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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Casa Bonaventura D is a welcoming one-story apartment in the characteristic style of the Tuscan countryside. It sleeps six people. From Casa Bonaventura D you will enjoy a pleasant view of the greenery and of the hills. Casa Bonaventura D is 70 square meters (750 square feet). It features two shared swimming pools, a private patio, a shared garden, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be roughly 1 km (0.6 miles) from the borough of Montaione, a few meters (feet) from restaurants and shops. You will reach Casa Bonaventura D from the main entrance of the building along a short walkway 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 Casa Bonaventura D you will need a car. You will be able to park it free of charge on the premises.

Casa Bonaventura D 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 Casa Bonaventura D.

The apartments Casa Bonaventura A, B, C, D, E and F are part of a farmhouse which covers 20 hectares (50 acres). The guests of the farmhouse share the gardens, two swimming pools, a tennis court, the olive grove, the vineyard and the wood.

The apartments are part of a tiny historical burg, immersed in the green of the Tuscan hills, and made up of four buildings, connected to each other by terracotta pathways and surrounded by lawns and flowerbeds.

The burg is on the green slopes of the hill which is topped by the small medieval village of Montaione, at just 1 km (half a mile) from the village.

In past ages the four buildings were used to grow the olive grove and the vineyard. They have been carefully restored and transformed into holiday homes in a way that keeps the atmosphere and the charm of the ancient Tuscan farm houses.

The walls of the houses have the warm pink and orange colors of the stone and of the terracotta, which stand against the green of the very well looked-after lawns that surround them. The lawns are broken here and there by thriving rose bushes, groups of irises and slender dark green cypresses.

From every observation point in the burg your sight will embrace a wide horizon of gentle and wavy hills, some of them decorated at the top by bunches of houses, clenched around a watch tower or a bell tower.

This is indeed the typical landscape of Tuscany, the one that, along with the inestimable artistic treasures that every corner of this land holds, has been fascinating its visitors for centuries. The sight can wander free upon one of the most beautiful and history-rich territories of Tuscany, among San Gimignano, Volterra and Florence.

A short pathway among the flowers will take you to the area where you will find a swimming pool for adults and a swimming pool for children.  All around there is only vegetation, trees and view of the hills. You will also have at your disposal a shared tennis court, surrounded by the green of the meadows as well.

You will be able to buy locally olive oil and wine made by the owners, and there is also a small vegetable garden where you will be able to pick up free of charge the season produce.

The owners live on the premises, and they will be happy to answer questions and give you information.

Swimming Pool 1

The swimming pool is 7 meters (23 feet) large by 14 meters (46 feet) long, from 1 meter (3.3 feet) to 2.5 meters (8 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, sun loungers and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a pleasant view of the garden. You will share the pool with guests staying at another nearby villa. It is open from the end of April until the beginning of October.

Swimming Pool 2

The swimming pool is 7 meters (23 feet) large by 2.5 meter (8.2 feet) long, 50 centimeters (1.6 feet) deep. The swimming pool is shared with guests staying at another nearby villa.

Garden

From the garden you will enjoy a pleasant view of the Tuscan hills and of the greenery. You will share the garden with guests staying at another nearby villa.

 Patio

You will be able to enter the patio from the living room through a French door. It is partly shaded by trees and pergolas. It is equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella and two deck chairs. Here you will also find a portable barbecue. From the patio you will enjoy a view of the greenery and of the swimming pool.

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 an armchair and a divan that unfolds into a double bed. There is a nice fireplace. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the patio with a view of the garden through a French door. The room also has two windows with a view of the garden.

Kitchen

You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!) and other small appliances. The kitchen has a small window with a view of the greenery.

Bedroom 1

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the living room through an access area. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields.

Bedroom 2

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

Bathroom

The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. The bathroom has a small window. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room through an access area.

 

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1)
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Casa Donata is at the bottom floor, on a single level. You will enter a spacious living room, where there is a nice fireplace, a sitting area equipped with satellite television and telephone, and a large dining table. A divan bed

provides two sleeping places.

From the living room you will enter the kitchen, which is equipped with a four-burner cooker, an oven, a refrigerator with freezer and a dishwasher. The kitchen has a glass door that will let you enter a reserved area of the garden,

where you will find a beach umbrella, a table, chairs and deck chairs, as well as a nice view of the surrounding countryside and of the swimming pool. There is a portable barbecue and firewood is available if you wish to grill the famous "Florentine" steaks al fresco.

The furnishing is in the characteristic style of the Tuscan countryside: the floors are tiled with terracotta tiles, the ceilings are made of wood beams and terracotta flat tiles, the furniture is made of wood, in a rustic style.

The rooms are decorated with objects of the country life.

Everything is graceful, well-kept and welcoming.

The house is equipped with central heating and it has a direct phone line. A broadband Internet connection is available for your laptop at no charge through a standard Ethernet port. Wood for the fireplace and a shared

laundry room are also available.

Further details outdoors

A short pathway among the flowers will take you to the area where you will find a swimming pool for adults and a swimming pool for children. The swimming pools are equipped with shower and solarium, as well as with beach umbrellas and deck chairs. All around there is only vegetation, trees and view of the hills.

The swimming pool for adults is 14 x 7 meters (46 x 23 feet), 1 meter to 2.5 meter deep (3 to 8 feet deep). The swimming pool for children is 7 x 2.5 meters (23 x 8 feet), 50 cm deep (1.5 feet deep). They are open from Easter until the beginning of October.

You will be able to buy locally olive oil and wine made by the owners, and there is also a small vegetable garden where you will be able to pick up free of charge the season produce.

The owners live on the premises, and they will be happy to answer questions and give you information.

You will be able to rent bicycles and scooters, and join guided mountain bike trips.

Casa Donata is at approximately 1 km (half a mile) from Montaione, where you will find shops and restaurants. In the area you will be able to play golf, go horse riding, enjoy mountain bike trips, wine and other local products tasting in nearby farmhouses.

In the medieval hamlet of Montaione be sure to visit the church of San Regolo, where the “Madonna del Buon Consiglio” (school of Cimabue, XIII century) is kept, the Palazzo Petrorio, with its Natural History Museum, and, just out of the center, the chapel of the Santissima Annunziata, with a remarkable fresco

painting of the seventeenth century.

Around Montaione there is also a large number of burgs and cities to be visited. Besides the famous cities of art, Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca, which can be reached in a one-hour drive, close by you will find the medieval burgs of San Gimignano, Volterra and San Miniato.

Do not forget to visit the monastic complex of “San Vivaldo”, with its “Sacro Monte”, located at only 5 km (3 miles) from Montaione. It represents, with its series of small chapels, a scaled down version of Jerusalem as it was at the

time of the Crusades.

The closest train station is Castelfiorentino, at 10 km (6 miles). The closest airports are “Galileo Galilei”, in Pisa, and “Amerigo Vespucci”, in Florence, both at approximately 45 km (28 miles).

To stay at Casa Donata it is recommended to have a car.

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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