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Casa Castello

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

View Across the River to House

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The villa sits on the side of the hill overlooking the town & the river valley. Higher up on the hill is the Castel San Niccolo which gives its name to the district. Casa Castello is constructed of local stone & the origins of the house date back to the 13th century when it was the servants quarters to the castle.

The Casentino district is famous historically as the home of painter Piero della Francesca, for the battle of Anghiari, as birthplace of Michelangelo and site of the Franciscan abbey at la Verna. Its local cuisine features wild game including wild boar, hare & rabbit as well as being a distinctive wine growing district where you can travel the "Strada da Vini".

The town boasts a local swimming hole & picnic spot on the river & swimming pool, and a 9 hole golf course in only 5K away in Poppi. The town is well serviced with shops, butchers, fruiterers, banks & a weekly market.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rimini 80 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 55 km, Nearest railway: Poppi 5 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Further details indoors

The villa offers complete privacy and is located in extensive grounds with gated entry. There are 2 double bedrooms upstairs and a downstairs bedroom with 3 single beds (as is usual in Italy all double beds will separate to become twins & 2 singles can be combined to become a double).

The lounge room overlooks the town & the river and each of the bedrooms have sweeping views of the valley.

The kitchen is fully equipped with oven & cooktop, pantry, cooking implements & crockery for everyday use & more formal dining. Kitchen has table & chairs for 4 & an open fireplace.

Bathroom has a bath with shower over the bath, toilet & bidet and a separate laundry has trough & washing machine. Dining room has table & chairs to seat 10.

Further details outdoors

The villa has a huge outdoor terrace area which overlooks the town & the river valley with sweeping panoramic views. The grounds are extensive and totally private with a lockable gated entry.

The block is on the side of the hill and has some steep sections & is heavily wooded. While it is an adventure playground for older children it is not recommended for small children as some sections of the pathways are unfenced with steep drop offs.

Further details

Access from the bottom of the hill is limited to pedestrian access or small 4 wheel drive or quad bike. You will need a reasonable level of physical fitness to walk the path into the property.

About this location

The Tuscany region

Casentino is the forest district of Tuscany & boasts a national park and extensive networks of walking tracks. It is traditionally cooler in summer than other parts of Tuscany as it offers dramatic cool forests and river valleys.

Historically significant for being the site of the birthplace of Michelangelo at Caprese Michelangelo it is also home to the magnificent monastery of La Verna where St Francis spent his days in a cave & received the stigmata and local towns Monterchi, Sansepolcro & Arezzo house the masterpieces of Piero della Francesca of the Madonna del Parto, The Resurrection & the Legend of the True Cross.

Nearby Poppi is a jewel of medieval architecture and a registered "I Borghi Belli d'Italia" ie designated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Castel San Niccolo

Situated only 55 Ks from Florence and a half hour drive to Arezzo there are many possibilities for visiting sites of historical interest as well as enjoying local festivals.

Arezzo is famed for its monthly antiques fair which takes place in the streets & historical piazzas, also known for the sites where "Life is Beautiful" was filmed.

Local festivals in the region include potato festivals, mushroom sagras, an historical farm machinery & threshing festival. Known also as a stone carving & wood carving region there are biennial festivals for both in alternate years.

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10 Sep 2014


"Beautiful Tuscan hideaway"

Just back from an amazing 12-day break at this beautiful Tuscan hideaway, and it really is hidden away. The property is reached by climbing a steep cobbled path, through an impressive gateway and alo… More

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Castello and made the most of the lovely Casentino district. The weather was strangely changeable this year but sounds like you coped and made it work for you. Hopefully you may be able to have a return holiday sometime soon.

25 Jun 2014


"Just like the movies!"

Trip advisor reviewMy friend and I went on a four week sojourn of Italy - and Casa Castello was our absolute highlight.The house itself is gorgeous - it's rustic, extremely comfortable, and there… More

16 Aug 2013


"Wonderful slice of authentic Tuscan living."

We arrived late in the afternoon and were met on time by Alison, our charming host. She proved to be very knowledgable about the local area and its history and customs and gave us excellent suggestion… More

30 Jan 2013


"Soaked up the Village atmospehere & the church bells!"

My husband and daughters 8 & 11 and I arrived at the village by car.We parked and headed up the cobbled stone path to open the beautiful black garden gate. I decided then we had been given our own pri… More

23 Jan 2013


"Amazing house in sweet Tuscan village"

I stayed in this property with some friends a few years ago and could have stayed forever. The house is in good condition with a lovely historic feel and big rooms that make it easy for friends to share. It's easy to walk around the town and we enjoyed heading down to the farmers market on the weekend to pick up produce for cooking in the evening. The hearth is a wonderful feature in the kitchen. I believe the house was originally the old slaves' quarters to the castle above but I felt like the princess of my little Tuscan village. Highly recommended!

30 Oct 2012



A month my partner and I stayed in this Villa. We had no idea that the photos had not done justice to this character filled Villa. We were confronted with the quaintest village "Cosentino" crossed the Bridge over the river and set off for a fairly steep access though a relatively narrow cobblestone path. The short climb was well worth it because the Villa is set high which provides breathtaking views of the valley. Accommodation and facilities were very good indeed. The Villa had a lovely feel to it. Amazing rustic kitchen. The open air decking at the front was fabulous for outside dining, stunning views and the odd Cocktail!
We found this location perfect for our travels. We used this Villa as our base only one hour from Florence. We also travelled to Assisi, Orvieto, Arezzo, Bagnoregio etc from the our Villa stay. Poppy Castle is just 20 minutes away. The big plus was there was total privacy. We had a hire car but there was a bus service from the Village. We are saving up to go back.

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