Tuscany Cook

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The 19th century Villa originally was a monastery. For five generations it has belonged to the Cascino family who restored it and started to host events like weddings, painting, theatre, tango courses and cooking classes. The luxuriant garden surrounding the Villa has secular plants that give you the opportunity to eat “al fresco” and a small delighftul consacrated chapel to provide a quiet corner for private meditation. From the big garden you have a stunning views of the gentle rolling hills that lead to the ancient towers of S.Gimignano. The garden gives access to the swimming pool. Inside the Villa is very spacious and… all for your personal use! On the first floor there is a large dining room and a huge living room with sofas and a stone fireplace. The kitchen with a traditional tuscan fireplace and the old marble table used to prepared bread and pasta fresca, evokes the past! On the ground floor of the Villa, there is a large, well-equipped kitchen only for your cooking lessons!

accommodation

The cooking course includes accommodation based on two people sharing a double room with a private bathroom. Single people are provided with a double bedroom for single use. There is no extra charge, but the bathroom is beside the room. Daily rooms service are not included but can be arranged on request with an extra fee.

rooms

The Villa has nine spacious antique furnished double bedrooms. Named after the flowers of the garden, each room has its own character that combine to create a cosy atmosphere to make you feel completely at home. Some rooms have enclosed bathrooms and some beds can be made up as twins. From every window, you can admire the natural beauty of the Chianti valley.

swimming pool

The wide swimming pool (16 x 6,50 m) overlooking the vineyards will invite you to a fresh and relaxing swim. There is plenty of opportunity for creating one’s own secluded corner so you can spend your holidays in complete relaxation. The nearby fields will invite you to have a walk or follow the trekking paths nearby.

surroundings

Fattoria Bacìo is 35 km from Florence and 6 km from Certaldo. It is surrounded by many historical cities such as Certaldo, Boccaccio’s birth place, the authour of Decamerone; S.Gimignano famous for its 15 medieval towers; Montelupo Fiorentino famous for its ceramics production dating back to the Middle Ages; Colle Val d’Elsa, the italian capital of glassware. Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci’s birth place and its interesting museum.

La casina (Sleeps 2 people)

In oasis of peace, 30 m distance from Fattoria Bacìo, lies a fine small red brick house surrounded by olive groves.
From the big terrace, with its tiled floor there is a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills.
The apartment is composed of a living room with a kitchen corner and a fireplace, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The apartment is heated by electric stoves.
The swimming pool (16m x 6.50m) situated in a splendid scenic site is shared with all guests.

Palavigne S (Sleeps 2 people)

Immersed in the characteristic countryside of Tuscany, amongst olive groves, cypresses and vineyards, at 300m distance from Fattoria di Bacìo, this small wonderfully restored stone house with woodbeamed ceilings and terracotta floors is ideal for a couple.
It comes with a living room with kitchen corner, 1 double room, 1 bathroom with shower. The furniture combines antique and modern pieces. The apartment has central heating.
The swimming pool (16m x 6.50m), situated in the garden of Villa Bacìo, is in a splendid scenic site and is shared with all guests.

Azalea (Sleeps up to 4 people)

This lovely restored farm house with woodbeamed ceilings and tiled floors is situated in the garden of Villa Bacìo the main building. Although Casa Azalea shares the same big garden with other guests, the beautiful Azaleas give the opportunity for creating one’s own secluded corner. The apartment is composed of a living room, a large kitchen with a characteristic fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower. The apartment has independent heating.
The swimming pool (16m x 6.50m) situated in a splendid scenic site is shared with all guests.

Oliveta (Sleep 4 people)

Located at 30 metres distance from Villa Bacìo, this nice farm house surrounded by olive groves has been restored in the authentic Tuscan style. Downstairs there is a large living room with characteristic fire place used in the past by the old farmers, a sofa bed and a dining-room corner. From the kitchen there is access to a paved garden. It offers the opportunity to eat alfresco and to enjoy the countryard sight. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms with shower.
The swimming pool (16m x 6.50m) situated in a splendid scenic site is shared with all guests.