|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Casivieri sits at the end of a valley, promising absolute privacy, in an idyllic setting of 40 acres with truly incredible views. Absolute peace and privacy is guaranteed as the villa is set well away from any road within grounds that include a truffle wood, olive groves, wild meadows, streams and a rich variety of fruit trees. Following many years of neglect the villa has been beautifully restored preserving the classic qualities of the structure, while making a superbly finished and luxurious home. If you can tear yourself away from the pool and recently completed professional tennis court, the local towns of Citta di Castello, San Sepulcro, Monterchi and Anghuiri are flush with adventures promising an unforgettable Italian experience. If that's not enough Florence, Perugia, Sienna, Assisi and the enormous Lake Trasimano are all within easy reach.
Understanding Umbria: Umbria is famous for its contrasts, stunning food, a rich tapestry of medieval towns, wonderful lake side beaches, brilliant walking and moutain climbing, couled with all the traditional images of Italy such as fields full of sun flowers and meadows awash with wold flowers. The people, not suffering too much from the influences of the cities are very welcoming and don't take an eternity to deliver your first beer after a long hot walk!
Local Help: The house is managed by 'Patrizia' and her three daughters who live just round the hill. Patrizia is a qualified walking guide and can take you on some wonderful routes through the best of Tuscany and Umbria. Her daughters are all excellent cooks who are happy to cater for lunches or dinners on request. They all speak English and are very willing to help.
The Climate: On the whole the region enjoys very comfortable weather. When is does get too hot Casivieri is situated up in the hills benefitting from the cool evening breeze.
The walls of the house are roughly four feet thick and all the windows are shuttered. On hot days the interior stays very cool allowing for pleasant uninterrupted sleep.
Thanks for the email. Casavieri was perfect! We all loved it - you have struck the perfect balance of a welcoming home with great decor which is not fussy but very easy to relax in - thankyou! The DVDs and books etc were also great and added to the homely feel.We are already talking about when we can return. We have stayed in a number of v nice properties over the years and we have all said casavieri ranks amongst the best - if not the best! We are in a property in le marche this week and it's not a patch on casavieri as it feels so much more like a rental than a home if you know what I mean.
Also you have been brilliant to deal with - efficient and easy ( and with reminders as it's always hard to remember when amounts need to be paid by)
We stayed at Cassiveri for a week with our extended family. We had a wonderful time. The villa is very remote but in a beautiful location and we didn't feel the need to leave very often. The pool and surrounding terrace are lovely with a great covered pergola over a corner sofa providing a very relaxing place to shade from the sun. The tennis court was enjoyed by all in the late evening sun. The villa is very well equipped with all you could need, it feels like a well loved family home. The owners were helpful and easily contactable.
I would certainly recomend this villa if you are looking for a peaceful break in the Italian countryside and would love to return one day.
We spent two weeks as a group of 12 from 3 families with plenty of kids and had a wonderful time at Casivieri. The pool is an excellent size for the adults to do a few laps and the kids to play in all day. There is loads of outdoor space around the villa to explore and escape to with a great little hammock pad for an afternoon snooze. We spent a lot of time cooking at home and made full use of the BBQ, the two fridges and a well kitted out kitchen. The house is at the end of a single track path so there is absolutely no "though traffic" with the occasional visit from the gardener or the cleaners. There are literally hundreds of paths and tracks to follow on a bike or on foot and there is relatively easy access to the main road to get out to Arezzo, Florence or Perugia. We played a lot of tennis which was best early in the morning or in the evening when the sun had gone down. Vicky so was easy to deal with when we were planning and paying for the villa and gave us all the advice we needed to get going. Highly recommend this villa.
It is hard to know where to begin to describe such a wonderful villa. We found it perfect for our family of 10 - 6 adults and 4 children ages 1 1/2 to 10. The setting of the villa is spectacular. The condition of the villa is first rate. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. We spent most of our time outside, but should the weather turn cold or rainy there are multiple spaces, other than bedrooms, where people can gather. There is a box of toys for young children and large and varied collections of DVDs, VCR tapes, games and books, including guidebooks. The grounds of villa are very well maintained and part of its charm. The pool is well designed for young children and adults. The villa, while secluded, is within easy driving distance of many hilltowns in northern Umbrian and Tuscany. What more could one ask for? Communicating with Vicky before our trip was simple and easy; she answered all questions quickly and thoroughly. Patrizia, the local contact, and her daughters are available to cook meals. We had two, both delicious.
This property far exceeded our family of 9's expectations. From the magnificent home itself to the surrounding estate, the incredible amount of equipment within the house for a large family such as ours, the ambience and tranquillity, we simply loved it all! Our first reaction upon seeing the house was that we would never want to leave. After renting other villas/farmhouses, we would say that there is no comparison, this is the best. For 3 generations there was something and everything for all of us. The pool is huge and was certainly well used by our family. Any questions I put to Vicky were answered straightaway. She went out of her way to help, even organising for us to have a cooking class in our own farmhouse kitchen which was great fun for all of us. All in all, an absolute paradise which I would certainly recommend and would hope to come back to in the future.
You are in for a great treat if you rent this beautifully restored luxury 17th century farmhouse. The photos on the website look stunning, but just wait until you get there and see it for yourself! The Fullers gave us comprehensive notes on the property and the surrounding area, and the friendly caretaker was very helpful when we arrived, ensuring that we had everything we needed and giving us tips and ideas on a variety of things that we may wish to do and places to visit during the week. However, as it turned out, we enjoyed the pool so much that we failed to get even half way down the list, except for the odd excursion to the local supermarket (very friendly owners) and nearby restaurants. That said, during the cooler times of the day, the more energetic in the party did explore the surrounding countryside and enjoyed a few games of tennis! The house itself is incredibly comfortable and fully equipped with everything we needed, and the views across the valley up to the ancient hilltop village of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, over meadows and ancient woodland, are just wonderful. The pool was fabulous, the perfect size too, and there were plenty of sunbeds for us all, which prevented those usual "that's mine" squabble! The pool pergola offered welcome shade during the middle of the day. Those wishing a different change of scene to the pool would retreat further up into the garden to the hammock, which became a popular spot to enjoy a sundowner at the end of another lazy day. We were a party of 11, including 7 teenagers, and we all had a fantastic week. I highly recommend this property to anyone who enjoys spending time in great comfort and in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
Casivieri was an absolute delight. The villa is beautifully fitted out. The beds were very comfortable and all the staff were charming. Maryanne came and cooked our supper on two nights and she was excellent. Beautiful area to explore with plenty of interesting hilltop villages. Defiantly love to go back.
Casivieri is situated on the Tuscany/Umbria border in the hills above Citta di Castello and San Sepulcro. Sitting in 40 acres of truffle wood, olive groves and meadows it offers a completely remote and tranquil setting. Set 2kms back from the nearest road their is no traffic noise and can only be accessed down a private drive.
While there is an abundant choice of restuarants nearby, most of our guests choose to spend the majority of their tie enjoying the peace and quiet of the villa. Swimming, tennis and gentle walks through the olive groves interspersed with al fresco dining and something chilled - the Tuscan dream come true.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$308|
A minimum of one week rental allowed High and Peak Seasons beginning on Saturday.
A minimum of three days rental allowed in Low Season.
Low season prices are for four people max. Supplement of £35 per person per night for each person over four people.