|Camere da letto||11|
|Tipo di proprietà||villa|
|Soggiorno minimo||7 Notti|
Villa Poggio: ideal for families and group gatherings, the villa sleeps 20 in 9 comfortable double bedrooms and 2 single rooms (3 suites; several rooms with balcony), 7 bathrooms (tub or shower), a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room, two living rooms with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, washing machine.
Two-storeys relaxing garden with golden fish pond and panoramic terrace.
Le Montanine is an old biodynamic wine and olive oil producing estate set in the rolling Chianti hills just 6 miles South of Florence and with fast and easy access to the Tuscan highway network.
We offer various accomodation solutions:
A large villa (20 beds) suited for large families or friends groups with private swimming-pool and garden, a 11 guest house with garden and shared pool and another smaller cottage ideal for a small family of 2 adults and two children also with its garden and shared pool access. We also have other apartments available in a nearby XIV century villa.
Visit Florence in the morning and bask on one of the relaxing and panoramic swimming-pools while tasting a glass of our Chianti. Enjoy a relaxing dinner with your family and friends under the moonlight and the stars, the night will reveal you its wonders. Possibility to visit some of the most idyllic hidden locations in Tuscany: enjoy a refreshing swim in an enchanted Pliocene landscape river or an Indiana Jones adventure at an ancient castle submerged by a wild forest.
Things to do in the property: If you have kids that you need to keep amused, don't worry! There is plenty to do in this area. There is plenty of inside and outside room to have fun and play at the two swimming-pools, gardens and forests. If you are interested we'll be glad to show you the vineyards and our wine cellar and tell you how our famous Chianti wines are made.
We are a rather international family. My sister (a journalist and writer specializing in opera) and I were born and raised in Monza. Our father was a business man running a family textile concern, he and our Belgian mother had met skiing in St Moritz, Belgium was for us children the rendez-vous with loving grand parents, uncles and aunts and a large number of cousins, playing in shady gardens or on the beaches of the Northen Sea, sightseeing in ancient cities like Brussels, Gent, Antwerp, Bruges.... Maybe this gave us a desire to be part of a wider world: my sister travelled exensively, I not quite that much because I got married (to Umberto, who was born in Turkey, also from international parents!) and was busy raising our three childre:, Enrico, now married to a Russian girl, Regina (they have a delightful bilingual daughter, Teodora), Costantino, married to a Philipina girl, Cherry : they have two wonderful daughters, Elena now a university student and Marta, a competitive swimmer. Last, but not least, our daughter Irene has chosen to live in Belgium, where she is actually busy working with Caritas and organizing migrants. Enrico is a great restaurer and connaisseur of engravings and has the hobby of searching with his metal detector, Costantino is an expert of the American Civil war and knows all about the Gothic and Paula line of WWII, Irene is a compulsive traveller in the most adventurous ways.
Cristiana Casanova / Costantino Sestini acquistò questa casa nel 1939
Our father fell in love with the place while he was looking for a possible shelter in the event of WWII. The surrounding hills, the encompassing view over Florence to the North and over the green pine forests to the South made him think that he had found paradise on earth. We were from the North of Italy, from Monza (the race course!) a very industrial
area and although we were lucky to have a large garden, it was nothing compared with our "Poggio" where we were able to hear the cicadas during the day and the crickets at night, to admire the powerful white oxen helping to till the land (there were no tractors at the time), to fish frogs in the little stream running at the bottom of the hill and hear terrible stories about bandits from the farmer's children.
This was a perfect family holiday house: my parents loved inviting and entertaining friends and relatives: my mother was Belgian and there was always someone in her family willing to come down to sunny Tuscany and spend some time with us. That's why my father decided to enlarge villa Poggio after the war and the damages to the roof, he thought that there were not enough bedrooms and bathrooms. This decision was great at the time but makes it difficult to enjoy such a huge house now, with the heating and staff costs and a family reduced to one person... so we decided to offer it to holidaymakers and it is a joy to share all this beauty with people from all over the world.
villa Poggio is situated on a hill top ( "Poggio" is the poetical word for "hill") this means that, from some direction or other, be it a gentle breeze or a stronger wind, there is always the comfort of a sort of natural air conditioning bringing into the house the smell of the umbrella pines all around, of the oleafragrans or the ricospermum jasminoide when in season
"Aunque cuesta un poco encontrarlo, una vez allí, si que merece la pena. El entorno, la casa, las personas, todo excelente. Es un lugar ideal para descansar después de las duras jornadas de "turisteo" por los alrededores (Florencia, Pisa, Arezzo, Siena etc.) Producen y comercializan un perfecto chianti a precio muy moderado."
"la maison est située dans un petit paradis végétal, tout en étant trés proche de FLORENCE.
Elle est spacieuse et trés bien équipée.
Les propriétaires sont trés agréables et toujours préts à vous aider ( Merci à Constantino pour sa disponibilité et pour ses délicates attentions) .
cette semaine aura été du pur bonheur
"Les 3 semaines que nous avons passé en Toscane à la villa Montanine resteront des vacances inoubliables tant sur le plan de la situation, de la location que de la gentillesse et de la qualité de l'accueil de la part de la propriétaire et de ses fils. Encore Merci."