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Villa rentals in Tuscany - Iano di Montaione - Villa Belsole

Villa Belsole

Tuscany - Iano di Montaione

See what inspired the great DaVinci, stroll through vineyards, endless fields of poppies, sunflowers and spot a trail of cypress trees leading to a noble villa producing a Super Tuscan wine. Whether it is your first or your fifteenth time - the cradle of the Renaissance - is one of the most amazing places on earth!

Amenities *:
ADSL Wi-Fi Internet
Country Views
DVD Player
Open fireplace
Pool Table
Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
Table tennis
Washing machine

* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.

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Florence 88 km, Lucca 61 km, Pisa 58 km, Iano 2,6 km

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Villa Belsole – Iano di Montaione – Florence Countryside

6 Bedrooms – Pool - Jacuzzi-tub

Location and Surrounding Area. This exclusive two-floor property is set within the heart of Tuscany amongst the groves of olive trees right outside the quaint medieval village of Iano, near the town of Volterra.  The tree-lined road leads to a place where the light breeze accompanies views of the various landmarks near the villa, Villa Belsole is a place for wandering, exploring and relaxing. Days spent lounging around the pool, visiting the local villages, sipping wine at sunset will decidedly bring magic and calm to your vacation. Enjoy views of the subtle Tuscan countryside from a one-of-a-kind restored farmhouse full of character, art and charm.

Villa Belsole is set on a slight hill which overlooks the olive trees and the luscious surrounding landscape. The enchanting pool is just a moment’s walk through the lawn, cottage and meticulously cultivated natural setting. The town of Iano in Montaione, featuring a museum and Church of San Regolo, Jerusalem of San Vivaldo and Castel of Castelfalfi is a 30 minute walk from the villa.

The villa is about 88 km from the cultural capital of Florence, with its art, architecture and unforgettable piazzas. The capital of the Renaissance, Florence is one of the most sought-after destinations in Europe. Brunelleschi’s masterpiece red dome rests on the captivating cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore gleaming with pinks and greens. The Uffizi museum featuring Botticelli, Michelangelo, Titian and da Vinci is situated near the unforgettable Ponte Vecchio. There you can carry on the tradition of centuries and shop over the River Arno in the artisan jewellery and art shops. There are so many things to experience in this magical place but who could pass up the opportunity to see the mastery of Michelangelo’s Davide up close?

Another wonderful place to visit is about an hour and a half drive from Lucca, a town founded by the Etruscans and famous for its towers and ancient ruins. Visit the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, the cathedral of San Marino and the clock tower to enjoy the romantic air of this quaint city. With an extraordinary pedestrian promenade along the city’s walls, Lucca is unique from all of the other places in the area. The visitor can enjoy a walk along the green paths with a gelato in hand or explore the winding stone streets of this medieval town. Another unforgettable gem to visit is Pisa which can be reached in about 45 minutes from the villa. With the leaning tower, Duomo and baptistery some of the most-visited tourist sites in Italy, it is impossible to be in the area without visiting Galileo’s old stomping grounds. Admire the white marble glistening in the twilight sun as you sip an aperitivo with friends at the Campo dei Miracoli or Piazza dei Cavalieri. 

Panizzi Winery near San Gimignano is about a halhour’s drive from the villa. There you can visit the alluring city of medieval towers, sip famous Vernaccia accompanied by a delectable plate of Tagliatelle with sausage or a dish of rabbit in wine sauce. It is an experience a not to be missed.

Villa Belsole is an oasis for a large family or small groups and it a perfect place for poolside get-togethers. The villa is 86 km from Florence Amerigo Vespucci international Airport and the well-connected Florence train station and bus station are easily accessed in the center of the city. Florence is 88 km from the villa, Panizzi Winery is 33,5 km, Lucca is 61 km, Pisa is 58 km and Iano is 2,6 km.

The Property. Villa Belsole is an immense, light-filled estate filled with impeccably decorated rooms with the finest décor made in Italy. Dip in the Jacuzzi, swim in the sprawling pool and savour the landscape while sipping a glass of Brunello. Full of history, the area dates back to the time of the Etruscans and a short walk will take you to a Necropolis surrounded by olive trees. The owners offer a personal touch and warm welcome with meticulously decorated rooms and pavement made in “Cotto di Impruneta”,  inside and outside the sprawling farmhouse complete with a fireplace in the spacious and bright living room. This hilltop villa can easily house sixteen people in its six distinctly decorated bedrooms in the villa, located on the first floor of the house with beautiful chestnut beams.

6 Rooms

1. Limonaia – Room set in pinks, blues and light browns with a large king bed, chaise lounge a bathroom in tiled mosaics and a evocative view of the Tuscan landscape.

2. Iano – Double room with two single beds which can be joined. Featuring luxurious tiles, elegant lamps, a floor mirror and a view of the quaint town of Iano.

3. Castello – Master bedroom featuring a four-poster bed and chaise lounge with a view of the castle and a large bathroom with both a shower and a bath.

4. Cipressi – Double bedroom in neutral colors and terracotta bricks full of light and featuring a painting of cypresses and refined, tiled bathroom.

5. Ulivetta – Double bedroom with a view of the olive grove with a four-poster bed, ornate mirror and arabesque-patterned tile in the bathroom.

6. Villamagna – This delightful, romantic double room which can also easily host a family boasts a view of the sweet town of Villamagna, vineyards and cypress trees.

The exquisitely kept garden terrace leads to the large pool looking onto the rolling hills of the heart of Tuscany. This pool area is designed for lounging, sunbathing and wonderful conversations in the breeze coming off of the olive trees lining the property to inspire

wonderful moments of relaxation. In addition to the exquisite pool and garden, enjoy fishing with your family in the private pond, picking fruit from the trees or visiting the treehouse with the kids. The private chef, Marianne will cook authentic dishes as well as innovative cuisine in the large, professional kitchen which can also be served outside in the gazebo, at the bar in the kitchen or in the dining room.

Not to be overlooked in this sophisticated property is the cellar offering only the best reds and whites as well as the gym complete with exercise bike, rowing machine, treadmill, weight benches and personal trainer at request. The golf lovers will love the exclusive access to the Castelfalfi golf course. Full of comforts and tailor-made amenities, this farmhouse has roots in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This property is something dreams are made of.

Features *

  • 6 Double bedrooms in the villa
  • 6 Bathrooms 
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace
  • 1 fully equipped kitchen
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Sat TV and DVD player
  • Table tennis
  • Billiard table
  • Washer and dryer
  • Swimming pool 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Furnished poolside area
  • Gazebo
  • Large garden
  • Treehouse
  • Outdoor dining table and lounge area
  • Cottage Annex
  • Gym
  • Small Lake
  • Personal Chef
  • Private trainer upon request
  • Access to Castelfalfi golf course

* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.
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