15th Century house inside the walls of Tuscan hilltown, lovely setting

15th Century house inside the walls of Tuscan hilltown, lovely setting

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms
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Our Italian home (we also own a house in Santa Barbara, California) is a lovely 15th century restored house in an atmospheric medieval walled hilltown. Our house has 2 comfortable bedrooms, one with twin beds, one with a queen sized bed and 2 bathrooms. There is also a 1/2 bath (toilet and sink) on the main floor. There is a very large and cosy living room with fireplace and two wonderful sofas that you never want to get up from. The eat-in country kitchen was remodeled to our specifications (my husband is a major cook--see his website: www.foodhuntermark.com) and has all conveniences, including a fireplace you can cook in. We entertain a lot and the house is very suitable for dinner parties. The house is furnished with many antiques and special art items (I am a textile collector) from our years of travel in Europe and our years of living in Asia, but retains the Tuscan flavor.

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Who we are

  1. My husband Mark Brownstein and I are in our late fifties, I am a retired executive of a major US film company and Mark is still involved in his food business, please see website www.foodhuntermark.com. Mark has appeared extensively on European public television where he is known as "The Foodhunter". We have lived in the US and Hong Kong and I lived for many years in Europe and Latin America. I am a textile collector and have served on the board of the Textile Society of Hong Kong and the Thai Textile Society. We are great readers and music lovers and cooking, food and adventurous travel is our life. We have exchanged many times and love sharing our home with like-minded travellers.

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Our town, Monte San Savino is a beautiful Tuscan walled hill town of approximately 500 friendly souls, inside the walls, and a total of 7,000 people in the total Monte San Savino Area. Our house is inside the walls of Monte San Savino in the historic district; we own the top 3 floors of a 15th century building. The ground and first floors are an unused shop and apartment. The front windows look out on the main square and the historic main street, open to pedestrian traffic only. It should be noted that the house is on 3 floors (although the attic is not used except for storage) and any guests should feel comfortable with going upstairs to the bedrooms, and downstairs to exit the building. Monte San Savino is perfectly located: 45 minutes from Siena, Cortona, Montepuliciano, Pienze, 20 minutes from Arezzo and 1 hour by car or less by train from Florence. Closest airport is Florence (1 hour by car) or Rome 3 hours by car. The countryside is totally rural, breathtaking rolling hills with olive groves and vineyards. There is free parking 3 minutes from our house outside the main gate of town. For those with young children, there is a water park "Crocodile" 10 minutes drive from our house.

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