Hospitality

Villa Tenuta Casenuove

Rooms

    7 doubles

Sleeps

    14

Location

    Panzano in Chianti

In the heart of the Chianti Classico wine zone, Villa Casenuove is a handsome Tuscan country house set amidst the vines and olive groves of the Tenuta Casenuove estate. It’s the perfect, peaceful refuge for those looking to decompress and tune into the relaxed rhythms, painterly landscapes and rural pleasures of Italy’s most celebrated wine region.

Villa Casenuove lies just 3km from the centre of Panzano in Chianti, one of Tuscany’s most charming small towns.

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An Unforgettable Stay

Tradition meets modernity at Villa Casenuove. The estate’s owners have curated every detail of the stylish country-chic interiors, conserving original details and working with local craftspeople to create a welcoming ambience in which natural materials such as warm wood and terracotta take centre stage. Respect for tradition goes hand in hand with technological readiness in this welcoming property with its full Wi-Fi coverage.

Guests of the Villa enjoy unlimited access to the estate’s magnificent gardens, as well as a heated open-air swimming pool and a sauna housed in an old hay barn. Among the experiences on offer is a guided tour of the estate and winery which culminates in a tasting of Tenuta Casenuove’s prestigious range of wines and extra-virgin olive oil.

history

A storied Chianti wine estate, Tenuta Casenuove spreads across 120 rolling hectares of pristine Tuscan countryside, not far from the town of Panzano in Chianti.

Ravished by the property and its enormous enological potential, Philippe Austruy bought Casenuove in 2015 and immediately launched a major project designed to restore its historic buildings and ancient dry-stone wall terraces. His ultimate aim was to produce the truly great wines he knew the estate could nurture.

As in the preparation of the vineyards, so in the restoration of the Villa. A conservative approach was followed that aimed not to overturn, but to give new lustre to traditional architectural features that had been dulled or lost over the years. Original doors and windows were carefully put aside and reused, and while it was necessary to replace the old ceiling beams, they were kept and reworked by carpenters to form the oak flooring of several bedrooms, suites and bathrooms.

A splendid entrance avenue of olive trees, a fragrant lemon grove and banks of shrubs and flowers seem placed to create a visual link between the estate and the surrounding countryside. Glimpses of the vines, or of the Tuscan hills, are artfully framed as in a Renaissance fresco.

Tenuta Casenuove is thus both a working wine estate and a work of art, one that lends itself to a variety of readings, one whose promising present is built upon a proud and glorious history, one whose future is being written day by day, in a series of small, sensitive, human acts and gestures.

Services / Facilities

    Air conditioning

    Heating

    Internet access

    TV

    Pool

    Sauna

    Consecrated chapel

    Barbecue facilities

    Personal chef on request

    Safe

    Florence airport 45 minutes away (42km, 26 miles)

    Several shops, services and restaurants within a 3km (2 mile) radius

Caratteristiche

Ground floor

Main living room

Fireside room

Library

Frescoed dining room with table seating 12

Kitchen

Toilet

First floor

Fireside room with sofas and armchairs (around 80m2, 860ft2)

Seven double rooms, each with en suite bathroom with shower

included in the room rate

Wi-Fi

Air conditioning

Utilities (water, gas, electricity)

3-hour daily cleanin

Chef’s breakfas

Individual sets of sheets, towels and bathrobes (changed midweek)

Individual sets of pool towels (changed daily)

Final cleaning

Not included in the room rate

Extra air conditioning or heating

Extra daily cleaning

Lunch or dinner on request

Cooking classes