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Sleeps: 10 Bedroom(s): 4 Bathroom(s): 3
On a hill overlooking Tuscan olive orchards and the valley below, this roomy villa is located in a scenic region of Tuscany with much to see and do in the vicinity. The property is easy to reach on paved roads and is close to the charming town of Montecatini Terme. In the quiet lands of Tuscany, it overlooks rolling hills of olive groves and woods of chestnuts and oaks. It is on a hill and on a paved road with easy-to-navigate curves.
For larger groups it can be rented together with the neighboring villa, Regina Bella.
Within a few minutes drive are Montecatini Terme and Monsummano Terme. Terme means "baths" in Italian as the area is famous as a retreat for Italians through the ages for the many natural thermal spas, the waters of which are believed to have curative and restorative powers.
It is easy to take the train from Montecatini Terme directly to Florence, about a 1 hour train ride.
Be sure to visit Montecatini Alto, a tiny village above Montecatini Terme reached by an old fashioned funicular (cable car) that slowly makes is way up the mountainside as you enjoy looking down at Montecatini Terme below.
For fancier fare and equally amazing views, a short drive or about a 45 minute hike is La Foresteria restaurant perched at the top of Monsummano Alto where you can savor fine Tuscan cuisine and spectacular views over the valley.
Many other interesting hikes in the area as well as wineries, wine shops, countryside restaurants, olive mill where fresh olive oil is pressed during the fall harvest season and a leather factory. Plenty to do year-round but in summer there are many local fairs and antiques markets within a 30-60 minute drive.
Sit on the back patio or in the pool area enjoy views of the valley below. The property has a large garden with well-maintained lawn and shrubs. It sits among olive groves and historic farmlands.
The villa feels like a real home, with many fascinating antiques from the owner's personal collection. The living room is of regal proportions with a 15th century fireplace mantel and ample seating. The style is comfortable, not luxury, but of high quality.
The den has two sofas, one of which opens into a double sofa bed.
The eat in kitchen is warm and inviting. The television is in the kitchen area, typical for Italian families where the kitchen is the core of family life.