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'La Contea' is a beautiful, characteristic, detached Tuscan villa, part of an ancient farm which dates back to the 15th century and used to belong to the well-known Visani-Rassinesi family, which gave Rassina some of it's most famous people. The atmosphere and the colours, the beautiful landscape and the lingering feeling of the past increase the unique charm of this building. It has a surface of 260 square metres and is situated in a peaceful and farely isolated area, in the northen suburb of Rassina, a village in the centre of the Casentino valley, 400 metres above sea level. The Arno river, which has it's source in the Falterona mountain, flows through the whole of Casentino.
Thanks to the villa's central location, it is easy to reach Casentino's main tourist sites with public transport.
The Casentino valley is rich of history, it’s many castles and important sanctuaries set in a lush, green, hilly landscape with lots of vineyards and olive groves, dotted with tiny villages and surrounded by ancient forests, part of the Casentinese-Romagnolo National Park. The stunning, uncontaminated nature and the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere of this area are ideal to restore strength to body and mind. Casentino is a very mystical area and has a number of important holy sites, such as the monasteries of Camaldoli, La Verna and Vallombrosa, the Romanesque Pieve of Rumena and PieveSocana, built upon ancient Etruscan holy grounds; the latter, home to one of the only two surviving Etruscan stone altars, is within walking distance from the villa. The beautiful medieval town of Poppi, with it’s fortified castle, is a short drive from the villa. The Casentino Forests National Park is only 15 km away and the Chianti Hills and Lake Trasimeno are within easy reach.