Super panoramic, walking distance to town, private pool, Wifi, air conditioning
Giordano, Graziella & Serena
- english, italian
About Giordano, Graziella & Serena
We, the owners of Villa Montevizzano, are Giordano and Graziella. In addition to being grateful grandparents who appreciate the values of life, we like to offer you the opportunity of a restful and rejuvenating break in one of the most beautiful places in the world: Tuscany. We come from another sector of business, the leather industry, which is famous in this region. However, we have learnt from our many worldly guests to have an appreciation for hospitality. With this valuable advice we have been able to furnish our property to provide a comfortable place to enjoy your leisure time. This is an opportunity not to be missed! We cannot speak English so our replies to your requests are translated by our assistants. However,you are booking directly with us.
Giordano, Graziella & Serena purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Giordano, Graziella & Serena chose Palaia
Initially the house was meant to be for our family. When our children decided to live elsewhere, we came up with the idea of offering our property to those who want to discover or return to Tuscany for their holidays.
What makes this Villa unique
This is what our guests say: Comfortable, spacious, bright, clean, beautiful landscape and ideal location for either a quiet holiday or more specialised activities for those who want it. The only minus point is you have to leave it after the holiday!
Check-in: 3:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Only if trained not to dirt the garden
We love children
Minimum age of primary renter:18
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Splendid villa, location and pool
Very enjoyable stay, superb pool cleaned every morning. Very helpful file of local information, places to visit, eat, maps and DVD/ films books mainly in English. Spacious villa and splendid views over countryside
This was our first holiday abroad with our two boys aged 7 and 11.
The villa is very clean and is well equipped. The beds were very comfy and the pool was a massive hit with the children! It was a great size and the sun loungers and plentiful seating areas outside allowed you to really appreciate the magnificent views surrounding the property.
The check in was well organised and the owner, Giordano kindly brought us fresh peaches one morning which were delicious!
Palaia- the nearest small village is a good 10 minute walk up a main road. ( be aware you have to walk on the road but we found it easy enough to do - just take care with children) The traffic on the road isn’t too busy and we walked with our children both daytime and early evening- a torch is handy.
Palaia itself has a pub, a few small food shops and a great cafe/ice cream parlour which had a lovely atmosphere. It is very much a true Tuscan village and we were able to do a basic shop there.
We visited Pisa, Sam Gimignano Lucca -all within an hours drive and were also able to see Andrea Bocelli in concert!
This was our first visit to Tuscany and will definitely be returning!
All in all a great property and lovely garden which is secure for young children.
Short mid week break
Lovely quiet place. Very spacious and homely. All amenities were there
This property was in a beautiful setting, about a 10 minute drive to grocery and other Tuscan villages. A 45-60 minute drive to many destination spots - Florence, Lucca, Pisa, San Giamiagno, Sienna and Cinque de Terre (2 hrs). Those were the places we visited, highly recommend a winery for truffle hunting, tastings, dinner/lunch, horse back riding and by far the best Chianti's, atmosphere and family that run the business....TenutaTorciano and not too far from House. If it's warm weather the pool would be great - it was cold while we were there. Enjoy and couple of restaurants you could technically walk to, because they are close enough but the roads are very narrow for walking and cars driving by --up to you!
Thanks Sherry for your feedback and being so respectful of our property. Giordano
fantastic villa and pool
We had a fabulous 10 days in this wonderful villa. The pool was huge and amazing. The views were stunning and we saw some incredible sunsets. The owners were so helpful and the local village had everything you needed and is only a 10 minute walk away.The village also has a great pub/bar and two fantastic restaurants. The villa was ideally situated for visiting Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Sienna. We also did the local wine tasting which was really interesting. The whole experience in the villa was so relaxing and we would definitely come back.again
Lovely villa with everything we needed. Beds were very comfortable. Best night sleep I've had in a villa! Pool was a great size and the views were fab. Palaia was nice to go into on an evening bit I wouldn't recommend walking as the streets were quite narrow. We enquired about a taxi but it would have been €70 due to the location
Special interest holidays:
Cooking courses and meals at the villa available on request
About 55 km from the coast, 1hr driving
Sandy beaches: Castiglioncello, Vada, Cecina – Marina di Cecina, Bibbona
Gritty beaches: Livorno, Cecina, Piombino
Rocky beaches: Livorno, Castiglioncello, Rosignano
Firenze Airport Peretola: 60 km / 1h 15min
Pisa Airport Galileo Galilei: 44 km / 30min
Palaia: 1km / 5min walk
Pontedera: 20km / 15min to large supermarket and trains
San Gimignano/Volterra: 40km / 30min drive
Pisa: 48km / 30min
Firenze: 61km / 1h 15min
In Palaia there are few very nice restaurants with many more within 10 minutes drive. Wine tasting at the local wineries can be arranged to try excellent Chianti Colli Pisani. Scenic drives and historical sites will keep you as busy as you wish. Families with kids will appreciate the amusing prehistoric park or the Vespa museum in Pontedera withing 20min drive.
Our guests benefit from a detailed and up to date villa book made by our local assistant that is also helping us with translation when answering your enquries.