At the reception, Barbara, our indispensable right hand, will welcome you with a beautiful smile.
In the kitchen, the heart of the house, you will find the cooks who will prepare the delicious seasonal products from our garden, handled with dedication and competence by Derio and Mario.
Ulla and Thierry Besançon are the founders of the Casanuova Country Resort and Farm and together with their son Thilo, they are your hosts.
The love for Tuscany and its culture. From the beginning of our Italian adventure, our main task was, and still is, to protect and care for it with attention, in the memory and with great admiration for the work of the farmers who preceded us.
Italian cuisine and wine, enhanced and distinguished thanks to careful natural and organic production.
The passion to welcome guests from all over the world, from different cultures and nationalities.
Our attention is exclusively focused on our guests, how to make them feel at home, and to share with them all the traditions and beauties of our land.
It was in the 1980s that we decided on a strong and energetic shift in our lives. Tuscany was our inspiring choice.
We found Casanuova, a 350-year-old building, a historic and aristocratic summer residence in the past and a farm of the Count Serristori property, later a monastery, an orphanage, and a school. This is the place where we decided to create a welcoming and discreet home for lovers of art and nature. We carefully restored every detail, created gardens and terraces, and made life explode among abandoned vineyards and olive groves.
In this naturally authentic place for inspiration, for relaxation and for meeting, the first groups of intimate friends found themselves sharing experiences and emotions, with guitars in their hands and feeling only the essentials of life. Today, as well as for many years now, groups and seminars have found within the walls and intimate spaces of Casanuova that ideal, deep, sustainable and perfect place, where they can give voice to their art and thoughts, in complete harmony with time and with the surroundings.
Locanda Casanuova is that place where you love to return.
We built this place with great attention to detail and every corner has its own why. We recycle as much as possible, giving new life to unwanted objects and reusing them for new purposes. We choose photovoltaic and solar panels as our renewable energy sources. We treat the environment around us with respect, and we prefer the greenery of the surroundings. At the Country Resort you will rediscover the pleasure of ancient flavours and being together, the simplicity of a heartfelt reception. There is no television, because there will be no need for it. Here, every form of art finds space. Everything is intimate and essential. It is that experience of feeling at home that makes the difference.