One of the most popular television chefs in Finland is here at the villa.
Together with her crew, she will run 18 hours of footage for 18 episodes that will be televised in one of the most popular channels in Finland.
The shooting will be done in our new home, in front of The Main House, which will be used exclusively for cooking classes.
It is a fantastic experience for all of us! More news in the coming days.
Sleeps 2 , 4 , 4 , 6 , 8 Toscana - Creti , 42km east to SienaQ=9.7/10
(Most recommended by sng. Aizenman)
La “Rosa di Barbara” estate spreads over 25 hectares in the municipal district of Cortona. Its lands enjoys a favorable location, are well exposed to the sunlight and are suitable for the cultivation of olive trees, grapevines, wheat, sunflowers and melons. Two farmhouses are located within the estate: Villa “Rosa di Barbara” and the “Vecchia Fattoria”. steeped in nature and beautifully sired; the swimming pool is located westwards where in the hot summer nights it is possible to enjoy a wonderful sunset. The Villa consists of three apartments called Maestrale (northwesterly wind), Scirocco (southeasterly wind) and Grecale (northeasterly wind). Libeccio (southwesterly wind) and Aliseo ( wind blowing from a subtropical anticyclone toward the Equatorial regions) are two separate cottages located in the park surrounding the Villa.
The Cottage is divided into three spacious apartments, two dependences and a reception on the ground floor.
The guests have the opportunity to stay in accommodations where so much importance has been given not only to the ceilings, with their imposing wood beams and earth baked tiles, but also to the wood furnishings and to the painting of the walls, which is different in every one.
6 Maestrale 140m2
First floor apartment with entrance from an external staircase with a typical Tuscan portico; comprised of a living room with fireplace, kitchen, 2 master bedrooms, bathroom with bathtub, bathroom with shower and bedroom with two single beds.
4 pax Sciricco 65 m2
Apartment on the ground floor with private entrance, living room/dinning room with fireplace, kitchen area,
master bedroom, bedroom with two single beds, bathroom with shower.
4 Grecale 65 m2
Ground floor apartment with private entrance, living room/dinning room with kitchen area,
master bedroom, bedroom with two single beds, bathroom with shower.
2 Libeccio Cottage 50 m2
A small stone house, comprised of a living room/dinning room with fireplace, kitchen area, master bedroom, bathroom with shower.
4 Aliseo Cottage
Apartment on the ground floor with private entrance, living room/dinning room with fireplace, kitchen area, master bedroom, bedroom with two single beds, 2 bathrooms with shower.
WEEKLY PRICE (EURO) 2012
Price includes: Water,Electricity,gas, bed linen and towels, barbecue, mountain bike ,washing machine swimming pool with sun bedding, hair dryer,American coffee machine, outside private table garden.Extra Bed in most of the Apartments
Price does not include:
registration fees 25 euro per person .
final cleaning 11 euro/person.
Heating and air conditioning on consumption .
Heating 4 euro/m3.
Refundable security deposit 150 euro.
With your booking you get our recommended ideas for your vacation, including good restaurants and activities, according to your requests and special interests.
Facilities within the Estate
Beautiful pool in its grounds from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of medieval hamlets beyond the grain and sunflower fields.
The guests can use the wood burning oven and the barbecue to prepare Pizza.
Mountain bikes are available to guests.
In the apartments there are TV with international channels (satellite TV) and the hairdryer.
At the reception guests will find an e-mail service, telephone, TV sat and any information concerning hints of the best restaurants, Artisans, excursions , to get a pleasant stay. also possible to buy extra virgin olive oil wines.
Learn the basic Italian cooking techniques to prepare 4 Italian dinners dishes.
You will make Anti pasti's including Crostini's & Bruschetta.
Also Minestra di pane and Pasta the authentic way with typical Tuscan fillings and delicious sauces.
In addition, you will learn to make “Coniglio in umido alla toscana” or Coniglio, pollo and anatra “
in our wood-burning oven or Tagliata with green pepper sauce and baked vegetables and much, much, more.
Dessert will include one of the Tuscan pastry specialities.
The Italian cookery course is conducted by Barbara and her mother Ornella
who will teach you to cook 4 splendid Italian dishes in an informal environment .
500 meters far from the cottage, near the village church, you can find tennis courts, which are available upon booking;
3 km distance is a beautiful corral with excellent horses.
7km distance there is a golf course and a runway for light aircraft.
Bar, hairdresser, antiques, pharmacies, clothing, markets, banks and every kind of shops are in Foiano della Chiana,
Camucia, or Castiglion Fiorentino, from 5 to 15 km far away.
Casa Stella 4 bedrooms for 8 guests On our Estate about 300mt from the main house
fully equipped professional kitchen
Villa Casa Stelle is an independent villa for 8 people with private pool . On the ground floorthere iskitchen corner with living room with fireplace, blue double room with bathroom ensuite, 1 twins room , green double room withbathroom with shower . First floor on the little tower double room with bathroom ensuite and panoramic balcony with chairs and table. The guests have the opportunity to stay in accommodation where so much importance has been given not only to the ceilings, with their imposing wood beams and earth baked tiles, but also to the wood furnishings and to the painting of the walls, which is different in every one
On our Estate about 300mt from the main house
Situated on the top of a hill kissed by the sun and caressed by the stars ,
Skilfully restored to keep its ancient charm untouched, it attracts with its solemn dignity and with marked environmental, landscaping.
All furnished in Tuscan style, with wooden beams exposed, terracotta floors and stone fireplace.
The professionalism of our staff determines the scrupulous care of the particular and it is carried out in the greatest attention given to each guest.
The swimming pool, the breathtaking view on landscape and Montepulciano, lucignano, Cortona, Arezzo.
wide garden , assistance and information gastronomy events, culture and nature ,
all are what we want to offer our guests.
An oasis of where it seems that time has stopped .
walking in the landscape, admire and getting lost in the panorama valley below.
Allbedroomsare equipped with:
Øair conditioning / heating individually adjustable in all rooms
Ølaundry with iron ,washing machine with dryer
fully equipped professional kitchen(oven, dishwasher)
Øoutdoor swimming pool, with breathtaking view on the surrounding countryside
ØPrivate table garden
Øpool beds and umbrella around the pool
ØCellular telephone hire(on request)
ØBreakfast basket(on request)
ØAmerican coffee machine
ØInternet connection wifi(5euro for the whole stay)
ØShopping for the arrival day(on request)
ØCooking course at Villa Rosa dei Barbara ( to reserve in advance)
100 ,00 euro per person
So we say Arrivederci
Many thanks for such a warm and wonderful time.
You made us so at home. The view and the house are beautiful .
We will be back
Grazie J L California
You were absolutely Fabulous hosts and we couldn’t have a better time in Italy.
You were a large post in making our experience here wonderful.
Thank you ! T P Canada
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) but this year apparently one week earlier on Sunday 5 June 2011 . 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 30.7 – 7.8 2011 Cortona http://www.tuscansunfestival.com/136+M54a708de802.html 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.