Casa Marzi dates back to approximatley 1600. It is in a rural setting in south-east Tuscany, close to the Umbrian border. It is on a quiet farm lane leading to a small hamlet 1km from the village of Tavarnelle that is situated on the main road between Lake Trasimeno and Arezzo. It is approximately 3 kms from the Etruscan city of Cortona which was featured in the book 'Under the Tuscan Sun' by Frances Mayes. There is also a film based on the book.
Casa Marzi is not rented out on a commercial basis. It is only let to friends or like-minded others they recommend. The aim is only to recoup expenses. The house and pool are for the exclusive use of one booking.
We bought the house in 2002 and it has been fully restored. Casa Marzi is a rustic building built in the traditional Tuscan style of 'pietra serena'. It was a farmstead with an adjoining barn now incorporated into the main building. It has been rewired with new plumbing, fittings and furnishing installed. There is central heating throughout.