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Casina di Rosawww.casinadirosa.it
Vacation Rentals, Italy, Tuscany
Vacation house in Alta Maremma, between Siena and Grosseto
Location: Civitella Marittima
Casina di Rosa is a wonderful opportunity for the independent traveller seeking privacy and a pleasant atmosphere. It is an ideal base for sightseeing trips or for relaxing and experiencing daily life in a traditional Tuscan village.
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The house is completely independent and has been recently restructured. It consists of 3 rooms (kitchen, bedroom with lounge area and bathroom) and is furnished with original pieces and new items in traditional Tuscan style.
It can comfortably accommodate 2 people (3rd bed available).
It has airconditioning for the summer months and can be heated by electric airpumps and fireplace in the winter months.
The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed a large armoir and a chest of drawers for use by our guests. It has a lounge area with two sofas, coffee table, and a bookshelf with guidebooks and maps for our guests to borrow. The bedroom also has a TV with DVD player and an I-pod/MP3 reader dock station with radio.
The kitchen is fully equipped to allow our guests to be self-sufficient. It contains a gas stove, electric oven, refrigerator with freezer compartment, toaster, filter coffee maker and electric kettle. There is a stone fireplace and a table and chairs for eating.
The bathroom is completely new and outfitted with fixtures from Ideal Standard: WC, sink, bidet and shower.
The veranda at the entrance to the house is ideal for sitting outside or for cooking on the barbeque.
The house is also provided with washing machine, iron, hair dryer, and electric heater for the bathroom. Towels are provided for the bathroom, and kitchen.
A selection of maps and guidebooks is available for our guests to borrow.
We also have a book exchange library! Guests are welcome to leave their novels behind and pick some of the onese which are part of the Book Crossing Program!
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Casina di Rosa is located in Civitella Marittima, a small village that lies in the hills between the Tuscan Maremma and the Colli Senesi (Siena 35km; Grosseto 30km). The village, home to 350 people, was originally settled during the time of the Etruscans, but experienced its major development in the medieval period.
The area surrounding Civitella Marittima has been declared "Distretto Rurale Europeo": it remains one of the few areas in Europe in which nature still comprises the major economic resource. The uncontaminated environment makes this an ideal location for vacationers looking to immerse themselves in nature.
Civitella Marittima is well connected to the surrounding villages (Roccastrada 13km - Paganico 8km) and also to Siena and Grosseto: the village is only 1km away from highway SS223 that connects Siena and Florence to Grosseto and the Tyrrhenian coast.
Great cities of art such as Siena and Pienza, archeological parks such as Roselle, Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano, or the fascinating Tyrrhenian coastal towns of Castiglione della Pescaia, Punt'Ala and Orbetello are all reachable in less than one hour's drive.
Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Rome are all reachable in about 2 hours. The village is well connected by the buses than run along the main Siena-Grosseto line.
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For lovers of culture, a visit to the cities of art of the area such as Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca is highly recommended.
It is possibile to visit any of these cities as a day trip, leaving from Casina di Rosa in the morning and returning the same evening, although to fully explore all of the treasures of even one of those cities would require months! Rome is easily reached by car or by train from Grosseto.
To experience the history of the region, we suggest a visit the the Etruscan-Roman ruins in the archeological parks found in Roselle, Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana. The Etruscan Necropoli are a treasure of immense value and are to be found only in this area.
Also of interest are the numerous medieval castles and abbeys in the vicinity such as Abbey of San Lorenzo, San Galgano, Monte Antico, Casenovole, Poggio alle Mura, Pienza, San Gimignano, Volterra, etc.
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For nature lovers, the surrounding countryside offers numerous trails for walks, hikes and mountain biking.
Nearby Monte Amiata features mountain trails and Monte Labro and the Argentario penninsula are home to two of Italy's largest national parks.
The Tyrrhenian coast, which annually receives recognition for the quality of the water and its beaches, is only a short distance away. Soak up the sun on the beaches of Alberese, Castiglione della Pescaia, Punt'Ala, Argentario and the islands of Elba and Giglio.
Natural hot springs are nearby and open to the public year round (Petriolo 13km, and Saturnia 20km).
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Tuscany has a long tradition of fine cuisine. Here in the Maremma you can sample traditional dishes prepared with fresh, quality ingredients. Hunting is very popular in the area and many restaurants offer menus based on local game such as wild boar, pheasant, hare and deer.
For lovers of fine wine, we recommend a visit to the nearby vinyards of Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello wines, or to Montepulciano (Rosso di Montepulciano), Scansano for its Morellino, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni for the Chianti. Civitella Marittima is located in the Montecucco D.O.C. region. All local restaurants have an extensive wine list.
We can help you organise olive oil tasting day tours, wine tasting day tours, cooking classes, "discover lavender" day trips, "discover Tuscan honey" day trips and more! We can also arrange one-to-one Italian lessons!
*** All these activities are exclusively available to the guests of Casina di Rosa.
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Casina di Rosa always puts together special offers for your vacation in Tuscany: "Happy Weeks" and "Last Minute Offers".
Sometimes, we offer one week at a special reduced price, a savings of 25% over the regular cost.
We have just reopened after 8 months of renovations. To celebrate the new look of our beloved Casina di Rosa, we offer a 20% discount on our regular price for reservations between June 26 and July 10 2010!
And for reservations of two consecutive weeks anytime this summer between July 24th and August 28th, we offer 100 euro discount!
Fall 2010 - Happy Weeks!
From Saturday October 23rd to 30th, one week costs 320 euros instead of €350!!!
And if you stay for two weeks in November 2010, the rental price is even lower!!! Only 600 euros, and no extra costs!!!
Please, visit the website of our vacation house in Tuscany for details. Thank you!
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Company: Casina di Rosa
Name: Gloria Cappelli
Street: Via del Colombaio 1
City: Civitella Marittima
Zip/Postal Code: 58045
Website: www.casinadirosa.itE-mail: Click here to send an e-mail inquiry
Listing #1083, on Slow Travel since 12/12/2003
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