(ex: Florence, Positano)
A: We did not need any air conditioning and to be perfectly honest, we have never used air conditioning any time we have traveled in Italy. We just open windows and enjoy fresh air! Although Calcinaio is situated close to roads, we never heard road noise at all. We loved this property and would not hesitate to return again.
A: 1) We didn't use the air conditioning. We visited in early September, and the aircon wasn't needed at all. I don't imagine that heat would be a significant factor in August. (We even found it a bit cool when at the property's small pool in the afternoon.)
2) Road noise wasn't bad at all. The home is centered on the property about 100 feet from any roadway, and the living space is positioned in the middle of a terraced olive grove away from the sound of traffic. Our preference was to enter the property at the higher road and exit via the lower one.
Everyone's taste varies, but we had a VERY nice experience at this property, and would visit again. The location was great for Tuscan/Umbrian day trips, owners were very sweet, view from the Master bedroom was beautiful, Cortona is only 3km away. Have a delightful trip!