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Podere Montena farmhouse in Chianti between Florence and Siena .Exclusive pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Portion of farmhouse 3 double rooms 1 twìn 3 ensuite bathrooms

Montena is an ancient stone-built farmhouse in the heart of the Tuscan countryside between Florence and Siena in the hills of Chianti Classico with spectacular views. 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.

For larger groups, it is possible to combine the rent of an apartment for two persons located in the center of Lucolena with the possibility of also using the pool and other areas in Montena with the rest of the group. Feel free to contact us.

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.A car rental is recommended. 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 Autumn 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.

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. Upstairs bedroom windows are equipped with flyscreens and shutters.

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.

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 and Krono two Maremma sheepdog , rabbits, 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 a place of peace and 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.

We can arrange for you a local chef and you'll have a home made dinner.

Elisa "the cook" will come home and will prepare a full lunch or dinner using fresh,seasonal and local products. She can cook for a single event or even for a full week.

Cooking classes for adults and families are hands-on and are followed by lunch or dinner. You will cook together homemade pasta or an italian meal including appetizer, first course, main course, salad and dessert from the italian tradition, or you will discover the secret for a tasty and healthy way of cooking in vegetarian, vegan,gluten free cooking classes.

New idea and service Pizza tasting and pizza lab a family friendly and fun experience for all ages. In pizza lab you not only enjoy the pizza but you will also learn how to make it.

The atmosphere is informal,family-run,relaxing.

We are hospitable people but also discrete, helping in case of need or in trying to resolve your problems or giving you our advices for your trips, restaurants, everything you need.

Your house in TUSCANY waiting you!

We hope to have the pleasure to meet you.

More Details

Zanardi Cinzia
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Zanardi Cinzia

I studied medicine and I should have done the doctor but for the last three years I run Montena together with my family.

We live and work together to greet our guests and take care of the property.

I am usually your first contact with us and I'll be here to welcome you upon your arrival to our home. Then if you need some help Mario my husband will be your main reference.

We love the life in the countryside and we love sharing it with our guests.

We look after our guests, the swimming-pool our animals and will do all we can to make sure your stay is special. If you're looking for nature and simplicity of life then come and stay with us.

We look forward to opening our home to you. We offer a vacation inspired to the spirit of Tuscan style

Why Zanardi Cinzia chose Greve in Chianti

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


Greve 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:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • The full cost of the total rental price will be charged in the event of cancellation made the month before the start of the rental period.
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 a room where there is also a sauna and whirpool
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 king
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • 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
  • 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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Podere Montena farmhouse in Chianti between Florence and Siena .Exclusive pool
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Best Hosts Ever

  • 5 of 5

Cinzia and Mario are the perfect hosts. The home is exactly as pictured and represented. As an old home, it does get cold if your weather outside is cold, so just be prepared. Mario and Cinzia are very upfront about heating costs and we ended up needing it due to our unlucky weather. The house was so well supplied and stocked, above and beyond what we were expecting from the welcome basket we had been told would be there. Any trouble we had, they addressed immediately. There is a nice, small grocery right there in Lucolena for a simple meal (I got chicken, gorgonzola and lettuce to make a main-dish salad), but it is open very limited hours, so if you plan on eating dinners in, stop at one of the large grocery stores in Figline or Incisa. And, you may want to plan on eating dinners in if you're at all wary of driving on the narrow Italian countryside roads. They can be scary and especially in the dark.

The road to the house was not an issue for us because we are from Colorado and have mountain property ourselves, so are accostomed to narrow dirt/four-wheel roads. The house is a bit out of the way, but that should be why you are choosing to stay here. You're a good 20 minutes from a main town. The roads are mostly driven by locals, so just be wary. They drive fast on these roads that don't look like two-way streets to us in the states, so if someone is coming up behind you and you have an opportunity to pull over to let them go by, do so.

We would stay with Cinzia and Mario again in a heartbeat if ever back in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! It's always great for us when we host lovely people who appreciate the work we're trying to do to meet our guests' expectations. We truly appreciate it.
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Breckenridge, CO

Wonderful property and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Three American couples, thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Excellent accommodations and outstanding hosts. Great outdoor area for eating, sitting by the fire, or just relaxing. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond exceptional

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to write a review when there aren't enough positive adjectives to describe how wonderful this place is and how considerate the owners are in trying to make your stay as delightful as possible. In a way I don't want to be too detailed because I don't want competition for when I try to book again. LOL. But in all reality the property was magnificent. We had 6 adults staying there very comfortably using all 4 bedrooms. My daughter and friend made sure they used the sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, and hot tub with regularity. Sunning by the pool was mandatory. As others have said it might be a small drive but that only adds to the ambiance and experience. It is by no means not too far to be able to do day trips to all of Tuscany. We did Montalcino, Seina, Greve, Montepulciano and other towns along with numerous wineries on a regular basis and returned to have relaxation and beautiful views nightly. Mario and Cinzia arranged pasta and pizza cooking classes for us which were amazing. As a matter of fact they were there for us for what ever we wanted and now that it is over we miss them very much and look forward to returning. I would not miss this gem!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morrison CO

Idyllic property in Chianti

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly stocked to get us started. All the utensils, plates, wine glasses and wine (at a moderate cost) we could use in a week's stay. The kitchen came equipped with coffee, eggs, bread, and jam, cereal, milk and biscotti. We will never forget the homemade honey, olive oil and red wine vinegar. One other special touch was the homemade olive oil hand and body soap. Mario and Cinzia are very warm, caring people, but never in your space...hosts who became friends by the end of the week. They went out of their way to help us before we got there with a driver, who turned out to be wonderful. Keep in mind the roads in Tuscany are very narrow and the drivers are Italian. They brought us a simple, delicious dinner one day because they thought we didn't have enough food. Mario took us for wine tasting at Castello di' Albola...what a wonderful experience. We took numerous walks with the dogs, Sura and Krono. They are gorgeous Maremma sheepdogs, very sweet and very protective. We picked apples, pears, blackberries and walnuts on their property...all delicious. The house is beautifully decorated and the views are amazing. Ten people can eat dinner together, inside or out.

Montena is an hour's drive from Florence, Sienna and San Gimignano, but it is worth it to experience the true Chianti.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you! you have been really special guests who are able to enter the atmosphere of the place and appreciate the simple things but often so difficult to find that give small moments of joy and well-being. thank you again for your kind appreciations!
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This property and the surrounding area were stunning!! We had such a relaxing and enjoyable time!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely 5 days at Mario and Cinzia's property and we really felt that they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and we were made to feel very much at home. The house itself was huge and very well equipped and the surrounding views were gorgeous! Mario's local knowledge regarding local restaurants and organising a wine tour for really added to the trip and we were made to feel that nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend a stay here and look forward to visiting again soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Montena is a beautiful rural property which is run and owned by the most hospitable hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Montena. The farmhouse is beautifully equipped in a traditional Tuscan style. The kitchen has every piece of equipment and implement you could ever require! The bedrooms are all very well equipped and the beds are very comfortable. Whists we were there we had day trips to Pisa, Florence, a local fiesta and a trip to the beaches on the west coast near Pisa. Unfortunately we missed out on the wine tour. Mario and Cinzia were lovely, as were their dogs, fluffy chickens, rabbits etc. We particularly appreciated the lemon cake, thank you Cinzia. I would throughly recommend this farmhouse, the only things I would say to look out for are that the wifi doesn't reach to the swimming pool, the only toilets available are in the bedrooms and it is very rural! Not necessarily negative points, just things to be aware of!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback about your recent stay in Montena. Your comments and suggestions are important for us to improve. Montena is a simple, quiet place for those who need to break away, the context is natural, because nature is the real protagonist. Thank you for describing us the right way and thank you for choosing us.
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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, Siena, Chianti and its ancients villages and castles of the noble families of Florence and Siena. Florence is 25 minutes by train , Siena just 1hour by car .

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 .

At your home cooking classes for adults and families:

Homemade pasta and tuscan cooking class

An italian meal cooking class

Vegetarian,vegan,gluten free cooking class discover the secret for a tasty and healthy way of cooking.

Mediterrean cooking class focused on pizza and bread,fish and vegetable dishes.

Cooking classes are hands-on and are followed by lunch or dinner.

We are very proud of our new idea and service: pizza tasting dinner and pizza lab. We bought a transportable wood fired oven so we can to make pizza directly to your home.

In Pizza lab you not only enjoy the pizza but you will also learn how to make it. This class is a very family friendly and fun experience for people of all ages




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $61.9
Stay tax $1.24 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.

Extra cost to be paid on the spot: tourist tax ,central heating if required about 20€ per day payable on departure.
Final cleaning 90 Eur
Optional extra services on request: domestic help, cook,baby sitter,cooking classes

Included in the price:
WiFi, water, kitchen gas,electricity,bed and kitchen linen,towels,pool towels bathrobes for the sauna and heated pool, maid service and a complete change of all linen is included in the price for the Saturday between weeks.
The first cot is free of charge. 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.
Contact us for more info

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund