A paradise hidden in the Tuscan hills of the Chianti Classico region
*** Note that we have sold La Casina and it is not known if the new owners may rent out. - Peter J.
La Casina is situated on the Villa Arceno grounds in Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI), one of the 5 municipalities of the Chianti Classico region in the province of Siena. The vineyards and olive-groves are managed by the Tenuta Villa Arceno, property of Kendall and Jackson from California. By car one reaches Casina in 20 minutes from Siena; a good hour from Florence and about 2,5 hours drive from Rome. Italy's high speed train stops in Florence from where a regional train connects to Siena. Florence, Pisa and Rome airports offer a wide choice of connections by air.
Marianne and sons Peter and Tjerk have opened their stylish home in Chianti to a limited number of guests per year. We have been regular visitors to and resident of Chianti since 1972. The family restored first La Rufena (on the Medici maps) and then a second lovely Tuscan farmhouse. Our current property is called La Casina. It provides so much 'joie de vivre' and is regularly used by family and friends. Never meant to be a rental, it has the exclusive feeling and the personal touches of a real home. The art and antique furniture gracing its airy rooms; the beautiful crockery and lovingly tended garden. It feels like Marianne has only just gone out for a walk!
La Casina, on the 1.000 hectare Arceno lands, 20 minutes north-east of Siena (annotated map), is part of a condominium of 5 holiday homes. Casina offers full privacy in its 3.000 m2 garden and on its terraces. A 30 by 8 meter condominium swimming pool with a 360° view over the Chianti hills, and way beyond, is open from June till October. The 200 m2 home offers luxury facilities for up to 6 guests. On the ground floor a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a large kitchen dining room, a library and a living; all three with french windows to their own terrace. On the first floor two more bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, jacuzzi and laundry. A fully equipped kitchen for afficionados; satellite TV and wifi DSL internet connection for those who need to stay in touch.
It was a wonderfull week at La casina. The house was just perfect for our family of 5 and the kids enjoyed the pool every day. After 3 days in Firenze and before 4 in Roma it was good to relax a week. We visited Sienna and the Chianti area, and as we thought it is a wonderfull region. We can add that La Casina is well located, close to the highway and Sienna, and not far from the other touristic places. So it was great. Thanks again for everything.Continue
Started by Casina in Chianti Aug 24, 2012.