Villa Cassia di Baccano
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This hilltop Tuscan resort is set on a former olive oil farm with panoramic countryside views
- It's a 30-minute drive from Arezzo and an hour’s drive from Florence
- The gardens are lined with fruit trees filled and there is an outdoor pool
- Apartments have kitchenettes and living areas
Villa Cassia di Baccano, which offers self-catering accommodation close to the wine-growing Chianti region and the Casentino valley, has panoramic views of its surrounding Tuscan countryside. Set on a hilltop at the foot of the Pratomagno mountain range, this rural resort occupies a traditional red-painted villa and adjacent mill house, which was once part of a working olive oil farm.
It’s well placed for exploring the local area, less than 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of San Giustino Valdarno, and a 30-minute drive from both The Mall designer shopping outlet and Arezzo -- “best known for the magnificent Piero della Francesca frescoes in the church of San Francesco” (Fodor’s). Rapolano Terme, with its natural hot springs, is around 45 minutes’ drive from the resort, whilst “the glorious medieval city” (Rough Guide) of Siena, and Florence, are around an hour's drive away.
A buffet breakfast, along with lunch and dinner, is served in the old mill. The dining room is set beneath the brick vaulted ceilings and features sofas, a library and French doors opening onto the gardens. There is a seasonal outdoor pool, lined with fruit trees, overlooking the surrounding hills, and the staff are on hand to help with vineyard tours, restaurant tips and booking outdoor activities, including hiking and horseback riding.
Apartments are decorated in neutral tones with wooden floors. All have living areas and kitchenettes. Higher tariff rooms have 4-poster beds, terraces, private entrances and fireplaces, whilst family apartments are spread over two floors. Sofabeds are available. Wi-Fi is free.