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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TARTHESHOTEL - Guspini Sardinia - Italy


TARTHESHOTEL - Guspini Sardinia - Italy

Tarthes Hotel



Welcome to an ancient land, rich in art , tradition, archeological treasures and nature rests.
The 4 Star Hotel in Sardinia Tarthesh, deep in the heart of an untouched Sardinia.

Upon entering Tarthesh, a magical ambiance surrounds and takes our guests over by surprise. Our guests immerse in a silent welcome by the old world atmosphere; the pillars, columns, Tapestries and simple lines become accentuate by sober luxuries found in this Oasis.
The wind seems as though the land of silver veins, breathes beneath your feet.

The comfortable rooms of this magical resort are quaintly unique in their eclectic style, transmitting an essence of the Mediterranean through its philosophy. 

A 4 Star Luxury Resort in Sardinia, an oasis in which our guests can relax and unwind under our care and attention.
Our guests take full advantage of the surrounding territory immersed in the nature of an untamed land.

Delight in the Tarthesh hotel's restaurant and wine cellar to savor traditional, regional ad international cuisines. Let yourself go by the pool and enjoy the natural scenery between wild berries, palms and orange groves.



Rooms

Elegantly furnished in relaxing color palate, the classic rooms at The 4 star Hotel in Sardinia Tarthesh offer our guests a combination of tradition innovation and comfort all at once.

In the Tartheshotel "wonder room" our guests unwind with elegant perfume cocktails and essences created with aromatic herbs found in the vicinities.
A concentrate of aromas which are diffused in the ambiance of this Luxury 4 star resort.

The rooms are quaint and cozy all eclectically furnished, each one unique in their own style. Fusing style and the philosophy behind the Tareshotel's magical characteristics.

The all white decor is the common thread found throughout the walls, exposed ceiling support beams, the satin sheets to the curtains add to an exotic atmosphere a feeling of serenity.




Dining           Breakfast  | Restaurant



Delight in a unique dining experience, discover a cuisine infused in innovation and tradition.
Indulge on new International culinary concoctions accompanied by ancient Sardinian recipes.

Thanks to our world renowned chefs dining becomes, an extra-sensory experience, you wont soon forget. The dining room at our 4 star luxury hotel in Sardinia holds a maximum of 130 people, making it also the perfect place for private events and gatherings. In order to guarantee our guests the best service and quality our staff is happy to serve you in your suites, for breakfast lunch and dinner. Order champagne, wine, deserts and anything else your hearts desire.


Leisure

Upon your arrival at the 4 Star Hotel in Sardinia Tarthesh you will be greeted by the warm hospitality found in this magical place.


Nature is the main element surrounding the Tarthesh, welcoming you with leisurely intimacy.
A resort intended for body and soul, free your spirit and care for your body taking advantage of our wellness center and indulge in delicacies at our restaurant. Find the peace you are seeking, awaken your senses while mind body and soul merge in perfect harmony at Tartheshotel di Guspini

WELLNESS

The 4 Star Hotel in Sardinia Tarthesh is the perfect oasis in which to relax and regenerate mind body and soul.

Enjoy our large outdoor Jacuzzi to melts away tension in a serene environment.
We welcome you to treat yourself to an invigorating Thai massage or an Arjuvetic massage experience in true Indian form relish the magnificent sensations of unblocking the chakras and positively stimulating your respiratory and muscleatory system.


Forget all your worries with refreshing a dip in our pool, the area surrounded by Palm trees and berry bushes. Relax in our great Jacuzzi by letting it melt away your tension, we welcome you to treat yourself to an invigorating massage.

A light poolside lunch or refreshing cocktail will re-energize you and have you ready for the adventures at the 4 Star Hotel in Sardinia Tarthesh.



GARDENS

Nature is the most powerful, characterizing element found at The 4 Star Hotel in Sardinia Tarthesh.
Between foliage and century old oaks and exotic plants which bloom in summertime.
Read a book beneath the shade of an olive tree, take an invigorating walk through our garden and pick you own fresh fruits.
Practice Yoga in the stillness of the surrounding garden, among orange, lemon trees and majestic cypress, nothing better to relax mind, body and soul. 

Drink from our natural spring and follow the source in an almost meditative walk around the property. 
From sunrise to sundown take in our Vanilla skies and let yourselves be enveloped in the silver rays of the moon at nightfall.


TYPICAL CELLAR
As an Homage to rustic tradition The cantina is dedicated to the tasting of typical Sardinian food and wines from the best local wineries. 

In our Cantina lies the unique opportunity for an intimate dining experience. 

Old tables antique doors and wine bottles, flasks, decanters, chopping boards and the smell of cold meats hanging from the ceiling: your own old-world sensorial experience filled with decorative generosity . 

La Cantina di Tarthesh is found in a basement area directly under the reception access to the cantina is granted upon reservation, our guests are able to organize dinners and tasting of typical local products and also in the case of game caught during the hunting excursions. 


WEDDINGS

"Unique".
This should be your wedding day.

At the 4 Star Hotel in Sardinia Tarthesh the romantic ambiance is captivating, your wedding day will surely be unforgettable.
Tartheshotel, with its gardens, pool, fountains and its music, holds a special atmosphere.
Let it whisk you away in its magical hospitality, and lure you beneath its star light night.
Enjoy its delicious cuisine and specialty wines.





Sunday, January 15, 2012

BORGO DI SERIGNANA - SAN GODENZO DEL MUGELLO - TUSCANY



BORGO DI SERIGNANA - SAN GODENZO DEL MUGELLO - TUSCANY




In the historic medieval town of Serignana, situated at the edge of National Park of Casentino Forests, you can find beautiful apartments, ideal for your holiday in Tuscany. Surrounded by unspoiled nature, the holiday home of the village still retains all the magic, history and culture of the Tuscan tradition. From here you can leave for wonderful excursions, immersing yourself in an environment, the Tuscan Apennines, whose nature has no equal in beauty and untamed authenticity.
In this magnificent setting, live your unforgettable holiday in Tuscany!

The medieval village of Serignana is located in Tuscany, in the Municipality of San Godenzo bordering the National Park of Casentino Forests near the village of Castagno d'Andrea (the country that gave birth to the Renaissance painter Andrea del Castagno) and Florentine door the Park itself.

The settlement is typical of the Apennine village (630 m. asl) located in a small valley just below the massive Falterona. The Village has as its core a square on which stands a beautiful church is still consecrated, the manor house, the house of the sacristy, and then, along the access roads, houses and some other rural structures. Completing the village with a beautiful fountain from which flows the old wash pure spring water and the well.
In this ancient site have been recovered and are available for rent renovated apartments in the most rigorous Tuscan tradition. The apartments are available for weekly rental but also for shorter periods. Already at first glance you'll find that is exactly what you dreamed for your holiday in Tuscany.

All around the apartments extends the property consists of 35 hectares large, manicured lawns, woods of oak, hornbeam and chestnut ideal for picnics and finally a stream where you can bathe. In the vicinity of the town in the middle of a large lawn is the pool.

For those who enjoy a holiday in nature will not be difficult to spot wildlife on the property of the typical examples of the Tuscan countryside where deer, fallow deer, wild boars, porcupines, hawks, hares, pheasants and with some luck, the wolf.

The village, called "Villa Serignana", was born in 1200 in the course of the vast estate of the Counts Guidi, noble family of appointment imperial Ghibellines who had extensive holdings in Tuscany, but whose center was located in the domain of the nearby castles Casentino.

The Village of Serignana came to the Counts Guidi of Modigliana and then to the branch of the Counts of Porciano, together with the castle and the district of San Godenzo. We came with a variety of assignments from from imperial '1191 first year with the Emperor Henry VI in 1247 and then with the Emperor Frederick II.

In 1304 the Counts Guidi statutes conceded to the rural "Serignana Villa di Sopra," which were published by the City of San Godenzo.

Among the various events that see the house of the Counts Guidi against the Signoria of Florence, please note the important conference, in June of 1302, which took place the Benedictine Abbey of San Godenzo between Guelph and Ghibelline Florentine exiles to which the white Dante took part. Is the act of congress, signed by the notary Giovanni di Ampinana of Buto, with which the defendants agreed to the recapture of Florence, committing themselves and future generations to finance the war that would have prepared. This event is remembered every year at the exhibition "Dante's Ghibelline" that in addition to hosting a historical re-enactment 'of Dante studies major conference.
In 1356 the Count Guido Serignana Home sold in the area and all possessions to the Lordship of Florence for 2650 gold florins.

Serignana returns to the stage of history April 28, 1478, two days after the conspiracy de 'Pazzi took place in Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence at the expense of Lorenzo de' Medici (Il Magnifico) is captured Jacopo de 'Pazzi, head of the family from which it took the name of the conspiracy, along with nine other fellow. From Serignana the same evening, he was brought back to Florence and there, shortly before midnight, was hanged with other conspirators seventy to the railings of the windows of the Palazzo della Signoria.

It must be emphasized that in these places in 1421 was born the great Renaissance painter Andrea del Castagno (1421-1457), which he named the village of Chestnut d 'Andrea, and here at the National Park visitor center, you can visit the museum dedicated to him.
The subsequent events of the war until the 'last world war have only touched the village of Serignana because of the war broken out, keeping it intact to this day.



A few hundred meters from the village offers a variety of environments, the possibility of fishing, hiking, horseback or mountain bike along the paths marked CAI in connection with those of the National Park and the traits of the GEA (Great Apennine Excursion) to landscapes and environments of rare beauty. In winter you can make ice-climbing walls and hiking with snowshoes.

Nearby you can visit several waterfalls including the famous waterfall Acquacheta (described in Dante's Inferno Canto XVI) or those Calabuia, Pretella, gargoyles, Pescino, as well as the most important peaks such as Mount Falterona (m. 1654) sacred to the Etruscans and the Lake of the Idols, the beautiful beech forest of the Borbotto source and the source of the Arno River (also described in Dante's Inferno), Monte Acuto (m. 1481) and Mount Hawk (m. 1658) .

Also visit the Muraglione Pass (m. 907), which takes its name from the great wall built by the Grand Duke Leopold II in 1836 and the gateway to the Romagna, which offers a sweeping panorama of the valley Falterona.

In San Godenzo not miss the Benedictine Abbey of 1028 which took place in June 1302 conference of the exiled Florentine Ghibellines and Guelphs to regain white Florence, where Dante took part, and the medieval bridge of "Cicaleto" dating from the fourteenth century. In Castagno d'Andrea is the visitor center of the park where you can visit the virtual museum of the Renaissance painter Andrea del Castagno.
At the center of the park is visited regularly organize guided tours inside the park and acquire all information pertaining to the site.

In the district of Mugello at about 20-30 km from the village of Serignana are:

. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF FRASCOLE - Dicomano in numerous excavations have uncovered over the foundations of the Romanesque church of San Martino al Poggio, related materials from the sixth century. B.C. and the I century. AD, as well as the powerful Etruscan building of a quadrangular perimeter, which was probably a defensive structure to control the road transit from the Casentino. The most interesting discovery is one type stars Fiesole. It is a funerary monument of the sixth century. BC, well preserved, with a bas-relief decoration, depicting a bearded male figure, which may indicate the presence of a tomb.

. The BILANCINO LAKE - located in the municipality of Barberino di Mugello, of the features is an ideal environment for lovers of water sports like canoeing, sailing, and in the area winsdsurf equipped bathing is possible. Also in the area of ​​the lake was created Oasis of Gull strategic point for birds emigration.

Mugello Circuit - in the town of Scarborough is the circuit Ferrari's official test where competitions are held level as the "Trofeo Pirelli" Italian Gran Turismo championship and more importantly the World Motorcycling Championship "Italian Grand Prix".

GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB "Poggio dei Medici" - a golf course near the town of Scarborough was built in 1995 according to U.S. standards. The camp, which is considered by fans one of the most beautiful and prestigious in Italy, 18 holes - Par 73 has a large putting green and driving range.








Agriturismo CasaSesta - Tuscany




Azienda Agricola CasaSesta - Tuscany

Welcome to Azienda Agricola CasaSesta


The Pratesi family welcomes you to Tuscany at their Agriturismo Casa Sesta, wishing you an exciting vacation as you discover the wonders of this magnificent region. Situated in the hills of the Valdarno Aretino, the Agriturismo Casa Sesta looks out over the valley of the Arno , from an altitude of 600 meters above sea level, offering its clients one of the most beautiful panoramas in all of Tuscany.

An ancient farmhouse and hunting lodge will be your refuge during a holiday spent amidst the vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees of the property. An authentic and fully functional wood burning stove is also available in an adjacent outdoor shelter once used for winter provisions . Flanking the farmhouse, a small consecrated chapel, still functional and dedicated to St. Clare, reminds us that, in earlier times, the Casa Sesta was a place of gathering for farmers of the area. A few elderly locals still remember walking up to Sesta with their families, at threshing time, to celebrate mass in the tiny chapel.

The forty hectares of forest belonging to the Casa Sesta are part of a game reserve populated with wild hares, pheasants, squirrels and deer. Guests can observe all of these animals in their natural habitat while on hiking excursions.
Guests are also encouraged to relax at the pool, from which one can enjoy a magnificent panorama and spectacular sunsets looking out past the Pieve di Gropina.
The seven apartments - resulting from a careful renovation of the farmhouse and hunting lodge - have been decorated and well equipped, with special attention being made to combine modern needs and comforts with the simplicity and fascination of styles from the past.
The Casa Sesta Agricultural Enterprise produces Red Chianti D.O.C.G., white wine and extra-virgin olive oil.
During your stay you are invited to taste our products and take part in the more important moments of farm life: from the pruning of the olive trees in March, to the harvesting of fruit in summer, to the grape harvest and vinification process taking place in September and October, to the late autumn gathering and pressing of the olives for the production of olive oil.
Thanks to its central position, a vacation at Agriturismo Casa Sesta facilitates visiting the Tuscan art cities of world renown such as Florence, Siena and Arezzo, along with the possibility of discovering the more hidden and remote spots (but no less amazing) of this land, rich with history and natural beauty.
 During your stay, the Pratesi family can advise you on natural itineraries for either hiking or mountain biking, or historical and gastronomic itineraries, which take you through breathtaking towns and countryside.The Pratesi family welcomes you to Tuscany at their Agriturismo Casa Sesta, wishing you an exciting vacation as you discover the wonders of this magnificent region. Situated in the hills of the Valdarno Aretino, the Agriturismo Casa Sesta looks out over the valley of the Arno , from an altitude of 600 meters above sea level, offering its clients one of the most beautiful panoramas in all of Tuscany.



 An ancient farmhouse and hunting lodge will be your refuge during a holiday spent amidst the vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees of the property. An authentic and fully functional wood burning stove is also available in an adjacent outdoor shelter once used for winter provisions . Flanking the farmhouse, a small consecrated chapel, still functional and dedicated to St. Clare, reminds us that, in earlier times, the Casa Sesta was a place of gathering for farmers of the area. A few elderly locals still remember walking up to Sesta with their families, at threshing time, to celebrate mass in the tiny chapel.



 The forty hectares of forest belonging to the Casa Sesta are part of a game reserve populated with wild hares, pheasants, squirrels and deer. Guests can observe all of these animals in their natural habitat while on hiking excursions.
 Guests are also encouraged to relax at the pool, from which one can enjoy a magnificent panorama and spectacular sunsets looking out past the Pieve di Gropina.   The seven apartments - resulting from a careful renovation of the farmhouse and hunting lodge - have been decorated and well equipped, with special attention being made to combine modern needs and comforts with the simplicity and fascination of styles from the past.
 The Casa Sesta Agricultural Enterprise produces Red Chianti D.O.C.G., white wine and extra-virgin olive oil.
During your stay you are invited to taste our products and take part in the more important moments of farm life: from the pruning of the olive trees in March, to the harvesting of fruit in summer, to the grape harvest and vinification process taking place in September and October, to the late autumn gathering and pressing of the olives for the production of olive oil.
Thanks to its central position, a vacation at Agriturismo Casa Sesta facilitates visiting the Tuscan art cities of world renown such as Florence, Siena and Arezzo, along with the possibility of discovering the more hidden and remote spots (but no less amazing) of this land, rich with history and natural beauty.  During your stay, the Pratesi family can advise you on natural itineraries for either hiking or mountain biking, or historical and gastronomic itineraries, which take you through breathtaking towns and countryside.


The Apartments at CasaSesta

Caprifoglio Guine√® Stella Lilla Gioia Clematide Glicine


Work began in 2002 to refurbish the farmhouse and hunting lodge and to restore them to their original splendour. Seven spacious and comfortable apartments were obtained from this undertaking, creating accommodations ready to meet the expectations of discernible clients.

Each apartment provides the right balance between modern comfort and traditional Tuscan style, evident in the wooden furniture and terracotta floors.
The kitchens are equipped with all the necessary items required for preparing typical dishes of the region using local and genuine products.
In addition, the Stella, Glicine, Lilla and Clematide apartments have a fireplace in the living area.

A centralized laundry room, available to all guests, is located on the ground floor of the hunting lodge. Another feature available to guests is the barbeque next to the outdoor provisions shelter, for those who wish to enjoy an outdoor grill. For more adventurous guests, it is also possible to use the wood-burning stove for those who wish to tackle the enterprise of baking pizza or breads.

Each apartment has an outdoor area with table and chairs for dining. Satellite TV is available in all apartments.

For those with special needs, the Guineè apartment that has been specifically equipped to accommodate disabled persons.

Our whole complex is surrounded by gardens, fruit trees and 40 hectares of woods, ideal for a vacation geared towards nature and sport.
Guests of the Agriturismo Casa Sesta have free use of a lovely panoramic pool for their enjoyment and relaxation, and of mountains bikes for sport and excursio

FATTORIA POGNI - FLORENCE - TUSCANY

  


Il Borgo di Pogni agriturismo in Toscana tra Firenze e Siena



Between Florence and Siena, in the heart of Chianti, near the village of Marcialla, contested between the towns of Certaldo and Barberino Val d'Elsa, there is the village of Pogni, where you can find our farm with the same name adjoining farm, whose core was the fourteenth century. The small village of Pogni is located approximately 400 meters above sea level and is enclosed by stone walls, can be reached on a dirt road that makes it even more at one with the beautiful nature of Chianti.
In the inside there is a large farmhouse and a barn, both used to farm, then a manor house inhabited by the owners and another barn with two large rooms on two floors, and finally another facility houses the winery, while the under the old cellars of houses are still used to age wine.

  

  

In outdoor areas, characterized by fields and olive trees, there are a soccer field, tennis courts and a swimming pool (20 × 8) in travertine marble entrance to the beach and a breathtaking view over the valley and surrounding hills, relaxation proceeds areas to be equipped with outdoor furniture, paved courtyards 'cotto fiorentino' hand-made, an ancient stone well still working, and antique farm implements along paths bordered by typical Tuscan herbs.
This old, small and lonely village, rich in history and situated in one of the most picturesque valleys of Chianti, is characterized by silence and peace, which can be, without doubt, the peculiar characteristics of its own essence.

  

  

The apartments

 

 There are six apartments located in exclusive farm Farm Pogni, all recently and finely restored and respects each other. Furnished with taste and attention to detail, each apartment is equipped with all the amenities to make your stay memorable in this ancient and historic corner of Chianti, perhaps for a romantic weekend ...



Apartments Poggio ai Falchi  

  Located on the first floor of the farmhouse, accessed from an old and beautiful stone staircase.
The living area consists of a living room with stone fireplace and a kitchen corner with dining table.
There are two double bedrooms, each with a bathroom with glass shower and wall travertine and marble. In the larger room, you can add a sofa bed.
From the windows of the rooms enjoy views of the village and the main facade of the manor house.

  

Tastefully decorated using antique Tuscan furniture, ceiling has wooden beams and bricks Florentine terracotta tiled floors and handmade in Florence.
Equipped with air conditioning, heating, LCD televisions with satellite channels and SKY channels, safe, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and mosquito nets on all windows.
Outside, Poggio ai Falchi apartment has a private courtyard with umbrella, table, chairs and armchairs.


 Apartments Nappolaio


 Small, romantic apartment situated on the ground floor of the farmhouse. It 'consists of a living area with living room, dining room, kitchen, stone fireplace and Florentine cotto, and sofa bed.
 Going up two stone steps leads to the master bedroom has a bathroom with glass shower and wall travertine and marble. Both the living area from the bedroom of the apartment that you can enjoy a splendid view over the pool in front.



With antique Tuscan furniture, living room with stone walls, two rooms, ceilings, chestnut beams and
terracotta bricks Florentine cotto fiorentino done by hand, to relive the past without forgetting the true modern comfort: air conditioning, heating single LCD TV with satellite channels and SKY channels, safe, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher.

Outside the apartment Nappolaio has a private courtyard with umbrella, table, chairs and armchairs.