Country estate for 4 people in the hills of Chianti.1/15Between cypresses and cycads
Tuscany | Whether a restored farm house or agriturismo – during a country vacation in Tuscany you can experience the nature and regional cuisine.
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You will find several holiday apartments on this 300-hectare estate in Gaiole.2/15Holiday on a wine-growing estate
Chianti in autumn | The grape harvest in the heart of Tuscany starts in mid-September. Lively celebrations accompany this time, which you can genuinely experience with a holiday home on the wine-growing estate.
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“Very attractive stylish furnishings,” wrote one customer about the holiday home in Tuscany.3/15The best in Tuscany
Tuscany | Would you like to know which holiday home or apartment is particularly worth spending a holiday in? Here we'll show you the accommodation in Tuscany, which has received the best reviews from our customers.
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Secluded country house for up to 12 people in Chianti.
5/15Holiday with your own pool
Tuscany | Give your Italian holiday the perfect touch with a holiday home plus pool! And let yourself completely relax with a view of the rolling hills and vineyards.
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You’ll find this exceptional holiday apartment for four people in the heart of Rome.6/15That certain something
Italy | In the end it comes down to the furnishings if one feels comfortable. That applies to both your home and holiday. These holiday houses have a particularly fancy interior which gives them a unique flair for your vacation.
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Apartment situated in an old palazzo near St Peter’s Basilica.7/15Trip to the Eternal City
Rome | After you have visited the antique sights and exciting museums you can return to your retreat and remain completely independent.
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Luxurious country estate for up to 20 people in Umbria.8/15Everyone can come along here!
Italy | Circles of friends, large families, teams, and other groups of travellers can experience exciting and relaxing holidays in these XXL houses for 20 people and more.
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This is how holiday rental owners described Castiglion Fiorentino
show more the area of Castiglion Fiorentino stood an important Etruscan settlement.
The actual town began to form in the eleventh century, first as a fief of the Bourbon del Monte, then, from the thirteenth century, as a possession of Arezzo, with the name of Castiglion Aretino. Arezzo fortified the village with a mighty wall. Between 1345 and 1369 Castiglion Fiorentino came under the control of Perugia.
In 1384 it became a permanent possession of the republic of Florence, which changed its name to Castiglion Fiorentino.
The village is now dominated by the medieval Cassero (11th-12thcentury), around which there is the old town that is enclosed within the walls of the thirteenth century. Castiglion Fiorentino has a well preserved historical center where stands the central square where are the Town Hall (16th century, but partly reconstructed in 1935) and the Vasari Loggia (16th century) from which there is a beautiful view of the valley below.
Among the most interesting religious buildings are the Romanesque church of San Francesco of the thirteenth century, the Church of Our Lady of Consolation (Madonna della Consolazione, early seventeenth century), the former church of San Lazzo in Santo Stefano dating from the mid-fourteenth century and is full of frescoes, and the so-called Three Churches (Tre Chiese): the Pieve Vecchia (mid-fifteenth century), the Collegiate Church of San Giuliano (19th century) and the Church of Jesus (Chiesa del Gesù) of the sixteenth century. A little more than 1 km from the center of town is the Church of Rétina (Pieve di Rétina), dating from the twelfth or thirteenth century, but of Renaissance appearance.
Among the museums are to visit: the Art Gallery, which is located inside of the Fortress, the museum includes the Church of Sant’Angelo (16th century), which is incorporated within the Cassero, and home to some masterpieces of medieval goldsmith. In the so called Coro della Monaca is the painting collection of the Art Gallery (Pinacoteca), with works by Bartolomeo della Gatta. Also interesting is the visit to the Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico), located in the Praetorian Palace (Palazzo Pretorio), here are exhibited by the remains of the Etruscan period of the city and there is also an archaeological underground path.
In the direction of Cortona a few kilometers from Castiglion Fiorentino is the picturesque Castle of Montecchio Vesponi.
lies at the centre of a triangle formed by important cities such as Florence, Siena and Perugia. Castiglion Fiorentino, originally an Etruscan settlement and later an old medieval village, lies close to the famous Valdichiana and Cortona.
The tower of the ancient castle dominates the town. This charismatic ...
show more town has much to offer any visitor including its beautiful medieval walls, beautiful churches, art treasures and numerous Renaissance structures - e.g. the Loggia by Vasari at the Piazza del Municipio.
Castiglion also has many festivals throughout the year including the famous Palio dei Rioni” (a horse race around the town – similar to the festival in Siena) which includes a colourful and energetic display of the ancient custom of flag-waving - dating back to the 13th century. Both of which are extraordinary shows not to be missed.