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Podere La Casina, Tuscany set in astounding natural surrounding – Home 74518 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Podere La Casina, Tuscany set in astounding natural surrounding – Home 74518

  • Villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  •  min stay varies

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


15% DISCOUNT FOR JUNE and SEPTEMBER!! Five bedrooms, 4 double bedrooms and one bedroom with two single beds, 3 full bathrooms each with a shower. Large living room with stereo, CD, SAT TV and a large fireplace.

Many outdoor eating areas - overlooking the castle, overlooking the pool and overlooking the surrounding Tuscan scenery. Villa La Casina is really close to Poppi, about 4km, one of the most beautiful castles in Italy and from the terrace you have a wonderful view of the castle, imposing on the top of a hill. Casentino National Park with its secular forest grown up over the high mountain is right behind it. This is the place where the river Arno rises before flowing down to Florence and Pisa

Further details indoors

The interiors of the villa are a perfect mix between the traditional Tuscan style of earthy colours, terracotta floors, thick wooden beams and modern comfort with large comfortable sofas, a stereo with CD player, SAT TV and much more. You will enjoy

15% DISCOUNT FOR JUNE and SEPTEMBER!! Five bedrooms, 4 double bedrooms and one bedroom with two single beds, 3 full bathrooms each with a shower. Large living room with stereo, CD, SAT TV and a large fireplace.

Many outdoor eating areas - overlooking the castle, overlooking the pool and overlooking the surrounding Tuscan scenery. Villa La Casina is really close to Poppi, about 4km, one of the most beautiful castles in Italy and from the terrace you have a wonderful view of the castle, imposing on the top of a hill. Casentino National Park with its secular forest grown up over the high mountain is right behind it. This is the place where the river Arno rises before flowing down to Florence and Pisa

Further details indoors

The interiors of the villa are a perfect mix between the traditional Tuscan style of earthy colours, terracotta floors, thick wooden beams and modern comfort with large comfortable sofas, a stereo with CD player, SAT TV and much more. You will enjoy the touch of luxury the owner has incorporated into this simple and classical structure.

Further details outdoors

The villa offers a double entrance - one on the first floor on the pool side of the villa. There is a refreshing covered terrace with table and chairs below the pool where you can enjoy a cool drink before running back to the 5.5 x 10.5 pool area above. The pool is furnished with lounge chairs and a shady gazebo area. A barbecue party by the pool is a fascinating idea. Specially in a place like Villa la casina that offers a unique panorama.

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

15% DISCOUNT FOR JUNE and SEPTEMBER!! Tuscany is a beautiful area of Italy. Think of the vineyards and evocative files of dark green cypress trees, snaking sandy roads leading to rust-coloured farmhouses and moss-coated castles, and the characterful villages that can be found across the countryside.
Tuscany continues to enchant us, from the smallest hamlets in the heart of the countryside to the magnificent city of Florence with its breathtaking Duomo and great restaurants. There are so many things to enjoy in this region, and it is hard not to dream of moving to this gorgeous region with its sunny climate and good food.


trips to important Art cities like Arezzo and Florence. Another suggestion is to go to Perugia direction and visit beautiful towns like Anghiari, Sansepolcro and Monterchi.

Arezzo is a city in Tuscany, Italy that was an important Etruscan town. It was known to the Romans as Arretium. Arezzo was made in the 11th cent. a free commune, siding with the Ghibellines. Arezzo is also famous for Guido d'Arezzo, the Medieval abbot who originated solfeggio (the mnemonic music system known to many from the song in The Sound of Music that starts "Do, a deer"). Nowadays, it is an agricultural trade centre and has machine, clothing, gold, and jewellery industries and is also a tourist centre.


AL RITROVO - WHERE: Bibbiena, city center, nearest large town is Arezzo
Set right off the main square in Bibbiena where they hold concerts and activities during the summer months - screened in outside terrace so you can appreciate the small town life while eating a good wholesome meal.

I TRE BARONIi. elegant restaurantsituated in the Casentino valley
This is one of the most prestigious and welcoming tourist destinations in the province of Arezzo. Resturant I Tre Baroni **** adds style to the spectacular Casentino Valley. Respectful of nature and traditions, it is set in the National Park of Casentino Forests, very close to the century-old Hermitage and Monastery of Camaldoli.

IL TIRABUSCIO - WHERE: Bibbiena, city center, nearest large town is Arezzo
Elegant and tastey dishes, accompanied by an extensive wine list. The chef has lots of fun inventing new menus which will satisfy a local clientele and entice the foreigners to try something just a little more adventurous.

Getting the most for your time atthe TuscanMuseums:
Why be bothered waiting in long hot lines, when you can reserve a spot in advance at one of the more famous museums in all of Tuscany. Do it yourself, with contained reservation fees - read about this and other museums right here. Or why bother waiting in any lines when you aren't sure if this is the right museum. There are so many truely interesting places in the many towns of Tuscany - check out the places you might be interested in before you get to the ticket booth.

Viareggio - Italian Style Carnival !!!
Carnival in Tuscany, Italy is not only a time to bring out the famous Venetian customs with colorful masks and long flowing robes - but also a national holiday to poke holes at their political machine. No one does it better than the folk at Viareggio in Tuscany.

Gusto di Guidi at Poppi
Roam through the medieval streets of the town of Poppi and enjoy visiting private cantinas furnished with antique wine gear and bottles and bottles of Italian - and more often than not .
Tuscan wines
. The entire town opens its doors and gardens, exploiting their natural resource: a beautifully restored town.

Palio di Siena: the historical horse race
The most famous and impressive medieval horse race in Tuscany and the whole Italy, the Palio of Siena tells us about this majestic city and its fabulous history...

Wine Tasting Tour in Tuscany
Put yourself in the hands of an expert English speaking tour guide to visit, and of course taste, the most distinct vineyards in Tuscany. Explore the World of Tuscan Wine. People drink wine because they enjoy it. Whether it's a crisp, cool white on the patio during summer or a full-bodied red with a rich dinner, wine gives pleasure. And "Exploring the world of Tuscan wine..." with an accomplished English speaking host gives you the basic tools to enjoy it even more.

Costa degli Etruschi wine trail
To go through a wine trail like the Etruscan's coast trail gives the opportunity to visit charming medieval villages, vineyards and olive groves immersed in an unspoilt hilly land not far away from "Blue Flag" beaches. Visting the wine cellars and tasting the local wines your will learn more about the territory itself and taste a little bit of real Tuscany.

Cantine Aperte - the major wine Festival in Italy
"Cantine Aperte" means Open Cellars, this is the most important wine Festival in the whole Italy, when many wineries open their cellars to visit and tasting attracting many tourists and wine enthusiasts from the whole world.

Fattoria Il Palagio - Castel San Gimignano
Located in a privileged area between Volterra and San Gimignano, Il Palagio's lands extend over Etruscan and Roman old settlements, actually the wine dates back from that time. With modern methods but preserving many of the ancient procedures, Il Palagio is able to produce top quality wines. The most important one, connected to the territory is the Vernaccia di San Gimignano D.O.C.G.

Casentino National Park - The largest National Park in Italy
Unspoiled lush woods, mountains, lake, rivers, waterfalls; knowledge, adventure and much fun are waiting for you. The National Park of the Casentinese Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna (its full name) is the largest one in Italy, set between Tuscany and Romagna regions, it extends over the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine ridge.

VIA CASSIA - From Tuscany to Rome by car
An idea that is really worthy and we surely recommend is to take a few days more to do this trip between Florence and Rome or between Siena and Rome (or vice-versa) by car, not with the highway but through an old Roman road - Via Cassia. At last, ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME.

Street markets and other fairs
Tuscany is rich of street markets and this is certainly a great choice to make shopping as well as get full immersion in the Tuscan experience: antiques, handcrafts, flowers, vegetables, clothes, souvenirs and much more is waiting for you along the streets of many Tuscan cities and villages.

"Sagra" is the Italian word for Food Festival. What can you expect to find when you go? Normally it is a group of locals in the Pro Loco (which means local promotional agency) who get together and prepare a menu with a theme. The money earned in these events is dedicated to buying things for the town folk or setting up parks and play area for the children.

June - summertime arrives and with it a lot of Festivals in Tuscany
we have sifted through a long list of possible activites and picked those which we accessed to be characteristic - fun and in areas easy to find.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: King Bed
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Double Bed
  • 3 Family bathrooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:14:00, Check out time:09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Yes, smoking allowed
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About the owner

Nicolo T.
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3 hours 42 minutes
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Calendar updated::
02 May 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Jan 2009. Located in Province of Arezzo, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1035 to £2414.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 May 2017.


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“Perfect view”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2015

Very nice Location on the top of a small hill. Very friendly and responsive Family. Fantastic house for two families. We were 4 adults and 4 children. We only used 4 of the 5 bedrooms. Many different outside Areas suitable for all times of the day. Very narrow road up to the house, tricky for larger + lower cars. 14min drive down to the closest town with basic Shopping.

Owner's reply: Thanks a lot Jesper! Hope to meet you and your family again. Arrivederci, Stella

“Great villa and surroundings and wonderfully welcoming, helpfull and friendly hosts”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2015

We were welcomed by the owners in an exceptionally generous way with home made pizza, bread and cookies, also cheese, cold meats and a bottle of wine. Really wonderful. Throughout our stay the owners were really helpful in giving advise about where to shop for groceries and even suggested and booked a restaurant for us. Overall a service level which we hadn't experienced in the 8 years of renting holiday houses in the south of Europe. The house is beautiful and the rooms are a good size. The swimming pool was really great, surrounded by enough space and sun beds and a comfortable gazebo giving much needed shade in the hot Italian sun. A refrigerator for keeping drinks cold right beside the pool was present in the gazebo. The swimming pool was kept clean and the garden taken care of on a daily basis by the owners, again always friendly and always helpful. The views are breathtaking. The kitchen was really spacious and nice to prepare meals in. It could do with a little bit more utensils and cooking pots but we managed to cook in a reasonable way with the materials provided. Several nice sitting and eating corners are present in and around the villa. We would like to thank the owners for the wonderful holiday in their great villa at Poppi.

Owner's reply: Grazie mille! It was really nice to spend some time with you and your family, ciao!! Stella

“Fabulous Villa in Poppi”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2015

My family and I stayed at La Casina from 23 – 30 May. There were 8 adults and 1 child and La Casina accommodated for us all. The villa was beautiful and views stunning. Plenty of terraces to enjoy the view surrounding the villa, including seeing Poppi and the castle at the top of the hill lit up at night. The land is very well looked after and you will see Gigi every morning tending to the pool. The bedrooms are very comfortable and all were a good size. The kitchen is charming; we all enjoyed gathering round to cook. We also enjoyed using the pizza oven which was a great experience. A chef from a local restaurant was arranged to show us how to prepare a traditional Tuscan meal, which was one of the highlights of our week. The Tapinassi family were extremely helpful when our car broke down 30 minutes from the villa, they arranged a tow truck and a local garage to fix the car for our departure, we also received daily updates on the problems/fixing of the car. Thank you for all your help and letting us holiday in your villa.

Owner's reply: Thanks! For us it was a pleasure to help you! We hope to see you soon! Our best wishes for all of you!! Stella, Nicolò, Gigi a Anna

“Warm welcome, fabulous villa, idyllic setting.”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2014

Fantastic welcome from the family. Clean, spacious and full of character. Surrounded by woodland but also great views. On white road about 5km uphill from Poppi, roads a little narrow at times. Pool one depth -1.25m. Well loved and cared for villa. Spacious pool surround and sheltered area with lots of beds and chairs. Plenty of space for the 10 of us. Trains and buses from Poppi with access to Arezzo and Florence. San Sepolcro and Cortona also worth a visit by car. Would love to come back.

Owner's reply: Many thanks Peter, hope to meet you again!! Ciao! Stella, Gigi e Anna

“the drive is well worth it”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2014

La Casina is about 15 mins from the small hill town of Poppi in Arezzo Province,the Tapanessi family were wonderful hosts ,you need some guidance from Poppi to locate the villa which was provided by Nicolo ,but once you arrive, the villa's facilities and location are exceptional as described.Our numbers varied over the 7 days from 8-9 persons,the villa was perfect for the size of our group, the family provided us with wine cheeses and antipasto for our arrival.We tended to eat in for either lunch or dinner each day,you just don't wish to leave such a beautiful setting. Poppi ( the village ) is a beautiful hill town,wonderful restaurants across from the Castello,shopping for food/wine supplies was convenient with a COOP and Penny's in the nearby town,but I would recommend at least a day trip to the regional town of Arezzo,the old historical section of Arezzo is something to see and experience.The movie " Life is Beautiful "was filmed in the old section ,take the little train service from Pont a Poppi it takes about an hour to Arezzo,it was one of the highlights of the trip . Gigi Tapannesi was at the villa most mornings tending the pool and any needs of the guests ( without intruding ),he is a charming man as are his family.On the Thursday before our departure Nicolo brought out to the villa some fresh tagliatelle which his father had made that afternoon ,more than enough to feed 8 persons.Overall it was a wonderful stay in a beautiful part of eastern Tuscany.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your review Bobby! Hope to see you again, Ciao!! Stella

“A wonderful property on top of a hill”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2014

We have been a Group of 5 couples and we have spent one week at the La Casina. We all had an amazing time at the property. The house offers a lot of space and it is very nice with a lot of lovely details. The house was absolutely clean. The house includes 4 bed rooms and 1 bed room in the tower. You should know that the tower bed room has no seperate door. The garden is absolutely great. A lot of space and very looked after. The pool gets cleaned every day. The house is on top of a hill and you have an amazing view! For those who enjoy the quiet and don´t mind to have a little drive to the next village this is the right choice!

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your review Regina! Hope to see you again, Ciao!! Stella

“Tuscany at its best”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2012

We stayed here for 2 weeks back in September 2011 - a mixture of family and friends. The villa is in a wonderful setting, high up in the hills and with the most fantastic views out over Poppi and the surrounding countryside. On the first day we were met in Poppi by the family and we followed them to the villa - don't be surprised by the drive to the villa with the last mile or so being on a dirt track/rough road - it's well worth it. Being at the end of the road meant it was so peaceful and we also didn't have to worry about disturbing anybody else. The family aren't fluent English speakers but they are a delight - so friendly and helpful - they are very concerned that you have a good holiday and enjoy staying at their villa. Luigi left us breakfast one morning and a fruit tart another day - he comes regularly to clean the pool and do any maintenance jobs. We spent many happy hours sitting at the long table on the terrace outside the kitchen - eating, drinking, talking, enjoying the view etc. Then there is the loggia above the terrace which was a lovely place to have a drink before dinner - watching the lights coming on in the distance as the sun went down. We went to the Saracen Joust in Arezzo on the first Sunday in September where "knights" on horseback representing the different areas of the town charge at a wooden target and score points according to accuracy. Many of the locals dress-up in medieval costume and we ended up having dinner in the winning quarter during which the winners paraded through the narrow streets - great atmosphere and great fun. We also went to places such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Cortona - drove to all these places quite easily from the villa. The old part of Poppi itself is also well worth walking around - a lovely medieval hill town. We had various friends/family members staying with us for different periods over the holiday - several came by train from diverse places - Arezzo (an hour's drive from the villa) was the best main-line station for people to get to. There is a station in Poppi which is on a branch line from Arezzo. We made pizzas one day and used the villa's pizza oven, which worked very well - you just have to make sure it's good and hot. When driving into Poppi from the villa, there is a great local restaurant just when you turn left onto the road coming from the old part of Poppi - they have a lot of tables outside with one of those sail-type shades over the tables. We ate there several times and it was extremely good value - I think we were the only non-locals there - afraid I don't know the name but definitely recommended. We all have wonderful memories of a great holiday at this villa and would happily return there.

Owner's reply: Dear Nickie, many thanks for your words. I'm glad you had a nice holiday, hope to see you and your family again! Ciao!! Stella, Gigi, Anna e Nicol�

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