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Sleeps: 17 Bedroom(s): 7 Bathroom(s): 7
A large and gracious Tuscan villa with all the amenities including a swimming pool and air conditioning. The property is easy to reach on paved roads and is close to the charming town of Montecatini Terme. It overlooks rolling hills of olive groves and woods pf chestnuts and oaks.
For larger groups it can be rented together with the neighboring villa, Regina Alta.
LocationWithin 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 minuteÂ 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.
The views from the property are spectacular, stretching out over the valley overlooking Montecatini Terme.
There is space for everyone. On the ground floor are two living room/lounges, a TV room and a billiards room.
There are two dining rooms, one seats 16 and the other that seats 8. There is a large kitchen with another dining table, it is well equipped for cooking and dining. A second, smaller, kitchen is also fully equipped.
The house if fully modernized but has retained charming original rustic aspects and enhanced by many pieces of antique furniture.
One the first floor there is a lounge and a TV room each with a sofa bed that can accommodate 2 people each.