Villa Le Magnolie 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. A wrought-iron gate leads from the piazza to Villa Le Magnolie the largest of the estate’s residences and the only one with a private pool within a walled garden. The villa is finished in pale wood, stone and terracotta and furnished with a stylish blend of custom-designed modern pieces and lovely antiques; the villa is configured on two levels. The lower floor is devoted to the living areas, including a very large living room with a dining area and a state-of-the-art galley kitchen. Four sets of French doors open to a walled garden studded with olive trees and magnolias and the private swimming pool with shaded loggia. The spacious air-conditioned bedrooms, each with a luxurious en suite bathroom, are all on the first floor, overlooking the garden and the hills beyond.
Max Occupancy: 8
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- 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.
Entrance hall and gallery. Large living room with a dining area and a very well-equipped galley kitchen opening to the garden and pool terrace. Laundry room. Air conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] with an en suite bathroom with bath, two sinks and bidet.
Two air conditioned double bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, two sinks and bidet. Air conditioned double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with bath, two sinks and bidet.
A beautifully-maintained walled garden with a large private swimming pool, 5.7 X 11.5m/19 x 38 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, x 8 persons option Euros 250, x 12 persons option Euros 320. 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 available on the estate for presentations and performances on rerquest.
Tennis at Reggello, about 8km/3 miles. Riding stables at San Giovenale, 18km/11.25. 18-hole golf at Grassina, about 34km/21 miles.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The swimming pool has a depth of 1.2-1.7m/4-5.5 feet with steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
Several high chairs and cots/cribs.
Prices & live Availability
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