Lucia's Villa




General Description


In the area of Barberino Val d’Elsa, on the summit of a hill, 310 metres above sea level
lie a group of houses and a villa which preserve the name of the ancient “Castello di Cortine”
(Castle of Cortine) attested to it in 1037.
The word “cortine” comes from neo-Latin; from the term “curtis” meaning court.
Cortine, this very ancient Tuscan castle, stands among vineyards,
olive groves and woods on the watershed of the Elsa and Pesa valleys.
Here the silent magic treasure of a thousand years of collaboration between
a generous soil and an extraordinary line of descendants is preserved.
'Oh Guests' of this ancient abode, now is the time to lose yourselves
in these surrounding lands which are rich in traces of Etruscan roads
and memories of Roman conquerers.
In medieval Tuscany Cortine was an important meeting point between Florence and the Via Francigena for Rome;
it lies very near the scene of the deadly duel between the council powers of Florence
and the aristocratic pride of Semifonte.




Accommodation Description


This lovely villa is 350 sq. metres Sleeps 10 people

As you go through the large gate you will come to a private car park with its independent entrance in front of the first of the gardens belonging only to the guests of “Castrum”.
On the ground floor is the large salon, a spacious and functional kitchen, a dining room with fireplace, a T.V. room,
 a double bedroom and a bathroom.
 A side entrance takes you directly to another large garden with a swimming pool
 reserved exclusively for guests of the Villa.
Arriving at the first floor from the grand salon we find two double bedrooms each with bath,
 two single bedrooms each equipped with two single beds and another bathroom.
There is also a narrow terrace with beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside
 which runs almost the entire length of the Villa and is accessible from two of the bedrooms.

Private garden   Private Pool         Floors : 2              Bedrooms : 5          Bathrooms : 3         Shower : 3
Double beds : 3         Bedrooms with Twin beds :2       Kitchens: 2        Diningroom     2 Sittingroom
s    2 Fireplaces




Equipment & Services


Home Catering      Chef Service           Babysitting service        Conference room       Fireplace     Firewood
             Linen included          German spoken       Spanish spoken        English spoken     French spoken          Kitchen Towels        Laundryroom        Parking area            Satellite Tv              Telephone        Kettle       Fridge                          Oven                    Cooker                   Cot / Crib                 Dishwasher                   Fireplace                   Toaster         
Barbecue           Video Tape                       Telephone      Computer/Internet            Safe       Central Heating
   Hair dryer             Iron        Cd/Dvd player                  Radio/Stereo            Satellite TV                   TV Antenna               
 Alarm clock               American coffee machine           Garden furniture                Washing machine




Rental Price    Conditions & Extras


Minimum stay 7  

 Euro 4.200,00  to Euro 7.000,00 
depending on the week



Arrival Saturday from 4pm to 7pm
    Departure before 10am
    Damage deposit  Euro 500
    Final Cleaning Euro 150
    Heating consumed per mq Euro 3,10
    ElectrictyEuro : 0.35 x kw
    Extra cost per bed Euro : 50
    Cot Euro : 52
    Animals extra Euro : 50




Distances from the Villa Sport Activities & Attractions

Main Road Km : 1             Nearest village Km :2
From Station Km : 8             From Shops Km :2
From Restaurants Km : 2       Bus Stop Km :2
From Firenze Km : 32        From Siena Km :  30km 
   From San Gimignano Km: 20   From Arezzo Km :83
Castellina in Chianti Km: 8
Pisa/Airport Km :  100            From Sea Km :100
Tennis courts Km : 1             Golf court Km :8
Horse riding Km : 1                 Gym Km :8
Fishing Km :    8                   Playground Km:2


Craft Courses
Mountain Bike
Cooking Lessons
Garden Tours
Pottery Lessons
Art Lessons
Wine Tasting
Jim - Fitness
Termal bath    Sauna
Shiatstu  Yoga



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