Villa Avorio - Golf Resort
Tuscany - Montaione
Villa Avorio - Golf resort – Montaione - Tuscany
4 Bedrooms – Pool
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Avorio forms part of a magnificent estate in the Chianti hills, which has been renovated into a serious of exclusive residences with luxury extras such as a spa, a golf course, various sporting activities and two quality restaurants. This fabled area of Tuscany offers rolling hills with vineyards, olive groves and picturesque fields full of poppies and sunflowers. Cypress trees line the sun-dappled lanes and there are a wealth of other stately homes and castles dotted around. Some of the most popular day trips include a trip around the wine-producing Chianti hillsides, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena, the medieval hilltop towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano and the more famous Florence, Lucca and Pisa.
The whole area is steeped in history with unchanged, medieval towns perched on hillsides, the unforgettable San Gimignano with its high medieval towers and Suvereto, arguably one of Italy's most beautiful villages. Siena is medieval gem, famous for its architecture, the Campo central piazza and the Palio horse race, which is held twice every summer. The Palio and the Campo piazza both featured in the James Bond Quantum of Solace film and as you sip a cappuccino in the piazza, it's hard not to slip into film-star mode as you watch the world go by.
Florence is an art-lover's paradise; it was the centre of the Italian Renaissance movement and the museums, galleries, palaces and churches hold some of the world's greatest artistic treasures. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Piazza del Duomo is the largest building in Medieval Europe and Brunelleschi's Dome is not only a masterpiece of engineering but also the largest brick dome in the world. The octagonal St. John's Baptistry is one of the oldest buildings in Florence and is a marvellous example of the rich Florentine Romanesque style. The Bell Tower next to the cathedral was designed by Giotto and the climb up its 414 steps is well worth the effort for the astounding view from the top over Florence and the surrounding hills. The Uffizi, Bargello, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and the Accademia have to been seen and once you tire of art and history, take a wander through the unforgettable streets and across the Ponte Vecchio bridge which spans the River Arno. Florence is also home to designer shopping and fine wine and dining experiences. Thick, juicy Florentine steaks are a local speciality and best accompanied by a delicious, local Chianti wine.
For gold aficionados, the international Royal Golf La Bagnaia features an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., which blends in harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. You can even gaze out over the rooftops of Siena as you ponder your next stroke.
Castelfalfi village 3,5 km, San Gimignano 20 km, Montaione 6 km, Volterra 30 km, Pisa 55 km, Lucca 75 km, Siena 60 km e Firenze 64 km. The international airports of Pisa and Florence are only 50 km and 60 km away respectively. There are also tennis courts and an equestrian centre close by.
The Property. Villa Avorio sleeps up to eight guests in four double bedrooms and can be either rented alone or as part of the larger, aforementioned estate with plenty more bedrooms available for bigger groups. This property is set just across a pretty lane from another villa and close to the estate's main farmhouse, Villa Blanc.
Villa Avorio offers two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and two double bedrooms with a shared Jack and Jill bathroom. Each of these spacious bedrooms has air conditioning and direct access to the gardens and terraced areas. The refined, natural tones of the décor is guaranteed to give guests a sense of wellbeing and relaxation.
The living/dining area is enormous and features wood beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, a flat screen television and a fireplace. There is plenty of space for everyone. French doors lead directly out onto the garden and there is a further living space on the shady patio outside, ideal for sipping early evening cocktails. The large, wooden dining table easily seats 10 guests.
The kitchen is of a professional standard and offers all the necessary equipment for creating authentic Tuscan meals to be eaten either inside or outside under the stars. There is even a cozy office if you have to do some work or check emails while you are here.
The sweeping lawns offer glorious views across the surrounding countryside. The pool is large and welcoming and features a furnished poolside area with sun loungers. Take a stroll around the gardens or soak up the sun, either way you'll be able to take your fill of fresh Tuscan air.
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- 2 Double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
- 2 Double bedrooms with shared Jack and Jill bathroom
- Large living/dining room with fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Flat screen TV
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor dining area
- Daily housekeeping (up to 2 hours/day)
- Weekly change of bed and bath linen
- Spa and golf course in the resort
- Extra services on request: pre-arrival fridge filling, heating, extra housekeeping (€50 per hour), extra linen change, crib (€15 per night), laundry, trips and excursions, access to golf course