In the heart of Tuscany with historic towns on your doorstep. Totally private.
About Joanne Berger
I am a British National and my husband Danish/Austrian. We love italy and decided to buy a place, not just to rent but to retire to. We viewed many places along the way but this one captured our hearts.
Joanne Berger purchased this Farmhouse in 14
Why Joanne Berger chose Montecatini Val di Cecina
The photos do not give it justice. You need to be there to appreciate the house and its surrounting beauty. We have furnished it semi modern but have kept the italian charm, especially in the kitchen. It is totally private. You could spend the whole week there and feel totally relaxed. There is plenty of wildlife around, boars, deers, fox etc., if you are lucky, and quiet, you will capture the young deer in the grounds.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The unique benefit of Podere Torri is that you have total privacy, Depending on what type of holiday you are going for. We have La Stenza 15 min drive which boast the birth place of Bocelli. Every year he has an open air concert and it is a must for any traveller. We are 35 mins from the historic town of Voltera, 55 mins to San Gimiginano, 60 mins to Siena and only 20 mins to Cecnia which has a lovely beach and bars.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside on the terrace
only house trained dogs and not allowed on beds
Caution - the swimming pool has no fence or gate.
We ask that you wash towels and reuse during stay.
All dishes should be washed and put away before you leave.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our week in Toscana
What an amazing week at Pedere Torri. We couldn't ask for more for our relaxing Tuscan break with the spectacular panoramic views and equally enchanting villa that had everything we needed.
We'll placed to visit Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and nearby Volterra as well Cecina with its pine fringed beaches. The charming local town of Montecatini offered up up more than we expected including a great pizzeria for lunch.
The villa really was "home from home". We cooked dinner there every night and even made ourselves the local pici pasta. The villa was a great balance between rustic and modern, just what we hoped for.
Our two year old son loved running around the grounds, watching farmers in the fields and embracing nature. Mornings were breathtaking and the terrace was great place to have breakfast and plan our day.
Photos don't do it any justice, Really was superb - thank you!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and liked our home. Also for the lovely note you left in the guest diary.
We hope you will return and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Joanne & Karl
A great week in a beautiful house !
If you're looking for a place to relax, enjoy the amazing landscapes of Toscany and forget everything else, this house is perfect for you !
Photos really don't do it justice, the view is amazing, especially in the morning and the evening, when the sun is low. The house is surrounded by nature and the garden is huge. The inside of the house is really nice too, and I was pleasantely surprised by the size of the pool !
Thanks to Joanne, we got the chance to visit the tower of Montecatini, which was a really good way to get a quick glimpse of the huge history of the area. Our guide Luca was really nice and interesting. He gave us lot of tips about what to see and visit around Montecatini.
We also went to Florence, Siena and Volterra which are not too far away and really beautiful cities.
Finally, we really appreciated the basket of fresh vegetables that we found in front of the house one morning !
In conclusion, I would 100% recommend this house !
Thank you so much for your lovely review Anne. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Sehr schönes Haus in wunderbarer Umgebung
Das Haus ist sehr geräumig und man fühlt sich schnell wohl. Ein angenehmes Urlaubsgefühl stellt sich schnell ein. Der Pool ist gross genug um auch ein paar Bahnen zu schwimmen. Die Anwohner vor Ort und in der nächsten Ortschaft sind sehr freundlich. Das Essen schmeckt wirklich gut und ist erstaunlicherweise preiswert. Es gibt aber auch 2 negative Punkte. Für die 2km Anfahrtsstrasse zum Haus benötigt man ohne SUV Jeep10min. Trotzdem ich sehr aufgepasst habe bin ich 2-3x aufgesetzt. Dazu besitzt das Haus leider keine Klimaanlage. Im Hochsommer ist dass anstrengend man schläft nicht gut ein und durch. Kleiner Tipp das untere Schlafzimmer ist am angenehmsten.
Amazing Villa in the peaceful and picturesque landscape of the Tuscany
We spent 1 week in Joanne & Karl's amazing Villa close to Montecatini and this is our result:
First of all it's important to know, that the Villa is little cut off to Montecatini, but surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Tuscany. To reach the Villa you have to take a 2 km long gravel sideroad (of the main road to / off Montecatini) and follow the sign "podere torri". This is quite a challenge for your car and the driver, so be careful. Now this could be mentioned as a negative aspect, it doesn't bothered us at all.
As soon as we arrived, we were overpowered by the beauty of the villa and the amazing view's over the Tuscany landscape you will have from almost every spot on the property! Especilly the view from the pool and the dinning table outside are perfect and could be on a postcard. The whole outside area (pool, garden, terrace, stone grill, etc.) is in a very good shape and it's a plasure to enjoy it. Just consider: As you are part of the Tuscany nature, of cause their are bugs, ants, bees, mosquitos and so on; prepare yourself.
The interior of the villa is aswell very high standart and the detail's are chosen with a good taste. You will find 3 double bed room's in the first floor (one including a crip) and 2 beautiful restroom's kept in marble. On the ground floor you will find a study room which can be used as extra bedroom (including a sofa bed) with seperat standart restroom. Depending on the relationship status of the residents, i recommend to use the villa within a maximum of 4 couples (8 adults).
Bringing me to the next highlight: the kitchen. It was a pleausre to prepare our food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the hugh and noble kitchen. It is close connected to the terrace were we used to sit together for a while and enjoyed ur meals.
For visiting all the tuscany city's like - Florance, Siena, Pisa - Montecatini is a good destination (1 hour by car). The smaller city's like Montecatini, Volterra, San Gimignano (which we prefare) are very close.
All in all we had a wonderful time in the villa and the whole Tuscany; thanks again.
By the way: I recommend to update the Picture's on the annoucment to high quality, because the reality looks way better. Or maybe add some short video's :)
Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Your review is very informative for future guests so thank you.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
Joanne & Karl
Schöner Urlaub in der Toskana mit einem grandiosem Blick.
Wir verbrachten 2 Wochen im Podere Torri, das schon etwas höher auf dem Berg liegt. Der Blick vom Haus und auch vom Pool auf Volterra war wirklich einmalig. Es war sauber und gut ausgestattet, jedoch eher für 8 als wie beschrieben für 12 Personen. Es wäre vielleicht zur überlegen eine Spülmaschine anzuschaffen. Der Pool war sehr schön und wurde jeden Morgen vom Housekeeper gereinigt und er brachte uns auch am Ankunftstag frische Tomaten, Eier und leckeres Brot über das wir uns sehr gefreut hatten. Kleine Kritikpunkte hatten wir beim Anfahrtsweg über einen schon längeren Kiesweg den wir mit einem nicht höhrergelegenen Auto nicht befahren hätten könnnen, uns wurde zwar 2 Wochen mitgeteit, daß es etwas holprig werden würde aber daß es so mühselig war hätten wir nicht gedacht.Auch die Liegen am Pool waren schon etwas kaputt und sehr unbequem, wobei der Sonnenschirm sofort repariert wurde.
Trotzdem verbrachten wir eine sehr schöne Zeit, angenehm empfanden wir auch daß der nächste Ort Montecatini val de Cecina mit dem Fahrrad, jeoch bergauf, in ca. 30 Minuten zu erreichen war. Dort befand sich auch eine sehr gute und günstige Pizzeria und 2 kleine Supermärkte. Zum nächsten Strand fuhr man etwa 40 Minuten.
Thank you for your review of our Villa.
We are happy you enjoyed your time there, and would want to return.
The road is totally out of our hands, it belongs to many houses including ours. We have paid towards stones being put down but it doesn't last long. We are going to take it up with local town on our next visit.
With regards to a dishwasher, the less electrical items we have there the better. If you have to many items on at once the power can trip. We are in thoughts about this.
Not aware that there is damage to the pool. I will look into this.
Many thanks again,
Teatro Del Silenzio is an open air opera theatre. Andrea Bocelli was born near there and performs every summer.
Its a short drive from the property - around 15mins.