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About Anna Crawford
Anna and James Ross found home in Arceno some twenty years ago and have never left this little piece of paradise. Having busy lives in the cosmopolitan cities of London and Milan, they enjoy the serenity and tranquillity that Arceno and Tuscany offer. As founders of Arceno Rentals Club, born out of their own experience in renting their property as a holiday rental, they aim to make their Guests feel as welcomed and contented in their Tuscan home as they do and enjoy the charms and experiences of the true Tuscan lifestyle.
Anna Crawford purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Anna Crawford chose Castelnuovo Berardenga
THE ESTATE OF VILLA ARCENO The private exclusive estate of Arceno is 1000 hectares of forest, vineyards, olive groves, cypress avenues, dotted with traditional farmhouses 'the Casali', of which, some are enigmatic ruins awaiting restoration. Villa Casanova proudly belongs to this little piece of paradise, history, culture, unique expriences offered by the territory will make a vacation a unique experiece. The 'main Villa' of the estate dates from the 16th century with its own chapel, romantic park and lake. Its original owners would have managed the estate directing the workers who once lived in the Casali. Casanova once a working Casale is now with modern benefits for those who wish to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Chianti.
What makes this Villa unique
The region is stuffed with history, art, food and wine. With Italy’s excellent road network, in Tuscany Florence, San Giminiano, le Crete, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Arezzo and in Umbria Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Todi are within easy reach for day trips. Restaurants, wine tours, visits to the nearest towns and hamlets in Tuscany to breath in art and history, sports and more. Around Arceno, the nearby little towns offer all kind of Italian cooking, from the traditional “trattoria” that offers the most typical Tuscan food to a Michelin starred restaurant. A favourite restaurant is ‘La Bottega del Trenta’ in Villa a Sesta for a fantastic fine food experience and a warm welcome by Hélène the owner. While Arceno is blessed by fantastic wines produced on the estate, in the surrounding territory there are some other wine producers whose mantra is “excellency”. A visit to these cellars and vineyards cannot go amiss during a vacation in Tuscany. During the year the territory offers events whose roots stem from the past. The famous ‘Palio’ horse race is the main event in Siena held twice annually on 2nd July and the 16th August. Some of the experiences to live in full are in May the “Millemiglia” through Siena, an ancient car racing from north to south of Italy and making a stop in Piazza del Camp, in October the “Eroica”, a cycling race inspired bu the values of a noble sport as interpreted in the past and the “Ecomaratona” a marathon that runs through the vineyards of Arceno. When visiting Siena around these dates, Arceno Rentals Club can arrange the purchase of tickets, for an ‘unparalleled experience'! A car or a small van for bigger groups are necessary to travel around and all areas of the estate are reached by ‘strade bianche’, literally, white roads which are unpaved. Although most are public these roads are quiet, allowing walking, cycling and jogging in peace along with horseriding. The area is also popular with cyclists and motorcyclists.
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Perfect house to relax, away from it all, the epitome of Tuscany, service and cleaninsess impeccable. A gem to share with your family and friends. Thank you for having hosted us.
The true essence of Chianti
We have explored Chianti and the Siena region while staying at Villa Casanova for few nights. In the house everything is planned with care and attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed it and one of the best experiences of our vacation. Highly recommended also for the outstanding concierge service provided.
A Beautiful Peaceful Villa
We had a wonderful 1 week stay at Villa Casanova in May 2019.
Everything was as described and better. Although the location maybe difficult to find for some, the journey is well worth the travels. The Villa is located close (short drive) to all the major tourist sites we wanted to visit, as well as some smaller excellent towns that we would never have thought to visit had we not been local.
Anna and Ross were sure to follow up with us to make sure we arrived safely, and Gaia was helpful and a wealth of knowledge for any information required. She responded quickly whenever we needed to contact her by text.
The entire grounds are well maintained and the views are safe and immaculate. The welcome basket took care of us for a few days and we had no problem getting the supplies we needed for our vacation. Villa Casanova is very cozy and comfortable. All appliances were easy to use and the laundry was a welcome surprise . Although our weather wasn't perfect, it afforded us the opportunity to use the fireplace to enjoy our evenings. the firewood was easily accessed and easy to use.
I would highly recommend this beautiful Villa to anyone!
A marvellous stay!
The Villa is provate and located well within the outstanding estate of Arceno. We chose this villa as we know the place very well, having stayed in different houses. This time it was only two of us and decided for a smaller villa. What a bijou house, nothing is missing, cozy and with special attention to details. The garden and the outside terrace are a unique space to enjoy. At our arrival Gaia was waiting for us at the entrance to Arceno and took us to the house, a fantastic welcome basket and selected wines made our arrival a great one. We will be back next year, once again.
A magic spot in the heart of Tuscany
Villa Casanova has been our abode for the last part of our holiday and we have found it exceptionally welcoming and well appointed. Equipped with all comforts and with the services provided by the team of Arceno Rentals, we have been able to enjoy thoroughly the house, the exceptionally beautiful estate of Arceno and the surrounding area. The house offers tranquillity and privacy and at the same time we could easily reach the most famous towns and villages within easy distance Siena, Cortona, Sam Gimignano, on our last day we even visited Florence. We shall return in summer, the garden, the pool and the views make this property a unique find. It is extremely well managed, thank you Anna and Gaia for being there for us with your precious suggestions.
Peaceful property with lovely views
We loved having the incredible welcome basket upon arrival. The house was clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday. It was great having housekeeping after 5 days. I highly recommend Casanova!!!
Famous for food and wine there are many places to go, to discover the flavours of Chianti. As passive or active participants, you may either eat and drink the local produce or take cooking lessons or learn about wine making at source. The more active may have a round of golf or go horse riding. There are thermal spas or the seaside should sheer relaxation be preferred. Packed full of history and art, an almost endless list of galleries, exhibitions, museums, churches, palaces and other secrets await to be discovered.
San Gusmè is the nearest village from Villa Casanova for lunch or coffee at one of the local bars and restaurants with panoramic views towards Siena and the ‘Torre del Mangia’.
A favourite restaurant is ‘La Bottega del Trenta’ in Villa a Sesta for a fantastic fine food experience and a warm welcome by Hélène the owner.
One of the main events in Siena is the famous ‘Palio’ horse race held annually on 2nd July and the 16th August. If visiting Siena around these dates Arceno Rentals Club can arrange the purchase of tickets, for an ‘unparalleled experience'!
From Villa Casanova there are views over Chianti towards Monte Amiata the highest peak in the area. A car is necessary to travel around and all areas of the estate are reached by 'strade bianche’, roads which are unpaved. Although most are public these roads are quiet, allowing walking, cycling and jogging in peace.
The region is stuffed with history, art, food and wine. With Italy’s excellent road network, in Tuscany Florence, San Giminiano, le Crete, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Arezzo and in Umbria Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Todi are within easy reach for day trips.