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Charming holiday cottage in a corner of hidden Tuscany, Casa Scaletta

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Casa Scaletta is a charming cottage situated between Arezzo and Florence, in the most beautiful, unknown and still unexplored part of Tuscany: the Casentino Valley. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient village of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking views. This pretty and bright cottage opens onto the grounds of the Castle of Porciano, on the remains of the castle walls. Lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner, this fully equipped cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley. A rustic short antique stone staircase leads up to the living/dining room area with comfortable seating and a wood table for six people. The equipped kitchen is next to it (gas burne...Casa Scaletta is a charming cottage situated between Arezzo and Florence, in the most beautiful, unknown and still unexplored part of Tuscany: the Casentino Valley. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient village of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking views. This pretty and bright cottage opens onto the grounds of the Castle of Porciano, on the remains of the castle walls. Lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner, this fully equipped cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley. A rustic short antique stone staircase leads up to the living/dining room area with comfortable seating and a wood table for six people. The equipped kitchen is next to it (gas burners, electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator and washing machine). On the same floor is a bathroom with shower. A few steps down lead you to two bedrooms and the second full bathroom, with a skylight and ancient marble washbasin. The two bedrooms, one double and one triple, are large and comfortable. From the master bedroom, access a tiny, reading nook, with a window overlooking the countryside. ffom the windows, there are beautiful views of the tiled roofs of Porciano and of the Casentino Valley. Free Wi-Fi is available for guests in all the indoor and outdoor areas and private parking is within the estate or in a nearby area. Outdoors, a table for six, with chairs and deck chairs, is set up for your enjoyment. Enjoy aperitifs or a meal with a view of the castle and its garden! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: IT06653710480More
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About the Owner
Martha S
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
Interaction with guests
We speak English and Italian and can provide our customers with all the assistance and advice they may need in order to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We are able to offer our guests several kinds of courses and activities to complete a unique and unforgettable travel experience: Italian language courses, cooking classes, guided tours, guided excursions in the Casentino Forests National Park, horseback riding nearby, wine and food tastings, Ayurvedic massage, art history and history lectures, and much more. All our courses, activities, and lectures are given by qualified instructors and lecturers. A lovely golf course is only twenty minutes away, very near the hil
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Casa Scaletta is part of a hamlet that surrounds Castello di Porciano that overlooks a stunning valley of farms. It is a roomy and comfortable cottage that is made for relaxation and well-equipped for cooking. The owner and the property manager couldn't be more accommodating...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Daydream246543
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Not a day has passed since our stay Castello di Porciano when I haven't traveled back there in my mind to relive the tranquility and romance of that time. And I was there with 4 children so that I could find anything tranquil and romantic...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank zeldafs
Management response:Responded August 24, 2018

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure meeting you, hope to see you again

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

The cottage at Porciano,just outside of Stia, was a great place to stay to unwind after two weeks in Rome and Florence. Great place to take day trips from.In Arrezzo we visited Basilica San Francesco, to see the Piero della Francesca frescos in the Cappella...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Date of stay: July 2014
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile
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Date of stay: July 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Iron
Hairdryer
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Yard
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
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About the neighborhood
The Borgo del Castello di Porciano offers the peace and hospitality of the upper valley of the Arno River, Casentino.The owner of the Castle of Porciano has restored and decorated some antique tuscan cottages built in the area once occupied by the age-old walls which surrounded the Castle.The stone cottages have been renovated respecting their original look and decorated with family furniture which gives a feeling of coziness and warmth. In this small village, at the foot of its Castle, you will be able to experience and explore the natural and artistic beauty of this lesser known corner of Tuscany. The village stands at 600 meters above sea level, and is only one mile away (1.5 km) from the lovely small town of Stia, built where the Arno and Staggia rivers meet.The Romanesque Church in t...
Getting around
Car is mandatory to stay in Porciano and enjoy the area! Public means of transportations are also available and work pretty well, but they don't reach some of the most interesting sights (as hilltop old city centers, etc.).
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