La Fattoria Di Cicogna is a beautiful holiday home with internet and shared pool. The villa / farmhouse / home has a total of nine private units. The property can accommodate up to 44 guests comfortably. Conveniently located 10 km (6 mi) from Terranuova Bracciolini, Italy in the tourist area "Arno Valley" and only 32 km (20 mi) from Arezzo. In nearby towns there are local shops where you can find fresh produce and other items. If you can't find what you need locally, there is a shopping center located 6 km (4 mi) from the property where you can purchase your food and essentials.
What to Expect
When you arrive you’ll find a nice clean well-maintained property perfect for a splendid vacation in Tuscany. After a busy day of visiting museums, spend some time with friends and family poolside enjoying a glass of wine - a perfect way to unwind at the end the day. A real time-saver is having a washing machine on the premises that is available for the guests to use. Many people traveling with friends prefer a multi-unit vacation rental where they can spend time together in the common areas, such as the pool or garden, but still have their own private living quarters with bedroom and bathroom. In addition, each unit has its own kitchen with plenty of utensils, tableware and cutlery.
Most people enjoy visiting nearby cities and towns while on vacation, so for your reference this is a list of popular places with driving distances from the property: Arezzo 32 km (20 mi), Greve In Chianti 43 km (27 mi), Siena 61 km (38 mi), Florence 68 km (42 mi) and Montepulciano 77 km (48 mi). The highway is only 7 km (4 mi) from the villa and there is a train station 6 km (3 mi) away.
Some other major tourist destinations you should consider visiting are: Florence 68 km (42 mi), Viareggio 155 km (96 mi), Forte Dei Marmi 162 km (101 mi), Rome 250 km (155 mi), Venice 312 km (193 mi) and Milan 355 km (220 mi).
Pets Welcome - If your pet is travelling with you on holiday that is not a problem at La Fattoria Di Cicogna. If you have a large dog or multiple pets, please ask for permission prior to booking.
Weddings – La Fattoria Di Cicogna would be a good choice for your wedding venue. All aspects of the wedding can be scheduled with a professional wedding planner including the food, entertainment and floral arrangements. If you need additional rooms for your wedding guests, we can help you find suitable local accommodations. Stop dreaming and start planning your wedding in Tuscany.
Check-In Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Check-Out Time: 08:00 - 10:00
Pool Open: 1 June - 30 September (If you'd like the pool open outside these dates, please make that request prior to booking)
Nearest Airports: Firenze Peretola (Flr) 73 km (45 mi), Pisa (Psa) 133 km (83 mi), Bologna (Blq) 158 km (98 mi), Roma Ciampino (Cia) 256 km (159 mi) and Roma Fiumicino (Fco) 269 km (167 mi).
Professional Chef - Are you looking for a real treat during your holiday? Why not book a professional chef to prepare and serve you a sumptuous meal using local produce? The chef will schedule the meal based on your preferences and dietary requirements. The chef will offer suggestions for the various courses and the wine. Ask for more details and the supplemental costs.
Maid Service - If you'd like maid service during your stay that can be organized by the owner. Inquire for more details about the additional cost.
BOTANIC PARK (Private Garden)
The Parco Della Nave was built in the second half of the 1800s and became part of the landscape, in a period when this widespread style of garden was known as the English or Naturalistic style.
In the main house there is a common room (80 sqm) available on request for the renters (extra cost € 60/day, to be paid in advance with the rent): dining room with fireplace, where 50 people can be accommodated and can eat together.
Attached to this dining area: kitchen (20 sqm) and bathroom. The kitchen is very basic, using a catering company is recommended.
Della Nave Park was built in the second half of the 1800s and became part of the ‘landscape’ gardens founded in Italy from the late 1700s to the late 1800s , a century in which this widespread style of garden was known as the ‘English’ or ‘Naturalistic’ style.
The English garden, free in its appearance and order contrasted with the formal rigid and geometrical style which was typical of the Italian renaissance and baroque period. Introduced by the French architects in their home country as the original ‘French’ gardens, the prototype being the abundant Park of the Versailles Palace.
Very widespread in this era and of great interest to collectors was that they used a great number of special vegetation, usually exotic. It was in fact in fashion to create Exotic botanical gardens and the Parco Della Nave is a symbolic example with its rare and extremely interesting Botanical collection.
The plants found commonly today in the garden that were to become an integral part of the Tuscan landscape arrived therefore in this manner on our land often with surprisingly aesthetic results.
In the Parco Della Nave the predominant style of he collection is testimonial to the considerable amount of species of trees found (120), not to mention the high number (more than 700 alone are long trunked trees). Plants come from all over the world and today can be found in specialist nurseries. However in the era when the park was built were rare and difficult to find.
Indeed, the owner Ferdinando Della Nave, a botanical expert and the creator and designer of the park restored relationships that were greatly beneficial with other passionate and celebrated botanics of the era. They were either Florentines (Mercatelli) of foreigners but above all English, Belgian and French (Vilmorin).
His scientific background and his intuition allowed them to use the most suitable plants either foreign or local for the pedological and climatic conditions. He dedicated his life to the most interesting Botanical collections not to mention a park so exclusive and refined in a relatively extensive space (around 32 000mq).
The Botanical Garden
In the 18th and 19th centuries exotic plants were introduced in England because its climate lent itself to the acclimatisation of species that came from colonial estates.
As a consequence of the acclimatisation, the plants entered into the European flower market.
The big store was from America: Sequoia, Taxdium, Magnolie, Chamaecyparis, Fagus, Aceri, Quercus etc. and the Far East (China and Japan): Gingko, Metasequoia, Criptomeria, Thuia, Salix babilonica, Nespolo, Camelie etc.
Many of these species are present in the Parco Della Nave with specimens that have dimensions and stems that arouse wonder and admiration; see some of the cedar conifers (Cedrus atlantica, deodara and libani) and the bald cypress trees (Taxodium Disticum), on the banks of the man-made lake with almost unreal chromatic results.
Also, the vegetation that surrounds the lake is rendered very particular (green in Spring, yellow in the Summer and golden in the Autumn) by using the ‘tree of three coins’ (Gingko biloba) already experimented with and used successfully by the architect Poggi in the second half of the 1800s in Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence. Worth noting is also the use of the American walnut grove (Liquidambar Styraciflua) at the lake to create the effect of autumn foliage.
Most recently, up until the 1940s, the park was enriched with another exotic species - the Metasequoia (metasequoia glyptostroboiedes Hu & Cheng) discovered in China during the Second World. Beforehand it was only known about through fossils and due to its elegant form and dense foliage it was introduced in Europe as an ornamental plant. Amongst the specimens, some of the most "ancient" exist here in Italy.
Finally, great admiration is aroused by the gigantic centuries old Sequoia (Sequoiadendron Giganteum B.) unfortunately partly damaged by lightning which stands more than 35 metres tall with a circumference spanning more than 5.2 metres. It is included in the category of “Monumental Italian Trees”.
The monumental tree
The tree pictured in the photograph (Sequoiadendron Giganteum B.) is taller than 35 metres, has a 5.20 metre circumference, is over one hundred years old and is one of the “monumental trees of Italy”.
Swimming-pool 12x6, depth 1.1, open from june to September, kept lighted every evening, deck-chairs, tables and garden umbrellas, outdoor hot and cold shower .
Parking Kids area