Discover Tuscany and the Activities

Casa Aloe B&B is the ideal place! It’s located in the heart of Tuscany in the open Tuscan countryside at only 2km from the exit Monte San Savino on the motorway A1 “Autostrada del Sole”.

Easy to reach it is ideal
for a stopover for business or pleasure

Easily accessible from the airports of Florence (1 hour drive) and Pisa (1 hour 30 minutes), but also from Rome Ciampino and Fiumicino (2 hours and 30 min), Casa Aloe is ideal for those who love to move around and visit the most beautiful places in Tuscany.

Located in a strategic position, it allows to see beautiful Tuscan spots within easy reach.

Only 15 minutes away you will find:

  • Arezzo il capoluogo di provincia, terra di Piero della Francesca e delle sue bellissime opere. Di rilevante interesse la fiera dell’antiquariato che si svolge ogni prima domenica del mese. Particolarmente famosa quella di settembre, conosciuta in tutta Italia.  competizione cavalleresca fra quartieri.
  • Arezzo the province capital, land of Piero della Francesca and his beautiful art. The antiques fair is of significant interest and takes place every first Sunday of the month. Especially famous is the one of September, known throughout Italy. In June and September get involved in one of the most famous medieval celebration: the Giostra del Saracino, animated cavalry competition the town quarters.
  • Florence, capital of Tuscany, at only 1km drive. It’s renown as the city of art par excellence, birthplace of Dante Alighieri, writer of the famous Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).
  • Siena and the Crete Senesi, famous for its Palio, horse race that takes place on two different dates, July and August.
  • At about 2h and a half it’s possible to reach Grosseto, Livorno, but also Lucca and Pistoia.

 

 

Besides these beautiful city, at just 30 minutes from Casa Aloe there is Cortona with its characteristic medieval streets, its important Etruscan Museum MAEC and at a few kilometers the hermitage of the cells (“Eremo delle celle”), once the home of St. Francis. Cortona has been made famous by the writer Frances Mayes with her book and film Under The Tuscan Sun “Under The Tuscan Sun”. A few kilometers away, discover the beautiful fortress of Castiglion Fiorentino.

 

 

In the surroundings you find also Montalcino and Montepulciano (at about 45 minutes only), whose areas are the most famous ones for their precious wines Brunello and Chianti.

 

Really close to Cortona is the Lago Trasimeno. To visit: the palazzo della Cornia at Castiglione del Lago with its suggestive fortress overlooking the lake. Moreover, for those who’d like to find complete relax, at only 20 minutes from Casa Aloe there are the famous thermal baths of Rapolano Terme.

Events at Monte San Savino

Monte San Savino is famous in Italy for its “porchetta” (roasted pork). The traditional “sagra (festival) della Prochetta” is held in the center every year on the second Sunday of September but the real celebrations start 3 days in advance. The town has also received a prize for its porchetta creating the longest ever made in the world thus obtaining the Guinness World Record.

This town located in the Valdichiana valley (Arezzo area) is also known for its ceramics. Skilled craftsmen forge ceramics a daily basis in their workshops using very old techniques handed down from generation to generation. Monte San Savino is also known for an important event celebrating model collecting. The event is organized in the month of November and is set up inside the Cassero, in the town centre.

At a few km from the centre, visit the beautiful Gargonza Castle, surrounded by the woods on the mountains above Monte San Savino.

 

 

Events in February: Carnival costume party (Foiano della Chiana, 5 minutes): the oldest in Italy

Events in MaySerremaggio (Serre di Rapolano, 30 min): medieval party in the beautiful town of Rapolano!

Maggiolata (Lucignano, 10 min): festival of allegoric carts in the centre of the town

Events in JuneSaracino (Arezzo, 30 min): knights riding their horse trying to get the highest scores hitting the “Saraceno”.

Palio (Siena, 45 min): Cavalry race in the most famous square of Siena, Piazza del Campo.

Torrita Blues (Torrita, 15 min): festival of blues music that sees the presence of national and international artists

Events in JulyScannagallo (Pozzo della Chiana, 1 min): historical parade

Medieval Open Market (Castiglion del Lago, 25 min): open market with medieval style items on the shores of the Trasmieno Lake.

Events in AugustPalio (Siena, 45 min): second palio race in Siena

Trasimeno Blues (Castiglion del lago, 25 min): blues Festival at the Trasimeno lake

Events in SeptemberSagra della Porchetta (Monte San Savino, 5 min)

Saracino (Arezzo, 25 min): II edition of the year of the famous Saracino, this time at night in the beautiful PIazza Grande

Events in NovemberFiera dello Scaldino (Monte San Savino, 10 min): festival with typical local dishes

Why Families Like It?

Families particularly like Casa Aloe B&B because it is equipped with a large garden with deck chairs and gazebo for the exclusive use of guests. Completely fenced, it is particularly safe for children and pets.

Nearby you will find pizzerias, restaurants and famous wineries of Brunello and Chianti wine that will make you taste the real flavors of Tuscany. You will find as well entertainment such as golf courses, shopping outlets, swimming pools and gyms.

Just 10 minutes by car, you find the International Equestrian Center of Arezzo (Loc. San Zeno) where the whole year are organized national and international events such as the Italian Cup of Dressage.

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