About Antica Tenuta Le Casacce
Le Casacce is located near Seggiano, sixty kilometers south of Siena in the province of Grosetto (view map). It has magnificent panoramic views of the hills of Tuscany. Owned by Enrico Casini, it is the perfect place to call home during your stay in Italy. Le Casacce dominates the Orcia valley, between Monte Amiata and Montalcino. It is surrounded by a park full of breathtakingly beautiful, centuries-old olive trees.
Le Cassace dates back to 1260, and by the early 17th century it was the site of an important oil press. In the 1990s it was it renovated, remaining absolutely faithful to its ancient Tuscan features. The tradition of producing extraordinary extra virgin oil from the local "Olivastre di Seggiano" was restored. These olives are only grown in the area of Le Casacce. The olives give unique and inimitable oil, which can even boast curative properties due to its high antioxidant content.
The apartments, measuring between 30 and 130 square meters, are located in the various farmhouses dotted around the Estate, amidst the olive trees and meadows, and are all decorated in the rustically elegant Tuscan style, splendidly furnished and equipped with a fireplace, independent heating, satellite TV and dishwasher.
Enrico Casini and Linda Bass of Tuscan Muse enjoy their collaboration together. The creative workshops hosted at Le Casacce often include culinary workshops with Enrico as the instructor. A view of the lobby and dining rooms of Le Casacce showcases the work of artists from painting workshops and photography workshops. Le Casacce is the perfect setting for creativity. Le Casacce is also centrally located for the trips to the Tuscan Jewels that are visited by the guests of Tuscan Muse during their workshops in Tuscany and tours of Tuscany.
About the Rooms
The guest suites are located in the various farmhouses on the Estate. The guest suites vary from 1-4 bedrooms. Larger apartments have two bathrooms. The suites are decorated in rustically elegant Tuscan style, furnished with antiques and equipped with a fireplace, chairs and sofas, dining table, independent heating, satellite TV, mini-refrigerator, sink, dishwasher and spectacular panoramic views. Many of the suites have private terraces.
We randomly assign an apartment suite on a first-come-first-serve basis. If two guests are not registered together as a couple, we will pair attendees together based on age and gender. Of course, you can always request to be roommates with a specific person.
About the Cuisine
In the midst of the colors, scents and atmospheres of the Orcia valley, owner and Master Chef Enrico Casini brings to you the traditional flavors of Italian, and especially Tuscan, cuisine. The dishes from Enrico's kitchen are without compare.
Breakfast at Le Casacce is served buffet-style and includes homemade pastries, cheeses, yogurt, cereal, meat, eggs, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. You may eat indoors in the dining room or outside on the patio where you may enjoy the fresh air and beautiful beginnings of a Tuscan morning.
At dinner, Enrico enjoys greeting each guest and describing the ingredients of each course and how it was prepared. All dishes are made from locally grown foods, many of which come directly from Le Casacce. Each course brings about "oohs" and "aahs" from around the table. The service is excellent and the attention to detail makes every meal at Le Casacce a winner!
Wine, cappuccino and bottled water are not included in the price of your workshop/tour. They may be purchased à la carte at Le Casacce or in town at wine shops or grocery stores. They may also be brought in for your personal enjoyment. Please know that Le Casacce has a wonderful selection of excellent wines for purchasing during your meal.
Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to your arrival at Le Casacce. Enrico will make every possible arrangement to accommodate your needs.