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Villa Vista Olive

Villa Vista Olive is a typical Tuscan villa with an exclusive swimming, warm and welcoming furnishings and spetacular views of the Tuscan countryside northwest of Florence.

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 owners have carried out a rigorous and accurate renovation using only materials (such as stone) from the surrounding area and period while ensuring a structure which respects the norms of bio-architecture.

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. Explore the villa Angelo map: ground floor and first floor.

Villa Vista Olive and Villa Monte Albano may be rent togheter as a large unit (23 / 29 guests).  


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.

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  • Region:
  • Tuscany
  • Setting:
  • Country
  • Type:
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms:
  • 4
  • Sleeps:
  • 8
  • Bathrooms
  • 4
  • Nearest City Center:
  • Montecatini
  • Proximity to City Center
  • 10 km
  • Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Juicer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Machine
  • Indoor Features
  • Fireplace
  • Pets Allowed
  • Guest House / Apt.
  • Children Allowed
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor Features:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • BBQ / Grill
  • Garden
  • Outside Dining
  • Surveillance System
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Near By:
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Museums
  • Theater
  • Agri-Turismo
  • Historic Landmarks
  • Public Transportation
  • Lake / Water Access
  • Biking
  • Food / Cultural Touring
  • Golf
  • Vineyards / Wineries
  • Religious Sites

  • Living Area

    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.

    Beds and Baths

    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.

    • Master Bedroom = Queen 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.
    • Bedroom #2 = Double bedroom which is a little smaller and has a view over the valley, olive groves, woods and pool.
    • It shares a bathroom with bedroom #3 (with a Jacuzzi bath and shower with light and aroma therapy) 
    • Bedroom #3 = 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 the owners.

  • Outside Area

    • 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.
    Attractions and Nearby Area

    The villa is most strategically placed: away from the chaos of the cities but with easy access to Tuscan "musts". In fact, 95% of the symbolic Tuscan landmarks can be reached within an hour and a half by car.

    • Montecatini Terme (5km.) 
    • Pisa 50 minutes by car
    • Florence 45 minutes by train or car
    • Monsummano Terme (2km.) is the nearest town and has 15.000 inhabitants and all necessary facilities and shops etc.

    Within a range of 15/20 mins. by car there are many places of interest to visit:

    • Giusti Grottos with their hot thermal baths
    • The Monsummano Caves
    • Pistoia hills and mountains (skiing in the Winter)
    • The Svizzera Pesciatina, innumerable Romanic churches
    • The Fucecchio swamplands (of great interest for the local flora and fauna)


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