Casa al Prato is the house which my husband, Marcello bought and restored for us before he had even met me.
The craftsmanship and passion which he brought to the work transformed this ruined medieval tower into a beautiful Tuscan country house with all the allure of original materials and with all the warmth and comfort which made it home for us for seventeen years.
It is here that our children Nicola and Caterina were born and for them Lamole and the Casa al Prato made their childhood a time of freedom and close contact with nature such as only children who live in the country can experience.
Today we have chosen to open our house to all those who share our values and want to sample for themselves life in Chianti, those who seek a real holiday away from stress in authentic places touched by art, history and the atmosphere of Tuscany. Everyone who enjoys the emotions which the little things give us every day will find a delightful place where they can relax, welcomed and looked after by our family.
Caterina and Nicola are now grown up and these days they are the real hosts; they will greet you and be happy to show you around and tell you of all you can discover in this corner of the world.
Casa al Prato is an ancient farm house located in the small village of Lamole, in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone, 30 km south of Florence and about the same distance north of Sienna. The location is ideal for visiting the numerous vineyards of the area and for going on relaxing walks through the surrounding forests. The house has two private gardens, one in front, one behind, and perfect for outdoor meals. Upon request, we can serve breakfast or dinners composed of typical Chianti dishes. On the ground floor, from a little porch, you enter a living room with two beds and which opens onto a garden of mature plants and with an area of about 300 sq m. From the living room, you pass to a small kitchenette and then a passage with a wardrobe and a bathroom with bath and shower
At the end of the passage, you find another double bedroom with private shower. From the living room, a staircase takes you to the first floor from which you may also descend directly to the garden down an old stone staircase. The large first floor living room is truly the heart of the house, with wooden beamed ceilings, stone architraves and a fireplace dating from the 16 C. Opening off it is a large and ancient kitchen with a fireplace and antique furniture. From the living room, you pass into a passage which accesses a double bedroom with private bath and a wooden staircase that ascends to the top floor which occupies a smaller, turret-like part of the house where you find two further double rooms with private shower.