CASALE CAMALDA Organic Farm Holiday – Hiking Centre
Casale Camalda is an ancient rural stone mansion on the Appennino Mountains between Florence and Arezzo, into the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park. The farm is situated in a secluted and quiet spot among woods and streams and red deer, fallow deer, roe deer, wolves, wild boars, eagles, squirrels and many other wild animals that live freely in this large protected area.
Casale Camalda is near the historical Monastery of Camaldoli which can be also reached walking on 3 several comfortable and short paths through the forests. The hospitality is offered in restored independent flats and in one small detached stone house (Chestnut Drier, Stable and Barn), which were once rural annexes; all of them have kitchen, bathroom and private heating. The organic farm produce and sell directly fruits, jams and marmalades, honey, wine and olives.
Amusement park for children, swimming pool and mountain bikes.
Accommodations and Services in Bioagriturismo Casale Camalda
Old Chestnut Drier
Small independent two-storey stone house, with garden and porch with barbecue composed of: on the Ground Floor kitchen and living room with fireplace and sleeping couch, on the First Floor a double bedroom, a space with a bunkbed and a bathroom with shower.
Independent flat in the main Farmhouse with own entrance through a stone staircase and with a small terrace. It is composed of: kitchen-living room with sleeping couch, old fireplace of chiselled stone and wooden stove, a bedroom with one double and one single bed, a bathroom with shower. Stone lintels, inner doors, the floor in the bedroom and the sight beams are original from the XIX° century and typical of the Appennine rural architecture of Tuscany.
(AVAILABLE ONLY IN HIGH SEASON OR IN OTHER SPECIAL PERIODS).
A two-storey independent flat, with a meadow in front of it with table and benches, composed of: on the Ground Floor kitchen-living room with sleeping couch, bathroom with shower and one double bedroom; on the First Floor a bedroom with one double bed and a single bed and another bedroom with two single beds.
Independent flat with a small outside pergola with table and benches, composed of: kitchen-living room with sleeping armchairs, bedroom with two double beds, bathroom with shower.
Wellness: Thermal baths nearby
Internal Services: Acces Internet, TV in room, Wifi, Heating, Final cleaning
Educational activities: Educational activities, Farming museum, Nature studies, Guided tour of the farm
Courses: Courses Other, Courses Yoga
External services: Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car park, Park
Experiences: Cycle tourism, Trekking
English, German and French are spoken. The owner is also a Guide of the National Park and organises excursion and hikings to the wildest and most secluted spots of these forests and mountains; maps, leaflets and advices and assistance are provided for self-guided tours to the National Park and to the medioeval castles, romanic churches, hermitages and monasteries and the historical towns and villages of the Casentino Valley and the Tuscany. Oenological present to whoever introduces him/herself reciting a poem from “I Canti Orfici” by Dino Campana, trekker and poet that sang these enchanting places.
Where we are
Casale Camalda is near
Thematic Visitor's Centres of the National Park (11 altogether). The nearest are at Badia Prataglia (8 km), Serravalle (4 km) and Camaldoli (6,5 km).
Stream with falls and bathing pools 15 minute walking.
The Hermitage and Monastery of Camaldoli (founded in XI cent.) with the ancient chemistry (6,5 km).
The Franciscan Sanctuary and Convent of "La Verna" (XIII-XVI cent.) (28 km).
Medieval castles in Poppi, Romena, Porciano, San Niccolò, Gressa, Montemignaio.
Romanic churches in Romena, Strada, Socana, Stia, Montemignaio.
Sanctuaries of the Reinassance of Santa Maria del Sasso (12 km) and Santa Maria delle Grazie (22 km).
Abbey and Forest of Vallombrosa ( where J. Milton wrote his "Paradise Lost" (35 km).
Very interesting historical villages: Poppi, Strada, San Niccolò, Sarna, Stia, Pratovecchio, Quota, Raggiolo and many others.