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Podere Montena traditional farmhouse in Chianti Classico. Pool exclusive

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Lucolena In Chianti Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Portion of farmhouse 3 double rooms 1 twìn 3 ensuite bathrooms

Montena is an ancient stone-built farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany between Florence and Siena in the hills of Chianti Classico. It is located at Lucolena a small village 15 minutes' drive from Greve in Chianti, 30 km from Florence. It can accomodate up to 6+2 persons so it is ideal for families or friends who want to spend a relaxing holiday together.

The house is quite spacious and well equipped.The property has a big private swimming pool for your exclusive use and relaxing garden furniture with corners where you can enjoy nature in peace.

From the top of the hill at 650 m a.s.l. Montena dominates the surroundings countryside, the summer days are mild and the house naturally cool.

It is a peaceful retreat from the hectic life, the perfect opportunity to experience the relaxed pace of life of rural still typical village of Tuscany today and yet is well positioned as a base from which you can visit the most interesting cities of art in Tuscany and the beautiful Chianti area with its ancient towns of Radda, Gaiole, Castellina

It is the ideal getaway from the stress of everyday life yet it is just a short drive away from famous tourist hotspots.So you only have to choose whether to meditate surrounded by olive groves , enjoy the Tuscan eno-gastronomic delicacies or have good time in the surroundings.Car is reccomended. The garden offers a beautiful view of the valley with its vineyards. Roses, lavender, rosemary frame the house, in typical Tuscan style.The property consists of a house of 300 square meters and 2 hectares of land. Its typical architecture, the original building materials, stone walls, wooden ceilings , a swimming pool for the exclusive use make it a special place in which to stay in complete relax .

Perfect for gatherings with family or friends!

The wide open spaces and amenities make it suitable for groups of friends or families looking for a relaxing holiday with the kids free to play in the garden, interspersed with trips in the medieval villages of the Chianti area. During the summer guests can spend pleasant evenings under the pergola equipped with tables and chairs for outdoor dining by candlelight or sunbathe during the day or read a good book in the sun by the pool.

The barbecue is always ready for fantastic grilled .

During the winter you can spend cozy evenings by the large stone fireplace of the friendly lounge reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine. On the ground floor you will find a living and dining area and also a fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the covered patio that offers shelter on hot summer days, perfect for outdoor dining. Outside there is a long table on the porch for summer dinners with friends. You can use the old wood stove, a symbol of traditional cuisine, cooking pizzas and bread.

A stone staircase leads to the first floor where there are 4 bedrooms . 3 have en-suite bathroom with shower ,a dressing area and a mezzanine equipped with sofa beds or a bed, providing space for additional people

A further bedroom with two antique iron beds can accomodate 2 people. It is more suitable for two children.

You live the atmosphere of a house of the past and when you enter you will quickly get the impression that he left the city behind. Wooden beams, terracotta floors, windows have shutters and interior arches create picturesque views, natural fabrics such as linen and cotton. Everything testifies love of tradition for all those people who choose to live in harmony with nature . The rooms are furnished with a simple rustic feel, with soft tones to atmospheres of light and heat, two have the bed with canopy.

Other amenities include a sauna and hot tub.

The swimming pool is located in a beautiful panoramic position. It measures 14x7 m. It has chlorine purification. The sunbathing area is provided with the comforts to spend pleasant days in the sun.

Near the pool there is a tub with whirpool and heated water to enjoy relaxing moments also in the months when the temperature is cooler. Benches and chairs arranged here and there invite guests to sit and relax.

Superb sunset views of the rolling landscape can be enjoyed by the outdoor swimming pool which together with al fresco living dining and barbecue areas create the perfect outdoor living arrangement.

Note that we live in a small portion of the house with a separate entrance ,will be available for any need or request of the guests to whom during the stay is guaranteed maximum privacy and exclusive use of the pool.

We might be able to assist in local knowledge and tips for getting about.

If we can help let us know.

We hope you will choose to stay with us and are happy to answer any questions and help you enjoy your stay.

At Montena live Sura a Maremma sheepdog female, four rabbits,two cocks and two Silkie breed hens ,one cat wander around the house

We moved in Chianti looking for a lifestyle in contact with nature where slow the rush of everyday life.

So we met Montena This charming farmhouse from the 900 restored according to the dictates of local tradition with rustic interiors classic Tuscan belonged to a famous Italian artist and filmmaker. Fascinated us know that others had lived here, and we wanted to preserve some pieces of their lives. With its history that refers back in time today is a private country house ideal for a holiday inspired at a slow pace, in the nature

It is our place of peace

It 'a perfect starting point for visiting the main cities of the region Florence Siena Arezzo and enjoy all the beautiful and the good of Tuscany perfect union of nature art culinary excellence

On request possibility to organize cooking classes, dinners, domestic help, wine tours to be paid locally

You can also book your mountain bike or recommended elecric bike.

We will always be available for advice and information on the territory- The atmosphere is informal,family-run,relaxing.

We are hospitable people but also discrete, helping in case of need or in trying to meet your demands.

Your house in TUSCANY waiting you!

We hope to have the pleasure to meet you.

More Details
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Zanardi Cinzia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Why Zanardi Cinzia chose Metropolitan City of Florence

We thought it would be nice to welcome guests who wanted to relax in a beautiful place and experience our way of life


based on 11 traveler reviews

Podere Montena traditional farmhouse in Chianti Classico. Pool exclusive
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

A perfect Tuscany getaway with family and friends

  • 4 of 5

The location of Cinzias house is conviniently put in the part of Chianti region with lots of woods so it is a bit cooller in the summer than the cities in the region that can be very hot. It is located away from the local road so there is no noise of any kind except of the sounds of the nature itself. It is not close to the main highway to reach Florence and Sienna but we liked it since we love to drive on the local roads through Tuscany.

The owners are located at the property and very friendly and helpful whenever you need assistance. The house is clean and decorated in typical Tuscan style. The pool is nice and offered to guests sole use. The terrace in front of the house is very big and offers the best chillout spot.

We had a lovely time for a week in July.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home base in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight (two families of four, with children ages 9-11) absolutely loved this charming, beautiful home just outside Greve in Chianti. With thoughtful hosts, delicious food from Cinzia (and an outdoor table on which to eat almost every meal), winery and restaurant recommendations from Mario, the rolling hills, a lovely pool, and the sweetest little kittens, we never wanted to leave. When we did venture out (to Florence, Siena, Greve, and San Gimignano), we were well located to be able to have fun day trips and return to a relaxing home base. We loved waking up to church bells tolling, roosters crowing, and another day of magical Tuscan beauty. Thank you, Cinzia and Mario, for your exceptional hospitality. We miss Montena already!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! You were perfect guests and a wonderful group.Thanks Annie for letting us listen to little moments of piano music... it liked a lot!We like our guests to feel at home and it is a pleasure when they appreciate our home and their words describe it how we would describe. So happy to share with our future guests your lovely comments. Warmest regards
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Fit for a King and Queen

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in Cinzia and Mario's wonderful home. Every corner of this villa is absolutely splendid. Attention to detail is everywhere. Each room has its own character and is decorated with unique furniture, has very comfortable beds and high quality linens. Walking around this house is like traveling through time in old Tuscany. The kitchen is so well appointed that any chef will find it fun to work in it. The grounds are amazing, there are rosemary bushes around the house, flowers everywhere and we even found a walnut tree! Not enough words could describe the setting but just sitting outside in the morning and gazing at the mountains in the horizon made you feel one step closer to heaven. So much said about this piece of paradise, I must now talk about our hosts. We got to the villa very late after a long oversea flight and I knew that we could not shop for groceries when we got to the home so I had asked Cinzia if she could kindly buy us some pasta for a late diner. When we arrived, the table was set with candles, freshly baked bread, lasagna, a bottle of wine and a chocolate cake! All from Cinzia's kitchen. They had also stocked the fridge for our next day breakfast with fresh eggs, cold cuts, cheese, yogurt, jam, butter... we actually had food for two days! Cinzia and Mario are passionate about what they do and it make a world of difference. We have rented homes for our vacation for the past 20 years and this one pretty much ranks on top of the list.

So, again to Cinzia, Mario and their sons, we are so very grateful for your warm welcome and friendship. Thank you for allowing us to share your little piece of paradise!

PS: When you stay at Montena, you need to order dinner from Cinzia she is an excellent, excellent cook!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear, thank you for this positive review, even more pleasing because our business was started recently. Sympathy was mutual and immediate for us .We love having hosted . Thank you so much! Cinzia&Mario
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Tuscany and a bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an extended trip to Italy and one of the highlights was our time spent at this beautiful old farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside. It truly was heaven! The house was warm and welcoming and had every imaginable convenience for our stay. Our hosts, Cinzia and Mario and their son, Gianluca, were most accommodating. Always helpful in answering our questions, and had many brochures of places of interest that we could avail ourselves, such as local restaurants and vineyards, and books on the Tuscan countryside. The house was perfect for our group of six and could have held a larger group and still have been comfortable. I am a stickler for a good mattress and the beds were queen or king size and extremely comfortable.

Cinzia is a wonderful cook and prepared a welcoming meal on our first evening at the farmhouse and would surprise us occasionally with a breakfast treat or lemon cake…yum! It was cherry season and how nice to pick a sweet cherry from the trees around the patio and pool area.

The views from the grounds were breathtaking. Rolling hills of vineyards and olive trees, church bells ringing off in the distance - who would ever want to leave the farmhouse or beautiful swimming pool. But we did on some days, traveling the country roads to small towns to further experience the region, or taking the short ride down to Figline to catch the train to Florence for a day of touring.

A wonderful way to experience Italy, and a wonderful villa and hosts to help make it happen. We'd go back in a minute. Any more lemon cake, Cinzia?

Kathy & Fred Smith

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! Thank you very much for staying at our house and hope to see you again
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Wonderful Place to stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa in the Tuscany area was a wonderful place to stay. My husband and I and 4 of our friends stayed for a week and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful or comfortable place. The villa itself was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We spent much of our time sitting out on the huge deck and patio enjoying the breathtaking scenery. It was a great location for driving through the surrounding Chianti villages and visiting Florence and Siena. But what made the trip truly special was the hospitality and kindness of the owners, Mario and Cinzia and their son. They are very special people and went out of their way to make our vacation special. From picking us up at the train station, then picking up our husbands hours later when they were lost, making us a wonderful dinner very late at night, answering all our endless questions and bringing us special treats often. They are very proud of their little piece of heaven and have every reason to be so. When we left we felt as if we had made 3 new friends. You are missing something very special if you pass this up.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so rewarding to hear you enjoyed your time with us! It was a pleasure to have you and your friends in our home. We wish to see you here again!Thanks a lot
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Very good stay at a lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Tuscany is a beautiful place. With the house of Cinzia, it was perfect. The welcome was very very good. Mario and Cinzia are very friendly, discreet and highly effective people. I recommend this house for a pleasant stay: kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms are very well equipped, very comfortable, refined and pleasant. There is an exceptional view of a wild and quiet nature. As in Paradise! With a nice pool. Thank you again!

The group of eight French from Paris! ...

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for wanting to share your experience. Your kind words were really appreciated. We are very pleased to know that you and your friends enjoyed our house. You were the cutest of guests who may have. Thank you again
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci Firenze-Peretola
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
133 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Figline Valdarno
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1 Autostrada del Sole
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
132 Kilometres
Ski Abetone
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The house overlooks the valley of Lucolena with its houses and its vineyards, It dominates an extraordinary view. In the distance Valdarno dominated by the Apennines and the Pratomagno. Montena is half way between Florence and Siena and is a perfect starting point for visiting the main cities of the region. Nearby many things to do and see, not only Florence and Siena Chianti but its ancient villages and castles of the noble families of Florence and Siena. Florence is 20 minutes by train Siena just over 30

The Chianti region is known for its wine 'Chianti Classico'. Greve in Chianti has a wine museum and is home to the largest wine fair in September .

Panzano is perfect for walking and you can find the best traditional restaurants specializing in the famous Tuscan menu with the best meat Florentine. Here you can enjoy the famous Florentine steak of butcher Dario Cecchini also excellent cook. Castellina in Chianti medieval center of Etruscan origin is famous for its sausages and wine The medieval villages of Radda and Gaiole offer many castles to visit.

Visits and tastings on the farms and in the cellars of Chianti,

horseback riding, hiking, trekking cooking classes.

On request we can organize or book them .


Rates & Availability

Lucolena In Chianti Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 23 2016 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mar 26 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Middle season
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Very high season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Middle season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $55
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

The price is for the rent of the portion of the house as described.
To be paid at the time of booking:25% as DEPOSIT non-refundable calculated on the listed price.
To be paid within 30 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE.
Extra cost to be paid on the spot: tourist tax ,central heating if required about 20€ per day payable on departure. Firewood is provided.

Not including breakfast.
Optional extra services on request: domestic help, cook,baby sitter, welcome dinner

Included in the price: water, kitchen gas,electricity,final cleaning,linen with weekly change, pool towels, baby bed ,free wifi, welcome pack ( sample products for a light meal or a first breakfast)
Grocery service , service for breakfast, lunch, dinner can be arranged upon request.
Let know us what your estimated arrival's time. We will be at your arrive for the keys and give you the most important information about the house, the neighborhood and events and cities in Tuscany.

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Lucolena In Chianti Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms. The twin bedroom has to share a bathroom with another room. Available in the room where there is also a sauna, hot tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 queen , 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms. 3 ensuite bathrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking

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