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Nearest airport: Pisa Aeroporto Galileo Galilei (www.pisa-airport.com) (ca. 40 minute drive)

Nearest trainstation: Cecina (20 minute drive) and Casino di Terra (5 minute drive)

Car: Necessary

Shopping on a Sunday:  Supermarkets (COOP) in Cecina are open from 8 am till 8 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2017

 

Beautiful sunny Autumn season this year!  Be part of the olive harvest (follow #tenutadicasaglia to take a look!) and enjoy the region with no summer tourists.  Empty beaches await you such as local harvest feasts.  Temperatures are reaching now 25°C, ideal climate for outings but also for resting in the sun at the swimming-pool in Casaglia.

When it gets chilly in the evening, you may want to light up your own private fireplace and enjoy tuscan wine, alone, with your beloved one, or with a group of good friends.  May your holiday be full of colours, flavours and emotions!

 

 

 

 

 THURSDAY 17th of AUGUST

for

CASAGLIA KIDS

 

 

MAGO PANCIONE

 

at 16:00

 

 

 

 

Private Serate Musicale,Vernissage and special events in Casaglia

 

Monday 12th of June at 18h

JAZZ Evening 

| GWEN Sampe |

| Jens Slichting |

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jesn schlichting

 

 

 

 

Friday 23th of June at 19h

Vernissage 

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Wednesday 28th of June at 20h30

Opening of the new sports area in Casaglia

Blessing and Football Match

 

 

campo sportivo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 10th of July at 21h

Johanette Zomer soprano & Amsterdam Consort

A. Vivaldi | C. Monteverdi | H. Purcell

 

Johanette Zomer

 

amsterdam consort mfoto: Malgorzata Matyjaszczyk

 

 

Monday 14th of August at 21h

Italian Opera 

Tutto nel mondo, burla!

G. Rossini | G. Donizetti | G.Verdi |  G.Puccini

 Chiara Mattioli Soprano Fabrizio Corucci Baritono Paolo Filidei Pianoforte 

 

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Primavera in Casaglia

 

 

Dear Guests,

 

Already longing for the first warm sunrays?  Welcome in Casaglia in the heart of Tuscany!

 

From April 8th we open the doors for you in Casaglia and look forward to welcome you.

 

You will be shown your own apartment where you can enjoy your privacy and where beautiful nature is just in front of your doorstep.   It takes only a short drive to cultural and special places.

 

We are glad to give you tips and reserve the best Italian restaurants in the vicinity. 

 

Swimming-pool in Casaglia will be open from around May 1st and, if you wish to enjoy the sea-side, it takes only 20-minute drive to reach the nearest beach.

 

Please feel free to write or call me if you would just like to receive a brochure on Casaglia.  We are glad to send you one.

 

Yours,

Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn in Casaglia 

 

 

 

Dear Visitor,

 

 We  invite you to sit on a terrace experiencing the glowing beauty of Tuscan Autumn:  warm colours of the golden and red leaves, the mists in the morning, the sun low on the horizon, and the hot pink cyclamens in bloom; the air smells of firewood and the earth of rain.

Be part of the olive harvest in Casaglia and taste with us the fresh green olive oil on a slice of Tuscan bread, accompanied by a glass of our wine "Vino Rosso di Toscana - Tenuta di Casaglia" watching the crackling fire-place, simply disconnecting and relaxing...

Now that the weather is most agreeable (temperature between 17 C and 25 C), you can spend a great day out visiting the picturesque villages or cities nearby Tenuta di Casaglia with their typical food festival with seasonal products (we recommend porcini mushrooms and white truffles) or just discover a picturesque square, a bell tower, a wonderful viewpoint or a museum.

Beaches are empty and thanks to the long summer and high temperatures, the water temperature is still pleasant for swimming (only 20 minute drive from Casaglia).

 

In summary: an autumn holiday break in Tuscany is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!

In Casaglia we offer apartments with central heating, a fire-place and also very pleasant outdoor seats where you can still enjoy the warm Autumn sunrays without having to put on a jacket.

If you wish to deepen your Italian language skills or start from the beginning,  we offer Italian language courses from professional teachers  right on the spot, even in your private apartment.  Tennis lessons are also possible.

In the reception of Casaglia,  you will find restaurant tips, excursion tips, or just a friendly smile offering you a cup of Italian espresso.

 

 

In case you wish a receive a brochure by post or in case you wish more information, feel free to write or call me,

Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

 

 

 


Casaglia Summer 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 Sunday 28th of August

 

Holy Mass in the church of Casaglia in honour of Saint John the Baptist, patron of Casaglia

 

Music: Robert Hager von Strobele & Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli

 

www.roberthager.it

 

 

 Monday 29th of August

 

Private Concert in Casaglia:

Stefanie Boltz

 

 

 

"Smart and dynamic, perfectly coherent"

ABOUT JAZZ

"Her voice is perfect, authentic and fascinating"

CONCERTO

"Powerful tenderness"

KULTUR ONLINE

"Suspense to the maximum"

JAZZTHETIK

 "There is a fire burning within Stefanie Boltz"

JAZZPODIUM

 

 

 For Casaglia Kids:

Wednesday 24th of August

 

MAGO PANCIONE

 

mago pancione big

 

 

 

Thursday August 18th 2016

 

Mulo Francel & Nicole Heartseeker

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERTO CASAGLIA

 

Wednesday, 27th of July at 9 p.m.

 

 

Final Concert

of the students of the

Querceto International Masterclasses

10th edition

 

Promoting young students from all over the world in Casaglia, in collaboration with

 

 

 

"Music, wine and good company makes your evening more than special.."

 

 

 

On Tuesday 12th of July we had...:

The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci

Under the guidance of Dorine Kuiper, children can make paintings inspired by the fables of Leonardo da Vinci which will be exhibited on the eve of the performance by The Amsterdam Consort.

 

The children will taught by visual artist Dorine Kuiper. At the end of the day, the paintings will be photographed and digitally projected on a screen during the performance by The Amsterdam Consort. The combination of the projection with the recital of the fables and especially selected musical pieces form an ode to Da Vinci. The paintings wil also be exhibited at the eve of the performance.

 

 

 

 

 

It will be possible to obtain daily private tennis lessons in Casaglia from July 23rd until August 6th.  The teacher is Lukasz Zapala, a young talented sportsman, prizewinner of numerous tennis tournaments.   

 

 

 

"My name is Lukasz. I am 19 years old and I have been playing tennis for over 10 years. I am pro player who during junior career won many national-prizes and championships. I was also playing on international level many times.

Recently I've finished tennis instructor course which brought me new ideas and ever greater experience. I will be in Casaglia from 23.07 to 6.08 and I encourage to enjoy some active time on tennis court and with me ! :-)"

Lukasz Zapala.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Casaglia Primavera 2016

 

Dear Guests,

 

Casaglia is definitely the place to enjoy Spring in its fullest.  In the middle of intact nature, the wavy tuscan hills in their most shining green and at the same time the colourful blooming of flowers is only a start making your precious holidays worth spending in Tuscany. Swimmingpool will be opened on May 1st, private tennis lessons at the spot are possible, and the beach is only within 25 minutes reach.  In Spring there are not a lot of tourists therefore one can experience the authentic italian daily life with its rich culture it offers.

We still have appartments available until June 25th.  During July and August we are fully booked, but from August 27th there is again a wide choice of appartments.

Personally, I find Spring the ideal season to visit Tuscany!

 

 

COMING SOON:

Private Concert for our guests on May 23rd in Casaglia:

Café del Mundo

cafe del mundo

 

Two personalities - one passion:

Jan Pascal and Alexander Kilian are living the flamenco guitar.

Opposites attract and creative tension sparks between plus and minus: The two exceptional artists Jan Pascal and Alexander Kilian are like fire and ice ? and this is precisely why they complement each other so well and form a musical symbiosis of world-class excellence. As a duo, they themselves embody the essence of a musical genre which combines opposites like no other does: authentic and timeless, dreamy and unrestrained, down-to-earth and mystic. 

  

We look forward to your visit!

 

Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

 

 

SUMMER 2016 SHORT NEWS:

 

Still appartments available in June!  

 

 

Serate Musicale Casaglia for our guests coming up:

July 12th: The Amsterdam Consort

July 27th: Concerto premio Querceto Masterclass

August 18th: jazz, bossa nova

August 23rd: Daniel Orthey Percussion

August 29th: Stefanie Bolz and Paolo Morello

 

 "Wine, art, music and friends...make an unforgettable evening" 

 

 

 

 

Casaglia, Easter 2016

 

 

 

 

The spirit of Easter is all about hope, love and joyfull living.

 

Happy Easter!

 

 

agnello

little lamb born in Casaglia on March 21st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casaglia, 11th of January 2016

 

Dear Guests,

 

 

First of all, Happy New Year!  May the coming year 2016 be full of wonderful moments and blessings.

 

 

During the winter, the roof of the main house of Casaglia is being renovated and all the appartments are being "refreshed".  Starting the year 2016, we are again full of plans and are motivated to make the best of it.  In exactly three months, after the winter-break, Casaglia opens its door for Easter, from March 19th onwards.  

 

 

If you are looking for a place where you can "disconnect", enjoy nature, do sports, relax with an inspiring book infront of a breath-taking view, go for cultural outings, Casaglia is the place to be.  In Spring, temperatures get warmer, days get longer, beaches are still empty and there are no long queues infront of museums.  In Casaglia, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday are celebrated in the church.  On Saturday afternoon, we invite all our guests to join the egg-painting competition in our typical tuscan spacious kitchen.  On Sunday morning, in the main court and gardens of Casaglia, there will be chocolate egg hunting!

 

 

From June 25th till August 27th we are fully booked except of one or two appartments for 2 till 4 persons in August.

 

 

We look forward to welcome you in Spring during which one can enjoy Tuscany in its fullest!

 

 

Feel free to contact me for any further information!

 

 

Yours,

 

Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Casaglia Summer 2015.

 

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."

Plato

 

With this quote I would like to invite our guests to our concerts which will take place this summer in Casaglia.

The planned Serate Musicale are the following:  

First concert will take place on July 1st with Chiaria Mattioli as the main protagonist.  

The concert is titled "Song Story" and is a performance of voice (soprano), saxophone and piano.  

They will take us on a journey from opera to musical. 

 Paolo-Filidei-Chiara-Mattioli   A Song Story with Chiara Mattioli, Paolo Filidei and Davide d'Alesio

 

 

 

We will also have the pleasure to promote young talents in Casaglia: Tim Kanik and Judith Bothe, prizewinners of "Jugend Musiziert Deutschland" will perform on July 7th.  

We will hear a beautiful combination of saxophone and piano and a wide range of classical till modern music.

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 Tim Kanik and Judith Bothe in concert in Casaglia

 

 

On 16th of July we will have the honour to host the Amsterdam Consort.  

They will invite you to an encounter with Vincent van Gogh, a merging of visual art and classical music.  

During the concert, digital reproductions of some of Vincent van Gogh's most iconic works will be shown. 

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Jeanette Landre (Flauto), Albert Adams (Violino/viola), Marieke Stordiau (Fagotto), Mariken Zandvliet (Pianoforte)

 

 

 

And not to be missed in the Casaglia music programme is the final show performed by the best students of the International Master Classes of Querceto on the 29th of July.  

concerts4 Young talented musicians from all over the world in Casaglia

 

 

It will be again a pleasure to host Robert Hager von Strobele in Casaglia who will give us a concert titled "Sing us a song you're the pianoman" on Monday 11th of August.   Great songs of all times at the grand piano, glass of wine with candlelight and cheeck-to-cheeck dancing will surely make your evening unique.

HAGER8Robert Hager von Strobele

 

 

 

For those who wish to dance under the tuscan stars, there will be a poolparty  for our guests on Thursday 20th of August with live music Massimilano & Co.  A real get-together with dancing and fun.

For the first time,  the Jazz and Funk Crew will entertain us on Wednesday 26th of August with big-band classics and other modern arrangements of world's jazz hits.  

 

jazz and funk crew Jazz and Funk Crew coming to Casaglia.

 

 

Last but not least, we will end the Casaglia Music Festival with a real italian musical experience.  On Tuesday September 1st we invite our guests to listen to the most beautiful aria's and duets from italian operas starring Chiara Mattioli, accompanied with a glass of wine..

mattioli Chiara Mattioli singing most beautiful italian arias in Casaglia

 

 

 

As music is good for the soul, sport has equal importance for one's well-being.  We are happy to announce that during winter, we managed to complete the renovation of the tennis-court making playing more enjoyable.  

The use of the tennis-court is for free for our guests.   

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Tennis lessons in Casaglia

 

 

Wish to develop your language skills?  It is possible to follow italian lessons in Casaglia, you may decide when and which level!  

More information see "learn italian" on our website.

 lear italian 1 Italian language course

 

 

We are proud that Casaglia can offer our guests its own spring natural water.  

This year we have facilitated the access to the source by making a new water tap easy to reach and to fill bottles to enjoy this healthy water any time.

 

"Happiness is....the first day of summer holidays."  

Not only for adults..., but also for children who can't wait to take a splash in the swimming-pool, with free minds far away from school worries and who can enjoy the fruits and space nature offers.  

In Casaglia, the children also await footballgames, boccia tournaments, treasure hunting...

When the children are happy,  the parents are happy...  

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Summer friendships

 

On Thursday 20th of August, the magician Mago Pancione will enchant the "kids of Casaglia" with his magical box...

mago pancione big The magician "Mago Pancione"

 

 

 

For those who wish to pamper their skin during their holidays in order to come back home looking healthy and feel renewed, we offer bio cosmetics based on extra virgin olive oil.  

Due to the success of last summer 2014 during which guests confirmed the wellness when applying "Idea Toscana" products on their skin, we expanded this year offering a richer choice of soaps, creams, peeling body pads and body oil products.  

You are welcome to take a look in our boutique!  

It is known already from the Middle Ages that one thing is sure: wellness is guaranteed by extra virgin olive oil.

 

idea toscana

 

 

 

Last but not least: wish to join the summer church choir?  If you play an instrument or like singing, you are welcome to join us as animation for the Roman Catholic Holy Mass which takes place every Sunday in the beautiful chapel of Casaglia.

music church summer sunday church choir of Casaglia

 

 

 

 

In summary:  music, sport, culture, games, wellness, spiritual food, or simply "dolce far niente"... is what Casaglia offers you this summer for recreative and restful holidays.

 

 

Appartments still available from August 22nd!   Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Sending you sunny greetings from Casaglia,

 

I remain yours,

 

Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

 

 

 

 

 

Casaglia, 20th of April 2015. 

 

Dear Guests,
Already longing for the first warm sunrays?  Welcome in Casaglia in the heart of Tuscany!You will be shown your own apartment where you can enjoy your privacy and where beautiful nature is just in front of your doorstep.   It takes only a short drive to cultural and special places.We are glad to give you tips and reserve the best Italian restaurants in the vicinity.  Swimming-pool in Casaglia will be open from around May 1st and, if you wish to enjoy the sea-side, it takes only 20-minute drive to reach the nearest beach.Try out our newly renovated tennis court and enjoy the beautiful views it offers!Please feel free to write or call me if you would just like to receive a brochure on Casaglia.  We are glad to send you one.

Yours,
Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

 

Prize winners

Plan your Easter or Summer holidays without stress!  We are there to help you further.
For those who just wish to experience typical and regional italian Easter celebrations (with attractions for children) or for those who just wish to relax "under the Tuscan sun", we still have some apartments free from March 28th 2015.  During April, May and June at the Tenuta di Casaglia we still have appartments available.  July until mid-August Casaglia is fully booked except of  appartments for 2-3 persons.
There will be tennis lessons, for those who are interested, between July 18th and August 1st 2015.
Looking forward to your visit,
yours,
Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

Casaglia, 13th of October 2014

Dear Guests,

We  invite you to sit on a terrace experiencing the glowing beauty of Tuscan Autumn:  warm colours of the golden and red leaves, the mists in the morning, the sun low on the horizon, and the hot pink cyclamens in bloom; the air smells of firewood and the earth of rain.

Be part of the olive harvest in Casaglia and taste with us the fresh green olive oil on a slice of Tuscan bread, accompanied by a glass of our new wine "Vino Rosso di Toscana - Tenuta di Casaglia" watching the crackling fire-place.

Now that the weather is most agreeable (temperature between 17 °C and 25 °C), you can spend a great day out visiting the picturesque villages or cities nearby Tenuta di Casaglia with their typical food festival with seasonal products (we recommend porcini mushrooms and white truffles) or just discover a picturesque square, a bell tower, a wonderful viewpoint or a museum.  In Casaglia, the swimmingpool is open and the water temperature reaches 24 °C.  A holiday break now in Tuscany is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!

In Casaglia we offer apartments with central heating, a fire-place and also very pleasant outdoor seats where you can still enjoy the warm Autumn sunrays.

If you wish to deepen your Italian language skills or start from the beginning,  we offer Italian language courses from professional teachers right on the spot, even in your private apartment.

In the reception of Casaglia,  you will find restaurant tips, excursion tips, other relevant information, or just a friendly and inviting smile offering you a cup of Italian espresso.

Yours,

Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

Casaglia, August 11th 2014

Until August 30th we are fully booked.  From August 30th onwards there are still appartments available for 2 persons until 6 persons.  Personally, I find the month September the most enjoyable month in Tuscany.  It is still warm, but not too hot, most of the tourists have gone home and the water of the sea is pleasantly warm.  The perfect climate for visiting charming Tuscan villages and cities and for all-day relaxing at the beach and swimming-pool.  Thanks to the new cover system we use for the swimming-pool, the water temperature, even after cooler nights,  reaches 28 °C during the day.  Che bello!

Yours,

Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.

Casaglia, 11th of May 2014

(Previous News)

Dear Guests,

First of all, welcome to our new website which, I hope, fulfills your expectations, informing you well about your potential holiday destination.   

In Casaglia we have a new attraction: a completely renovated boccia lane (Italian game similar to bowls).   It is situated in midst of beautiful nature where trees provide shade were needed, where wooden banks invite you to sit down and admire the panorama reaching the sea.  In the evenings the sunset evokes warm colours around you.

We also have a new WIFI-room located next to the swimming-pool in the same building where the music room is.  Comfortable chairs with simple practical tables and cosy corners are at your disposition.  You can bring your tablet  along.  For those who wish to disconnect themselves from their work and do not wish to bring along their portable computers etc., but still need to check their mailbox from time to time, it is possible to have access to internet in the reception of Casaglia where there is a computer for your guests.

Before I will announce to you the programme we will offer this coming season 2014, I would like to inform you that there a few appartments available from 7.06. till 12.07.  From 12.07. untill 30.08 we are fully booked.  From 30.08. onwards there is again a free choice of appartments.  For more information or particular wishes, do not hesitate to contact me.

It will be our pleasure to welcome for the first time the artist Jacek Malinowski who will give a plein-air painting course starting on the 24th of May untill 31th of May in Casaglia.   The course is organised by the polish travel agency Bella Toscana.  We look forward to admire the artistic results..

source: www.bellatoscana.pl

Between 18th and 25th of July, it is possible to obtain private tennis lessons from the talented, national prize-winner, young polish player Lukasz Zapala.  In the morning hours, there will be a course for children.  Children who wish to join, please register at the day of your arrival.  Children are free of charge.  Adults who are interested to obtain private lessons, please contact us ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Tennis teacher Lukasz Zapala (in the centre)

It is alo possible to obtain private italian lessons in Casaglia. Our teacher, Marta Giusti offers not only established and effective courses of general Italian, but also personal solutions to meet the needs of the student.  You will find everything you need, from grammar, conversation and specific language areas, to a more "holiday" approach.  Marta Giusti is ready to teach for one student or for small groups.

 

Since a few years, Family Stecher gives a concert in the private salons of the castle of Casaglia.   I am happy to anounce that also this year we will have the pleasure to host the talented family.  The concert will take place in the week of 8th till 14th of July.  Exact date still to be defined.

The week after, on 19th of June, there will be a concert performed by the ensemble Lost & Found starring Eva Glasmacher soprano), Nicole Heartseeker (organ, cembalo, piano)  and Mulo Francel (saxophone, clarinet, mandoline, guitar). 

Trio ensemble "Lost & Found"

 

They will perform serenades from Napels such as "Torna a Surriento"  and "La Pallummella" as well as southern italian "canzoni" such as "Come prima".   Thanks to their refreshing interpretation, the old italian classics are brought to new life.   In addition to italian music,  we will enjoy tangoes, russian melancholia, dreamy music as well as dancing swings such as "Puttin´ on the rizz".

By the end of July, the yearly final concert of the Querceto International Piano Festival & Master classes will take place in the concert hall of Casaglia.  Young talented students from all over the world come to participate at the master classes (of different instruments) given in Querceto (a charming village 15 minute drive from Casaglia).  It is every time an honour for us to welcome the artists whom we admire their hard work and results.

 

At the 5th of August, we will have the pleasure to present the soprano singer Chiara Mattioli who will, accompanied by her husband at the piano, perform famous italian arias.  Being in Tuscany,  enchanted by a stunning and warm voice singing italian opera is for sure an unique experience.

 

 

 Chiara Mattioli in Casaglia

 

 

Another classical concert will take place by the end of August performed by young musicans from France:  Romain Descharmes (piano),  Pierre Fouchenneret (violin), Mayuko Yasuda (soprano)  and Fleur Grueneissen (flute).  With their impressive curriculum vitae (prize-winning musicians), their high-quality interpretations leave us breathless and give us a taste of the real pleasure of music.  (VIDEO)

The last concert concluding the musical season will take place on 2nd of September.  The evening will take us in a journey of the music of the old America starring the  QUARTETTO ITALIANO DI CLARINETTI with

Giovanni Lanzini (clarinet, clar.alt),  Carlo Franceschi (clarinet), Maurizio Morganti      (clarinet), Augusto Lanzini (bass clarinet).

Quartetto Italiano performing "Rags, Swing and Songs"

 We will make sure our guests will also enjoy pool parties, an occasion for romantic cheeck-to-cheeck dancing under the stars, or for the youngsters to dance to their favourite party hits Overall, to get a real summer feeling.

 

Really looking forward to have you in Casaglia,

 

Marianna Weihrauch Di Pauli.