Siena Km.70, Arezzo Km.30, Cortona Km.15 total Quality = Q/10
Sleeps 2+1 , 4+1 , 4+1 – Marciano della Chiana km 3 Q=9/10
Agriturismo Pratoval is in the heart of the Valdichiana, in an interesting natural environment, surrounded by places imbued in history like the Etruscan Cortona, the Castle of Montecchio ,the old medieval villages of Castiglion Fiorentino, Lucignano and Foiano della Chiana.
The old barn has been carefully renovated and divided into four comfortable apartments, all with air conditioning, dish-washer, oven, toaster and satellite TV. The owner’s house is next to the barn and they are available to provide any information .
The farmhouse is surrounded by a large garden with olives, cypresses and other types of tree, where each apartment has its own external space equipped with table and chairs for eating outside. in one side of the garden, exposed to the sun all day, there is a beautiful swimming pool (5x12m – depth 1.20-1.50m).
in the common room with a large fireplace, furnished with sofas and a large table
Guests can come together for the typical dinners . There is also a laundry room and a bathroom for everyone’s use
ACQUA 4+1 Sleeps 70 m2
Ground floor apartment with independent entrance, pool side, made up of sitting-dining room with kitchenette, fireplace and sofa, double bedroom,
twin bedroom, bathroom with shower. Possibility to add a single bed.
EQUIPMENT: dish washer, communal washing machine, Sat TV, oven, freezer, toaster.
ARIA 2+1 Sleeps 40 m2
Ground floor apartment with independent entrance made up of sitting-dining room with kitchenette, fireplace andsofa, double bedroom, bathroom with shower.Possibility to add a single bed.
FUOCO 2+1 Sleeps 55 m2
Ground floor apartment with independent entrance, pool side, made up of sitting-dining room with kitchenette, wood stove and sofa, double bedroom, bathroom with shower. Possibility to add a single bed.
TERRA 4+1 Sleeps 65 m2
Ground floor apartment with independent entrance made up of sitting-dining room with kitchenette,
fireplace and sofa, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with shower. Possibility to add a single bed.
The pool is open from 28/04-06/10.Obligatory final cleaning of 50 € 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 Air conditionning 1€ /hour/ apartment BREAKAGE DEPOSIT 150 € .
Price includes: Water.Electricity,gas,bed linen and towels.
Price does not include : Registration fees 25 €/person, final cleaning 10 €/p .
Heating & Air condition 1.5 €/hour . Deposit 150 €.
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 .