Casa Cares is located on a hill, 35 km from Florence. It is the perfect place for groups looking for quiet spaces for activities, nature and carefully cooked meals. Groups of yoga, meditation, painting and sculpture; musicians; reading, study and translation groups; summer schools… Associations and organizations gather here for meetings, workshops and seminars. From Casa Cares you can start discovering protected natural areas, such as the forest of Sant'Antonio, the Vallombrosa Forest and the Balze del Valdarno, along historical routes between the Romanesque churches of the Valdarno; in addition to Florence, you can reach Chianti, Siena and Arezzo. An olive grove provides high quality oil; an orchard with ancient seed trees and the nearby private forest make this place a special corner of the world where you can get lost in order to find yourself.
Open: All year round
Highlights: Love for nature - which means concrete actions: waste differentiation; quality compost; phyto-purification plant; care of the organic garden, olive grove and forest.
Healthy eating - Guest health is important to us. Casa Cares produces cold-ground e.v.o. oil, cooks products from its own organic garden and prepares preserves.
Solidarity tourism - every guest contributes with their stay to the realization of social projects by Diaconia Valdese that are aimed at the elderly, disabled, migrants, young people and people with fragility.
Casa Cares in pills
• 19 + 5 rooms
• 55 beds (up to 69 with extra beds)
• BB - HB - FB
• Meeting rooms
• Spaces for groups
• Zero Km organic vegetable garden
• Olive grove and forest