Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa Croce, recently restored, is situated on one of the most beautiful and panoramic hills around Montepulciano.
The property is situated in the heart of the “Croce di Febo” which is a working farm, with breathtaking views over the valley where Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is produced.
The villa has all modern amenities including a Tuscan Bean shaped swimming pool from which you can enjoy spectacular views of nature and the famous Rolling Hills.
On the ground floor (155 m2) to welcome the guests and for their use is a lounge with an open fireplace and a well equipped kitchen which leads to an external gazebo for dining al fresco and to enjoy cool evenings out in the open.
Situated on the same level of the lounge and open plan kitchen are three large double bedrooms each with private en suite bathrooms and independent doors leading to a terrace providing splendid panoramic views of the ValdiChiana Valley.
On the first floor (80 m2) there are two large double bedrooms with private en suite bathrooms and a terrace that faces the ValdiChiana Valley.
Garden & Swimming Pool:
The garden at Villa Croce is nestled in the woods and olive groves of the farm and in perfect harmony with its surroundings.
Villa Croce's splendid pool (10 x 5.50 meters, 1.40 meters deep) is placed in a panoramic position with sun beds and umbrellas for total relaxation. While relaxing in the solarium or having dinner in the terraces (160 m2), guests can admire the views of the valley below and catch glimpses of Trasimeno Lake nearby.
There is a private parking area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castiglione della Pescaia 115 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia - Sant'Egidio 80 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Tuscany region
Perched on a hill, Villa Croce is only 1,5 km (roughly a third of a mile) from Sant'Albino di Montepulciano in the heart of southern Tuscany. It's an excellent location from which to explore all of central Italy. The village of Montepulciano is only five minutes by car and the nearest exit from the highway is only 15 minutes away.
The villa is ideal for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Situated a few minutes drive from the city of Montepulciano and other famous town centres know for their precious works of art such as: Pienza (km 17), Monticchiello (km 9), Montalcino (km 40), Cortona (km 38).
Due to the central geographical position of Villa Croce you can spend a day touring famous cities rich in history, culture, architecture and artistic works such as Siena (km 70), Arezzo (km 60), Firenze (km 115), Perugia (km 70), Roma (km 170).
Villa Croce produces wine and olive oil and beneath the villa it is possible to visit the vinification and aging cellar with its oak barrels where you can sample the wine and the extra virgin olive oil produced by the owners Silvia and Maurizio. They are also involved with the day to day running of their property and take pride in personally meeting all guests on arrival.
On request, the young owners will arrange guided visits to Montepulciano with wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting in their shop in the historical centre as well as a visit to a local “pecorino cheese” factory.
Nearest town: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Restaurants: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Supermarket: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Grocery: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Shops: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 25
Bank: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Post office: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Chemistry: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Tennis court: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Golf: Bettolle km 25
Horse riding: Montepulciano km 7
SPA: Sant'Albino km 1,5
Train station: Chiusi km 20
The history and layout of Montepulciano, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Renaissance”, derives from its strategic position. The town is located south of the province of Siena, between the Valdichiana and Val d'Orcia (at 605m), and was always coveted by Florence, Siena, Perugia and Orvieto. Today, it is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, and is home to 15,000 inhabitants over an area of 165 square-kilometres. From the tower of its city hall, on a clear day you can see the Gran Sasso d'Italia. Moreover, Montepulciano is close to many artistic towns like Pienza, Chiusi, Cortona and Assisi.
The history and fame of the area of Montepulciano is thanks to the production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, a wine of excellent quality and one of the most ancient wines in Italy. Other types of local wine that are promoted and safeguarded by the consortium are Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vinsanto di Montepulciano DOC. There are also the Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG and Valdichiana Vergine DOC. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil from this area is an important product and is often found with the DOP Terre di Siena certification. Other food products include pecorino cheese, marmalade from the Masciana Susina or Coscia di Monaca, Chianina beef, and Cinta Senese salami.
In addition to wine tours of the farms where Vino Nobile is produced, the Vino Nobile Tour offers visits to points of interest in the city of Montepulciano and surrounding towns, and wine-tasting at the many monumental cellars of the town, as well as visits to the small craft shops, tastings of wine and typical products at the enotheques, restaurants, dairies and olive presses, courses in wine and oil tasting, cooking lessons, spa treatments, itineraries for bicyclists and hikers and tours of movie sets. Montepulciano is the ideal place for a vacation in hotel or guest far, as a starting point toward spas like Bagno Vignoni, San Casciano dei Bagni, Etruscan settlements (Chiusi, Cortona), rural zones like Val d'Orcia and Crete (famous for its truffles) and Mount Amiata, as well as the many charming towns scattered through the area.
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