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LE POZZE

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Farm holiday
Price: Medium
Phone: +39 055 8387719 - 329 3811097
fax: +39 055 8387719

Description

The farm Agriturismo Le Pozze is situated in a hilly position in the Valdisieve, on the borders to the Mugello area, between Vicchio and Dicomano, about 35 km from Florence. Parts of the accommodation are 4 completely restored holiday apartments, a restaurant and swimming pool (6x13 m). The restoration of farmhouse has been carried out with extreme care in order to reproduce it in the original style and to obtain back the atmosphere that characterizes this place. The farm is placed about 350 m above sea level, on the northern side of the densely wooded Monte Giovi, in front of the Apennines with the Monte Falterona and Monte Futa. The landscape is the typical green scenery of the Mugello area, a land of antique origins. The Mugello is also the land of origin of the Medici family; this area is also the land of medieval artists like Giotto, Beato Angelico, Andrea del Castagno and Galileo Chini. The name Agriturismo Le Pozze derives from the noble family 'Dalle Pozze' lords of Dicomano extinguished in the 19th century. The manor house was probably built in the 15th century. In the following centuries were made several changes and enlargements of the house, such as the chapel, built in the 17th century. At the end of the 19th century, 'Le Pozze' with the near country house became property of the Cantagalli family, renowned Florentine potters. From this family derive Emma Bartoli, daughter of Flora Cantagalli, Flavia Cantagalli, Farina Cini with her daughter Roberta Sannini and the granddaughter that is today's owner Uliva Sannini. The style of the country house and the remained Cantagalli majolica do remember the English presence of Margareth Tod, Scottish wife of Ulisse Cantagalli in Florence. After his death in 1901, she continued together with her daughter Flavia in the shop Cantagalli-Maioliche, near Porta Romana in Florence. 'Le Pozze' was damaged in 1911 during the earthquake; between 1960 and 1985 the farm was completely abandoned. In 1990 started the restoration works. Directly on the spot it is possible to take part in cooking courses at the farm restaurant, courses about medical herbs and painting courses (pastels). In the surroundings it is possible to play tennis (Dicomano 4 km), to go riding, canoe or fishing (4-5 km on the Sieve river). It is also possible to make excursions to the characteristic places of the Mugello like Vicchio (5 km), Borgo S. Lorenzo, Scarperia, famous for the artisan knife works or the places of the Valdissieve until reaching Florence. In less than one hour one reaches the Chianti area, whereas in approximately one hour and a half it is possible to reach Pisa, San Gimignano and Arezzo. At Le Pozze you can book guided tours through Tuscany (nature, art and archaeology). The Palace is situated on a plateau, at an altitude of approximately 350msl, and is located within a densely wooded area on the northern slopes of Mount Giovi over looking the Apennine chain from Mt Futa to Mt Falterona, which spreads out like an open book. The landscape is that of the Mugello area, a basin, which maintains within its terraced morphology the imprint of its lacustrine geological origins from the Late Pliocene. It is known that Neanderthal Man left their traces in the Mugello valley and that it was later inhabited by the Etruscans, important evidence of which can be found at Poggio Colla near Le Pozze. The famous Medici family, Lords of Florence, originate from this area. They were the initiators of the Florentine and Italian Renaissance and their vestiges can be found in numerous towns within the Mugello area, along with those of other such artists: Giotto, Beato Angelico, Andrea del Castagno and Galileo Chini. Villa ?Le Pozze', takes its name from the ancient noble family ?Dalle Pozze' who came from the Dicoman line, which became extinct in the 19th century. The building dates back to the 15th century and, in part, even earlier. It has an oratory containing frescoes that have been interpreted as being from the Giotto school. Rearrangements and subsequent additions to the building are evident, amongst them the chapel dating from the 17th century. From the end of the 19th century, the palace and adjacent small villa belonged to the Cantagalli family, the famed Florentine ceramicists. The property was then handed down to the daughter of Flora Cantagalli, Emma Bartoli, subsequently Flavia Cantagalli Farina Cini, then her daughter Roberta Sannini, and finally the present owner the granddaughter of Flavia Cantagalli, Uliva Sannini. The style of the smaller villa and the remaining Cantagalli majolicas are reminiscent of the British presence in Florence, in this case Margaret Tod, the Scottish wife of Ulisse Cantagalli, who, after his death in 1901, together with their daughter Flavia continued to work in the ?Cantagalli-Maioliche' workshop situated near Porta Romana in Florence. The Palace, as with a number of villas in the Mugello area, was reduced to agricultural use before being damaged by an earthquake in 1911. Restoration, not yet entirely completed, began in 1990, after a period of some neglect over the years 1960-85.
Number of apartments:
6
Number of rooms:
Number of bathrooms:
Number of beds:
22
Guests per room:
Closing season:
24/12/12 - 07/01/2013; 28/03/2013 - 03/04/2013; 18/04/2013 - 2410/2013

Apartments Unique season
Period of the season (dd/mm)
Daily price
€ 100 / € 220
Weekly price
€ 550 / € 1100




Services

Accessibility for handicaps
Apartments
Country
Credit cards accepted
Garden
Parking
Pets
Restaurant
Room TV
Swimming pool

Location

Dicomano
Loc. Le Pozze

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