Tosina Convent

 







General Description


This delightful 12th Century Monastery and nearby  Romanesque church  
immersed in the Tuscan countryside, situated at 700m and near to the Vallombrosa National Park.
Between the 12th and 17th Centuries it was a refuge for the inhabitants of the nearby villages
 and because of its strategic geographical position became an ideal resting place 
for the pilgrims on their way to the sacred Camaldoli Hermitage.
The name Tosina is orginally Etruscan, so we presume that this place was inhabited during this period 
and it was probably built along an antique road starting from the Val di Sieve passing through Casentino 
reaching Monte Falterona (where the River Arno begins) which was the sacred mountain of the Etruscan population.
  The Etruscans were followed by the Romans and then the Longobards.

Accommodation Description

Today, you can still experience the special atmosphere of this monastery. 
 
It has been carefully renovated into three lovely apartments with gardens ideal for relaxing and sunbathing.  
The charming cloister is a perfect setting for al fresco dining and there is a library for meetings. 
 
Both available on request.
There are three apartments for rent:

   Apartment Monk
  100mq 4/6 persons
                                                                 
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  Apartment Camaldoli
  70mq 4 persons

  Apartment The Well
  30mq 2 persons

 

 

 

Culture


Not far away is the famous art capital, Florence.  Here alone you could spend your whole holiday.
Just over an hour away are other towns and cities well worth visiting, including Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, 
Volterra and San Gimignano and other lesser known centres, just as interesting and full of Italian treasures.  
A few kilometres from Tosina is the splendid National Forest of Vallombrosa with its impressive monastery 
and together with  Camaldoli (40 minutes) and La Verna (1 hour) by car, make up one
 of the most interesting religious itineraries in central Italy.

 

Distances from the Villa

Sport Activities & Attractions


Main Road Km :  2km              Nearest village Km : 2km
From Station Km : 10              From Shops Km : 2km
From Restaurants Km :2km       Bus Stop Km : 2km
From Firenze Km :28           From Siena Km : 70  
   From Arezzo Km : 50        Cortona Km : 75
Lucca Km :80   Montalcino Km : 125

 From San Gimignano:  Km :60
Pisa/Airport Km : 100               From Sea Km : 90
Tennis courts Km : 8             Golf Km :30
Horse riding Km :                 Gym Km :10 
Fishing Km :                      Bowling Green Km :

 

Craft Courses
Mountain Bike
Cooking Lessons
Garden Tours
Hiking    Yoga
Pottery Lessons
Art Lessons
Wine Tasting

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