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4 bedrooms in a tower, home of a sculptor

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Rooms in ancient tower between Cortona and Montepulciano, surrounded by  vineyards and olive groves
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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Private Room
This family run B&B is located in the countryside at a few km from Cortona and Montepulciano, strategically connected to the best touristic itineraries of Southern Tuscany and Umbria. The property was originally a watchtower and its oldest part comes from the Middle Age. It is known that Santa Margherita (patron Saint of Cortona) lived here in the XIII century. The little chapel downstairs is stil a holy place. The owner is a wood sculptor and his artworks are spread all through the house: this is a place for art lovers! The bed and breakfast has 4 double rooms (first floor) that can be rented together as an apartment for a party of 8 guests , each room has ensuite bathroom. No kitchen use available for the guests, Coffee and tea facilities and refigerator available. Italian br...This family run B&B is located in the countryside at a few km from Cortona and Montepulciano, strategically connected to the best touristic itineraries of Southern Tuscany and Umbria. The property was originally a watchtower and its oldest part comes from the Middle Age. It is known that Santa Margherita (patron Saint of Cortona) lived here in the XIII century. The little chapel downstairs is stil a holy place. The owner is a wood sculptor and his artworks are spread all through the house: this is a place for art lovers! The bed and breakfast has 4 double rooms (first floor) that can be rented together as an apartment for a party of 8 guests , each room has ensuite bathroom. No kitchen use available for the guests, Coffee and tea facilities and refigerator available. Italian breakfast is included in the room rate. Tuscan dinners can be organized on request with an in-house chef, as well as aperitfs on the tower. A peaceful equipped garden with pool is available for the guests. Just next door, there is a hotel restaurant and very close by a family run agriturismo for informal dinners and cooking classes. Please note there is no air conditioning in the rooms, only fans. Cats and other domestic pets are around. A small village is just one km away, for local shopping and ice-cream. A baby cot (child 0-2 years) can be added with no extra charge. Extra services: Daily cleaning, laundry, Tuscan breakfast with tasting of typical local products, Tuscan dinners, cooking classes More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Antonella R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 27 August 2019

What an incredible place! We were very excited about staying in Tuscany for a week, and we were not disappointed -- in fact, everything about our B&B exceeded our expectations. Antonella and Massimo are incredible hosts, and made us feel completely at home in this...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank shuniahtourist
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We absolutely loved staying in the I Palazzi bed and breakfast. Antonella and Massimo were wonderful hosts and were very gracious in sharing their beautiful home with us. It is an amazing 14th century house with tons of great history. The bedrooms were all spacious...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Footprints700117
Palazziarte, VR Owner at 4 bedrooms in a tower, home of a sculptor, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

thank you! you 've been wonderful guests and a very nice family! we loved having you here !

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Books
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The property is in the countryside, easily accessible (just off the main road) and close to most interesting tourist destinations of both Southern Tuscany and Umbria: within a 20 minute drive you can find the wonderful hill top town of Montepulciano with its ancient wine cellars, and Cortona, surrounded by its thousand year old Etruscan walls.Castiglione del Lago, by lake Trasimeno, 14 km distance. For active vacation lovers, there are bicycle paths (Sentiero della Bonifica e Pista ciclabile del lago Trasimeno) very close by. The Orcia valley, with its jewels Pienza, San Quirico D’Orcia and Bagno Vignoni, is at a 30 minute drive. Siena and Perugia are easily reachable (by superstrada-dual carriage road) in less than one hour, and from there you can explore the Chianti area with San Gi...
Getting around
A car is recommended to explore the countryside. If you arrive by train, you can easily rent a car at the nearest train stations (Terontola or Chiusi) and drive to the property. Alternatively you can rent a Vespa (there are a few rental companies in the area) or a bycicle. For groups, it is easy to rent a van with private driver for daily excursions, also locally.
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