Agriturismo Podere Casciano - Chianni Valdera TuscanyThe farm Podere Casciano is situated in a hilly position of the Valdera in Tuscany, outside of the medieval village of Chianni, and about 30 km from Volterra away. Lorenzo and Donatella, the owners do also live on the spot and after over two years of careful restoration works they have created 5 charming apartments, offering space for 2 up to 5 people. The stone house has been restored according to the Tuscan tradition, leaving untouched the antique wooden beams and furnishing them with the latest comfort such as underfloor heating, satellite TV and the latest solar technology. In fact, they have paid great importance for the use of alternative energy sources in order to safe energy.

Farmstay with swimming pool near Volterra TuscanySolar energy is used to produce hot water for the apartments, for the underfloor heating, to heat the pool as well to produce the energy for the whole farm, thus it is completely independent.
In a panoramic position underneath the house is situated the swimmingpool with whirlpool, viewing the farm's olive groves and the green valley below.
The swimming pool water is softened through a modern salt and UV-ray purification plant (without any use of chlorine and absolutely safe from the hygienic, bacterial and epidermic point of view). Around the pool a sun terrace, equipped during the warmer months with sund beds and sunshades. For kids is available the baby beach, a real sandy beach playground. On the sports field it is possible to play tennis, basket or boccia.

Farmstay with children's playground Tuscany Next to the pool is situated a small house, with a charming one-roomed flat. Adiacent to this building, a pergola and a barbecue with pizza oven that are at the guest's complete disposal. The Podere Casciano farm produces besides olive oil also wine, jams etc. Agriturismo Podere Casciano furthermore has perfectly equipped stables, thus it is possible to bring your on horse with you on holiday.
During the months of October, November and December, it is possible to take part in the olive harvest, assisting afterwards at the olive pressing. Olives are pressed according to traditional methods with low temperature and speed. Separation takes place through natural decantation. Thanks to these methods is obtained the extravergin olive oil Oro di Toscana, of very low acidity, intensive taste and intense colour.

Farmstay with pizza oven and barbecue near Volterra TuscanyGuests will find on their arrival information of the best restaurants, wine bars, wine-growing estates, sport opportunities, supermarkets, etc. in the area. Furthermore, Lorenzo and Donatella will hold you up-to-date about the events of the charming places in the Valdera. It is possible to start from the farm for hiking, to make excursions in the countryside by mountain bike or on horseback.
From the farm is it possible to reach the near art towns of Volterra (ca. 30 km), San Gimignano (45 km), Pisa (45 km), Florence (80 km), Siena (80 km) and Lucca (45 km). The seaside can be reached in approximately 40 minutes by car, whereas the spas of  Casciana Terme can be reached in about 10 minutes. There is also the possibility of cosmetic treatments.

Podere Casciano Podere Casciano 56030 Chianni (Pisa), Tuscany
Tel.: +39 348 2505757 Fax: +39 0587 52314
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