Casa Gioanna -Tuscan Apennine retreat

Contempo Rustic Garden Oasis Framed Lavender Rosemary Stylish Tuscan Retreat

Converted Farm House







Min. Stay


Nightly Costs

From 250€

About the property

Design, Location, Style and House Facilities provide you with all the necessary to experience a rural Tuscan lifestyle & Design, reviewed by BELLA ITALIA magazine for these qualities. The renovation adopts all local traditional materials: river stone, terracotta
and chestnut wood for a raw rustic appeal framed with contemporize flare. The facilities and quality of the decor are all a very high standard, from quality new mattresses to contemporaries’ art work to fit context. The design & layout offers modern open plan living spaces, great for big groups. An Idyllic space for families and friends with fire flies dancing among the terraces at night…a true spectacle!



In main building the open plan 2 living spaces and kitchen with two open fires spill onto a habitable terrace and under arch space which is also used as a shaded seating area overlooking the garden. Also on the ground floor are two double bedrooms that have a bathroom with shower, just off the kitchen there is however a service WC for communal use. The master bedroom has its own private balcony space and open plan bathroom with shower and bath tub, this room is very spacious with also living space. Over the terrace is the annex an open plan independent apartment complete with, kitchen, bathroom living and two sleeping areas, it also
has two separate terraces (terracotta and stone) front and back. The main sleeping area is in front of open fire with a quality large double bed, the extra sleeping arrangement is organized on the soppalco.


“La Terra” … the shell shape surrounding land with a 14m swimming pool centrally set provides a natural Amphitheatre to enjoy in all seasons. The garden continues into the forest, where dear graze in the bushes although first thing in the morning they will push themselves onto the lawns enjoying the more succulent shrubs for breakfast. Eagles fly above you and lime green Geckos will startle you as you walk to the pool past the landscaped terraces of Lavender and Rosemary. The owners keep a small vegetable patch for light lunches by pool of sun blushed warm tomatoes and basil. However, the land itself is a foragers paradise: fruit trees overflow in abundance…Pears, Figs, Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Blackberries, Wild Mushrooms and Nuts… What more can I say…just a hint of the mint, the rest is for you to discover, explore and enjoy!


15 mins walk into the medieval market town of Bagnone which offers local Trattoria, Pizzerias and Fine Dining options, although the land itself, woodland and wildlife is a foragers paradise! Our local restaurant (10 mins on foot) is shadowed by the medieval Malgrate
Castle (en-route of the “Via Francigena” the infamous Pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome), here you can enjoy the local vino in Tuscan hillside company. Local eno-gastro festivals are also in not to be missed. River swimming in Bagnone is at its best with an array of rock pools and hidden waterfalls up stream to discover. The 15 mins drive to motorway exists connect easily with the cultural cities of Florence(165K), (Lucca 95K), Pisa (95K), (Genova 120), Parma(97K), Bologna(195K) and Milano(200K). The great Tuscan Ligurian coastal destinations are also well under the hours reach.



  • Self-catering

House rules

  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Location type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace 
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Internet 
  • Towels Provided 


  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen …
  • Pantry Items …
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator …
  • Hob …
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Dining Area
  • Dining …
  • seating for 12 people


  • 3 Bathrooms,  1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 – Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 – Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 – Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 – Toilet , This is the w.machine/laundry room, with service W.C


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Double Bed , En suite shared with bedroom 3. Shower.
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 Double Bed , En suite shared with bedroom 2. Shower.
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom. Bath – Shower. Private Balconies/seating
  • Bedroom 4 – 1 Double Bed , This sleeping area is a Maisonette in the annex – en suite.
  • Bedroom 5 – 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Situated in living area of annex, open space with maisonette
  • All facilities are modern with toilet paper-Soaps and white bathroom towels provided, guests are expected to bring there own pool towels.


  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Stereo


  • Terrace …
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette – serviced
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank

Sport/Adventure Activities

  • swimming
  • ski
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • ski lift pass
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking


If any staff was needed during stay all requests are considered.

Property type

  • FarmHouse

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