Asilo Masi, Tuscany
|Piazza San Bartolomeo, 4, 56033, Capannoli, Pisa, Tuscany, ITALY.|
Description: Asilo MasiEnjoying a delightful location in the charming little Tuscan village of Capannoli, Asilo Masi is set in a magnificently restored 18th century mansion. Once used by the nuns of the nearby abbey as a nursery - hence its name - Countess Cristina Gotti Lega reacquired this historic building in 2000, and launched the Asilo Masi as a luxury boutique hotel in 2013.
Just footsteps from the Abbey of San Bartolomeo, Asilo Masi is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful corner of Tuscany. Aside from the charms of Capannoli, Asilo Masi is just fifteen kilometres from Andrea Bocelli's Teatro del Silenzio, and is within easy reach of Pisa, Florence, Siena and the Chianti region, among many other fabulous landmarks and attractions. After a busy day's sightseeing, guests can take a cooling dip in the pool, or relax in the shaded garden, with its centennial trees, pergolas, and comfortable outdoor furnishings. Indoor spaces include a cosy lounge, a magnificent library, and an elegant dining room, all furnished with carefully chosen antiques and decorated with fine works of art.
A generous home-made buffet breakfast is served every morning at Asilo Masi, and on advance request, the resident chef creates delicious lunches and dinners based on the finest local, organic produce, reinvented family recipes, seasonal dishes and authentic Tuscan and local cuisine, much of it unique in the area. Guests can also enjoy a selection of complimentary soft drinks, local liqueurs, house wine and Prosecco in the living room.
Type of rooms: Asilo MasiClassic Rooms:
Located on the ground floor, Colombaino is 20 sq m with an en-suite bathroom and views of the garden. It has neutral beige walls and crisp white sheets, contrasting with the terracotta flooring, the warm tones of the bed cover, curtains and oriental rugs.
La Penca is on the first floor and the nearest to the house's main terrace. Equally spacious with 20 sq m, it has two large windows overlooking Capannoli and warmer terracotta hues from the flooring to the walls, making it cosier and more romantic. It features a beautiful four-poster bed, antique mirrors and a dark wood antique writing desk.
La Mandriola is on the ground floor, away from all other rooms for a little more privacy. It has soothing grey and blue tones, an original vaulted ceiling and a big horizontal window overlooking parts of the garden. It is cosy, fresh, pin-drop silent, and slightly bigger, therefore allowing a small sitting area and an antique writing desk. The bathroom features family memorabilia and comes en-suite with a bath and a separate shower. Located on the first floor.
La Semena has views of the garden and plunge pool. Its high ceilings feature original wooden beams and the antique elm bed is complemented by the hand-carved wooden antique panels on each side of the wall. The soft green silk bed cover and heavy curtains are soothing, while the burgundy fabric armchair and cushions add a touch of colour. There is a walk-in wardrobe right by the elegant grey and cream bathroom with a walk-in shower and natural light from the windows which also overlook the gardens.
Facing the village and decorated with modern artwork, La Vallata is a spacious suite with a seating area. Elegant floor-to-ceiling terracotta-coloured curtains dress both windows overlooking the garden and patterned rugs are laid over the bare terracotta flooring; walls are in a soft-green colour that tones down and balances the décor. The bathroom has a tub with an overhead shower.
Il Paretaio overlooks the church of San Bartolomeo and has an original working fireplace. Cream walls, high ceiling with original wooden beams, brown silk curtains and bed cover give this room a luxury feel. There are marble stairs leading down to the bathroom which has a walk-in shower and windows for some natural light without compromising guests' intimacy.
Il Cerro is located on the first floor and offers two large single beds. It also has a separate sitting area with a sofa, a small antique writing desk and a coffee table with a selection of drinks and biscuits; the sofa can also be made into a single bed for one child. Spacious and with a high ceiling, it has elegant curtains surrounding the windows with views of Capannoli. The en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower and a bath tub, as well as a small dressing table.
La Totolla is the most spacious suite with a large separate living room and two sofas that can be made up into single beds. In the sitting area, guests will find books of all kinds, a beautiful antique wardrobe, coffee table and folding table dressed with a selection of drinks and fresh flowers.
All rooms and suites feature: full-sized Penhaligon's toiletries; free Wi-Fi; individually controlled air conditioning; in-room safe; tea and coffee making facilities.
Additional information: Asilo Masi
Minimum Stay: 7 nights during certain periods.
Pets: by prior request only.
Airport transfers and shuttle services: on request. Charges apply.
Lunch and evening meals: only with advance request of 24 to 48-hours.
Arrival and departure days may be restricted: Frequently in mountain areas, certain days are for arrival or departures only (you cannot leave on a Wednesday for example).For this reason, there is often a minimum stay (of 5 nights only or 7 nights only, for example).
Before booking, verify the current costs, prices and policies (deposit, cancellation fees for each rate, etc.) as the hotel may charge the guest accordingly. Consider travel insurance that covers cancellation fees.
Number of rooms: 8
Official category: Guest House.
Languages spoken: Italian, English, French.Smoking policy: Non-smoking rooms. This property also has a designated smoking area.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, CartaSi.
Restaurant closed: The restaurant serves breakfast, and lunch and dinner on request.
GPS Coordinates: 43° 34' 56.66'' N 10° 40' 42.99'' E
Nearest airport: Pisa International Airport - 31,5 km.