We've just returned from a wonderful week at Ventena Vecchia . The view's of the tuscan mountains are simply stunning .The apartments are all styled individually with love and attention and the kitchenettes are very well equipped (we stayed in Papavero). The only thing we could have done with really was a fan at night to help us sleep as it was a mini heatwave when we were there. It's a really great base for exploring the area, the cities are all less than hour and half away but our kids ( aged 9 and 8 ) were happiest in the beautiful pool during the day with occasional jaunt's out in the evening's . The place has a lovely rustic charm and clearly a great deal of thought has gone into it's creation. We enjoyed one of the twice weekly dinner's hosted by Olaf and it was a great way to get to know the other predominantly german guests. This is not a hotel though so don't expect hotel facilities / services even though Olaf is very helpful with restaurant recommendations etc. We very much hope to return next year.
- Also Known As:
- Ventena Vecchia Antico Frantoio Italy/Montevarchi
- 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