About the property
- Villa4413 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
410 sq. meters Villa, 10 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms (Sleeps 21) with Panoramic Views.
In the glorious hills of Montespertoli overlooking an ancient Castle, in one of the most beautiful position in the area, a top of a hill, stands the pretty Villa I Leoni, a charming and authentic old manor House that dates back to the XIX century.
On one side it was built on a large tabernacle of 1700 that was removed for the renovation of the villa. It is located in one of the most quiet locations in the area on top of a hill surrounded by a ring of hills around.
The villa has very fast and easy access to Central Florence which stands 20 km away. Due to its position and to the many trees around the villa the place and the interiors are cool, so when you come back from a day trip around the places of Tuscany you can refresh and relax enjoying the peaceful Tuscan countryside. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, the villa stands in panoramic position offering a magnificent view of the Tuscan countryside stretching as far as the eye can see.
Away from the city It stands between Florence, Pisa and Sienna, Central place in Tuscany to visit almost its major cities and near many small, quait villages with small roads. The area is also particularly attractive for the glorious blu skies, sun, smell o f the country, food, wines and olive oil. You can use the villa like Home Base for day trips to discover all best places in Tuscany.
What you can do when you are here:
From here You can make day trips to Firenze, Pisa, Lucca,
Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra which can be reached
in a few more than half an hour drive. You can even to reach
Florence in half an hour by bus which stops 300 meters from
The place is also convenient for a trip to "Le Cinque Terre"
(130 km away). You can reach La Spezia in a few more than
an hour drive and from there to catch the train or the boat to
the fantastic five villages.
It's also very interesting one day trip to visit "Le Terre del Tufo"
(Lands of Tuff) three fantastic small towns on the border of
South Tuscany called Sovana, Sorano and Pitigliano that are
famous for "The Vie Cave."
It’s also a nice trip to go to the Hot Spring in Saturnia
To get to Rome or Venice with the quick train you need 1:30
hour from Central Florence train Station.
You can also to hire the fantastic cook Jacopo for preparing
your meals at the villa; he can be also available for teaching
cooking classes at the villa.
I can suggest some farms for fantastic wine tasting, and cellar tours
40 km from here there is the mall https://www.themall.it/it/outlet-toscana/i-marchi.html with the most important luxury fashion marks.
For who love archeology there are several site to visit in the
Tuscany area and some of the most important etruscan museums
are in Volterra and Florence where is possible to see the
The area also offers within a very short distance, a tennis court,
2 stables and for the walker, a wide range of trekking routes with
panoramic views of great beauty. Montespertoli is one of city's
wine and in many of its farms is possible to taste the good Chianti.
Within walking distance there is a very good restaurant where
you can taste tipical tuscan dishes and the T-bone steak
When you are at the villa you have a large fenced garden at your
disposal and a lovely swimming pool (12x6 metres- 1.40 metres
deep) well equipped with sun beds. Around the swimming pool
mature olive trees provide plenty of shade and are ideal for an
afternoon nap or a quiet read.
Distances: Certaldo 21 km - Florence 20 km - Vinci 30 - San Gimignano 34 km - Colle Val d`Elsa 36 km - Volterra 54 km - Siena 56 km - Pisa 70 km - Lucca 75 km - Le Cinque Terre 130 km - Venezia 230 km - Roma 280 km
WIFI is available in the garden area and inside.
The 19th-century villa is surrounded by a wide fenced garden with a swimming pool, furnished with sun loungers and sunshades, and barbecue ...equipment, for pleasant meals in the open air. In the past, the small chapel of the nearby monastery of the Calvane nuns stood on the estate. The chapel housed the painting called 'Madonna della Neve' (Our Lady of the Snow), to which the building was dedicated. Numerous panoramic pathways stretch around the villa for guests to stroll or mountain bike on the gentle Tuscan hills. Tennis courts and two riding stables in the neighbourhood.
The villa, whose entrance is decorated with two 17th-century statues representing two lions, is divided into six apartments of different size, each one with its kitchen, full bathrooms with shower and all furnished in the typical Tuscan style and it's rented all together. All the apartments are provided with satellite TV and Internet connection and one of them is accessible to disabled people.
There are 9 double and 1 twin bedrooms with an additional single bed (3 on the ground floor 3 on the first floor and 4 on the second floor) , and 9 bathrooms (each one with shower, bidet, wc). On the ground floor there is the larger apt. with three independent entrances, a very large dining room of 45 sq. meters suitable for 30 people and a large equipped kitchen (25 sq. meters where usually guests cook for all the group) with easy access to the garden with 5 ring stoves, OVEN, fridge, freezer, dish washer microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle. Large private shaded garden with long table and chairs to dine al fresco. Barbecue equipment. private swimming pool.
AIR CONDITIONING IN ALL THE ROOMS.-
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EVERY DAY POOL AND GARDEN WILL BE CLEANED BY THE HOUSEKEEPER
Within walking distance (800 meters) there is the little village of Montagnana where you can find the Post Office, a cafe, a good restaurant and a pizzeria; in the area there are some very good restaurants and pizzerias, with local dishes and and we are very glad to suggest you some of them. A supermarket and other shops in Montespertoli 4 km away.
Keywords: Manor House, Country villa, Chianti Villa,
to book the villa you must complete the booking form and send a deposit of 25% of the total rent. As soon as we receive the deposit we will send a voucher of the booking with the instructions to get to the villa.
The remaining amount will be paid on arrival.
The price includes electricity, water and gas, bed llinen and towels.
Only heating and air conditioning are additional costs and are calculated upon consumption.
Dear Client, from June 1st, 2012, the town of Montespertoli will apply a (seasonal residency) tax of € 1,00 per person per night for a maximum of 6 nights to anyone holidaying in the area . This tax is not due for children under the age of 14.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About sergio panchetti
Hi, my name Sergio and I am glad to make happy the guests who come at the villa giving them the best services as much as I can. For making comfortable their stay, I am glad to give them all the information they need for the best tuscany experience.
sergio panchetti purchased this Villa in 1970
Why sergio panchetti chose Montespertoli
My father bought this property in 1970. He worked as a sharecropper on a small farm cultivated with olive trees near the house, but in 1956 due to a large frost many trees died and he and his family left the farm. He moved to Florence where he undertook various activities. In 1970 he was offered this property and he bought it. Now I think it was a great satisfaction for him because after 15 years of work had bought the house of the landowner for whom he worked. I lived in Florence, and every afternoon I was with my father at the villa and I remember that I was so excited for all those rooms and those old furniture in the villa. I grew up here and this house is part of my life. I loved the property and now I am happy when guests enjoy their stay here. It is located in one of the most beautiful and quiet locations in the area on top of a hill surrounded by a ring of hills around. Because of its position every view from the villa in any direction is really fantastic. The villa is at the centre of the triangle Florence-Pisa and Sienna so in more than half an hour drive you can reach the most important towns in Tuscany. For who loves golf there are two colf clubs in the area; one is well known "Ugolino Golf FClub"
What makes this Villa unique
Remembering old times, In front of the villa two ancient stone lions statues guard the entrance (picture n. 4th). Many of my guests love to stay and have their meals in the large garden behind the villa whose many big trees provide shade and fresh at any time of the day. 'SPECIAL INTEREST HOLIDAYS' COOKING CLASSES WITH JACOPO - your chef and cookery teacher. WE CAN SUGGEST SPECIALISED PEOPLE ARRANGING BUS OR MINIBUS WITH DRIVER FOR WINE GUIDED TOURS OR A FLORENCE GUIDED TOUR. Within walking distance there is Montagnana village where you can find a very good restaurant well known for its Florentine steak, the best pizzeria in the area, bar, post office, Bank , newspaper and grocery shop . The bus stop to Florence is 300 metres away. Because of my job I know a lot of farm, so I can suggest some of the best wines in the area.
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A lovely house with very helpful people. Nice pool and clean and beautiful area. The only negative thing is that the road is just outside and a lot of tractors drive outside. Otherwise it was fantastic. We hired a chef one night and the food was amazing!
Thank you very much for your nice review. As for the tractors, nobody has ever complained; it may be that at this time of September, being the grapes harvest period, some tractors are driving through the road.
This was without a doubt the best vacation my family has taken. Highly recommend
Thank you for your appreciations
Lovely, centrally located.
There were 19 of us. Plenty of room, and each day we did an excursion (about 45 minutes away) to Florence, Siena, Pisa etc. It was wonderful --
Week in tuscany
We were a group of 12 ( 3 families) visiting for the week. Sergio was very accomodating with timing. He arranged drivers for us on a daily basis - who were very fair and flexible with timing. He helped us with dinner reservations, wine tasting, arranging a cooking class at the villa and more! Each recommendation excellent! Most day trips were within an hour drive. The pictures A's advertised are accurate. Villa is clean. Ideal for 12-16 people. The villa is rented as a whole but there are several separate apartments within.
2 complaints - 1) we couldn't stay longer and 2)July must be mosquito season! Grazie Mille Sergio!!
Many thanks to all of you, lovely people, for your nice review.
Thank you for remembering that the villa, as stated in the description, is broken up into smaller apartments within, which work perfectly for who has different needs. I think mosquitoes are the resoult of the extraordinary hot wheter because usually are not so many.
The villa has 10 bedrooms and a lot of space and it's comfortable for 20 people too!
I wish you a longer stay next time!
Absolutely fantastic We stayed at Sergio's place a week it was absolutely fantastic we will be back.
Exactly how you would expect a well kept house in the Tuscanny , full of style and Ambiente, nestled in a beautiful area . For us a rather big group from all parts of the world it added so much to our Tour beeing a perfect experience. Sergio is such a kind friendly man. This will for sure be permanent fixture in our Mille Miglia Tours.
What wonderful review!! Nothing better were possible!
Thank you for highlighting the essence and the location of the house.
You will be always welcome at the villa.
We rented Sergio's villa for our extended family of 17 ranging in age from one year old baby to 72 year old grandparents and everyone was so happy! The villa is broken up into smaller apartments within, which worked perfectly for us so that little ones could be out to bed while the adults hung out. The outside patio was perfect for us all to gather for lunch and dinner and the pool was beautiful! In the olive groves and with little lemon trees lining the walkway, it was everything you could hope for! Best of all was the help that Sergio provided in making this the best holiday ever! From making a dinner reservation for us on our fist night to arranging a mini bus to Florence for multiple day trips, to connecting us with an amazing chef who cooked at the house for us for two very special nights, to arranging a doctor's visit when one of the children fell ill and needed antibiotics. We were in such good hands and couldn't have had a better time, he was a wonderful host.
If you are thinking of having dinner cooked at the villa, Susanna is amazing. Together with her coworker, they brought us course after course of amazing Italian food. We had initially booked one night to celebrate our orients 50th wedding anniversary but the food and experience was so, so good, we added another night! The pricing was so reasonable and the food so fantastic the experience made our holiday!
We walked down the hill past the stone lion to the local castle hotel and had another lovely meal in beautiful surroundings.
All in all, the vacation of a lifetime! Many thanks to Sergio for all of his hard work on our behalf!
Thanks Tess, for your nice words of appreciation; I try to do my best to welcome and help my guests! I am happy to know that you had a great time on your holiday at the villa.
ECO-TOUR IN E-BYKE with helper motor.
Guests of Tuscany by bike will discover the striking Tuscan hills in total relax. Following unique itineraries you will enjoy the beauty and harmony of the typical forms of this territory. Moving between the gentle contours and rare marks left by mankind, you will be easily involved in unique and positive emotions.
There will be frequent stops to complement this sensation, tasting the authentic flavors that characterize this land, result of the admirable encounter between natural history and the activity of man.
Wine tasting in a very large farm in San Gimignano where is possible to enjoy a cellars tour, comprised a visit under the roof of the "Vinsantaia" where an old typical and famous dessert wine called "Vinsanto" is matured along many years. Then you can enjoy the test of numerous red wines including white wine called Vernaccia which was the first "controlled origin" wine in Italy. Between one wine and one another you can also test some local good tuscan salami. All this in company of Lorenzo and his wife, the simpatic owners.
It's also possible to hire a very good cook for a wonderful dinner and/or a Tuscan cooking class.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
rates are based on 16 people; final cleaning Euro 300 AIRCOND & HEATING are additional charges and are calculated by consumption 30 cents per kw