Montemaggiore Wine and Country Houses - Monte San Savino, Arezzo
52048 Monte San Savino (Arezzo)
Type: Farmhouse accommodation Geographical Location: Hill Accommodations:
n°18 Apartment , n°2 Villas. Total Guests 128
The land and the vineyards of the Montemaggiorefarm are located in the heart of the Tuscany region, on the hills half-way between the provinces of Siena and Arezzo. They overlook the so-called “crete senesi” – the unusual natural “lunar landscape” created by prehistoric erosions on sand and clay, namely great gashes like open wounds of the land – as well as the century-old woods and pine forests. The alternation of olive groves and rows of vines creates a charming and multifarious landscape which is both sweet and wild.
The farm is located in Capraie (in the province of Arezzo), four kilometres from the village of Palazzuolo, 20 minutes by car from Arezzo and Siena and less than a hour from Florence and Perugia.
The 2,000 hectares of land, vineyards (75 hectares), olive groves, woods of Turkey oaks, oaks, chestnuts and cluster pines also host our three villages, namely Palazzuolo Vecchio, Montemaggiore and Podere Casanova, with a swimming pool, a synthetic grass tennis court, two luxury villas with swimming pool and spa.
Accommodations and Services in Montemaggiore Wine and Country Houses
Palazzuolo Vecchio, in Arezzo province, was a castle destroyed in the 1100s by Sienese.
The destruction was more evident during the reconstruction, when walls showing traces of fire have been found. In 1100 this place was already called "Palatiolum Veteris" i.e. old Palace, which makes it clear to understand how ancient its origins are. Signs of a illustrious past for this little village can be the ancient stones, often machined, which make walls..
Montemaggiore, the other completely rebuild building is about 5 Km further.
The swimming pool (7x14 m), 150 meters away from the little village, faces on Amiata mount, which can be seen from faraway and that ca be accessed to through a pleasant path stone-paved. On the other side it is possible to see Siena with its ancient towers. Around the swimming pool there's a big lawn where guests can organise different activities or simply sunbathing.
In this farmhouse, there's the lounge used for breakfast and meals, and for wine, wine/oil and Tuscan traditional cuisine courses. Here it is also available an automatic washing-machine. At their own disposal, guests have also two Tuscan traditional ovens to try to cook bread or pizza.
Podere Cortinova (loc. Marrocco - SIENA)
The Cortinova resort is surrounded by an olive plant of about 20 hectares of surface, by woods and Mediterranean bushes. The resort looks the fascinating panorama of the Sienese clays and Siena, with its towers (20 km). In 1895, an Etruscan room thumb with wall paintings was discovered, during the plantation of a vineyard. Unfortunately, the location of the thumb is not known, but the historical books remark the importance of the finding.
About 50 mt away from the houses there is the large swimming pool (16x8 mt), in the middle of the olive plant, with a direct view on Siena and its "clays". The largest flats (Verone and Scalone) have "piece d'art" in the furniture and much care on comfort (washing machine, dishwasher, etc.). The other flats maintain anyway a high level of comfort, in fact all apartment have independent heater system, satellite TV, burglar alarm, etc. The furniture is in original Tuscan arte povera. Horse riding is available in the farmhouse centre (3 km away), while a wonderful synthetic tennis court is available in Palazzuolo Vecchio. In late spring and summer a garden is available for the guests who can harvest by themselves onions, tomatoes, salad, pepperoni, etc. .
Villa Le Tornaie Probably Villa Le Tornaie has Roman origins and has been renovated by keeping its beautiful “pietra serena” façades” untouched. The superb stone arch in the courtyard is perhaps the oldest part of the country house. It is elegantly decorated with original antique furniture.
This typical countryside villa is equipped with all the best amenities to ensure an unforgettable and relaxing holiday experience: outdoor swimming pool (6 x 19 metres), gym, wet facilities (sauna and steam bath), six-place Jacuzzi for six people, as well as a retreat and relax area.
All bedrooms have a private bathroom and are located on the ground floor and on the first floor of the villa.
On the first floor you can find the main dining room, with a superb ancient stone fireplace and a grand piano, as well as the large kitchen equipped with dishwasher and various other household appliances.
Villa Stroncoli The villa has a breathtaking view of Siena and its «crete», of Mount Amiata and Mount Cetone, and provides the best amenities in a scenic and unspoilt landscape, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and woods. The view is charming and unforgettable. It is a quiet place because a 2-kilometre unpaved, albeit well-maintained, road is used to reach the villa and the nearest house is 2 kilometres away.
The villa has been recently renovated and can boast very ancient origins, as demonstrated by the fact that, during the restructuring works, the remains of a floor and a wall probably dating back to the Etruscan period (700-600 B.C.) were discovered. Facing the view and the outdoor swimming pool, there is a sport and relax area with a spa pool which may accomodate 12-14 people, a small gym, a bathroom and a shower.
On the ground floor, onto the lawn and the swimming pool, there are a very beautiful living room and three double rooms with bathroom, as well as a suite with bathroom which can be reached through an arch-shaped door.
The first floor (which can be reached with an outdoor travertine staircase and an indoor one from the ground floor) hosts the wonderful dining room with a large stone fireplace and a cypress wood 20-place table, a fully-equipped kitchen, a reading room with sofas and antique bookcases, as well as four bedrooms with bathroom and shower and another one with Jacuzzi.
Internal Services: Acces Internet, TV in room, TV sat, Wifi, Heating, Daily cleaning, Final cleaning
Educational activities: Guided tour of the farm
Courses: Courses Other, Courses Cuisine, Courses Language
Ceremonies: Ceremonies, Meeting rooms
External services: Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car park, Park
Experiences: Golf, Cycle tourism, Trekking, Stables & Riding, Shopping, Religious pilgrimages, Romantic escape, Adventure, Family & Children, Art and Culture, Food and Wine, Wellness, Eco Frendly
Three old villages, namely Palazzuolo Vecchio, Montemaggiore and Casanova, completely restructured by preserving their original characteristics, which chestnut wooden rafters and battens and “cotto” floors, immersed into the green quietness of the Tuscan countryside. Relaxing holidays may be spent there, characterized by walks in the woods, sunbathing around the swimming pool, biking, horse-riding, spa treatments, golf or visits of the many tourist destinations which can be easily reached. Upon request, we will be pleased to organize for you wine-tasting and wine-making courses or dinners featuring typical dishes of the Tuscan cuisine.
Upon your arrival, you may taste our wine and we are ready to provide all the necessary information for you to experience a truly unforgettable holiday.
All country houses have their own private swimming pool.
Most of our ancient country houses are equipped with wonderful and perfectly functioning stone or brick fireplaces. The country houses are furnished in the typical Tuscan style, known as “arte povera”, with solid wooden furniture. Every unit has a private swimming pool and private outdoor areas equipped with garden and patio furniture.
Our villages and the two villas are an ideal location for your marriage or celebrations. Our estates are best suited for long walks, for those who are fond of trekking and mountain biking, and they can also be used for horse riding (we have agreements with the neighbouring riding schools ensuring special rates). Some areas are also used as game preserves. Guests may also participate in wine making and wine tasting course, and we will be glad to invite you to discover the restaurants in the area with which we have special agreements.
We also have special agreements with spa facilities (5 kilometres away) and golf courses (10 kilometres away).
Upon request we can also organize tours to visit the tourist destinations nearby.
Where we areThe farm extends to the hills between Siena's and Arezzo's towns facing the Sienese cretes. The landscape is very charming: secular oak, cerris and chestnut woods alternate with pinaster pineforest, the silver colour of the olive plants gives sometimes the way to the regular rows of vineyard. In the watercourses, whose bottom can be reached on foot, by horse or by 4WD cars, sparkling streams flow (which are often destination of excursions). The landscape is definitely wild and pleasant for the alternation of the so different colours. The farm centre, where offices and cellars are, is in a place called Capraie, 4 km from Palazzuolo village which is still in Arezzo's province but 200 m. from the boundary with Siena.