- Tuscany Villas, Italy
- 3 bedrooms
Security Deposit: 1,500 EUR
|Bedroom 1||1 Double||Located on ground level; private bathroom with two sinks and bath.|
|Bedroom 2||1 Double||Located on ground level; en-suite bathroom with two sinks, bath and separate shower.|
|Bedroom 3||2 Twins||Located on ground level; private bathroom with two sinks and bath.|
- Facilities: Communal areas include dinning loggia, pool loggia, pool bar, reception/library area, Galleria workspace, billiard room
- Heating: At additional cost
- Internet Access: Wi-Fi connection available in the Galleria work space
- Kitchen Appliances: Top of the line, stainless steel
- Laundry facilities: Washer and dryer
- Other Facilities: Restaurant, enoteca & wine tasting room, frantoio & oil tasting room, state-of-the-art theater (available on special request)
- Swimming Pool: Shared infinity edge pool
- Television: With CD and DVD player
- 24 hr Security
- Babysitter: On request
- Chef: On request
- Concierge Services: 24 hour service (on request)
- Housekeeping: Daily 2 hour service, linen change, final cleaning (additional housekeeping service on request)
- Meal Service: Meals served in the private Casamora Restaurant (on request)
- Property Maintenance
- Property Manager
- Services on Request: Extra staff, event planner, Casamora extra virgin olive oil tasting, Casamora Cooking School
- Reggello: 17 min by car
- Chianti: 35 min by car
- Florence: 40-50 min to the center by car or train
- Arezzo: 50 min by car
- Siena: 75 min by car
- Coast: 75 min by car
- Pisa: 90 min by car
- Private villa in traditional Tuscan farming village in the Chianti region
- Restored and designed by Maurizio Montani della Fargna
- Spacious living room with dramatic wooden beamed ceiling and balcony
- Shared oversized infinity pool with loggia
- Communal areas include library, gallery work space, pool bar, billiard room
- Private restaurant and enoteca
- Active frantolio producing award winning olive oil
- Traditional Tuscan charm with all contemporary conveniences
- Nestled on 2700 acres of woodlands and farmland
Guests choosing the three bedroom L’Ulivo suite will overlook the authentic Tuscan village center from its ancient stone rampart. The building has been meticulously restored and remodeled from the existing stone structures.The ground floor entrance opens to the spacious foyer which is graced by the rising stone staircase with wrought iron balustrade and exposed brick accents. The ground floor boasts three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a double bed and ensuite bathroom. There is also a bedroom with two twin beds and en-suite bathroom, as well as another spacious double bed bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom opens onto its own small terrace. The upper floor landing and study overlook the open ground floor reception area. The spacious living room features high wooden beamed ceilings, a large decorative fire..
Guests choosing the three bedroom L’Ulivo suite will overlook the authentic Tuscan village center from its ancient stone rampart. The building has been meticulously restored and remodeled from the existing stone structures.
The ground floor entrance opens to the spacious foyer which is graced by the rising stone staircase with wrought iron balustrade and exposed brick accents. The ground floor boasts three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a double bed and ensuite bathroom. There is also a bedroom with two twin beds and en-suite bathroom, as well as another spacious double bed bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom opens onto its own small terrace.
The upper floor landing and study overlook the open ground floor reception area. The spacious living room features high wooden beamed ceilings, a large decorative fireplace, sunny balcony, and adjacent cozy dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped with the decorative touch of an ornamental traditional Tuscan brick oven. Of course, in keeping with the Borgo Mora tradition, L’Ulivo showcases antique family furnishings, as well as comfortable modern elements, some designed by the famous architect Maurizio Montani della Fargna.
Guests at Borgo Mora gather in the communal areas which include the magnificent infinity edged pool, pool loggia for lounging, the honesty drinks and coffee bar, and dressing rooms. Informal meals or drinks poolside may be arranged. Borgo Mora does request that guests not bring personal food or drink into the pool or other communal areas. Communal areas also require appropriate attire in deference to the cultural and business requirements of the borgo. A personable and knowledgeable keyholder will greet guests and assist with orientation. 24 hour personalized multilingual concierge service may be reserved. The stunning suspended galleria workspace and library offer complementary wifi and an assortment of books, magazines and periodicals. The warmth of the billiard room invites guests to play games or to just lounge and chat. Impressive arches mark the entrance to the enoteca, where guests find themselves surrounded by walls lined with local Chianti wines and grappas. Private meals and wine tastings for small parties may be arranged in advance. Separately, guests may choose to dine in the private restaurant and sample the exquisite pairing of Borgo Mora’s olive oils with delicious Tuscan fare. Tours of the working frantolio and tastings of the award winning Borgo Mora olive oils may be requested. The state-of–the-art theatre may be reserved for private functions depending on availability and at separate cost.
Outdoors, guests may stroll among the olive groves and dry stone terraces or rest in the shade of a cool loggia. Numerous well marked paths traverse the Pratomagno slopes and wander through the surrounding forests of beech and chestnut trees, along the river, over the bridges and by the waterfalls. More strenuous hikes, mountain biking, horseback adventures, fishing and use of the private game reserve may also be arranged.
Although guests might never want to leave Borgo Mora, the village is conveniently close to Chianti, Arezzo, shopping, dining and rail connections.
About the location
Tuscany’s immortal landscapes of rolling hills liberally embellished with vineyards, bordered by dark green cypress trees, and crowned by medieval hill-top villages provide gorgeous backdrops for LaCure’s Tuscany villas. Having served as home to the Etruscans and the Romans as well as birthplace to the Renaissance, this area of Italy is an astounding repository of art, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces. These brilliant works have also inspired the much of the artwork that adorns the walls of many Tuscan villas.
Visitors to La Cure’s villas in Tuscany come for many reasons. Travelers come in search of fine art, or to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmet cooks and wine lovers flock to Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet stunning cuisine and fineTuscan wines. LaCure’s Tuscan villas feature the area’s typical stone farmhouse villas, or even entire farm villages or borgos, with fully equipped kitchens for preparing your own Tuscan cuisine, hosting cooking classes, or enjoying professionally prepared meals. Others come to trek the mountain paths or to cycle across the rolling hills. Summer vacationers also seek to rent luxurious Tuscany villas in order to enjoy the sea coast and islands. Students of all ages visit to learn the Italian language and Tuscan culture.
Tuscany has an immense cultural and artistic heritage, expressed in the region’s numerous churches, palaces, art galleries, museums, villages, piazzas and villas. Famous artifacts are found in the main cities, such as Florence and Siena, but also in smaller villages scattered around the region, such as San Gimignano. In fact, six Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence, the historical centre of Siena, the square of the Cathedral of Pisa, the historical centre of San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and the Val d’Orcia . These amazing destinations attract thousands of visitors each year, many of whom choose to stay in a charming Tuscan villa.
Florence, the capital of both the same named province and of the Tuscan region, is the most populated city in Tuscany. Situated on the Arno River, Florence is generally considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. The city boasts a wide range of collections of art, especially those held in the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi, (which receives about 1.6 million tourists a year) and is one of Italy’s villas most popular luxury rental locations. While most villas in Tuscany lie on the city outskirts or more in rural areas, there are some fantastic Tuscan apartments near the center of Florence and plenty of Tuscany villas to choose within close proximity of the city.
The Chianti wine region in the province of Siena attracts the cognoscenti. Production of Chianti Colli Senesi is limited to this province. Vino Nobile from Montepulciano, a medieval and Renaissance town perched on a high limestone ridge, is prized by wine lovers. San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, visible for kilometres outside the town. The town also is known for its locally produced white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, The city of Siena is renowned for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice yearly . The rolling hilltops offer incredible view locations, nestled among vineyards, for the wide selection of luxury Tuscan villas.
The Province of Livorno or Leghorn includes several islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, including Elba and Capraia. Its capital is the city of Livorno, a port city on the Ligurian Sea which receives substantial tourism from cruise ships. Elba offers an irresistible blend of sand, sea, history and nightlife. The Tuscan Archipelago National Park also protects Gorgona, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio, and Giannutri. The climate of the Tuscan Archipelago is typically Mediterranean and the area is characterized by sandy beaches, granite bays, and crystalline waters. From castles to charming Tuscany villas, LaCure’s portfolio of luxury vacation rentals includes a wide selection of beach and seaview accommodations that will suit the needs of virtually any traveler.
The Pietrasanta Marina, in the provence of Lucca, In the foothills of the Apuan Alps, features golden sand and and is considered one of the best beaches in Italy. It is home to many lovely Tuscan villas and homes. Lucca is situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Lucca. Among other things, it is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.
The province of Pisa is, of course, famous for its city cathedral’s bell tower, or Leaning Tower, but Pisa but also contains some 20 other historic churches, several palaces and impressive bridges across the River Arno and a large number of Tuscany villas. The city is also home of the University of Pisa founded in the 12th century. Economical activities include ceramics and bottling of mineral waters. The agriculture is based on olive oil and cereals.
Pistoia, in the same named province, presents a well-preserved and charming medieval city inside its ancient walls. The city of Pescia is known for flowers (carnations, for which it is an international market center) and paper production. On its outskirts there are several traditional style Tuscan villas.
The Medicean Walls are found in the the city of Grosseto. These walls, currently used as public park and paths, were begun by Francesco I de Medici in 1574 and required 19 years to complete. Massa Marittima, also in the province of Grosetto, features mineral springs, iron, mercury, and copper mines, as well as foundries, ironworks and olive-oil mills. Furnaces in which the iron ore of Elba is smelted are found at Follonica, on the coast. Pitigliano showcases Etruscan ruins, ancient aquaducts, and a rich Jewish history. Sorano is an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River, home to several Tuscany villas. Ortobello is the home of the Ortobello Lagoon Nature Preserve, a natural retreat even better enjoyed from a home base in one of LaCure’s typical stone walled Tuscan villas.
Fivizzano, a walled city in the province of Massa-Carrara, Tuscany is also known as “The Florence of the North” because of its medieval trade and administrative links with Florence. It is situated near Verrucola Castle.
The province of Prato’s economy has been based on the textile industry. Pistoia presents a well-preserved and charming medieval city inside the old walls and Pescia offers an international market center for the flower trade, especially for carnations. It is also known for paper production and frequented by guests at nearby Tuscan villas.
Arezzo is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the River Arno. The steep hills in this primarily mountainous area provide for stunning LaCure luxury villa locations overlooking the Arno valley. In Arezzo main streets branch off from the cathedral, the town hall and the Medici Fortress toward the lower gates. This upper part of the town maintains its medieval appearance despite the addition of later structures. The medieval city of Cortona with steep narrow streets and views of the Valdichiana. Lucignano represents a remarkably conserved medieval walled hill-top village.
Travelers to Tuscany may choose from LaCure’s variety of accommodations in villages, castles, cozy farmhouses or luxurious Tuscan villas. Rolling hilltops provide for stunning valley views, and the coast features impressive cliffs and lovely beaches. History, culture, art and fine food and wine, make Tuscany a favorite destination for travelers wordlwide.
- Charming variety of settings on rolling hillsides or fabulous coastal beaches
- Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to a vibrant local culture
- Known for its fabulous cuisine and local Chianti region wines
- LaCure Tuscan villas range from cozy cottages to entire farm villages