|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This villa, dating from the 16th century, still retains the atmosphere of a an antique Templar residence. The central part of the villa and the right wing have recently been totally restored, maintaining the cotto floors and the beamed ceilings, yet adding all modern comforts. There is a piano in the sitting room, available for guests. To the front of the villa, there is a beautiful stone courtyard where it is possibile to enjoy the meals prepared by the helpful staff, who lives on the premises. Just 100 meters away a swimming pool was installed among the olive groves. Villa di Montelopio is situated in the village it is named after, just 15 minutes drive from the medieval village of Castelfalfi, with its renowned 18 hole golf course. The famous Tuscan cities and towns of Volterra, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena are easily accessible from the property.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
L A Y O U T
MAIN BUILDING: Entrance from the courtyard into living room with frescos and fireplace; library; dining room opening also onto the courtyard; twin bedroom; bathroom. RIGHT WING: Living room with fireplace; kitchen; double bedroom; twin bedroom; single bedroom; 2 bathrooms (one shower only). TOWER: Master suite (air-conditioned) with sitting room and en-suite bathroom (shower only).
S T A F F
Resident guardians provide maid and cook service for breakfast and dinner, 5 days a week.
D I S T A N C E S (approx. kms)
Fabbrica (nearest village with PO, bank and shop);2, Nearest motorway exit;30, Pisa Airport;35, Lucca;50, Florence;78,
We enjoyed our stay at Montelopio. The staff were excellent and prepared first class meals. The meals were traditional Tuscan and it was nice just to come back at the end of a day and not have to look for a restaurant. The building is as it was described. The location is excellent and near all the great places to visit in Tuscany. As we spoke no Italian it was a little difficult to communicate with some of the staff. The caretaker spoke several languages so we communicated through him. It was a vacation of a lifetime. We had a great time.
We highly recommend Villa Di Montelopio it is a wondefully maintained villa that dates back as far as the 12th century. Each day a new treasure unfolds as you learn more about the villa. The staff Maria, Sig. Dubi and Maria Palo are fantastic. They are on site to help with all of your needs. Maria's cooking is fantastic and provides an authentic taste experience in Tuscan cooking.Set on beautiful grounds the villa staff has a large garden, presses their own olive oil and makes their own wine. Montelopio is a quaint small village convenient to most Tuscan towns.The accomadations are outstanding and the staff alone provide a huge plus. Five out of five stars!!! We will be back.
Budd and Robin Fisher Rhode Island Jackie and Ken Perry Ohio