Hospitality at the Charming House ' The Grey Geese' means creating a different kind of tourism, the kind that builds a network of relationships and friendships among people.
This is met with sensitivity to the local culture and customs, which belong to a generous land that demands to be loved to the last breath. It means getting to the heart of a country, its houses, people, art, smells, and food.
We are not a hotel, the quality and availability of a family environment is at the basis of the relationship we wish to establish with our guests because this what we would want if we were in their position.
To make your stay unique, we have selected the best restaurants, tavernas, shops, supermarket with a good ratio of quality and price, as well as wineries, dairies, bakeries and butchers where you can buy local products.
We are located ten minutes outside the historic Etruscan city of Cortona.
Conveniently located in the picturesque hills of Tuscany just outside the village of Farneta, 'Le Oche Grigie' has easy access to historic sights in Tuscany.
Angela & Emanuele the owners are onsite daily to give information and help with travel arrangements.
The House, built in the late 1800’s, offers apartments and has been restored to the traditional Tuscan style . All lodging has air conditioning and heating. Each unit includes a full kitchen, a modern bathroom, and two or three beds. Rooms are available separately, or the house can be rented as a whole. Ground floor apartments have patios with outdoor furniture. The swimming pool, surrounded by a beautiful olive garden, is an ideal place to relax. A riding school is nearby, as well as a golf course and a thermal hot springs. Privacy is respected. The rooms and grounds are meticulously kept.
Events: Cortona events:
May/June - Archidado Joust
September - Cortona Antiquaria
Saraceno Joust June and September
One of 4 apartments available, Barbadoro provides accommodation for 2 people and is located on the ground floor, it consists of a dining/kitchen area, equipped with 4 ring stove, fridge, microwave oven, sink and TV. The twin/double bedroom has a walk-in closet and an antique bureau. The modern bathroom has tile floors and shower, an American-style toilet and bidet. There is air conditioning and heating. There is also a patio with a garden table and 4 armchairs.
Angela and Emanuele
We've been married 25 years, we have 3 children, Yari, Samia and Tindara.
The love of Tuscany, its people, the hills, the city and the art have captured our heart.
A choice to rediscover the simple life of the countryside with the rites and traditions. Follow the rhythms of nature to slow a busy life that leaves no space to listen inside.
A choice to create a different kind of tourism, the kind that builds a network of relationships and friendships among people.
It means getting to the heart of a country, its houses, people, art, smells and food.
The quality and availability of a family environment is at the basis of the relationship we wish to establish with our guests because this what we would want if we were in their position.
For more information, and learn about our particular history that has brought us in Tuscany, visit our website .
Angela e Emanuele purchased this apartment in 2011
We are realizing the dream of creating a protected area of the soul. A reserve to share feelings and emotions, to read a book in the shade of the olive trees, walking barefoot on the grass freshly cut, get up before the sun to meditate on the hot bricks of the pool or let the light sunsets behind the hills sipping good wine.
Open to the culture of the world and its vibrations, we are simply drifting without haste.
To make your stay unique, we have selected the best places to eat, drink, restaurants, wineries ,bars, shops and we have created an information flyer with descriptions, location photos, opening hours, closing day. We have tried to include as much information as possible.
Every day the baker's van stops by front our home and the guests can buy typical Tuscan bread.
From our neighbor you can find vegetables and seasonal fruits, eggs and olive oil directly from the producer to the consumer.
Upon request, they can cook her naturally raised chickens and potatoes in the wood oven.
We are onsite daily to give information and help with travel arrangements . There are many tours discovering monuments, churches, museums and the impressive Etruscan and Roman treasures. Nature trails, artistic, gastronomic and film location. Is available for our guests an Ipad with pictures of the itineraries and, upon request, a navigator.
It is possible rent a Bike and Mountain Bike to rediscover the trails of Tuscany.
New services for 2013:
School of Tuscan cuisine with the famous chef Donatella,
Flights hot air balloon to treat yourself to an unforgettable and truly special day.
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We had a wonderful stay at Angela and Emanuele's house. The apartment was exactly like in the description, the surrounding garden and the pool were beautiful. Everything was clean and well equipped. The furniture has many affectionate details. Angela and Emanuele really take care of their guests and they have lots of information about the cities and sights nearby. We've loved to stay their and we can recommend it.
I had an absolutely lovely time staying at Le Oche Grigie and highly recommend it to other travelers. If you are looking for the authentic Tuscan experience look no further. I was so comfortable in the beautiful, newly renovated, and stylishly decorated apartment I stayed in at Le Oche Grigie. The house is perfectly located if you want to make day trips to Cortona, Arezzo, Florence, Montepulciano and Orvieto. Angela and Emanuele are great hosts and go out of their way to make sure you know all of the best local sights/restaurants/shopping etc. Just perfect for your stay in Tuscany.
We found the quaint apartment exactly as advertized. The hosts were vey accomodating and even upgraded us when we notified them of our granddaughter coming too. We were greeted with all kinds of info on the area and local attractions and also our hosts were very helpful about how to get around Rome , we have already recommended this wonderful hideaway to our friends. Intrnet was limited, but they were working on upgrading.
Appartement décoré avec goût et bien équipé. Le jardin et la piscine sont très agréables. le tout est très propre et très bien entretenu. De plus , l'accueil est très chaleureux et les propriétaires sont charmants et disponibles.. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cette région magnifique.
Merci à Angela et Emmanuel
Conveniently located, 'Le Oche Grigie' has easy access to historic sights in Tuscany, Umbria, Rome and Lazio.
Ideal to reach Arezzo, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Monteriggioni, San Giminiano, Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Florence, Rome and all closer beautiful local medieval villages. The closest of which is Cortona, an important city that was once one of the 12 cities of the Etruscan League. A traditional center for artistic production, proud citizens of Cortona can link their ancestry to the founders of Troy and Rome. Founded by an Etruscan tribe in the 6th century BC, by the end of the 3rd century Cortona was a Roman colony. The magnificent walled city sits on the side of Mt. St. Egidio and affords a grand view of the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno. Cortona is surrounded by a two-mile long wall and has a wealth of places to see within the city, including the Casali Palace, the Etruscan Academy, the Museum, a Medici Fortress and various churches. Ten miles in any direction there are a wealth of castles, palaces, churches and vineyards to be explored.
Other Activities: super-light flight
Golf: Close to us we have 3 Golf Club:
Golf Club Valdichiana - www.golfclubvaldichiana.it
Golf Club Esse - www.golfesse.it
Golf Clb Casentino - www.golfclubcasentino.it
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||€2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.|
From 15st June to 31st August rentals are for a minimum of one week from Saturday to Saturday
Included: electricity, water, cooking gas, cribs, final cleaning.
Not included: air conditioning charged at 1,00 Euro per metered hour, Washing machine €3,00.
Payment is only accepted in the quoted currency unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner/advertiser. Easter, Christmas and New Year will be charged at High Season Rates.