Breathtaking views of the Arno River Valley greet you at Casa Cassandra vacation villa, situated at an altitude of almost 1,500 feet. We are just above the congenial village of Pieve a Presciano, looking out to be the southwest toward nearby Siena (25 miles). The gentle layers of the Chianti Mountains rise around our villa, with Florence less than 40 miles north and Arezzo only 15 miles east.
Relaxed and Comfortable Casa Cassandra
The house has beamed ceilings, hand-made terra-cotta floors, and many other refinements in character with its style. It is handsomely furnished with art and antiques. All rooms, on both stories, give on to arbored terraces with the magnificent vistas seen through every window. Two bedrooms, study and living room are on the ground floor, while one bedroom hides behind the kitchen and dining area on the upper floor. Both floors have direct entry since the villa rests up against the hillside.
Inside this 3 bedroom Villa in Tuscany
The interior includes three bedrooms, two baths, a two-story-high living room with a fireplace and a studio. The huge, gourmet-class kitchen with all modern appliances is grounded by the centuries-old hearth. The dining area, overlooking the living room on the floor below, has a large, antique table that seats 14 people. Outside the kitchen is a spacious loggia where one usually eats during the warm season. We have central heating when it gets cooler.
Pool and Garden at Casa Cassandra
A 35-foot swimming pool lies a few steps up from the loggia. A stone pool-house rises on the flagstone deck that overlooks the valley. The setting, with its sculpture garden, is not only the perfect place for relaxing at the pool but also a strategic site for watching spectacular sunsets and the rising of the moon. We have planted lots of aromatic herbs, grape wines and flowering bushes into this lovely terraced garden. You are welcome to use all these edible plants in your cooking.
Location of the Villa in the Arno River Valley
This property has been featured in international publications such as European Travel & Life and more recently Casa Viva. Our villa is within walking distance of the village (one-third of a mile), yet maintains an exquisite feeling of privacy and seclusion. 800 meters walking distance to the small village where there are 2 restaurants, grocery, fruit and vegetable, post office, and housewares stores. Cooking lessons and catering are available at the villa.
Distances to Casa Cassandra
- Nearby towns are Arezzo 20 min, Siena 30 min and Florence 45 min.
- Fast train from Montevarchi 18 km with connections to Florence, Rome and Milan
- Restaurants, bars and shops at Pieve a Presciano, just 800 meters.
- Local restaurants are Ristorante Perbacco and Osteria dei Vignaioli