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We sought Susan Steele's advice and assistance with our recent family trip to Italy and she provided us with excellent advice and service. Ultimately, through her, we found the perfect accomodation in Tuscany. We do not hesitate in recommending Susan's services!

~ Claire and Bronson

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"Susan, thank you for assisting our family plan a memorable holiday in Rome and Tuscany. You made our trip easy and stress free. You understood exactly
what we were looking for. Every suggestion you made was excellent, and considerate our budget, time constraints, and personal likes and dislikes.
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Villa Cynthia  Apartment (in Rome)

Lazio - Cynthia - Rome 
Sleeps:2 to 6
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2

The apartment is in a historic building, located in the historic center at 20 metres from Piazza Navona, Via del Governo Vecchio, 96.The apartment is 85 square meters with 4 beds + 2 Baths . We want to rent to those who seek the best possible location in the historic area, the princely palaces and institutions in the city's shopping and cultural activities and nightlife.

A quiet apartment in the city center but not as, a usual anonymous hotel, or any B & B, pleasant and as comfortable as home.

Bed Room 4Bed Room 3Bed Room 2

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Villa Due Leoni

Tuscany - Gaiole in Chianti - Siena
Sleeps:2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Pool Shared

Villa Due Leoni is a great place to stay for couples. Located just off the square, on the main footpath, that leads down to the swimming pool and tennis court, next door to the hamlet’s small chapel. Outside the large furnished terrace, has spectacular views over the Tuscan countryside, with its olive groves and rolling hillsides and the romantic castle of San Polo in Rosso across the valley. This is the perfect spot to sit and relax with a glass of the local Chianti wine, watching the sun go down.

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La Lavanda

Tuscany -Tredozio - Siena
Sleeps:6
Bedrooms: 3 Queen and Twin Beds
Bathrooms: 3

This enchanting Villa, another of our classical country villas, stands on a bluff overlooking the Lutirano Valley in the Tuscan countryside. Every room has spectacular views across the valley of lakes, woods and farm fields. There is also a typical country-style pizza oven to enjoy summer cooking parties as well as a swimming pool that has 360° views over the valley.  This property as the other houses of this big estate, straddles Tuscany and Emilia Romagna and is an excellent base for visiting the east of Italy; Ravenna with its wonderful Byzantine mosaics or Rimini where one of Alberti's more formal architectural projects, the Tempio Malatestiano, still stands.

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Casa Giulia

Tuscany - Greve in Chianti - Florence
Sleeps:6
Bedrooms: 2 Queen size bed, Shared bathroom with shower,
Sofa Bed in the living room available for 2 person
bathroom (only WC)
Bathrooms: 2

Enchanting portion of a small villa,  set in a peaceful, panoramic position near Greve. With private entrance in a nice and secluded garden with swimming pool (7x4 deep 1,20 m) in exclusive use of the guests, privacy is guarantee being set in a corner of the property. The big apartment has parquet floors in the bedrooms and terracotta floors in the living room and the kitchen. It is very tastefully furnished in typical Tuscan style. Perfect location to visit the Chianti area and the most enchanting cities, being  25 km from the centre of Florence, 34 km from the centre of San Gimignano, 40 km from the centre of Siena. Greve is only 3 Km far of which 1 Km on unpaved road. Private: garden, terrace, barbecue and pool. Parking by the house. Shop, grocers, restaurant 3 km.

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Tuscany -Arezzo - Anghiari
Sleeps: 7
Bedrooms: 3 double beds and twin beds
Bathrooms: 2 tub and shower

Beautiful portion of a villa situated in a small village that dates back to the 17th century situated near Arezzo, close to Anghiari, which was the scene of a war between Florence and Milan in 1440. The hamlet is made up of a few houses renovated maintaining the original architectural characteristics. Outside, guests can take advantage of a beautiful shared swimming pool set in panoramic location. The owner lives in the cottage nearby and can provide all the necessary assistance.

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Tuscany - Via Cerritoio- Pistoia
Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 5 double rooms (1 double sofa bed)
Bathrooms: 5

Villa Il Cerritoio is situated in the Valdinievole, in the heart of Tuscany, on the hill overlooking the ancient spa town of Montecatini. It’s an ideal point of departure to visit the main attractive cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa, the charming Versilia coast and the enchanting Pinocchio Park at Collodi, where you can spend holidays featured by relax and fun.
The villa is surrounded by a charming park with swimming pool, featuring expanses of olive trees, cultivated terraces according to the Tuscan tradition and vineyards which frame to a picture. The Villa has five double room available with bathroom en suite, which has been recently renovated and a double sofa bed.

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Tuscany - Colle Val d'Elsa - Siena
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Podere San Giuseppe is a splendid farm immersed in the charming Tuscan hills halfway between Siena and Florence. The property, built in the last century, has been recently restored with great care by the owners keeping the original architecture but at the same time by adding every modern convenience. The property consists of three buildings: the main house, the guesthouse and a dependance. All three buildings have the typical farmhouse aspect: stone buildings with tiled floors and wooden beam ceilings, set in a property of 2½ acres. The big oak tree next to the main house provides a large shaded area where guests can enjoy al fresco meals washed down with a good glass of Chianti or to simply relax and enjoy the panorama.

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Tuscany - Castelnuovo Berardenga - Siena
Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5 (3 doubles, 1 double with divisible bed, 1 twin with joinable beds)
Bathrooms: 5 (3 with shower, 2 with tub. En suite bathrooms: 3)

Villa Santa Maria, is a typical country farmhouse dating from the end of 1800, fully restored and placed in the context of a winery estate in the heart of Chiantishire. The house is built totally in stone in accordance with the original design while keeping the wooden beams and bricks in the ceiling, terracotta floors and a travertine staircase. Looking out of the window you can enjoy a magnificent view over the countryside and woodlands of the beautiful hills renowned throughout the world. Villa Santa Maria, offers the opportunity to live a unique experience, where wine and oil are the protagonists. Here it is possible during the olive harvest and during the wine harvest to see how wine and oil are produced, and make the most of the opportunity to taste good wine and quality oil produced by the owners family.

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Tuscany - San Gimignano - Siena
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3 (2 doubles, 1 twin with joinable beds)
Bathrooms: 2 Service Bathroom: 1 (2 with shower, 1 service. En-suite bathrooms: 1)

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Villa Caterina, a rustic stone farmhouse, is located in one of the most beautiful landscapes that nature has to offer in the territory of Siena, nestled in the beautiful setting of green expanses cultivated with vineyards and olives, in the heart of the Val d'Elsa, between Siena and Florence, and just 5 minutes from the historical centre of the famous little town of San Gimignano. Originally a farmhouse, with the ground floor used as a shed and shelter for animals, the house was subsequently enlarged and renovated in respect of the original plan and in keeping with the exquisitely Tuscan architectural tradition, where wood and terracotta are the main features of all the rooms, rendered intimate and cosy by the antique family furniture and by details evoking the rural history and local traditions.

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Tuscany - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - Florence
Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6 (6 doubles of which 2 can become twins)
Bathrooms: 5 (3 with shower, 2 with bath tub. En suite bathrooms: 3)

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Villa Casabianca C.A.V. is a splendid farmhouse carefully restored, situated in the town of Tavarnelle, in the unique contest of the hillsides that surround Florence, which distances only 30 kilometres away. The enchanting views and the tranquillity, makes Casa Bianca truly unique. The internal finishing’s of this property are characterised with the wooden ceiling beams, and beautiful pastel coloured walls. The charm of the furnishings, which have been personally cared for by the owner, provide an authentic atmosphere. In one wing of the property on the ground floor, there has been created a loft, a subdivided area with two vast spaces; an ample kitchen and living room, with refined stone walls. The directly accessible pergola offers the perfect setting for a relaxing and pleasant meal outdoors. The location of this villa is certainly amongst the most famous in Italy, renown for the natural, cultural and historical beauty of typical Tuscan towns such as Chianti, Siena, Florence, Lucca and Pisa.

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Tuscany - Empoli - Florence
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4 (2 doubles, 2 twins with joinable beds)
Bathrooms: 3 (3 with shower. En suite bathroom: 2)

Villa Barilli: an elegant house nestling in the beautiful setting of the green expanses of vineyards and olives of a prosperous estate in Florentine Chianti. Originally a farmhouse, surrounded by outbuildings used as barn and shelter for farm animals, it has been given new life after recent and accurate restoration. The rooms, where the old terracotta floors have been maintained, are furnished with particular sobriety and attention to detail and blend harmoniously with the extraordinary simplicity of the rural materials of the typical Tuscan buildings. From the windows of the house and from the pool area guests can admire the magnificent view stretching as far as the eye can see, from the garden to the rolling hills that surround the house, forming a harmonious symphony of shapes and colours.

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Alborata 6

Tuscany - San Giovanni d'Asso - Siena
Sleeps : 6
Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 double with bed in the loft, 1 twin with joinable beds)
Bathrooms: 3

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Alborata is an old Tuscan farmhouse entirely built in stone, dating to the beginning of the last century and situated not far from the village of San Giovanni d’Asso, in the unmistakable and characteristic countryside of the Crete Senesi. During the recent, careful renovation works, the travertine staircase, floors in top quality Tuscan terracotta and ceilings with the characteristic vaults were installed on the ground floor and, on the first floor, ceilings with exposed wooden beams and tiles, leaving intact the original structure of the farmhouses of yore. The choice of furniture respects the traditional Tuscan style, simple and comfortable but, at the same time, elegant.

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Tuscany - Cetona - Siena
Sleeps:6
Bedrooms: 3 (2 doubles, 1 twin)
Bathrooms: 3 (3 with shower. En suite bathroom: 1)

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Villa Podere Madonna di Mezzo is a typical country style house, built in stone and brick and recently restored respecting it’s original design. Situated on a sweet rolling Tuscan hillside with a splendid views of the medieval hamlet of Cetona, and the enchanting landscape of the traditional residences situated on the hillside. The furnishing’s of this property is the perfect mix of traditional Tuscan pieces of “poor Art” and the charm of the wooden ceiling beams and “cotto” paving. This property is strategically positioned, only 1 km from one of the oldest centres of Siena which at the same time is renown for the many saga’s that take place. Also from this property guests can visit some of the most beautiful cities of Art in Tuscany and Umbria such as Siena, Florence, Orvieto, Perugia, Todi, but also numerous Etruscan hamlets such as Chiusi, Montepulciano, Pienza e Montalcino.

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Tuscany - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - Florence
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3 (2 doubles, 1 twin with joinable beds)
Bathrooms: 3 (2 with shower, 1 service. En suite bathroom: 1)

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Valluccia is an attractive little house, the result of the restoration of an old barn that has maintained unaltered the original architecture: terracotta floors, open face beams and stone frontage. The interior, with all modern conveniences, is very simple and functional. The two-storey villa stands on sloping ground which allows direct access to the outside from the first floor as well. The ground floor has a large veranda which is reached directly from the living room. The house is a starting point for a voyage of discovery of Tuscan history and traditions in the surrounding territory, rich in beauty and art. In just a few minutes you can get to the world renowned art cities such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra, but also the small towns of the Chianti region such as Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti.

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Tuscany - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - Florence
Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5 (5 doubles of which 2 can become twins)
Bathrooms: 4 (2 with shower, 2 with bath tub. En suite bathrooms: 3)

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Villa Casabianca C.A.V. is a splendid farmhouse carefully restored, situated in the town of Tavarnelle, in the unique contest of the hillsides that surround Florence, which distances only 30 kilometres away. The enchanting views and the tranquillity, makes Casabianca truly unique. The internal finishing’s of this property are characterised with the wooden ceiling beams, and beautiful pastel coloured walls. The charm of the furnishings, which have been personally cared for by the owner, provide an authentic atmosphere. In one wing of the property on the ground floor, there has been created a loft, a subdivided area with two vast spaces; an ample kitchen and living room, with refined stone walls.

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Tuscany - Siena - Cavriglia/Chianti - Arezzo/Florence
Sleeps:8
Bedrooms: 4  
Bathrooms: 5
Pool Private

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. A watchtower dating back to around 1000:this is the origin of what today is Il Chiostro, a beautiful, out of the ordinary, home which the owners have always wanted to turn into an exclusive place, destined to all those in search of originality, sophistication and luxury, combined with a taste for the classic and for tradition. Il Chiostro, which has maintained the U-shape of the typical manor houses, is a house built entirely of stone with an elegant paved courtyard, with a centre well and bordered on one side by a line of arches. The accurate restoration project, designed in accordance with local architecture, has created a perfect synthesis between old and modern, salvaging the original terracotta floors, the fireplace dating back to the seventeenth century and the ceilings with the classic barrel vaults in the oldest part of the house and, at the same time, furnished with all the amenities of a modern and comfortable structure.

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Tuscany - Castelfranco di Sopra/Figline Valdarno - Arezzo
Sleeps:6
Bedrooms: 3    
Bathrooms:3

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. An old farmhouse dating back to the beginning of the last century, Le Grillaie is the result of careful restoration done by the current owner. Fine finishing touches, combined with a valuable collection of antique furniture and details of a highly personalized style, that tell a story of great passions and distant journeys, have rendered it a refined and very particular country house, equipped with every modern convenience. The villa is set in a magnificent park and surrounded by a lush, colourful garden, presenting its guests with a natural setting of rare excellence, to be appreciated for its harmony and for the incredible feeling of peace that it evokes. The property is located in the Upper Valdarno, an area of particular charm and environmental importance for the peculiar topography of the area, characterized by the typical gullies or cliffs. Halfway between Florence and Arezzo, and close to Siena, it is a great departure point, in the centre of evocative artistic and cultural itineraries, for visiting the art cities of the region and the villages of Chianti, such as Greve, Radda and Gaiole, and for admiring the wonderful natural attractions of the area, especially the reserve of the Parco di Vallombrosa, with its imposing abbey.

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Tuscany - Sovicille - Siena
Sleeps: 6 + 2
Bedrooms: 3 (2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 single sofa bed in the study)
Bathrooms: 3 (2 with shower, 1 with Jacuzzi tub. En suite bathrooms: 1)
Pool Private

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. La Capanna di Franca is an old barn which, in 2006, thanks to careful restoration work that has enhanced the original architectural style, was transformed into a warm and comfortable country house. Standing in the medieval hamlet of Palazzavelli, a tiny cluster of houses just one kilometre from the centre of Sovicille, but in an independent position, this rustic stone farmhouse is surrounded by a lush garden with a beautiful view from the windows of the first floor over the surrounding countryside against the background of Siena which is just a few kilometres away.

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Tuscany Poggibonsi Siena -Sleeps up to 12 people
Bedrooms: 6   
Bathrooms: 6 ( Ensuite bathrooms: 6)

Beautiful restored country house set on a hill overlooking the Chianti landscape. It is the result of a fantastic restoration of the ancient farmhouse composed by the main Villa and the small Dependance, both converted into a chic retreat where informal luxury, privacy and attention to clients are its main characteristics.The complex is part of a big wine estate set at approx 10 minutes from it, where guests can also visit the ancient cellars and taste the wines in the beautiful winery. The well kept garden is at exclusive use of the guests.

This chic retreat sleeps up to 12 people and is perfect for those looking for a very private hideaway. The guest rooms are spacious with stylish furnishings, air conditioning, TV and luxurious linens. The resort features an infinity pool with hydromassage overlooking the valley and indoor and outdoor dining areas with a pizza oven and barbecue for informal dinners

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Tuscany - Monsummano Terme - Pistoia
Sleeps:  8 to 10
Bedrooms: 4   
Bathrooms: 3, each with Jacuzzi bath or shower  
Pool Private

The name comes from a sculpture of an "Annunciation" angel from a cathedral in Northern Europe and now it is inserted in the wall of the court yard. Villa dell'Angelo is a luxury restored 18th Century Tuscan villa with exclusive pool and is the ideal accommodation for family or group vacation (for 8-10 people)  "love of Tuscany and its traditions, care of details, a refined but family atmosphere, fidelity to the authentic style, the art of welcoming to and living in Tuscany....All of this you will find in Villa Angelo." In this uncontaminated and tranquil spot you can spend unforgetable moments of relax which will make your stay in Italy a unique and original experience in perfect Tuscan style.

For those who are searching for the real spirit and essence of Tuscany and who appreciate the antique flavour of a special refuge surrounded by Nature; for those needing a centralized base from which to visit the natural and artistic beauties of the region, Villa Angelo is perfect.


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Resort Casa Bianchi

Poggibonsi, Siena -Sleeps: 8      
Bedrooms: 4 (4 double beds)   
Bathrooms: 4 ( Ensuite bathrooms)

The house has been well restored and decorated. Access is by external steps and a short flight of internal steps. With views stretching across the rolling hills, your afternoons will be spent by the spacious pool, set in the lovely scented garden. The owner has lovingly prepared his allotment and you are free to pick your own salad and seasonal vegetables. The owners live on the ground floor of this property. 

Spacious kitchen (fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, 5 gas hobs and washing machine). The kitchen has views across the garden and pool, open plan living room with large open fireplace and comfortable sofas.A short corridor leads to 3 of the 4 bedrooms. All the rooms have en suite bathrooms (all with shower). The master bedroom has a drawing room attached which can be used as a single bedroom. The fourth bedroom has its own entrance at the top of the internal steps and has the luxury of a large living space, shower room and spacious bedroom with views over the pool. This bedroom is ideal if a couple in the party wishes to have more privacy (e.g. grandparents). Two of the bedrooms can be made up as either doubles or twins.

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Tuscany - Pisa- Calci -
Sleeps: 6+  

Bedrooms: 3  
Bathrooms: 2

Cottage Limone is a newly built ranch house with 3 bedrooms each with bathroom en suite. One bedroom has French doors onto a side patio. Integrity of classic Tuscan design with terra cotta floors and wood beamed ceiling is visible. The main room which combines living space, dining and kitchen facilities is flooded with light from French doors. The house is now landscaped and has a table and chairs on the patio. Each house has two sets of remote controls for entrance through the gate and turning on driveway lights at night.

Fattoria la Pieve is located in the marvellous and characteristic countryside of Tuscany, at the bottom of Mount Serra. "La Pieve" is in Calci , typical Italian countryside village near Pisa, and is located at the centre of the spectacular and picturesque valley of "Val Graziosa" ("Charming Valley"). This relaxed atmosphere indeed helps you forget the hectic and stressful city day-by-day lifestyle. "La Pieve" extends over an area of 15 Ha with a microclimate perfect to grow Olive trees and vineyards.

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Tuscany - Pisa- Calci -
Sleeps: 6+2  
Bedrooms: 3 + sofa bed
Bathrooms: 3

A very panoramic ranch house, with original fixtures lovingly restored. The Cottage is composed of the dining room with its original hearth with double sofa bed , the kitchen, with working fireplace and oven, an original stone sink and brazier. On the same floor there are 2 double bedrooms each one with his own private bathroom and another with 2 singles beds with private bathroom too. The house has a large garden with olive trees and a pergola equipped far outside dining. The cottage has a large panoramic private swimming pool.

Fattoria la Pieve is located in the marvellous and characteristic countryside of Tuscany, at the bottom of Mount Serra. "La Pieve" is in Calci , typical Italian countryside village near Pisa, and is located at the centre of the spectacular and picturesque valley of "Val Graziosa" ("Charming Valley"). This relaxed atmosphere indeed helps you forget the hectic and stressful city day-by-day lifestyle. "La Pieve" extends over an area of 15 Ha with a microclimate perfect to grow Olive trees and vineyards.

 

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Tuscany - Larciano - Montalbano
Sleeps: 2 to 9

This beautiful farmhouse, situated in a panoramic position , offers hospitality in its three apartments , accommodating from 2 to 9 people , for a total of 18 people. Podere I Sorbi is a beautiful and fully restored farmhouse on the hills of Montalbano , immersed among olive trees. It is peaceful and quiet panoramic position. It is near the small village of Larciano ( only 2 km ) and its many shops, supermarket, pharmacy, banks and services of all kinds ...It offers you the opportunity to spend a relaxing holiday away from the noise and crowds , while allowing you to its ideal position to quickly reach all important tourist and cultural centers of Tuscany.The apartments are furnished with refinement and are equipped with all modern comforts . They all have a private entrance. A beautiful pool.

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Tuscany - Lucca - San Pietro a Marcigliano
Sleeps: 3 to 13

Charming house situated in a panoramic and sunny position (350 m asl) over the valley of Lucca, just renovated in 2010 and adapted to a beautiful villa for a pleasant stay in complete relaxation. A narrow road up the hill leads to the fenced property that consists of a main building, a dependance, a swimming pool, a tennis court and an equipped garden that surrounds the structure. Close to the pool a covered terrace with table and chairs, definitely suitable for unforgettable meals in front of a spectacular view. On the underside of the house is the tennis court reachble walking through a field of olive trees.

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Estate of Collelungo

ColleLungo, Chianti Classico -Toscana  4 bedroom, 4 Bath, Sleeps 8

A Beautiful independent farmhouse at the center of the Estate of Collelungo, in a secluded position ensuring complete privacy. This magnificient Tuscan country house from the 14th century is placed in the heart of the Chianti region and offers unchanged views over olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees.

The Villa was totally restored in 2002 with a careful eye to maintain the Tuscany area architecture with woodbeamed ceilings, cotto floors and whitewashed walls, while adding the most modern amenities. Inside it is luminous and impeccably furnished with several antique pieces mixed to contemporary design furniture that blend in with the typical Tuscan style.

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