6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, private pool with spectacular wiew, close to Florence , Pisa, Lucca
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About Gioffrè Giuseppe
The artist Giuseppe Gioffrè and his wife Laura open the doors of their home “Podere Pilar” to every form of art, in particular painting, that they love to enjoy together with their colleagues, young artists or simply lovers of art, in the most picturesque corners of their property. Easels are put at the disposition of any interested guests. .Here in Tuscany art and tourism go hand in hand, every view, every corner, every small rural or historical hamlet is art in itself. Since his youth, alongside his studies and, later his profession, he has passionately dedicated himself to painting “sublime interpretation of beauty” as so defined by the great Leonardo da Vinci.
Gioffrè Giuseppe purchased this Villa in 1990
Why Gioffrè Giuseppe chose Monsummano Terme
The beauty of Podere Pilàr Do you know the land where lemons flourish? In the green foliage Golden oranges shine A slight breeze blows from the blue sky Quiet is the Myrtle, serene bay leaf You know him well? Over there, Yonder I with thee, o my beloved, go! Podere Pilar is situated in the lovely hills of the community of Monsummano Terme. It is a typical tuscany landhouse in the middle of olives trees (eight hundreds on four hectars) on various terrasses connected by small pathes, all inviting for a walk. In doing so we can enjoy the perfect architecture of the medieval village of Montevettolini wich is only 500 metres away.
What makes this Villa unique
In altitude of 150-200 m. we are enjoying a mediterranean cliimate protected from cold winds, with an open view to the west and south in direction of the sea offering a medieval and "medici" tipical impression inviting for meditations and a really relaxing stay in a country side environnment.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
booking at least 2 days before the expected arrival
stillness on the night 11pm to 7 am
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful place, in stunning location and owned by a remarkable couple
We had an awesome 2 weeks at this lovely villa. Location was perfect, the villa in great condition and the pool area just fantastic. The owners couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a great stay. Highly recommend this lovely place.
Molte grazie per la bella recensione. Noi ci sforziamo di rendere interessante e piacevole la vacanza degli ospiti nella nostra proprietà, invitandoli a godere della bellezza che ci circonda in un rapporto con la natura semplice e rispettoso.
Perfect for a family vacation. Suitable for reunion, celebration or a getaway.
You could describe it as a little paradise or some might say nirvana. One certainly can’t say enough great things about location, privacy, peace and relaxation offered by this unique property. It has everything we needed and more. All ages and all needs were met - be it for loud fun in the swimming pool, large lunch/dinner barbecues for family and friends or quite time for an afternoon siesta. The owners are delightful and helpful. There is plenty to see and do in the area and easy to take the train to Florence but be back in time for dinner al fresco. Plenty of supermarkets and dining options. We stayed in because the grill is great and we had small children- which meant they could go to bed, while the adults stayed up late. I highly recommend this property. My family thought is was great and had a marvelous time. We will return!!
Molte grazie Elaine per la bella e generosa recensione. Mia moglie ed io ci sforziamo di rendere confortevole e familiare la permanenza dei nostri ospiti nell'Agriturismo Podere Pilar. Desideriamo che permanga un ricordo durevole e unico dell' accoglienza che noi vogliamo offrire a chi ha scelto di passare una vacanza presso la nostra Villa Pilar. La bellezza dei luoghi e della natura ci aiuta e ci facilita. Speriamo di avervi ancora come ospiti graditi. Un caro saluto
Giuseppe e Laura
Fantastic villa in Tuscany
We had a lovely 9 day stay at Podere Pilar. The villa was spacious, clean and very well equipped. The pool was lovely, also very clean and there were plenty of seats and sun loungers for all of our party ( 8 people). The villa is surrounded by olive groves and the views are stunning. The small village of Montevettolini is on a nearby hill and is about a 10 minute walk away. It is about a 10 minute drive to local supermarkets and Florence and Pisa are also easily accessible. The owners Guiseppe and Laura are very friendly and were very kind to us, leaving us vegetables and fruit from their garden as well as a delicious bottle of olive oil. I would thoroughly recommend Podere Pilar to anyone looking to enjoy a holiday in Tuscany.
Séjour de rêve
Tout a été parfait. Des hôtes d'une incroyable gentillesse, un domaine fabuleux, une vue inouie...
Sur le podium de nos meilleures vacances !!
Vacance en famille
Podere Pilar est un endroit parfait pour une vacance en famille.
La maison est très bien équipée avec beaucoup d’espace pour notre groupe de famille de 12 personnes et le chien de notre fils.
La vue est magnifique. Les propriétaires sont vraiment sympathiques et nous avons donné régulièrement des fruits et légumes de leur jardin.
Des sites intéressants ne sont pas trop loin à visiter. Mais avec une terrasse ombragée et une piscine spacieuse, rester à la maison est vraiment agréable!
Many thanks for your appreciation. Really our agriturismo Podere Pilar is very suitable for family vacations or a group of friends; my wife and I are committed to making the holiday pleasant for our welcome guests also through the sharing of fruit and vegetables from the garden.
Special interest holidays:
The artist Giuseppe Gioffrè and his wife Laura open the doors of their home ‘Podere Pilar’ to every form of art, in particular painting, that they love to enjoy together with their colleagues, young artist or simply lovers of art, in the most picturesque corners of their property. Easels are put at the disposition of any interested guests. The owners prefer to rent the house to those families which know how to appreciate the beauty of the nature. Podere Pilar is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the heart of Tuscany and only a few kilometres from famous cities such as Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, Siena. You can also enjoy the nearby spa centres of Montecatini and Monsummano.
The tuscan farmhouse Podere Pilar is located in the hills of the southern ridge of Montalbano, in the Municipality of Monsummano Terme, in front of the medieval village of Montevettolini, at an altitude of about 200 meters.
In this protected area nature and art meet in their peculiar beauties. The village keeps intact the atmosphere of other times not altered by the good restorations of the buildings. It can be accessed by car, except for the period from 30 April to 30 September, when it is allowed only for residents.
Convenient parking spaces are only 200 meters away from the square which can be reached along the stone road from the east side of the town. On the left flanks the mighty structure of the Medici Villa surrounded by century-old holm oak trees, on the right a shady garden and, therefore, the parish church and the apse of the church dedicated to the saints Lorenzo and Michele Arcangelo.
Entering the square, through the door of the bell tower, you come across ancient and silent buildings that surround the church portico. In it you can admire altarpieces, paintings of the '500 and a wooden crucifix of the fourteenth century, of rare beauty, very revered among the population.
Access to the Medici villa is from the south, at the entrance to the town, through a gate on the side of the provincial road and a long shady path under age-old holm oaks; however it is private and it is not even possible to visit the rooms where works of art of great value are collected.
Montevettolini is located on a hill from which one can admire the Tuscan territory, to the north the ridge of Montalbano, with the beautiful hill of Monsummano, towards Pistoia, to the east the hilltop villages of Cecina and Larciano Castello, and the Apennine ridge towards Florence; to the south the open and inhabited plain, the Padule of Fucecchio and in the distance San Miniato with the two towers; to the west the plain towards Pisa, Lucca, the Apuan Alps.
The village of Montevettolini is 520 meters away from the agriturismo Podere Pilar, about 800 meters along the Bronzuoli municipal road.
Our guests will appreciate visiting it and also the small church Madonna della Neve, which is found at the intersection of the municipal road and the provincial road, where there is a fresco depicting the Madonna and Child, attributed to the school of Leonardo da Vinci.
The path is short, comfortable and relaxing, among olive groves and wide panoramic views.
Distance to beaches 50km. Viareggio and Torre del Lago-Puccini.
Pisa and Florence airports 50km. Car is essential.
Montevettolini 500m. Monsummano Terme 3km. Pistoia 16km.
Lucca 30km. Firenze 50km. Siena 90km. S.Gimignano e Volterra 70km.
Supermarkets in Monsummano Termen(5 km) with local shops: Pozzarello (3km). SPA Grotta Giusti at 2,7 km- Montecatini Golf at 3 km