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Brolio Quinto is the ideal place for a quiet holiday in the warm atmosphere of an old Tuscan farmhouse, beautifully preserved in its original architectural style, furnished with antique furniture, authentic decorative objects ranging from rustic handcrafs to exquisite artisanal works.
The farmhouse has two large apartments divided into two floors connected by both an external and an internal staircase. The villa that is rented for exclusive use to have complete privacy.
The ground floor apartment is accessed from a large veranda which leads to the living room where the stables were originally located. Here you can still admire the original design of the ceiling, which represents an example of typical architecture of the old Tuscan farm buildings.
In the the magnificent archways you can still where the bricks were worn down in certain places when they were rubbed against by farm animals. This is a true window into the past, framed with warmth and refinement.
From the living room, complete with fireplace and beautiful piano, you can enter the large and luminous dining room through two french doors. From the dining room equipped with a table for 14-16 people, you can admire a magnificent view of the beautiful town of Cortona through a large arched glass door. An antique wood-burning oven and a large grill enhance the dining area.
The well-appointed kitchen is modern, yet it still harmonises with the antique elements in the rest of the house. From the french windows of the kitchen you enter into the garden, which is shaded by a gazebo and has a beautiful dining table for 14-16 and and portable barbecue that guests are welcome to use.
The sleeping area has two double bedrooms and one triple bedroom containing of one double bed and one single bed. Each room has its own private bathroom, two of which have showers, one with bath and the third has a tub with shower.
The apartment on the first floor is comprised of a large living room with a beautiful fireplace, and one dining table for 10 or more people.
The very high beamed ceiling characterizes the beauty of this room.
The second living room is reserved for those who love reading, its library contains various books in italian and other languages : novels, art books, tourist guides, and local guides of our beautiful village.
The modern kitchen is equipped with all amenities, a lovely view from its windows.
The sleeping area:
- A cozy triple room, consisting of one double bed and one single beds, with the possibility to converte it into 3 single beds if required.
- A double bedroom, with a king size double bed with two windows, is very spacious and well furnished.
- One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower.
- The second bathroom, equipped with shower, also contains the washing machine.
Garden and Pool
The stone villa, built in the 19th century, is located at an height of 320 meters above sea level. It offers a panoramic view of the old castle of Montecchio and Cortona, both within a short drive from the farmhouse. Nearby are also Monte San Savino, Lucignano and Lake Trasimeno, which offers many internationally renowned cultural and folklore attractions..
The farmhouse is surrounded by a completely fenced-in 4.5 hectares of land, which includes a beautiful swimming pool (6x14 m) in a sunny position, with spectacular views of Cortona and the medieval castle of Montecchio.
The swimming pool is fully equipped with umbrellas, deckchairs, sunbeds and gazebo, as well as the natural shade of the huge willow tree nearby. In an original stone structure there is a shower.
Children and adults can also have fun with inflatables, balls and other games.
The pool is open from May to the end of September, except in unfavourable weather conditions. The pool and surrounding facilities all comply with local safety laws and regulations.
The garden contains a variety of fruit trees, about 180 olive trees, 80 magnificent holm oaks and several lemons. These offer a large, shady space in which to relax and enjoy your holiday in the scents of the uncontaminated countryside.
In the garden there is also an outdoor kitchen built on a stone platform. It has a four-burner hob set into a solid oak counter, a sink and a large barbecue. Next to the gazebo decorated with beautiful climbing roses, equipped with table for 14 - 16, you will find people and a small outbuilding equipped with dishwasher, sink, refrigerator and everything you need to cook and set the table. This structure is also to be used by the chef for the preparation of private dinners, and for cooking classes that can be agreed in advance directly with the owner.
Inside the structure, with independent entrance and private garden, there is a barn where the owner (Giovanna) lives with her dogs who takes care of the garden and the swimming pool with the help of the gardener.
Brolio Quinto is in the heart of the tuscan countryside, which offers both peaceful landscapes and
gorgeous art cities. Arezzo is only 20 kilometers away, and is famous for its antiques market which is held
the first Sunday of every month.
In addition, the first Sunday of September the city holds its ancient Giostra of the Saracino, a traditional medieval jousting tournament. If you make your journey in the months of July and August, you can attend to the famous Palio of the city of Siena, which is only 45 km away.
Siena is filled with traditions and artistic masterpieces of inestimable beauty like the Cathedral, the Communal Palace and the famous square Piazza del Campo, where takes place the Palio.
Also nearby, and not less interesting, you can find cities like Cortona and Castiglion Fiorentino, two beautiful Etruscan towns full of art, events and folklore. Castiglion Fiorentino is also the closest town from the BROLIO QUINTO farmhouse.
Other interesting tourist destinations are Pienza, a jewel of renaissance architecture, Chianciano Terme, which is known for its elegant thermal springs and its curative waters, and Montalcino known for its world- famous Brunello, Nobile di Montepulciano wine.