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Stunning farmhouse apartment located between Tuscan cities of San Gimignano and Volterra, shared pool, private garden, sleeps 6

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
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Azzurra is an apartment in Poderra Torrichi, a gated community of three farm buildings, which is located between the medieval cities of San Gimignano and Volterra. Podera Torrichi is newly renovated and has retained the charm of the traditional Tuscan farm buildings, with chestnut beams, interior exposed stone, chestnut doors, terracotta tiles and shuttered windows. There is a large, shared, 14 x 7 meter infinity pool with covered gazebo, sunbathing areas and sunbeds. The pool is situated on the south end of the grounds near the edge of the knoll, and has a glorious view of Volterra and Pisa. The swimming pool is opened from May 1st to September 30. Podera Torrichi is located 2km off of the main road SP4. ...Azzurra is an apartment in Poderra Torrichi, a gated community of three farm buildings, which is located between the medieval cities of San Gimignano and Volterra. Podera Torrichi is newly renovated and has retained the charm of the traditional Tuscan farm buildings, with chestnut beams, interior exposed stone, chestnut doors, terracotta tiles and shuttered windows. There is a large, shared, 14 x 7 meter infinity pool with covered gazebo, sunbathing areas and sunbeds. The pool is situated on the south end of the grounds near the edge of the knoll, and has a glorious view of Volterra and Pisa. The swimming pool is opened from May 1st to September 30. Podera Torrichi is located 2km off of the main road SP4. More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

This house is great. It was clean, well appointed and very comfortable. The views are incredible. The property manager, Chiara, met us at the house and showed us around. We had Chef Laura cook for us and it was A-MAZING. She cooks for a minimum...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Mary Ann A, VR Owner at Stunning farmhouse apartment located between Tuscan cities of San Gimignano and Volterra, shared pool, private garden, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hi Diana & Mark, Thank you for writing a review for Azzurra. These are good suggestions that we will implement in the near future. The cats do not belong to any of the apartment owners but are probably a result of a litter from a...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Our Tuscany trip was by far the best vacation we have had and we travel a lot all over the world. The key to this wonderful time was Azzurra. The location is truly ideal: remote enough so we get the quiet and relaxation we wanted,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Mary Ann A, VR Owner at Stunning farmhouse apartment located between Tuscan cities of San Gimignano and Volterra, shared pool, private garden, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hi Vicky, Thank you for writing a review for Azzurra we really appreciate it. We are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful stay in Azzurra. We hope you will come back and stay with us again. Take care, Mary Ann

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

This property is a keeper! This is a lovely property with stunning views across Tuscan landscape and beyond. Situated 1.25 miles from the main road with San Gim and Volterra both 20 min drive away . (Siena and Florence 1 hour) . There is an...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Mary Ann A, VR Owner at Stunning farmhouse apartment located between Tuscan cities of San Gimignano and Volterra, shared pool, private garden, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Hi Roger, Thank you so much for writing a review for Azzurra. We are so happy you had a wonderful time. We hope you will come back and stay with us again. Take care,

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Date of stay: July 2018
Mary Ann A, VR Owner at Stunning farmhouse apartment located between Tuscan cities of San Gimignano and Volterra, shared pool, private garden, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

...and on the Seventh Day God created Azzura...and what a fantastic job he did too... The Vista alone is like sitting in Heaven and the multitude of airborne wildlife intertwined amongst the fragrant Lavender adorning the scenic foreground of an AWESOME VISTA, all caressed by...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Mary Ann A, VR Owner at Stunning farmhouse apartment located between Tuscan cities of San Gimignano and Volterra, shared pool, private garden, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hi Chris and Debbie, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Azzurra. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back. Mary Ann

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
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Azzura is a beautiful 3 bedroom apartment, decorated in the traditional Tuscan farmhouse design. The master bedroom and a bedroom with two single beds are located on the first floor of the apartment, and a large bedroom with a double bed is located upstairs. All of the furniture is new and of excellent quality, and the beds are very comfortable. The rooms are spacious and light and airy. All bedrooms are air conditioned Living Room/Kitchen: The living room has a comfortable sofa and pouf, so that you can enjoy watching television, listening to music or reading a good book. The television rests on a large cabinet that hides the international DVD player and sound system that can play cd's, mp 3's or the iPod. The wall next to the sofa has exposed stone. A ceiling fan helps to keep the apartment cool during the hot Tuscan summers. The kitchen has a large fridge freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher and a large farmhouse sink. The farm house table seats six. Master Bedroom: The master bedroom has a double wrought iron bed, two matching bedside tables, an upholstered chair and a large armoire. The room has a ceiling fan to keep the room cool at night. The French doors open to a large graveled sunbathing area and the terrace nearest the pool, which provides a place for one to enjoy an early morning cup of coffee while taking in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Second Bedroom: The second bedroom has two single wrought iron beds, two bedside tables, a chest of drawers and an armoire. The room has a ceiling fan to keep the room cool at night. The French doors open to a large graveled sunbathing area and the terrace nearest the pool. Upstairs Bedroom: The third bedroom is located upstairs and has a double wrought iron bed, two bedside tables and a chest of drawers. The room has a ceiling fan to keep the room cool at night. Bathrooms: The apartment has two bathrooms, all located downstairs. The first bathroom is located between the master bedroom and the bedroom with the two single beds. This bathroom has a toilet, sink and small shower. The second bathroom is located behind the fireplace, and is very large. This bathroom has a sink, toilet, bidet and a large shower. The washer and dryer are also located in this restroom. Pool towels are provided.
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About the neighbourhood
San Gimignano (14km), possibly Italy’s most famous small town, is only a 20 minute drive. This city evokes the atmosphere of Medieval Toscana, with its cobblestone roads, high defensive walls, imposing towers and narrow streets. This small and charming medieval town, founded in the eighth century, is known for its lofty medieval towers, 14 of the 72 original still remain. Inside the city walls, there are many restaurants, speciality shops, art galleries, museums and churches. Volterra (15km), the jewel of Roman, Etruscan, medieval, and Renaissance art, is only a 20 minute drive. Siena (50km), is famous for its large cathedral, the Duomo, which was completed in 1380, and is a great example of Italian Romanesque architecture. Siena is also famous for the Piazza del Campo, which is anothe...
How to get there
A Rental car is essential. There are budget flights from many UK airports to Pisa. Ryanair, Easy Jet, Jet 2 and Thomsonfly all fly into Pisa. Poderra Torrichi is approximately an hour drive (60km) from the Pisa airport. The Florence airport is a little over an hour away. The nearest railway station is located at Certaldo, which is 20km away. This is a renovated farm building, hence in a very beautiful and rural location that is located at the end of a 2km private unmade road, which can be bumpy and have pothole at times!
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