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Loro Ciuffenna is an old town of Etruscan origin, in the Aretine hills between Arezzo and Florence, at an altitude of 330 meters. It is 40 km from Florence, 18 km from Arezzo and 50 km from Siena. It is thus ideally located for exploring historical Tuscany and the vineyards and wine estates of Chianti. From Loro you can explore on foot the surrounding villages and Romanesque churches. The mapped walks which take you far up into the hills above Loro, offer magnificent views. In summer you can pick-nick and bather in the Ciuffenna River, reached within minutes (500 metres) from the apartment.


Being a wine critic and writer you will find plenty of info in the apartment for visiting Italian wine estates. For the really keen wine enthusiasts I can arrange wine tours and make appointments for you at some of Tuscany’s top estates.

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Private winery visits and wine tours and horse riding must be arranged and paid for in advance.  The cost depends on the individual itinerary.
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Painting course at Caroline’s Atelier Il Corvo di Loro, a former olive oil mill, beautifully restored into an ideal space for creative inspiration. To book lessons write to     To see examples of Caroline Zimmermann’s work please visit her website: or come to the studio in Loro Ciuffenna!

For further detail for riding lessons and excursions email Jenny Bawtree  or fax 39 055 9707045. Rendola is only a few kilometres away from Loro. 

It is possible to use the pool in Loro Ciuffenna at a five minute walk from the apartment (additional cost of €50/ week) Website address:


Cookery courses - even daily courses in Tuscan cuisine can be organized at the scenic 11th century Benedictine monastery Badia a Coltibuono

Your home is located in the 14th century Palazzo del Priore on the main square of Loro Ciuffenna. With a view from the second floor of the palazzo over the main square, the mediaeval bridge and the gorge of Loro, the entrance to the apartment is from a raised street at the back of the palazzo, thus ensuring that there are no stairs for the elderly or infirm. It’s central position allows you to soak in the full local colour and atmosphere, as well as being only a few steps away from the shops, cafés and some excellent restaurants. It is not recommended for those insisting on absolute peace and quiet.

The apartment is of 85 square meters and comprises: a living/dining room, (with a large sitting-room with optional twin beds/divans and a large bed-room with double-bed). Both bed-rooms look over the square, have frescoed ceilings and are bright and airy. A spacious fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher) and a bathroom have all modern conveniences (washing machine). The apartment is centrally heated (with its own heating unit) for year round use.

The courtyard at the entrance of the apartment provides a quiet spot for taking the sun and reading in peace. The apartment is suitable for a couple, a couple with up to two children, or two couples. Rent is €550 per week with occupancy for two people and an extra €50 per person, up to four persons. For longer periods and out of season periods the price is negotiable. The price is all-inclusive of cleaning (once a week) all utilities, plus welcome basket.

Loro Ciuffenna

Michele Shah
Tel. +39 055 9772227
Tel. +39 349 8451452

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