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Surrounded by olive trees and vineyards and only 6 km from the crystal-clear Mediterranean, La Casa Toscana is a beautiful, restored 18th century Tuscan farmhouse on ‘La Strada del Vino’ between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri. The region is known as Etruscan Coast, most famous for its Super Tuscan wines, culinary excellence, cycling routes, and sandy beaches.

The property has two levels: the bottom, where my family and I live and where I teach my cooking classes; the top, where we have two spacious apartments for rent. During your stay at La Casa Toscana we hope you will sense our Italian hospitality and the feeling of having found your home away from home!


Both apartments are located at the upper level of La Casa Toscana and have an independent entrance. Each apartment is 90 square meters (970 square feet) with two bedrooms, a spacious living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. They are furnished with our family’s antique pieces to give you the same personal feeling that we have in our own home.
Air conditioning and wifi connection are provided for free.

During your stay you will have full access to our one hectare (2 acres) garden, where you can find an olive orchard, fruit trees, fresh herbs and typical plants of  the lush Mediterranean vegetation. The garden is surrounded by vineyards and the beautiful view of the rolling hills around the perched medieval village of Castagneto Carducci. Gather at sunset to admire the spectacular changing of lights and colors as the sun disappears beyond the horizon.

Apartment Torre

This spacious apartment is perfect for two couples or families with up to 3 children, as it provides two generously sized bedrooms where an extra bed can easily be accommodated. The apartment is 90 mq (970 square feet) with a big living room 25 mq (270 square feet), a well-equipped kitchen, a large bathroom, and 2 spacious bedrooms.
The apartment overlooks the medieval tower and the Tuscan countryside ending into the Mediterranean Sea.

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, air conditioning

✔︎  Accommodates: 4- 5
✔︎  Bedrooms: 2
✔︎  Bathrooms: 1
✔︎  Well equipped kitchen and living room
✔︎  1 double bed
✔︎  2 twin beds convertible into double bed
✔︎  Bed linen and towels
✔︎  Baby cot
✔︎  Fire place
✔︎  Private cooking classes

Apartment Castello

This apartment is perfect for families with up to 2 children or for 2 couples, offering added privacy with 2 separate bathrooms. The apartment is 90 mq (970 square feet) with a big living room (25 mq – 270 square feet), a well-equipped kitchen, and 2 spacious bedrooms, each one equipped with its own private bathroom for your convenience.
One of the apartment’s highlights is its picturesque view of the charming village of Castagneto with a view on the medieval castle. In the evenings, you can enjoy the enchanting sight of the village illuminated by hundreds of sparkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 living room, air conditioning

✔︎  Accommodates: 4
✔︎  Bedrooms: 2
✔︎  Bathrooms: 2
✔︎  Well equipped kitchen and living room
✔︎  1 double bed
✔︎  2 twin beds convertible into double bed
✔︎  Bed linen and towels
✔︎  Baby cot
✔︎  Private cooking classes

Amenities and Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wifi Internet
  • Washing machine

The Space of the Garden

  • Outdoor Dining Space
  • Foosball Table
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Free Covered Parking
  • Covered Bike Storage

The Space of Each Apartment

  • Accommodates: 4- 5
  • Well equipped kitchen and living room
  • Bathrooms: 1 in Apt Torre, 2 in Apt Castello
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Beds: 1 double bed + 2 twin beds convertible into double bed

Additional Amenities Available

  • Bed linen and towels
  • Baby cot
  • Bocce court
  • Private cooking classes
  • Large fenced garden

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • French

Attraction within 150 Kms

    Castagneto Carducci 2,7 km; Bolgheri 10 km; Suvereto 23 km; Populonia 27 km; Massa Marittima 56 km; Volterra 50 km; San Gimignano 80 km; Pisa 80 km; Lucca 102 km; Firenze 130 km; Siena 150 km


    Airport : Pisa 80 km; Firenze 130 km; Roma 258 km
    Train Station : 4,8 km
    Highways: 4 km
    Shops and services: Donoratico 2,9 km; Castagneto 2,5 km


Whether you are interested in food and wine, cycling, swimming, family activities, or just relaxing, La Casa Toscana is the perfect place for you!

Discover the nature and culture of the Etruscan coast: a region dotted with towers, medieval villages and castles; sandy beaches lined with a pine forest; some of Italy’s best wines, Sassicaia and Ornellaia, a legend in the story of wine making.

Historic cities such as Pisa, Volterra, Populonia and San Gimignano are just a short distance away, for the perfect day trip.

If you are a bicycle enthusiast, incredible cypress-lined cycling routes lie just outside our door. My French husband and I are lifelong cyclists and we will be happy to direct you to the best itineraries, including some spectacular gravel roads, known as the strade bianche. If time permits, perhaps we can even cycle together!

The beach, great for children as the water is shallow, is only 6 km or 10 minutes by car. Enjoy the several bars and excellent restaurants along the seaside.

On top of the hill, overlooking the Mediterranean, the old village of Castagneto Carducci is only 20-minute walk from the house. This quiet, charming village offers all the services (pharmacy, bank with ATMs, etc.) as well as a fascinating history to discover. Get lost in its old streets and winding alley ways; peak your head into the medieval castle and visit quaint Italian specialty shops. You’ll also find several beautiful restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious bruschetta antipasto with a glass of local wine all the while soaking in that breathtaking view.

Donoratico, 4 km from the property, is a modern town offering supermarkets, a variety of shops and the railway station with access to the main cities (Rome, Pisa, Florence).

The magical village of Bolgheri is only 10 km away, at the end of the famous Viale dei Cipressi (Cypress Avenue) celebrated by one of the major Italian poets, Giusué Carducci. The entrance is dominated by a red brick castle, still belonging to the old noble family living there since 1200. This enchanting village offers several small restaurants, taverns, wine shops and local specialties.