Description of holiday villa in Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany
The beautiful Villino Blu stands in a panoramic and quiet position on the slopes of Pratomagno in the heart of the Upper Arno Valley, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and offering a spectacular view of the valley.
Nearby, the ancient Via dei Setteponti curls along a hilly and panoramic route dotted with many small towns rich with history, Roman churches, and medieval hamlets.
Its favorable position in the central area of Tuscany makes it easy to reach the principle Tuscan art cities like Florence (50 km), Siena (60 km), Arezzo (30 km) and Pisa (120 km), both by car and train, as the railway station is only 10 km from Villino Blu.
About two kilometers away is the village of Loro Ciuffenna, where many characteristics of this ancient medieval hamlet have been preserved – like the PIEVE DI SAN PIETRO A GROPINA, an 8th century AD Roman parish church – and where visitors can find typical restaurants and shops, supermarkets, bars, banks and a pharmacy.
The unpaved road leading to Villino Blu is reserved exclusively to guests and the entry to the villa is provided with an automatic gate.
The villa is immersed in a charming garden of approximately 1,500 square meters that is enclosed by hedges, flowers and roses, and equipped with a barbecue, lounges, a 6 x 12 meter pool that is 1.40 meters deep with lateral steps. There are also three covered garages at guests’ disposal.
The villa is nicely furnished, very spacious and comfortable:
ON THE GROUND FLOOR:
A living room with two sofas (one is a queen size sofa bed) and two armchairs, provided with satellite TV, video and DVD player, PlayStation2 and Internet ADSL.
A large kitchen/dining area for up to 12 persons, equipped with refrigerator, freezer, oven, dishwasher and four-burner stove (methane gas); direct access to a patio furnished with tables and chairs for dining outdoors.
Also on this floor is a double bedroom with a bathroom with a shower and washing machine.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR:
The hallway leads to three double bedrooms and one bedroom with bunk bed, where it is possible to add an extra bed.
There is a bathroom with a bathtub, and a bathroom with a shower and a terrace with a panoramic view.
The Pieve di San Pietro a Gropina is the most visited church in the province of Arezzo: a splendid Roman construction with very particular features, splendid capitals, and a unique pulpit that derives from the ancient ruins of a Longobard church lying beneath the pavement.
Its simple sandstone ‘a flaretto’ (in thin layers) façade reflects the motif of the three naves inside. Inside the church, we find a pulpit that is considered the artistic treasure of the Pieve di S.Pietro a Gropina.
The opportunity to admire this unique and particular ancient church, a masterpiece of 8th century AD architecture, where art becomes symbolism and mystery, makes the trip worthwhile. I must add that, during my visits to Tuscany, I have seen many pulpits, but never one like this one. Indeed, there are no others so ancient and peculiarly built with knotted columns. This type of column represents the great mystery of Faith and the Holy Trinity with its three equal but distinct beings: Father and Son are represented by two knotted columns, and the Holy Spirit is symbolized by the knot.
Accommodation, Facilities and Services
|Suitability:||Smoking Allowed, Pets Allowed|
|General:||Central heating, Electric Fan/s, Internet Access, Computer, Hairdryer
|Bedrooms:||5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
4 Double/s, 1 Single/s with ensuite
the single bedroom is conpoed with castel bed more 1 extraction under bed
1 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s
|Lounge:||Seating for 12 people
TV, Video, Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Tape player
|Dining Area:||Seating for 12 people|
|Kitchen/Utility:||Oven, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Iron
|Outdoors:||Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Balcony, Patio table, Patio chairs, Outside shower
|Access:||Car essential, Garage, Private car park
Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included, Cleaning extra
Cleaning extra foer euro 15/hour
|02/10/10 - 04/12/10||€1,440.00|
|04/12/10 - 11/12/10||€2,170.00|
|11/12/10 - 18/12/10||€1,440.00|
|18/12/10 - 25/12/10||€2,170.00|
|25/12/10 - 21/12/10||€2,910.00|
|01/01/11 - 23/04/11||€1,440.00|
|23/04/11 - 25/06/11||€2,170.00|
|25/06/11 - 27/08/11||€2,910.00|
|27/08/11 - 01/10/11||€2,170.00|
|01/10/11 - 03/12/11||€1,440.00|
|03/12/11 - 10/12/11||€2,170.00|
|10/12/11 - 31/12/11||€1,440.00|
|31/12/11 - 07/01/12||€2,910.00|
Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.
Deposit/Booking Notes: Condizioni di prenotazione: 30% di deposito, (confermata deposito)
Accettiamo il pagamento finale da parte
Carte di credito travel check - - in contanti
Dal 02/05/09 al 17/10/09
I piccoli animali sono ammessi
(Per compagnia) al costo di € 30,00 a settimana
Pulizia Finale obbligatoria
€ 13,00 a persona ( tariffa minima € 104,00 )
Cauzione € 350,00
è da pagare in loco in contanti al portachiavi . (Verrà restituito dopo che la proprietà viene lasciata in ordine.)
( gas metano)
€ 1,00 al metro cubo ( quando è necessario )
€ 15,00 all'ora
Location of holiday rental in Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany
|Holiday Type:||Local Nightlife, Historic/Sightseeing, Family|
|Local Activities:||Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Gym, Zoo, Local Market|
Location descriptionTESTIMONIALS OF THE GUEST
» Nicolò g. italy (04/01/2009)
Hello Paolo, First of all we thank you for the hospitality and welcome super, congratulations again to the house and all the comforts made available !!!!!!
Ciao Paolo, innanzi tutto vi vogliamo ringraziare per l'ospitalità e l'accoglienza super, complimenti ancora per la casa e per tutti i confort messi a disposizione!!!!!!
» Tobias j. germany (29/10/2008)
Hi Paolo, Our holidays in Villino Blu was good... better... oh no - it was excellent :) We all had a great time in Italy - thank you! greetings from Germany Tobias
» david g. england (21/08/2008)
Pool was excellent, owner very friendly and helpful - giving us several gifts, including fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and eggs and even a chocolate cake! He also advised us on parking and driving to Rome. Local town of Ciuffenna had a good range of shops - butchers, bakers, small supermarket, pharmacy. Enjoyed meals in the local restaurants.
» Thierry j. belgium (20/08/08)
Dear Paolo, we had a wonderful time at Villino Blu... Special greatments of all the guests to you and your wife. Bye, Thierry
» Leenaerts holland (01/08/08)
The kindness and hospitality of " paolo" addressed our very. The willingness to explain to something and reception with among other things bread and wine, ham and eggs does not encounter you fast. In short: Italian hospitality!!
Regina and ragnar norway (16/07/2008)
Dear Paolo and Annalisa, You have been great hosts, and your regular gifts of fresh eggs, vegetables and ham made us feel even more welcome. The house is perfect for families with or without children, and very secure so the small bambinos can not run away. The standard is impeccable, and you were always available in case of questions, and we, our children and grandchildren loved the place. The only suggestion we have is that you will make (or put on your website) a small booklet with simple information about shops, restaurants etc. in the nearby area, as there are so many fantastic things to see (so we have to come back!!) We wish you all the best, and we have many good memories from our stay in Villino Blu. With best regards Regina and Ragnar
attached you find our valuation.
It was so great to stay at your house! Thank you a thousand times!
If the valuation above is meant like a school grade (1 = best grade; 5= worst grade) in all
categories it`s definitely the best grade!!!! There is just one word to describe the
accommodation: PERFECT !!!!!
It is a stunning place to stay. We had a very warm welcome of the owner and if there was any
problem he always was there to solve it (to be honest there were nearly no problems to solve
The equipment leaves nothing to be desired; above all to have a dishwasher was great.
It was fantastic to stay at Villino Blu and every one of us 12 guests would recommend it to
Bastian, Joanna, Markus, Josalda, Barbara, Hedi, Peter, Ante, Amandine, Tobias, Sabine,
Kylie W Singapore
We had a wonderful stay and couldn't have been happier. Villino Blu was as perfect in reality as it was on the website. We were overwhelmed by our host Paolo's generosity and the warm and friendly welcome we received. Our friends who joined us were equally impressed and also loved their stay at Villino Blu / Loro Ciuffenna. The only reason we rated the equipment as 4 (& not 5) was we would have liked a microwave, however, this is extremely minor and did not detract from our stay. We enjoyed our time at Villino Blu so much that we have recently recommended the Villa to some of our Australian friends who will be visiting Tuscany in July 2008 – we hope they take our advice; they won't be disappointed!
Don H. and Kylie W.
Bernhard z. Deutsch
Liebe Vermieter, eigentlich wollte ich auf italienisch schreiben - aber nun doch auf Deutsch. Die Familie Z. und T. möchte sich ganz herzlich bei Euch für den tollen Urlaub bedanken. Ihr habt ein wunderbares Ferienhaus, was uns aber am meisten berührt hat war eure Herzlichkeit und Gastfreundschaft. Vielen, vielen Dank. Ihr habt uns als Freunde und baldige Wiederbesucher gewonnen. Es waren herrliche, erholsame Tage. Die Kinder waren begeistert und auch wir Eltern haben die Zeit sehr genossen. Ein ganz herzliches Dankeschön an den Opa. Die frischen Eier und die Feigen waren köstlich. Ganz herzliche Extragrüße an ihn ! Wir sind nächsten Sommer wohl in Schweden. Vielleicht kommen wir aber Pfingsten - wenn wir dürfen. Auf jeden Fall werden wir in zwei Jahren wieder nachfragen, ob euer wunderschönes Ferienhaus Villino Blu frei ist. Ganz liebe Grüße von allen Z. und T. Bernhard Z.
Patrick, monique & eva o. netherlands
We were in your villa 2 till 9 June 2007 and we had al wonderful time in Italy. The villa is super! We are planning
to come back some day. We hope then we have nice, sunny weather so we can swim in the beautiful pool. A special
thanks to Paolo who did everything for us to feel very comfortable and welcome in the villa! Kind regard, Patrick,
Monique & Eva O. The Netherlands
Frank en mariëlle z.
Dear mr. Paolo Redditi, We had a very pleasant vacancion at Vilino Blu. Greetings family Z.
David F. D. England
Dear Paolo and Annalisa,
Once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villino Blu. Thank you for the kindnesses and the hospitality you showed to us during our stay,it was much appreciated.
With our best wishes to you and your family,David and Sandra D.
Joel W. Ontario
This is a nearly new, large and beautifully maintained house. The surrounding property, including the large pool are private and very attractive...rose bushes in abundance. The property is well located, especially if Cortona, Florence, Chianti, Arezzo, Perugia, Asissi are on your visiting list. Most importantly, the owners are a wonderful couple, extremely kind, helpful and generous. They live in a separate home nearby.
Margriet R. Holland
It was a beautiful house and the owners were very friendly !! I have told my friends about our fantastic vacation in Italy and specialy
Greetings Margriet R.
Sara W. England
Your villa was truly beautiful and we could not have wished for a better place to spend our holiday. Your hospitality was exceptional and made us feel very welcome.
We would recommend Villino Blu to all of our friends and hope that we will return and spend another relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.
Jim M. Canada
Thank you very much for the wonderful holiday in Tuscany I miss the sun and the pool and the company. I have told everyone what a wonderful villa you have. Kathy
Bob B. California
We had a party of 8 adults with very diverse tastes and we all agreed the vilino blu was an excellent selection in a beautiful area. You have easy access to Siena, Florence, Assisi, Pisa, Lucca, Arrezzo and obviously loro Ciufenna. You will not be disappointed if you stay with Paolo at the Vilino Blu..
Jane C. France
"Cette location est de très bonne qualité et correspond au descriptif donné. Elle est très propre et d'entretien facile. L'équipement est satisfaisant. Le jardin et la piscine sont très agréables. La piscine est grande et bien entretenue. Elle est bien située, facile d'accès, près d'un très joli village Loro Ciuffenna. L'accès à Sienne, Florence, et aux villages du Chianti est très facile. De belles randonnées pédestres sont possibles autour du village. Les propriétaires sont d'une très grande gentillesse et à l'écoute si l'on rencontre des problèmes."
Mari K. Helsinki Fi
Hello and regards from Helsinki. We were in Villino Blue last summer and
enjoyed a lot, your house is so beautiful ! Hospitality was allso super,
thanks a lot.
Stig G. Stockholm
Sig Paolo, Sig Pietro and Signora Annalisa
Now we have all safely returned to Stockholm after a wonderful journey! I am very satisfied and happy that this project of mine – celebrating my birthday together with my family, could come through. All are happy for the experience and in good health back in their daily routines.
Staying with you was the best start one could think of! Your house the wonderful Villino Blu situated in the beautiful Loro Ciuffenna, provided the best possible facilities for our stay.
A special thanks to Sig. Pietro for his warm reception when we arrived, to Ms Annalisa for handing over the house in excellent order and perfectly kept.
For the nice bakery (Italian Tartlet) that you Paolo came with. I will never forget the fresh vegetables, eggs, sausages and prosciutto brought by mr Pietro.
THANK YOU for everything!
I’m sending here some of the many pictures taken during our stay. We would love to come back!
All the best from Berith & Stig
Judith C. Quebec Canada
"Notre visite à la villa de monsieur Paolo va demeurer, pour nous, un souvenir impérissable. Les lieux sont d’une propreté et d’une élégance exemplaire. Rien ne nous a manqué, parfaitement équipée la maison est conçue pour que les espaces de vie soient multiples et invitants. Le vaste aménagement extérieur est parfaitement entretenu et la piscine impeccablement nickel. La localisation de la villa, tout près d’un joli village du Chianti, au cœur de la Toscane et à 60 kilomètre de Florence et d’Arezzo en font un endroit idéal pour visiter la région. Mais, par-dessus tout, c’est la chaleur et la gentillesse de la famille qui nous a tous séduit. On ne compte pas les attentions auxquelles nous avons eu droit. La discrétion dont tous les membres de la famille savent faire preuve est une autre illustration de l’hospitalité non envahissante de ces gens merveilleux. Paolo, a lei e alla vostra famiglia, mille grazie. "
Maria K. England
“You have made us feel very welcome, your many gifts have been wonderful. we, and own children, feel that is truly in a bellissimo country.
Fank B. Belgium
"The family owner is very sympathique."
Elisabeth p. France
"La maison est magnifique ainsi que le jardin et la piscine les photos sont fidèles a la réalité. les loueurs étaient charmants et attentionnés nous avons été gatés de fruits de légumes et d'oeufs frais.nous avons passé d'exellentes
Christine M. England
With reference at our holidays in the beautiful Tuscany four weeks ago;
This was the first holiday in ltaly for our farnily .
What ajoy!! Our soon Jane and her husband have discovered "Villino Blu" in intenet under the
link " Rent Houses in Tuscany ".
We turn back in England unwilling because we have had so much fun with us, and this holiday was
We stay very well in your Villino Blu , in Arezzo. We send you our congratulations' for your
beautiful Villino Blu. Your house it’s very big and roomy for give hospitality for 11 guests; the
quality ofthe furnishing it’s very luxurious, very comfortable , clean like a mirror, and the rooms
are very wide.
I think that’s the best accommodation in the zone.
For us Tuscany it’s the most enchanting region ofltaly, and it’s sure that Villino Blu is very
Thursday the day of our arrival; we wake up in the early morning to go at the airport to fly till Pisa
then rent a car and driving till Villino Blu, when we arrive we where very tired.
We grateful of your hospitality and to give us wine, oil, ham, fruit and vegetables; this was a
We thank you for your kindness and we hope that in the future we can came back.
We where very happy to your father too and we wish at all your family all the best.
We don't hesitate to recommend "Villino Blu" at our friends. We have just described your house
and we continued to make the complains at your house.
|Nearest Railway Station:||Montevarchi and San Giovanni Valdarno||12km|
|Nearest Ferry Port:||Livorno||150km|
|Nearest Bus Station:||Loro Ciuffenna||2km|
|Nearest Beach:||Tirrano Sea and Adriatico sea||150km|
|Nearest Pub/Restaurant:||Loro Ciuffenna||2km|
How to reach Villino Blu
Exit at ‘Valdarno’ of the Autosole A1 Milan-Rome Highway: COMING FROM EITHER MILAN OR BOLOGNA (e.g. FROM THE NORTH), TAKE THE SECOND EXIT AFTER ‘FIRENZE SUD’; COMING FROM ROME (e.g. FROM THE SOUTH), TAKE THE FIRST EXIT AFTER ‘AREZZO’. Turn right and follow the signs for Terranuova Bracciolini, then for Penna and after that for Loro Ciuffenna (about 8 km from ‘Valdarno’ exit). After having passed the village of Penna, you will find a long straight street (approx. 2 km), at the end of which is a roundabout. Turn right and enter into the village of Loro Ciuffenna: turn left in the direction of Castelfranco di Sopra and, after about 2 km, on the right you will find the sign to Villino Blu (turn right) after approximately 300 meters.
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|Languages Spoken:||English, german, Italian|
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|Owner joined website:||11 February 2009|
|Property listed since:||12 February 2009|
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