Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The villa is located right outside the picturesque hamlet of Iano, whose origins date back to the Etruscan times. This is the territory of Montaione which lies on the triangle of the provinces of Pisa, Florence and Siena, ideal starting point to visit S. Gimignano, Volterra and the most beautiful artistic Tuscan cities which can be easily reached by car.
The villa was the school of the hamlet till the '70s, it has been completely restored and stylishly furnished with 1900 furniture. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with shower and can accommodate up to 8 people. The layout of the villa allows each guest to have utmost privacy
The refreshing pool for the exclusive use of the clients at Villa Valentina offers enchanting views of the countryside, also enjoyable from the most part of the windows of the villa.
Accommodation: Villa Valentina is an idyllic place where you can completely relax amongst olive trees.
Completely on the ground floor the villa is 205 square meters and it has three entrance doors with direct access to the garden.
It has 2 fully equipped kitchens with fridge freezer, electric hob, oven, coffee machine, toaster. One of the kitchens has a dishwasher. At the villa you have two spacious living rooms with dining area and one with fireplace. Two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with shower. Terrace facing the swimming pool.
The villa is also equipped with Satellite TV, DVD player, electrical kitchen equipment, internet connection, separate laundry room with iron and ironing board.
The two kitchens, the separate living rooms and entrances, everything at the villa makes it just ideal for your dream holiday whether if you are having a family reunion, vacations on your own or with a group of friends.
The windows all have mosquito-screens and all the bedrooms has the air conditioning.
Garden & swimming pool: In the garden is located the swimming pool (6 x 9 meters) with Roman steps and children's area, a pretty wrought iron gazebo with stunning views towards Volterra, the Val d'Era valley, gently rolling hills and the opposite hill cock is one of the three Tuscan islands which surfaced during the Carboniferous period complete this corner of paradise.
The outside is furnished with wrought iron tables and chairs, sun beds, two BBQs, wood burning oven.
Suggested event for this property: Palio di Siena tickets.
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci or Pisa - Galileo Gali 60 km, Nearest railway: Castelfiorentino 20 km|
|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
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Nearest town: Iano km 0
Restaurants: Iano km 0
Supermarket: Montaione km 10
Grocery: Iano km 0
Shops: Montaione km 10
Outlets: Outlet The Mall km 80
Bank: Montaione km 10
Post office: Montaione km 10
Chemistry: Montaione km 10
Tennis court: Iano km 1
Golf: Castelfalfi km 8
Horse riding: Iano km 5
SPA: Gambassi Terme km 10
Train station: Castelfiorentino km 20
Situated on a tall hill, Volterra is one of the oldest towns in Tuscany, it is an Etruscan settlement with finds that date back to the IX century BC. Worth a visit are: Palazzo dei Priori, the oldest public building in Tuscany and the remains of the large Roman theatre built around the birth of Christ.
A centre of Villanovan culture in the period between IX and VII centuries BC, the ancient Velathri became, in the Etruscan period, the capital town of one of the twelve lacumonie (religious city states), surrounding itself with strong walls until the V century BC and extending throughout the hill in an area much vaster than today.
The walls and the splendid dominating position made the town easily defendable, as proved by the fact that it was the last Etruscan centre to suffer the military and cultural domination by the Romans. In the V century Volterra was an important bishopry seat and the influence of the bishops was protracted for some centuries, until the consolidation of the town as a free Council. It was in this period that the main public buildings and the last of the city walls were constructed, a period, furthermore, characterised also by the struggle between the Guelph and Ghibelline families. It was this internal division that favoured the advent of the Florentine domination, making it an important military centre in the struggle against Siena.
The Medici wanted also to strengthen the defensive structures by building the fortress that was to become a rather conspicuous element of the urban structure of the town. A structure that, today, shows obvious signs of all historic periods making Volterra a true open air museum. The walls and the gates are of the Etruscan period, the archaeological area with the Theatre and Roman Forum (open daily from 11am to 5pm), the Palazzo dei Priori, the Municipal Palazzo, the Cathedral, the Baptistry and the walls are from the period of the Medieval communes.
The Guarnacci museum is one of the oldest public museums in Europe: founded in 1761 when the noble abbot Mario Guarnacci (Volterra 1701-1785) gave his vast archaeological property, gathered over years of research and purchases, to the “people of the city of Volterra”. The donation – that also included a library of over 50,000 volumes – was an act of extreme farsightedness as, as well as giving the city a very important cultural instrument, avoided the danger that the vast, accumulated heritage could be lost. Guarnacci, a very erudite historian, author, among other things, of a book about the oldest inhabitants of Italy (“Le Origini Italiche”, Lucca 1767) that at the moment of publishing caused lively polemic reactions among the erudite environments, certainly had the great merit of attracting attention to Volterra from the great intellects of the time such as Giovanni Lami, Scipione Maffei, Anton Franceso Gori, who dedicated themselves to the scientific diffusion of the material of his collection via important publications and constant news on magazines such as “Le Novelle Letterarie” (Literary Tales), published in Florence by the same Lami.
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