We spent a week in Casa Di Monte for our 10th wedding anniversary and it really is a fantastic place. Charming, well-equipped house on a hilltop surrounded by olive trees, fig trees and vineyards. We knew when we arrived that we had landed on our feet! You know - sweeping gravel drive, terraces, lovely swimming pool surrounded by olive trees. Basically, attention to detail everywhere. Brilliant views from the terrace.
Jessica was a great host - in fact it was lovely having her and the family just 100yards away at the big house. And it was interesting to see the wine-making operation, especially as the grapes were being harvested during our stay. We enjoyed one of their meals - cooked in the holiday villa (Tuscan Farmer's menu - thanks to Jessica's mum-in-law for her great cooking). We had the "half of the villa" with the upstairs bedrooms and loved looking out at the views across the valley in the morning.
This villa is very well located for seeing the sights in Tuscany - midway between Florence & San Gimignano, near Chianti Classico region and quite near Siena.
We visited Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Certaldo (old town) and the Chianti hills and towns. Favourite? Definitely Volterra, a real ancient feeling here, arrived at dusk when the locals were coming out and easy to get lost in warren of lanes. Less touristy than San Gimignano. Siena and Certaldo very pretty and tour of Chianti Classico region a must.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Casa Di Monte Italy/Montespertoli, Tuscany