This fairy tale medieval castle, once property of the notorious Borgia family, is exceptionally well situated on the borders of Tuscany and Umbria on the shore of the lake Trasimeno and offers 7 bedrooms and 6 baths. Today, after many centuries of history, it appears in its present form, imposing stone facade with one tall tower, Renaissance arches, cross vaulted ceilings, large stone fireplaces, lovely flooring of oak parquet or terracotta. In the last two years the owner renovated some areas inside the castle such as bathrooms and two bedrooms. The castle interiors, decorated with splendid frescos, are very tastefully furnished with elegant and valuable pieces of furniture. This exclusive atmosphere represents a unique experience. In the serene countryside, where the stillness is punctuated only by the sounds of wild birds and the cicadas, it is hard to imagine that Hannibal celebrated his great victory over Rome on the shores below. It is the ideal location for relaxing and visiting the enchanting villages of Umbria: Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto and Gubbio. Tuscany is right next door, starting with the village of Cortona, making it ideal for experiencing the wonders of Italian cooking and wines. Italians come to the resort village of Passignano, situated below Il Borgia, for its charming lakefront embarcadero where restaurants line the shore and ferries take visitors to the interesting islands dotting the lake. This provides an ideal location for guests to blend with the locals and enjoy Italy's most charming roots like a native.
Lovely holiday villa with private swimming pool near San Casciano dei Bagni, Tuscany, Italy. This welcoming villa is surrounded by the countryside and its position is perfect to explore the entire Tuscany and the nearby Umbria. Casa Olivia is part of a renovated farmhouse. The other part of this property is used as a storage. Externally, this villa for rent has a large garden full of plants and trees and which hosts a beautiful private swimming pool and sunbeds. There is also a little terrace furnished with table and chairs to have al-fresco dinings. Inside, this villa rental is tastefully furnished following the typical Tuscan style and it has all kind of appliance. A few kilometres away from the villa guests can find attractive hamlets and villages such as Pienza, Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, Contignano, Bagno Vignoni, Radicofani and the famous area of Crete Senesi, stretching from the provinces of Siena and Arezzo until Mount Amiata (1738m above the sea level). San Casciano dei Bagni, with famous thermal springs and spas, is just 12km away from the property. The house is accessed via an unpaved road of around 1.5km.
The unique Villa on sand in the whole Tuscany coast, Casamare is situated on the beach front, only 15 meters from the shore. The location is absolutely extraordinary being the house only few steps away from the sea. The villa is rather simple with typical tuscan rustic style, but it offer all comforts. There are terracotta floors and wooden ceilings, 2 fire places, a special and particular atmosphere which is balanced by its unique and charming location. Not only the house is right on the sea, and surrounded by a big private pine wood, but it is also located only 4 km away from the exclusive ancient town of Castiglione della Pescaia, recognized as the best water and sea location in Italy in 2014. There are 3 floors so that it gives freedom and privacy to guests.
Holiday house surrounded by greenery in Massa della Lucania. Ideal position for excursions across the National Park of Cilento. Cilento e Vallo di Diano National Park is the second largest park in Italy. It stretches from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Apennines in Campania and Basilicata, and it includes the peaks of Alburni Mountains, Cervati and Gelbison and the coastal buttresses of Mt. Bulgheria and Mt. Stella. The extraordinary naturalistic richness of the heterogeneous territory goes hand in hand with the mythical and mysterious character of a land rich in history and culture: from the call of the nymph Leucosia to the beaches where Palinuro left Aeneas, from the ruins of the Greek colonies of Elea and Paestum to the wonderful Certosa of Padula.
Beautiful apartment for rent in panoramic location in Atrani, a few kilometres away from Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast, South Italy. Atrani in a tiny sea village, with its 1 square km area is considered the smallest municipality in Europe. However, it offers any kind of service (shops, restaurants, bars, beach, supermarket etc.) and it's free from crowds of tourists, differently from other coast towns. La Terrazza di Atrani is a wonderful apartment for rent, perfect to spend a holiday a few steps from the sandy beach. Outdoor, guests can enjoy one of the most stunning views over the Atrani inlet and the shining Mediterranean Sea. This pretty apartment has a large outdoor area, composed by terraces equipped with dining and living furnitures, flowers and palm trees. Inside, the apartment disposes of any comfort in its bright interiors and it's elegantly and tastefully furnished. Car is not necessary as the bus stop for the local buses is at only few meters from the apartment; ferries and hydrofoils to Capri, Positano, Salerno, Sorrento etc leave from the tourist port of Amalfi.
Located in the countryside, near the historic town of Locorotondo, sleeps 6, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large swimming pool and gardens. Trullo Carolina guarantees privacy and comfort as well as a wonderful pool where you can enjoy precious moments of relax with friends and family, a large garden with a barbecue area that will make unique your holiday during the spring and the summer periods as well as a beautiful fireplace that will make the ambience warmer and comfortable in the colder periods. In the Itria Valley, a few hundred meters from the ancient village of Locorotondo lies this "trullo" that has been tastefully renovated, preserving the original characteristics of the old structure, ideal for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of Puglia. Trulli Carolina is ideally located and only a short distance, approximately 2km's from the local town of Locorotondo. Also within a short drive are the historical centers typical of Apulia, Cisternino, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Ceglie and Ostuni. Alberobello is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its many trulli, restaurants and local shops. Surrounding Area: Placed in a strategic position, ?Trulli Carolina? is only some steps away from Locorotondo, which is approximately 1km from one of ?the most beautiful villages in Italy? and in the beautiful Itria Valley and not far from the sea. Just a few minutes drive by car are white villages of the Itria Valley like: Cisternino, Locorotondo, Ostuni and Martina Franca rich in events throughout the year. Only 20 km from the equipped beaches of Capitolo or from the free beaches of Torre Canne. Only 5 km of (which is ideal for children) is the amusement park of Zoosafari and Fantasyland. At about 20 km the spectacular scenery of the Caves of Castellana Grotte, and the spectacular coastline resort of Polignano, with spectacular cliff diving normally during the month of August. Torre Guaceto State Nature Reserve and Marina, a protected area where you will find unspoilt beaches, clear waters. Various wilde life, Ideal for bird watching, and walks along the beach and sand dunes, an area well worth a visit.
Villa Casanova is a typical Tuscan homestead from the early 1800's located in the unmistakable Chianti Classico countryside a short distance from the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, on the Via Chiantigiana - a rural route that runs from start to finish through the renowned vine-growing and wine making region. The farmhouse, with its stone facade offering 9 bedrooms and 10 baths, is set in vineyards and olive groves and looks out over a breathtaking panorama. The interiors are typical of Tuscan rural architecture, with floors in handmade Florentine red brick and exposed-beam ceilings. At Villa Casanova, the elegance of tradition is reinvented to coexist with such modern luxuries as the pool and the private well being suite. Each of the tastefully-appointed guest rooms has a private bath, satellite TV, minibar, air-conditioning, and wireless Internet. Safe and phone service. Ample parking. Villa Casanova consists of two buildings: the main house, where the guest rooms are located, and a second, facing building furnished and organized as a large veranda dining area for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The location, close to such important cities of art as Siena, Florence, and Perugia, makes it the ideal accommodation for visitors who come to Italy for cultural tourism.
Beautiful villa rental with private swimming pool and Jacuzzi on the hills of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy. This splendid villa with private swimming pool has a nice garden , perfect to spend the hottest days during the summer season. The garden hosts an outdoor patio equipped with a barbecue, table and chairs to have al-fresco dinings, a gym with steam shower, a ping-pong table and a Jacuzzi. Inside, this villa for rent offers any kind of comfort (household appliances, Wi-Fi, mosquito screens, air-conditioning etc.) and has large and bright interiors, tastefully furnished in typical Tuscan style. From this villa guests can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view over the valley and Arezzo. The strategical position of this villa allows guests to easily reach by car all the main art cities in Tuscany and its surroundings. Guests can also take advantage from the nearby Arezzo train station with daily links to Rome, Siena and Perugia. At guests' disposal: extensive gardens beautifully furnished with tables and chairs for al-fresco dining, barbecue area with traditional oven, private swimming pool (circular shape, diameter 8m, depth 1.4m), outdoor jacuzzi (5 seats, heated), outdoor shower, ping-pong table, gym and hydromassage/steam shower (located in an independent outbuilding), mosquito screens in all the bedrooms, wi-fi internet connection.
Beautiful villa rental with private swimming pool and panoramic view on the Amalfi Coat, Sourth Italy. This villa is perfectly located in Praiano, a small fishermen village. There guests can find shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and any service. This villa for rent has large outdoor areas, which include furnished gardens perfect for al-fresco meals and a vegetables garden, avaiable to guests when in season. This holiday rental is structured in two levels. On the upper level it offers a beautiful panoramic private swimming pool to enjoy sunsets and the splendid atmosphere of the Amalfi Coast. A casa is not needed as the bust stop SITA is a few minutes away by walkinh and the buses reach any close town. The beaches are a few metres away and guests can reach them by descending a public staircase.
Villa Saida is built respecting the traditions of Tuscany, using materials available in the area, like wooden beams and rafters handcrafted on local walnut. Also materials for roof and floor are handmade in Tuscany. Certainly modernity is not forgotten. The value of the structure does not derive only from the high quality of the materials and from many comforts, but also from its location: in fact, on an area from where we can enjoy an unique view of the Alpi Apuane (the marble mountains), the Rocca Ariostesca in the centre of Castelnuovo, reachable walking on a shaded road, the Monte Alfonso and its fortress (that is part of the natural park of the Alpi Apuane) and finally the Appennino. In the river Serchio Valley we can see the Villetta bridge, one of the highest rail bridge of Italy. On the left we can admire the Pania della Croce, while on the right the beautiful "Pania di Corfino", a rocky group on which there is the Orecchiella Park, and at the far end the pass of the Radici inside the Appennino Park that, when snowy in winter, is a incredible sight. The area offers the possibility to practise many sports (trekking, golf, mountain bike, horse riding, in addition of the near tennis courts and soccer fields). Also other outdoor activities are available for a complete relaxation. A little farer than twenty kilometres there are the Bagni di Lucca baths, already famous at the roman age, where there are particular kind of warm and healthy waters and mud. Many Tuscan tourist resorts are easily reachable: art and historic towns like Lucca, Pisa, Firenze are close to the Villa. Less than an hour is needed to reach the Versilia seaside, while in winter there are many locations where we can go skiing (Careggine, Casone di Profecchia, Abetone, Radici e Val di Luce). PARK: The Villa lies in a wonderful garden of about 4.066 square yards, confines with the wood at one side and has a fence all around with an entrance equipped by an automated gate and divided in two: one for cars and a second for persons. POOL: Heated (14 solar panel). The pool, from where you can see a wonderful sight, is 14 X 6 meters and constantly deep 1,50 meter .+ Hydro massage area of 90 cm. depth. about. There are four positions for water message and is equipped by garden furniture like easy chairs and beds for sun baths. Altitude 360 mtr. (400 yards) DISTANCES: the center of Castelnuovo Garfagnana is about 800 mt far and can be reached on foot very easily. The OWNER lives about 2 km from the villa, so he is available for any need of the renters. The villa offers a very good privacy; only when cleanings of the pool, and garden maintainance are necessary, the owner can come to the villa, but he is glad to arrange this with the renters in advance, and come when they prefer.