L'Albero-Bello

Sleeps: 8 Bedroom(s): 4 Bathroom(s): 4

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Beautiful grounds, spacious interiors, a sparkling blue pool surrounded by greenery and vistas, all well placed within easy reach of major vineyards and medieval towns; savor the Tuscan life!

Location

Situated close to both Tuscan and Umbrian attractions, L'Albero Bello villa is a wonderful base from which to easily explore this magnificent region. It's less than a mile from the remarkably preserved medieval walled hilltop town of Lucignano with its varied shops, restaurants and grocery stores. Lucignano, the pearl of Valdichiana, is one of the most interesting examples of medieval town planning with its elliptical structure based on concentric rings. It's a hidden gem, authentic and untouched by mass tourism, a place suspended out of time. Be sure to visit the elaborate reliquary made for the church of San Francesco in the Museum of Lucignano. Called the L'albero della vita (The Tree of Life) the central stem is supported on a Gothic reliquary, from which spread out twelve branches, surmounted by a Crucifix and a pelican. On the branches there are sprigs of coral, representing the blood of Christ.

The villa is within 30 miles of Arezzo, Siena and Lake Trasimeno and so many more amazing and sites and villages. Go horseback riding, play tennis, tour wineries, get out on the water in Lake Trasimieno there are endless possibilities surrounding you!

Local train and bus service connects through Arezzo, or drive @ 15 minutes to the Arezzo train station that has direct service north to Florence and south to Rome.

Exterior

This lovely old stone house reserves all the character of its 17th century origins.

Set in a private, tranquil landscape, the pool will provide many hours of enjoyment during the summer months. The outdoor covered lounge and dining patio affords comfortable space for dining al fresco, acting as an outdoor living room. The pool has a pool house with a full bathroom, a kitchenette and barbecue. 

For larger groups can be rented in connection with Villa Landolfo located on the adjacent property, a 3-minute walk. The two villas each have complete privacy.

Interior

Beautiful airy rooms are comfortably furnished and inviting with a pleasing blend of traditional and contemporary design. Eclectic artwork, kilim carpets and fabulous beamed ceilings add interest, colour and architectural charm. The living room at the heart of the house has windows that open onto the garden and a large arched passageway that leads to the adjacent dining area.

The well-appointed kitchen is light filled and large, with another great beamed ceiling and unique tile work it's perfect for preparing delicious meals with the wonderful delicacies abundant in this region. All 4 of the comfortable bedrooms have modern en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning to ensure restful nights.

A beautiful and cosy sitting room on the second floor has an open fireplace, a perfect place to snuggle up with a book and glass of Brunello before a fire on a cold autumn evening.