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Magical Villa Gioiella Holiday in Umbria|Tuscany

Entire villa hosted by Debbie
13 guests6 bedrooms7 beds3.5 bathrooms
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A three-story, 18-century, spacious 6 bedroom villa with breathtaking views, a large garden and romantic olive grove. Chic interiors, jam-packed with amenities for comfort, convenience & Wifi throughout. In the middle of the best of Umbria and Tuscany
Experience the warmth and convenience of village life at the local bar Ruota. The shops of Gioiella are just a few steps away. Sip your morning coffee or late afternoon aperitivo and plan trips to the sights & the white beaches of Lake Trasimeno.

The space
Villa Gioiella is a spacious and enchanting three-story villa perfect for groups of friends and family. High ceilings, chestnut-beams and French-doors with balconies on every floor. Plenty of space for everyone to cook, play and relax together or take a bit of time out!
The balconies have breathtaking views of Montepulciano, Cortona and Chianciano Terme in Tuscany. There is an amazing amount of light that pours in with breezes and views from the country outside.
Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and gas top. The kitchen connects to a comfortable and lovely living room with a fireplace. The living room opens on to the large terrace with an al fresco dining table
On the first floor, bedroom one has a king bed in a large, elegant master bedroom and a balcony overlooking Tuscany. Bedroom 2 has a king bed with views of the surrounding countryside.
Bedroom 3 has a double bed with a view over the piazza
Bedroom 4 has a king bed and a twin bed. There are 2 bathrooms
2nd Floor: Self contained apartment with full kitchen and living/dining room
Bedroom 5 has a king bed in a large, charming room with lovely views.
Bedroom 6 has twin beds which can be made into a double. These rooms share a large bathroom.
Garden: The mature garden with olive trees, rosemary and lavender has beautiful views over Umbria and Tuscany. There is a large covered al fresco dining area and a big table, a big BBQ and an olive grove.
For children: The villa is well-equipped for children. With a high chair, travel cot, cot, board games, children’s toys and books. The house has Wi-Fi. There is a public football park next door
Rentals include bed linen and bath towels.
There is an English/ French and Italian-speaking manager and Self check-in. Additional housekeeping and a cook is available upon request

SELF CATERING FAQ’S
Whether you are a self-catering aficionado, or you are new to holiday home rental and living like a local, there are always a few questions. No two places are the same obviously. Here are a few answers to questions about booking the villa and how it all works. For everything else please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Can I book a short break (less than a week) at Villa Gioiella Holiday Home
Yes, the minimum stay is three nights.

Can I book a long stay?
Yes – please enquire for great rates

What is the arrival time?
Arrival time is 3 p.m. onwards. Please enquire earlier check in may be possible.

How can I collect the key?
There is a key box for self-check-in. Code will be provided upon final payment of booking

What is the departure time?
Standard departure time is 10am. Please enquire – late check out may be possible.

Can I start my Holiday Homes booking on any day of the week?
Changeover day is completely flexible – just dependent on other bookings.

Is bed linen included within the price of my Holiday Home booking?
Beds at all properties are made up with duvets - all bed linen which is included in the price.

Are towels included in the price of my holiday?
Yes, we provide towels.

Is electricity included within the price of my Holiday Home booking?
Electricity is included within the total price. In autumn and spring, the first load of logs are supplied.

Does the property have access to Wi-Fi?
Yes free WiFi is provided throughout.

Does the property provide a cot and/or highchair?
Yes both

Can I bring my pets?
In most cases it is OK to bring your pet. Please enquire

How far is your apartment from the nearest train station or bus stop?
The bus stop is across the road – but I would not rely on that to get around. You really need a car. The nearest train stations are 10-15 minutes drive either side of Gioiella in Castiglione del Lago (direction Florence) or Chiusi (direction Rome)

Are there shops nearby to buy essentials?
The closest shop is 2 minutes walk from the villa. You can purchase anything you need. Of course Bar Pub La Ruota is 1 minute away. For a bigger supermarket shop COOP and LIDL are in Castiglione del Lago as well as a number of smaller shops. For Italian clothes and designer outlets the closest one is Val di Chiana Outlet Village for lots of sport shops, mid-range fashion retail and Italian kitchenware. For high-end designer goods, The Mall near Florence is unbeatable.

What kind of beds do you have in your rooms and how many people the villa accommodate?
Five rooms have king beds – one room has an additional single bed. The 6th room has a double bed.

Can we have a party?

You are in the countryside so no need to worry too much about noise level. Please enquire for help with private chef, party catering, cleaning or wedding planning.

Do I have to clean Villa Gioiella Holiday Homes before I leave?
Please leave your holiday home clean and tidy at the end of your stay, which includes all equipment and utensils and please put out the rubbish into the appropriate recycling bin.

Do I have to separate rubbish
Yes please. Italy is very conscientious about separating plastics out and different bins are provided at the Villa.

Amenities

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Bath
Patio or balcony
Garden

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Castiglione del lago, Umbria, Italy

General
Smack-bam in the middle of wine-land in the middle of a little village, your enchanting C18 villa awaits. On the border of Umbria & Tuscany, it is just a short drive to the white sandy beaches of Lake Trasimeno, the history and deliciousness of Cortona, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Panicale and Pienza. Rome, Florence, Siena and the Val d'Orcia are perfect day trips. Or why not relax in the hot springs of Bango Vignolo or Bagni San Fillippo
Enjoy breathtaking 180-degree views from balconies on every floor over Tuscany
Gioiella
In the historic village of Gioiella, you are a few steps from wine and coffee at Bar Ruota. Fresh bread and groceries at the local Conad shop.
The largest supermarket for a ‘big’ shop is in COOP in Castiglione del Lago - just 15mins drive
SURROUNDINGS
Medieval villages, beautiful hikes, bike riding. Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, Panicale, Paciano, Città della Pieve, Pozzuolo, Vaiano

WINE AND OLIVE OIL
THE TERROIR OF TRASIMENO
The unique wines of Umbria are from three native grapes: the Trasimeno Gamay (or Gamay Perugino), the Grechetto and the Sangiovese.
The vines grow on the hills of Castiglione del Lago, from Panicale, Paciano, Città della Pieve, Pozzuolo, Vaiano to Agello.
Most vineyards have ‘vino sfuso’ which is Italian for wine-by-the-gallon’ ;-)
... and the olive oil is from the garden
-Poggio Bertaio
On the drive to Castiglione del Lago, you will see an unobtrusive sign. Do stop! Do knock! Do drink!!
- Madrevite
Nestled between two lakes, Lake Trasimeno and Lake Chiusi.
Apart from spectacular wine, you can buy Fagiolina del Trasimeno - ancient Etruscans beans that nearly went extinct.
- Podere Marella
Organic Umbrian wine! Yay!
FOOD
There are undisputed delicacies of Umbria—extra virgin olive oil, truffles, porchetta (suckling pig), pici, salami, and prosciutto, cheeses, lentils, fish from Lake Trasimeno and much more

Hosted by Debbie

Joined in June 2013
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I am a writer and photographer. My motto in life is to "Live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way'. I would be delighted to give you any advice to plan your holiday and make your stay in this magical part of the world the best it can possibly be!
I am a writer and photographer. My motto in life is to "Live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way'. I would be delighted to give you any advice to plan your holiday and make yo…
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Pets are allowed
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