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Foresterie: families / groups - Le Foresterie 16-18 people confort and privacy in a cosy home

People19
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property
chateau / country house
People
19
Bedrooms
8
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Le Foresterie 16-18 people confort and privacy in a cosy home

Entrance from the garden into the big dining room/kitchen with a sofa and two armchairs, table for 14-16 people. The French - windows looks onto the woods. One double bedroom also has French-windows. 3 steps from the sitting-room lead to the landing with the bathroom and the bedroom (one French bed and one single bed) to the corridor to another double bedroom, sitting room, sofabed x 2 and twins bedroom.

At the first floor: the external staircase enters in the chestnut beamed ceiling, terracotta floor an comfortable sitting room with open fireplace furnished with big sofa, armchairs, benches . The kitchen is divided by a wall service hatch. The 4 bedrooms, two with a queen size bed and the others with a twin beds.Shower room- tiled walk-in shower. From the sitting room a landing leads to the twin bedroom, another sitting room and kitchen; from here a landing leads to the bathroom with shower and the double bedroom.From the sitting room you go out to the terrace 47 sm fully equipped

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Foresterie: families / groups

Welcome to Foresterie, the holiday lodge of Miralaghi, an estate of 700 acres in a natural park; 15 Km from the highway; from 400 mt to 600mt of altitude from where you can see: Città del Pieve (13km), Cortona (35km), Chiusi, the ancient capital of Etruscan (10 km), and Montepulciano, Chiusi Lake, Trasimeno Lake(10 km); Perugia (35 km), Assisi (60 km).

I would like to underline that we are morphologically in Tuscany politically in Umbria.

I would like to underline that only 2 municipalities on 92 had the quakes . We didn't feel anything at all!! We have had mediatic terrorism!

Come and discover some of the most interesting and beautiful areas of Italy and to admire some splendid works of art dating from the Roman-Etruscan civilisation through to the Renaissance.

The hill, between two valleys, has an ideal microclimate, with a gentle breeze that cools the air by the day; a strong temperature range that brings the temperature at night to 18° and 20° C, 65-68 F.

Le Foresterie is the first house you meet when you arrive from Tuscany; ideal for people who desire a "slow holiday", to relax and day dream in an area surrounded by trees and listen to the sounds of the woods and admire the stars at night.

All apartments are large, comfortable and welcoming.

Le Foresterie looks toward Città della Pieve and the hills around; it is an old casale divided in 4 apartments connected together 2 by 2 from the corridors, to give you the possibility to stay together; with large walls from 40 to 60 cm inside and outside to guarantee your privacy.

All apartments have a master bedroom which features a King Size bed with dual side tables & lamps and a twins bedroom (wich can be transformed to King size beds in Foresteria/ apartments 1-2-4 ) with dual side tables & lamps and wardrobe .

The bathrooms feature a full-size shower.

Each apartment. has a parking area, an independent entrance, mosquito nets at the windows, their own outside area fully equipped with wooden table and benches, chairs, sun beds, hammock, and a barbecue.

You may stay chilling at the lounge of Foresteria 3 enjoyng the french-window looking towards the garden in summertime, in Foresteria 1 in front and beside the fireplace during the winter time, in Foresteria 2 sun bathing on the terrace or all together in Foresteria 4 watching the smart TV or on the sun-beds in the gardens.

Children will enjoy the play-ground (two swings, pendolino, duck, slide, sand-pit, duck, children's cottage) the ping-pong, the soccer table, the darts, the boules field, the heated swimming pool ( the heated pool is 400 m from the house, 700 mt by car.) the bikes; with you, the birds-watching, on the trees, the fitness trail along 1 Km in the forest with 11 equipments more than 20 exercises, the SPA Jacuzzi, the fishing pond (No-kill fish), taking a pic-nic in the other equipped small lake.

Here you can enjoy wonderful excursions hiking or mountain biking along our 20Km of internal scenic paths, close to unspoilt nature with dense woodlands full of wildlife.

The Forest is amazing.

Tired? Why do not play chess under the oak tree, or admire the wonderful sunset and the never- ending view around you?

At night, don’t miss the show of the dark sky crowded with stars.

Check your email from the comfort of your sofa with Wireless Internet while the kids will stay entertained with toys, DVD movies, the board games and cards.

At Miralaghi we have many species of wild animals (which I try to protect in every way) : foxes, roe deer, hedgehogs, porcupines, wild boars, hares, squirrels and fire-flies in June, July. Hawks often circle above us. A family of barn owls is often seen at night. Robin, jay, hoopoe, green-peak, bee-eaters and other birds are usual visitors. Pheasants and partridges are often set free here.

Spring is flower season and it last well into autumn with violets, wild flowers, sun-flowers and cyclamens. From the end of September until the beginning of November you can find many species of mushrooms.

For a unique experience join us the first week-end of November for the olive harvest

Weekly I do olive oil lesson- testing.

I live on the estate and I like to invite my guests into my home for a drink.

We have a facebook page where you can find the pictures of all the activities here and of the surroundings.

Culture and folklore

FAIR MARKET Città della Pieve

More than 60 Italian companies offer excellent food and craft agro products - the end of March.

Tableaux vivants: Città della Pieve

In the picturesque scenery of the underground palace of Orca, Sunday and Easter Monday.

Color the sky - Kites and mongolfiere- in Castiglione del Lago (15 km) from the end of April until 1 May

HISTORICAL PARADE (Orvieto 35 km) on Saturday and Sunday of Corpus Domini

L 'INFIORATA - The main street, decorated with pictures made with petals and seeds - Città della Pieve 12 km), the Sunday in June near San Luis.

Palio di Siena (Siena 70 km) July 2 and August 16

Umbria Jazz (Perugia 35 km) July 7 to 16 . Tickets available from February 15 , 2017

Delightful concerts in Panicale 4 km; throughout the summer

PALIO OF THE BOATS - Palio of the boats - (Passignano 20km) the 'last week of July

TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL Around lake Trasimeno: mid July

Palio dei Terzieri (Città della Pieve) penultimate Sunday of August.

Sagra Musicale Umbra (Perugia 35km) All along September

UMBRIA JAZZ (Orvieto 40 km) December 29 to January 2.

Eurochocolate 2017 October 13 to 22 in Perugia.

Tableaux vivants in Citta della Pieve, along the Christmas season until the end of the year.

Weekly markets in local squares

Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle

Tuesday: Magione, Montepulciano

Wednesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano

Friday: Panicale, Sarteano

Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona

SURROUNDING AREAS

In the immediate vicinity I advise you to go to Paciano a beautiful restored medieval village and Panicale and Panicale a Reinassance villages.

In the small square of the village of Paciano there is a pretty bar for a drink, a supermarket and a good butchery.

In Moiano and Paciano the small supermarkets Conad are well for a daily shopping.

OTHER SUPERMARKETS

On the road near Chiusi you will find: LIDL, SMA, FAMILA. If you are in Chiusi COOP is absolutely the best.Other good supermarket (with a wide selections of fresh and cooked or ready to cook meals) is CONAD on the road toward Castiglione del Lago then Magione-Perugia , loc. Pineta;

The best TEA OR DRINK OR APPETIZER

Castiglione del Lago Michele and Co.

RESTAURANTS SUGGESTED.

outside the property:

-Il Fornello : sea food -cheap and very good.

-Il Casale ( view)

Paciano:

-La Loggetta - in the Fiorentini Tower- views

-L'Oca Bruciata ( good for a T/A pizza)

Moiano.

-Il Pozzetto ( very popular)

-L'angolo Della Bontà ( T/A)

-Lo Zio Tobia very cheap and very good.

Chiusi:

-Pesce D'oro - seafood (on the lake on the way to the Etruscan tombs)

-La Solita Zuppa, very nice but expensive.

-Il Bucchero ( in a courtyard adorned with beautiful vines) with a good prices

- Il grillo

Città della Pieve :

-Osteria Pievese in the Hotel Vannucci, my favourite. -“Lo Zafferano” more expensive.

- Il Saltapicchio for a brunch or aperitif ( 10% reduction)

- Il Bistrot del Duca for a couple.

- Alle Mura good for a quick pizza.

Castiglione del Lago

- La Cantina on the courtyard, view on the lake, very good and 10% reduction

- La Pigra Tinca , very nice in summer to eat on the balcony on the lake. Good food and pizza.

DAY TRIP SUGGESTIONS:

within 15 km :

Paciano, 3Km : ideal village in Europe

Panicale, 7Km : S. Sebastiano Church, and a “fresco”of Il Perugino (1504)

Chiusi: Museo Etruscan Museum, etruscan tombs, Catacombe di S. Mustiola e S.Caterina, 'Labirinto di Porsenna' 10 km

Città della Pieve 12 Km : Duomo Museum, S. Agostino Church, S. Maria dei Bianchi and Perugino’s “Fresco” (1504)

Lago Trasimeno 14KM

Castiglion del Lago 14 KM.

Within 30 km:

Chianciano: ( bring your swimming suit, ask for the voucher)

Bagni San Filippo: bring your swimming suit, amazing place

Montepulciano: 30Km

Cortona: 30 km

Cetona:16 Km

San Casciano dei bagni 20 Km ( bring your swimming suit, ask for the voucher)

Magione 20 Km

Corciano 30 Km

Within 50 km

Perugia 35 Km

Orvieto 40 km

Castiglion Fiorentino 40 km, Palzzo del Pero, Monterchi, ( Madonna del Parto) san Sepolcro ( Museo Civico ' la Resurrezione) , Anghiari ( ristorante il cantuccio) Valico Di Scheggia.

Pienza 50 km (World Cultural Heritage)

Arezzo 50 km

Within 90 km

Gubbio 56km

Todi 60 km

Assisi 65 km

Monterchi 88 Km

San Sepolcro 88 Km

Anghiari 91 km

Siena 85 km

Viterbo 85 km

Radicofani 77 km

Gubbio 76 km

In addition

Grotte di Frasassi 115 km

Spoleto 105 km

Firenze Km 120: 1 hour by train to downtown from Chiusi Station

Roma Km 130 : 1 hour by train to downtown from Chiusi Station.

Other informations, addresses, phone numbers, schedules ... at home

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Società Agricola Miralaghi srl
Maria Luisa & Alessandro Pisa Simonini & Amoroso
Società Agricola Miralaghi, vie bianche loc. m.te Pausillo
06062 Città della Pieve Perugia Italy
SAM srl, PG 142894
Società Agricola Miralaghi srl vie Bianche, loc. Monte Pausillo fraz. Moiano 06062 Città della Pieve
VAT Reg No01119050548

Owner
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini

Hello,

The property was bought by my grandfather after World War II, when returning from Africa, was looking for a property near Rome, that reminds him of the wide spaces of Africa and he felt in love for Miralaghi estate where le foresterie is. All around us there is not the savannah, of course, but hundreds of kilometers of nature, culture, architecture and art that you can see all around you.

I like a lot this place because is in the hearth of the most beautiful area of Umbria and Tuscany. You can reach a lot of places. I like people who come to visit my property because I like to share it: it is a unique place. The air is clean, full of good energy, the silence is broken by the the gentle breeze and birdsong.

I live in another house in the estate where I like to invite my guests for a drink. Miralaghi is a perfect place where to live and work because it is beautiful, near Rome and Florence in un area full of theathers, events, festivals, music, concerts, parade, cinemas. So after my work I can do something that generally you find in the big cities as a fantastic exibition in Florence or Rome, or festival in Perouse or theather in Città della Pieve or Montepulciano, to be ready to give you the best 'adress' at your arrival.But sometime I prefer to look at the stars with my sons.

Or sometime I go to do a horse-ride with a magnificent Arab horse inside the magnificent property where I never time to go.

Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini purchased this chateau / country house in 1957

Why Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini chose Perugia area

See the hawks play with the wind is a strong emotion, as well as see the approach of rain and the landscape disappear under it, like in a movie. In winter are frequent the warm light and the sun as on a tropical island that rises on a sea ... of fog.

The temperature is perfect because there is always a gentle breeze: in summer during the day it' s never hot, at night it falls down at 18-20 degree centigrades- IDEAL to sleep. In winter is never foggy as I said but it's possible to see a cloud to move towards us. The weather is wonderful until the end of December and from the end of March. Not far from Rome and Florence , you can be there in about one hour, by train or by car. At the center of a lot of trips. This is un area really active in culturals events all around us.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

What makes this property unique is the view: there is no one better in my opinion; for 360° around us, for hundreds kilometers of nature and story.

The second unique benefit is the location: close to a lot of beautiful villages either in Umbria either in Tuscany, near the lakes, easy to reach Rome and Florence.

The third unique benefit is a gentle breeze that refresh the air in summer, as we are at 500 on the sea level; at night the temperature falls at 18-20° centigrades.

The fourth unique benefit is that in winter is never foggy

The fifth unique benefit is the good energy of this place. Really healthy: there are billion square meters of leaves that clean the air.

The Sixth unique benefit is the proximity to a lot of SPA bathes

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Molto bene attrezzata anche per un gruppo numeroso come il nostro (17 persone) 4 appartamenti comunicanti 2 a 2 molto funzionali e curati, immersi nel silenzio e nella tranquillità, grande spazio esterno. Vicino a tante località belissime ma nel contempo lontano dal caos. Esperienza assolutamente da ripetere.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille, sintetico ed efficace :-)
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Accommodation and facilities for Le Foresterie 16-18 people confort and privacy in a cosy homein Città della Pieve in Umbria

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , a large shower of bricks
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , a large shower of bricks
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , a large shower of bricks
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , a large shower of bricks
  • 4 Bathrooms Features: basin, Toilet, Shower, Bidet Notes: a large shower of bricks in all bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , XVIII Century furnitures
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Furnitures of '50
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , furnitures of '50. The two beds can become a double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The furnitures are liberty
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Liberty; one of the bed is the size of a french bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Pretty room different styles
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , The two single beds can become a double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The two single beds can become a double bed
    Sitting room at ground floor - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , a sofa-bed in the sitting room for two persons
  • All bedrooms have a wardrobe, a chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables, bedside lamps, mosquito nets and curtains at the windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 12 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Do fitness along gym trail in the forest, or simply walk along it or through our scenic paths (20km) inside the property; play with your friends and sons bowls at 'bocce field', fish in our lake (No-Kill Fish), do a pic-nic on the other fishing pond hidden into the forest and equipped with a large table and benches, climb on the bird watching. A excellent olive oil of our own production.(The owner is a oil-wine sommelier and give a weekly lesson to taste the oil) . Discounts from 10 to 20% are applied to our guests at the SPA, the golf court, the horse riding. Thermal Baths: S. Casciano ai Bagni, Bagni S. Filippo. Sailing, Windsur, Fishing: lago Trasimeno 15km Un astrophysicist can come to show the stars. Miralaghi’s Welcome pack on request. (30€ beds done, a choice of wine, beer, soft-drink and water in the fridge). The hill, between two valleys, has an ideal microclimate, with a gentle breeze that cools the air by the day and night,

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