La Concia apartments in Tuscany
The House

The garden, which extends around the house, is composed of terraces with olive trees, lavender, wild flowers and fragrant herbs. There are plenty of shady places to retreat with a good book or to enjoy an afternoon nap. Plums, cherries and ripe figs can be plucked from the trees in autumn, there are grapes, hazelnuts, walnuts, mushrooms, chestnuts to roast on a fire, and even winter offers kakis and kiwis.

The vegetable garden next to the house provides sun-ripened tomatoes and courgettes. Several local Northern Tuscan specialties from the area can be obtained (like our homemade organic olive oil and lavender products).

The history of the house goes back to the 13th century. Originally the house was a "Casa Torre", which was expanded and strengthened throughout the centuries, including a gateway that provides access to a courtyard. The grounds included an olive press and a "Conceria" for sericulture, and eventually became a feudal farm owned by a local noble family. The house still bears traces of its long history throughout, lovingly preserved and restored by the current owners.

Ideal for day trips, La Concia provides a great base to return to in the evening to enjoy the tranquility of the garden and dinner under the olive trees. Or stay at home during the warm hours, lazing in a hammock, and go to one of the nice restaurants nearby for dinner or for a stroll in one of the charming Italian towns in the evening.

The evenings offer stunning night skies, the sound of owls, crickets in the background and the ever- present sound of water from the river or one of the many wells.

Deer are frequent visitors to the garden at dawn or sunset. In May and June countless fireflies provide a spectacular show in the garden among the olive trees each year.

A place to relax and enjoy the beautiful environment. But there’s also plenty to do in the surrounding area. In the guest rooms you will find tourist information, maps and interesting facts to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

La Concia is a tranquil place, but the house is not isolated. Codiponte, the medieval village overlooked by the Concia, is only a 5 minutes’ stroll away. The village has a convenience store, bar, butcher, greengrocer and – after enough rain - a river with a swimming beach. Down by the road leading to La Concia is a small playground with swings and a slide.

For children there’s plenty to do. Children enjoy the space, there’s a big garden around the house in which they can play, build huts, play with the water of the springs. In the surroundings are natural swimmingplaces, caves and you can go for adventurous walks.

Nearby the Concia there are some good restaurants which provide excellent dining. Upon request we serve dinner for you on your own terrace. It’s also possible to join us in the evening at a long table on our courtyard and enjoy an Italian meal with fresh local products and good wine.

La Concia is run by an Italian-Dutch family who also live in the house: Davide, Maartje and their daughter Beatrice.