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See Florence and Tuscany! Make your family and group memories in Italy - Villa Poggio

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Updated: 15-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 20
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Villa Poggio

Villa Poggio: ideal for families and group gatherings, the villa sleeps 20 in 9 comfortable double bedrooms and 2 single rooms (3 suites; several rooms with balcony), 7 bathrooms (tub or shower), a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room, two living rooms with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, washing machine.

Two-storeys relaxing garden with golden fish pond and panoramic terrace.

Private swimming-pool.

About the property

Le Montanine

Le Montanine is an old biodynamic wine and olive oil producing estate set in the rolling Chianti hills just 6 miles South of Florence and with fast and easy access to the Tuscan highway network.

We offer various accomodation solutions:

A large villa (20 beds) suited for large families or friends groups with private swimming-pool and garden, a 11 guest house with garden and shared pool and another smaller cottage ideal for a small family of 2 adults and two children also with its garden and shared pool access. We also have other apartments available in a nearby XIV century villa.

Visit Florence in the morning and bask on one of the relaxing and panoramic swimming-pools while tasting a glass of our Chianti. Enjoy a relaxing dinner with your family and friends under the moonlight and the stars, the night will reveal you its wonders. Possibility to visit some of the most idyllic hidden locations in Tuscany: enjoy a refreshing swim in an enchanted Pliocene landscape river or an Indiana Jones adventure at an ancient castle submerged by a wild forest.

Things to do in the property: If you have kids that you need to keep amused, don't worry! There is plenty to do in this area. There is plenty of inside and outside room to have fun and play at the two swimming-pools, gardens and forests. If you are interested we'll be glad to show you the vineyards and our wine cellar and tell you how our famous Chianti wines are made.

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About the Owner

Cristiana Casanova / Costantino
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, A little German and Tagalog
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

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For all houses: final cleaning fee will be collected from the security deposit at the end of stay
Electric consumption (meter) 0.3 € per Kw
Heating if needed charged on consumption.
Included kitchen cleaning: 2 hrs per day
Linen and bathroom/swimming pool towels included
At confirmation of reservation, the client is kindly requested to pay 30% of the entire tenancy to:
Cristiana Casanova, IBAN IT55J0616002847000011222C00 BIC/SWIFT CRFI IT 3F XXX – Cassa di Risparmio di

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Great stay.

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 60th birthday at the villa with 24 of my friends. We had an amazing stay. They made us 2 fabulous meals and treated us like we come guests. The wine, the view, the accommodations were fantastic. I was worried because there's no airconditioning and it was hot but the villa stayed cool and comfortable.

Nice that it wa close to Florence. Our room had a wonderful view of the duomo.

I highly recommend!

Thank you Cristiana and Costentino.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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They made my 50th birthday celebration and family reunion extra special. Words are not enough.......

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I were very glad to find this lovely place. We were 21 people (19 adults and 2 children). We were very comfortable in the very spacious villa. The views of Florence and the surrounding countryside were just really fantastic! The villa has everything we needed for the week that we stayed there.

But other than the villa, what really made our stay extra special & memorable was the care & kindness of Cristiana, the 78 year old owner & her son Costantino, his wife Cherry & their 2 lovely daughters Elena & Marta. They were always ready to help us in all our needs without being intrusive. We were treated more as family guests rather than paying customers. Costantino cooked some meals for us & they were great. He & his family would come to set the table & prepare the food. Also, there was a time when my uncle needed to go to a clinic and they willingly volunteered to accompany him & my brother to the clinic to be their interpreter. Cristiana is such a lovely lady, she told us stories about the history of the villa & the property. She would always look out for anything that we may need. She made sure that everything in the villa was perfectly working for my 50th birthday celebration. She had the electricians check all the outside lights for garden party. She made sure that the fountain was cleaned and working. She made sure the garden & the home were ready. During a storm she ran closing all the shutters and windows. On our last night, we invited them to join us for dinner to thank them for their hospitality. Costatino surprised us with homemade pizza to add to the party. By the end of the week, we felt that we were leaving the home of a very close relative, rather than a rented villa.

The villa's location is ideal. Close enough to Florence (a quick 30 min drive) yet far enough for some peace & quiet). It is on the top of hill overlooking Florence. The villa is surrounded by olive trees & vineyards in their 150 acre property. You could even tour their winery. The wines they produce, though labelled Chianti, are even better than a lot of Chianti Classico wines. They also have many fruit trees and we were allowed to pick lemons, pomelos and herbs from their garden to use for our meals. They also make their own limoncello and olive oil.

I can honestly say this was the best vacation I have ever had in my life. I will definitely come back and recommend Le Montanine to all I can. Thank you Cristiana. My family will remember you always.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Friends, This is really much more than I feel we deserve but thank you anyway! As you know, we also enjoyed having youl with us, all of you so considerate and friendly. We do hope to see you again somewhere. Thank you! Cristiana, Costantino, Cherry, Elena, Marta
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Awesome, very comfortable and with an extaordinary view.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Poggio. We were a group of nineteen, all members of our Family, from 17 to 83 years old. It was simply great. The Villa is awesome, comfortable and with an extraordinary view. The landscape is outstanding. On top of that, Ms Cristiana, the owner, is a great host and lovely person. She received and helped us with everything we have asked for. She was also very nice telling us the story of the house, her Family and very interesting tales about the place and what happened during the Second World War. It was great to be there and we really recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed, I must honestly say that having this family group here was a great pleasure for me too: we had many interests in common and it was lovely to be able to exchange conversation with them.They were extremely helpful and left the house in great order. I am very grateful for this very nice review.
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Amazing location , Unforgattable Stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Villa with Family for the first two weeks in September. The Villa is certainly on a grand scale, covering 4 levels, Lounges and Bedrooms are spacious, bathrooms are large and the dining room is of grand proportions. With the grand entrance and large staircases the villa really looks the part. Downside is the kitchen is in serious need of an upgrade and a good clean and the upstairs laundry really is a washing machine put into a spare toilet.

The extra buildings I am not sure if they are still for let, as the pools associated with them was green and overgrown, but that impacts little on this grand place, you have it all to yourself.

The grounds are well kept in the main and the pool for the Villa was sparkling every day, the great view from around the pool was a bonus. Some of the grounds were not that well-kept but Christiana can only do so much and it is a very large garden. The area out of the dining room has a fountain, great lawn and a wonderful outdoor area overlooking the surrounds. At the side is the great lawn with the ornamental pool.

Every room had the best view and to wake up overlooking Florence and the Tuscan Hills was amazing.

You have to forgive any faults in a place as big as this and remember it was a home, it would take a sizable staff to keep the place immaculate, but this is still a picture book place

The sheets and towels were renewed after the first week and the rubbish and recycling cleared daily, as was the dishwasher emptied and kitchen swept

The place in the whole is really well appointed and clean, Christiana is a great host and her son Constantine cooked some great meals for us, it made our anniversary special. The wine from the estate is first rate and well received.

With the Village only a short walk down the drive way we spent many happy days at the villa and the village which had great little shops and bars. We did our best to assist the local economy and the best times we had were when we stayed home at the villa.

We did not have a car but with the bus stop at the bottom of the drive we managed to visit Chianti, Sienna, Florence, Venice, Pisa and shop in San Cassiano. The best way was to pick up supplies from the Supermarkets next to the Termini in Florence, and get the wines and meats etc. locally. I think Christiana was amazed we managed without a car.

Just an amazing Holiday and stay worth the effort.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been very interesting and enlightning to read this review and indeed I feel very grateful to my guests for taking the trouble and the time to write it. They were a lovely party and in fact we were all amazed at their courage for doing so much without a car! I feel thankful also for pointing out the flaws of the place... and for quite understanding all the labour underlying it all! By the way, September is getting near low season and this year we had no guests at the neighbouring houses, that accounts for the other pool not been kept any longer! Thank you very much indeed, hoping to see you again one of these days! Cristiana+
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Excellent choice near Florence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I hosted a group of friends for a week in early September, 2015 at Le Montanine. We have stayed at Le Montanine many times.

Villa Poggio is a stately villa that sleeps up to 22. (Additional lodging is available in smaller houses on the property.) It stands on a hilltop with a 360 degree view of the rolling Tuscan landscape and the Apennine mountain range. In the villa and elsewhere on the property you'll discover beautiful views of Santa Maria di Fiore Cathedral and Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, and central Florence.

The grounds are well-kept and the villa has two areas for outdoor gatherings. Our group preferred the more intimate setting on the side patio overlooking the lawn and pond. Another area, where meals may be taken, offers vistas over the vineyards, olive groves, and forests of Chianti with the Apennines in the distance.

We also enjoyed the pool, which was sparkling clean with a view of Florence.

We found the villa clean, the beds comfortable, and the bathrooms spacious with good water pressure and ample hot water. The linens and towels were clean and in good condition.

Our group enjoyed preparing a few dinners in the large kitchen on the first floor. It is not modern but it is well equipped with everything we needed. The dining room is large and informal and opens onto a lovely garden. I recommend trying Le Montanine's wine, oil, vin Santo, and limoncello.

Cristiana's son, Costa, and his wife Cherry and younger daughter Marta prepared a traditional Tuscan dinner for us one evening. They are warm and charming, and the meal was excellent and a bargain. Dining in also allowed us to stay at Poggio for an entire evening. As many wonderful attractions as Tuscany offers, we all agreed that our best times were when we spent evenings together at Le Montanine.

It's not necessary to drive all the way into Florence to dine. Over the years, we've had many excellent meals in San Casciano In Val di Pesa, which is a vibrant Chianti town, only 15 minutes away from Le Montanine. San Casciano is very lively in the evenings with many young adults and sweet Italian teenagers laughing and chattering in the pizzerias, gelaterias, and in the pedestrian streets of the centro.

Cristiana is a gracious host and works very hard to make her guests feel welcome and comfortable. We have returned to Le Montanine many times over the years and always recommend it to our friends visiting Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very special place.

  • 5 of 5

A group of 16 of us stayed here in June this year to celebrate my partners big birthday, From start to finish our host Cristiana was fantastic. The villa is a traditional Italian grand house and we were honoured to be able to soak up the history and the atmosphere. It is so large we often didn't see some of the party till we met up in the evening. The views are spectacular and sitting on the terrace and watching the lights in Florence was magical. Constantino, Christiana's son prepared a magnificent 3 course meal for us all one evening which was finished off with the homemade Limincello..mmmm.We also went to the winery and we were given a very instructive talk on the wine making process. The whole holiday was truly memorable and everyone of the party was sad to leave. Cristiana thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Peretola Florence airport at 23 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chiesanuova at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 83 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ugolino club at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Firenze Santa Maria Novella at 13 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Firenze Certosa at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chiesanuova at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pisa at 82 Kilometres Car: recommended

Set on panoramic hills just South of Florence, the XIV century Montanine estate with its various properties options is ideally located to visit the legendary city cradle of the Renaissance with its domed Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, churches, famous museums like The Uffizi and Accademia, the Piazza della Signoria, ponte Vecchio bridge and traditional and local products shops and boutiques, such as antiques, handicrafts, glassware, leatherwork, art reproductions, jewelry, souvenirs, elaborate metal and iron-work, shoes, accessories and high fashion clothes.

We are located in the Chianti winemaking region and we are actually producing our biodynamic wine and olive oil and we'll be glad to show you the ancient cellar and the way we produce the Bacchus nectar.

It is possible to make trips to all famous Tuscan cities and towns all easily accessible by the nearby highways in less than an hour drive.

Visit San Gimignano, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its medieval tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form an unforgettable skyline; Siena, one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, famous for the Palio, a horse race held twice a year in July and August; the leaning tower of Pisa; Lucca with its intact Renaissance-era city walls, Arezzo, the Etruscan Volterra, seaside resort of Viareggio and the amazing Unesco World Heritage Site Cinque terre...

Some of our guests even went as far as Venice and Rome on a day trip!

Are you interested in outdoor trekking, swimming and exploring fascinating natural and historical locations? Let we know and we might propose visits to Indiana Jones' ghost castles submerged in the forest, the WWII German fortifications of the Gothic line in the Apennines mountains or even a river hike and splashing swim experience in warm natural pools on a Pliocene-era river surrounded by the breathtaking spectacle of unspoiled nature. You and your kids won't regret it!


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 800 m²


  • 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 8 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 10 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 11 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Hall - Toilet
  • Kitchen - Toilet


  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 6 - 2 Single Bed, Very large single beds
  • 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • 8 - 1 Double Bed
  • 9 - 2 Single Bed
  • 10 - 2 Single Bed
  • 11 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 7 twins, 2 singles, 2 cots. We can change the twin rooms in double rooms


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 15 deck chairs


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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