Our properties are situated in Camporsevoli, halfway between the renowned towns of Cetona and San Casciano dei Bagni. Camporsevoli is a private hamlet owned exclusively by the Grossi family. In the family now for several centuries, they personally manage the estate. It's situated on the top of a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana, on the southernmost tip of Tuscany on the border with Umbria and Lazio. Surrounded by woods, this is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday beside the pool, or in its private garden, talking walks/hikes around the private estate as well as a starting point to visit the many fascinating art cities in the immediate surroundings.
2 bedrooms with twin beds, 1 bedroom with double beds, 1 bedroom which can be twin or double. 1 extra folding bed is available and baby beds are available, at no extra cost. each bedroom has its own bathroom: 2 bathrooms are en suite with the bedrooms and the other 2 bathrooms are right beside the rooms they "belong" to. 3 bathrooms have showers, 1 has a bathtub. All have WC, bidet and a sink. The comfortable kitchen has a stove with 4 gas burners, an electric oven, microwave, dish washer, fridge, electric american coffee machine, electric toaster. The utility room holds the washing machine, ironing board + iron and stow-away BBQ. Dining room is on the first floor, with direct outside access via a stair, beside the kitchen, and has an open fireplace
The living room is on the ground floor, with direct access to the outdoors space, with wet bar, sofa, satellite TV and fireplace.
Hello, my family has owned Camporsevoli for a long time and it has always been a place where our family meets for holidays and where we spend time with our friends. We welcome families and groups of friends alike, doing our best to make them feel at home while introducing them to a new experience. We are bilingual in English and Italian, and speak French and Spanish. I am in charge of managing the properties we rent and - while I live in Florence - spend a lot of time in Camporsevoli during holidays with my husband and daughters, who provide on site entertainment for our young visitors, making many friends from all over the world !
Valentina Grossi purchased this farmhouse in 1949
I realize that what with Camporsevoli being our family home, we might run the risk of being slightly biased on our unconditional love for it ! That said, I think that it's fair to say that its location is ideal both for relaxing holidays by the pool, taking walks and an overall easier pace as well as dedicating full time to cultural sightseeing. Personally I think that a combination of the two is perfect. There is a lot to see, and which is very interesting and fun, in the immediate surroundings which gives visitors the possibility of spending time out and about but still returning home to relax and make the most of being in Camporsevoli.
Camporsevoli offers the unique experience of living in one's own private hamlet. There are many villas for rent in Tuscany, and overall Italy, but I think few offer this experience. The multiple properties available can provide the opportunity for larger groups to spend time together while maintaining some private time for each group. Also all our houses are restored keeping this in mind: multiple groups of families or friends can rent the same house (the larger ones, of course!) and still have some private space if need be.
We, the owners, are on site most of the time (if not on site, on call!) and provide 24/7 assitance. We try to spend some time with all our guests, having drinks together or time by the pool when this is shared. This has created more than one long lasting friendship !
Oh my gosh! The villa was more than we ever dreamed! We are giving
all the info to the travel agent that set up our trip. The only reason we left
early was that we thought we needed two days in Rome(good thing we did)!
I'm so sorry I didn't contact you while we were in Florence but we had to do
all of our "gift shopping" and we were exhausted!! You know, shopping does
that! Thanks for everything!!
Please keep in touch!
We are Italophiles. We also love Provence in southern France and Andelucia in southern Spain. But we deeply love Tuscany and Umbria. We have stayed in many villas and apartments across these countries and sometimes (though rarely) we get really lucky and find uniqueness. Casa del Neri - situated in the hamlet of Camporsevoli - is unique in the most amazing way....picture a hamlet of perhaps 30 buildings, with its own church, which has been in the same family since the late 1700's. Imagine the sense of history, the beauty of the buildings. A hamlet set in magnificent forestry. Italy was founded in 1861. The Grossi family have owned Camporsevoli for longer!
Highlights for us were the setting, the authentic buildings and furnishings. And the incredibly welcoming and helpful Valentina who was our gracious host and most of all the enchanting and utterly unique infinity pool set in the forest. Can you imagine setting off through an enchanted, ancient forest to arrive at the most stunning pool with all the facilities you could want... Looking around 360 degrees at forest! Watching the pool edge apparently running down over the tips of 30 foot trees!
Over years of renting you learn to prioritise, to identify properties that suit your needs. For us, authentic history, stunning buildings, real and honest hosts and a sense of something more than another "holiday let" is what we seek and what is so hard to find. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a pool with a bunch of people outside your door and a hypermarket within spitting distance. It isn't what we want though. What we want is to wake up in a very comfortable bed, to open the shutters and to marvel that we are lucky enough to gaze on something so pure, so evocative, so natural and so unspoilt that you can let your mind wander back two hundred years and know that this is the same stunning view that greeted another riser, on another day centuries ago. It's horses for courses I guess. But if anything I mentioned about Camporsevoli appeals to you, I promise - YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!
We were very much looking forward to our stay but the villa is in great need of an update. Despite wonderful weather the villa was cold and you could not make the most of outside living as the kitchen was a real trek down many stairs to the outside table and sitting areas. The table in the dining room - for eight of us was narrow and woodworm ridden (or that was what it looked like). The chairs were uncomfortable and some in danger of collapsing. Wifi coverage was only available in the dining room and even that was very poor. The pool was not open but even so was a LONG walk away. Beds, bedding and bathrooms all old - and not in a good way. And the villa is a long steep drive to civilisation. I would not really recommend it for any of the groups below.
We had a great week at Casa Del Neri.
We were two families each with small children and there was plenty of space for us all in the villa.
The pool is heavenly. Kids had a great time splashing about. Plenty of water aids and inflatables to borrow which meant that it wasn't a problem that they couldn't touch the bottom.
Valentina made us incredibly welcome and was on hand whenever we needed her.
Thanks for a lovely holiday!
Special interest holidays:
We provide cookery courses on the property, held by the owners at their own residence or in the rental house. Special events and celebrations can be arranged in the hamlet, a reception room is available in the owner's villa. Wine seminars and yoga meetings can also be arranged on the estate.
beaches are not a major feature of the area and are at least 2 and half hours away (along the southern coast of Tuscany)
Closest airport is Perugia, 45 / 60 mins away, connected by lo cost airlines to many european destinations
Florence and Rome are 1 hr 45 mins away and Pisa 2 and half hours
Car hire is essential: it can be arranged at the airport of arrival or in the nearby town of Chiusi, connected to Florence and Rome via easy and fast trains.
Piazze, 3 km
Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano, 8 km
Chiusi 15 km
Montepulciano, Chianciano, Pienza: 45 mins drive
Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Arezzo, Montalcino: 1 hr drive
Siena: 1 hr 15 mins
Rome, Florence: 1 hr 45 mins by car or train from the nearby station of Chiusi
Bed, bath, pool, kitchen linen are included and changed once a week in case of rentals over 7 days, for 1 week rentals extra linen changes are available upon request. A cleaner comes at Casa del Neri once a week for 3 hours and at Il Cipresso twice a week for 3 horus, included in the rental fee, extra hours on demand available.
The closest village, Le Piazze, is 3 km away and holds all necessary services: 3 restaurants (incl a pizzeria), post office, bank, catholic church, pharmacy. The local Coop grocery store, while not huge, carries any basic thing one might need from soaps and similar domestic staples to fruit and vegetables. Piazze boasts one of the best butchers in southern Tuscany !
Cetona and San Casciano dei Bagni are splendid larger villages, with restaurants and more stores, some of which quite unique. San Casciano holds one of the most famous Spa centers, the Centro Termale Fonteverde.
Tennis, horseback riding, pottery, hiking are all available in the immediate surroundings of Camporsevoli, whereas rafting and lake-sailing are about 1 half hours away.
Chiusi is the larger center in the area, with a big city-like supermarket and any other store one might need. It also has a fascinating museum dedicated to its Etruscan heritage, which includes visits to tombs and excavations.
Chianciano has the largest nearest hospital, with all assistance provided. Locations such as Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Arezzo, Montalcino, Montepulciano are all easy day outings.