The Fattoria Della Nave is surrounded by a beautiful botanical park and is comprised of a large main villa and a lovely restored farmhouse.
This noble villa in Tuscany is home to the heirs of the Della Nave family every summer and has been in their family since 200 years.
The main villa's construction from the 18th century is still evident; during the years it has been modified but always maintaining its original character.
250 metres above sea level at Pratomagno's declivity, in the heart of Tuscany, the villa is part of the ancient Cicogna castle.
The farmhouse portion of the property has been thoroughly renovated and all of its apartments are comfortable and luminous and have separate entrances as well as private outdoor areas furnished with table and chairs.
The recently restructured apartments maintain the typical Tuscan country spirit and style and are fully furnished: sat-TV, washing machine, fridge, heating, bath with shower, kitchens (or cooking area).
Some apartments have a fire place and all are furnished in rustic Tuscan style and according to the architectural surroundings.
Distances The nearest villages are Terranuova Bracciolini and Montevarchi, approx. 5 km. Florence 40 km, Siena 60 km, Arezzo 25 km, Cortona 40 km, San Gimignano 40km.
At Guest’s Disposal In the main house there is a common room (size 80 sqm) available for the renters (€ 70 per day): dining room with fireplace, with kitchen (size 20 sqm) and bathroom, where 50 people can be accommodated and can dine together.
Swimming-pool 12x6 m, depth 1.1 m, open from june to September, kept lighted every evening, with deck-chairs, tables and garden umbrellas, outdoor hot and cold shower.
INTERNET wi-fi (not Adsl) is available in the reception and in the pool area.
There is a Botanical Park (Private Garden) on the property:
The Parco Della Nave was built in the second half of the 1800s and became part of the "landscape" gardens founded in Italy from the late 1700s to the late 1800s , a century in which this widespread style of garden was known as the "English" or "Naturalistic" style.
This was a period of diffusion and an area of interest for the Collectionists when several species of exotic plants were used.
During this period it was the fashion to create “Gardens of acclimatization" for exotic plants and Della Nave Garden is a typical example of this; with its interesting and rare botanic collection including 700 forest trees and 120 species covering a 32.000 metre area.
The various characteristics of the different species of trees create a wonderful sight/scene for all seasons throughout the year. During Autumn in particular there is the golden yellow Gingko Biloba, originating from China, the iridescent red of the Taxodium Disticum from North America and the brilliant green of the Japanese Criptomerie. The Sequoia from North America and the Lemon trees from Libano and Marocco never fail to create a stir. The tree pictured in the photograph (Sequoiadendron Giganteum B.) is taller than 35 metres, has a 5.20 metre circumference, is over one hundred years old and is one of the “monumental trees of Italy
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Charateristic unit, once the villas cellar and henhouse.
Ground floor: very bright, double bedroom, living-room with kitchenette (microwave) and sofa for two convertible into a single bed. Brick-tiled floors, ancient wooden beams on the ceilings and rustic original stone walls.
Private outdoor area with table and chairs.
Private washing-machine, sat TV, phone, iron and iron board.Get the full listing »