Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Relax on one of the large private terraces and at sunrise and sunset, when all is calm, you may glimpse the deer, rabbits and pheasants that populate the extensive grounds. Tre Querce is independent, finely restructured and comfortably furnished: everything is at the disposal of couples or families to while away wonderful weeks of vacation.
The property is managed by the Morelli family who are lovers of nature. They look after the guests as well as traditional agricultural activities, such as the production of olive-oil, wine, the produce of the kitchen-garden and orchards as well as bottling and preserving their produce.
The property extends for 150 hectares much of it undisturbed luxuriant Mediterranean woods. There live pheasants, hares, porcupines, rabbits, dears and other species of wild animals.
Accommodation: The 'Tre Querce Cottage' is a very intimate refuge completely surrounded by the trees and woods with all comfort and facilities and one pool within walking distance overlooking the countryside. The house has its independent entrance, heating and its own private external spaces.
Sitting in the large room in front of the typical Tuscan fireplace the natural setting surrounding the cottage is visible from the big glazed windows which seems real paintings. Its private outdoor areas give it a very private feel.
Ground floor: independent entrance; private well equipped garden with table, seats and barbecue; sitting room with TV+SAT and fireplace and full equipped kitchen corner (oven, refrigerator) with access onto the private garden; 1 double bedroom and private bathroom with shower and direct access onto the private terrace and the garden; 1 double bedroom (with air conditioning); 1 bedroom (with air conditioning) with two single beds; 1 bathroom with shower.
Garden & Swimming Pool: Tre Querce has a spacious private and common garden areas with garden furniture for relaxing and outside dining.
Vast green and wood area with olive groves, rose and flowered garden. Private swimming pool, within walking distance overlooking the countryside.
Tre Querce is located in a farm holiday estate, called Fattoria La Sciolta, is made of the original farmhouse, the big private indipendent villa and one smaller house /cottage all surrounded by the green hills of Tuscany and the typical Chianti countryside with the spectacular view of olive trees, vineyards and age - old plants.
The farm produces biologic extra virgin olive oil made with cold – press strictly following the genuine Tuscan tradition and the owners will be pleased to show you the production according to the season.
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 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 55 km, Nearest railway: Castelfiorentino or Certaldo 10 km|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Tre Querce is ideally located for exploring all of Tuscany. The local town of Gambassi Terme is only 3 km away and has all necessary services as well as a thermal spa famous for its curative powers that have attracted travellers since Etruscan times. The Castelfalfi Golf Club is within easy reach, only 10 km.
True culture and history seekers can expand their knowledge of Tuscany with trips to nearby Certaldo and San Gimignano, whilst Florence, Pisa, Siena and the fashionable Tyrrenian coast are only an hour or less away.
Other nearby towns of special interest include Volterra and Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo. The nearest airport is Florence (1 hour) and then Pisa (1 hour and 20 minutes) or Rome (3 ½ hours).
Nearest town: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
Restaurants: Boscotondo km 0.7
Supermarket: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
Grocery: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
Shops: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 90
Bank: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
Post office: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
Chemistry: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
Tennis court: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
Golf: Castelfalfi Golf Club km 10
Horse riding: Montaione / Gambassi Terme km 3
SPA: Gambassi Terme km 3
Train station: Castelfiorentino / Certaldo km 10
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.