the village by the Ardengheschi Counts.

The house is completely independent and has been recently restructured. It consists of bedroom with sitting area with sofas and a brand new bathroom. The house can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people, but it is perfect for a couple.
The house has heating and a fireplace in the winter months and airconditioning for the summer months.

The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, a large armoire and a chest of drawers for use by our guests.
The house has been recently renovated and furnished in a rustic style.

The kitchen is fully equipped to allow our guests to be self-sufficient. It contains a gas stove, electric oven, refrigerator, toaster and electric kettle. There is a stone fireplace and a table and chairs for eating. Hot water is available throughout the house.
The bathroom is completely new and outfitted with fixtures from Ideal Standard: WC, sink, bidet and shower.
The loggia at the entrance to the house is ideal for sitting outside or for cooking on the barbeque.

The house is provided with:

* SatTV
* stereo (radio, IPod and Mp3player dock station)
* washing machine
* iron and ironing board
* electric kettle
* filter-coffee machine
* moka (espresso maker)
* toaster
* hair dryer
* electric heater for the bathroom
* internet usb pen drive


Linen and towels for the bathroom and kitchen are provided.

Upon arrival, a welcome basket with essential food items and local products.

A selection of guidebooks and maps are at our guests disposal. You can borrow ours or you can buy a guidebook online before leaving. We have selected the best guidebooks of Tuscany for our guests.

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WHAT TO DO IN THE SURROUNDINGS
Civitella Marittima is well connected to the surrounding villages (Roccastrada 13km) and also to Siena and Grosseto: the village is only 1km away from highway SS223 that connects Siena and Florence to Grosseto and the Tyrrhenian coast.

Great cities of art such as Siena and Pienza, archaeological parks such as Roselle, Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano, or the fascinating Tyrrhenian coastal towns of Castiglione della Pescaia, PuntAla and Orbetello are all reachable in less than one hours drive.

Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Rome are all reachable in about 2 hours. The village is well connected by the buses than run along the main Siena-Grosseto line.

For lovers of culture, a visit to the cities of art of the area such as Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca is highly recommended. To experience the history of the region, we suggest a visit the the Etruscan-Roman ruins in the archaeological parks. Also of interest are the numerous medieval castles and abbeys in the vicinity such as Abbey of San Galgano, San Gimignano, SantAntimo etc.

For nature lovers, the surrounding countryside offers numerous trails for walks, hikes and mountain biking. Nearby Monte Amiata features mountain trails and Monte Labro and the Argentario peninsula are home to two of Italys largest national parks.The beaches of the Maremma are only a short drive. Natural hot springs are nearby and open to the public year round (Petriolo 13km, and Saturnia 20km).

Tuscany has a long tradition of fine cuisine. Here in the Maremma you can sample traditional dishes prepared with fresh, quality ingredients. For lovers of fine wine, we recommend a visit to the nearby vineyards (Brunello, Morellino, Chianti, Montecucco). Upon request we organise wine tasting tours, olive oil tours and cooking lessons.

Excellent local restaurants and a lovely village festival in the Summer.

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Summary:

Vacation house in medieval hilltop village between Siena and the Maremma, ideal for two people, activities (wine and olive oil tasting, cooking classes)

Facilities

Property type: Village house

Room details

Bedrooms:

1 bedroom, sleeps 3

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite

Additional beds:
1 single sofa bed located in Sofabed in the besdoom, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 3 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Extra information (Fireplace, guidebooks and maps. IPod/Mp3 Player dock station. To access the internet you will need your own laptop computer. We have cellphone available for our guests to rent. We can assist our guests in organizing wine tours, olive oil tours, visit to lavender fields, cooking classes and more.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Children
Infants
Pets (We accept well-behaved small and medium-sized dogs. Please inform us before at the time of the availability request, and explain what type of dog you have. Thank you.)

Sports and activities

Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Swimming
Tennis

Sights and attractions

Historic Site

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
30th March 2015 to 21st December 2015 None set No 7

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 1 Days 30%
1st June to 31st July 15 Days 20%

Extras

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Location

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Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest restaurant: 5km
  • Nearest supermarket: 10km
  • Pisa: 120km
  • Rome Da Vinci Fiumicino: 200km
  • Siena: 30km
  • Coast: 30km

Reviews

1 out of 1 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Sunday 12 March 2006
Gloria and Marcel were wonderful hosts. The house is well equipped, the kitchen had everything we needed to do any cooking we desired, and the location was very central and good to use as a base to explore the area. The little village of Civitella was charming with a very good restaraunt and several little shops that one could purchase whatever you needed. We also highly recommend the wine and olive oil tour with their friend, Carlo. It was a full day tour and included two vinyards an olive oil press and a tasty lunch. At 70 euro per person, it was less than half the price of other tours we looked at. Carlo was a charming and knowledgeable guide and it was a great day.
We really enjoied our stay at Casina di Rosa. The house was very nice (and now, after the rennovation it seems to have become even nicer, looking at the pictures). Perfect for a stay in the summer for two people (of for three I guess).The cooking lessons with Gloria were also fun, and I learned how to prepare some local dishes. My husband appreciated that too! Well, the result, as he was motorcycling during the lessons...From that location we have made together several trips by motor - to Siena, to the hills, to Montalcino... there is lots to do!
When we were planning our vacation to Italy, we found the website for Casina di Rosa. It interested us immediately ... I mean, in an authentic small village, living in the community, with all the comforts of home - or at least we hoped. And it was absolutely that, and much more.Gloria and Marcel were gracious and welcoming when we arrived. Immediately we felt comfortable and assured that everything we read on the website was accurate. The home was comfortable will all that we needed to settle in. It quickly felt like home for us.We used this spot to do day trips to Florence, Sienna and other locations on our list of exploring. There's a real benefit to having a 'home' to come back to after a day exploring beautiful areas in Tuscany. And on those days that we decided to stay 'home,' walking about the village was a nice and quiet way to spend time. The community was very friendly, and patient with us as we scanned through our Italian-English dictionary. (And to try to review that wonderful restaurant ... well, words couldn't describe. It as absolutely delicious - a great recommendation.)I'd have to say that this was one of the best vacations we have ever taken. (I felt homesick when I returned back to Canada!) Gloria and Marcel provided a great information package to start our visit off with, and a wonderful introduction to pasta and olive oil for our first supper!)Thanks for a wonderful stay, Gloria and Marcel. It was by far, a perfect experience for us and we do hope to come back some day and toast the new renovations.Ciao ... Wendy & Ron, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Excerpts from reviews published by our guests on travel websites. "Location was in the country - beautifull small village called Civitella Maritima near Grosseto and Siena. Very nice location in a small house. Beautiful area, beautiful people, beautiful country. [...] The little house is a typcal Italian house, very fresh in summer, very quiet and peaceful. We were the only tourists in the neigbourhood, regional neighbours were very kind." (Review by Fabienne from France)"The location of Casina di Rosa is fantastic. It is in a very small village south of Siena. Civitella Marittima still retains the true essence of Italy and has not been spoilt by tourism. The people are friendly from the owners to the shopkeepers and the lady who waved each morning from a nearby window. Civitella Marittima is also well located for visiting other places in Tuscany. In our week long stay we visited Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pisa, Lucca, Pienza, Castiglione della Pescaia and Siena. Each morning we strolled up the hill to the local bakery. We bought tomatoes and mozzarella at the local dairy and the restaurant that Gloria and Marcel recommended was great. (La Locanda nel Cassero) But we have to say our favourite was the pasta shop that made the most wonderful Truffle salsa. We really enjoyed cooking in the kitchen at Casina di Rosa.The building was beautiful and immaculate inside. The village is very peaceful. We spent most of the time in the kitchen or on the seats outside the front door. But the whole house was very good, especially for the price!!"(Review by Carleen and Richmond from New Zealand)"Casina di Rosa sits just on the edge of the center of the hilltop village of Civitella Marittima in southern Tuscany, just 35 minutes south of Siena. The house itself sits at the intersection of two streets, but motorized traffic is rare, though foot traffic more common and it was always a pleasure to greet passers-by, if we happened to be sitting out on the little terrace. It is in a residential neighborhood, with an approximate two minute walk up to the center of town and the "business area." There are lovely town and countryside views (particularly from the bedroom window)and the glow of the rising morning sun on the surrounding buildings, with the swallows circling overhead is not to be missed. Civitella itself, is perfectly located for day trips to a myriad of Central and Southern Tuscany sites and has quick and easy access to the main north-south highway in the area. [...] The furnishings are wonderful, a mixture of old and newer, all in excellent shape and exactly in character with the house. The house is perfectly suited for two people, with an eat in kitchen with three chairs and two comfortable love seats in the sitting room. The house is spotless.The good "surprises" we had already gotten wind of by reading the reviews on this website, but they were still so very nice to experience! [...] We arrived at the house escorted by our wonderful hosts, Gloria and Marcel, to find a gift basket set up on the kitchen table, with wine, pasta and sauce, a meal ready to put together! A fresh bottle of delicately hued (and delicious!) olive oil from Gloria's fathers olives awaited our taste buds. [...] The dresser in the bedroom displayed a vase of beautiful, fragrant, fresh flowers that lasted the whole week of our stay. The sitting room was well stocked with guidebooks and recreational reading. The materials given to us by Gloria and Marcel included detailed instructions as to the layout and location of all the businesses in Civitella, recommendations for restaurants and ideas for outings and activities. We also opted to rent the cell phone that was offered and found it very convenient to have. The moms even got calls on Mother's Day! [...] Our hosts! Gloria and Marcel embody the open heartedness and kindness that renew your faith and assurance that we all are in fact, members of the global human family. You are warmly welcomed and realize immediately that you do indeed already have friends in Italy. Gloria (Italian) and Marcel (Canadian) both speak excellent English. They answered all of our questions and assured us that we could call at any time with any further questions or concerns. It is obvious that they greatly enjoy meeting their guests and as guests, we could not ask for more. We absolutely and highly, recommend staying at Casina di Rosa. We do indeed hope to return in the future, hopefully for a longer stay."(Review by Laura and Brent)

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