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Sleeps: 12 Bedroom(s): 5 Bathroom(s): 5
A comfortable villa above the Val di Nievole, the Valley of the Mists. Spacious and bright, every room has a view and air conditioning.
The spacious, gated property nestled in olive groves on a hillside overlooking Montecatini Terme. A large swimming pool and a beautiful little chapel crown the property. A monument commemorates a stay by the first king of united Italy, Victor Emmanuel II. Your view is ever drawn to the valley where you can see Montecatini sometimes hidden in the mists. An overlook with stone benches invites contemplation.
The front entry opens onto a reception room with fireplace.The main public rooms are on the next floor up, the piano nobile "noble floor" where there is a dining room with a large table connected with a living room with three sofas.
The kitchen has modern appliances and plenty of good light.
Steps lead out the back to a broad terrace with a very large table to seat all guests.
This is a good property for the moderate price. Not luxury but comfortable and a nice place to stay for a large group.
On the main floor is the first of 5 well-sized bedrooms with very nice views and en suite baths. It has a queen sized bed.
On the top floor are four more bedrooms, three have queen sized beds, the fourth has two singles that can be joined. All have en suite bathrooms.
You may add housekeeping and chef and tour services to your stay. Let us work with you to plan your stay and services.
- Vineyards and wine tasting tour
- Cooking classes
- Personal chef
The Valley of the Mists Abounds with Activities for the Whole Family
Find yourself in the beautiful countryside within an easy drive or train ride (40 minutes) of the main city of Tuscany, Florence. Some of the most lovely lesser cities of Tuscany are even closer: Lucca and Pisa. These cities are lovely with economies based mostly on tourism, where the smaller and even closer cities such as Montecatini Terme, Pistoia and Pescia, rich in art and history, bring you closer to real Tuscan life and culture.
Montecatini and Monsummmano, the closest towns, have been known for their hot springs since antiquity and were developed during the last half of the 1700s as destinations for nobility to enjoy the waters for their health.
Montecatini Alto, the original village in the area is reached from Montecatini Terme on the oldest funicular in the world. Your destination is a classic medieval fortified town with defensive walls, a wealth of 25 towers, church, convent and a piazza with restaurants. A great outing.
Small museums abound in the area. Consider a brief museum visit in one of the little villages, followed by a nice lunch in the piazza. The contemporary art museum in Monsumano offers a collection that includes Pietro Annigoni. Several small museums such as the History of Farming, Territorial Museum, Paper Museums, Castle and Archaeology Museum of Larciano, the Museum Natural Science and Archaeology of Pescia, the Museum of Religious Art in Massa and the Open-air Museum of Serravalle Pistoiese all give you a chance for brief and interesting visits in the little towns in the Valley of the Mists.
The town of Collodi, home of Pinocchio, is a short drive where there is a cheerful park with loads of great and amusing art and activities for the whole family, puppet shows, a butterfly house and nearby a classic and monumental villa and garden that is impressive for fountains and gardens, the Garzoni gardens.