Casale Tavarnuzze

Florence region

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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Living room (fireplace). Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Cloakroom. Sitting room (TV, DVD, CD, pool table). WiFi. Central heating throughout (payable locally).
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Two twin bedrooms (A/C). Double bedroom (A/C).  Shower room.
  • Second floor: Bathroom.
  • Outside: Garden with grass and terraces. Spa tub. Table tennis. Table football. In-built barbecue and pizza oven. Poolside shower room. Two hectares of private land. Private parking.
  • Private L shaped swimming pool (12m x 6m) with corner Roman steps. Shower. Pool room with cloakroom.

Florence, Chianti and the Val di Pesa beckon from this splendid Tuscan farmhouse located in a secluded countryside setting on a gentle undulating hill.

This 19th century house has been finely restored, rendered in a deep terracotta exterior with Tuscan furnishings filling the interiors and original cool stone floors throughout the ground floor. Bedrooms are decorated in traditional style and each has the benefit of air conditioning.

Outside, a dining terrace complete with barbecue and pizza oven will no doubt be the focal point for unhurried alfresco dining. Alongside the large swimming pool and spa tub the ample outdoor space will delight all who come here to relax and unwind. 

Well ordered vines, olive trees and a small lake border the house and to its rear lies woodland, perfect for rambling walks. Central Florence is easily reached by road, offering opportunities for sightseeing and evenings out throughout your stay.

A selection of shops and restaurants can be found nearby in Tavarnuzze (5km), with a couple of country restaurants even closer. Many beautiful drives await in Chianti and the Val di Pesa where vineyards, hilltop castles and pretty villages pepper this iconic landscape, whilst San Gimignano, Siena and Lucca await for easy days out.

Flexible durations may be possible at this property outside of July and August. Please enquire.
Please note: the price shown does not include a tourist tax of approx. €10.50 per person (payable locally). Children under 14 are exempt.

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Great Things to Do Near Casale Tavarnuzze

Wine tasting in Chianti

Chianti is not just a beautiful region of Tuscany, but also a famous wine producing region - so wine tasting is a must during any stay in Chianti! Some of the wines produced here are: Classico, Chianti Rufina, Chianti Colli Fiorentini ... but there are many others to taste and savour.

Thermal spas

Montecatini Terme (40 mins from Tavarnuzze) is a beautiful town that was built around its mineral water springs. The most famous spa in town is the Tettuccio Terme, built in the late 18th century, and still open to visitors who want to admire the liberty architecture and enjoy a treatment. You can also take the funicular (1898 cablecar) to Montecatini Alto, the historic part of the town, which offers a spectacular view and a typical square full of inviting restaurants. About 15 minutes further, the Grotta Giusti is a unique natural grotto with an underground hot water lake, where guests can enjoy a relaxing and detoxifying steam bath. Other spa facilities are also available for a truly relaxing day.

Bag a bargain

Arezzo (approx 1 hour) hosts the largest antique market in Tuscany on the first Sunday of each month. The fair takes advantage of the extraordinary scenery of Piazza San Francesco, Piazza Grande and the Logge del Vasari. The stalls spread over the side alleys and squares across the historic centre, transforming the character of the city for the two days of the Antique Market. Or, if designer clothing is more your 'bag', head to 'The Mall' at Incisa where you will find 20 stores filled with the designer bargains.

A Day in Pisa

Pisa is a very pleasant city set on the banks of the River Arno, a bustling university town where everyday life carries on despite the tourists that descend on it! The main hub is the Campo dei Miracoli, where you will find the cross-shaped Cathedral, the Leaning Tower and the Baptistry, as well as the Cemetery. All are incredible works of architecture and no matter how many pictures you have seen, nothing really prepares you for seeing them in real life.

Pinocchio Park

Be the protagonist of a fairy tale for a day: a park of art, architecture and play will help visitors of all ages rediscover a great book. Pinocchio Park has already welcomed more than 7 million visitors, and will be happy to welcome you too!

The beautiful city of Florence

'Firenze' in Italian, Florence is a beautiful city not to be missed. Surrounded by hills, the city sits either side of the River Arno in a natural bowl, and harbours an overwhelming abundance of Renaissance ‘palazzi’, museums and churches that are world famous for their beauty, art and history. Parking in Florence can be tricky so why not take the bus? Local buses leave from the village of Tavarnuzze every 30 minutes and the journey to Florence takes 45 minutes.

Discover Tuscany’s olive oil

Olive oil is widely used throughout Italy in cooking and as a condiment. Most families with a patch of ground grow their own olives for oil - and if you are visiting, you can buy direct from the grower. This is quite easy, as almost every wine producer also produces olive oil so that oil can be bought at any of the very numerous “Olio”, Vendita Diretta and Degustazione places dotted along the country roads of Tuscany.

Montefioralle

Nestled in the rolling hills just above Greve in the heart of the Chianti region, time seems to have stopped still in this medieval hamlet where tiny stone streets climb to the majestic castle, rewarding visitors with an amazing panorama over the surrounding Tuscan countryside. One of the best wines of the region is produced here, the Montefioralle Chianti Classico. Make sure you stop for a taste at the Montefioralle Winery, a family-run winery that organizes wine tastings and visits to the cellar.

Greve in Chianti

Greve is a small town in the heart of the Chianti region, whose charming 'square', Piazza Matteotti, is actually an unusual triangular shape. The piazza is lined with porticos under which you will find a number of shops, cafes and restaurants, and a weekly market takes place here every Saturday morning, where you can take in the atmosphere of a typical Tuscan market day. Also don’t miss the famous Falorni butcher’s shop, where you can taste a platter of meats & cheeses accompanied by a good bottle of local wine.

Take a Tuscan cookery class

The owner of Casale Tavarnuzze can arrange this for you.

Hire bikes

Bicycles can be hired in Greve in Chianti, if you would like to explore this undulating vine-clad region on two wheels. There is also a company in San Casciano Val di Pesa that will bring electric mountain bikes to the property and can also organise cycling tours with a guide if required.

Teeing off

Golfers will be pleased to have an 18 hole course nearby, the ‘Circolo Golf Ugolino’ in Impruneta (20 mins). There is also a driving range, a clubhouse with bar, a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

Pizza night!

The owner can organise a pizza night at the property for you during your stay - just enquire on arrival!

Hunting castles in Chianti

There are lots of castles, towers and fortified abbeys in the Chianti region. Go exploring and get the kids imagining who used to live in these impressive (sometimes ruined!) places. Pick up a leaflet in Gaiole in Chianti; there are six different itineraries to choose from.

Day at the lake

The 'Lago di Bilancino' just north of Florence offers a lake beach, and activities such as canoeing, sailing and windsurfing.

Parco Zoo della Fauna Europea

This animal park at Poppi, near Arezzo, occupies 50 hectares and specialises in common European animals. The zoo is open all year round and offers free parking, two bars and a big restaurant with lake views, a playground for your children and a botanical garden.

Make a splash!

The 'Acquapark Crocodile' in Arezzo offers numerous slides, swimming pools and whirlpools. You can also play beach volleyball, visit the aqua-gym or take a swimming class (all ages). Drinks and refreshments available in several bars or the restaurant, or take your own food to enjoy in the picnic area.

Nearby

Towns

Greve in Chianti 30 mins
Florence 40 mins
San Gimignano 50 mins
Siena 60 mins
Lucca 70 mins
Pisa 80 mins

Airports

Florence 35 mins
Pisa 80 mins
Bologna 100 mins
Times are approximate

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