Welcome to Casa Marzi

The Garden

The garden of the house is on 3 terraces with a mixture of sunny and shady places to sit. There are large fir trees and sundry other mature trees offering shade. The garden is well-established with a wide variety of plants and shrubs giving colour for most of the year. There are fig, apple, peach, pear, plum and persimmon trees in the garden and pomegranate trees and blackberry bushes along the lane as well as on the land. The land surrounding the house is 800 square metres of olive fields with some vines. A stream with willow, reeds and bushes separates the land from that of neighbours.

From the garden you can see across the Val Di Chiana (valley) to Mt Amiata (extinct volcano) and Mt Certona. The house is in the foothills of the Apennines affording panoramic views. 

Garden furniture includes a full size table and chairs plus sun-loungers and sun chairs. The original stone sink is now a garden feature. There is a large rose and wisteria-covered pergola, always offering shade, under which is the garden table for dining outside. Both the garden and pool can be lit at night. 

The garden, lanes and hedgerows form a paradise for wildflowers, butterflies and birds. The wildlife includes lizards, crickets and the usual creatures found in warm climates including fireflies and glow worms at night. 

The area is famous for the occasional huge porcupines and wild boar "cinghiale" that come out at night. The Hoopoo is used as the logo for the Italian National Trust (see photo below). It is a frequent visitor and usually nests in sight of the house.

The garden offers ideal opportunities for painting.



Perugia - 40 minutes away.
Florence - 75 miles 
Rome - 125 miles 
Pisa - approximately 2 1/4 hours away
Bologna possible. 

Other airports may be available.
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About Casa Marzi

3 Bedroom
King size bed with Balcony
Twin bedded room
Studio with two single beds
Extra bed accomodation
Swimming pool
Large kitchen and dining area
Stunning views


September - June
£175 per person a week. 

June - end of August
£250.00 per person per week

More than four people contact us to discuss discounted rates


For general information about us please contact us at:

  • dave@besag.co.uk
  • +44 (0)191 281 0685
  • 3 Jesmond Dene Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2ET