Villetta Armaiolo is a cozy cottage located in one of the most evocative and enchanting areas of Tuscany: Crete Senesi. At a short driving distance to Rapolano, well known for its thermal baths, Villetta Armaiolo is immersed in the greenery of the surrounding valleys offering spectacular views. This tiny stone Cottage, has recently been restored and it is the perfect destination for a party of two. The property boasts one double bedroom, a full bathroom with shower and a living area composed with fully equipped kitchen and a dining/living room. The bright and peaceful location make this structure the perfect accommodation for a couple looking for peace and relax immersed in Tuscan greenery,which can be contemplated from the lovely salt swimmingpool. The area is also interesting for its highlights, both natural and historic; from the typical Tuscan rolling hills to the characteristic villages nestled in the top hills. Rapolano, a seemingly rugged land with its towns dotted throughout the rough, clayey Crete Senesi, hides a warm heart made of thermal waters full of therapeutic properties that bubble up to the surface. The springs have been used since the Roman era, especially the Antica Querciolaia and the San Giovanni Terme Rapolano, peaceful places immersed in unparalleled landscapes.
SPA lovers will be able to spend amazing days enjoying the multiple thermal treatments and wellness available on site or simply have a dip or relax in hot springs. Nature in Rapolano doesn't just offer the gift of its waters, but its stone as well. Another precious resource of the earth is travertine, which has formed over the years in the waterfalls, springs and basins where limestone was present. This stone, porous but strong, has been mined since the 1500s, and it's still an important industry in the area. In the past, it impacted everything from the landscape to architecture, serving as building material for many monuments. Thanks to the quarries we have the Church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, the façade of the cathedral in Pienza and the front of the Church of Provenzano in Siena. Another important resource bestowed by the land is its high-quality agriculture, where delicious olive oil is produced, a product that has long been important for this region, so much so that the Grange Museum offers a display about olive cultivation and pressing. The museum is housed in a historic building in the hamlet of Serre that was once the granary and storage space for Santa Maria della Scala in Siena. The hills of Chianti and the Siena area nearby both offer numerous options for exciting itineraries. Just a few kilometers away from Rapolano Terme, you can visit historic towns and key art destinations that are still historically and culturally relevant today: Cortona, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and Siena, to name a few.