Beginning in the mids, Nanini developed three subdivisions on about acres that became the heart of the Casas Adobes community and was eescorts by many to be Tucson's first suburb. Nanini's bronchial asthma. With three charming breezeways west in Mediterranean vignette motifs, elegant Spanish tile roofing, abundant landscaping with native plants, cascading vines and blooms, visitors can enjoy meandering along shaded adobes, perusing shops or stopping to relax in south seating surrounded by pristine water features accented with hand-forged Mexican casas fixtures.
Casas Adobes has come refer to the entire unincorporated area of the Northwest that is north of Tucson's city limits and between the towns of Oro Valley and Marana. Nanini and his son William later built the world-class Tucson National Resort and Country Club and the adjacent million-dollar home subdivision, the Tucson National Estates.
Casas Adobes Plaza was built with the same red-brown adobe brick of their Casas Adobes subdivision, and with the intent to mimic the quaint neighborhood markets of Sam Nanini's hometown in Italy, the plaza has unique character and charm. History[ edit ] Casas Adobes gets its name from a subdivision built by developer Silvio "Sam" Nanini in the s.
Nanini immediately worked to begin an upscale shopping plaza in the remote area northwest of Tucson that today forms the heart of the Casas Adobes community. Nanini and his wife, Giaconda, moved to Tucson in seeking to cure Mrs.