|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Vaulted ceilings dating back to the 11thC, 4 mt. ceilings, fireplace, 1000 yrs of history.
*(This unit can also be rented with 2 bedrooms)
Fully equipped kitchen, with built in cabinets, 4 burner gas hob and electric built in oven (Franke), extractor, tall refrigerator/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, iron, ironing board. Table and chairs.
Separate lounge with 2 sofa-beds, side tables, fireplace, satellite TV.
1bedrooms with king size bed , wardrobes, chest of drawers and night tables.
Separate lounge, 2 bathrooms with power showers.
Patio off the kitchen and lounge with outdoor furniture.
Cots and high chairs available. Central heating. WiFi.
Final Cleaning Charge € 50.00
Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. With distant views over hills, out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and spiritual atmosphere. Whether you are lazing by the pool or strolling in the olive grove or simply relaxing in your apartment you are in another world. Recently restored and converted from a farmhouse into four charming apartments. Perfect for small or large family vacation rental.
Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including vaulted ceilings, an open fireplace, and beamed ceilings. Meanwhile, all the modern conveniences have been incorporated.
Each apartment is self-contained; and each has its own entrance. Each apartment offers a terra-cotta patio and outdoor furniture. The kitchen in each of the apartments/cottages has built in cabinets, tall refrigerators, 4 burner hobs, built ovens etc etc.
Podere Le Monache is situated in a small hamlet with all the ameneties you require for a relaxing stress free vacation.
We have 2 excellent restaurants walking distance, where you can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine without having to drive. The small shop/deli offers an excellent choise of local products and fresh fruit and dairy. They have a delivery of fresh bread and croissants every morning. One of the restuarants offers cooking classes and wine Tasting.
The place to be for art enthusiast, gourmet cuisine and wine enthusiasts!
We had such a wonderful time it is hard to find a place where we can escape completely and relax. Iano is just that place for us. B. Jones
Liliana, I just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Podere le Monache. It was everything we remembered, only hotter! Thank you for booking the restaurant - we ate there 4 times in all. We hope to return to Iano sometime soon. Regards Tracy
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for letting us stay at your apartments in Iano this Spring. My family had a wonderful time. My wife absolutely loved the place and wished we had found your place last year!
It was our best experience in Italy so far, and have travelled a great deal. Todd Millar
Thanks again & hope to be returning soon. A quick message to say we all had a brilliant time at Le Monache. Our 4th visit and still just as good! Those in our group who had not been before were just as enchanted with the place. Kim,
For booking procedures please contact the owner.
Change over day is Saturday with the exception of Low season when you can arrive any day of the week. During the Mid and Mid high season changeover can be flexible on request.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros . In the price we include all electricity, gas, water, linen with swimming pool towels. Final cleaning charge is not included in the price. Central heating is not included it is paid locally if required during low season. Cots are provided with linen, high chairs. Long winter lets priced per month, please contact owner.
Special interest holidays:
We can arrange for wine tours and cookery courses.
The nearest seaside resort is Tirrenia with sandy beaches 45 minutes away, further south there is Cecina with water park 1 hour away. And further south the beautiful Isle of Elba.
The nearest aiport is Pisa 1 hour from Le Monache, Florence airport is also 1 hour away but with less flights.
Bologna is also a good choise 2.5 hours away and Rome 3 hours away.
The nearest historical towns of San Gimignano and Certaldo are 15 minutes away, Volterra 30 minutes, Vinci 40 minutes, Florence, Siena and Pisa 1 hour. Lucca is 1.5 hours , Rome 3 hours, Milan and Venice 4 hours.
Iano dates back to 1004, Le Monache was built during this period. Le Monache (the Nuns)was a convent of Dominican Nuns or Poor Clares who worked and lived a life of seclution and silence in a Quiet Place. Over the centuries it passed into the hands of the locals who made their own imprint on the building and continued to farm the land. World War II also left its mark Le Monache with its underground tunnels became the hiding place for the Resistance , and young boys and girls during the retreat of the Germans from Volterra. Today the old road now paved which connects us to Volterrra still runs through the hamlet. We began restoration 1991 with the last phase of restoration completed 2004.