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Casa Castello

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Castel San Niccolo, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany
The villa sits on the side of the hill overlooking the town & the river valley. Higher up on the hill is the Castel San Niccolo which gives its name to the district. Casa Castello is constructed of local stone & the origins of the house date back to the 13th century when it was the servants quarters to the castle.

The Casentino district is famous historically as the home of painter Piero della Francesca, for the battle of Anghiari, as birthplace of Michelangelo and site of the Franciscan abbey at la Verna. Its local cuisine features wild game including wild boar, hare & rabbit as well as being a distinctive wine growing district where you can travel the 'Strada da Vini'.

The town boasts a local swimming hole & picnic spot on the river & swimming pool, and a 9 hole golf course in only 5K away in Poppi. The t...
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Listing #HL114110
About the Owner
Alison P
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2010
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

Just back from an amazing 12-day break at this beautiful Tuscan hideaway, and it really is hidden away. The property is reached by climbing a steep cobbled path, through an impressive gateway and along a woodland path. It is a secluded paradise but you still...More

Thank RachaelH941
Management response:Responded 9 October 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Castello and made the most of the lovely Casentino district. The weather was strangely changeable this year but sounds like you coped and made it work for you. Hopefully you may be able to have...More

Reviewed 25 June 2014

Trip advisor review My friend and I went on a four week sojourn of Italy - and Casa Castello was our absolute highlight. The house itself is gorgeous - it's rustic, extremely comfortable, and there's a breathtaking view from every window. Small but decent bathroom....More

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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We arrived late in the afternoon and were met on time by Alison, our charming host. She proved to be very knowledgable about the local area and its history and customs and gave us excellent suggestions. Everything we needed for a great week's vacation in...More

Thank 06Karen
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
Additional amenities & feature info
The villa offers complete privacy and is located in extensive grounds with gated entry. There are 2 double bedrooms upstairs and a downstairs bedroom with 3 single beds (as is usual in Italy all double beds will separate to become twins & 2 singles can be combined to become a double).

The lounge room overlooks the town & the river and each of the bedrooms have sweeping views of the valley.

The kitchen is fully equipped with oven & cooktop, pantry, cooking implements & crockery for everyday use & more formal dining. Kitchen has table & chairs for 4 & an open fireplace.

Bathroom has a bath with shower over the bath, toilet & bidet and a separate laundry has trough & washing machine. Dining room has table & chairs to seat 10.
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    2 Twins
    2 Fulls
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Security deposit payable on arrival 200 euro refundable on departure. Cleaning costs 100 euro payable on departure.
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About the neighbourhood
Situated only 55 Ks from Florence and a half hour drive to Arezzo there are many possibilities for visiting sites of historical interest as well as enjoying local festivals.

Arezzo is famed for its monthly antiques fair which takes place in the streets & historical piazzas, also known for the sites where 'Life is Beautiful' was filmed.

Local festivals in the region include potato festivals, mushroom sagras, an historical farm machinery & threshing festival. Known also as a stone carving & wood carving region there are biennial festivals for both in alternate years.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Florence: 55.0 km
Railway: Poppi: 5.0 km
Ferry: Ancona: 120.0 km
Fly to Pisa ( Easyjet have the best deals & most accesible schedules .... but Ryanair also fly to Pisa)

Bus to Florence ( 1 hour) & connecting bus to Strada in Casentino (1.5 hours) Buses all connect @ SITA bus station opposite train station in Florence

For information on hire cars try TravelJigsaw .... pick up from either Florence or Arezzo

Closest airports are Florence or Pisa but Rome or Milan are also accessible. If you are trying to find Strada in Casentino on a map or with Google maps it is often listed as Castel San Niccolo.

DRIVING from FLORENCE... Drive east (upstream) along the banks of the Arno towards Pontassieve, continue through & follow signs to Consuma. After the Passo del Consuma follow signs for Poppi or Bibbiena until you find signs for Strada in Casent...
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 80.0 km.
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