|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located on the hills that divide the Casentino valley from Chianti, the Villa is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit cities such as Florence, Arezzo or Siena. It is also the perfect base to experience and explore the Tuscan countryside. Now restored to perfection, the villa was a traditional 19th century Tuscan farmhouse, completely surrounded by a fenced and beautiful park. The building offers a lot of space to guests and their children to enjoy themselves and relax in peace and tranquillity. The heated pool offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, it can be used for a romantic after dinner swim or an out of season dip. The new wellness area, created inside of a bright and panoramic structure, awaits for you to give you moments of relax after a day full of emotions. The wellness zone is equipped with a lounge area, Jacuzzi tubs, emotional shower, Hamam and fitness area Technogym. In the private wine cellar there is a selection of Tuscan wines available for guest.
I live here in Casentino Valley with my wife Francesca (owner of another holiday villa). I spent ten years in Venice where i studied (economy) and i worked in a contemporary art gallery. Four years ago me and Francesca decided together to came back in Tuscany, the place we were born, and our lifes are changed again. Now we are very happy to live in this peacefull valley and i'm proud to give you hospitality in my villa.
Welcome in Villa Carda!
Andrea purchased this villa in 1970
My father bought the property in 1978 when it was a little more than a ruin. He restored Villa Carda with a lot of passion and love and, during my childhood, i spent with my family all summers there. It was a magic place for me!
During my university years (the villa was hardly ever occupied) so we decided to do something.
From 2001 Villa Carda is a holiday villa and it gived hospitality to a lot of happy and satisfied guests from all over the world.
Why i love this area? Because i born here, of course, but not only! This area is very characteristic of Tuscany but is also far away from the crowd of other touristic place of the region. Casentino valley preserve the genuine aspect and way of life of Tuscany. And it's also less expensive the the rest of Tuscany.
Monica Dapper in June 2011 from Seattle (USA)
“Had we known the property would be so beautiful and the owners so gracious, we would have stayed a second week.”
Carol Beaney in May 2011 (GB)
“Luxury 5* villa in beautiful Tuscan countryside”
Marjorie of Kraft/Herman family in August 2012 from Ontario (Canada)
“Magnificent. One of the best family holidays that we have ever had.”
The place was beautiful. It had everything you would want. The owners of the villa were so hospitable and welcoming. We very much enjoyed their company and the services they provided. If you are looking for the best of the best in Tuscany, Villa Carda is the place to be.
Stefan Reister in June 2012 from Munich (Germany)
“The perfect family retreat”
We stayed in Villa Carda for the 3rd year in a row and it feels like 'homecoming'. The villa itself is in a fantastic condition, well kept and renovated, but still in the beloved 'Tuscany' style. Each room has it's seperate bathroom (very clean and comfortable)
Villa Carda is a beautifully appointed, tasteful property set in magnificent parklands which enjoys spectacular views over lush mountains. The villa is ideally located, either as a complete retreat to enjoy the landscape, the heated pool or the private spa, or as a base to explore the Tuscan countryside. The Medieval towns of Poppi and Arezzo are within a short drive from the villa- and Florence and Cortona are still accessible just being a little further afield. Each room is gracefully decorated, spacious and has individual ensuites; all comforts are carefully considered. Andrea, the owner, is incredibly attentive and helpful; he is always only a phone call away and arranged daily breakfast delivery for our party. One of our highlights was a superb Tuscan meal cooked for us at the Villa- a real treat and absolutely delicious.
A wonderful villa, in a glorious setting with great food, good company and helpful hosts- perfect!
• Villa Carda é especial. Não só por suas lindas e excelente acomodações mas pelo calor humano que nela existe. A família Franceschini oferece ao hospede um local onde nos sentimos parte da família. O acolhimento é tão caloroso que nos sentimos como em nossas casas. Como está escrito: La famiglia accoglie i propri ospiti com reffinatezza, disponibilià ed amicizia.
• A beleza arquitetônica de Villa Carda, seus campos verdes – mesmo quando recepcionista do inverno gelado – nos faz sentir como nativos. Cada pedaço da propriedade nos oferece um detalhe e vai ser difícil esquecer tudo que passou por aqui aliás, nem queremos que o esquecimento venha pois queremos manter vivo em nossa memória e em nosso coração, todos os momentos vividos, disfrutados e amados em Villa Carda.
• Saudade será o sentimento que mais aflorará quando amanhã deixarmos este paraíso toscano. Talvez as lágrimas virão aos nossos olhos mas serão lágrimas de felicidade, de alegria e de amor pois aprendemos a amar este pedaço bonito e especial do mundo. E o gostinho do queremos voltar vai permanecer conosco.
Special interest holidays:
The villa can organise (on request) special cooking classes.
By telephone notice you can receive, every morning, bread, pizzas, biscuits and pastries at the villa for breakfast.
We can organise, on request, visits and tastings to the wineries.
Chef service (on request).
Baby-sitter service (on request).
Florence Airport 75 Km
Rassina Train station 6 km
Arezzo Train station 30 Km
Use of car is recommended
Nearest Village ( Castel Focognano ) 1 Km
Nearest town ( Rassina ) 6 Km
Archeological site ( Pieve Socana ) 5 Km
Castle ( Poppi ) 16 Km
Historic cultural city ( Arezzo ) 30 Km
National Park of Casentino 18 Km
La Verna Sanctuary 20 Km
Nearest supermarket 6 Km
Nearest minimarket 1km
Nearest bank 6 Km
Nearest pharmacy 6 Km
Nearest hospital 10 Km
Nearest police station 6 Km
Nearest restaurant/pizzeria 5 Km
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
For booking is necessary to pay 25% of the whole rate by bank transfer.
It's possible to balance the rate directly at the villa by credit card or cash.
Caution at the arrival of Euro 500,00
Minimum stay one week.
Check in and check out on Saturday
Check in from 4.00 p.m.
Check out within 10.00 a.m.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.
The rental cost also includes heating of the pool with daily cleaning service, electricity, wifi internet connection, towels and linens, complimentary toiletries, initial and final cleanings, use of the wellness area, use of mountain bikes, woods for fireplace.
For details visit the website of Villa Carda or contact us.