This villa is an elegant 17th century villa built on the remains of the ancient castle of Monterchi, It is a perfect Tuscan holiday destination, situated in the small town of Monterchi but totally private due to the thick walls of the old castle.
This villa is not suitable for children over 1 and under 8.
Guests enter the Villa Il Palazzetto through the main entrance way from the shady piazza in Monterchi. They encounter an anti hall and then pass through double glass doors to a wide foyer furnished with comfortable armchairs and sofas, Persian rugs and antique chandeliers. From the windows are green views of the surrounding woods and peeks through to the never-ending panorama of the countryside beyond. At the far end of the Foyer is a sweeping red carpeted stair case and to either side, two doorways that lead to two immaculate, elegant and spacious double bedroom suites with private bathrooms.
One bedroom has a separate dressing room, a Villa Il Palazzetto - villa, near Arezzo in Tuscanysitting area with a fabulous ladies vanity table and mirror and in a curtained alcove a big, 18th century, brass double bed. The other bedroom suite has pale green taffeta bedspreads and is furnished with elegant and valuable antiques. It is spacious and comfortable. Ascending the red-carpeted staircase is the formal dining room of the palazzo. The dining room has a large baronial table; an original carved chestnut ceiling, an enormous stone fireplace, and cabinets of the family china and a painting of the family ancestor, amongst other treasures.
On this level one finds the imperial bedroom with a canopy bed, beautifully made.The fourth bedroom is The Blue room. It is characterized by this color that dominates the lacquered furniture as well as two twin beds in wrought iron, also from the mid 1800ís. Lastly the fifth bedroom which was Donatella's mother room.
Each bedroom has itís own bathroom and each is similarly decorated with luxurious antiques and the finest quality bed linens. There is a very large traditional kitchen well equipped with all that is need for preparing Italian food including a dishwasher. There are also laundry facilities.
The kitchen has been recently redone and modernized with restrained good taste so as not to loose the original feel. Villa Il Palazzetto - villa, near Arezzo in TuscanyPlease note that the villa does not have a telephone and so guests to whom this might be important should bring their own cell phones equipped with roaming.
Due to the high altitude and thick walls of the palazzo air conditioning is never necessary.
The garden is in classic Italian style on a terrace framed by the 10th century medieval walls. Accessed directly from the kitchen hallway there is a convenient spot under a centuries old oak tree perfect for taking summer meals.
There are numerous rose bushes and fruit trees. Two majestic oak trees centuries old have their roots in the history of the antique walls surrounding the villa, enclosing the whole structure in superb isolation from the rest of the village.
In a corner of the garden, a harmonious pool with Jacuzzi corner completes the ideal holiday dream. It floats right at the foot of the town hall clock. Cooling off in the hot summer months, guests can enjoy wonderful sunsets from the water and listen to the church bells when they ring.
The villa is near Arezzo in TuscanyNext to it a comfortable and ample gazebo made for pleasant conversation around the table in wrought iron, where it is possible to organize a BBQ.
In the centre of the garden is a delightful fountain with gold fish, it joins itís musical babble with the many birds that live undisturbed in this paradise.