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Agritourism Il Gorgo - Tuscany Holiday Farm House: Rooms With Swimming Pool, Satellite TV, Kitchen, Wash Rooms

 
Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool nearby Siena and Arezzo - Tuscany Italy
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Il Gorgo 2
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The farmhouse is a typical stone building already named in the maps of the Valdichiana valley of the 16th century. For at least three centuries, up to 1985, it belonged to a big estate owned by a noble family from Florence. The house is placed upon a hillside, in the middle of a property with woods, olive orchards, fields and a little lake on the south side of Lucignano. The village is a splendid example of medieval architecture, well known by historians for its medieval plan with roads going in circles around the hill.From the house you have a nice view of the local countryside, allowing the guest to relax enjoying an area representing a beautiful example of traditional Tuscan landscape. The house is furnished in a country style, with several pieces from the XVIII-XIX century.  
 
We can accommodate up to 8/10 guests. The farmhouse has a swimming pool, an ample garden, and all services.Go to the detailed description

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Agritourism Il Gorgo - Tuscany Holiday Farm House: Rooms With Swimming Pool, Satellite TV, Kitchen, Wash Rooms  

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Reach Lucignano Direction Sinalunga, At The 4th Turn Go On The Left  

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Lucignano  

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Toscana  

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Italy  

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Farm House Il Gorgo Official Website  

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ABOUT US

In Tuscany close to Siena and Arezzo near the small village of Lucignano. Isolated stone farmhouse of the 17th century, walking distance from the beautiful medieval village of Lucignano, 30 minutes from Arezzo, Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano.  
 
More than one hectare of land around the house is fenced for your privacy. Blue and white herons are often found in the lake, fallow deers graze around the house. Lucignano is a medieval 'hill town'. It has a unique rounded town plan,churches of the 13th and 18th century , a museum, several restaurants and shops. Some of the most beautiful towns of Tuscany are only 30 min. by car: Arezzo, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino.  
Umbria with Perugia and Trasimeno lake is also close, as well as Florence (60 min.). The area is well known for top quality wines, (e.g. Brunello di Montalcino), but also for good wines at reasonable prices. Shopping malls and fashion outlets are in the area. A railway station is 6 kms from the house.  
 
The farmhouse is a typical stone building already named in the maps of the Valdichiana valley of the 16th century. For at least three centuries, up to 1985, it belonged to a big estate owned by a noble family from Florence. The house is placed upon a hillside, in the middle of a property with woods, olive orchards, fields and a little lake on the south side of Lucignano. The village is a splendid example of medieval architecture, well known by historians for its medieval plan with roads going in circles around the hill.From the house you have a nice view of the local countryside, allowing the guest to relax enjoying an area representing a beautiful example of traditional Tuscan landscape. The house is furnished in a country style, with several pieces from the XVIII-XIX century.  
 
The guests will enjoy the house alone, as no other flat is rented. You will only meet the owner coming to the house from time to time. The house is surrounded by olive groves, fields, a wood and a small lake, belonging to the same property.

OUR SERVICES

Bedrooms
doubles 2 twins 1 one more twin with bathroom available on request.  
Small bed for babies available on demand.
Wash Rooms
2 bathrooms 1 en-suite bathroom
Garden
large garden around the house (more than 1 hectar) protected by a fence pergola with table and chairs
Reception
living area seats 10 & dining area seats 10
Swimming Pool
4,5 x 9,5 m, max depth 1,68 m. open from 31/05 to 2/10
Kitchen
oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dish washer, iron & board, toaster, coffee maker, large 5 burner stove, wood oven
Leisure
TV, satellite TV, radio, CD player
General
washing machine, ceiling fans, room heaters, house linen, central heating, large fire place
Outdoors
garden, barbecue, private pool, washing line, parking, patio/garden furniture
Local sports
cycling, tennis, horse riding, aqua park
Excluded
smoking

OUR TARIFFS

22 april - 27 may
1,000 Euros per week
27 may - 24 june
1,100 Euros per week
24 June - 02 September
1,450 Euros per week
02 september - 30 september
1,100 Euros per week
01 October - 28 October
1,000 Euros per week
Fees are subject to change and/or promotional offers. Contact us to know more: Email

HOW TO REACH AND CONTACT US

Motorway A1 Firenze-Roma - Exit Monte San Savino - Go to Lucignano  
Go to Sinalunga - 4° turn, take road on the left.  
Shops and restaurants can be found in Lucignano (1,5 km). Shopping malls can be found in Sinalunga (6 km), Arezzo (25 km) , Siena (45 km). The famous towns of Pienza and Montalcino, Montepulciano and Cortona can be reached in 30-40 minutes by car. The Trasimeno lake is 28 km far, Perugia 65 km, while Florence is just 1 hour from the house.  
 
For further information about la Casa del Gorgo:Email  
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HISTORY OF THE AREA WE ARE LOCATED IN

Before the roman conquer Valdichiana was part of the Etruscan nation, in this period the farmers had already developed agricultural practices that will shape the Italian landscape for many centuries. Vitivulture was based on a different cultivation system using not vines on low trees or dry stakes, as in the Greek colonies of Sicily, but raised high up bound to poplar, maples or elms.  
Much later the term "rumpotinetum" was infact used by Latin authors to describe trees married to vines, with long vine branches. Valdichiana was considered the granary of Etruria, in the first century A.D.; Plinius the Young describes it as a pleasant place, with a nice climate, quite populated, with a flourishing agricultural activity and many forests. The fall of the roman empire and the barbar invasions caused heavy environmental changes destroying the roman organization of rural landscape all across Italy.  
There are not historical records describing Valdichiana in the dark barbaric era, but in the 11th century most of the valley is described as a swamp. People lived in villages surrounded by walls placed on the top of the hills, and cultivated vines, wheat and olive trees, along the hill slopes . The swamp extended for all the length of the valley, almost 40 km and much of its width, 25 km. Roads run high on the hills and each town had a port, the valley was a big lake linked with the Tevere river and Rome, to the south, and the Arno river and Florence to the north.  
 
Between 13th and 15 century the valley was divided between the rule of Florence, supporting the Pope, and the rule of Siena supporting the Emperor. The situation was very unstable, hired armies conquered several times the towns of the valley, which passed frequently from on Lord to another. At the end of the 15th century the republic of Florence decided to start to dry the swamp, entrusting Leonardo da Vinci with the project.  
 
In 1503 he drew a detailed map of the valley, now collected at the Windsor Royal Library in London, showing an archipelago of hills emerging from the swamp, probably reaching its largest extension. However, only a little amount of the swamp was dried in this century. A description of the 17th century divides the territory of the valley into cultivated area, pastures, and swamp vegetation. In this period works done to dry the swamp are increasing and they will last until the total drainage in the 19th century, when new arable land was created and farm houses built also in the plains.  
 
The traditional forms of agriculture, based on the share-crop system, with many different land uses forming a complex landscape mosaic, where trees and hedges plaid a major role, continued until the second world war, when many farmers abandoned the countryside to work in factories. A technological revolution started in this period, introducing mechanization and fertilizers, that completely changed rural economy. Nevertheless, many parts of this territory still show ancient landscapes, often managed by aged farmers mastering traditional techniques. The complex landscape mosaic once dominating farmland can still be observed looking to the hill slopes surrounding the eastern and western side of the valley, where mixed cultivations with vines bound to olive and maple trees are lined at the side of the fields and terraced slopes, and woodlands are still managed according to traditional techniques existing since Roman times.
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