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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Viviana B is a charming apartment that covers the entire ground floor of a villa in the characteristic style of the Tuscan countryside. It sleeps eight people. From Villa Viviana B you will enjoy a splendid view of the Tuscan hills and of the greenery. Villa Viviana B is 220 square meters (2370 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a private patio, a shared garden, a reserved outdoor area, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be roughly 4 km (2.5 miles) from the center of Montaione, where you will find restaurants and shops. You will reach Villa Viviana B from the parking area along a route that crosses the garden through a pathway made of terracotta tiles and will take you to the main entrance, which is under a square porch made of stone and enclosed by round arches.

To stay at Villa Viviana B you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises.

Villa Viviana B is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Villa Viviana B.

Villa Vesta is an antique stone construction, restored with care and love. It is located in a splendid 15,000 square meter park, in which there are two other villas also reconstructed and divided into holiday apartments. Villa Viviana A, B, and C are in these other two villas.

The three antique villas and the park that circles them were originally constructed as a typical Tuscan farm with a main house and a smaller service building.

The buildings have been restored in a way that exalts the beauty of the ancient stone walls and of the terracotta decorations, and lawns and flowers are grown in the wide spaces that divide them. A wide lawn also surrounds the swimming pool.

The whole is part of a splendid landscape, the kind of typical landscapes which, together with the artistic treasures kept in the cities, has made Tuscany famous all over the word: a horizon of gentle hills that intersect like the waves of a green sea, bordered here and there by the dark green rows of slim cypresses and marked by the ordered lines of the vineyards. 

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 5 meters (16 feet) large by 10 meters (33 feet) long, 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun loungers and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a fascinating view of the Tuscan hills and of the greenery. You will share the pool with guests staying at another nearby villa. It is open from the beginning of June until the end of September.

Garden

From the garden you will enjoy a broad view of the Tuscan hills and of the greenery. In the garden you will also find an area where vegetables are grown and you will be able to pick up available vegetables according to the season. You will share the garden with the other guests staying at the complex, and there will be an area reserved for your exclusive use.

 Patio

The patio is partly shaded by a characteristic wrought iron pergola. It is equipped with a table, chairs and two deck chairs. From the patio you will enjoy a broad view of the greenery.

Garden

The garden is partly shaded by perfumed trees. You will be able to reach it from the patio going down eight steps. From the garden you will enjoy a charming view of the Tuscan hills.

Living Room

The living room is paved with Tuscan terracotta tiles. The furnishings are in the traditional style of the Tuscan countryside. The furnishings include a long L-shaped sofa. There is an elegant fireplace made of stone. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the small patio with a view of the garden and of the hills through a French door.

Dining Room

You will be able to enter the dining room from the living room through a brickwork arched opening. The furnishings are elegant and welcoming. The dining table can accommodate six guests. The room has a large panoramic arched window with a view of the greenery.

Kitchen

You will be able to enter the kitchen from the dining room through a brickwork arched opening. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker and other small appliances. There is also a brickwork barbecue. The kitchen has two small windows.

Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a wrought iron matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a large window with a view of the greenery and of the hills. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.

Bedroom 2

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the living room. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a large window with a view of the greenery and of the hills.

Bedroom 3

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a large window with a view of the greenery and of the hills. Bedroom 4

You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the hills. Bathroom

The bathroom is spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a large shower, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.

 

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access
General TV, Satellite TV
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1)
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The walls of the villa have the natural, warm, color of the local building materials, which go from the brick-red to the orange. It is splendidly framed by a very well-maintained green lawn. Shrubs of the Mediterranean scrub, with their

delicate pink, yellow, azurine color, bloom at the edges of the lawn.

A pathway made of terracotta tiles cuts through the lawn and will take you to the main entrance, which is under a square porch made of stone and enclosed by round arches.

The porch provides shade and coolness. It hosts a table with chairs, and it is splendid to relax outdoor even in the warmest hours of the day.

From the porch you will enter a large living room, divided in two by a brickwork arch. On one side there is a beautiful fireplace carved in stone, a large L-shaped sofa placed in front of the fireplace, and a satellite television. On the other side there is a table with chairs.

Two elegant arches made in terracotta and a small wall divide the kitchen and the living room. The kitchen is well equipped, with a four-burner cooker, a refrigerator with freezer, an oven, small appliances and dishwasher. There is

also a brickwork barbecue to grill with all the comforts.

The living room has also a second arched glass door, quite large, that will let you enter an area of the garden equipped with deck chairs, a table and chairs. This area is shaded by a wrought-iron pergola covered with linens. A small stone stairway will allow you to reach other parts of the garden.

Next to the living room there is a bedroom with two single beds.

You will be able to reach the other bedrooms and one of the two bathrooms along a corridor. There are three bedrooms in this area, two with two single beds each, and one with a double bed. The bedroom with a double bed has an en suite bathroom with a shower.

The other bathroom, rather large, has a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath tub and a large shower.

The interior of the villa is just as fascinating as the outdoor.

The ancient ceilings made of wood beams and pink terracotta flat tiles have been restored in all of the rooms. The rich and elegant decoration is in the typical style of the Tuscan countryside. You will feel wrapped in a warm and charming atmosphere that will enchant you.

During the entire length of your vacation, you will be surrounded by nice things, carefully maintained both inside and outside the villa.

You will feel like welcomed guests, for whom everything has been prepared with love, to make your stay in this hospitable Tuscan land full of history, ancient civilizations, art and tradition, even more beautiful and unforgettable.

The villa is equipped with central heating, a direct phone line and with a sound system. Wood for the fireplace and a shared laundry room are also available.

The rental price includes cleaning at the end of the week and change of towels twice a week. Change of bed linen is also available upon request.

As a guest of the farmhouse you will be also able to use, free of charge, a tennis court located at approximately 3 km (1.9 miles).

Further details outdoors

The buildings have been restored in a way that exalts the beauty of the ancient stone walls and of the terracotta decorations, and lawns and flowers are grown in the wide spaces that divide them. A wide lawn also surrounds the swimming pool.

The whole is part of a splendid landscape, the kind of typical landscapes which, together with the artistic treasures kept in the cities, has made Tuscany famous all over the word: a horizon of gentle hills that intersect like the waves of a green sea, bordered here and there by the dark green rows of slim cypresses and marked by the ordered lines of the vineyards.

The air is clear and perfumed by flowers and by the Mediterranean scrub. All around there is space, harmony, peace and tranquility.

Nearby you will not notice any other building, even though you are a short distance from centers of intense tourist activity.

This will be the pleasant landscape that will be in front of your eyes for the length of your vacation. It will be nice to relax by the swimming pool surrounded by so much beauty, maybe after an intense day spent sightseeing the artistic treasures of the nearby cities.

To keep the continuity with the typical activities of the ancient farmhouse, part of the land is still used to grow fruit trees and vegetables, and there is a small pond where fish are grown.

All the produce of the land, varying with the season, will be at your disposal free of charge, and you will be able to pick the fruit and the vegetable that you need yourself, or even to go fishing in the pond at no charge.

Next to the swimming pool you will find beach umbrellas and deck chairs, shared with the other guests.

Additionally, each villa has its own reserved external space, equipped with garden furniture to relax “al fresco” with privacy.

The park is fenced and it has a parking lot. The entrance gate is automated. The villas are equipped with central heating.

The Tuscany region

Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.

The region was populated first by the Etruscans on the 7th century BC, and about 500 years later by the Romans.

The words Humanism and Renaissance evoke Tuscany, as immediately as Pope evokes Rome: just think that between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century, both these ages were born here. The entire region attained a very important artistic role.

If you are keen on art and nature… well you’re definitely in the right place! ;-)

Indeed the fathers of Italian painting, architecture and sculpture lived in this beautiful towns: such as Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. This is the reason why the entire region is rich in museums where thousands of amazing works are kept. You’ll be impressed by the majesty of the many ancient palaces (for examples “Palazzo Vecchio”, “Palazzo Pitti”, “Palazzo Medici”), monasteries and villas that are springing up all over the Tuscany.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.

The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.

What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.

The Apuan Alps are a monumental work of the nature. They consist in some of the highest peaks in the region: This regional park sets up the chance for those who want to practice trekking, cycling, horse riding or simply walking to enjoy this beautiful landscape.

Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.

Another great attraction of this region is the archipelago. The largest island is Elba: more than one hundred kilometers of coast.

Curiously enough, since the Etruscans introduced the use of fresh herbs, the Tuscan cooking is still based on vegetable dishes, bread-based soups, meats perfumed with sage, rosemary, and thyme. Moreover the secret of its success is the good care and the devotion to guarantee the quality of the products of the land... crostini of chicken liver, soups, tortelli with Bolognese sauce, “pappardelle” with hare sauce or with boar sauce, boar hunter style, fillet of beef, salted cod with tomato sauce, ricciarelli, cantucci, Tuscan salt-less bread… We’re sure your mouth is already watering!

Montaione

According to some archaeological finds dated back at Etruscan-Roman epochs, the charming village of Montaione has been inhabited from very ancient times. At a few metres from the old town centre you can indeed admire remains of a Roman cistern dated at the II century A.C., as well as some finds of Etruscan china in the area of Santo Stefano.

Even the Church of San Biagio, at 500 metres from the village, shows that Montaione was already inhabited in early Christian times, even though some more detailed news about it started from the Middle Ages.

As many others Tuscan towns, Montaione's name comes from an “evolution”: it probably derives from the Longobard “Allone di Lucca”, later become "Mons Allonis", then corrected as "Montacone", as written in a document of 988.

In 1118 at a distance of 2 Km from the centre of the town, it was built the “Pieve di San Regolo”: notable example of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany, which nevertheless not correspond to the historical church nowadays located at the very centre of Montaione.

Once become commune in 1257, Montaione was involved in the battles among Gimignano, Volterra and San Miniato: battles that deeply marked the Middle Ages in Tuscany.

During that period, the Castle of Montaione was ringed by sturdy walls and framed by 11 imposing towers. The urban district, crossed lengthwise by three streets (like every typical Roman camp), enclosed the Church of San Bartolomeo (today dedicated to San Regolo) and Palazzo Pretorio.

In the XIII century, in both Montaione and the near Gambassi, the locals specialized in making glassworks. Thanks to their workmanship, the craftsmen of Montaione got very well-known and popular all around Tuscany, insomuch as in 1700, a proclamation of the Grand Duke of Tuscany ordered the master glassmakers to teach this art to fellow countrymen only.

Montaione is provided with a rich network of trekking paths (some of them practicable even by bike) the crosses the territory. The routes are organized along 6 itineraries, planned in order to discover the countryside, exploiting the different areas, woods and slopes, that until a few years ago were frequented only by hunters and mushroom seekers.

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"Quintessential Tuscan Experience"

Villa Vivianna B met and exceeded our expectations! The property is well maintained and provides for gracious living. It is very private and beautifully landscaped. We loved the rosemary hedges and plantings of lavender. Simone and his three brothers are very accommodating, and it was delightful to see them working their small farm. The olive harvest was underway when we visited, and the wine made from their grapes left us wanting to sample more. There is also a kitchen garden available to guests. The nearby train station enabled an easy 50 minute trip to Florence. One may also drive to Sienna, Volterra, San Gimignano, and Pisa. Certainly the little town of Montaione is also not to be missed!

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