We rented two of the three villas, La Torre and La Campanina for a fortnight. We were a family of nineteen, including three small children and one very small child.
This was a repeat visit, two years ago twelve of us had stayed in La Campana but this year it was already booked by September 2012.
La Campana, which has recently been refurbished, was still my favourite but other members of the family preferred one or other of the other two villas. Each of the three is excellent, fully equipped, with wonderful views and great value.
The owners could not be more helpful. The estate wines and olive oils are excellent and the winery is well worth a visit. Each of the three villas has its own very private swimming pool and all three of these is maintained in top condition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montechiaro Estate is located 10 km from Siena. It lies on 160 Ha of land, 10 of which are vineyards surrounded by 2000 olive trees. On the edge of a small 17th century village centered around the Griccioli family Villa, all the farmhouses have been restored. These houses were renovated and furnished with special care to preserve the wooden beamed ceilings and tiled floors. The views are outstanding, particularly the view of Siena in the distance and the panoramic view of rolling hills with vineyards and olive groves.Guests enjoy use of their own pool in the garden, while tennis, horse riding and mountain bike hire are available nearby. Home-produced wine and olive oil can be purchased from the main Montechiaro estate, were Alessandro, wine producer and Sommelier will let you experience his "Montechiaro wine experience", sharing his wine in a unforgettable wine tasting. Available also for external clients who want to discover Chianti wines. ... more less