Villa Caterina is a newly built house with a large park and a swimming pool for exclusive use of our guests. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers, beach chairs, sun garden umbrellas, tables and chairs, in addition, there is a hi-fi to relax sunbathing with your favourite music.
In one corner of the swimming pool area, a shower with hot water heated by the sun is installed. For sports lovers, inside the wooden cabin, you will find 4 Mountain Bike to take full advantage of the streets and paths of the National Park of Casentino Forests.
The car parking is located inside the property and is accessible through a gate which opens automatically. If you enjoy barbecue, you can find one in concrete equipped with firewood, and for aspiring pizza makers, there is also a wood-burning oven. Next to the entrance of the house, there is a wrought iron veranda under which a round table is placed, it is ideal for 12 people and perfect for large outdoor lunches and dinners together with your friends or family. In the garden, there is also a tennis table. The interior of the house offers two fully equipped kitchens, six bedrooms and four bathrooms (towels and bed linen are included in the price). The house is decorated with care and with fine furniture, it offers free Wi-Fi and televisions include satellite channels and DVD player. Villa Caterina is a great starting point to visit the whole Tuscany, as it is only a 1-hour drive from Florence.
We wanted a house suitable for 3 generations on a relaxing vacation together, and that is what we got...and more! Lots of space both inside and outside, a great and child-friendly pool, nicely kept surroundings and a beautiful view of the mountains. Furthermore, our host was very friendly and always helpful. So all in all it lived very much up to our expectations.
This holiday was great!! We celebrated our mon's 50's birthady here. Everyday was perfeet weather. We visited in florence ,Poppi, Arezzo,Siena ecc..We had wine tasting cooking course and one night Linda beatiful cook was here and Made delicious dinner . Now we are relaxed and we can ho backup to cold and rain Firland.
Great place, we got room for every body, the house was clean , the pool great too. It was successful Holliday
We have spent a beautiful week in this fantastic villa, we enjoyed all benefits: especially the pool(70%), the bycicle(10%), the barbecue (10%), the big sound table(10%) It's a perfect place to relax, to spend a perfect holiday,we 'll not forget it. Thank You
Restaurants:You have to eat at the restaurant “Da Paola” in Lonnano at least one evening, which is a 5-minute walk from Villa Caterina. It is a family style restaurant that is open by reservation only. Once reserved a table, Paola will serve you excellent homemade tortelli and ravioli, following the ancient Tuscan recipe handed down from one generation to another.
Other restaurants where you can eat are: “I 4 Cantoni” in Pratovecchio, the "Pizzeria da Vincenzo" in Stia and the restaurant "La Torricella" in Poppi.
If you enjoy playing golf, a 9-hole golf course is available in Poppi.
In Poppi, you can also visit the park Zoo with your children.
The Casentino is a valley full of medieval histories and much more, here is what you can see and visit in some towns of the valley:
- Stia: do not lose the opportunity to visit the castle of Porciano, Piazza Tanucci and the Palagio Fiorentino.
- Pratovecchio: do not miss a visit at the Castle of Romena where Dante Alighieri lived during his exile.
- Poppi: its Castle and its old town are a must.
- Bibbiena: very nice old town.
- Chiusi della Verna: the sanctuary of La Verna, where St. Francis of Assisi lived, is worth a visit.
Leaving from Villa Caterina and continuing along the uphill road, after about fifteen kilometres, you will reach the Sacred Hermitage of Camaldoli.
In addition to all the places that Casentino offers, you can visit the cities of Florence and Arezzo which are just one hour drive from Pratovecchio. In an hour and a half drive, you can reach Cortona, Siena and San Gimignano, and in two hours drive you can reach Pisa.