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Casa Colle Cetonawww.casacollecetona.com
Vacation Rentals, Italy, Tuscany
Charming 17th c. stone house in scenic village on Monte Cetona, Val d'Orcia
Location: Fonte Vetriana, Sarteano, (province of Siena)
Casa Colle Cetona – charming 3 bedroom 17th cent. stone house in Val d’Orcia: www.casacollecetona.com. Special offer for Slow Travel guests: 10% discount on bookings for any two week stay, or 15% discount for any three-week stay through November 2013.
Discounted prices starting at Euro 405 per week for six guests.
Details at: www.casacollecetona.com
Casa Colle Cetona
Our house, Casa Colle Cetona, is situated in a traditional village, Fonte Vetriana, located at 750 m altitude on the side of famous Monte Cetona. From each window of the house guests enjoy a startlingly beautiful view of the unspoiled hills of Val d'Orcia.
Built in the 17th century, the stone house has been lovingly renovated and the original Tuscan materials such as the terracotta floors and chestnut beams have been painstakingly restored.
Casa Colle Cetona is furnished with antique furniture and features:
- a living room cum kitchen with historic working fireplace and original stone sink;
- 3 bedrooms with double beds that accommodate 6 guests;
- a bathroom equipped with shower and a washing machine;
- central heating;
- antique wood burning bread and pizza oven;
- a ground floor storage area ideal for storing bicycles; and
- a private garden with panoramic view of Monte Cetona.
Guests of Casa Colle Cetona enjoy a 50% discount at the wonderful thermal swimming pool at the Parco delle Piscine, Sarteano, located 5 km from the house.
The Village of Fonte Vetriana
Fonte Vetriana, a village in the municipality of Sarteano, is located in the unspoiled hills of Val d'Orcia in the province of Siena. Perched at 750 meters altitude on the side of Monte Cetona, Fonte Vetriana enjoys a splendid panorama of rolling green hills and medieval cities. This sunny hill-side position ensures a pleasant temperature year-round.
A living village barely touched by tourism, Fonte Vetriana provides visitors the opportunity to savour the real Tuscany. The village has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and the remains of these prehistoric settlements can be visited in the village today. Since the 17th century, three families have inhabited Fonte Vetriana; their descendants reside in the village to this day. Presently the lands surrounding the village are farmed.
Location of Fonte Vetriana
Fonte Vetriana provides an ideally located base for exploring the villages, art and cuisine of Tuscany and central Italy. The village is:
- located in southern Tuscany, 2 hours north of Rome and 1.5 hours south of Florence;
- situated in the heart of Val d'Orcia, an area designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage
- surrounded by renowned Medieval and Renaissance landmark cities such such as
Montepulciano (28 km); Pienza (38 km); Siena (85 km); San Casciano dei Bagni
(12 km); Cetona (12 km); Chianciano (20 km); and Montalcino (54 km); and
- conveniently located only 14 km from the Chiusi-Chianciano exit of the A1 Rome-
Florence motorway and 12 km from the Chiusi-Chianciano rail station.
Activities in Fonte Vetriana
Fonte Vetriana is also perfect for nature lovers: beautiful hikes and bicycle rides lie just outside the door of Casa Colle Cetona. Monte Cetona is laced with unpaved roads that wend their way up the mountain to the 1148 meter peak. The commanding view from the top of Monte Cetona extends from the hills of northern Lazio to Umbria to the Maremma area in Tuscany.
A masterpiece of medieval architecture also lies close to the village: the famous Spineto Abbey, constructed in 1085 by Benedictine monks of the Vallombrosian order, is located just 2 km from Fonte Vetriana.
Company: Casa Colle Cetona
Name: L-A Jepsen
Street: Villaggio Fonte Vetriana 7
Zip/Postal Code: 53047
Phone: +41 (0) 22 730-8343; +41 (0) 787 46 77 33
Website: www.casacollecetona.comE-mail: Click here to send an e-mail inquiry
Listing #2916, on Slow Travel since 4/12/2007
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