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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


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 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

Zanardi Cinzia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Zanardi Cinzia

I studied medicine and I should have done the doctor but for the last two 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 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


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:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
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 sleep sofa /futon
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Podere Montena farmhouse in Chianti between Florence and Siena .Exclusive pool
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Amazing stay in Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous experience - highly recommended! We arrived at Montena and immediately felt at home. Mario and Cinzia welcomed us like family. The residence and rooms were large (for a family of 5) and exceptionally well-appointed, private, comfortable and classic. The outdoor patio and nearby trails were a delight. The view was spectacular and the location was superb - off the beaten path, but close to Florence, Siena, Greve in Chianti and many other Tuscan treasures. We will not soon forget the time we spent there and, when we go back, this is the place we will stay! Thank you Mario & Cinzia!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've enjoyed meeting you and we say that at Montena everyone should feel as though they are at home. Thanks for sharing!
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Wonderful, relaxing home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I stayed in beautiful Montena for several days. Cinzia and Mario are extremely friendly and helpful and were so nice to our daughter Two things that I always look for in vacation rentals are well-equipped kitchens and comfortable beds. Montena has both! There were many bunnies when we were there that my daughter fawned over each day. Montena is well situated....we took the train from Figline into Florence so we didn't have to deal with parking. It was very convenient and easy. The train goes in to Firenze Santa Maria Novella (main train station). Montena is also very close to Greve and the other wonderful towns in Chiantigiana. I wish we had had more time here - it is so relaxing and the views are stunning. We will definitely be back! Thank you so much, Cinzia and Mario for you wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Italian Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a wonderful stay with Mario and Cinzia at their beautiful home, Montena. After making the reservation for my husband and I and our four small children, we had four family members also decide to come to Montena as well. Cinzia graciously changed the reservation for us and the house still felt spacious for us all. Mario and Cinzia patiently waited for us as our arrival time continued to be pushed back until almost 11pm. Cinzia had a lovely dinner prepared for us, it made our delayed arrival so much easier walking into a delicious meal. We had eight days planned at their house. During the week we did day trips (some driving and parking in the cities, and some driving to the train station in Figline) to Pisa, Florence, Venice, and even Rome. Mario and Cinzia babysat our four children so my husband and I could take the train to Rome for a day trip alone. They are amazing people, and I had every confidence in them watching my kids. Every morning our kids would race out to see all of the animals....bunnies, chickens, and their beautiful dog. Mario also arranged and accompanied us on our wine tasting at a local vineyard, Castello D'Albola. Our trip was amazing, It was everything you dream of when planning an Italian vacation. I am so happy we chose Montena for our vacation, thank you for a beautiful week Mario and Cinzia!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kindly Janaye, we were really touched by your review and really make us feel so good that you had a special time at our home . A special greeting to your beautiful kids !
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Within minutes - was our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

FABULOUS in every way! We were 7 friends staying in the villa for one week. Cinzia and Mario greeted us, and since we had been emailing back and forth we felt like we already knew each other. They gave us a tour of our home away from home, left us to settle in, and returned with an incredible dinner Cinzia had prepared for us. We prearranged specific nights we wanted to have dinner at the villa and we were consistently delighted not only by the meal, but by the special touches Cinzia added. Mario and Cinzia are warm, helpful, friendly and gracious. We hated to say goodbye to them!

The villa was more than we could have imagined. Don't be fooled by the photos! The home itself is clean, functional, comfortable, and spacious for 7-8 adults. The biggest problem was deciding where to have our coffee, wine, read our books, nap, or just stare at the amazing Tuscan views. Our choices were under the veranda on a couch or chairs, at the large picnic table and benches, or down by the pool.

During our stay Cinzia planned a few meals. She was very accommodating and pleasant when we arrived much later for our dinner one night.

We spent one entire day at the villa where the women had a cooking class with Cinzia. It was a wonderful afternoon spent laughing, learning some Italian, and sipping wine as we chopped and rolled potato dough for gnocchi !

Day one we knew we had a goldmine in finding Cinzia, Mario, and the villa. Each day was as special as the first. We have wonderful memories. We have all recommended this villa to friends who may want to stay in Lucolena. Full recommendations in ALL areas!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Middle season
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Middle season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Natale e Capodanno
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - May 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Middle season
May 27 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Middle season
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Sep 30 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $54.47
Stay tax $1.09 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. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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