Arezzo Hilltop Villa | Tuscany
“From the sunny summit of a Tuscan hill, this villa sits on two hectares of land with a private swimming pool and boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside just outside the small town of Terranuova Bracciolini.”
The main entrance door of this Arezzo hilltop villa opens into a hallway that leads to a very spacious living and dining area with handmade terracotta tiles. This area is divided into four areas by four red brick and stone arches. There is the big open fireplace area with chairs, and an entertainment area with a comfortable sofa, armchairs, satellite tv, dvd player, and stereo with a cd player. There is also the wall-to-wall bookcase with armchairs for reading and the table for 8 ( can be made up to 12 ) under an original vaulted ceiling. On one side the living room opens onto the sun terrace, garden and pool through glass doors. On the other side it leads to the spectacular kitchen which is greatly equipped for professional use. It has a large central working area with 5 hobs, 2 ovens, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, American and Italian coffee makers, toaster as well as a table for up to 12. The kitchen is filled with sunlight as it is surrounded by large glass windows on 2 sides and opens into a nice shady verandah for dining outside.
The interiors of this Arezzo hilltop villa reflect typical Tuscan style while maintaining a feel of originality, elegance and comfort. This makes the atmosphere warm and intimate at the same time. You will find top quality materials and fittings all throughout the house thanks to the architect owner who has personally chosen the details and furniture, many of which have been handcrafted by local artisans.
A flight of stairs takes you to the first floor with a second small living room with satellite tv and an open fireplace. Here there are 5 bedrooms. One double bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a shower, and another double bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and a shower extension. There is a another double bedroom with a bathroom, double sink and shower in the corridor just in front of it. The 2 twins on this floor ( can be made double ) share a bathroom with a shower. All the bathrooms have a hairdryer and the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, window screens and internet connection points. Also on the first floor is a small study with 2 computers, ADSL connection and a sofa.
A unique aspect of this Arezzo hilltop villa is the ancient medieval look out tower which has been furnished as a twin bedroom with a shared bathroom on the landing a few steps downstairs. There is a 360 degree view of the surrounding area through the glass windows.
You will find the 4 X 8 meter pool right in front of the house on a sun terrace, accessed through the glass doors of the living room. It is well equipped with deck-chairs and sun umbrellas. On the terrace there is also a large covered verandah with table, chairs and BBQ ideal for enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner “al fresco” while watching the sun set. A beautiful garden reaches down the hill into olive groves and rows of fruit trees. At the rear of the Villa is the main entrance door facing what was originally a wide barnyard with a spacious arched loggia. It is equipped with an oven for pizza, chairs and a bench for relaxing. This set up allows guests to be immersed in the countryside.
This Arezzo hilltop villa is just outside of Terranuova, located in the Arno Valley between Arezzo and Florence. There is an abundance of beautiful landscape throughout the area to explore including vineyards, olive groves and mountainous areas. The surrounding area is known for artisan handcrafting as well as prestigious wines and oils. Visitors can see many examples of rural architecture nearby including farmhouse mansions, historical fortresses, and tobacco houses that have been restored. As well, the villa sits a short distance from the desirable destinations of Florence and Siena, offering an abundance of art, history, restaurants, and Italian culture for visitors to enjoy.