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La Pietra
UMBRIA TUSCANY BORDER,  ITALY

"The place was even better than we had hoped for."

--Excerpted from article by the Travel Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reprinted with permission of the Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 1999. (Click here to read the entire article)

This classically restored stone farmhouse is situated on a high hillside with panoramic views of Umbria and eastern Tuscany, including the tiny hill town of Preggio, and the ruins of the Pierle castle in a landscape dotted with small farms and ancient olive groves. Originally, La Pietra was the dwelling of tenant farmers who worked the lands of the local castle, an outlying Medici fortress dating back to the 9th century. On the upper floor, the house has three double bedrooms and two baths. It includes a large, cook's delight country kitchen with long, oak dining table, made from the beams of the original house. The dramatic, high-ceilinged living room has a raised hearth open fireplace, suitable for philosophical gazing and culinary pleasures. The upstairs living room leads out on to a covered loggia, with some of the best views in central Italy--a place to read, to eat, and to watch the weather and light change throughout the day.

"And while we were using our rental home as a base for travels within the region, we also took the opportunity to go nowhere and do nothing. La Pietra lent itself perfectly to such nonpursuits."

--Excerpted from article by the Travel Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reprinted with permission of the Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 1999. (Click here to read the entire article)

For larger groups, there are three bedrooms on the ground floor, two with private bathrooms, which can be rented on a per bedroom basis in conjunction with the upstairs accommodations. The front bedroom has a large raised hearth fireplace, providing additional living room space on the ground floor. Outdoor terraces on three sides expand the living space of the house, providing different vantage points from which to enjoy the view. Vegetable and herb gardens close to the house are an added country luxury. The house is centrally located for easy exploration of the region.



SIZE. 2 floors, 6 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. 

BEDS. Sleeps up to 13 people. Top Floor, 1 king, 1 double, 2 singles, 1  double sofa bed. Ground Floor, 1 king, 3 singles, 1 double sofa bed.

La Pietra can be rented separately or in conjunction with CASA CARINA and CASA LA QUERCIA



SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Spacious, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and dishwasher.
  • American style showers, European-length bathtubs, bidets, pedestal sinks.
  • Washer and Dryer on each floor.
  • Two raised hearth, stone fireplaces.
  • Central heating, washer/dryer on each floor.
  • Furnished with antiques and pieces built by local craftsmen using old designs.
  • Attractive linens and towels.
  • Terraces and gardens, suitable for outdoor eating in the warmer months.
  • Personalized Italian cooking lessons and/or serving at home, available upon request.
  • 7 meter by 18 meter pool (*Shared with Casa Quercia & Casa Carina).

Please Note: prices are quoted in US$ or Euro€ but are subject to currency fluctuations until paid in full.

Weekly Rental Rates for Year 2011
(rents from Saturday to Saturday)
Exception! Prices for this property are quoted in Euros not US$ !
High Season: May 28-August 27 w/ 7 x 18 meter pool; pool is shared
5 double bedrooms/4 baths (sleeps 11) €4,000
6 double bedrooms/4 baths (sleeps 13) €4,300
Mid Season: April 30 - May 28, September 03 - October 01, December 17 - January 01, 2012
3 double bedrooms/2 baths - Either Floor (sleeps 6-7) €2,200
4 double bedrooms/4 baths (sleeps 8) €3,200
5 double bedrooms/4 baths (sleeps 11) €3,500
6 double bedrooms/4 baths (sleeps 13) €3,800
Low Season: January 01 - April 30 and October 29 - December 17
3 double bedrooms/2 baths - Either Floor (sleeps 6-7) €1,900
4 double bedrooms/4 baths (sleeps 8) €2,900
5 double bedrooms/4 baths (sleeps 11) €3,200
6 double bedrooms/4 baths (sleeps 13) €3,400
50% down payment is required to confirm a booking, balance due 60 days before your arrival.
Included Services
All linens, towels and utilities are included in the price. Tenants have free access to all linen and towel closets, washing machines and dryers, and are responsible for changing their own towels.
Extra Services
Broadband internet Service-unlimited use for a week @ €30,00 per group; €45,00 for 2 weeks.
VOIP phone service with SKYPE Access-charged at cost.
Additional cleaning requested by clients at €12,00 per hour, per cleaning person.
Laundry may be done by cleaning person: €15 per load.
Shopping for an arrival supply of groceries: €30 plus cost of food ordered.
Various kinds of cooking and shopping services are available. Inquire through Italia Reservations


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