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Casa Terrazza: Grand Tuscan house in medieval village with large terrace for alfresco dining, sleeps 7

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Casa Terrazza living room - leading to large terrace
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Casa Terrazza living room - leading to large terrace
Main terrace, great for alfresco dining, or that aperitivo before dinner!
Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher large oven /gas range
main bedroom
bedroom with balcony
large terrace off living room - great for casual dining
Bedroom balcony
attic bedroom
all bedrooms feature ceiling fans
laundry
Looking at Casa Terrazza from the Val di Chiana
street view, via Roma
Lucignano: aerial view showing  mediaeval town plan - still intact
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Rental Home -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Lucignano, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany
Casa Terrazza is located in Lucignano, one of the most outstanding examples of a fortified Tuscan mediaeval village. Casa Terrazza, is just a few steps away from restaurants and cafes.. Featuring a large terrace opening off main living area with views of the Val di Chiana.<BR><BR>Casa Terrazza is a 900 year old mediaeval terra tetto (an independent town house) that has just been completely restored using traditional materials and techniques. Much of the furniture is antique Tuscan pieces, other than things one wants to be modern - such as beds, bathrooms, kitchen, central airconditioning and heating!<BR><BR>All guests will be met by a Lucignese local bilingual speaker (English and Italian). Apart from providing you with information about Lucignano and the surrounding attractions, she will also be you point of cont... Read more
About the Owner, Stuart F
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jun 2014
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 5 properties
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Listing #HL1304063
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tripsbeus
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We travelled with two other couples to the Tuscany region for a four night stay in Casa Terrazza in the quaint village of Lucignano. The home is actually better than the on line pictures. We were all impressed with the decor, layout, quality of the furniture, appliances and most of all the terrace overlooking Tuscany. The location of Lucignano was...

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kaye475
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed August 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Lucignano is an unspoiled town in Tuscany, we found it to be very friendly with lots of restaurants and easy access to Siena, San Gimignano. Pirienza, Cortona and many other towns nearby. Casa Terrazza was very comfortable and great for our situation. Unfortunately we had a very, very hot week, so needed to use the airconditioner which is quite expensive...

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Grant Lyn...
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Thank you for the most superb holiday accommodation in Lucignano. Your home is just lovely, the space, the furnishings, the professionally equipped kitchen, the extremely comfortable beds, the modern bathrooms, the comfy living area and the alfresco dining area with magnificent views over the Tuscan hills, all added up to ensure we enjoyed the holiday of a lifetime. Our housekeeper...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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$1,142
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$4,426
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Fees
  • Cleaning fee: $99 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Special prices for long stays (2 weeks +). Please contact the owner.
Airconditioning and Central Heating:
Casa Terrazza is fully airconditioned and has central heating throughout. Due to high energy costs in Italy, it is not typical to have airconditioning integrated throughout a house, particularly an ancient one like Casa Terrazza. If you wish to use the central heating or airconditioning system, let the house manager know at check-in and she can read the gas and/or electricity meter in your presence. At the end of your stay, she will check the meter/s again and work out the usage charge. The gas rate is € 1/mc. (The electricity rate (only charged if you need to use the a/c) is € 0.90/kwh) Which works out, for the middle of winter (for example), would cost about €50-€70 or so for a week. Casa Terrazza also has a beautiful traditional open fire (great for roasting chestnuts!) and firewood can be provided as well for a small additional charge based on usage.
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About the neighborhood
Lucignano, known as the "Pearl of the Val di Chiana" (Valley of Chiana) retains its complete mediaeval town plan. Viewed from the air, Lucignano is perfectly oval in shape. Casa Terrazza is located in the heart of centro storico, the historic centre! Whilst Lucignano is a very beautiful town, it is not overrun with tourists and for those who wish to try out their Italian language skills, you will find the locals patient and friendly.<BR><BR>Casa Terrazza is located in the outer ring in the town in via Roma. Everything is in walking distance (just metres away from the front door!), whether you want to get morning caffe and cornetti, or have a meal in its many restuarants, or get supplies from the supermercato.<BR>
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
I find driving the best way to get to Lucignano. The road access to Lucignano is excellent whether arriving form south (Rome) or north, Florence or Pisa on the Autostrada A1<BR><BR>You can also take a fast train to Florence or Arezzo and get one of the frequent bus services to Lucignano.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
Nearby cities
Tuscany Villas (22,799)
Umbria Villas (3,411)
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