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Casanuova

 

Casanuova
Tuscany
This historic Tuscan farmhouse has been wonderfully transformed into a luxurious retreat which boasts a long infinity pool, a Jacuzzi, hammam and a tennis court and soaring views over the Chianti countryside.
people
14
bedrooms
7 BR
bathrooms
7
airport
Florence airport 40 km
villa concierge
pool
tennis
gym
spa
Daily maid
Cook
wifi
Air condition
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OVERVIEW

Surrounded by the prestigious vineyards of Chianti, Casanuova is located a five-minute walk from the charming hamlet of Sicelle and a short drive from the lovely town of Panzana. The villa’s owners took five years to painstakingly renovate this centuries’ old stone farmhouse all the while retaining its traditional essence.

Set within a landscaped Mediterranean garden and featuring sweeping views throughout, the villa offers the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in Tuscany. You can spend your days reading under the shady pergola, lounging next to the sleek infinity pool, swinging your racket on the astroturf tennis court or soothing your muscles in the Jacuzzi or hammam.

The peaceful aura is carried into the villa’s interiors which are decorated in earth tones and blend modern furnishings with hand-selected antiques. Accommodation is spread among the main villa and a guest house, both of which have kitchens, comfortable living spaces and deluxe contemporary amenities.

You can savor your meals in the indoor dining room, the al fresco panoramic dining terrace, the second covered dining area with an outdoor kitchen and a barbecue or take the short walk for a meal at the restaurant in the hamlet. Guests can do wine tastings in the villa’s beautiful cellar or easily drive to the numerous vineyards, charming towns and historic sites dotting the picturesque Chianti Valley.
Outdoors
• Private estate accessed by a cypress-lined lane
• Large Mediterranean garden created by a landscape architect
• Typical Tuscan stone farmhouse and a guest house
• Outdoor living area in garden beneath a covered pergola
• Long infinity pool surrounded by sunbeds and para-sols size 15x5,4m, depth 1,15m to 1.90m
• Covered panoramic dining terrace overlooking pool, vineyards and rolling hills
• Second covered dining loggia with outdoor kitchen and barbecue
• Astroturf tennis court with changing room with shower, gym with A/C and kitchenette for refreshments
• Fire pit
• Bbq area with pizza oven with seating
• Walking distance to Sicelle hamlet with an ancient village church and restaurant with a lovely terrace
Indoors
• Accommodation is divided among the main villa and guest house
• Relaxed chic decor in earth toned palette combining modern furniture and unique antiques
• Large yet cozy, living room
• Two other living rooms, one with flat screen TV
• Billiards room for games nights
• Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with large island with tall stools
• Dining room next to kitchen (table for 10) with direct access to outdoor dining area
• Office area with large window
• 3 bedrooms on first floor, including 2 masters with sitting areas and dressing rooms
• 4th bedrooms on -1 level with plenty of light
• En-suite bathrooms with large showers and/or soaking tubs
• Large wine cellar where wine tastings can be organized
• Indoor spa with Jacuzzi and modern marble hammam/steam room
• Guest house with living room with open-plan kitchen on ground floor, 3 en-suite bedrooms (queen or twin beds) on first floor, one with direct access to outdoor terrace

DETAILS

Amenities
• A/C and WIFI throughout
• Jacuzzi and Steam Room in Wellness area
• Gym with Technogym equipment
• Mosquito nets
• Luxury and semi-professional kitchen appliances
• Bluetooth speakers
• Laundry facilities
• Outdoor kitchen and BBQ
• Wine cellar with selection of excellent wines
• Beer keg
Staff | Service included
• Welcome aperitiv
• Welcome home cooked Tuscan dinner on arrival evening
• Chef for three additional meals/week (lunch or dinner, ingredients not included)
• Daily continental breakfast (fresh fruit, juices, local pastries, coffee, tea etc..)
• Daily morning maid service (set up breakfast, clean up, make beds, tidy bathrooms, pool area, gym etc..)8am -1pm
• Villa Manager(fluent in English & Italian) will meet guests on arrival, show around the property, explain the area, restaurants etc.. The villa manager is available 24/7 if assistance is required
• 24/7Emergency contact if required with the Villa Manager
• Mid-week change of linens and towels
• Fresh flowers in main reception rooms
Staff | Service on request
• Extra maid service
• Chef for lunch and dinner
• Massage at the premises
• Personal trainer for Gym at the premises
• Tennis coach at the premises
• Sommelierwith wine tasting in the Villa Wine Cellar
• Selection of Wines from the Villa Wine Cellar
• Beer Keg – there is a fixed beer tap in the bbq/pizza oven area
• Any other services (cooking classes, wine tours, local taxi's, outings, can be arranged with the Villa Manager directly}
Distances
• The closest village is San Donato 4km - 7 mins where you can find food shop, café and restaurants
• Closest international airport is Florence airport – 40min
• Castellina in Chianti – 11km 15 mins
• Radda in Chianti – 13.5km - 18 mins
• Panzano – 8km - 12 mins
• Greve in Chianti – 14.5km - 20 mins
• San Gimignano – 31km - 38 mins
• Florence – 44km - 57 mins
• Volterra – 54km - 1 hour
• Siena – 50km - 47 mins
• Pisa – 97km - 1 hour 30 mins
• Rome Airport – 306km - 3 hours, 15 mins
Things to do
•The village of Castellina in Chianti is a lovely hilltop maze of terra-cotta and stone, complete with a long-vaulted passageway that tunnels through the medieval town walls.
•The Chianti area: Famous for its wines - the Chianti Classico - this area of Tuscany has more than just world-class oenological pleasures to offer. The curious visitor will come across many delightful villages, each of them with a history of its own. Let us simply mention lesser known gems such as the Romanesque church of Sant’Appiano, the Basilica of Impruneta, the fortified castle of Monteriggioni and the roofless Romanesque abbey of San Galgano which are all close. And don’t miss the Saturday market in the small town of Greve.
•Siena: The Sienese have no doubt, their town is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. Siena has remained a Gothic city. Renaissance, one of the major influences in Florence, hardly affected the urban development of Siena. The city unfolds around the main shell-shaped square called “Il Campo.” Twice a year the famous horse race known as the “Palio” takes place here. The narrow streets are lined with old shops and small cafes, while churches and museums are real treasures of the fourteenth century.
•San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area
•Volterra. This town has a fascinating Etruscan past and amazing views over the surrounding countryside. It’s one of the most charming small towns in Tuscany. The area around Volterra is characterized by the ‘balze”, steep clay hills that create a unique and otherworldly panorama.
•Florence: The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A center of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic center of Florence continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
•The seashore: the sandy beaches along the coast of Versilia at turn of the century Viareggio and fashionable Forte dei Marmi with their trendy bars, designer shopping and some of the best seafood restaurants in Italy

To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.

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