Our Villa Casa Di Monte has been recently restored preserving the original structure of the house. Our Villa sleeps max. 12 persons, being made of 1 triple bedroom (1 king-size-bed plus 1 single-bed), 2 double-bedrooms (with 1 king-size-bed in each bedroom), 1 single-bedroom, 1 twin-bedroom, 1 bedroom with a queen-bed (a queen bed is a bed large 150 cm / 60 inches).In Italy a king-bed is a bed large 173 cm /68 inches. So, IN TOTAL, in the villa you have 3 king-beds, 1 queen-bed, 4 single-beds.For families with small children, we can provide 2 baby-beds and 2 baby-high-chairs, all for free. In the villa you also have 2 living rooms with fireplaces, 2 kitchens fully equipped (also with dish-washer, oven, fridge-freezer), 3 bathrooms (each one with basin, bidet, WC,shower) and 1 toilet (basin, bidet, WC). In each room there is a fan to refresh your days on Summer.Laundry-room.Swimmingpool.BBQ.The villa has also a large roofed loggia with table & chairs.Enjoy our outdoor pizza-parties too!
THE HISTORY OF OUR ESTATE: Our ancestor Angelo Oreste Simoncini, born in Montespertoli in 1872, started his farming activity at the end of the 19th Century on a small plot of land, partly his own and partly on lease, where he grew a special kind of straw, which was used for making hats; later on, with the help of about 60 seasonal workers, he opened a factory for the production of straw plaits with which the world-renowned 'Florence straw hats' were made. On July 5, 1912, Simoncini bought a few buildings in Montespertoli, in a place called 'Casa di Monte', surrounded by approximately 10 hectars of land, which up to this day are the centre of the business he founded.The production of hat straw, however, had to cease in 1924, due to competitive products imported from Asia. Consequently, cereals were replaced by vineyards and olive groves, and more land was purchased. The same trend is followed by the present owners, who inherited the estate in 1973; between 1997 and 1999 they expanded the land to over 53 hectares
TUSCAN COOKING, POOL & BBQ: Enjoy one of our outdoor pizza parties, fresh out of the wood-burning oven, enjoyed on the terrace perched above the beautiful Tuscan landscape of grape vines and olive groves ...
On guest's request, we will be also glad to organize Tuscan dinners or buffets, or to make wine-tastings or olive-oil-tastings. Our Farm is certified as a TRUE TUSCAN FARM, so we may cook for you by using only local Chianti products: we are sure you will enjoy it a lot!
For guests that like to stay connected also on holidays, we can set at their disposal a PC with ADSL-Internet-Connection.
Our guests may also enjoy in full privacy our large swimming pool (irregularly shaped, about 13x6 meters and from 1,5 to 2 meters deep) and barbecue-area.
A PIZZA-PARTY or a PIZZA-DINNER may be organized on request: fresh flavouring pizzas are baked in our wood-burning oven and immediatelly served hot on your plates ....just imagine...yammi!!!!
OUR WINES : The wine vault/cellars of 'Azienda Agricola Casa di Monte' were built quite recently, but in full respect of the traditional rural architecture of Chianti, with typical material, so as to keep the environment impact to a minimum.
However, its wine making equipment is highly technological. The grapes, exclusively hand-picked, are softly pressed and rasped, before being introduced into steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation transforms the must-grape into wine.This step, which takes 12 to 15 days, is controlled by means of a cooling plant guaranteeing an ideal and constant temperature throughout the fermentation period.This stage over, the marcs are pressed in order to separate wine from skins, the latter having yielded their colour, polyphenols and tannins.This begins the maturation time, which will last approximately 7 to 8 months, at the end of which the wine will be put into bottles.