L'Albero Bello

4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Sleeps 8 Lucignano
  • Sparking blue pool surrounded by greenery and vistas awaits you at L'Albero Bello.
    Sparking blue pool surrounded by greenery and vistas awaits you at L'Albero Bello.
  • Large dining patio is a comfortable space for dining al fresco.
    Large dining patio is a comfortable space for dining al fresco.
  • This lovely old stone house reserves all the character of its 17th century origins.
    This lovely old stone house reserves all the character of its 17th century origins.
  • The living room of Albero is at the heart of the house and has windows that open onto the garden.
    The living room of Albero is at the heart of the house and has windows that open onto the garden.
  • Second seating area with working fireplace.
    Second seating area with working fireplace.
  • Eclectic artwork, kilim carpets and fabulous beamed ceilings add interest and architectural charm.
    Eclectic artwork, kilim carpets and fabulous beamed ceilings add interest and architectural charm.
  • Open living and dining area. The table seats 8.
    Open living and dining area. The table seats 8.
  • Well appointed eat-in kitchen is light filled and large.
    Well appointed eat-in kitchen is light filled and large.
  • Cozy sitting room on the 2nd floor has an open fireplace, a perfect spot to snuggle up with a book.
    Cozy sitting room on the 2nd floor has an open fireplace, a perfect spot to snuggle up with a book.
  • Ground floor bedroom 1 with two beds which can be made up as one and en suite bathroom.
    Ground floor bedroom 1 with two beds which can be made up as one and en suite bathroom.
  • Upstairs bedroom 2 with a large, comfortable bed and en suite bathroom.
    Upstairs bedroom 2 with a large, comfortable bed and en suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 3 also upstairs, with beautiful antique brass bed and furniture.
    Bedroom 3 also upstairs, with beautiful antique brass bed and furniture.
  • Bedroom 3 view towards en suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 view towards en suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 4 with two beds (beds can not be joined) and en suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 with two beds (beds can not be joined) and en suite bathroom.
  • Enjoy many hours of enjoyment during summer months in the private pool.
    Enjoy many hours of enjoyment during summer months in the private pool.
  • Convenient pool house which has a full bathroom, kitchenette and barbecue.
    Convenient pool house which has a full bathroom, kitchenette and barbecue.
  • L' Albero Bello villa is situated in the gorgeous Val d'Orcia, near Cortona.
    L' Albero Bello villa is situated in the gorgeous Val d'Orcia, near Cortona.
  • The villa is less than a mile from the remarkably preserved medieval hilltop town of Lucignano.
    The villa is less than a mile from the remarkably preserved medieval hilltop town of Lucignano.

Beautiful grounds, spacious interiors, a sparkling blue pool surrounded by greenery and vistas, all well placed within easy reach of major vineyards and medieval towns; savor the Tuscan life!

Location

Situated close to both Tuscan and Umbrian attractions, L'Albero Bello villa is a wonderful base from which to easily explore this magnificent region. It's less than a mile from the remarkably preserved medieval walled hilltop town of Lucignano with its varied shops, restaurants and grocery stores. Lucignano, the pearl of Valdichiana, is one of the most interesting examples of medieval town planning with its elliptical structure based on concentric rings. It's a hidden gem, authentic and untouched by mass tourism, a place suspended out of time. Be sure to visit the elaborate reliquary made for the church of San Francesco in the Museum of Lucignano. Called the L'albero della vita (The Tree of Life) the central stem is supported on a Gothic reliquary, from which spread out twelve branches, surmounted by a Crucifix and a pelican. On the branches there are sprigs of coral, representing the blood of Christ.

The villa is within 30 miles of Arezzo, Siena and Lake Trasimeno and so many more amazing and sites and villages. Go horseback riding, play tennis, tour wineries, get out on the water in Lake Trasimieno there are endless possibilities surrounding you!

Local train and bus service connects through Arezzo, or drive @ 15 minutes to the Arezzo train station that has direct service north to Florence and south to Rome.

Exterior

This lovely old stone house reserves all the character of its 17th century origins.

Set in a private, tranquil landscape, the pool will provide many hours of enjoyment during the summer months. The outdoor covered lounge and dining patio affords comfortable space for dining al fresco, acting as an outdoor living room. The pool has a pool house with a full bathroom, a kitchenette and barbecue. 

For larger groups can be rented in connection with Villa Landolfo located on the adjacent property, a 3-minute walk. The two villas each have complete privacy.

Interior

Beautiful airy rooms are comfortably furnished and inviting with a pleasing blend of traditional and contemporary design. Eclectic artwork, kilim carpets and fabulous beamed ceilings add interest, colour and architectural charm. The living room at the heart of the house has windows that open onto the garden and a large arched passageway that leads to the adjacent dining area.

The well-appointed kitchen is light filled and large, with another great beamed ceiling and unique tile work it's perfect for preparing delicious meals with the wonderful delicacies abundant in this region. All 4 of the comfortable bedrooms have modern en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning to ensure restful nights.

A beautiful and cosy sitting room on the second floor has an open fireplace, a perfect place to snuggle up with a book and glass of Brunello before a fire on a cold autumn evening.


Things To Note

Neighborhood: Lucignano

Size: 3767 sq ft, 350 m2

Accessibility/Security: There are no alarms for the pool, guests are fully responsible for safety of all.

Payment: Upon reserving, 30% of the total is non refundable.

Shorter Stays: High and Mid-season rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Shorter stays may be possible upon request for other seasons.

Utilities/Taxes: Included except cost of air conditioning & heat paid locally.

Services: Maid Service Included: Monday - Saturday. Cook Service included: lunch OR dinner ordered 2 days in advance from a menu of choices. Dinner is prepared in advance and left. Cost of food & beverages paid in cash on site.

Other: Check in 4:00 to 7:00pm, by appointment.

Room Details

Room Beds Amenities
Bedroom 1 Dual-Extra Wide Queen (1) Dual-extra wide queen (63in x 79in; 160cm x 200cm) which can be separated to form two single beds
Bedroom 2 Extra Wide Queen (1) Extra wide queen bed (63in x 79in; 160cm x 200cm)
Bedroom 3 Extra Wide Queen (1) Extra wide queen bed (63in x 79in; 160cm x 200cm)
Bedroom 4 Single (2) Two single beds (35in x 79in; 90cm x 200cm)
Bathroom 1 (en suite to Bedroom 1) Combination bathtub/shower, sink and toilet
Bathroom 2 (en suite to Bedroom 2) Combination bathtub/shower, sink and toilet
Bathroom 3 (en suite to Bedroom 3) Combination bathtub/shower, sink and toilet
Bathroom 4 (en suite to Bedroom 4) Combination bathtub/shower, sink and toilet

    Bathroom

    • Hairdryer

    Connectivity/Entertainment

    • WiFi
    • TV - Limited English Programs

    Heating/Cooling

    • Heating
    • A/C-Bedrooms Only

    Kitchen

    • Fully Equipped
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Stovetop
    • Toaster
    • Refrigerator

    General Amenities

    • Hotel Safe

    Kid/Family Friendly

    • High Chair
    • Travel Crib

    Laundry

    • Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Washer

    Outdoor

    • Terrace
    • BBQ
    • Pool

    Special Features

    • Balcony/Terrace

    Amenities

    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
LEAVE A REVIEW
September 29, 2019 - Website

L'Albero Bello Review

by Tony C
The L'Albero Bello villa in Lucignano was an absolute gem, although getting to it by car from Florence was a challenge. The directions took us onto a winding gravel road that we would still be navigating if it were not for the fortuitous intervention of Elio, the groundskeeper for the villa. In the future, I would recommend giving directions that go through the church; much shorter and more direct. The villa itself was amazing, very spacious with four bedrooms and four full baths, three living room spaces and a great kitchen. Someone took a 600-year-old villa (according to Barbara) and thoroughly modernized it without detracting from the historic character of the building. Barbara was very helpful in orienting us and generally taking care of us, including a stopped-up bathtub drain. The location was great for exploring the Tuscan countryside and surrounding sites like Sienna and Pienza. Luana, the cook, was an unexpected bonus. We asked her to cook only three dinners for us and each was as good or better than anything we had in restaurants. Speaking of restaurants we would like to strongly recommend one close to the villa, Le Bindi. It is located inside the walls of Monte San Servino, so it’s tricky to find, but well worth it. There is one seating each night of 20 diners sitting around a long table. Reservations well in advance are required. A couple (she’s the chef) serves fifteen to twenty courses (we lost track) family style (yes I said 15-20!). The food could be described as nuevo Tuscan, absolutely delicious, and all for 25 euros per person! Overall, our experience could not have been better. Thank you for a great villa in Tuscany. [Thank you for your wonderful comments, we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the good suggestion to include directions that go past the church instead, we will do that! The Italy Perfect Team]
April 30, 2019 - Website

L'Albero Bello Review

by Steve
We always wanted to spend Easter in Italy, and Italy Perfect made that a reality. We spoke with Kelly and Lisa, and everything they told us about the property and location was spot on. They gave us valuable tips and helped us hone in on our location. I would 100% recommend Italy Perfect for anyone wanting a villa vacation in Tuscany. Seven of us stayed at L'Albery Bello in mid-April over the Easter week. We rented a car and drove from the Rome airport. The location was perfect for Tuscany as it is an easy 2 hour drive from Rome. We were greeted by Barbara, and she was absolutely awesome. Her English was fine, and she was willing to do whatever it took to make us happy. The cook, LouAnna, made us excellent dinners and they even have wine for sale at reasonable prices (if you forget to stock up at the grocery). Barbara cleaned every day and the villa was spotless. She even emptied the fireplace ashes and restocked with fresh firewood each afternoon. We had 7 people with us, but the living areas within the villa were big enough to accommodate many more. We were so comfortable that we skipped one of our planned excursions to just relax at the villa. The pool wasn't open yet as it was mid-April, but I could imagine it being even more relaxing at the pool. The only slight downside to the villa was the queen beds upstairs. They were a little firm for our taste. The twins downstairs were actually a bit more comfortable. It wasn't enough to cause an issue, it's just that we prefer a softer mattress. I can't say enough about Barbara and how nice it was to see her every day for a week. On our last day, she introduced us to her husband, and when we left, there were hugs and kisses to go around (and maybe a few tears). We will definitely look to see her on our next trip to Tuscany. From our villa, Florence is within an hour's drive, and Siena is 40 minutes. There are many other small towns to see that are less than 30 minutes. I was a bit nervous to drive from town to town, but the roads were more than easy to navigate. I would recommend using google maps, but make sure to download "offline maps" as the GPS will still work without data reception. We never got lost using this trick. For anyone who is a wine lover, Montalcino is a must see. It is about 45 minutes from the villa by car. We tasted Brunello at local vineyards and spent some time in the city of Montalcino. The San Polino winery was our favorite, and we had a case shipped back to the U.S. The town of Lucignano is a 5 minute drive, or 20 minute walk. The 2 main restaurants in Lucignano are excellent, and the Gelato was the highlight. The owner of the Gelato shop spoke perfect English, and he was very excited to tell us about everything local to the area (very helpful). We spent one afternoon just walking through the town, having lunch at the La Tavernetta and or course having gelato for dessert.Overall, I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect for anyone looking to rent in Italy. L'Albero Bello was an excellent place to stay for the 7 of us. Whether or not we go back isn't the question, it's just a matter of when... [We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip! We look forward to working with you again! The Italy Perfect Team]

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Things to See & Do

Lucignano (1.8 km Distance)
Fascinating for its mediaval town construction of concentric circles that are unchanged today. Wonderful frescoes in church of life of St. Francis. Museum of treasures from the Middle Ages. Restaurants and shops.
Montepulciano (24 km Distance)
Top Tuscan town known for its eponymous wine, architecture from medieval times to the Renaissance.
Arezzo (28 km Distance)
Classic fortified Tuscan hill-top city with famous cathedral, significant frescoes, beautiful piazzas and streets. Monthly antique's fair. One of the most important Etruscan cities and located on the important Via Cassia Roman north-south highway.
Cortona (32 km Distance)
Beautiful hilltop Tuscan town. In addition to restaurants and shops, an Etruscan museum, an archeological park with ancient fortifications and stretches of Roman roads. Paintings by Fra Angelico.
Castiglione del Lago & Lake Trasimeno (40 km Distance)
Delightful village overlooking Lake Trasimeno. The mideaval wall still protects the old center with magnificent palace and monuments. Ferries to the islands. Restaurants and shops.
Lake Trasimeno (40 km Distance)
Gathered around this lake in Umbria are several small towns, including an ancient town on an island. Take a boat to an island, walk the natural landscape rich with wildlife. Etruscans and Romans settled here. Famous for local olive oil, fish wine, vin santo, cheese and honey.
Siena (48 km Distance)
Called Italy's loveliest medieval city with cuisine, art, museums, churches and famous art. Unique medieval culture that is reflected in the twice annual Palio horse race that some call insane. Look for videos.
Perugia (70 km Distance)
A great city of Italy, the capital of Umbria. Important during Etruscan times, it remained a destination through the Middle Ages when it established its University. Gorgeous churches, fantastic museums AND Perugina Chocolate Factory.
Florence (94 km Distance)
Capital of Tuscany, home of the Renaissance. Architecture and art. Food and shopping galore.
Rome (194 km Distance)
The capital of Italy and the seat of the Roman civilization 2000 years ago.

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