IL POZZO, MURLO, ITALY - TUSCANY
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Stay in the tiny Etruscan village of Murlo! This comfortable and attractive vacation rental apartment sits within the medieval walls on the village's picturesque central square. Set up like a townhouse, entry is off of the square and up a set of steps into the living room level. On this floor you will find a lovely eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, and all the amenities. The living room is large and full of Tuscan charm, with a fireplace and comfortable chairs and couches. The front window looks out onto the piazza. The full bathroom is off of the living room.
Steps lead from the living area up to the bedrooms. The master bedroom has an Italian queen bed and a window with a countryside view. The smaller second bedroom has twin beds and a window looking out onto the piazza. The powder room is accessed from this bedroom, up a few steps; it is small and has a low, sloping ceiling.
The apartment also features a private patio and garden in the back with a superb view over the Tuscan hills, extending to the distant medieval towers of the Siena skyline. Your friendly hosts live next door and speak fluent English. (She is British.)
Murlo is a small, quiet medieval walled village that draws visitors during the day for its interesting Etruscan museum. There is a pizzeria/trattoria just off the square, and the small town of Vescovado, about a half-mile away, has food shops, newsstands, pharmacy, bank, post office, etc. Murlo is a pedestrian area; loading and unloading at the house are allowed, but parking is outside the village walls, a 3 minute walk from the apartment.
Check in only after 3:30 pm.
WiFi speed as of 7/21/20: 16.5 Mbps Down/1 Mbps Up
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms, 1 with an Italian queen bed, the other with twin beds and access (up a few stairs) to a powder room.
BATHROOMSFull bathroom on main floor, off of living room: has tub with shower and skylight. Powder room is upstairs on the level with the bedrooms, but it is accessed through the twin-bedded room and is a few steps up from floor level; this powder room is small, with a low, angled ceiling.
KITCHENWell-outfitted full eat-in kitchen with microwave and dishwasher.
LAUNDRYWashing machine, iron and ironing board in apartment.
LEVELEntry at ground level; steps up to living room, bathroom, and kitchen level; steps from living room area up to the 2 bedrooms and powder room.
ACCESSIBILITYEntry at ground level, steps up to living room, bathroom, and kitchen level; steps from living room area up to the two bedrooms and powder room. Note that parking is off-site, in a lot outside of town, 5 minutes away by foot, a short but steep walk.
TRANSPORTATIONMurlo is 10-15 minutes west of Buonconvento, about 30 minutes drive from Siena, and 10-15 minutes from Monteroni d'Arbia, where guests can catch a direct bus to Siena or a train to Florence. Florence is about 90 minutes by car.
MINUSESParking is off-site, a 5-minute uphill walk away, though you may drive into the piazza to load and unload luggage. In high season Murlo attracts a moderate number of day-trip visitors who may meander through the piazza and past your front door. No children please.
Check in only after 3:30 pm.
PLUSESIn the heart of Etruscan Murlo, very comfortably furnished, attractive and well equipped, beautiful private patio and garden, warm English-speaking host lives next door, cable TV, WiFi.
SPECIAL FEATURESWiFi, fireplace, cable TV, beautiful private patio and garden, in the village of Murlo.
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- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
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Landlord or Host for Il Pozzo, Murlo, Italy - Tuscany
Your friendly and charming hosts live next door and speak fluent English. (She is British.)
Murlo, Italy - Tuscany, Home of Il Pozzo
Murlo is a quaint, picturesque, tiny village, famous for its Etruscan past. The former bishop's palace is home to the Etruscan Museum, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts, all unearthed from a nearby hillside, Poggio Civitate. The village's existing structures were built in medieval times, and the houses form a set of defensive walls. The countryside surrounding Murlo offers some of Tuscany's prettiest natural scenery.
Murlo draws day-trip visitors. A pizzeria/trattoria in town is open in the evening. (A recent anthropological study of the descendents of the Etruscans found that the Italian whose DNA most closely matched the Etruscans is a man working at this pizzeria!) The town does not have a grocery store, but a short drive away, in Vescovado, you will find grocery shopping and a wide range of stores including a pharmacy and post office. Vescovado has a historic core but is ringed with modern, convenient stores.
Murlo is a 10-15 minute drive west of Buonconvento, about 30 minutes from Siena, and 10-15 minutes from Monteroni d'Arbia, where guests can catch a direct bus to Siena or a train to Florence. Florence is about 90 minutes by car. Other day trips from Untours’ Tuscany vacation rental apartments include the historic hill towns of San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano and San Galgano; the Etruscan sites of Volterra, Chiusi and Cortona; the natural beauty of Mt. Amiata and the coast; and the monasteries of Monte Oliveto and Sant’Antimo.
Customer comments about Il Pozzo, Murlo, Italy - Tuscany
"If you want to live in a place like you were in the 13th Century, this is the location. A fabulous apartment in a medieval town. Simply wonderful. Great location, great apartment, great owners. If we ever come back to Tuscany, we will have to stay here again." Dave Carlson
"Lovely site. Our landlady was special. She went out of her way to help us be immersed in the culture." Elizabeth Mitchell
"This apartment exceeded our expectations. The hosts were warm, inviting, friendly. Truly fabulous hosts. We enjoyed getting to know them. Tuscany was beautiful and from what we saw, we were in a wonderful location. Staying in Sarah's apartment was especially delightful. What great hosts she and Camillo were. " Steve Sandvig
"The apartment was roomy and homey. We could not have imagined it to be better!. The hosts were excellent, the clothes washer was handy. The town of Murlo was very unique, not too far from everything and the restaurant there was excellent. Loved the front view of the piazza and the back view of the valley." Lynn & Ed Biggs
"It was charming, very comfortable and roomy and the view was spectacular. It had all the conveniences (dishwasher, washing machine), lovely patio overlooking Tuscan countryside, free internet across the piazza in Murlo and the landlords were warm and friendly, and helpful. It was like living in a fairy tale!" Frank & Rosalie Simari
"The apartment was in a magical little city and the owners were extremely gracious and helpful- really like good neighbors and friends." Tom and Joanne Glatter
"Murlo was such a unique experience...how often do you have the opporunity to live in such a quaint and beautiful spot?" Judy & Frank Pease
"Absolutely lovely site and great apartment. Great terrace for late afternoon respite. If one needs to be surrounded by American tourists, this is not an ideal choice. But if one wants to sample and plunge in to rural Tuscan life - this is the ideal place to do it." Tom and Joanne Glatter
Ratings for Il Pozzo, Murlo, Italy - Tuscany
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||6|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||1||1|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||6|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||6|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||6||5|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||1||1|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||4|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||8||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||10|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||10||10|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||5|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||8|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.