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Podere CANOVA is a large Tuscan country estate sitting on a hill dominating the Casentino Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in Italy, 50 km south of Florence.

Podere CANOVA is an old stone built farmhouse with a total of 7 bedrooms, situated in the main house on two levels, a Dependance with kitchen corner, private entrance and a nice terrace; 1 room with separate entrance and 1 wooden cottage with terrace - ideal for friends travelling together, groups and family reunions.

Podere CANOVA has a Finnish sauna, large and authentic open fireplace, three big terraces,  a 60m² room for group-meetings with library, CD-Player, 42 Inch Flat Screen SAT-TV and much more and a swimming pool 5 x 10m from where visitors enjoy a magnificent tumbling panorama.

Surrounded by meadows, hills and woods, you can enjoy tranquil walks and relax in absolute peace. In the appropriate times of the year may find plenty of porcini mushrooms and chestnuts.

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With a sweeping view from 700 meters above sea level, it's breathtaking sights awaken your energy and reinvigorate your spirit and mind anew. The property of approx. 30 hectares has a large garden with old chestnut and oak trees. There is a lot of space to chill out and relax.

In front of the house you find three big terraces with tables, chairs and sun beds. Casa Nova accommodates a maximum of 21 people. Additional beds on request.

The discreet English- and German speaking caretakers live in a separate bungalow beside the main house. They take care of the garden and pool during your stay and in case you need any kind of assistance they will be pleased to help you.

Of course they respect also your privacy, if you want to stay by your own.

You can enjoy a breathtaking view down the valley from the 10 x 5m swimming pool, which is situated below the sun terrace. The pool water is treated in a natural way with salt - not with chlorine!

In a shady place next to the pool there is a cosy wooden table with benches, ideal to have a glass of wine at sunset. 

The main house offers a total of 7 bedrooms and has plenty of inside and outside space. The large terraces, two of them roofed over and one open terrace with sun umbrellas are wonderful places for your outside meals, sunbathing, yoga or fitness exercises (on the 140m² roofed terrace), and much more... In front of the kitchen and besides the terrace you also find a barbecue grill.

The dependance keeps a very nice room with a 1,40m double bed, a large wardrobe, table and two chairs, and a kitchen corner. The En-Suite bathroom has shower, sink , WC and a window. It is situated in a separate building with its own entrance and a small covered terrace. From the windows you enjoy a fantastic view down the valley overlooking the pool area.

A PING PONG table and a TABLE FOOTBALL are at disposal of the guests.

Two of the rooms have En-Suite-bathrooms with shower, WC and sink. Another bathroom with two sinks, toilet and shower and a washing machine is situated in the main house on the ground floor. Two bathroom are located on the first floor. Two completely renovated bathrooms with each a large shower, sink and WC are situated in the cosy bathhouse down the terrace. A large bathroom with three sinks and two comfortable showers is situated below the large dining terrace. Next to this washing room is a seperate WC with sink.

Privacy and safeness are guaranteed at Casa Nova and you find yourself in an oasis of calm and tranquility.

The property is situated amidst a southern slope and you can enjoy the fantastic climate here and hiking or just relaxing.

During hot summer periods you can enjoy the pleasant breeze.

The large event terrace is an ideal place to do sports or yoga together and to celebrate parties.

The living room has a large and original open fire place. A wooden table, benches and chairs can accomodate up to 18 people - a perfect gathering place to drink a glas of wine in front of the crackling fire place.

In the lower ground floor there is also a large room, 60m², equipped with table, chairs, bookshelf, SAT-TV, stereo with CD and several table games and another fireplace.

The large professional kitchen is absolutely perfect to cook all together. The kitchen is situated directly in front of the terrace and has every modern comfort, such as microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, 4-flame-stove and large oven with fume hood. You find also espresso machine, American coffee maker, electric water boiler, toaster, mixer, coffee grinder and many other kitchenware as a large number of tableware, pans and pots. In this kitchen there is ample space and cooking together is great fun.

Casa Nova - is an ideal place for everybody who needs a relaxed and harmonic vacation surrounded by the rich tuscan nature.

As a holiday accomodation it is also a starting point for many interesting daytrips such as AREZZO, CORTONA, SIENA, FLORENCE or the fascinating monasteries of LA VERNA and CAMALDOLI. Do not miss a short trip to the river CORSALONE with it´s nice spots, where you can take a bath or a trip to the Casentino National Park, the largest National Park in Italy, practically right at your doorstep.

Among ancient oak woods, pastures, chestnut-trees and furze, the area remains unspoiled, untouched, and rich in natural beauties and in historical and archeological sites. Casa Nova is only a few kilometers distant from the village of POPPI, center of the "Alto Casentino" area, which is rich in castles, hermitages, traditional monasteries, still actively inhabited by monks and pure water springs; everything here seems to be mystic and legendary, in the middle of the wonderful "National Park of Casentino Forests", with its total nature reserves such as "Sasso Fratino" which can boast the greenest and richest in fauna woods in Tuscany. There is a charming catholic church only 800m distant.

AREZZO is only 35km distant and FLORENCE approx. 55km. You can take also the SITA BUS from Poppi to reach the center of FLORENCE. It is a 2 hour panoramic drive which leads over the CONSUMA pass. By car you reach Florence within approx. 1 hour.

There is a 60 m² large living room with SAT-TV, DVD and CD, a table, sofa, chairs (20) and a large bookcase with table games, CD´s and DVD´s.

There are also meditation pillows and gym mats.

The living room can be used also as dining room. Tables and chairs for the whole group are at disposal.

A special feature of Casa Nova is the large sauna with a capacity for 14 people.

A shower and a basin with cold water, table and chairs are situated outside the sauna on the covered terrace.

Located 6km from the medieval town POPPI, you will find shops, restaurants, cafes, pharmacy, public transport to AREZZO and FLORENCEand other conveniences nearby.

In POPPI you find several lovely osterias, pizzerias and restaurants, a GOLF COURT, a Tennis court, groceries, small shops and everything for your daily needs. Only a few kilometers from Poppi in direction AREZZO you find the small town BIBBIENA with a shopping center, several shops and an a charming historic center.


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Year Bedrooms Bathrooms Max Persons Low Mid High
2018 9 8 18 + 2 1500.- €  2750.- €  3125.- € 
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  • Last minute
  • Early Booking discount
  • Saturday
  • Low season:
    from 06-01-2018 to 21-04-2018
    from 29-09-2018 to 22-12-2018
  • Mid season:
    from 21-04-2018 to 23-06-2018
    from 01-09-2018 to 29-09-2018
  • High season:
    from 01-01-2018 to 06-01-2018
    from 23-06-2018 to 01-09-2018
    from 22-12-2018 to 31-12-2018

SEASONS: We have three rental seasons. Right below the Calendar we show the timeframes that apply to this Villa for each season during the year. In general High Season Rates apply July and August. Mid Season Rates apply May, June, September. Low Season Rates apply for the rest of the Year. The weeks of Easter, Christmas and New Year are an exeption and are always considered High Season and in some Villas Mid Season, details on request! During High and Mid Season most rentals accept only Saturday as a starting day. In Low Season, that’s mainly October to April we accept any starting day! All Prices on our website are in Euro. They apply for one week and are for the whole apartment or the whole villa.

LAST MINUTE & EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:  If you think you'll only find budget villas in Tuscany if you plan far in advance -you are wrong !! At our site, we have a multitude of discounted Tuscan rental properties that range from our most exclusive homes to our most popular rentals, giving you the opportunity to stay in wonderful homes, that will give you the deluxe amenities you expect, at an affordable prices. Our Discount Sections (Last Minute & Early Booking)are updated daily. It’s a great way to find budget villas in Tuscany. Look at our last minute Tuscany properties.

DO YOU NEED HELP  to find the right place? Give us the number of bedrooms you need and the dates you want to travel and if you have a preferred region let us know. We will help you to find the Tuscan vacation villa that suit your needs. Looking for a special occasions, a family or group holiday or a spontaneous, romantic getaway? Send us an Email and we will come back with suggestions for you to look at.

HOW TO PAY? You can pay for your rental with a regular money wire from your bank account into one of our accounts.

CREDIT CARD: You want to pay by Credit Card. No problem. We process all Credit Card payments trough Paypal (www.paypal.com). There is a 4% charge (Paypal fees) on top of the amount due. When you do the booking you can choose which way to pay.

Guest comments Podere Canova (5)

Mary Corina Martin, Perth, Australia

Fantastic location, great rooms and gardens. Loved the sauna. Friendly and responsive managers, also very welcoming and helpful for our large group! The kitchen facilities were excellent, likewise the games room.

23 April 2012

Mary Corina Martin, Perth, Australia

Had a wonderful time at the villa. It is a very relaxing place with good amenities and friendly care takers.

19 July 2011

Mary Corina Martin, Perth, Australia

Thank you very much I loved the villa, and had a wonderful time, the catering for my birthday party was an excellent option and the food was delicious. However the only issue I had was that I really didn't know how isolated the location was, that wasn't a problem except we were not prepared enough to organise transport, I think in the advertising of the place that is crucial to say that organising of own transport is essential particularly if there is a large group like ours(19 people). Having said that we all had a wonderful time, I would stay there again! A big thank you for their hospitality!

04 July 2011

v_pathma v_pathma, Berkeley, United States

Podere Canova is nestled in the beautiful hills an hour or so away from the hustle and bustle of Florence. It was nice to come back after a day of touring Florence and be surrounded by views of hills shrouded with trees and fields. A nice relaxing end to an exciting day. There are hiking areas right outside the Villa as the whole place has little hidden tracks around. There is a village some distance from the villa, to get your postcards and other things.. The village is a great place to see the locals without the deluge of tourist everywhere, except for us. The locals were very hospitable and the village itself is full of history, if one looks deeper. I found the location a centralised base to visit all the other interesting places in that part of Italy.

20 September 2008

bienenqueen bienenqueen, San Francisco, United States

We had an unforgettable time at Podere Canova, and rejuvenated and relaxed tremendously within only one week. It is very quiet and peaceful up there, and I could highly recommend this location to people, who need a break from the craziness of this world, want to meditate, regroup, write, or embark on any other kind of creative, artistic endeavor. We felt very comfortable and cozy at this authentic Italian "hacienda", and were able to create our own pace without needing to fit into anyones schedule. We enjoyed the picturesque hikes around the premise, and hung out at the pool in the afternoon, reading, swimming and napping. Since they have a sauna and a cold plunge, it felt like having our own hotspring way up in the Tuscan hills. Once in a while we did trips to the amazing, historic little villages and towns close by, to explore. The owners are very relaxed and hospitable and you can choose to either cook for yourself, or have them take care of your meals. The rooms are cozy, very comfortable and clean. We will definitely spend more time up there in the future, and hopefully bring lots of friends with us next time, since this place is very suitable for big group events. Podere Canova is a total insider tip and I doubt that it would ever be promoted on mainstream tourist sites, so if you read this post - look no further. You won't regret it! We love it and feel grateful for having found it!

26 July 2008