|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We have 4 house wit the same characteristics: Colline, Campagna, Valdarno, Pratomagno
Typical country house from the restoration of an ancient farmhouse, a small residential apartment with living/dining room with double divan bed, kitchen corner, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower.
On Pratomagno a balcony with the view in Pratomagno Mountain , and in Campagna a great bedroom with a additional single beed , can guest until 5 persons
Farm Holiday il Palazzo
Residence In the Touscany's hills, deep in Chianti Arezzo Territory , where The Arno Valley meet tha Ambra vally, that's acroos by de road to Siena, Crete senesi, and Orcia Valley. Deep in the Tunscany's hearts.
From the restoration of an ancient farmhouse a small residential group comprising just 9 apartments for holiday purposes has recently been created and is set in 44 ha of grounds delimited by a small forest at the bottom of the Arno valley; in the great garden ours pool, barbecue, chairs and table; around the silent and the green.
The Property: Lawn (7.000 m2) with several terracings surrounding the house and in one of which a beautiful swimming pool has been built (16x8) and which is linked to a children’s pool (4x4), a small house for use when at the pool with a changing room and toilet facilities, ancient wood burning oven, ping-pong and washing machine. Upon agreement with the owner guests can make use of a spacious (unfurnished) reception room with fireplace on the gr. fl. for communal activities.
Mountain bikes are available (Euro 11/day/per bike).
We are Fabrizio and Emanuela, from decades we take care ours farmhouse il Palazzo; with restoration of the ancient farmhouse to 9 houses, we sharing, with ours guest, the wonderful and lucky experience, of enjoy of this places an tradi di godere di questi luoghi e tradizioni, che rendono unica la Toscana
The pleasure to know and travel through our guests, with them we sharing experience and emotions.
The complex of the Farm building housed several families; a great environment in the woods that seemed perfect to share with those who had the desire to live in the country landscape
The quiet, the green, the views, the short distances to the centers of art and interest of Tuscany, easy to reach from all directions
Just home from two wonderful weeks at La Spiga. Excellent quality accommodation with fab pool. Perfect base for visiting places like Florence, Arezzo, Siena etc and just as nice staying and relaxing by the pool. Some very nice restaurants in the local villages and also big hypermarket in nearby Montevarchi so you can easily cook and eat in if you prefer. Emmanuela and Fabrizio were lovely hosts and live onsite also.
Only slight negative worth noting is that the windows do not have mosquito screens and as it was very very hot during our visit, we really had to keep windows open and so got bitten loads!
Stayed in Il Palazzo La Spiga in June '09 and enjoyed a lovely holiday there. The pictures on the site don't do the property justice as it's extremely well looked after and furniture in our apartment was newer and nicer than that which was photographed.
The pool is fantastic, seating around the pool is good quality and it's just very peaceful all in all. The apartment we stayed in was nice with a big good quality bed, sheets etc. Bathroom and kitchen was clean etc but could have done with some dishes that could go in the oven and bowls for mixing things - if you're intending to cook more would be helpful. There are about 10 apartments or so there and although there were very few people there while we were, we did notice when the apartment next door was occupied, we could hear a bit of noise from there but it wasn't bad enough to make it uncomfortable.
The BBQ is quite a distance from the accommodation which made it impractical to use. There wasn't any communal seating in the grounds so that we could sit out and enjoy the view in the evening - if you're in a ground floor apartment there are tables /seats for each one it appeared but if you're upstairs then you may have a balcony but it's quite high so you don't get to enjoy the evening views - some apartments don't have balconies so worthwhile checking if there is somewhere to sit out.
The road into the property is quite a bumpy gravel road with quite bad pot holes so do take it easy driving in but for the peace and quiet it's worth it.
There is no tv or radio in the apart.
There is a lake /pond near the house (behind a fence and about 100 meters away) which is probably the reason there are some mosquitos around. They weren't too bad while we were there but we were each bitten quite a number of times. There were no grilles on our windows so at night it got quite hot as you couldn't really leave them open (mozzis) but the owner kindly gave me a fan which helped a little. If I went again, I would take a mosquito net.
The house is about five minutes drive to Levane (smaller supermarket), 10/15 to Montevarchi (big supermarket) and 20/25 to Arezzo. It took us about 40/45 mins to reach Siena and there is a train from Montevarchi to Florence so that you don't have to drive - fast train takes 40 minutes. The house is very well located for visiting Chianti and Tuscany.
We would certainly consider returning. The owner was extremely nice and helpful. Lovely holiday!
Nous passé d'excellent vacances et avons beaucoup apprécié notre gîte (trés propre et bien aménagé). Nous avons bénéficié de la piscine ce qui nous a permis de récupérer de nos longues balade à vélo. Le Chianti et l'huile d'olive de Fabrizzio sont délicieux, n'hésitez pas.
Le gîte est bien placé pour visiter le Chianti vers Sienne et les montagnes vers Poppi.
N'hésitez pas à demander à nos hôtes de bonnes adresses pour: le marché de produits locaux, une pizzeria, un bon restaurant, des idées de visite .... Ils sont de bons conseils.
Merci encore à Emmanuella et Fabrizzio pour leur accueil chaleureux.
Nous avons passé quinze jours chez Fabrizzio et Emmanuela ; leur accueil a été chaleureux et leur disponibilité pour répondre à nos questions ne s'est jamais démentie.
Leur logis est bien situé pour visiter la région ; Florence est très accessible (50 mn de trajet) par le train et les alentours pleins de charmes. Levane offre le nécessaire pour vivre agréablement et la trattoria est très sympathique.
Vous avez compris que nous recommandons ce séjour.
È stato un bello soggiorno. La casa è in un posto benissimo per visitare Arezzo, Siena, Firenze e la regione del Chianti. La panoramica e molto bella e tutto è tranquillità. Soltanto devo dire che la cucina non era molto sistemata, il divano letto era orribile e c'era qualche nido di vespe vicino a la porta di casa.
Just 3.7 km away the village of Levane (various shops), 8 km Montevarchi (railway station from where in abt. 35 minutes you can reach Florence’s central station which itself is just a few hundred metres from the cathedral), 25 km Arezzo (an important Medieval city and which is also renowned on account of its artisan industry in crafting gold), abt. 40 km from the area of Pratomagno (Poppi, Chiusi della Verna, Bibbiena, etc.).
Within a 30 km radius the most exclusive areas of the famous Chianti Classico full of prestigious agricultural estates and famous villages such as Radda, Gaiole, Greve and the Castle of Brolio.
Extensive views over the hills and the forest bordering onto the Arno river and which you can reach along signed and pleasant pathways and which continue along through an interesting and protected area.
Florence, Firenze, Arezzo, Siena, Montevarchi, Pergine V.no; Laterina, Ponte a Buriano, Cortona, Civitella della Chiana, Val D'arno, Val Di Chiana, Poppi, Montevarchi, Loro Ciuffenna, San Giovanni, Chianti, Rada, Gaiole, Bucine, Val d'Ambra, Ambra, Castelnuovo Berardenga, San Giovanni , Valdarno, Anghiari, Caprese Michelangelo, Monterchi, Castiglion Fiorentino, Fiesole, Foiano Della Chiana, Borro, San Giustino V.no, Castiglion Fibocchi, Pratomagno, Colline, Figline V.no, Incisa, Reggello, Castel Franco, Di Sopra, Cavriglia,
Other Activities: Historycs Tours , Shopping, Museums , tasting