Casetta

San Vincenzo a Torri, Florence
Bed & Breakfast


A Tuscan idyll for sybarites and for cyclists, cooks, hikers, riders… The approach alone, via a statuesque cypress drive, is heart-stirring

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

You’d better stay a week as it’s hard to stray far from this expertly restored old farmhouse, its olive grove and hamlet-dotted views – and charming Xenia at the helm.

Cook makes breads, cakes, anything you like, for breakfast, in the loggia or out under the umbrella; you’ve the immaculate garden to stroll in – terracotta pots spilling white geraniums; a lawn sloping down to the lovely pool to plunge in and lounge by. Bedrooms and bathrooms simply require you to linger. You can lunch and dine here too, on local and organic food, much of it from Xenia’s prolific garden, cooked with great flair and home-grown olive oil, Mediterranean style.

When you’re ready to strike out, Xenia can tailor things: a visit to Florence, a tour of the Chianti region, maybe a cookery class, a bike or horse ride – and why not splash out on a balloon flight?

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We think you'll love

  • The deep sense of peace and quiet
  • Your hostess Xenia and her versatile approach to life
  • Being surrounded by classic Tuscan countryside
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You should know

  • The slope down to the pool is quite steep
  • You need to drive for dining out

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-10pm
Check out
By 11am
Closed
23 October to 15 November; 21 December to 8 January.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Dinner, 3 courses, €32. Lunch, 2 courses, €28. Restaurants 5-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €230
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €50 per person per night.
5 Doubles
From €230

Reviews

Wonderful any time of year, and April at Casetta is exceptional! – It has an understated elegance, a cozy feel, & all you need to relax & unwind. Walk among the olive groves, explore the countryside by e-bike, sip wine by the large pool while the sun sets, OR get your city ‘fix’ by catching the nearby tram for a quick trip to Florence. Xenia is an incredible hostess -- offering endless ideas about places to explore/restaurants to try – but I really loved the fresh, home-cooked meals at Casetta too. I’d recommend Casetta whether you’re traveling alone or with a group – you’ll keep coming back!

Maria, Durham

Fantastic stay- excellent hospitality, excellent amenities, stunning location.

George, London

This beautifully renovated farmhouse is surrounded by olive groves and woodland and the views of the Tuscan hillside are breathtaking. The rooms are furnished to a very high standard. The food is delicious with the emphasis on organic cooking where a lot of the ingredients are sourced from the farm. The situation of Casetta is ideal to tour the Tuscan countryside and at the end of the day you can relax at the farmhouse and swim in the saltwater pool. Xenia is truly an amazing host: she cannot do enough to help, is never intrusive, and does her very best to ensure your needs are met.,

Felicity, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

All the finery of Florence is only 14k away but do take the last section of winding unpaved road through ilex woods to Casetta at the right speed to enjoy. The white roads and trails that link the area’s olive groves and ancient hamlets are great for exploring on foot or saddle and Xenia provides excellent info on all things regional, including great food. The Chianti wine region begins here and she’s an expert on vineyards and tastings too.

Local points of interest from Xenia Lemos

  • I'm happy to help customise day trips, give directions and suggest great places to eat . I can also arrange In-house holistic treatments including Massage, Pedicures and Manicures.
  • At Casetta we have an in house chef who prepares delicious typical Italian meals and we also provide a refrigerator stocked with drinks available for purchase. Laundry service is available for an additional fee & pool heating is available for an extra cost
  • We can organise cooking classes for anyone that wishes to discover the secrets of our Tuscan cuisine. Accompanied by our chefs you will personally create traditonal and typical recipes. Immersed in fun, you will become Italian Chefs for a day!
  • Nearby one can do wine tasting, horseriding, fishing, golf, tennis and fly in a hot air balloon over Chianti. I'd be happy to organise anyone of these for you.
  • Do venture out hiking through woods, orchards, olive groves, vineyards, fields of sunflowers where nature will flood your heart.
  • Our motto here at Casetta is "An invitation to explore your senses........"

Introducing

Xenia Lemos

Xenia is an impeccable host; attentive, immensely practical and knowledgeable, and delightfully relaxed. She’s happy to chat or you may spot her driving a tractor or pruning olive trees. The Lemos family - from Greece originally - have owned Casetta since 1969, restoring it with minute attention to tradition and comfort. Since 1995 Xenia (her name means ‘hospitality’) has shared the fruits of their labours with guests, who just keep coming back