This is a typical Tuscan villa with an exclusive swimming pool with spetacular views.
This independant villa is the centre of a property of over 18 acres of woods and olive groves. It is on the last Western slope of Mount Albano, approx. 250 mtrs. above sea level.
The living areas have been renovated with a careful eye for details - antique furniture, (some going back as far as the 16th Century.) antique ornaments,paintings, doors, prints and Persian carpets.
On the other hand, the house has every possible modern comfort.
Large lounge-dining room which seats up to 14 people and has a large 15th century fireplace with lounges and armchairs. There is also a lovely view of the garden and pool area as well as views looking up to the old town (the original town) of Monsummano Alto. Another sitting come lounge room which leads to the big Tuscan kitchen with its own fireplace and antique-style oven. On this floor there is a bathroom decorated with an antique basin and floor but with modern design shower etc. There is also a double bedroom which gives onto a covered verandah with table and chairs(actually church pews) for eating overlooking the pool and hillside towns.
They are furnished with antique furniture, paintings and Persian carpets.
From the entrance there is a stone staircase leading to the bedrooms It has a beautiful wrought iron 17thC bannister. On the floor of the middle and top landings of the staricase there are cotto tiles dipicting the Florentine lily. On the ceiling there are cotto rosettes painted in imitation bronze.
One main bedroom (30 sq.mtrs.) with its own bathroom with Turkishbath/shower and a lovely view up to Monsummano Alto which is lit up at night.
Another bedroom which is a little smaller and has a view over the valley, olive groves, woods and pool.
It shares a bathroom (with a Jacuzzi bath and shower with light and aroma therapy.)with the third bedroom which has two single beds which, on rerquest, can be put together to form a double bed.
This also has a pidgeon hole window which looks up to Monsummano Alto (Alto means "on high"). All the upstairs bedrooms have antique cotto floors and beams, which have been restored with taste and care by us.
The outside of the villa is covered with tipical local stone as are almost all the houses in the surrounding area and keeps the original aspect of when it was built two hundred years ago. The garden looks over a 360° view of woods and olive groves , hill side towns and hills with chestnuts and cypress trees. To the North one can see the towers of Serravalle Pistoiese and in the distance the mountains of Abetone, famous skiing resort. To the South West the characteristic hillside town of Monsummano Alto. The road in front of the villa leads only to the few surrounding houses. All in all a complete immersion in total silence.
There is a small wood with a relaxation area with armchairs and tables and a view down over the swimming pool.
The pool is 8 x 16 mtrs and has a large hydromassage area for 8 people. It is on a natural terrace a few metres below the level of the villa and has a magnificent and almost theatrical view over the valley. It is equipped with tables, chairs, umbrellas, divans, chaise-longues, all in teak. It has a special depuration system which guarantees maximum hygene. It has 0,7% of salt, the same percentage which is found in the human eye. This eliminates the odour and the feeling of chloride on the skin. You can also keep you eyes open while you are underwater. It is open from April to October, wheather permitting. It is partcularly beautiful at nitgh when illuminated. Under the pool there is a big changing room with 2 showers and a bathroom.