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Tuscan Apartment, with Terrace and views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Apartment in Cetona, near Montepulciano, Tuscany - Central Location in Medieval Town, Historical Home, 2 minute walk to the Piazza

The apartment is light and airy and has been tastefully restored to perfection. It is on the second floor of a 16th century Cetona casa. We are located on a quiet street in the "centro storico", the center of town. The apartment has all modern anemities but the exposed wood beam ceiling, open fireplace and beautiful stonework will remind you of the homes impressive age. Each room features its own special view of the town and countryside. The ground floor features a lush garden, a peaceful place to relax among flowers, cypress trees and plants while admiring the views of the town and surrounding tuscan hills. The apartment is on the second floor and has lovely views of the town and countryside. Your apartment encompasses the entire floor. Although my photos may not be professional (wide angle or enhanced) I hope they show the true character of the apartment and Cetona. If you have any questions or need any additional information please do not hesitate.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About The Owner

My name is Maria Ferrini and I was born and raised in Cetona. I have watched Cetona grow and improve with age and at the same time stay true to its ancient roots. The town is small and quiet but also offers convenient services. I enjoy walking in the countryside; my other interests include painting, reading, cooking, gardening and travel.

Why The Owner chose Cetona

Cetona is a beautiful town in the southeast corner of Tuscany. It was granted the title of one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy ("Uno dei Borghi piu belli d'Italia). It is conveniently located to the A1 autostrada and the Chiusi train station. Cetona is the perfect starting point for exploring the sights, towns and cities of Tuscany and Italy.

What makes this apartment unique

LaCittadella apartment is in the the heart of town, close to everything you will need. You will find the apartment very comfortable and my goal is to help you feel like you are living like a resident here in Cetona, experiencing everyday life in a small tuscan town. My tranquil garden is at your disposal for relaxing and enjoying the views. After a busy day of sightseeing you will appreciate the tranquility of the village. Have a relaxing glass of wine on your private terrace then take a stroll to the piazza for a gourmet dinner or a casual pizza dinner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The best town in Italy. The locals are very friendly. The house is perfect. Bryan, New Zealand

Cetona is a great place to stop, to absorb some small part of Italian life. The accomodation is great and thank you for the welcome wine! There is so much history even in such a small place. I would love to return. September 2011, New Zealand

LaCittadella is a lovely apartment and with breathtaking views. Thank you for your welcome and kindness - we will hopefully be back! August 2011, Coventry

The apartment is beautifully appointed and I loved the sound of the beautiful church bells. We tried all of the restaurants (all very good) and had day trips on public transportation to Montepulciano and Orvieto - much enjoyed. Sylvia, New Zealand

Very enjoyable stay in this wonderful, spacious apartment. We loved the small town, the friendly people and the fantastic views from our windows. The garden was beautiful and relaxing - always available for us to enjoy. NewCastle
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cetona in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with WC, shower, sink and bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, antique dresser and wardrobe Bedroom 2 with twin beds (can be joined), with outside loggia/terrace Study with folding cot Baby cot available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A detailed list of restaurants, shopping, places of interest, maps, guide books and general information is available at the apartment. We welcome our guests with a bottle of local red wine and coffee, tea, milk and biscotti to start off your day. An English speaking local will be on hand to greet you upon your arrival and will be available for any questions or concerns. Outside: Outside on the ground level guests have access to a beautiful terraced garden. The garden features a view of Cetona and the surrounding hills. The garden is lovingly well kept and is furnished with lounge chairs for your relaxation, ideal for taking in the sun, reading, napping or enjoying an afternoon refreshment. A charcoal BBQ grill is available for your use. It is one of the few properties with a lush green garden in the heart of Cetona's historic center. New in 2013, the twin bedroom has a terrace/loggia that overlooks the town and wonderful views of the Val di Chiana. The loggia is a nice spot for enjoying your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. Utility Room: Ironing board and iron, clothes drying rack, hairdryer, fans. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, and bed linens are included. Change of linen is provided weekly for extended stays. A 20 euro end of stay cleaning fee will be due at check out. Other: Study with writing desk, bench, easy chair and ottoman/cot. This room also features a custom stained glass door and two windows.


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Tuscan Apartment, with Terrace and views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A perfect place to stay in Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

Maria and her friend Linda were perfect hosts doing everything possible to make our stay in Cetona a success. The apartment was beautiful, impecibly clean and had wonderful

views of the Tuscan country side from every window. We suggest that those looking for a quiet retreat away from the tourist crowds but still close by car to the hil towns of Tuscany chose this location. We drove through the country side every day visiting our selected hill towns and returned to the quiet little town each night to enjoy wonderful dinners in the town's reastaurants. In our opinion what could be better.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David - We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the apartment and our little secret corner of Tuscany. Kind Regards and Grazie, Maria
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this beautifully restored Tuscan apartment with stunning views from every window. It was immaculately clean and very well equipped. We also were given a warm welcome by Linda & Maria. They couldn't have been more helpful, even dashing to the library for us on our single rainy day to rent out some DVDs. Cetona is a lovely little town and a great base to explore Tuscany, and of all the towns we visited it was probably the least touristy. If you want to experience life in a real Tuscan town, this is the place to come. Staying here felt like stepping back in time. Cetona itself is very well serviced with shops and restaurants, including a gorgeous family run restaurant around the corner. I couldn't recommend this apartment or Cetona highly enough. We'd love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed and appreciated the apartment and Cetona. Grazie mille
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Cape Town

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege of once again staying in Maria's apartment. Nestled under the eves in the historic part of town with views over the surrounding countryside, this has to be my favorite place to stay when in Cetona.

The apartment is clean, well appointed, but sympathetic to its historic roots. It is a short walk from the piazza with its coffee shops and restaurants. Cetona itself is well serviced by buses and the train to Florence / Rome is 15 minutes away. All in all a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie. We enjoyed you as a guest and now a friend. We hope to see you again in Cetona - an aperitivo is waiting for you in the garden. a presto.
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Los Angeles, CAlifornia

Perfect apartment in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was immaculate, with views of the Tuscan countryside from every window. The owners live in the building and the entire property is clean and beautiful with a garden out back that is at your disposal.

The apartment resides in the old part of Cetona, and you can walk 5 minutes to town and the piazza for restaurants and coffee and small shops.

Cetona is also very well located between Florence and Rome with a train station nearby. You can also visit many Tuscan cities using Cetona as a home base.

I corresponded for months with Linda Antonelli, the contact for the owners who helped make our trip so special. She was helpful with information on-line and a big help in person in Cetona.

The owners are gracious and welcoming and the people of this town are friendly and cordial, even though we do not speak Italian.

I recommend this property highly and frankly, cannot wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michele. I am happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again one day in our little corner of Tuscany. Grazie. Maria.
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Tuscany Trip

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice apartment (we stayed in the 2 bedroom) with beautiful views and easy walking distance to the plaza. It is well equipped and excellently maintained. Cetona is located in the heart of the Tuscany region where we made daily trips to other communities within an hour drive. My wife and I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie! We wish you both all the best. M & R
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Très bien!!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour, appartement agréable, bien équipé et situé en plein centre.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie -we are very happy you enjoyed your stay in Cetona
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Val di Chiana and the Cetona area is an excellent location for biking. The walking and hiking in and around Cetona is very good. We can suggest light country walks, 4km walks to a country restaurant, hikes to the archeological park and hikes to Mt. Cetona.


Rome (FCO) 200km

Pisa (PSA) 235 km

Perugia (PEG) 68 km

Firenze 147 km

Train station (Chiusi-Chianciano) 7 km

Car hire recommended but not essential due bus, taxi and train service. Well priced and convenient flights are available from easyjet and ryanair into Pisa, Perugia, Bologna, and Rome.


Montepulciano 25 km

Pienza 30 km

Montalcino 54 km

Cortona 58 km

Siena 89 km

Arezzo 70 km

Firenze 128 km

Rome 179 km

Assisi 82 km

Further Details:

Our guests appreciate that LaCittadella in Cetona is conveniently located. If you are touring, you are within easy distance of endless sites of interest. After a busy day of sightseeing in Siena, Firenze, Rome or Arrezzo, LaCittadella is a welcome respite, a place to refresh, restore and relax. It is also nice to just spend a day relaxing; no need to climb in the car, your morning coffee or evening meal is just steps away from the apartment. This is a paradise for walking, biking, food and wine enthusiasts, and art and history buffs. Writers and artists alike can find instant inspiration here. There are miles of beautiful country walks, past vineyards, olive groves, fields of sunflowers and country homes. In the piazza of Cetona (just a 2 minute walk) you can unwind at the local cafes, do all your shopping, try our famous gelato, wine tasting and then enjoy a gourmet meal at our fine restaurants. Mount Cetona is also the sight of Parco Di Belvedere - here you can visit prehistoric caves and settlements, a reconstruction of a Bronze Age village and of a Paleolithic camp. The area is also known for its thermal springs; Bagno Vignoni (37 km) and San Casciano (14 km). The nearby town of Sarteano (just 7 km away) also has a warm thermal spring and swimming pool which is open April thru September.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £17.66
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.32

Booking Notes:
Heating is an extra charge in the fall and winter months. However, the fee is based on consumption and could be more or less than the amount indicated.

Changeover Day:
Preferred weekly rental is from Saturday to Saturday but other days will be considered. Check in between 15:00 and 19:00 and check out by 10 am. We are flexible.

Notes on prices:
The price includes water, electricity, gas for hot water and cooking. Central heating charge is extra, based on consumption and market prices. A complete set of bed linens, bath and kitchen towels with changes provided for over one week stay. End of stay cleaning charge 20 euro.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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