Casa Barthel is a residence on the hills of Florence, just a few minutes from the historic center. Surrounded by a lush garden located on a hill overlooking the city, Casa Barthel provides its guests small cottages and independent houses located on terraces in the shadows of the trees. The place is excellent for enjoying the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and at the same time visiting Florence in tranquility. In just 20 minutes you can reach the UNESCO World Heritage city center, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the Uffizi Gallery, and the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with Giotto’s bell tower and the dome designed by Brunelleschi. Also you can admire the dome in the distance from some panoramic points of the garden. In less than an hour you can reach the gentle hills of Chianti, visit the cities of Prato, Montecatini, Lucca, Siena and Pisa.
Casa Barthel is formed by cozy and characteristic little houses, unique in their kind and from which is evident the passion of the Barthel family for the furniture and the research for original objects. Casa della Ceramica, perfect for two people, is rich in handmade tiles from Campania; Casa del Fattore, which accommodates two people, displays on the walls the prints of a 1930 French agricultural manual; Casa del Cinema, for 4 people, is decorated with movie and cartoons posters that have made the history of cinema; Casa del Caffè is dedicated to the American artist Amos Kennedy and Casa dei Balocchi, for 4 people, is rich in antique toys. All the houses are equipped with independent kitchen and have a private outdoor area, guests can share the small pool, the tennis court, the BBQ and the wood oven, they have access to the olive grove and the large garden in total freedom. For a romantic holiday you can stay in the small and cozy tree house, made of iron and wood, surrounded by windows from which admire an exceptional landscape.
Daniela and Elena, owners of Casa Barthel, are waiting for you to share the space that for years has also housed their own home and the home of family and friends who have chosen to move to this corner of peace between the countryside, the olive trees and the good food. The Barthel family has a long history of craftsmanship and design that has its maximum expression at the Riccardo Barthel office and shop in Florence since 1976, rich in furniture, ceramics, brocantage, taps, appliances and a thousand other objects to furnish the house with elegance and style. Inside the shop, for food lovers, the Desinare cooking school organizes cooking, food photography and table design classes.