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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:
Panorama: Lecchi Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 79371ha
Located up a flight of terracotta steps on the first floor, just off the main piazza of the hamlet is Panorama. This one bedroom apartment is great for couples and has fantastic views across the Tuscan countryside. The glass fronted door opens into the open plan living space, consisting of lounge/kitchen/diner. The apartment has the traditional beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors throughout. The lounge area is comfortably furnished with a double sofabed, TV, and CD player. The well equipped kitchen is to one side and has plenty of storage space an oven with hobs, a fridge with freezer section, dishwasher and ceramic tiled dining table and chairs. There is a small corridor off the lounge which leads to the bathroom with shower, which is situated next door to the bedroom. The bedroom is spacious and has a large double iron bed and antique pieces of furniture. From the window there is a wonderful view across to the hillside opposite and the old castle of Castello di San Polo.
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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