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Life in the Piazza

Our super spacious beautifully decorated living room
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Cetona, Tuscany
Here you are in the heart of a small Tuscan town where you can observe the daily habits of its inhabitants and participate in the pleasant rituals and routines that make life here so delightful and relaxing. Tourists have yet to discover Cetona and you'll find that the town has very few tourist trappings and yet a lot to offer in the way of excellent restaurants, cafes and grocers right on your doorstep. No need for a car to arrive at two of the best restaurants in the area which are a stroll across the piazza and visible from our windows.

There is always life in the piazza any time of year.. Linger over a cappuccino in the piazza or enjoy a glass of wine at Nilo's, where trays of delicious nibbles accompany a drink order. This is our definition of happy hour!

At the Saturday morning market in the piazza you will marvel at th...
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Listing #HL135680
About the Owner
Philippa M Mannino
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Depending on the amount of advance notice, keys will either be mailed to you or you will be met by our cleaner or her son, who speaks English. She will be able to assist you with any maintenance issues. When you leave, you will simply put the keys in a post box on the apartment door. We have an English-speaking friend in town who is available to give advice and recommendations as needed.
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The apartment is situated above the piazza in Cetona in Southern Tuscany, where all one's provisions can be bought from the baker, deli, butcher, wine merchant, three bars serving food, and two restaurants. A market of fresh food takes over the square on Saturday morning,...More

Thank Rogeranddishenton
Reviewed 19 March 2017

What an experience ! Spacious and beautifully furnished apartment with great taste. Kitchen well equipped. Very peaceful. The whole family fell in love the place. Absolutely charming piazza and town. The kids loved to play on the piazza and the fabulous ice cream shop. If...More

Thank Stephgourmet
Philippa M, VR Owner at Life in the Piazza, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

We're so happy you share our love for Cetona. Thank you for your lovely review and hope you will be back to try the latest ice cream flavours!

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile
Google Translation


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The flat consists of an entrance hall with a large antique wardrobe and chest, the kitchen/dining room/sitting room are all in one huge room. There is a long dining table, a kitchen island made by a local carpenter, a sitting area with a large glass coffee table, two sofas and two armchairs. The study has a desk, a laptop, printer and a selection of guidebooks. Wi-fi internet is available free of charge and an Italian mobile phone is at your disposal. The study has a sofa bed which folds out into a double bed.

Two of the bedrooms look out onto the courtyard. One has two single beds, which can be united, the other has a double bed and an en suite bathroom. The master bedroom looks out onto the square and has a large custom-made wardrobe and chaise longue. The bathroom is shares wi...
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    3 Fulls
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  • Cleaning: AU$243 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Whatever the time of year, there is always something to celebrate in Cetona. Wine and olive oil tastings, flower festivals and many other festivals, mostly centred around food take place in the piazza. Locals welcome your participation in celebrating their town and its culture.

Within a 40 minute drive, you can visit Montepulciano, Montalcino (home of Brunello wine), Pienza, San Casciano dei Bagni and numerous other beautiful places.

If you enjoy walking, there are many good hikes which give you the maximum enjoyment of the beautiful countryside. There are also grottoes - some reputed to have been visited by St. Francis of Assisi - to be visited and a number of beautiful churches.
Getting around
I have managed perfectly well without a car. There is a bus service to Chiusi from where you can catch a train to almost everywhere. There is a regular service between Florence and Rome. There are also taxis at Chiusi station. I have used the bus/train combination to go to Siena, Arezzo, Florence, Cortona, the spa in Chianciano and other places.

Obviously a car will give you more freedom to explore better. There are a number of car rental companies in Chiusi within walking distance of the station. There is ample free parking a 2 minute walk from the apartment. You may park in the piazza for 30 minutes.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Perugia: 60.0 km
Railway: Chiusi: 8.0 km
Cetona is 15 minutes from the main A-1 Rome-Florence motorway. Exit at Chiusi/Chianciano. It takes about 90 minutes/2 hours by car from Rome. Alternatively, you can take the train from Rome to Chiusi. The station in Chiusi is a 10 minute drive. Perugia airport, served by Ryan Air from Stansted, is an hour away. Pisa is a two hour drive. Florence is about 90 minutes.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 133.0 km.
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