Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The property belonged to the Church up until 1150 when it was ceded to the Landi family. Towards the end of the 15th century, the Landi family name went extinct and the property was passed on to relatives with the Altoviti family name.
During this time, the villa was the center of an intense cultural period, in particular during the period in which it belonged to Bindo Altoviti, a great banker who even commissioned Benvenuto Cellini to sculpt a bronze bust of Altoviti that is now in a museun in the state.
Located on the southern slopes of the Apennines, the Casole Farmhouse property extends from an area at about 350 meters above sea level to arrive at about 600 meters above sea level in the higher areas of the property.
This height difference provides an incredible panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.The Casole Farmhouse spreads out over 230 hectares (568 acres) with cultivated fields of grain and wheat, oak chestnuts, grazing fields and woods.
Barberino Designers Outlet
For those who love shopping
Golf Club Poggio dei Medici
International Mugello Circuit
Trekking, Mountain Bikes and Horseback riding
Recreational and sport fishing in Mugello
Sailing, Canoeing and Windsurfing at the Bilancino Lake
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Forte dei Marmi 100 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: aereoporto di firenze 45 km, Nearest railway: santa maria novella 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 4 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (8), Dining seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Tuscany region
- The Chianti Rufina Wine Road
The Chianti Rufina wine road begins a few kilometers away from the farmhouse. The wine road takes visitors to prestigious wine producers in the area (such as the Marchesi Frescobaldi vineyards and Fattoria di Selvapiana and many more) where you can taste the scents and fragrances of the various types of wine.
More detailed information at: Chianti Rufina Wine Consortium
- Town festivals, typical products and fairs
Each municipality has its own town festival, sometimes even the smaller towns have their own, each with its own theme. The “Infiorata di Scarperia” celebrates the arrival of Spring while Borgo San Lorenzo and Vicchio hold livestock fairs, with public auctions of the animals. it is possible to taste local typical products.
More detailed information at: Upcoming events in Mugello
Castles, Villas and Medici Fortresses in the Mugello
Of particular interest is the 13th century Castle del Trebbio, the Cafaggiolo Castle, the San Piero fortress, and the Scarperia castle. In addition, it is interesting to visit Romanesque country parishes, the Montesenario Convent, the Abbey at Vallombrosa, the town of Marradi, and the Fortress of Firenzuola. more detailed information: Itineraries in the Land of the Medici
- The ancient knife workshops in Scarperia
The fine craftsmanship in the creation of knives has made the town of Scarperia famous. Walking along the streets it is possible to admire the final creations of the craftsmen, as well as the actual process of making the knives, from the forging of the blades to the assembly of the handles. It is also possible to request the creation of personalized knives.
More detailed information at: The cutting iron of Scarperia
Villa casole is 40km to florence. Is possible to reach the centre of the town with a local train (45 minutes)
From Rome: Exit the A1 roadway at Incisa Val d'Arno, follow indications for Pontassieve/Dicomano/Vicchio.
From Bologna: Exit the A1 at Barberino del Mugello, follow indications for Borgo San Lorenzo / Vicchio.
From Florence: Take the Road 302-Faentina, follow indications for Borgo San Lorenzo / Vicchio.
From Genova: From the A11 Firenze-Mare, take the A1 in the direction of Bologna, then exit at Barberino del Mugello, follow indications for Borgo San Lorenzo / Vicchio.
From Pisa: From the Fi-Pi-Li roadway, take the A1 in the direction of Bologna, then exit at Barberino del Mugello, follow indications for Borgo S.Lorenzo/Vicchio.
From Siena: From the Firenze-Siena roadway, take the A1 in the direction of Bologna, then exit at Barberino del Mugello, follow indications for Borgo San Lorenzo / Vicchio, otherwise take the A1 in the direction of Rome, then exit at Incisa Val d'Arno, follow indications for Pontassieve / Dicomano / Vicchio.
- By train
From Florence's, Santa Maria Novella: There are frequent trains that go to Vicchio del Mugello, the farmhouse is just 4 km from the Vicchio train station.
- By plane
From Florence Airport: Take the A1 roadway in the direction of Bologna and exit at Barberino del Mugello. Estimated time: 40 min / about 35 Km.
From Pisa Airport: Go to Florence-Scandicci on the Fi-Pi-Li roadway, than take the A1 in the direction of Bologna and exit at Barberino del Mugello.
Estimated time: 1hr,40 min / about 120Km.
From Bologna Airport: Take the Padova-Bologna roadway, then the A1 in the direction of Florence, exit at Barberino del Mugello. 1 hr 40 min / about 140 Km.
From Roma Fiumicino Airport: Take the roadway towards Rome, turn onto the outer ring road of the city and take the A1 in the direction of Florence. Exit at Incisa Val d'Arno. Estimated time: 4 hr / 330 Km.
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