Il Noce Casamora
The brainchild of one of Italy’s top contemporary architects, the private hamlet of Casamora is a dazzlingly successful marriage between the historic and the high-tech. It forms the stylish centrepiece of a 2500-acre farming estate set on the sunny, western slope of the Pratomagno Mountain range, mid-way between Florence and Arezzo. Il Noce is one of the oldest structures and opens directly onto its main piazza through a shady loggia. On the ground floor the villa’s very high wood-beamed ceilings overlook a spacious living room, a large eat-in kitchen and a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The three bedrooms on the upper level, also with en suite bathrooms, overlook the piazza and the estate’s beautiful, infinity-edged swimming pool. Finished in pale wood, terracotta and stone to the same impeccable standard as the estate’s other buildings, the residence features spacious, high-ceilinged rooms furnished in a stylish blend of custom-designed modern pieces and antiques and air conditioned bedrooms. Across from a beautiful stone piazza with a burbling fountain is the enormous shared swimming pool.
Max Occupancy: 8
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Maid included
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Washing Machine
Mid-way between Florence and Arezzo, both 45 minutes, Casamora occupies a vast swath of land on the sunny side of the Pratomagno mountain range. The nearest shops and restaurants are in Pian di Sco, 1km/0.5 miles, while Figline, 15 minutes, provides supermarkets, a direct rail link to Florence and an array of discount designer shops. There are many, many interesting villages arrayed along the old Settiponti road, just below Casamora, which was once an important pilgrimage route. The property itself offers a network of walking paths right to the summit of the Pratomagno; an alternative for hot days might be the pine-shaded trails around the abbey of Vallombrosa, 25 minutes. The Chianti wine-producing region lies just across the Valdarno, about 30 minutes’ drive.
[Wheelchair accessible]. Loggia facing the borgo’s piazza. Large living room. Spacious and very well equipped eat-in kitchen with a round table. Air conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath, opens to the courtyard.
Accessed by interior steps. Air conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath overlooking the pool. Air conditioned double bedroom with a four-poster bed, a terrace facing the piazza and an ensuite bathroom with bath. Large air conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with two sinks and bath. Laundry room.
The residences in the borgo share an enormous swimming pool, 10 x 20m/32 x 64 feet with a shady loggia with a sitting area, a self-service bar, changing rooms and a stone-columned pavilion, once a wash house and now a lovely spot for reading - or an afternoon nap. The estate as a whole is shaped like a natural amphitheatre, its 2500 acres/1000ha covering a vast swath of the Pratomagno hillside from an altitude of 400m/1300 feet above sea level to the summit at 1000m/32,000 feet. About 20% of the land is used for farming activities, including an extensive organic vegetable garden. Casamora’s specialty is its olive oil, pressed onsite in a modernised 17th century mill, but it is also actively participating in a Slow Food-sponsored initiative to re-establish a variety of indigenous crops, such as the near-extinct Zolfino bean, rovello blackberries, walnuts, mushrooms and Gastra chestnuts. Prized Valdarno chickens are also raised here, as well as ducks, guinea fowl, rabbits and bees.
Casamora is a fully-staffed property with a multi-lingual concierge. Housekeeping is provided daily.; Welcome aperitif on arrival, wine and other alcoholic beverages, whether in the restaurant or in the enoteca, are charged separately.
Air conditioning; weekly fee paid locally Euros 250. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Spin dryer. Satellite TV [with Sky English-language channels]. CD player. Safe. Air conditioned bedrooms. Central heating. Decorative fireplaces. Decorative fireplaces. Fixed telephone line connecting through a central switchboard. Guests have access to the books, periodicals and wireless internet connection in the estate’s library, as well as a billiards room.
A theatre seating 160 is available on the estate for presentations and performances on request.
Tennis at Reggello about 8 km/5 miles. Riding stables at San Giovenale, 18km/11.25. 18-hole golf at Grassina, about 34km/21 miles.
Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board. Kettle. Mixer. Toaster.
A enormous shared swimming pool, 10 x 20m/32 x 64 feet has a depth of 1,20-1,70m/3,9-5,5 feet with steps for entry/exit. A shady loggia with a sitting area, a self-service bar, changing rooms and a stone-columned pavilion, once a wash house and now a lovely spot for reading - or an afternoon nap.
Amenities for Children
Several high chairs and cots/cribs.
Prices & live Availability
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