Villa Catarsena

Eastern Tuscany, Arezzo, and Cortona, Italy

  • Acquacheta Waterfall in Casentinesi National Park
  • Sanctuary of La Verna
  • One of the Medieval Castles of Casentino
  • Medieval Castle of Poppi

In a pristine corner in the heart of Tuscany, on the edge of the Casentine Forests National Park, Monte Falterona and Campigna, stands the Villa di Catarsena, an elegant Villa in Tuscany and ideal location for relaxing stays, good tasting food and wine, art, spirituality and nature. Near our Villa in Tuscany there are several wineries that offer wine tasting and typical products, enriching your stay with food and wine delights typical of Casentino and Tuscany.

Villa Catarsena is an integral part of a farm and forestry of more than 850 hectares of land: the farmhouse, made from a skilful restoration of the existing structures, offers hospitality in an ancient Tuscan villa of the late 1600s, modified during the 19th 1st century and expertly restored and recently renovated to be used for farm hospitality.

Just 20 metres from the Villa, the swimming pool is available to guests, with a comfortable width of 6 x 14 meters. The pool is equipped with sunbeds, loungers, tables and umbrellas. The pool can be heated in the cooler seasons so that it can be used even in early autumn or mid-spring.

Villa Catarsena is located in the Municipality of Bibbiena, the cultural and economic center of the Casentino area at the gates of the Casentino Forest National Park. Located at 450 meters above sea level, Villa Catarsena offers a perfect combination of the ancestral tranquility of a pristine valley and the essential charm of the nearby cities of Florence (65 km) and Arezzo (35 km). The position is strategic to visit all the main historical sites of the Casentino: from the Sanctuary of La Verna, where St. Francis received the stigmata, to the Monastery and Hermitage of Camaldoli, which lies immersed in the beauty of a secular forest. And again Bibbiena, home of a prestigious Archaeological Museum; the village of Poppi and its castle, a place dear to Dante Alighieri and architectural model of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence; Stia, the international center of wrought iron and location, like Poppi, of the Italian film "Il Ciclone".

In Casentino there are also some beautiful medieval castles, such as Romena, Porciano, Castel San Niccolò and others, many of which historically belonged to the Counts Guidi, lords of Poppi and of many other cities in Tuscany and Romagna. The religious architecture offers the traveler some splendid Romanesque churches, such as the Pieve di Romena, Santa Maria Assunta in Stia, the parish church of San Martino in Vado a Strada, and others. In addition to the cultural offer of the territory, the Casentino National Park features beautiful trekking paths and mountain bike itineraries where an encounter with  uncontaminated flora and fauna is guaranteed.

Services that can be arranged for an extra fee upon request:

  • A Tuscan dinner to let our guests know the typical flavors of the area and find out its recipes, thanks to local products selected with passion and care.
  • A tasty breakfast, served with local products.
  • To enjoy the scenic beauty of Tuscany and Casentino area, it is possible to rent bicycles (mountain bikes) for one or more days.
  • Midweek cleaning
  • Wine & food tastings can be organized with the wineries in the area.

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This Villa Sleeps 14 and includes:

  • 4 Double Bedrooms each w/ Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom w/ Sofa Bed and Bathroom
  • 1 Family Room w/ 2 Double beds and Bathroom
  • 3 Living Rooms
  • 2 Kitchens

*Bedroom & bathroom linens are included. Wifi is available in most of the rooms & is also included.

*7 night miniumum stay

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