Torreprima is a comfortable farmhouse, only 3km away from San Gimignano, which has medieval origins. It sits on top of a hill overlooking the surrounding Val d'Elsa, Tuscan countryside with olive groves and vineyards.
It's ideal for a relaxing fun holiday and contact with nature. It also has garden, pool and ping-pong, and there's a riding school nearby.
Casina di Rosa is a great holiday rental in this tiny village south of Siena. A fantastic base for daytrips to most popular sites. We loved it. Civitella Marittima still retains the true essence of Italy and has not been spoilt by tourism. The people are friendly, from the owners to the shopkeepers and the lady who waved each morning from a nearby window.
Civitella Marittima is also well located for visiting other places in Tuscany. The villa has lovely town and countryside views (particularly from the bedroom window) and the glow of the rising morning sun on the surrounding buildings, with the swallows circling overhead, is not to be missed. The village is very friendly - after a week we almost felt like locals.
A lovely place. We had a fabulous vacation. There are three independent apartments which share a swimming pool and the garden. The location is perfect for daytrips. And there is a good restaurant nearby. A dream place.
Casina di Rosa is a cosy vacation rental in a hilltop village 30 minutes south of Siena.
We spent two weeks there and we already want to go back. The most amazing thing are the owners and their kindness. They went out of their way to help us organize wine tasting, olive oil tasting, a cooking class and much more. They are incredible. Plus the location is perfect.
The village is just off a major road that links Siena to the coast so we practically could see both Siena and the wine region AND the Maremma. We had searched the internet for months looking for a central location. We asked travel consultants and everybody told us that there was no place from where one could go on daytrips to Siena, Florence, the Chianti, the Valdorcia, Montalcino AND the Maremma and the coast. We had to choose, they said.
Well, in fact there IS such a place and it is Casina di Rosa.
Casina di Rosa
Civitella Marittima, Tuscany
It is a large apartment in a beautiful part of Monticiano, a village south of Siena in Val di Merse, 15 minutes from petriolo hot springs, 5 minutes from breathtaking Abbey of San Galgano.
We were 7 people and managed to spend a week in a great part of Tuscany with 650 euros for the week! All included!
Monticiano, Siena. www.casagigliola.it
Casina di Rosa a vacation rental in Civitella Marittima, a medieval hilltop village south of Siena. It is clean, cosy, very well equipped and we could not have rented a more perfect place for our holidays. We found it thanks to a review on the Slow Travel Website, which has chosen it as a favourite for the many good reviews it had. It has a fantastic website full of useful tips for your holidays in Tuscany. Even if you choose another rental or accommodation, check their website because it is very complete.
The area itself is worth recommending. It has beautiful hilltop villages and very easy access to several diverse areas of Tuscany.
In 30 minutes / 1 hour, you can reach "postcard Tuscany" (ie, Val d'Orcia with Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Quirico; the Chianti area with vineyards and beautiful castles; San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Volterra; Siena; the Crete senesi; Florence) and the "off-the-beaten-path Tuscany" (ie, Monte Amiata; the Maremma plains; the coast; the hilltop villages of Maremma such as Roccatederighi, Roccastrada, Civitella Marittima, Pari, Massa Marittima; thermal baths such as Petriolo and Saturnia; the Tufi and the Etruscan Empire with Pitigliano, Sovana Sorano; Nature Parks such as the Maremma Nature Park; and art parks such as the Tarot Garden).
We rented a house in a beautiful village with a great restaurant, Civitella Marittima, and we are going back next year.
Amazing, amazing place.
The house we rented: Casina di Rosa www.casinadirosa.it/ in Civitella Marittima is a Slow Travel Favourite and it has a huge photogallery on the area and much information.
The village, Civitella Marittima, can be reached via the highway SS223 connecting Siena and Grosseto.
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