Surroundings Val d’Orcia

The Val d’Orcia, in the southern part of Tuscany, is perhaps the most breathtaking part of the province. It was not without reason that it was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2004.

The rolling countryside offers so many beautiful views that you have to stop again and again during a car journey to enjoy and capture them. The colours that the landscape takes on during the seasons are constantly different, but equally beautiful. Green in spring, yellow of wheat in summer, all shades of brown in autumn when the soil is ploughed and many more than 50 shades of grey in winter. It still captivates us every time and it is also our favourite area to show people the beauty of Tuscany.

And we are not the only ones who are so enthusiastic, because for centuries painters have tried to capture this landscape in a painting. And filmmakers use the landscape regularly too, as seen in The English Patient, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Vita e Bella and Gladiator, among others.

The main towns here are:

  • Montalcino, especially known of course for the delicious, but pricey Brunello wine;
  • Radicofani, with an imposing castle that you can see on the rocks from 50 km away;
  • Castiglione d’Orcia, near the thermal baths of Bagni Vignoni;
  • San Quirico D’Orcia, as a nice starting point for your visit to this area;
  • Pienza, a beautiful old town, commissioned by Pope Pius II as an example of ideal urban design, in the 15th century. Famous also for the Pecorino
  • On the western side of the Val d’Orcia, you will find the Monte Amiata, with 1732 metres the highest mountain in Tuscany, where you can even ski in winter!

A holiday in this area is really recommended for those who can enjoy nature, colour and views. Peace and quiet are key words here, but with the above mentioned places and Montepulciano and Siena in the neighbourhood, there is certainly enough to see and do.

Holiday homes on Val d'Orcia

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Cortona
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Casa Farina is a rustic country house surrounded by olive trees in the countryside around Cortona. Thanks to its location, Casa Farina is a great start for daily trips in the Tuscany region. The interior of the house has been tastefully renovated by the owners who have put their charm, heart and passion into it to create a comfortable atmosphere. Guests of Casa Farina can relax around the pool or dine under the large gazebo by the BBQ overlooking Foiano della Chiana. Casa Farina is the ideal location for a Tuscan holiday, allowing guests to explore one of the most beautiful regions of the country, close to the main art cities such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano.     INTERIOR: The house has 3 floors. The entrance is on the ground floor and consists of a living room with a sofa, a corner kitchen, a dining area with kitchen and 4 bedrooms, of which 2 are doubles, a single bed and a bunk bed. On this floor there are also 2 bathrooms, both with shower.   A stone staircase (15 steps) leads to the upper floor with a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower and bathtub.   From the living room on the ground floor, a stone staircase (15 steps) leads to the lower level consisting of a living room with kitchen, an open-plan room with a double bed, a bedroom with two single beds (a single bed can also be added on request) and 2 bathrooms, one with shower and one with only a toilet. All rooms (except the bathrooms are air-conditioned). From the outside, stairs lead to the laundry room with washing machine, dryer and ironing board.   OUTSIDE: The house is surrounded by olive groves with views of the surrounding hills and of Cortona and Foiano della Chiana. There is a barbecue and a large gazebo with a wooden table, ideal for outdoor dining. The pool is not far from the house and has a rectangular shape. The pool measures approximately 6 x 12 meters and has a variable depth from 1.00 to 1.70 meters. Three Roman steps lead to the pool overlooking Cortona. There is a solar powered outdoor shower. The pool area is equipped with sunbeds and armchairs and also at guests' disposal there is a bathroom with toilet and shower. Indeling   Midden: entrée, woonkamer, keuken, eethoek, twee 2-persoons slaapkamers, één slaapkamer met een 1-persoonsbed en één slaapkamer met een stapelbed. Twee badkamers. Boven: 2-persoons slaapkamer en een badkamer met douche en bad; Beneden: Woonkamer, keuken, open kamer met 2-persoonsbed, slaapkamer met twee 1-persoonsbedden, badkamer, toilet. Bijkeuken.   Inrichting   Airconditioning, WIFI internet, centrale verwarming, openhaard, vaatwasser, wasmachine, koffiezetapparaat, grill, fornuis, magnetron, oven, koel- vrieskast, toaster, TV, DVD, strijkplank.   Exterieur   Tuin, privé zwembad (6 x 12 meter), barbeceu, eettafel + stoelen, ligbedden, parkeerplaats, gras.   Ligging   Foiano della Chiana - Cortona - Toscane - Italië   Afstanden   - Toegangsweg: geasfalteerd tot aan de poort- Vliegvelden: Pisa 182 km, Perugia 65 km, Florence 120, Rome 218 km- Winkels: Farneta (bakker) 2 km, Monsigliolo (kruidenier, bakker, bar) 5 km, Foiano della Chiana 7 km, Camucia 8 km- Restaurants: Farneta 2 km, Camucia 8 km, Cortona 12 km- Romeinse Abbazia di Farneta: 2 km- Cortona: 15 km- Thyrreense Zee - Castiglione della Pescaia: 146 km- Snelweg: Valdichiana / Bettolle 9 km- Arezzo: 46 km- Montalcino: 52 km- Siena: 58 km- Perugia: 58 km- Assisi: 80 km- Orvieto: 82 km- Florence: 103 km- San Gimignano: 102 km- Lucca 182 km- Pisa: 184 km   Zicht   Heuvels, Foiano, Cortona   Opmerkingen   Inbegrepen in de huurprijs:- Beddengoed en handdoeken (wekelijks verschoond)- Gebruik van gas om te koken en water- Elektriciteit tot 25% van het verbruik- Internet Wi-Fi- Kinderstoel (op aanvraag)- Babybedje (op aanvraag)Niet bij de prijs inbegrepen, ter plaatse contant te betalen:- Airco: naar verbruik (0,40 kw)- Eindschoonmaak: 100 euro- Verwarming naar verbruik (0,40 kw)- Extra eenpersoonsbed: 100 Euro per week (ter plaatse contant te betalen)- Toeristenbelasting: 2,00 euro per nacht per persoon (vanaf 12 jaar) voor maximaal 4 nachten- Waarborgsom: 500 euroLOKAAL BELEID:Huurprijzen zijn inclusief linnengoed (wekelijks verschoond), eerste schoonmaak, gas om te koken en warm water.Verwarming wordt extra in rekening gebracht op basis van gebruik of vaste vergoeding.Toeristenbelasting is niet bij de huurprijs inbegrepen.Aankomsttijd is over het algemeen tussen 16.00 uur en 19.00 uur (na 20.00 uur is een vergoeding van € 50 vereist en na 22.00 uur is de vergoeding € 100. Elke late aankomst moet van tevoren worden afgesproken).Zwembaden zijn over het algemeen geopend van 26 mei tot 1 oktober. Andere data moeten bij ons worden gecontroleerd voordat u boekt.
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Lucca
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Villa Steffy is an old farmhouse that has been completely renovated by the owners. The villa is plastered on the outside and furnished on the inside with beautiful furniture. Villa Steffy is the ideal accommodation for families. The villa, situated on the hills of Lucca, has a beautiful location due to its proximity to Ponte a Moriano and Lucca.   The villa offers spectacular views over the Lucca area and the surrounding hills. Lucca is easy to reach by bus and also by train. Lucca is only ten kilometers away. The villa is located along the road to Bagni di Lucca, with its spas, and close to the famous and suggestive "Devil's Bridge - Ponte del Diavolo". Villa Steffy can be a good starting point for trips to the famous villas of Lucca, to Versilia for beach lovers and to the famous tourist cities of Tuscany such as Pisa with its Piazza dei Miracoli (13 km), Florence (78 km) or the marble quarries from Carrara and the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.     INTERIOR: Villa Steffy consists of three floors. The ground floor has access on the east side and leads to the dining room with sofa and fireplace, and a step leads to the kitchen. There is also a bathroom with shower on this floor.   A staircase of 17 steps leads to the first floor, reached by a spiral staircase next to the kitchen. The first floor has two accesses to the outside, one from the main entrance on the west side and a staircase on the east side. On this floor there is a large living room with sofa and television, a study, the children's corner equipped with many toys and books and also a service bathroom.   A staircase of 16 steps leads to the second floor which consists of the sleeping area. There are two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, with the option of adding an extra bed. All bedrooms have access to terraces and a bathroom with bathtub. There is also a double bedroom with en-suite shower room on this floor.     OUTSIDE: The park of villa Steffy is approximately 1 hectare, only partially flat but completely fenced. The park is characterized by olive groves and plants that are characteristic of this area, such as ornamental such as oleanders and fruit trees. It is possible to eat outside on the east side in front of the dining area. There is also a barbecue and relaxation area with chairs and table in front of the main entrance of the house. The swimming pool, open from the first Saturday of May to the last Saturday of September, has a rectangular shape and measures 6x12m with a variable depth from 1.40 to 2.00 m. The entrance to the pool is via an internal Roman staircase of 3 steps. It has chlorine purification and is located about 20 meters from the house. The area around the pool is equipped with sun loungers and sunbeds. At guests' disposal is also a bathroom with shower and a covered area with table.   Layout Ground floor: Entrance, dining room, kitchen, bathroom.   First floor: Living room, study, play area, toilet.   Second floor: two double bedrooms, single bedroom with possibility for an extra bed, bathroom, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.     Design Wifi Internet, cot and high chair on request, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, grill, microwave, oven, fridge freezer, toaster, DVD, piano, stereo, TV, table football, games, toys.     Exterior Private swimming pool (6 x 12 meters), garden, barbecue, parking, terraces, garden furniture, dining table + chairs.     Location Ponte a Moriano - Lucca - Tuscany - Italy     Distances Access road: paved - Airports: Pisa 45 km, Florence 75 km, Bologna 155 km, Perugia 240 km, Milan 341 km, Rome 384 km - Shops (Ponte a Moriano): 2 km, Marlia 3 km - Lucca 11 km - Collodi 18 km - Pisa 29 km - Montecatini Terme 35 km - Versilia 40 km - Forte dei Marmi 45 km - Win 50 km - Carrara 68 km - Florence 78 km - Exit Capannori 11.8 km - Exit Lucca 17.7 km - Tyrrhenian Sea (Lido di Camaiore) 38 km - beach     view Hills around Lucca     Comments Included in the rental price: Towels and bed linen Use of gas, water and electricity (except heating)   To be paid on site - Not included in the rental price: Final cleaning: 150 euros Pets: €10 per day per animal (if present) Heating: according to consumption Deposit: 600 Euro (cash on the spot) Tourist tax: 1.5 euros per person per day (max. 3 days) from 14 years LOCAL POLICIES: Rental rates include linen (changed weekly), initial cleaning, gas for cooking and hot water. Heating is charged extra based on usage or flat fee. Tourist tax is not included in the rental price. Arrival time is generally between 4pm and 7pm (after 8pm a fee of €50 is required and after 10pm the fee is €100. Any late arrival must be arranged in advance).
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Pisa
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Nice holiday home with private pool, suitable for 4 people, quietly located in the hills between Pisa and Volterra in Tuscany.   Casa Vivaja, is part of a beautiful farm that has become known for the production of the good San Giovese wine and a nice oil. Vivaja is located in the Alta Valdera, between Pisa and Volterra, on an estate of about 500 hectares. The building dates back to the early 11th century and was transformed from a monastery (Benedettini followed by Camaldonesi) into a farmhouse around the 19th century. Thanks to holiday homes in the area, the property is perfect for celebrating large events as it is part of the farm with other properties also bookable through us and listed as Selvola 16, San Luigi, Santangiolo. All properties maintain the tranquility and the intimate to give our guests the necessary relaxation.     INTERIOR: The house consists of two floors. The ground floor consists of a spacious living room with sofa, one of which is a double sofa bed, dining table and a well-equipped kitchen. There is also a toilet.   The first floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds and both with bathroom with shower. All rooms are decorated with antique Tuscan furniture, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings.   OUTSIDE: The farm is surrounded by a spacious garden surrounded by woods and olive groves. Also at the house there is a wood burning oven and barbecue. The pool has a round shape (5.00 and a fixed depth of 1.60 meters. The pool is located in front of the house and is accessible by stairs. The pool area is equipped with deck chairs and sunbeds. The pool is open from the last Saturday from April to the first Saturday of October.   FACILITIES: - Swimming pool with a diameter of 5 meters with a fixed depth of 1.60 meters, is open from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday of October. - Barbecue - Cot and high chair - Air conditioning in the bedrooms   Layout Ground floor: spacious living-dining room (sofa bed), open kitchen, toilet.   First floor: bedroom with a double bed and a bedroom with two single beds. Two bathrooms with shower.     Design Aircondition, WIFI internet, fridge-freezer, oven, stove, microwave, TV, coffee machine, high chair and cot (on request), toaster, grill, DVD, washing machine, ironing board.     Exterior Swimming pool, barbecue, sunbeds, garden, parking, table + chairs.     Location Terricciola - Pisa / Lucca / Volterra - Tuscany - Italy     Distances - Access road: 200 meters of unpaved road - Services and shops: Terricciola 3 km - Volterra: 30 km - Castiglioncello (beaches) 40 km - Pisa: 42 km - San Gimignano: 45 km - Livorno: 46 km - Lucca: 50 km - Bolgheri: 55 km - Castagneto Carducci: 70 km - Florence: 75 km - Forte dei Marmi: 80 km - Siena: 85 km     view hills, valley     Comments THE PRICE INCLUDES Water and gas for use in the kitchen Weekly bed linen and towels Internet Wi-Fi   THE PRICE IS EXCLUSIVE Final cleaning: 100 euros, to be paid in advance Electricity: 10.00 euros per day Cleaning in the presence of animals (50.00 Euro / week / animal) Heating: 13 euros per day Tourist tax: to be paid directly in cash to the owner Deposit: 300 euros     LOCAL POLICIES: Rental rates include linen (changed weekly), initial cleaning, gas for cooking and hot water. Heating is charged extra based on usage or flat fee. Tourist tax is not included in the rental price. Arrival time is generally between 4pm and 7pm (after 8pm a fee of €50 is required and after 10pm the fee is €100. Any late arrival must be arranged in advance). Swimming pools are generally open from May 26 to October 1. Other dates must be checked with us before booking.
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Lucca
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This is a typical farmhouse of the early 20th century, immersed in the Lucca countryside, surrounded by greenery and the scent of olive groves with a private panoramic swimming pool.   The location of Casa La Furbina is undoubtedly strategic thanks to its proximity to the beautiful and historic city of Lucca, in the heart of Tuscany, as well as to the nearby amenities which are all just a few kilometers away. The city of Lucca is a place known for the many nuances of food and wine, cultural and artistic history with names such as Puccini, Barsanti and Matteucci, Viani and others.   The house has been recently renovated by the current owners, keeping the charm of Tuscan farmhouses intact thanks to the restoration and use of materials originating from these areas, such as beams, trusses and stones. A furnished canopy forms a base and is ideal for enjoying dinners under the typical summer stars. It overlooks a private pool which is perfect for hot summer days.   The house is completed by the view over the plain of Lucca and the characteristic and charming town of Castelvecchio.   Ideal for families with children looking for a holiday with all amenities and in complete relaxation.   INTERIOR: The house is on two floors, connected by a stone staircase of 18 steps. The entrance on the ground floor leads to a living room with sofas and TV, an equipped kitchen with access to the porch and a typical dining area with a spacious table for six people. Also on this floor there is a bathroom with shower. On the first floor is the sleeping area consisting of three bedrooms, two of which are doubles and one with two single beds. Two more bathrooms with showers are available for our guests.   OUTSIDE: There is a comfortable covered wooden terrace for alfresco dinners and lunches, close to the pool and relaxation area with sunbeds, chairs and umbrellas.   Next to the house is a barbecue, ideal for barbecuing in the summer! The swimming pool is open from the last Saturday of May to the first Saturday of October. The enclosed swimming pool is located at the front of the house and is clearly visible. The pool is rectangular in shape and measures 5x10m and has a fixed depth of 150m. The pool is equipped with sunbeds, sun loungers and parasols so that you can spend long days in the sun in peace.   SERVICES Internet Wi-Fi Children's equipment on request (as baby cot, high chair, baby bath) Air conditioning in 2 bedrooms   Layout Entrance, living-dining room, kitchen, bathroom.     First floor: two bedrooms with a double bed, bedroom with two single beds, two bathrooms.     Design Air conditioning in two bedrooms, WIFI internet, cot and high chair (on request), dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, TV.     Exterior Private pool, garden, sunbeds, dining table + chairs, parking, barbecue.     Location Lucca - Tuscany - Italy.     Distances - Shops: San Leornardo in Treponzio 5.5 km, Bientina 9 km, Lucca 14 km - Restaurants / pizzeria: Colle di Compito 1 km - Lucca: 14 km - Pisa: 28 km - Lajatico: famous for the "Silence Theater" 41 km - Tyrrhenian Sea - Marina di Pisa: 44 km - Livorno: 44 km - Volterra: 60 km - Bolgheri, famous for its wines (Sassicaia and Ornellaia): 80 km - Florence: 85 km - Siena: 140 km - Pisa airport: 30 km - Florence Airport: 63 km - Rome airport: 370 km ATTRACTIONS 4 CHILDREN: - Pinocchio Park 24 km - Apua Adventure Park of Massa 64 km - Cavallino Matto 83 km - Pizzorne Adventure Park 36 km - Acqua Village Cecina 90 km     view Valley, hills around Lucca.     Comments THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: - Electricity according to consumption - Heating according to consumption - Final cleaning: 120 euros - Pet surcharge: 10 euros per day per animal (50 euros per week per animal) - Possible tourist tax (more details on arrival by the owner) - Deposit: 500 euros   THE PRICE INCLUDES: - Bed linen and towels are changed weekly - Utilities (water, gas for cooking)   LOCAL POLICIES: - Rental rates include linen (weekly change), initial cleaning, gas for cooking and hot water. - Heating is charged extra based on usage or fixed fee. - Tourist tax is not included in the rental price. - Arrival time is generally between 4pm and 7pm (after 8pm a fee of €50 is required and after 10pm the fee is €100. Any late arrival must be agreed in advance). - Swimming pools are generally open from May 26 to October 1. Other dates must be checked with us before booking.
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Ref: TH006
Lucca
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This lovely holiday home in Tuscany used to be a hay barn. Years ago it was converted into a house with all the comforts. The house is beautifully situated in the rolling countryside and has a garden of 5000m2, with olive trees, a private swimming pool and a football field.   House is suitable for 8, possibly 9 people. Downstairs is the large living-dining room and kitchen. Through French doors you walk into the garden and to the veranda, where you can enjoy the view in the shade. At the terrace is a pizza oven. You can do it yourself, but we can also arrange a cook who will prepare the tastiest Tuscan dishes for you! Also on the ground floor you will find the utility room, containing the washing machine. There is also a guest toilet.   On the upper floor are the 4 bedrooms: One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi. Furthermore, a bedroom with two single beds, which can be made into a double bed. One bedroom with two French beds (140 wide), a bathroom with bath, and one bedroom with a 2-person bath + en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms and the living room are air-conditioned.   In the garden is a beautiful private swimming pool of 6 x 12 meters and of course sunbeds, garden chairs and tables.   Parking is available in front of the house, a few bicycles are available and there is a table tennis table.   - Airports: Pisa 42 km, Firenze 60 km, Genoa 180 km, Milan 354 km, Roma 360 km   - Train station: Pescia 6 km, Lucca 12 km   - Motorway: A11 exit Capannori 7 km   - Attractions within 100 km: Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Versilia beach, Forte dei Marmi, Firenze, Massa Carrara   - Services and shops: Montecarlo in Tuscany 3 km, Porcari 4 km, Lunata 6 km   - Beach: Tyrrhenian Sea 43 km   ATTRACTIONS 4 KIDS:   - Collodi Park Pinocchio 8 km   The house is located not far from Lucca. Lucca is a place where you can just walk around and explore and enjoy and it is really close to Firenze and far from the crowds. It has a lot to offer to guests as you can explore the city on foot or by bike. There is much to see in the beautiful city, first of all the ancient walls, the amphitheater square and last but not least the Torre Guinigi. A few kilometers from Lucca you will also find beautiful villas such as Villa Reale, Villa Mansi or Villa Torrigiani.   The area surrounding Lucca also offers many interesting natural places such as Garfagnana, Valle del Serchio or Piana di Lucca. For those wishing to swim in the sea, Versilia's coastal strip, from Forte dei Marmi to Torre del Lago Puccini, offers over 20 kilometers of beaches, parks and beautiful scenery. Most beaches can be reached from Lucca in 30 to 45 minutes by car.   It can also be an ideal point to tour around the famous Cinque Terre. The area is easily accessible by car with the A11 super road Firenze-Pisa (also called Firenze mare) exit Capannori (11 km). From Genoa you can use the A12 Genova-Rosignano. The train station, which is not far from the center.
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Ref: TH007
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Lucca
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Impruneta
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Located on a hill south of Florence, Villa Tavernuzze is a medieval farmhouse: the building was in poor condition in the late fifties, when it was bought by an Italian-Dutch young couple, who decided to settle here. A recent restoration has given the villa the original atmosphere with bright spaces and cozy rooms;   It offers a sleeping area on the first floor with 5 bedrooms (3 double and 2 twin) and 3 bathrooms + 1 bathroom.   Two of the bedrooms are connected as a family room (the second room is reached through the first room). The third bedroom has beamed ceilings and has a large bathroom with bath and shower.   There are 2 living rooms, both with fireplaces, one of them really typical large country with a fireplace sitting in the space ideal for cooking chestnuts during the fall.   A large dining room overlooking the garden is connected to the other living room. Ideal to rest a little after lunch :).   The cozy and fully equipped kitchen is the face of the courtyard to the wide paved outdoor area, which is an ideal playground for children or adults, as a dance floor and gives access to the dining table, the orchard and olive grove and the garden.   Next to the courtyard is the meadow with a swimming pool and sun loungers. This is the perfect place to rest after a day of wandering through beautiful nearby Florence.   Parking space in the property, gate width 2.30 m.   Layout Ground floor: Entrance, two living rooms, dining room, kitchen.   First floor: Five 2-person bedrooms, four bathrooms     Design Air Conditioning, Wifi Internet, Dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge-freezer, oven, stove, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, hair dryer, ironing board + iron, fireplace.     Exterior Private swimming pool (above ground), sun loungers, tables + chairs, parking, barbecue, garden, terrace.     Location Tavernuzze - Florence - Tuscany - Italy     Distances Village (Tavernuzze) 1 km, Florence: 9 km, Airport (Florence): 15 km, Pisa: 87 km, Lucca: 82 km.     view Valley with a lot of nature     Comments From October to May it is possible to rent a stay from 3 days!   Not included in the rental price: Reservation fee €20 Local tourist tax (to be paid on arrival) Final cleaning €180 (to be paid on arrival) Air conditioning according to consumption 0.60 euros per kWh. (to be paid on arrival) Heating according to consumption (to be paid on arrival) Pets €30 each (to be paid on arrival/departure) Deposit €500 (to be paid on arrival)
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