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Villa Tramonto

Cetona, Siena

A/C
All the bedrooms, living room, dining room and billiard area have air conditioning with individual climate control. There are 400 kwhs per week of electricity included in the price. Usage over this allowance is paid on-site in Euro.



BBQ
There are two wood fired BBQs and ovens: one located down by the pool and another inside the main villa.



Car Needed
It is necessary to have a car at this property.



Cleaning
A refresh cleaning with towel change two days per week is included in the price - This service neatens the bedrooms and living areas, and it does not include cleaning the kitchen. Additional light housekeeping with a 3 hour minimum per visit may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. Advance notice is required and is not available on Sunday. This service is paid on-site in Euro.



Closest Airports
TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino 2 hours
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa 5 hours
National and InterEuropean: Florence Peretola 90 minutes
National and InterEuropean: Pisa Galileo Galilei 2.5 hours



Driving Times
Sarteano or Cetona: 10 minutes; San Casciano dei Bagni: 15: Chiusi with train station or Chianciano Terme: 20; Radicofani: 25; Montepulciano: 35; Pienza or Castiglione del Lago (Lake Trasimeno): 40; Orvieto: 45; Cortona or Arezzo: 50; Perugia or Montalcino: 60; Florence, Siena or Assisi: 90; Rome: 120.



Language Spoken
The owners live nearby and do not speak English. They may have an English speaking friend assist them with the check-in.



Internet Access
For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), DSL WiFi is provided. Multiple users within range of the stationery modem have Internet access. The modem's range covers the main villa's ground floor.



Heat
Heating is paid on-site in Euro. Two baskets of firewood for the fireplace are included in the price.



Interior Décor
Farmhouse (circa 1700) - Gutted and professionally reconstructed with meticulous care. Features modern fixtures, baths and kitchen. A classic farmhouse and cottage decoratively furnished creating an inviting ambiance while preserving Tuscan character with original terracotta floors, thick beam ceilings, an open hearth fireplace and an 18th-century wood oven.

Interior Amenities: All eight air conditioned bedrooms have their own en suite bathroom equipped with a hairdryer. All windows are screened. There is one bedroom in the cottage that is semi-interred and should be avoided by any guests with allergies. The focal point for a large group is the square dining table seating all and allowing guests to face each other. The entry foyer features a billiard table.

Layout Notes: The property is made up of the main villa and a separate cottage on a level below. Bedrooms vary in shapes and color schemes. For outdoor dining, there is the option of the furnished patio just outside the main villa entrance or the covered furnished patio by the pool that is a level below the cottage.



Kitchen
The main "country style" kitchen is a long room separated into three areas: the appliances on one side include a six burner stove top, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and electric mixer; a large wooden table in the middle serves as a preparation area; an 18th-century wood burning oven and a waist-high fireplace are at the opposite end. The cottage has a full kitchen equipped with a stove top, oven, fridge and dishwasher.



Meals
To ensure availability of a cook for lunch or dinner, order this service at the time of booking. A minimum number of 8 guests are needed to order this service which is paid on-site in Euro. Guests can choose between a traditional Tuscan dinner or a pizza night. Meals are not available on Sundays and Tuesdays and the pizza night is not available on the day of arrival.



Minuses
While there are a number of charming hill towns within a 15 minute drive, Villa Tramonto's peaceful location makes for longer drives to the larger tourist cities and towns.



No Smoking
This property is strictly for non-smokers.



Parking
Parking is free at the property.



Steps & Stairs
Walk 10 yards and up one step from the parking area to the main villa entrance. The most accessible bedroom and bathroom in the main villa require a few steps. There is an entry level bedroom and bathroom in the cottage with one entry step.



Phone
A portable cellular phone is made available at check-in. The phone is typically charged with 25 or 50 Euro worth of calling time. Guests only pay for the usage consumed. If you require additional minutes, please ask your keyholder for assistance.



Pluses
Retreat to this private getaway on ten acres of some of Tuscany's most captivatingly beautiful countryside - the dramatic scenery surrounding Villa Tramonto overlooks rolling hills, wooded fields and lush meadows.

Guests feel instantly at home upon entering Villa Tramonto - it's authentic restoration was completed with great attention to detail, creating a comfortable country atmosphere. There is an en suite bathroom for every air conditioned bedroom and all rooms have screened windows.

Guests can order a fun-filled cooking class or book a pizza night to learn how to use a wood burning oven. This comes in handy since Villa Tramonto has two of them!



Pool
The private pool is open from the last weekend in May to the first Friday in October. Pool towels are provided.



Road Condition
The final three quarters of a mile approach to Villa Tramonto is along an unpaved, narrow country road. The path requires a few short bumpy inclines. Compact and mid size sedans are encouraged as the width passing between the cottage and the villa's retaining wall is too narrow and impossible to fit a minibus.



Screens
Property has screened windows.



TV
Satellite Basic package - A limited number of channels with most of them being Italian. There are one or two news channels in the English language.



Views
Panoramic views looking out over an infinite expanse of rolling hills are seen from the patios of the main villa and cottage as well as the bedrooms. The hills have a stunning checkerboard effect of green meadows and wooded fields with the fortress of Radicofani visible in the distance.



Washer/Dryer
This property is equipped with a washing machine and dryer.



What's nearby

Day Trip Ideas near this home Meet true Italian artisans and learn hands-on the secrets of their specialty!

Walk Florence & The Uffizi: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
Florence & The David: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
Orvieto Wine Pairing Lunch   A half day wine tour.
The Grape Escape - Montepulciano   A half day wine tour.
Italy day trips
& cooking tours near your villa.
Shopping and Dining: Within a 10 minute drive, the medieval hill towns of Sarteano and Cetona offer a selection of shopping and dining options. Supermarket in Sarteano is open on Saturday evenings until 8 pm.

Not to be Missed: Visit the "Terme di Chianciano" spa in Chianciano Terme, located 20 minutes away and experience thermal pools, Turkish baths, saunas, aromatherapy and massage treatments.

Outdoor Activities:
Take a tour of the Rocca fortress, a 20 minute hike from Radicofani. This 13th-century stronghold controlled the Cassia way and protected the borders of Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. From its tower, magnificent views extend all the way to Lake Bolsena on a clear day.

Mount Cetona's prehistoric museum includes the remains of a 50,000 year old bear. Surrounding Cetona are prehistoric Belvedere caves of the Mount Cetona Archaeological Park (open July - September). Archaeology week is the first week in July - museums in Sarteano, Cetona and Chianciano Terme open their excavations to children.

Public Transportation: The closest main train station with 90 minute service to Rome is located in Chiusi, a 20 minute drive away.

Festivals:
- In Cetona: The Corsa delle Brocche is a historic race held the last week in July; the Fall Fair is the last Sunday in November and the olive oil festival is the last weekend of the year.
- In Sarteano: A medieval dinner on August 8th takes place outdoors in the castle park. Tickets may be reserved one week in advance.
- In Radicofani: The Mille Miglia antique car race taking place in May passes through the town; its medieval festival is the first Sunday in August.

Open Air Markets: Morning markets are held in Chiusi on Tuesdays, in Chianciano Terme on Wednesdays, Montepulciano on Thursdays, in Pienza and Sarteano on Fridays and Cetona on Saturdays. Sarteano has an antiques market on the third Sunday of every month.



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