Il focolare Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)
A fully furnished barn nestled amongst the olive groves in the hills only 20 minutes from the Etruscan/medieval town of Cortona. Borgo di Vagli is a beautifully restored 14th century Hamlet brought back to its former splendor by the renowned restoration architect Fulvio Di Rosa. Fulvio's vision and enthusiasm for this breathtaking corner of the world is evident in every detail, from a delightful window whose view frames the 10th century Pierle Castle, to the carefully selected furnishings and upholstery to the landscaping.
My residence is located in the the award winning 14th century hamlet Borgo di Vagli. Only 20 minutes from the busy piazza's of Cortona. On site facilities include: reception Multi-lingual management and staff, Reception - concierge, Housekeeping, Heated outdoor swimming pool (66 ft x 21 ft), Trattoria, Pre-arrival grocery service, High-speed WIFI internet access, Walking and hiking trails, mountain bikes, On-site micro market with uniquely sourced specialty products including the Hamlet’s own olive oil, Discounted golf tee fees (40 mins from 2 x 18 hole golf courses), Wine-tasting reservations
About the Owner
About Stefania Civitelli
Even now, after 4 years, and after literally 100' of times of driving up and down the road, I am often surprised the sudden emotion it stirs in me…
The striking beauty of the restored buildings, just like my grandparents homestead in Monte San Savino, the striking colours and scent of the flowers in bloom and the breathtaking views brought back memories that were slowly fading away, after three years working in London. But, on the road back to Vagli, I now realise my roots are firmly in Tuscany and don’t want to forget that…
- Booking Notes:
25% deposit to be paid at the time of booking
Balance to be settled no later than 60 days prior to arrival (unless otherwise agreed)
Refundable breakage deposit on arrival: €200 (credit card swipe)
90% refunded with 90 days notice or more prior to arrival
50% refunded with between 90 and 60 days notice prior to arrival
No refund 60 days or less notice price
Check-in between 14.00 - 21.00 pm (unless otherwise agreed)
Check-out before 10.00 am (unless otherwise agreed)
Activity and Interests
Mercatale 7 mins, Cortona 20 mins, Montepulciano 40 mins, Arezzo 40 mins, Pienza 60 mins, Perugia 60 mins.
Mercatale (di Cortona) is a quaint Italian village just a 7 minute drive from the Hamlet or for the more adventurous a 40 minute walk along Dina's path: here you will find a church, typical cafes/bars, a post office, a tobacconist selling post cards and souvenirs, two supermarkets, two butchers selling high quality local meats, including the world famous Chianina beef and salamis, a bakers, three banks, a chemist and a well known trattoria.
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- pets considered
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The properties are fully furnished with rural Tuscan antiques, hand crafted crockery and cutlery, Busatti linens, satellite television and Wi-Fi and have all modern-day comforts such as fully equipped kitchens and cosy bathrooms. Outside: The Hamlet is located on 13 hectares in a far reaching protected area amongst olive groves. The Hamlet boasts full hotel service which includes a reception, trattoria (restaurant), 66 foot outdoor heated swimming pool (shared).