Ancient origins. Podere Le Macchie is an ancient, stone farmhouse situated around 3 km away from the small and characteristic village of Poggio d Acona, in the green Casentino Valley. The farm had very old origins, it was already present in the Leopoldine maps of the 1700 and it was property of the near Castle of Chitignano, which belonged to the noble family of the Ubertini. Besides the Castle, which can be visited on request, in the Municipality of Chitignano the two ancient hamlets of Taena and Rosina, both of Etruscan origins, are worth a visit. Close to the farmhouse passes by the famous Via Romea, ancient path covered on foot by pilgrims from Germany and Northern lands to Rome. The Casentino Valley and its mighty forests. Podere Le Macchie, reachable through an unmade road 2 km long and immmersed onto the woods, is situated on a secluded and quite position, and is the ideal place to relax inside the Natural Park of the Foreste Casentinesi, away from frenzied city life and smog. Shops and supermarkets can be found in the nearby village of Subbiano which is around 10 km away, and the city of Arezzo, rich in art and cultural events is only 20 km away. The villa and the outdoor space. All around the villa a wide garden, surrounded by green and magnificent firs, with the swimming pool (size mt. 9x4 - depth mt. 1,20), children playground, table tennis, five-a-side football playing field, Badminton field, barbecue, an ancient spring of drinking-water and a small vegetable garden, where the clients could pick up seasonal greens. Furnishing, cosy and refined fits perfectly in with rural features of the villa, nevertheless maintaining a high level of comfort. Moreover, respecting the needs of energy saving the house is equipped with solar panels. Accommodation descriptionGROUND FLOOR: entrance from a porch equipped with table and chairs for outdoor meals, living-dining room with sofas, fireplace and satellite TV, kitchen-dining room, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower. FIRST FLOOR: with access from external staircase with typical loggia, wide sitting room with sofas, fireplace and satellite TV, kitchen-dining room, small access with washing machine and freezer and bathroom with shower, twin bedroom, double bedroom, bathroom with shower. From the sitting room, through internal staircase, access to a double bedroom. The two floors are not internally connected. EQUIPMENT: freezer, oven, dishwasher (2), lemon-squeezer, moka coffee maker, espresso coffee maker, filer coffee maker, toaster, mixer, hairdryer, CD player, high chair, satellite TV, drawer freezer, wood burning stove, washing machine, swing, slide, table football, barbecue, table tennis, football field, badminton field, Wi-Fi Internet access. Distance from main cities Arezzo km 25,00, Firenze km 100,00, Roma km 250,00, Siena km 110,00, Pisa km 180,00 Pets are welcome on payment of Euro 30 each per week. Wi-Fi Internet access free of charge. Sheets and bathroom towels with weekly change included in the price. Baby bed available free of charge on request at time of booking. Electricity, hot and cold water are included in the rental price.