A luxury villa to rent in Sovicille, south of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Price Guide 2021:
From €7,650 per week
- Daily breakfast for 2 (including ingredients)
- Daily clean
- Mid-week change of all interior & exterior linen
- Final cleaning
- Master bedroom suite
- 2 bathrooms
- Infinity pool (heated) with counter-current swim jets
- Steam room, outdoor hot tub & shower
- Poolside pergola
- Outdoor dining & kitchen (barbecue/fridge/ice-maker)
- WiFi, Sonos, Bose speakers, Spotify & Netflix
- Wheelchair accessible throughout ground floor
- Air conditioning, underfloor heating & cooling
- Hybrid bicycles & helmets
- Florence airport 70km
- Pisa airport 170km
- Rome airport 240km
- Local shops & restaurants 3 mins drive
- Siena 15 mins
- Beautiful beach, Cala Violina, under 1 hour’s drive
The Casina is unique: the only truly luxurious house for two people in Tuscany. Even before the restoration it was hailed as the ‘Best for Couples in Italy’ by Conde Nast Traveller.
The 12th century stone watchtower is an idyllic, romantic hideaway set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site of olive groves, vineyards, medieval villages, baroque churches and papal palaces.
A glass pavilion now wraps around the ancient nucleus of The Casina, opening on all sides onto the unspoiled countryside of Tuscany.
Recent additions include an oxygenated infinity pool (no chlorine) that is heated in winter and fitted with a counter-current swimming machine, a steam room and an outdoor marble hot tub with panoramic views. A flowered pergola provides shade for the bar and barbecue area, which has a fridge and ice maker.
The area around The Casina is a treasure trove of history, beauty, food and culture. If you’re feeling active, you can use the villa’s hybrid bikes to explore. Or you can visit nearby hot springs, go river swimming, or simply glide over the land in a hot air balloon.
Choose between the bedroom suite atop the tower or stay in the ground floor loggia with its adjacent bedroom and en-suite steam room (all wheelchair accessible on the ground floor).
The bedroom suite is on two levels at the top of the ancient stone tower; the bedroom and rainforest shower room are connected below to a drawing room with a traditional Tuscan fireplace.
The rest of the house on the ground floor consists of a modern glass pavilion, encompassing a well-equipped kitchen with a medieval bread oven, a large drawing room and dining area with magnificent views. There’s also a daybed and a marble bathtub overlooking a fishpond.