Self catering apartments in quiet valley, sat tv, laundry, organic veggie garden
Monna is an ancient Tuscan farmhouse sitting in a completely unspoilt valley in the Massa Marittima Forests less than an hour away from Siena, Pisa and the wonderful Thyrrenean coast, making it a perfect base for exploring the 3 provinces. At the same time Monna offers its guests a perfect base for a truly relaxing holiday thanks to a most charming swimming pool, great breeze throughout the summer and very welcoming live-in hosts. Monna offers its guests 2 independent apartments, a 15x8 mt swimming pool, a large open air BBQ area for your parties and a playground for your children. The house is particularly indicated for families with children and extended family reunions.
COLLINE METALLIFERE: Coming to the COLLINE METALLIFERE is taking a journey back in time through geysers, intriguing ghost copper mines, Etruscan fortresses, thermal spas and perfectly preserved medieval hamlets vibrant with community life.
The name originates from the geological composition of the rocks which are rich in metals. Records dating back to Etruscan times witness the deep relationship this people has had with the land and its nature.
The love and respect for the natural composition of this land, together with the wit and ingenuity have led to a perfect balance between exploiting the land and preserving its beauty.
Sustained by copper and alum mining first, geothermal energy production and farming now, the Colline Metallifere have remained an undiscovered pearl in one of the most visited regions of Europe.
Its beauty lies mainly in the varied landscape which spans from gentle hills to rugged valleys dotted with crags and geysers, cattle grazing free amidst sunflower and corn fields.
FEASTS, FAIRS AND MARKETS: FAIRS
Castelnuovo second Monday in June; the Monday after the last Sunday on August; 10 November.
Montecastelli Pisano 11 September·
Sasso Pisano third Tuesday of June; 17 September·
La Leccia 9 September
FEASTS AND SAGRE
Castelnuovo· Around August 20 Arts and crafts festival: the village come sto life with medieval artisans, food stands, street artists and shows.·
Last week of October and first of November Chestnuts Festival: roast chestnuts, chestnut cakes and delicacies are sampled in street stalls.
Montecastelli· 10 August Concerto di S. Lorenzo in the parish church square·
last two weeks of August Acting and Painting shows
Sasso Pisano· Second Sunday of August Fumarola Feast typical food, music and shows are held in the alleys of this medieval hamlet.
Leccia· Beginning of September Grapes feast grapes based traditional dishes and lots of wine to be enjoyed in the streets of this small hamlet.
Markets: Castelnuovo on Wednesdays·
Sasso Pisano third Friday
CASTELNUOVO: Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina is a small village in the Colline Metallifere, sitting on the offshoots of the Maremma overlooking the Tirrenean sea and the Isle of Elba. Its origins date back to the Lombard period (VII c), witnessed by a number of fortresses - still standing in the area - which the Lombards built when opening new roads in search for minerals between Volterra and Massa Marittima. The area around Castelnuovo is rich in archaeological sites of the neolithic, etruscan, barbaric and medieval periods. The landscape is characterized by gentle hills, except the Devil’s Yard reaching 875 mts. Besided the River Cecina, the region is crossed by the Cornia stream that springs here and by tributaries of the Cecina, the Pavone and the Possera being the most important ones. The woods are thick and the vegetation ranges from the Mediterranean scrub – pine trees, junipers, English oaks, strawberry trees – to the typical Appennine vegetation with turkey oaks, hornbeam, ashes, chestnuts.
Details for holiday apartment Alloro - holiday apartment at Monna farmhouse ideal for family of 4, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom
Alloro is the smaller of 2 apartments, ideal for a family with two children/teenagers.
It is a very cool and welcoming apartment and enjoys fantastic recovery from the sunshine in the bright and airy veranda converted from the original carriage deposit right outside the front door. The veranda is ideal for al fresco dining and relaxing in privacy on the comfortable wicker sofa and armchairs.
Alloro has a fully fitted kitchen with oven, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, boiler.
The apartment has a double and a twin bedroom. We can easily ad an extra bed in the twin.
There is a full bathroom with shower, WC and bidet.
Top Traveller Review
A fabulous rural retreat, run by delightful family
About the Manager
2 holidaymaker reviews
A fabulous rural retreat, run by delightful family
Beautiful rural retreat. It is a little way from central Tuscany. The apartment, outside space and picturesque pool was great for our family. It was run by the charming and kind people, who were essential when our car broke down. The photos don't do it justice.
2 weeks at Monna
We had a fabulous 2 weeks here in July/August.
The apartment was clean and family-friendly, the outside area was lovely and we could eat and relax there and enjoy the lovely views. The pool was amazing and the children spent hours playing and swimming, while us adults could relax and read on the sunbeds! In fact we loved it so much that we spent most of the time there and only went on a few trips out- to Volterra, Siena and to the Isle of Elba. The surrounding countryside, as always in Italy, was beautiful ( and even the chemical plant in Lardarello was fascinating! ) and full of history.
Marcello and Gioia were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome!!
A gem of a holiday!!! Would highly recommend it :-)
Activity and Interests
The area offers wonderful walks through centenary chestnut groves towards the Appennines, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Cornia Valley, The Tyrrenian sea with the Isle of Elba and on a clear day even Corsica. Other walks take you through the valle del Pavone in deep woods and moving towards Sasso Pisano you can take a fascinating walk along the fumaroles and sulphureous exhalations characterizing the area. The land around Castelnuovo is very rich in thermal baths and springs, making it an ideal destination also in Autumn and winter. Petriolo and Galleraia are but a few. Worth visiting around the area are the villages of Sasso Pisano, Montecastelli Pisano, Radicondoli, S. Galgano a unique Romanesque church not far away. Massa Marittima,Volterra, S. Gimignano, Siena, Florence are all less than an hour’s drive away, so is the beautiful beach of Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala or the more modern and happening Follonica. The beautiful Isle of Elba, is a mere 60km away.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£178|
Rental rates include linen, towels, pool towels, consumption and cleaning.
I require a 50% deposit upon booking, payable via bank transfer or credit card (+ 2,2% credit card charges).
The 50% remaining balance and the refundable damage deposit of 200 Euro (it will be returned on your departure) are due in cash on arrival.
Laundry room is available and it is charged 3 Euro per load.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- 4 Ring Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 50 m²
- Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
- Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
- Child's Swing
- Sand Pit
- 10 garden chairs
- 10 deck chairs