Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A charming old barn, perfectly located, exquisitely renovated and with breath taking 360° views.
The owners of Villa Montelupo know what their guests want. They are proud of their formula which follows the five C's of excellent hospitality: Character, Courtesy, Calm, Charm and Customer satisfaction.
In the countryside of Montelupo Fiorentino, a town on the immediate outskirts of Florence, so famous for its ceramics that it's called “The Town of Ceramics”, is Villa Montelupo, a charming quaint Tuscan construction surrounded by olives and secular cypress trees.
Villa Montelupo is a renovated independent barn, perched on a green and quiet hill, with 360° panoramic and spectacular views of rolling Tuscan hills. It is the ideal place for anyone who desires to unite art, culture and history with relaxation and getting in touch with the extraordinary natural beauty of this magical place.
The original architectural details have been preserved and incorporated into a new, elegant and comfortable design. The barn has been restructured using traditional materials: local stone, exposed wooden beams and Florentine terracotta floors, giving a touch of simple elegance.
Here and there, you will find unusual and carefully thought out details such as fine paintings, ceramics from Montelupo and typical ornaments in character with the building.
All guests are treated to a weekly cuisine surprise so that you can taste typical local home-cooked Tuscan dishes according to the season. On your arrival, you will find a welcome basket with fresh fruit, extra-virgin olive oil harvested from the olive groves around you, red wine from the local vine yards and cellars and typical pasta.
Sit back, relax, watch the sunset, immerse your self in this magical place of astounding natural beauty and find your self again.
Accommodation: Villa Montelupo can sleep up to six people and is composed of a luminous, multicolored and fully equipped kitchen with the latest mod cons. There are two double bedrooms with double antique iron beds and two bathrooms with showers. There are ceiling fans in the bedrooms and in the living room.
Upstairs from the living room there is an open-plan upper-gallery with two sofas (one converts to a sofa bed for two people). The living area is equipped with Wi-Fi internet connection, Satellite TV, DVD player, stereo with CD player, books, a fireplace with firewood and an antique Tuscan chest of drawers.
Ever conscious of your protection, safety and comfort, the owners have also provided the property with a safe, alarm system and double glazing on every window.
You will also find; central heating, a washing machine, an ironing board, first aid box, iron and hair-drier. Pets are allowed at Villa Montelupo upon request.
Garden & Swimming Pool: The wonderful swimming pool (10,5x7,5 mt.) with Jacuzzi pool is furnished with sun beds, reclining armchairs, table and chairs. It is surrounded by lawns and gardens framed by the rolling wooded hills beyond. It is a lovely spot to relax and have a cooling dip. It has been built near to olive groves for those who prefer to enjoy the calmness of the Tuscan countryside.
The garden is large, independent and completely private. It has been carefully landscaped with exquisite plants, flowers and shrubs, and charming secluded seating areas for the contemplation of nature (or fellow members of your party!).
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, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 30 km, Nearest railway: Montelupo Fiorentino 3.5 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Villa Montelupo is near to Florence as well as with easy reach of most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is Florence airport (under half an hour) Pisa is about 45 minutes and Rome airports are about three hours drive.
Villa Montelupo is situated in an exceptionally beautiful part of Chianti above the Arno valley and about 230 meters or 754.6 feet above sea level.
It is within easy reach of the most famous Tuscan cities: only 20 minutes from Florence, 10 minutes from Vinci and San Miniato, 30 minutes from Pisa, 50 minutes from Siena, Volterra, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano.
Nearest town: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Restaurants: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Supermarket: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Grocery: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Shops: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Outlets: Barberino del Mugello km 50
Bank: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Post office: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Chemistry: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Tennis court: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Golf: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
Horse riding: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
SPA: Gambassi Terme km 30
Train station: Montelupo Fiorentino km 3,5
The original Chianti, the area between Florence and Siena, is the heart of Tuscany, traditionally identified with a thousand-year-old history of wine-making, gastronomy, artisanship and culture. At the very center of this area lies the Chianti Storico consisting of the three municipalities Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Castellina in Chianti. People in this area have cultivated the land and made wine and olive oil at least since Etruscan times.
The undulating hills form small, protected valleys with a unique, mild microclimate, which has made this area attractive since Etruscan and Roman times. Here we find a special flora and fauna and this is the reason for the high-quality wine and food products from this area. More than half of the Chianti, however, is woodland, which makes it perfect for outdoor activities.
Festivals, concerts, museums, exhibitions, fairs offer a wide range of cultural entertainment. The central position of the Chianti Storico allows for comfortable daytrips to Florence, Siena, San Gimigniano and Montalcino.
Medieval castles, churches, fortified hamlets, villas and farmhouses are scattered all over, making just driving around an experience in itself. A network of partly unpaved country roads invites to explore this beautiful landscape on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
The Chianti being one of the most famous wine regions in the world means that wine tasting is a key holiday experience, whether visiting local wine festivals, touring wine producers, visiting enoteche, or simply choosing among the many local wines to go with a meal.
Eating out in the many little family restaurants gives a chance to experience local food specialties first hand. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere, the traditional Chianti recipes and the consistent high quality of the seasonal products all contribute to an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Accommodation ranges from very elegant, high-end luxury hotels or rental villas, over agritourism and farm holidays to family run bed and breakfasts. A warm welcome and personal treatment is assured in any case, and as everywhere in Italy children are more than welcome.