The Villa Montalbano is a freestanding complete independent holiday villa that is rented to groups for up to 18 persons. This is a Villa with an incredible view. Here you will feel like being a bird. The villa is locate nearly on top of the first hill chain of the famous Montalbano Hills. From here you are overlooking the whole valley of Fucecchio that connects FLORENCE with PISA and LUCCA passing through PISTOIA.
The Villa is set inside a private estate of 5 hectares of olive grove, with a splendid panorama of the feudal Larciano castle nearby. The location is absolute quiet. The villa is surrounded by a large garden very well taken care of, and properly furnished with outdoor tables, chairs, big sun umbrella, deckchairs on the pool, barbecue and a covered terrace.
The swimming pool id for exclusive use the guest for villa Montalbano. The Pool is situated 20 meters from the villa on a natural plateau with great views. You will find a sufficient quantity of sun chairs and umbrellas plus a warm shower next to the pool. Montalbano is the perfect location to reach the main towns in Tuscany such as Florence Vinci Pistoia Lucca Siena and Viareggio or Forte dei Marmi on the coast.
Villa Montalbano over’s 8 large bedrooms in total. Five bedrooms have queen size double bed, one single bedroom, one bedroom has 2 single beds and one has a French double bed (130 cm large ) plus a single bed. Cots for babys are available. In the small living room on the second floor there is a sleeping couch for 2 persons. All bedrooms are located on the first and second floor.
You will find lot of space for a large group with a maximum of 18-20 persons. You can rent the Villa also with smaller groups of 15 or 12 persons. The rental price is lowered a 10% for groups up to 15 persons and lowered 20% for groups up to 12 persons. You will always have the whole villa, the pool and the garden at your exclusive use. It won’t be rented to other guests. When booking this property please let us know how many people will be in your group.
There are four bathrooms in the Villa all with shower, sink, WC and bidet. All bathrooms have windows and a good ventilation. They have been reformed recently and tiled with Tuscan marble and ceramic.
There are two kitchens in the villa. The main kitchen is on the ground floor. Its large and luminous with lot of working space. It has a dishwasher, a double sink, a 4-burner gas stove with a large oven, microwave and a fridge with freezer. There is a wooden table in the kitchen with space for 8 persons for a quick lunch or breakfast. The dining room next to the kitchen has a large table for the whole group. Another possibility to eat together is the covered terrace right in front of the living room.
On the first floor there is another complete kitchen with dishwasher , 4-burner oven, double sink and all necessary plates and silver ware. In case you want to divide the duties of cooking there is space enough to do so. You also have access to a service room with clothe washer, iron and iron board.
The whole ground floor is the living area during the day; with 2 large and very well furnished sitting rooms. One has a gorgeous open fireplace with a wood burning Pizza oven. Both have a cosy sitting area with sofas and arm chairs to relax the evenings with a glass of Chianti wine. A wide double door connects to a large covered veranda with an outside dinner table. From here you have a great view over the swimming pool and the valley.
On the horizon you see the medieval towers of San Minato, Lamporeccio and Larciano. On the first floor there is another covered terrace and in the room there is a private embedded solarium terrace with a splendid views. In front of the Villa there is a large natural terrace with 2 independent dining areas. One is covered so you have a shady place the other is open with the large blue sky above you.
Depending on weather and your preferences you can choose the right place to have your dinner al fresco or a snack outside. There is an outdoor barbecue are that you can use, right between both dining areas. In the garden you find a Picnic area and a bowling filed. There is parking space for 5 cars on the private grounds. A very well maintained private road leads to the property.
In mid October the owners start the harvest of the olives. This is all done by hand in the traditional manner. If you want, you are invited to participate. You will learn how to harvest the olives from the trees, you will see how they the olives are selected and worked in the ancient oil mill with big stones to get the cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. It will be filtered and bottled and is ready to use. It’s one of the best Olive oils I have ever tried.
Only four kilometers from the Villa you reach the small village of San Rocco. Here you can find supermarket, pharmacy, first aid, bank, post office, wine bars, restaurants, a tennis court, a lake for fishing, and the naturalistic bird watching of the Padule di Fucecchio. The 19 hole Montecatini golf course is distant only 6 km from the villa.