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Villa Montefiori

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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A truly exceptional luxury villa in Tuscany, this 13th century house is brimming with character and comfort. A wonderful wade-in pool and private tennis court are among the modern additions.

In brief

  • Elegant interiors
  • Beautiful views
  • Walk to a restaurant

About the villa

Resident staff, cook service, huge rooms and formal rose gardens all contribute to the sense of grandeur at this historic country house. And yet the villa exudes an irresistible air of welcome, an easy tempo of relaxation, and a comfortable combination of old world charm and contemporary facilities. Almost equidistant between Florence and Siena, Montefiori stands amid five acres of vineyards and olive groves, its gardens encompassing a bocce (petanque) ground, astroturf tennis court, and the swimming pool, backed by a bank of herbs and overlooked by a tree-shaded sitting area. Beside the house, a covered terrace is furnished for al fresco dining, looking out to tranquil views and leading into the effortlessly elegant sitting room, enchanting country style dining room, and ancient vaulted billiard room. Rich fabrics, four-posters and canopied headboards feature in the six first floor bedrooms, the master suite complete with dressing room and balcony. And the house is a stroll away from a noted local restaurant La Cantinetta di Rignana 8km from shops and eateries in Greve, and within easy reach of the fast Florence - Siena road to reach Florence or Siena. 

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Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Cloakroom
  • Billiard room

First Floor

  • Single bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Library
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • 2 Twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom


Children's Facilities

  • Two cots with cot sheets and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Portable barbecue


  • Basic Italian Sky satellite TV with sport and cinema
  • WiFi
  • DVD library
  • Stereo
  • CD player

Games and Sports

  • Bocce (petanque) court
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning
  • 2 portable air conditioning units
  • Ceiling fans

Kitchen Essentials

  • American fridge/frezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine

Private Pool

  • 14m x 4.2m
  • Gently sloping to reach 2.3m deep
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September

Private Tennis Court

  • Astroturf surface

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Dryer
  • Fax
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Dryer
  • Fax
  • Heating
  • Insect screens

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 3 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Local cook 6 evening meals per week 3 hours per evening

Important Information

The discreet owner occasionally uses a self-contained apartment with its own access and not visible from the villa.
The access road to the house is an unsurfaced, so careful driving is recommended.
Staff live in a separate house on the estate.

CV Contact

An English speaking CV representative will visit during your stay. 


Arrival from 15:00 . Departure by 10:00

Low Walls

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.




  • Nearest Restaurant La Cantinetta di Rignana 1km
  • Two further restaurants in Badia a Passignano 4km
  • Shops and Restaurants 8km Greve

Places of Interest

  • Siena 35km
  • Florence 30km


  • Florence 30km
  • Pisa 95km
  • Bologna 130km
  • Rome 260km
About the area

Chianti and South of Siena

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The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.

But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.

Find out more about Chianti and South of Siena

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.