We stayed at Ventena Vecchia (La Ginestra apartment) for two weeks and it was worth every penny. The owners (Olaf and Siggi) are incredibly friendly and have a great sense of humour.
The villas are a great base for exploring the wider region – as they’re located centrally within Tuscany, Florence is only 40 minutes by train and Siena is only 45 minutes by car. The interior of La Ginestra was beautifully decorated in typical Tuscan style – a huge amount of attention has been paid to every single detail, not just to the apartment but to the whole of Ventena Vecchia. The apartment was equipped with everything you could possibly need.
The surrounding views from every angle are just spectacular – look out of your bedroom window to see an amazing sunset and sunrise across the olive grove and vineyard covered hills. You won’t hear anything but the cicadas and the occasional sound of a bottle of red wine being uncorked (although hopefully not at sunrise!).
If you’re looking for a private terrace, double check beforehand that your apartment has one; most apartments do but a couple don’t – there are still plenty of seating/eating areas in the wider property/shared garden so there’s always somewhere you can go and sit for some privacy.
Ventena Vecchia is quintessential Tuscany. We highly recommend staying there: luxurious, peaceful, and beautiful – a real treat and escape from the hectic lifestyle in the UK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic romantic estate in the Chianti with 10 luxurious apartments and a pool in panoramic positionJust below the small picture postcard village of Moncioni, in the heart of Tuscany, lies Ventena Vecchia the historical farm house and tuscany villa. The farm densely cultivated with olive groves, the origin of which dates back to 1200 century has been meticulously restored, mindful of the typical tuscan architectural style of the period. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ventena Vecchia Antico Frantoio Italy/Montevarchi