These elegant apartments are located in the complex called “Casabella”, an ancient residence, owned by the Friars of the Abbey of Montesenario, built in the mid-1500s.
At the end of the eighteenth century, the will of Monte Senario was suppressed by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Pietro Leopoldo, and became a place open to pilgrims, it was and still is one of the most important sanctuaries in Tuscany.
In 1796, the monks of the monastery of “Montesenario” built a dwelling to allow them to eat and sleep, to the numerous pilgrims who reached the sanctuary on foot from Florence after a whole day’s journey.
In 1866, with the Italian laws of suppression of religious bodies, the convent of Monte Senario is requisition, together with all their properties including “casabella”, from the state. The following year it became a property of the Ginori family
We are in the middle of a beautiful park just 20 minutes drive from the center of Florence. All the apartments have been completely renovated 2 years ago. There is also a private parking in front of the house.
In just 20 minutes by car you can arrive in the center of Florence.
We are not far from some beautiful medieval cities like Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa and Lucca and much more.
In the nearby fiesole you can admire the famous Roman theater
For those who choose the holiday as an opportunity to play sports, you can go horseback riding, play golf, go for walks, go fishing, windsurf and sail in the nearby Lake Bilancino.
Not only nature, however, even shopping: clothing, bags, shoes and accessories, in the Barberino del Mugello Designer Outlet just 25 minutes drive from the residence. The Outlet is the reproduction of a real Renaissance village where it is very pleasant to walk, here you can find the most famous brands of Italian fashion and not only, such as Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren.
It is also easy to reach the “Chianti”, where you can visit famous vineyards and buy some bottles of the best Italian wine in the cellars of the farms, and the wonderful beaches of the Gulf of Baratti or Rosignano, the White Beaches
We are also just 400 meters from the passage of the famous “via degli dei” a historic route from bologna to florence that has breathtaking views. The route was initially built by the Etruscans who traveled through it for at least 4 centuries (7th-4th century BC) in order to develop their traffic and favor their domination of the Po Valley and later the Romans, built along the Etruscan route, built in 187 B.C with the consul Caio Flaminio a veritable Roman trans-Apennine road called “Flaminia Militare”. Even today in some places it is possible to admire the ancient Roman pavement.
The pool of the period residence casabella
The pool is 14 meters long and 7 meters wide. From the poolside solarium, you can enjoy a fantastic view over the rolling hills of Florence in the heart of Tuscany.
A few kilometers from the center of Florence, far from the noise of the city, a true paradise in the middle of the green Tuscan countryside where you can relax and enjoy your holiday of sport, sun and relaxation!