Residence La Ferriera
Example Booking: 28,500 eXpectations points, 7-nights, June 2017, 1-bed, sleeps 4
The charming 18th-Century Residence La Ferriera sits alongside the banks of the Ciuffenna River, located near the medieval village of Loro Ciuffena in Tuscany, one of Italy’s most stunning regions.
Tuscany offers over 8,000 square miles of inspirational beauty. Rolling valleys lined with vineyards meet bright yellow sunflower fields and the stunning Tyrrhenian Sea coastline is dotted with ancient UNESCO cities. In the heart of Tuscany, approximately 18 miles from Arezzo, Residence La Ferriera is the perfect destination to relax and immerse yourself in the picturesque countryside. The sound of the flowing river and waterfall outside your rustic-style accommodation evokes a tranquil atmosphere. Wake up to the bright blue Mediterranean sky as enchanting birdsong fills your ears surrounded by lush green woodlands.
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany with it’s airport around 45-minutes from Residence La Ferriera. eXpectations members could discover the true beauty of Tuscany with a 7-night stay at Residence La Ferriera in a delightful one-bedroom (sleeping 4) from 10th-17th June 2017 for only 28,500 points. This holiday opportunity was available to eXpectations members on RCI.com when we looked on: 28/2/2017.
Tuscany, Jewel of Italy
Experience the true essence of Tuscany with its tall cypress trees surrounding isolated stone-built farmhouses and gentle silver-green age-old olive groves and peaceful medieval villages. Whether you wander along countryside pathways, stroll around ancient sites or splash in the pool, guests visiting Arezzo in June can enjoy warm, sunny days with temperatures averaging 25 degrees Celsius.
RCI Silver Crown Residence La Ferriera
The RCI Silver Crown Residence La Ferriera invites guests to enjoy its superb facilities and explore the stunning village of Loro Ciuffenna. The medieval houses and old Roman bridges built high above the deep ravine have lead many previous visitors to consider Loro Ciuffenna amongst the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Guests at Residence La Ferriera are encouraged to savour the Italian atmosphere and cuisine by joining the chef in their cookery classes to discover the secrets to creating delicious Tuscan dishes. Experience wine tasting at some of the best wineries in the local area and try learning a few basic words in Italian with a fun course presented by the resort.
The beautiful countryside surrounding Residence La Ferriera is the perfect setting for relaxation and enjoying outdoor activities. Soak up the warm Mediterranean sunshine around the pool overlooking the Pratomagno valley and rejuvenate your body and soul with a delightful choice of treatments in the Wellness Centre. Guests can enjoy a game of tennis and the hotel offers professional tuition lessons for beginners and those wishing to improve their swing.
This historical hotel has been converted from a 19th-Century ironworks building into stylish self-catering apartments. Each accommodation features traditional stone walls and wooden raft ceilings to create a resort bursting with character. The interior décor offers modern furnishings and amenities for comfort, including an equipped kitchen, sofa-bed in the living/dining area, free Wi-Fi and spacious patio/terrace.
Indulge in the delights of Italian and International cuisine in the ethereal restaurant which once upon a time served as the old working mill. The restaurant’s outdoor seating area allows guests to savour the flavours of locally grown and seasonal ingredients within a romantic setting. Enjoy a continental breakfast on the terrace in perfect harmony with nature.
Birthplace of Italian Renaissance
Tuscany is awash with beauty from magnificent countryside and fascinating history to exquisite cuisine and the famous Chianti wine. This magical region is also the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and is home to many inspirational artists. There is an almost unlimited number of things to do from exploring historic landmarks, admiring art galleries and museums to memorable day trips to the romantic city of Florence and the famous leaning Tower of Pisa.
The awe-inspiring city of Florence is about an hour’s drive from Residence La Ferriera and is guaranteed to capture the heart of each and every visitor. Take a trip to the magnificent hilltop square Piazzale Michelangelo, for intoxicating views across the city of Florence, picturesque sun-scape vistas over ceramic rooftops, church domes and the winding River Arno. Do not forget to take a photo of the bronze replica statue of Michelangelo’s David. Visit Florence’s Cathedral, the Duomo, feel the history of the oldest site in the city, admire the intricate detail engraved into the stone walls and the wondrous mosaic interior at the Baptistry of San Giovanni is one of the most important monuments in Florence.
The quaint city of Pisa is also another interesting place to visit in under a few hours from Loro Ciuffenna. The most spectacular site to visit in Pisa is Piazza dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles), home to the famous Torre Di Pisa or “Leaning Tower of Pisa”. The city also offers visitors the chance to discover the beauty of the magnificent Gothic Cathedrals, and the frescoes created by many influential artists at the Museum of Sinopie.
Ensure you take a day to explore the magnificent Medieval city of Siena. This open air musuem is a historians playground and one it’s Piazza del Campo is amongst the most romantic settings to enjoy your morning coffee. Stroll through it’s terracotta Gothic streets visiting the impressive Siena Cathedral and admire the immensely intricate detail of the Biblioteca Piccolomini.
Close to Residence La Ferriera enjoy a relaxing cool drink in a beautiful café in the lovely square at Piazza Grande at Arrezo. The romantic atmosphere of this ancient town entices visitors to enjoy delicious cuisine and locally produced wine in excellent restaurants.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent holiday. We were unable to find an exact price match for the holiday example shown above, however, we did find the same size accommodation available during the following week. 7-nights at Residence La Ferriera were available on Booking.com during 17th – 24th June 2017 within a 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for £885 inclusive of taxes and fees (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 28/2/2017).
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Residence La Ferriera during the same dates also within a 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for 28,500 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 28/2/2017).
For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £487 (at the time of writing: 28/2/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 28,500 points, 1x annual membership, 1x online RCI exchange fee and a £45 Mandatory final kitchen clean charged by the resort.
|Associated maintenance fees for 28,500 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£164|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£45|
So, by taking this eXpectations exchange holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £350, based on the comparison above.
See for yourself! Check out the costs of a 1-bedroom apartment sleeping up to 2 people for 7 nights during June 2017 at Residence La Ferriera on Booking.com.