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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 100km

Villa Caterina is a newly built house with a large park and a Private Pool for exclusive use of our guests. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers, beach chairs, sun garden umbrellas, tables and chairs, in addition, there is a hi-fi to relax sunbathing with your favourite music. In one corner of the swimming pool area, a shower with hot water heated by the sun is installed. For sports lovers, inside the wooden cabin, you will find 4 Mountain Bike to take full advantage of the streets and paths of the National Park of Casentino Forests. The car parking is located inside the property and is accessible through a gate which opens automatically. If you enjoy barbecue, you can find one in concrete equipped with firewood, and for aspiring pizza makers, there is also a wood-burning oven. Next to the entrance of the house, there is a wrought iron veranda under which a round table is placed, it is ideal for 12 people and perfect for large outdoor lunches and dinners together with your friends or family. In the garden, there is also a tennis table. The interior of the house offers two fully equipped kitchens, six bedrooms and four bathrooms (towels and bed linen are included in the price). The house is decorated with care and with fine furniture, it offers free Wi-Fi and televisions include satellite channels and DVD player. Villa Caterina is a great starting point to visit the whole Tuscany, as it is only a 1-hour drive from Florence.

Top tips from the owner:

You have to eat at the restaurant “Da Paola” in Lonnano at least one evening, which is a 5-minute walk from Villa Caterina. It is a family style restaurant that is open by reservation only. Once reserved a table, Paola will serve you excellent homemade tortelli and ravioli, following the ancient Tuscan recipe handed down from one generation to another. Other restaurants where you can eat are: “I 4 Cantoni” in Pratovecchio, the "Pizzeria da Vincenzo" in Stia and the restaurant "La Torricella" in Poppi.

If you enjoy playing golf, a 9-hole golf course is available in Poppi.

In Poppi, you can also visit the park Zoo with your children.

The Casentino is a valley full of medieval histories and much more, here is what you can see and visit in some towns of the valley:

- Stia: do not lose the opportunity to visit the castle of Porciano, Piazza Tanucci and the Palagio Fiorentino.

- Pratovecchio: do not miss a visit at the Castle of Romena where Dante Alighieri lived during his exile.

- Poppi: its Castle and its old town are a must.

- Bibbiena: very nice old town.

- Chiusi della Verna: the sanctuary of La Verna, where St. Francis of Assisi lived, is worth a visit.

Leaving from Villa Caterina and continuing along the uphill road, after about fifteen kilometres, you will reach the Sacred Hermitage of Camaldoli.

In addition to all the places that Casentino offers, you can visit the cities of Florence and Arezzo which are just one hour drive from Pratovecchio. In an hour and a half drive, you can reach Cortona, Siena and San Gimignano, and in two hours drive you can reach Pisa.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cervia 100 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 50 km, Nearest railway: Pratovecchio 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (4)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Tuscany region

The Casentino is the valley in which the first tract of the river Arno flows to Subbiano, Italy.

It is one of the four valleys in which the Province of Arezzo is divided. Mount Falterona, from which the Arno starts, represents the northern boundary between the Casentino and Romagna. On the east of the valley are the Alpe di Serra and the Alpe di Catenaia, which separate the Casentino from the highest tract of the Val Tiberina. On the west there is the Pratomagno, which separates the valley from the Valdarno Superiore. Part of the valley is included in the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna National Park.

It can be said that the valley has an oval form, with an extension across the river that varies from a maximum of 60 km to a minimum of 30. The topography of the Casentino is especially various, including both plains and mountains rich in large forests. These mountains have often attracted great saints: it was here that St. Romuald built his hermitages at Camaldoli, and that less than two centuries later St. Francis of Assisi established the Sanctuary of La Verna, the headquarters of the Franciscan order.

The valley's biggest comuni are all located in the Arno valley: among these the biggest are Bibbiena and Poppi, while Capolona, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Pratovecchio, Stia, Subbiano are more or less smaller. The villages located on the neighbouring hills and mountains are much smaller. These are Chitignano, Chiusi della Verna, Montemignaio, Ortignano-Raggiolo and Talla.

The Casentino is mentioned in the song "Ich hab in Penna einen Liebsten wohnen", from the Italieniches Liederbuch by Hugo Wolf.

For more information on the medieval history of the region see Daniel R. Curtis, 'Florence and its hinterlands in the late Middle Ages: contrasting fortunes in the Tuscan countryside, 1300-1500', Journal of Medieval History, 38.4 (2012), 472-99;

Pratovecchio

The "Golf Club Casentino": The course is situated on a hill with a magnificent panoramic view on the Arno Valley, the green heart of tuscany. The nearby national park as well as numerous historico-cultural sights like medieval castles and monasteries make a visit, not only to golf, worthwhile.

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