Province of Arezzo

Holiday in Tuscany villas, far from the madding crowd



Province of Arezzo

The province of Arezzo attracts numerous tourists for its beautiful holiday homes in the Casentino or accommodations in the Val di Chiana, as well as for the Tuscan villas for rent. Arezzo, today a town of goldsmiths and antiquarians, whose monthly antique fair is the most important in Italy, is also famous for its annual revival of the medieval tradition of the “Giostra del Saracino”, Joust of the Saracen.
But actually Arezzo is much more than that.
Important Etruscan centre known to the Romans as Arretium, it was a wealthy polis famous for pottery which made its way through the classical world. Florence conquered it at the end of the 13th century during the battle of Campaldino, made famous by Dante, at the time exiled in the Casentino.
A period of decline followed.
Great alterations to the urban walls were made by the Medici. The Medici Fortress in Arezzo, on the top of the hill, dates from that period and it was during the work of fortification that two great masterpieces of Etruscan bronze sculpture came to light: the Minerva and the Chimera now in the Archaeological Museum of Florence. The main square, Piazza Grande, once the Roman forum, is dignified by the Loggia built by the native Giorgio Vasari, the grand-ducal architect par excellence. At the highest point of the city, on the ancient “poggio di San Donato” stands the cathedral built in the 13th century on the site of a Benedictine church. The imposing building we see today is the result of a long process that lasted right up to the 16th century. Here it is worth visiting the highly impressive fresco of Mary Magdalene by Piero della Francesca which, together with his History of the True Cross, in San Francesco, are unanimously regarded dramatic masterpieces of European Renaissance art.
The noblest building in the city, for its antiquity and for the history to which it bears witness, is the parish church of Santa Maria, known simply as La Pieve, housing the Virgin with Child and Saints by Pietro Lorenzetti. Anyone aiming to discover the Tuscan art treasures, especially in Arezzo and Siena, has to become acquainted with the Lorenzetti brothers, Pietro and Ambrogio, who rank in importance with the greatest of the Italian Sienese School. Their empirical exploration of linear and aerial perspective led to an increasing rendering of space thus anticipating the Renaissance and winning for modern visitors that enduring feeling of time and space which turns a voyage into a human and spiritual adventure.
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Cortona - RIF. S22
Accommodation Type: Bed and Breakfast
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

These elegant and comfortable accommodations near Cortona are recommended for those who want to combine a relaxing holiday with the true lifestyle of a Tuscan family. Located on the hills of Cortona, the first written records of these buildings date back to the second half of the 18th Century when it was a farm producing extra-virgin olive oil, grain and the tobacco for the famous Tuscan cigars. The smaller building, now completely restored, was in fact once used for drying the tobacco leaves. Today, only the external walls and some parts of the interior remain of the original building, due to extensive restoration in the 1970’s.
The Bed & Breakfast consists of three comfortable double bedrooms furnished with antiques, each with private bathroom and a spectacular view over the surrounding medieval castles, villages and countryside. Guests also have full use of shared rooms such as the library, the sitting rooms and the dining room. Outdoors guests can enjoy the swimming pool, the park, the orchard with an amazing view of Cortona and a garden with a panorama drifting from Montepulciano to Sinalunga and Monte San Savino.
The buffet breakfast is very rich. On request dinner can be prepared with traditional Tuscan dishes and guests will all be seated around the same table like traditionally the large Tuscan families used to, and still, do.
These Tuscany vacation rentals are in an ideal location for those wishing to spend a quiet and pleasant vacation in  
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Lucignano - RIF. S216
Accommodation Type: Apartments
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Medieval village
Province : Arezzo  

This charming apartment for rent in Lucignano is located on the summit of this beautiful medieval walled hill-top village, near Arezzo, famous for its unique elliptical shape and concentric streets. Right next the Museum and the old Town Hall, and between the Church of San Francesco and the Collegiate Church, this large and bright flat is on three floors and can comfortably accommodate 6 people. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with fireplace and a bathroom with shower. On the first floor there is a twin bedroom, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. On the second floor there is another double bedroom,a studio and a large bathroom with both bathtub and shower.
This lovely holiday apartment in Lucignano is in an ideal position for all those wanting to enjoy life in a medieval village, with its quaint corners offering shops and restaurants, as well as a perfect starting point for tours of some of the most important art centres of Tuscany, easily reachable thanks to the well served public transport of this area. 
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Lucignano - RIF. S217
Accommodation Type: Apartments
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Medieval village
Province : Arezzo  

This lovely holiday apartment in Lucignano is located in the historic centre, right on the remarkably conserved medieval walls of this beautiful hill-top village in Val di Chiana, near Arezzo. Obtained from the restoration of an old medieval building, this bright flat is on the ground floor and consists of a living room with double divan bed, dining area and fully equipped kitchenette, a storeroom with washing machine, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The apartment also has a terrace with an outstanding view over the Val di Chiana where one can enjoy alfresco dining.
This charming apartment for rent in Lucignano, famous for its unique elliptical shape and concentric streets, is ideal both for those wanting to enjoy life at its full in a medieval walled village, with its quaint corners offering shops and restaurants, as well as for those with cultural and art interests being near to some of the most important art centres in Tuscany, easily reachable thanks to the well served public transport of this area. 
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Loro Ciuffenna - RIF. S19
Accommodation Type: Apartments
Area: Chianti  Position: Medieval village
Province : Arezzo  

These holiday homes in Tuscany are in the hamlet of Poggio di Loro, on the Tuscan Apennines, in the centre of the region, which stretches itself out around a castle and a beautiful church whose origins are lost in the mists of time. Documents of 1247 attest to the existence of the castle which, with its tower still inhabited today, reminds people of the power the village had in those days. Walking down the narrow, curving streets, among the stone houses skilfully chiselled by the stone-cutters, one can’t help remaining pleasantly surprised by the care and love of the few inhabitants of this village, who have succeeded in maintaining its charm and energy, in respect of the past. And so one can encounter old stairways, adorned with plants, pots of herbs and pastel coloured flowers, ancient wrought iron railings and banisters, small windows behind which one can catch a glimpse of the brick and wood beamed ceilings, and doors still with their ancient bolts. At 650 meters over sea level Poggio is entirely surrounded by chestnuts, cypresses, pine and oak trees punctured by clearings that offer unforgettable views of Prato Magno and of the gigantic cross that crowns it. Summer days are celebrated by feasts in outdoor places organized by the local shopkeeper and a group of people who love this wonderful village. In this context a big, old, stone building has been renovated with expert attention to details. These three holiday apartments in Tuscany have been created in r 
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Castiglion Fiorentino - RIF. S202
Accommodation Type: Apartments
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Medieval village
Province : Arezzo  

This comfortable apartment for rent in Tuscany is located in the beautiful walled town of Castiglion Fiorentino, situated on a hilltop at 345 metres above sea level, overlooking both the Val di Chiana and the Val di Chio as well as the Preappenines. The flat gives onto one of the typical ‘borghi’, wards, of town. The accommodation is on three levels and has recently been tastefully renovated preserving the details of the original structure such as the vaulted ceiling and the stone wall. The entrance leads into the living room with kitchenette and eating area. Stairs lead down to the sitting room with double sofa bed and a toilet, whereas the stairs leading up bring to the double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
This lovely holiday apartment in Castiglion Fiorentino is in an ideal location for those wishing to spend a quiet and pleasant vacation in a typical medieval town, as well as an excellent point of departure for those with cultural and art interests. In fact, the city lies right in the centre of a triangle formed by Florence, Siena and Perugia.  
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Lucignano - RIF. S190
Accommodation Type: Holiday Farmhouse
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This lovely holiday home in Tuscany is within walking distance (500mt) of the remarkably conserved medieval walled hill-top village of Lucignano, near Arezzo (at 29km), famous for its unique elliptical shape and concentric streets. Part of an old Tuscan farmhouse, this holiday accommodation is on the top of a hill and enjoys a striking view of the most beautiful side of Lucignano. The country house, 90 sqm, is on two floors connected by a wooden staircase. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher and microwave oven, a storeroom and a large living room with fireplace. Also available a washing machine and Internet Wi Fi. On the first floor there is a double bedroom, one bedroom with twin beds, and a bathroom with shower. The farmhouse is surrounded by tall, thick hedges. On one side of the holiday home is a garden leading to the swimming pool (10x5 mt, open May-Sept), equipped with deckchairs, beach umbrellas and a shower. The swimming pool is to be shared with the owners (who are living in the other half of the villa).
This villa with pool near Lucignano is in an ideal position both for those wishing to spend a quiet and pleasant vacation in the countryside and for those who have cultural and art interests. Lucignano itself is to be visited, offering many quaint corners as well as shops and restaurants. Furthermore, it is well served by public transport being near the main roads and railways for some of the most important art centr 
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Lucignano - RIF. S111
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This wonderful villa with pool in Tuscany is located at 2 km from the remarkably conserved medieval walled hill-top village of Lucignano. Set on the hills separating the Val Di Chiana from the Senese area, this beautiful villa is surrounded by olive groves and woods. Recently renovated, so as to guarantee guests a pleasant and comfortable stay, the holiday home has been conceived following the regulations of positive environmental impact assessment: a ventilated roof, solar panels for hot water, a double water system for drinking water and rainwater recovery, a photovoltaic module to produce electricity for all needs such as air conditioning in summer and heating in winter. The villa is on two floors and consists of a large living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge and toaster, furthermore a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower (suitable for the disabled), a room with twin beds and en-suite bathroom with shower and a toilet, all on the ground floor. The kitchen leads outside to a beautiful veranda, for outdoor meals. On the first floor there are a double bedroom with bathroom and Jacuzzi bathtub, 2 rooms with twin beds and en suite bathroom with shower, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. Also available to guests are a swimming pool (9x5, open May-Sept),, garden furniture, air conditioning, Sat Tv, Internet Wi Fi, Hi-Fi, washing machine and barbecue. Pets welcome.
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Pieve Cenina - RIF. S21
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Casentino  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

Located in the east-centre of Tuscany, this lovely and independent holiday house is located in a beautiful green area rich with interesting sites to visit. Surrounded by a 800 sqm garden, fenced and absolutely private, this typical stone holiday accommodation dating back to the beginning of 1900 has recently been renovated and has all kinds of comforts. Set between the villages of Borgo il Santo and Pieve Cenina, all the facilities one may need are at just 4 km. This country house surrounded by cypresses and olive trees is ideal for a relaxing holiday in total privacy and also for excursions to the Casentino Natural Park or to the Holy Hermitage of Camaldoli and La Verna, two wonderful monasteries, belonging to the history of Saint Francis. The beautiful art centre of Arezzo is at only 15 km. 
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Chiassa - RIF. S158
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Casentino  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This lovely villa with pool in Tuscany is located at 450 m above sea level on the hills north of Arezzo (at 9km) with a panoramic view over the town and its surrounding hills. The accommodation is a traditional Tuscan stone farmhouse, 250 sqm, surrounded by 5 acres of countryside, including a shaded garden, a barbecue, a beautiful infinity edge saltwater swimming pool (11x5mt, open May- Oct) and a terraced olive grove and orchard. The villa consists of a large lounge area with fireplace and games, including darts and a pool table, a double bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor, while upstairs there are four bedrooms (2 double and 2 twin), a bathroom, a newly fitted kitchenette and a south-facing living/dining room. At guest’s disposal also a washing machine and a table tennis.
Around the house there is plenty of space for relaxing in the shade or getting a suntan. Activities available in the area are hiking, biking, swimming, playing tennis and horseback riding.
A perfect accommodation near Arezzo ,the town, setting for Roberto Benigni's Oscar-winning movie "Life is Beautiful", for visiting both this and other Tuscan art centres such as Cortona at 35 km, Pienza 60km, Montepulciano 50km, Siena at 70 km and Florence at 80 km. Nearest restaurant and food shop at 3 km. Internet wi fi connection 
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Civitella Val di Chiana - RIF. S163
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Medieval village
Province : Arezzo  

This lovely Tuscany villa for rent is located right inside the ancient city walls of Civitella in Val di Chiana, a beautiful fortified hill town with the ruins of a 13th century castle. The entrance of the holiday home faces the castle whereas the back has a spectacular view over the Chiana Valley towards the medieval town of Cortona. The accommodation is on two floors. On the ground floor there is a large dining room, a double living room with fireplace and upright piano, a fully equipped kitchen –including dishwasher and washing machine-, a study/bedroom and a bathroom. The living room, with a wonderful view, opens out onto a stone terrace, whereas the kitchen leads to a glass enclosed veranda. On the second floor there are 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is also furnished as study. The villa is elegantly furnished, some are 19th-century furniture, is full of books of all genres, and has Wi-Fi. Outside there is a small lawn with lavender and rosemary shrubs and a large exotic tree.
Civitella has 2 restaurants, a small grocery shop with fresh bread every morning, a post office and an antique shop. Nearby are available swimming pools, tennis courts, horseback riding and spas.
An ideal accommodation in Tuscany for a holiday far from the madding crowd, where one can experience the true essence of a Tuscan medieval village, yet close to most Tuscan art centres, such as Arezzo, Montepulciano, Cortona, Siena, and Florence as well as near to 
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Marciano della Chiana - RIF. S110
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This beautiful villa with pool in Tuscany is located on a hill covered in olive groves right in the heart of the Chiana Valley near the medieval town of Marciano della Chiana, site of the famed Battle of Scannagallo, when in 1554 the Republic of Siena was defeated by the Duchy of Florence resulting in its loss of independence and absorption into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. This elegant villa still preserves vestiges of its ancient grandeur in the frescoes discovered during the recent restoration. The holiday home can comfortably accommodate up to 22 people and is on two floors. On the ground floor there is a full equipped kitchen, a dining room, a large living room with fireplace, a double bedroom with a bathroom appropriate for disabled people, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, as well as two bathrooms. On the first floor there is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and Jacuzzi, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two suites with double bedroom, en-suite bathrooms and a living room with divan bed. Beside the main building there is also a small cottage with kitchen, double bedroom and a bathroom, as well as a terrace. The villa is surrounded by a two hectare garden with meadows, olive trees and a wood of ash, oaks and age-old cypresses. A large swimming pool (14x7mt, open May-Oct) completes the property. Other facilities: Internet wi fi, barbecue and washing machine.
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Cortona - RIF. S86
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This beautiful holiday home near Cortona, is located at a 15 min drive (15km) from this famed Etruscan and medieval town, main cultural and artistic centre of the Val di Chiana after Arezzo. The cottage is the outbuilding of an old farmhouse, dating back to the 18th century, where the owners live. According to local authorities, the farmhouse was in ancient times used as a resting place for travellers and their horses, from which derives its unique and exquisite farming architecture. Positioned on top of a hill, the cottage enjoys a breathtaking view over the typical Tuscan countryside of wheat fields, sunflowers, olive groves and cypresses. The house has recently been renovated in respect of the traditional rural style together with simple elegance and modern comforts. Furnished in very good taste, the cottage, all on the ground floor can guest up to 6 people, consists of a very bright living room (with a single sofa bed), fire place, full equipped kitchen and comfortable 2 bedrooms (1 double and one with twin bed, convertible into double) with En-Suite bathrooms; an additional sofa bed is located into one bedroom. Outside there is a porch for outdoor meals, a barbecue and a small private garden with a wonderful view over the countryside. Also available a swimming pool (12x6mt, from 1 to 2 mt deepth, open May-Oct), shared with the owners who will avoid disturbing the guests’ privacy. On request mountain bikes as well as delicious homemade Tuscan dishes made by the ho 
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Castiglion Fiorentino - RIF. S170
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This lovely stone villa is located on the hills between Arezzo (18km) and Cortona (12km), only few minutes from Castiglion Fiorentino (3km), a lovely medieval village dominating the green valleys of the Val di Chio and the Val di Chiana. This strategic position offers a breathtaking view over the surrounding landscape and its age-old olive groves, abounding in beauty and history. The holiday accommodation is very comfortable and has prestigious fittings such as the old terracotta tile flooring. This Tuscan villa is on 2 floors and can comfortably accommodate 8 people. On the ground floor there is a large living room with a fireplace, a small dining room with kitchen corner (oven, fridge with freezer, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine), a bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom with shower, a small cupboard and access to a porch where to enjoy together al-fresco dining and the superb view. On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms with scenic terraces, a bedroom with twin beds, 2 bathrooms, one fitted with a shower and the other with a bathtub. Windows with mosquito nets. Air conditioning and internet wi fi at guest's disposal.
Outside guests also have access to a large, beautiful garden with olive grove and a swimming pool, 6x12mt open May-Oct, with deckchairs and equipped with spa and waterfall jacuzzi jets. Pets are welcome. This villa with pool near Cortona is in an ideal location for those wanting to enjoy a quiet, peaceful Tuscan holiday as well as v 
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Arezzo - RIF. S162
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Casentino  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This beautiful Tuscan villa near Arezzo is located on the hills, surrounded by woods in a natural oasis of peace. Recently renovated, this villa with pool in Tuscany preserves the traditional characteristics of the Tuscan style, a warm ambience radiates from the antique wooden beam ceilings, the terracotta tile flooring and the original stone walls. The living area and bedrooms have been carefully furnished with original antique Tuscan pieces. This independent holiday home is on two floors, for a total of 450 sqm. On the ground floor there is a living room with Sat-TV, a dining room with fireplace, a reading room, a TV room and a room outfitted for breakfast, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave oven and dishwasher and 3 service bathrooms. On the first floor there are 5 double bedrooms (1 with French bed) and a suite with living room and fireplace, 6 bathrooms fitted with showers. Each bedroom has personalized colours, a breathtaking view from the windows, Sat-TV, mini-bar, telephone, and internet connection.
The villa has a large garden with a big swimming pool (8x16 m) provided with deckchairs, beach umbrellas and a refrigerated poolside bar, ideal for enjoying long hours in the warm Tuscan sun. Further garden furniture is available for al fresco dining.
Next to the villa is an independent cottage where the owners live, allowing guests total privacy as well as a convenient support for info or more for an entirely enjoyable Tuscan holiday. The owners will 
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Arezzo - RIF. S113
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Chianti  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This luxury villa in Tuscany, is located on the green hills facing Arezzo and enjoys a breathtaking view. This fantastic holiday accommodation is surrounded by 3 hectares of olive and cypress groves totally fenced where guests can stroll in total relax. The villa can comfortably accommodate 20 people and consists of 8 bedrooms and 2 apartments (connected to the main house), all elegantly furnished and provided with air-conditioning with control device, a mini-bar, a coffee machine, a safe, flat-screen Sat TV, telephone, modem plug and many other comforts and services. For dynamic activities a swimming pool (11x9, open Mar-oct), tennis court and a fitness room are available. Enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful large park that surrounds the villa and of the solarium/terrace overlooking Arezzo. Relax enjoying a movie, from a wide selection of film library, on widescreen as if at a movie theatre. In the garden there is also a room with Jacuzzi bath (6 places) for a total relaxing time. Pets accepted.
This villa with pool near Arezzo is in an ideal location for a relaxing holiday as well as a perfect starting point for tours of art centres and medieval villages.
Ground/Basement Floor: 3 Large living room, one with fire place, and with bar and movie widescreen. Full equipped kitchen, laundry and cellar, bathroom with toilet only, large dining room, and the 2 studio apartments (52sq.m each) with double bed, 2 single beds, and En-Suite bathrooms with Shower ( 
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Cortona - RIF. S274
Accommodation Type: Villas
Area: Val di Chiana  Position: Countryside
Province : Arezzo  

This magnificent villa is located at 400 m from the lovely town of Cortona, one of the most beautiful and renowned towns of Tuscany. An important Etruscan settlement, Cortona today is a medieval jewel on the side of a hill dominating the Val di Chiana.
This elegant villa is situated in a wonderful panoramic position, surrounded by the typical Tuscan countryside and olive groves, in a perfect location for a lovely and relaxing holiday, yet with the advantages of being within walking distance from the town centre.
The property consists of two independent villas, at 50 m from each other, that can either be both rented together, accommodating up to 12/15 people, or separately. Each house has its own private swimming-pool (both ca. 4x8 m) with a panoramic view over the Val di Chiana and the beautiful church of Santa Maria Nuova. The main villa has an infinity edge pool while the outbuilding’s has lovely Roman steps: the perfect spot to enjoy the landscape “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Other facilities are a car park, barbecue, washing machine and tumble dryer (on request). Also available: tastings, breakfast, lunch, dinner and cooking lessons.

On arrival there will be a welcome basket with homemade products, especially prepared by the owner, a local chef.
In Cortona, thus within walking distance, guests will find restaurants, shops, museums and many works of art. Other beautiful Tuscan art cities easily reached are Montepulciano (at 30 km), Pienza (45 km), Montalcino (65 km), S 
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