Villa La Leccina 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. Set just off Casamora’s main piazza, La Leccina owes its name to the group of Holm oaks which shade its large private garden. Designed on two levels to accommodate six guests, the villa is characterized by its pale terracotta floors, natural wood-beamed ceilings and a multitude of French doors that allow the rooms to fill with the unique Tuscan light. Air conditioned bedrooms, each with luxurious en suite bathrooms are arranged around a gallery on the lower floor and open directly to the garden. A large shared pool is just along the way. Also on the lower floor is the state-of-the-art kitchen with its adjacent dining area and portico. The highlight of the villa is the first floor living room, where exposed architectural features compete with a glorious view of the Pratomagno Mountains, best contemplated from a spacious open terrace.
Max Occupancy: 6
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Maid included
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Shared Pool
- 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.
Entrance hall. Very well equipped kitchen with dining area and portico. One Air conditioned twin bedroom, with an ensuite bathroom with bath, two sinks and bidet. Two Air conditioned double bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom with bath, two sinks and bidet.
Living room with an open terrace.
Villa La Leccina enjoys a private shaded garden with access to a large shared swimming pool, 10 x 20m/32 x 64 feet. 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 200. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Spin dryer. Satellite TV [with Sky English-language channels]. CD player. Safe. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Central heating. Decorative fireplaces. Fixed telephone line connecting through a central switchboard. Guests have access to the books, periodicals, large-screen satellite television, computers and wireless internet connection in the estate’s library, as well as a billiards room. Meals are served in the restaurant or its adjacent courtyard, and wine-tastings may be arranged in the enoteca.
A theatre seating 160 is also available on the estate for presentations and performances on request.
Tennis at Reggello, about 8km/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 and 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.
A steep drop-off at the edge of the back garden poses a decided risk for children.
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