On a foothill in Tuscany, an antique pink villa surrounded by an intense explosion of floral color and stately Maritime Pines overlooks the Mediterranean. Inside the villa, guests are treated to an authentic atmosphere of old-world Italian luxury. As a guest you will be served with silver and linen. You will savor home-cooked Tuscan food. You will relax surrounded by precious art, antiques and history. You will be pampered with exceptional service. You will get to experience Italy as nobles and bourgeoisie once experienced it. Welcome. Welcome to Villa Cassuto. You will find here the Tuscany you’ve dreamed about. A classic Tuscan summer villa originally built in the first half of the 1800’s, Villa Cassuto is located on the foothills of Montenero, near Livorno (also known as Leghorn). The views from Montenero out toward the islands and the genteel lifestyle of the place have long served as inspiration for artists and writers alike, perhaps most notably the Tuscan Impressionists (Macchia ioli) and the poet Lord Byron and Shelley. Villa Cassuto long served as home to one of Livorno’s oldest families and has now been opened up to guests who wish to experience the exclusive and elegant side of Italian living of another period. All of the airy rooms in the villa have their own bath. Breakfast is always served on a dressed and decorated table, often in the tended Italian garden where you will be surrounded by the largest collection of roses in the area. Tea and coffee service is offered all day. At sunset you’ll be served an apéritif while the painted skies over the Mediterranean Sea inspire you for the next day’s adventures. The kitchen at Villa Cassuto is maintained strictly Kosher (as per family tradition) while offering fresh Tuscan cuisine the way it is supposed to be prepared. Those keeping Glatt Kosher can be accommodated as can those with particular dietary requests. Sea breezes at the Villa keep summer temperatures from becoming unbearable (unlike inland Tuscany) and the location is quite convenient for summer bathing at the sea, islands boat tours(Elba, Capraia and Corsica) or for day trips to explore Pisa, Florence, Lucca, and the much-storied countryside . Pisa is 20 minutes by car or train, for example. Florence is but an hour drive away. A holiday at Villa Cassuto is truly a holiday. We’ll take care of you. Contact us with all and any questions.
*Weddings and receptions
*Flower arrangement and garden-related classes
*Enjoyable classes in authentic Tuscan cooking
From the villa we can also arrange most any tour activity you may want to engage in such as:
*Basic saliling classes with the Sailing Club of Antignano
*Bicycling or motor scooter tours
*Wine and oil tasting (The best is nearby around Bolgheri),
*Guided tours in and around Tuscany
*Horseback riding in the countryside, amongst other options.