Manor House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 20
Near Arezzo in the Casentino Valley, the farmhouse "Le Palaie" is place on a gentle and scenic hillside overlooking the entire Casentino valley, where the famous Park of Casentino Forests creates a green and natural ecological reserve and offers a beautiful view overview of the city of Arezzo.
Centrally located between Florence, Siena and Perugia, The farm is located in one of the richest zone in tradition and culture, where even the local gastronomy and the art are the true Tuscany region.
The land of Dante, Petrarca and also of St. Francis of Assisi, came to the Sanctuary of La Verna, where he spent his summers, and the Vasari, Guido Monaco, Michelangelo, born in Caprese, and Piero della Francesca.
This land is rich in Romanesque churches, sanctuaries where art and culture touching the hearts and combine with the ancient traditions and historical attractions such as the Giostra del Saracino, an ancient medieval challenge of the four quarters of Arezzo and the famous Palio of Siena.
The Palaie, is the ancient heart of a farm, and it is the result of careful conservation and restoration of the premises and apartments of the old manor house in 1700.
It's a place characterized by its structure, made of stone, terracotta and wood, in the tranquility of cypress trees, olive trees and its natural authenticity.
Palaie is so characteristic for the preservation of old traditions that you can enjoy and learn through its details, such as wood-burning oven,
old farm tools, the hearths, but in particular the historical archive that preserves the original business documets of the last 3 centuries.
In the store you can buy olive oil, jam and honey and also the book "History of a farm in the valley of Casentino" written by Rita Bruni, on the basis of historical documents in the archive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 9 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Firenze 90 km, Nearest railway: AREZZO 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 8 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (7), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
"Le Palaie", formerly known as "The Pallaje" is currently a farm of Casentino valley.
Formerly known for the fragrant and precious dessert wine, "The Muscat of Subbiano", it was one of the most famous products of Casentino, "Le Palaie" is now the heart of a farm that produces olive oil, hospitality that has made its essence.
For those who love the history, nature, fresh scents of the countryside and rural traditions, the "Le Palaie" offers these possibilities
In 1670, the third son of Benedetto Bruni, Domenico, inherited his father's farm of Pallaje and to decide to take a fixed residence, and started to extend the property to build their
homes and cleared land, cut them all the "paline" to start to cultivate the vine and the olive tree.
Since then, the Bruni family fix their roots and day after day, working,
turning to the present day has arrived.
Rita Bruni is the last family member to live in this house and this land.
Following these principles, the ancient manor a niche in stone gathers all the old business documents and a trail of 10 reading units are the historic route from 1670 until today, it is a of small archive family.
While the adjacent room, called 'Lo Strettoio', where it was stoke the white grapes Malvasia and Moscato, is the place for breakfast and for tasting of typical Tuscan dishes and the customers of which can stay in one of four apartments.
A page of history, a good glass of wine in good company with a specialty of Tuscany, surrounded by the peace and natural scents of the countryside and the wonderful view over the city of Arezzo and silence.
The apartments inside the oldest part of the villa is completely authentic in both their structure and materials, are four of all sizes, where the brick, wood and stone walls testify to their authenticity and originality of Tuscany structure.
The beautiful and comfortable furnishings, offering guests modern and ancient taste of past and present at the same time. A plunge into the historical past and a dip in the large and beautiful swimming pool complete the need and the desire to know the place, to savor it and offer fun and relax under the Tuscan sun of our beautiful Casentino or under the shade of ancient cypress trees.
Rita Bruni receives visitors, responds to the needs and demands, they are led historic path, proposes and suggests numerous initiatives.