Donnini, a Tuscan village just 29kms South East of Florence
Overlooking the fascinating Valley of Vicano and sloping down to the distant offshoots of Pontassieve is Casa del Forno, - a stunning location for a beautiful, elegant and charming villa, created by the local baker, talented tenor and true Renaissance man, Sandro Benini.

Sandro’s warm and generous heart created this authentic and unforgettable experience of the best of Tuscan living 12 years ago.

Casa del Forno, a unique combination of comfort and sophistication. It is exquisitely furnished in traditional Florentine style - the frescoes, antique furniture, superbly landscaped gardens, terraces and panoramic swimming pool all blend sublimely into the beauty of the surroundings. Here guests can find among statues, cypresses and flowers a place in the sun or in the shade to read, talk, relax and enjoy a glass, or two, of local Chianti wine.

Guests can also have, on request, a half day’s demonstration of Tuscan cooking. Tickets for museums, theatres and concerts in Florence, Verona and Arezzo can be booked in advance.Among the other services offered in the Casa del Forno are a laundry room with two washing machines, a clothes dryer and ironing equipment.

Cots and high chairs can be rented at a small extra cost;