Authentic 13. Century Townhouse W. Pool in Chianti Hamlet C
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Monteriggioni villa description
Do you want to experience the real Italian lifestyle of then and today - history and modern comfort? - then 'Antica Magione' is the place for you.
'Antica Magione' is located in the tiny medieval hamlet of Strove, closed to the famous fortress of Monteriggione. Mid way between Florence and Siena it is most central to all important sights of Tuscany. This authentic townhouse represents 700 years of Tuscan history, once being part of the fortified hamlet of Strove .Completely renovated some years ago ,it still has its typical flair thanks to its original old oak beam ceilings and terracotto floors. It is elegantly but very comfortable furnished with beautiful antique pieces, of the 'art povera' periods , most of them handpicked over years by the owners, the young, cosmopolitan Italian couple Alessandra and Emanuele.
With its back and sides, the villa is incorporated into the external, fortified walls of Strove. Step out the back door and your are right on the old charming market place, within steps to shopping facility, a bar and restaurant.
the house's front with the lovely terrace is facing to the east with breathtaking views onto the close Chianti hills, the below gardens with private pool and the famous Monteriggione. Its setting is very private.
Arrival is on the circular village road, used only by very few locals. Since the house has a raised position, entry to the property is up some stairs to the airy terrace with plenty of garden furniture inviting you to a sun-flooded breakfast or alfresco aperitif admiring the surrounding scenery. A jasmine covered cast-iron fence guarantees privacy.
One enters into the vast ground-floor L-shaped reception area that also serves as dining room and cosy lounge (satellite tv and dvd) . Part of the room is also occupied by the well-furnished kitchen with its raised open fireplace for grilling. The kitchen offers all that a cook might want: a 4flame gas stove, electric oven, large fridge/freezer combination, dishwasher, microwave, American + Italian coffeemaker, toaster, plenty of dishes and pots.
A staircase of pietra serena (local grey sandstone) leads upstairs to the sleeping and living sections of the house At the top of the stairs is a sliding door that opens onto a hall. To the left is a twin bedded room (beds can be united into a double on request), with ensuite complete bathroom with shower stall. To the right is a beautiful double bedroom with ensuite complete bathroom with shower stall. A last door in the hall, to the left and down one step, opens into the formal living room with large monumental fireplace, large enough to burn entire logs, decorated as it is customs with the family's coat of arms . On the left of the living room are doors to two bedrooms: a double bedroom with delightful eagle nest-type balcony with breathtaking views and a twin bedded room, both with ensuite complete bathrooms with shower stalls. a bedroom with small queensize bed and fully equipped bathroom may be booked additionally .
A door on the right of the living room remains closed. On the right and down one step, is a landing with a door that opens onto an external flight of stairs that leads down to the hamlet piazza. Another door in the landing opens into a laundry room with iron and ironing board , to which only the maid has access. From all large airy windows (all fitted with mosquito screens) you may admire the countryside at your feet.
Across the road one enters through an cast-iron gate into the paradise of a 5000 sqm well-cared park area with its pool (7x14m), extended lawn, laurel hedges, fragrant roses, a grape-covered loggia and barbecue facilities. A small cottage houses the shower and changing facilities. Inside this garden is also the parking area. All this is reserved for the private use of guests only. Olive groves, vineyards and fields surround the garden with views spacing from Monteriggioni to San Gimignano and the Chianti hills.
Only 6 km away the large town of Colle di Val d'Elsa with major shops, facilities and 6 hole golf course. Its also Italian's center of Crystal class manufacturing. do is at approx. 6 km. Access to Siena-Florence freeway is at approximately 6 km in direction Monteriggioni, passing the old monastery of Badia di Isole. Other famous towns and cities such as Florence, Siena, Greve, Radda, Gaiole, as well as San Gimignano or Volterra are close, some less then 1 hour away. A must are also Pisa, Lucca, the coastal area as well as Pistoia and Arezzo. Dont miss the southern part of Tuscany with its important wine towns such as Montalcino, Montepulciano or the famous Cortona, the chocolate town of Perugia or the pecorino cheese town of Pienza. Even day trips by train or car to Rome, Milano, Venice or the Cinque-Terre are possible.
The discreet owners, very busy with running a well known gourmet distribution shop, live in a separate, small wing of the villa, with its own entrance. If you need assistance leave a message or call them. Try some of their products or some of their own olive oil or Chianti red wine.
They will help you arranging winery tours, tastings, tours to the crystal factories, hikes or bike rental as well as cookery classes and Tuscan specialties dinners at the villa itself.
We would like to share a bit of the history of this particular place.
The villa incorporated into the external, fortified walls of the ancient hamlet called Strove dates back to an Etruscan settlement. Situated in the Chianti Colli Senesi hills, a 'brother' to the Chianti Classico hills, and situated right next to the famous pilgrim road Via Francigena, Strove was later transformed into a Roman 'castrum' and again served military functions in the medieval wars between Siena and Florence. Since the walled fortress of Monteriggioni, dominating the country-side is very close, the hamlet of Strove was probably connected to the military machinery of the Siena republic.
Actually the first historical mentions of 'Antica Magione' and Strove talk of its partial destruction in the 14th century and its turning into a farmer's village. After the decline of the Siena republic the villa was rebuild, its old remaining parts renovated. Internal and external prospects were transformed and enriched so it became a very elegant aristocratic family residence where contemporary poets and artists were hosted especially during summer season.
Between the end of 17th century and the beginning of the 19th century, due to a very strong deforestation farming became good business. Consequently 'Antica Magione ' was transformed into a more sober country house with extend grounds cultivated with wine, olives, grain and fruits.
But thanks to the efforts of the current owners, the Giunti family, who bought the property in the 1800, the villa as returned to its origins and splendor as a medieval villa.
- 196 m²
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Child Beds (1) baby cot available , Baby Cribs (1) baby cot available - bedroom no. 5 with its bathroom is not subject to the standard 4bedroom version of the villa - but may be book in addition, extra charge will be euro 100/week - this room may sleep 2 children, a young couple or a single person...moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
- in all bathrooms hair dryer
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Living Room seats 10:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- 2 weekly cleaning's during the week are included in the weekly rental price. Laundry room is equipped with : washing machine, soaps and detergents, iron and ironing board and drying stand. Weekly change of linen & towels . extra change € 10,00/pers., free pool towels service, free firewood , private unguarded car parking. charcoal BBQ Grill with table, drinkable water, Electricity. dressing room and bathroom with shower for the pool use only. shopping, bar, restaurant, public phone booth in the hamlet. Extra charges may be: Cooking Class, Tuscan meals. Painting Class. Trekking & Biking with a guide. Guided Tours to Florence, Siena, Pisa. Baby sitting service. Daily Maid service. Italian, English speaking owners live next door and they are glad to be of assistance. Internet Point and Internet Café approx 6 km far from Strove...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
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- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Winery Tours
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- We can help arrange: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting, visits to wineries and tasting of Tuscan local products such as Pecorino cheese, wild boar salami, etc. Hiking, hunts for wild asparagus in Spring and mushrooms in Autumn and Winter. Winemaking activities in September/October and olive picking and Oil activities together with the owners in November/December. Open air summer Festivals and Concerts....moreless
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POSTED BY RICH MASCIARELLI My family just returned from holiday in Italy that included a week at Antica Magione. This magical villa in the hamlet of Strove is conveniently located near major highways, and easy country road drives to Siena, San Gimignano, Colle di Val d'Elsa and numerous wineries. The quaint walled town of Monteriggioni is 3k away and home to a couple great restaurants. The villa has four large bedrooms, each with its own bath. The villa was clean, tastefully decorated,and a perfect resting place after touring. The hosts, Emmanuel and Alessandra were delightful and perfect hosts. They made sure our stay was as comfortable and satisfying as possible. We arrived from Rome and had pre-arranged a dinner at the villa for the first night, and it was outstanding! During the week the seven of us participated in a cooking class, which was easily one of the highlights of the vacation. Our first night and cooking class dinners were comparable to the many outstanding dinners we experienced at numerous restaurants during the week. This quiet villa is situated in a small hamlet of residental structures, with a wealth of history and charm. The villa offers great views from all bedroom windows, a quiet terrace just outside the front entrance, and a private pool with grapevine-covered terraces where you can sit and enjoy the shade poolside. There is a well-stocked coop in the hamlet that carries a wide variety of meats, beverages, food and necessities, as well as, a great place to enjoy a morning coffee outside under umbrella tables. Our week's stay was a memorable experience for all. We strongly recommend this villa to anyone seeking a true Tuscan holiday! Can't wait to return to Antica Magione!!!!!
- Guest rich
- Date of stay 08/10/11
- Review Submitted 01/18/13
we had a wonderful weekGuest comment entered by owner
we had a wonderful week
POSTED BY JENNIFER DEVALIANT We had a wonderful week at Antica Magione in June 2010. The villa had a wonderful feel to it with beautiful places to sit and enjoy the morning sun and take in the view of the Tuscan hills. It was decorated in a very traditional way and was very comfortable. It felt very special to be located inside a hamlet away from the main tourist centres but close enough as it was only a relatively short drive to Siena and Monteriggioni. The swimming pool was a wonderful place to sit and relax and the gardens were beautiful. The owners Alessandra and Emmanuel were the most welcoming people and gave us some fantastic recommendations on places to eat and things to do in the area, their knowledge of the area was great. They also gave up their personal time at short notice to organise a cooking course for us which was a lot of fun and we have cooked the meals we learnt to make numerous times since returning to Australia. The level of detail that Alessandra and Emmanuel went to, to make the evening fun and the meal memorable was truly very special. There were also some great running tracks nearby and overall it was a very relaxing and enjoyable place. We had some friends join us for two nights mid way through the week which was lots of fun and it is a holiday I will never forget and would love to one day come back to Antica Magione.
- Guest jennifer
- Date of stay 06/01/10
- Review Submitted 01/18/13
Low Season (Jan-MAY & Oct- Dec) .. €1600/week. Mid Season (Jun & Sep) ............ €2200/week. High Season (Jul & Aug) ........... €2600/week. incl.stand.utilities for occupation of 8 pers insurance, sat-tv, bed linen, towels pool towels, room fans, final cleaning, dvd, stereo, firewood, washer early bird 10%, last minute 15%, 2nd week 10% , mid/high season - sat to sat security deposit euro 300 cash upon arrival separate charges may be: visitor's tax, heating, baby cot, cookery courses etc.
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- Nearest Airport: florence at 65 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: piombino, livorno at 110 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: siena at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: florence at 55 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: follonica at 90 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: abetone at 200 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: colle val d'elsa at 8 Kilometres
About the owner: Alessandra and Emanuele are a young well-travelled couple working in the business of food distribution - more precise of Tuscan specialities incl. wine and olive oil. Ask them ot only for help or advise but have them introduce you to some of the most delicate food
Why the Owner Chose Monteriggioni:
its rare that you can experience the feeling of looking onto 700 years of history of a small tuscan village and at the same time enjoy the views and privacy of a country home - all that in the same house. dont miss this unique experience
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
no better place to experience Italian every day life but also enjoy quietness and peace -enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your patio. Gaze onto the extended gardens, the skyline of the Chianti hills and the castle of Monteriggioni. Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps . Enjoy a dream vacation in Tuscany's heart - only few miles from Florence and Siena, easy to reach from Pisa and Florence airport - surrounded by the the world-famous landscape of extended vineyards, silvery olive groves, vast forests, colorful macchia and solitary trees
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total view of Antica Magione with pool and park
Panoramic Chianti hills view from the Villa
dining room, kitchen and lounge area
Bedroom sleeping max. 2 persons
upstairs livingroom with open fireplace
fully equipped kitchen
additional room (with en-suite bathroom) on request
Antica Magione with patio
Villa's private pool
details of dining table
Bedroom sleeping max. 2 persons
Villa's face on the little hamlet square of Strove Monteriggioni Chianti area
1 of 4 bathrooms
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