Villa Tortora - Golf Resort
Tuscany - Montaione
Villa Tortora - Golf resort – Montaione - Tuscany
4 Bedrooms – Pool
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Tortora 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 80 km away respectively. There are also tennis courts and an equestrian centre close by.
The Property. Villa Tortora 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 Tortora offers two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and two double bedrooms with a shared bathroom. All of the bedrooms are bright and airy and have direct access to the immaculate gardens. They are also equipped with air conditioning and hair dryers for your comfort.
The villa is beautifully decorated to a high standard and retains many of the original Tuscan features such as the terracotta floors and wood-beamed ceilings. The living area is full of sunlight and features French windows leading straight out into the gardens, perfect for creating extra space! The dining table, which easily seats eight guests, also offers splendid views across the countryside. The kitchen has travertine marble working surfaces and contains all the necessary equipment for rustling up delicious meals. There is even an outdoor dining table if you prefer your meals al fresco under the stars.
The swimming pool is situated in front of the house and has a fully furnished poolside area, just right for sipping a refreshing cocktail as you laze away an afternoon with family and friends.
- 2 Double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
- 1 Double bedroom with shared bathroom
- 1 Twin bedroom with shared bathroom
- 3 bathrooms in total
- Large living room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Flat screen TV
- Washing machine and dryer
- Swimming pool
- 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