This accommodation will offer you a charming and unforgettable setting for an ideal vacation. You will find in it all the rustic charm and captivating elegance of Residenza Strozzi and will be taken by the sights and smells of the elegant hillsides of Corbignano: the perfect window on the famous “Tuscan lifestyle”.
It is about 100 mq large, on two levels: on the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom, a living room and a dining room that overlooks a close, private and large courtyard with the well (il pozzo), plants and flowers, tables where you can have breakfast or dinner, chairs, sun chairs, BBQ. Here you can rest and enjoy the privacy and the peace of the beautiful countryside with olive trees, cypresses and pine trees.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms with view on Florence and another bathroom.
Easy access to city centre by bus, safe and free parking available, ten minutes from the centre of Florence, and the views are pure Tuscan.
Casa del Pozzo is situated in Corbignano on the hill of Settignano in the area east of Florence. Settignano, a small village in the striking location of the Florentine hills, has its origins in the legend of its founder, Settimio Severo, Roman Emperor. From the Renaissance on, Settignano has been inhabited by many stone cutters who work the local limestone.
The workshops of the stone carvers of Settignano and Corbignano like those of Benedetto da Maiano or Desiderio of Settignano, produced many precious works of art, like Michelangelo who lived here in his youth. Casa del Pozzo is located along the path of the stone cutters, an ancient path that the cutters used to go back and forth to the quarries of Maiano.
Today Corbignano is completed immersed in the Fiorentine suburb, and is part of the ANPIL of Mensola (Natural Protected Area of Local Interest), rich in itineraries of art and nature and trekking trails. This territory offers characteristic landscapes of silent, rolling hills, dotted with olive groves and groups of cypress trees that surround the many historical villas built on its hill.
Settignano has always been considered the perfect place for periods of rest, study, and meditation. Many famous Italians and foreigners were born or have lived here like Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Tommaseo, Raffaello Morghen, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Eleonora Duse, Aldo Palazzeschi, Telemaco Signorini, Augusto Novelli, Leo Stein, Bernardo Berenson, and Mark Twain.