The search for a warm and welcoming Tuscan abode is over. Cottage Roccaio is a stone-clad home adjoined to another occupied house on a small family estate encircled by olive groves.
The search for a warm and welcoming Tuscan abode is over. Cottage Roccaio is a stone-clad home adjoined to another occupied house on a small family estate encircled by olive groves. From here, the alluring hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria are within easy reach. The vibrant, medieval hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino is within a five minute drive, and Cortona, Tuscany's highest hill town is 10 minutes away.
This cottage very comfortably hosts up to three couples with each bedroom having its own newly remodeled, en suite bathroom. Guests are greeted by a spacious living and dining room incorporating all the elements of a classic country home from the terracotta tiles to the thick beamed ceilings. At least one window is screened in each room. Beside the fireplace, there's a tablet, WiFi modem and a television with English language movie channels.
The swimming pool is on a level slightly above the cottage. The outdoor dining area for Cottage Roccaio is cleverly tucked into a covered portico offering a cool shady refuge during the day and a sheltered dining area on breezy evenings. The house beside Cottage Roccaio shares only the same driveway.
The friendly family who owns Cottage Roccaio are utterly fantastic hosts and live within a short drive. Gian Mario shares his passion for cars, nature and history by taking guests on a woodland tour in his vintage Land Rover Defender. This optional outing follows the forested pathways traveled by St. Francis of Assisi. In either Cottage Roccaio or their own home, Gian Mario's wife will gladly conduct an evening cooking class. It is their adult son and his family who are your next door neighbors. The surrounding olive trees produce a limited quantity of extra virgin olive oil that may be purchased on-site.
Within five minutes by car is the medieval hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino with some shops, cafes and restaurants. This area's ancient heritage is reflected year round with festivals and pageantry. Some of the more colorful events take place in July on each weekend with a festival honoring either pizza, ostrich, wild boar or frogs. The castle of Montecchio Vesponi, which is seen from the grounds, or Cortona are both 10 minutes by car; Arezzo: 20; Lake Trasimeno: 25; Montepulciano: 45; Siena, Florence or Perugia: 60; Orvieto or Assisi: 70; San Gimignano: 90.
Ground floor: Three steps up into kitchen with stove top, oven, fridge and dishwasher. Living/dining room with fireplace, TV, tablet, WiFi modem and door leading out to covered furnished portico. One bedroom with two single, joinable beds and two steps down into en suite bathroom with shower. Laundry room with washing machine.
First floor: One bedroom with two single beds and en suite bathroom with shower and heated towel rack. One bedroom with a queen size bed and en suite bathroom with shower and heated towel rack. One portable hair dryer.
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I am Gian Mario with my wife Luigina, we live in a country house in the beautiful Tuscan.
We have three Cottage:
Cottage Cortona and Roccaio Cottage, located a short distance from our house.
L 'last cottage was completed this year, his name is Luigina Cottage, located adjacent to our home.
Our passion is to travel around the world.
About 10 years now and we welcome families from all over the world into our homes ..
I had car dealerships and are an avid off-road, with my Land Rover organize tours in the Tuscan mountains.
My wife Luigina is a passionate about cooking, she organizes cooking classes. Wishing you can order lunches or dinners.
We organize tours in the most beautiful cities of Tuscany.
Our houses are located in a strategic point of Tuscany, in not more than one hour we bring to Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Pisa, Perugia and Assisi, etc. etc..
Let's hope that your stay is a memorable one, we will always be close to you ...!
We wait .....
Gian Mario and Luigina