The spacious Pergola apartment lies on the ground floor of the villa I Cavallini. A large living room leads onto a vine covered pergola with a stunning view onto the endless Maremman landscape. The bedrooms are equally spacious and friendly.
A traditional estate.
I Cavallini lies in an area called Maremma, a lesser known and therefore all the more captivating part of Tuscany, 25 km inland from the coast, close to the peninsula Monte Argentario. Beyond the borders of the Cavallini estate you will discover an area rich in cultural landmarks, softly rolling landscape, good food and excellent wine, combining the charms of the Tuscan lifestyle with joys of an unspoilt coast. The 200 acres estate mainly produces grain and extra virgin olive oil, which can be bought on the premises.
The center of the Cavallini property is marked by the main villa dating from the 18th century. The host Laura Piccolomini d’Aragona spends most of her time here, sharing the simplicity of country life with her sons and grand-children during the summer months.
Laura Piccolomini is an attentive host. The apartments at Cavallini were decorated by herself using Tuscan colourings, open fireplaces and comfortable furnishings, as well attractive family antiques.
The large pool measuring 12 x 6 m is located in a beautiful part of the garden of the Cavallini estate, with a view over a seemingly endless landscape of rolling hills, utterly unspoilt, spotted with cypress trees and farmhouses here and there.
Two very charming apartments sleeping 4 and 5, with a pergola for al-fresco meals, have been restored in the main villa of Cavallini.
The Maremma is the other face of Tuscany - a wild region stretching along the Tyrrhenian coastline opposite the island of Elba between Leghorn and Grosseto. Unspoilt beaches fringed with dunes are backed by hillsides covered in Mediterranean scrub and olive groves, crested by charming hill-top villages. The reclaimed flatlands where cattle used to roam herded by the local cowboys have today largely been given over to well-husbanded vineyards yielding some of the most prestigious vintages in Italy. Where there is great wine there tends to be great food.
The beach at 25 km from Cavallini is of fine white sand. Generally the water is warm enough to swim from mid May to mid October.
Lake Burano: 25 km south of Cavallini lies the, a lagoon run by the WWF. The bird-watching here is excellent, above all in spring and autum.
The WWF Maremma National Park: The Park encompasses seven towers, the remains of an abbey and twenty six grottoes. In summer the National Park can only be visited accompanied by a guide. Visits by night from 8 to 11 pm are a special thrill. At 40 minutes from Cavallini.
The Etruscans: a trip through what was known as Etruria is one of the most interesting archaeological excursions in Italy. Tarquinia and Tuscania, only 30 kms away from the Cavallini estate, boast worldwide famous archeological excavations which should not be missed.
Monte Argentario: only half an hour from I Cavallini lies the Monte Argentario, a peninsula connected with the mainland by three dams. The Monte Argentario is known for its fine coastline, rich mediterranean vegetation and the two jet set harbours Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano.
The Tarot-Garden of Niki de Saint-Phalle: on one of the hills not far from Cavallini the famous french artist hs built her „Jardin des Tarots“, twenty two giant sculptures inspired by the figures of the magic tarot cards. Children love it!
POOL HOURS 9 - 20
Bed & bath linens
ARRIVAL DINNER – EUR 23 TO 32 PER PERSON, LESS FOR CHILDREN
Upon arrival, after a long trip, you might wish to find a laid table and a fully prepared meal in your house.
The dinner consists of an antipasto, a pasta dish, salad and pecorino cheese, fruit and local biscuits to finish, plus bread and 1 bottle of wine and 1 of water water for every 4 persons.
1ST SHOPPING – EUR 50
A few basics are in the house (wine, salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar, soap, toiletpaper, detergent for the washing machine and the dishwasher). Upon request we can fill up the larder with the following items: bread, milk, Earl Grey Tea, coffee, natural yoghurt, orange juice, eggs, butter, jam, fruit of the season, pasta (noodles), tomato sauce, a chunk of fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, mineral water, beer.
DINNER DURING THE WEEK - PLEASE INQUIRE
The cook of the estate can prepare lunches or dinners for you. Menus can be discussed upon arrival. Generally a meal consists of a first course (pasta dish), main course (meat with vegetables and salad) and a dessert.
EXTRA CLEANING HELP – EUR 10 PER HOUR
BABY KIT – EUR 15 PER WEEK
We can provide you with with super-clean, safe, comfortable equipment during your stay. Our equipment is meticulously maintained and spotless:
- baby bed, linen provided
- High chair
- Changing mat
- Electrical bottle warmer or microwave
- Dinner set for children in plastic
- Baby beds are allowed for children up to the age of 4.
Cet hôte applique des conditions d'annulation strictes
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 30 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 30 jours précédant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du prix à la nuit. Les frais vous sont remboursés intégralement.