Locanda Casanuova

+39 0559 500027

Generous simplicity and organic farm cooking in this rustic Tuscan farm with library, yoga, family apartments and natural lily-dotted pool


19 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

The beauty of simplicity is their motto. Casanuova was once a monastery, then an orphanage…. now the Besançons work hard on the production of their organic wine and olive oil here, along with cookery and yoga classes. They are a hospitable family: fresh menus are chalked up on the board each day; meals, served at large tables under the vines, are happy events, open to the public. Off the refectory is a library where you can pore over trekking maps at a big round table. Just a short stroll from the house are two apartments for self-caterers, one up, one down. But we recommend the B&B rooms, spotless and charming, furnished with natural fabrics (no TVs) and with a serenely monastic air; bathrooms are equally delightful. This is a real family business: Ursula and Thierry have made it what it is today and their sons will create the future. Wander the delightful garden with its green corners, inviting terraces and a secret herb garden. Best of all, in a clearing in the woods, is an enchanting place for swimming, a natural, self-cleansing pool with lily pads, surrounded by decking.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

November to March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast €10 for apartments. Dinner €30-€35. Wine €12-€50. Restaurant 7km.


Nightly price
from €80
1 Apartment for 2
From €80
1 Apartment for 4
From €110
12 Doubles
From €100
4 Singles
From €80



We expected it would be a nice hotel in the hills of Chianti and our expectations were exceeded. It is a beautiful location, quiet and pastoral (although our GPS got confused getting us there). The staff was pleasant and helpful. Given the relatively remote location it made sense to have meals there and we were impressed by the delicious food. Since the weather was perfect, eating outdoors was particularly enjoyable. We wish we could have stayed a week. A drive through the forest to Greve in Chianti on market day was particularly pleasant.

Richard, San Francisco

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Besançon Family

  • Hall with wooden floor for meetings & events. Especially for groups, weddings and parties!
  • We offer cooking classes for traditional tuscan food.
  • Free Yoga classes in the morning with Ulla Besançon.