Bucine 2 km, Siena 45Km, Firenze 60Km, Arezzo 30 Km
Railway Station : Bucine 2 km
Hospital: Montevarchi 10 Km
Highway : A1 Valdarno 12 Km
Restaurant: shops & Bucine 1.5 Km
Sleeps 5+1 , 6+1 , 4 – Bucine 2km , Siena 45km Q=8.8/10
Casa Forneci Bucine
Forneci House is situated just outside the village of Bucine, located along the stream Ambra and where the Chianti hills meet the upper valley of the river Arno Due to its strategic position Bucine has been an important area of transit since the Roman period, as testified by the ancient bridge of Pogi .
During the Middle Age it was long contended by local noble families and large cities, the village was first under the dominion of the Earls Guidi di Modigliana, of the Ubertini di Chitignano, of the Tarlati and finally under Arezzo and Firenze
Bucine and the Valdambra are still today, thanks to the proximity to the main ways of communication, a strategic area if you wish to taste the famous Chianti wine or visit the main art cities of Tuscany or the peculiar villages of the land of Siena. Forneci House is composed by the main villa, divided into three apartments, two of which at guests disposal and a third one inhabited by the owner, and by an adjoining small house where we find a forth apartment.
The property, well furnished and equipped, is surrounded by a large panoramic garden where we find a lovely barbecue and a beautiful swimming pool, to be shared with the owners, (size mt. 7,5×15, depth mt. 1,25-2,20) with changing room and bathroom with shower
A table tennis and a table football guarantee fun to large groups Close to the house panoramic paths among olive groves, vineyards and woods will offer the possibility to take relaxing walks and trekking courses The proximity of the House to the village and to a railway line allows easy and convenient travels also by train to Firenze, Arezzo and Roma
COPPO 5+1 Sleeps Area 120 m2
Ground floor apartment with entrance either from gazebo equipped to eat ouside, or from external staircase with typical loggia, wide living room with fireplace and kitchen-dining room with fireplace, double bedroom, bathroom with idromassage shower, double bedroom with private bathroom with shower and French window overlooking the gazebo, attic with single bed and single sofa bed
EQUIPMENT: Freezer, oven, dishwasher, moka coffee maker, filter coffee maker, toaster, high chair, communal washing machine
TEGOLA 6 Sleeps Area 120 m2
Ground floor apartment with entrance through small porch endowed with wood-burning oven and equipped to eat outside, wide living-dining room with kitchen corner and French window overlooking the garden, two double bedrooms, twin bedroom, two bathrooms with shower
TERRACOTTA 4 Sleeps Area 100 m2
Small independent house on two floors. GROUND FLOOR: entrance through a large private porch equipped to eat outside, living-dining room with kitchen corner and fireplace, small bathroom with shower. FIRST FLOOR: two double bedrooms, bathroom with shower
EQUIPMENT: Freezer, oven, dishwasher, moka coffee maker, filter coffee maker, microvawe, toaster, high chair, massage chair, communal washing machine
The pool is open from 04/05-28/09.Obligatory final cleaning of 60-40 € fix .Pets are welcome payment 30€/week
If ordered in advance swimming towels can be hired on site on payment of Euro 3 per person per change
BREAKAGE DEPOSIT 150 €.
Price includes: Water.Electricity,gas,bed linen and towels.
Price does not include: Registration fees 25 €/person, final cleaning 60-40 € .Heating 5 €/ m3 . Deposit 150 €
internet access (WI-FI) on payment of €10 per week per apartment
During your holiday we can offer many services,as follow: Daily tours and Excursions, Painting lessons,Italian Language lessons, Cooking lessons, Wine tours, Transfer from and to the main airports and car rentals
Italy Events, Festivals, street festivals, Markets Toscana, Umbria, Napoli area, North Italy
Festivals in Toscana
Steeped in centuries of rich history stretching far back through medieval times to the Etruscan era Tuscany has had plenty of time to establish some of the most enticing cultural festivals.
The region recently featured in the opening sequences of James Bond; Quantum of Solace in which a chase scene took place through the preserved streets of Sienna during the historical Palio. A festival of sport and local rivalries The Palio is a unique horse race that takes place in the piazza del publico in the centre of this medieval city.
The sights and sounds of competing contrada, municipal districts named after animals, is hard to beat. Each contrada parades through the streets in the days leading up to the race dressed in ornate historical clothing, banging drums and waving flags with awe-inspiring and well-rehearsed precision. On race days, July 2 and August 16, the city is filled to bursting with a party atmosphere and all the excitement of up close bareback horse riding.
For something a little less exhausting the ancient hilltop town of Montelpulciano hosts the Bravio delle Botti during the last week of August. This picturesque town is famed for its surrounding vineyards and has been hosting the wine festival since the 17th century. A week of different ceremonies and special wine tastings culminates in a barrel rolling contest through the narrow streets.
About us Festivals, street festivals in Tuscany, Umbria
EVENTS IN THE NEARBY AREA
FOIANO DELLA CHIANA
– June, recollection of the Battle of Scannagallo (1554). More info at www.scannagallo.com/home.htm
– February, for four Sundays Italy’s most ancient Carnival.
– Each month’s first Sunday FIERA DELL’ANTIQUARIATO (antique fair)
– June e Septemper: GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO
-Giostra dell’Archidado crossbow competition held in late May or early June usually on the Sunday of Pentecost (Whitsunday) .
Every year, a procession of 300 or more people wearing wonderful mediaeval costumes as well as many riders on their horses
-15th of August SAGRA DELLA BISTECCA (Festival of steak)
– August SAGRA DEL FUNGO PORCINO (Festival of cep mushroom)
– August: TUSCAN SUN FESTIVAL … Cortona . http://www.tuscansunfestival.com
MONTE SAN SAVINO
– End of June, LE ALLEGREZZE, historical recollection of the investiture of Monte San Savino’s first Count.
– September SAGRA DELLA PORCHETTA (Festival of roasted pork)
– Last Sunday of November FIERA DI SANTA CATERINA
This fair, also known as the Horse Fair and warmer with the whistle, held last Saturday and Sunday in November and has numerous stalls that give life to the old town and its surroundings.
Franco Fam. Liked the House & their Vacation here very much .