Tenuta La Penna, between Arezzo and Florence, in the natural reserve of the Arno, is located in what can only be described as an amazing natural setting of extreme value.
La Penna is a fascinating estate and it’s composed of a main building on two floors and two independent apartments. Preserved thanks to a careful renovation which combines antique features and modern comfort, the estate is surrounded by a vast and well kept garden, while green hills and lush woodlands go as far as the eye can see.
La Penna was originally build as a defensive castle, given its ideal position directly above the river Arno. The estate opens up at the end of a centuries old cypress boulevard and it was erected on the ancient castle’s ruins: the buildings follow a curve frame just as the old structure did. From the estate, just above a natural set of stairs, you can reach the small sixteenth century church of San Lorenzo.
La Penna is composed of a main building on two floors and two independent apartments.
In the main house, old stone walls open up to a large living area with its big original fireplace, flawlessly renovated; from the hall you access the kitchen and the dining room. On the same floor you have a studio, a bedroom and a bathroom. On the first floor, three other large bedrooms and two bathrooms.
From the double French doors you step into the garden, a peaceful and relaxing oasis, rigorously kept and maintained. From the wooden paved terrace you can enjoy a stunning natural view of the Arno: the sight is so vast and perfect, the very own Leonardo da Vinci came here for inspiration for the background of his iconic work, the Mona Lisa.
The two independent apartments are three-bedroom flats decorated with extreme care and attention to detail with unique pieces of furniture. Characteristic exposed wooden beams and stone walls with distinguishing large arches give the apartments great impact. Both have their own private direct access to the garden.
Tenuta La Penna is the perfect starting point to visit Arezzo’s backcountry. Arezzo itself with its Etruscan origins, was the home to many excellent artists and it’s full of places to see: from Piazza Grande to the home of the great poet Francesco Petrarca, from the Duomo to Piero della Francesca’s frescoes inside Cappella Bacci. Arezzo stands in the middle of four valleys, in a vast territory full in history and culture; here you will find some of Italy’s most beautiful villages and historical cities with great value.
Ten minutes from Tenuta La Penna you can also find the medieval village Il Borro in San Giustino Valdarno. This village was completely renovated by the Ferragamo family and it offers a golf course as well as several open air sports and natural itineraries.