Podere la Casaccia

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Poppi apartments farm stay in Casentino

The Podere La Casaccia (La Casaccia Farm) is an antique rural settlement, which still today contains obvious signs of its traditional county past.
Located in the Alto Casentino hills, at the feet of which runs the Arno River, the place is framed by views of the Poppi and Romena medieval castles, with the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests from Mount Falterona to the sanctuary of Verna.
The farm extends for 20 hectares which at one time were cultivated principally for grains, orchards and vineyards, while the residential complex is made up of four buildings: one of these, today restored and used as a residence, was once utilized as the drier for the tobacco cultivated in the plains below.
Today the Podere La Casaccia has aimed its own biological cultivation towards the trees (walnut and cherry), olives, and fruit trees in particularly indigenous, small fruits, potatoes with the recovery of antique local varieties (Red Potato of Cetica), legumes, and horticultural products.  Some products, such as in-season fruits and vegetables, based on availability, are offered to the guests.
The Borghini family who from many generations is of Casentinian origin, recovered the old rural settlement and renovated the buildings, respecting the Casentinian countryside tradition: actually, materials such as wrought-iron, stone and solid chestnut wood from the area were used.

Tuscan typical products from Cortona and Castiglion Fiorentino: the Valdcichiana and Val di Chio products

From our olive groves terrazzati with walls in stone to dry, of more the classic from Tuscany landscape, with olive trees of variety Moraiolo, Frantoio and Leccino we produce the Oil Biological Extravergine di Oliva. The premature collection of the hardly mature olives, molitura within 48 hours from the collection, maturation in steel containers and confezionamento in dark glass, guarantee the high quality of our product.

Our aprtaments accommodation offers our guests two types of activities experiences: tracking, cooking courses and so.

"Agriturismo Santo Stefano" (for vacation in Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona apartments Rental) also has a large beautiful swimming pool with cabanas, large parking area, and large relax room for meetings and party.

A BRIEF STORY OF CASTIGLION FIORENTINO

Castiglion Fiorentino is a small, walled city in eastern Tuscany, in the province of Arezzo, between the cities of Arezzo and Cortona. It is well known for its annual festivals and Etruscan archeological site. Situated on a hilltop, 345 meters above sea level, the town overlooks the Val di Chio and the Preappenines. Currently, just over 12000 people live in the city.

Castiglion Fiorentino lies at the centre of a triangle formed by important cities such as Florence, Siena and Perugia. Due to the overall infrastructure, town walls, and building architecture, for many years scholars considered the town to have been established in the late medieval time frame. More recent excavations, however, have found the remains of an Etruscan city wall (ca. 4th century B.C.) underneath the current Piazzale del Cassero, and have discovered the remains of an Etruscan temple under one of the town's churches, la chiesa di Sant'Angelo, which was built in the twelfth century.

Documents from the tenth century have referenced a town named "Castiglione" in the feudal property of the Marquis of the Saint Mary Mountain. During the eleventh century, the town became a part of the Diocesse of Arezzo.[4] From the twelfth century until about 1290, the town was known as Castiglion Aretino, and was closely associated with the nearby city of Arezzo. About 1290, the city of Arezzo was defeated by Florence, and Castiglion Aretino became part of the Florentine Republic. Arezzo and Siena joined forces against the Florentines in later years and reconquered Castiglion, which was then fortified under the direction of Bishop Guido Tarlati, Lord of Arezzo. Following Tarlati's death in 1336, Florence again gained control of Castiglion, until 1344,[4], when the city of Perugia gained control of the town, which was renamed Castiglione Perugino. In 1369 the townspeople revolted against the Perugians. and by 1384 the Florentines seized the town and bestowed its current name, Castiglione Fiorentino.

During the fifteenth century, Castiglion Fiorentino suffered from repeated outbreaks of the plague, blamed at the time on the marshy areas surrounding the city. At the dawn of the sixteenth century, Siena, led by Pietro Strozzi, gained control of the area, holding Castiglion Fiorentino unil 1654, when the Medicis of Florence again regained power over the region. For the next two hundred years, the Medici Grand Dukes ruled the city, until in 1765 the Lorena Dukes gained power. The Lorena family encourage the reclaimation of marshlands, leading to a period of economic and population growth for Castiglion Fiorentino.

From 1800 to 1814, the town was garrisoned by Napoleon's troops. Several years after that, the town joined the Tuscan Grand Dukedom, where they remained until 1861, when they were annexed to the Reign of Italy by King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia.[4] Military activity during World War II damaged part of the town center as well as much of the surrounding countryside.

A BRIEF STORY OF POPPI


Poppi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40 km east of Florence and about 30 km northwest of Arezzo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,056 and an area of 96.9 km². Casentino stay.

Poppi Accomodation farm Stay Casentino

Poppi borders the following municipalities: Bagno di Romagna, Bibbiena, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Chiusi della Verna, Ortignano Raggiolo, Pratovecchio.



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