Casa Acanto is an apartment of 50 square meters (about 538 square feet), for
four people, with private enclosed garden and use of a swimming pool. The entire
apartment is on the ground floor, and is part of a cottage surrounded by green
space. It is part of a farming estate located on a low hillside (200 meters, or
about 656 feet, above sea level), situated in the heart of the Crete Senese, 4
km (about 2.5 miles) from Terme di Rapolano, 20 km (about 12.5 miles) from
Chianti, 28 km (about 17.5 miles) from Siena and 90 km (about 56 miles) from
Florence. It is equipped with air conditioning and winter heating.
At Casa Acanto you will find two bedrooms, of which one is double-bedded and one
has two single beds, one bathroom with shower, and a living room with fireplace
and kitchenette. In the living room there is a television with satellite
antenna. The cooking area is equipped with the essentials: four burners and a
From the house, you can reach the private garden through a glass door. Here, you
will find table and chairs arranged in the shade of a large mimosa, deck-chairs
for sunbathing, vases of flowers and a lovely lawn. The garden is fenced, and
your children will be able to play there in peace. You will have a laundry room
at your disposition.
The swimming pool
Available for your use is a beautiful pool surrounded by the lawn. Around the pool you will find deck-chairs and umbrellas. The
pool is shared among the guests of the other four small apartments. It is open
from June 1 until September 30.
Stretched out by the pool, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful and expansive
view of the gentle hills that surround you.
At Casa Acanto, you will spend your vacation in an historic and fascinating
Casa Acanto is one of five apartments which have been restored and which make up
part of a farming estate, at the heart of which is an historic medieval mill.
This ancient stone building has been restored with love and respect for its
original form, and is lovely to look at, standing alone and surrounded by
greenery. Not far from here there is the one-story building in which Casa Acanto
Surrounding the entire complex you will find a beautiful lawn, divided by narrow
stone pathways that cut across the greenery, and ornamented with urns
overflowing with red geraniums. On this lawn, here and there, you will find on
display some of the antique tools of "contadina" (peasant) life.
Available for use by all the guests, you will find a barbecue and a wood-burning
oven, playground equipment for the children, and 3000 square meters (about 32000
square feet) of green space.
The farm practices organic agriculture, and you can buy extra-virgin olive oil,
wine, vegetables and fruit on the premises.
Also available for your use is a wine cellar, equipped with an Internet
connection and stereo system. In this room, the proprietors offer complimentary
wine tastings. In particular, on Mondays you can participate in a series of wine
The proprietors live on the property, and will graciously make themselves
available to you to provide information about tourist attractions, or to help
meet whatever various needs you may have.
You will spend your vacation in the middle of one of the most typical and
often-photographed areas of Tuscany: a stretch of gentle clay hills, which in
springtime are resplendent with the various green tints of the pastures or of
cultivated grains, and cloaked in summertime with myriad shades of gold. Where
the grain ends, the vineyards begin, most notably in the zone of Montalcino,
famous for the Brunello wines that are produced there. And each hill is bordered
with the towers of medieval villages, rural homes, churches and ancient
If you like handicrafts, you will find in the Crete Senesi a multitude of
workshops in which terracotta is made according to ancient traditions.
Casa Acanto is equipped with a parking space and with winter heating.
At casa Acanto, your pets will also be welcome.
Nearby tourist attractions
Staying at Casa Acanto you will be 4 km (about 2.5 miles) from Rapolano Terme.
In the thermal baths of Rapolano you will be able to take every type of curative
spa treatment in the warm pools, which are also open in the evenings.
The nearest place where you will find shops, restaurants and supermarkets is the
village of Serre di Rapolano, 2 km (about 1.25 miles) away.
You will be nearby the cities of art: Siena is 28 km away (17.5 miles), Florence
90 km (56 miles), Perugia 70 km (43.5 miles), Arezzo 40 km (25 miles); and
nearby are the most characteristic Tuscan villages that you can visit, starting
with Montalcino, birthplace of the famous Brunello wine, which is just 30 km (19
Don’t miss the opportunity to travel the “via Chiantigiana," which is the road
that cuts across the entire production zone of Chianti wines.
Along this road, lined to the left and right with rows of vines, you will find
hills topped with castles and villages, the results of two millennia of history.
You can visit cantinas, discover excellent small restaurants, and experience for
yourself the friendliness of the locals which is such a great part of the
fascination that Tuscany holds for the rest of the world.
If you enjoy hiking, you can walk the Senesi hills, or that part of the via
Franchigena that crosses the Montagnola Senese, a protected hilly area, covered
with chestnut trees, where nature is truly uncontaminated.
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