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The Hamlet of Montebuoni with tennis court and pool - Discover the enchanting splendour of Tuscany, deep in the heart of Italy. Sitting on a ridge overlooking the fabulous Tuscan countryside with its olive groves and vineyards, is the undiscovered Hamlet of Montebuoni. A cluster of private self catering villas and apartments sit amongst olive groves and beautiful planted gardens. Montebuoni was once a large estate producing wine and olives, and it is these original buildings which have been restored and modernised to a very high standard, whilst still maintaining many original features. All the villas are fully furnished and well equipped with their own private terrace or garden. A typical Chianti village is within walking distance, and for those who wish to explore further, the hamlet is ideally located for day excursions to Florence and Siena. Many typical Chianti towns and villages are dotted around the area offering fabulous food and wine. Not to be missed is a weekly wine tasting!
Wine tasting Tour: What were the highlights of your holiday?
Getting away from it all, yet being well situated to explore the Chianti area - all the places we wanted to see such as Siena, San Gimignano and Castellina are easily accessible. We went to the Wednesday wine tasting which was great fun. Daniela was great, and we met some really nice people. We got together again for a drink by the pool on the Friday evening!
Highlights: The wonderful hill towns of the area and the great food and provisions. The weather was beautiful the whole two weeks except one day. Can't complain about that. We went to the Wednesday wine and food tasting and it was very special. The wines and olive oil and the food prepared were excellent. We met some very nice people and struck up friendships that, I am sure, will last a long time. Unpleasant surprises: None.
Cookery school at local restaurant:
La Stalla: Lecchi Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 79371ha
La Stalla has a large sun terrace overlooking stunning views of the Chianti countryside and the romantic chapel that is at the Hamlet. It is a spacious two bedroom villa with two bathrooms - one of these is ensuite. The large sun terrace is the ideal position to relax with a glass of local wine, make use of the BBQ and dine 'al fresco'.
On entering the property, there is a kitchen/diner with traditional Tuscan beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a wooden dining table and chairs. The house is arranged in a split level design. The lower level has a double bedroom with ensuite. The lounge is on the upper level with two comfortable sofas, flat screen TV and DVD. The second bathroom with shower, basin and WC is on the upper floor. There is also a large triple bedroom which is very light and airy. The patio at the front offers magnificent views which benefits from the sun from early morning to sunset.
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Montebuoni is found in the heart of Tuscany - a group of private villas and apartments surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. A fabulous place for walking. Lecchi, a typical Chianti village, is just a short walk away. High quality Tuscan stone villas, sharing a pool and tennis court. Tuscany offers the chance to visit Florence and Siena plus many local Chianti towns and villages waiting to be explored.
Other Activities: Wine tasting, Vespa Tours, cookery school