The town of Montevarchi lies in the province of Arezzo, in the beautiful region of Tuscany. Originally a medieval market town, Montevarchi is encased in thick stone walls, and is still a hugely important commercial centre in Arezzo. The town has a long and fascinating history, parts of which can still be seen throughout the village to this day.
The historic centre of Montevarchi is centred around the delightful Piazza Varchi, the main square, which is home to some of the finest monuments in the area. The Palazzo Pretorio and the Collegiata di San Lorenzo, which holds the Museum of Sacred Art, are well worth a visit from any holiday rental in Montevarchi’s vicinity.
Every Thursday morning, the town comes alive as the weekly market gets in full swing. Local produce is sold at bargain prices, and there is always plenty of Tuscany’s famous wines to be sampled and bought, ready for you to have a quiet glass in the evening, watching the sunset over the famous Tuscan landscape.
It is the surrounding landscape which inspires many people to take holiday accommodation in Montevarchi, as it is astonishingly beautiful. Looking out over the lush rolling hills of Tuscany means that it is almost impossible not to relax, and the views have been the inspirations for artists and writers for many centuries. Walking and riding holidays to Montevarchi are extremely popular, especially when you consider the marvellous gastronomy which the area is famous for.
Cortona is a beautiful ancient city, perched high in the Tuscan hills. Its huge appeal stems from the enormous wealth of artistic, architectural and historical importance to Italy, as well as the endearing atmosphere which surrounds the town. There are many centuries of Italian history on show within the ancient walls of Cortona, which would take many weeks to explore completely. However, taking a day trip from Montevarchi is a great idea, and there are some great itineraries to follow, taking in the finest monuments. The Arezzo hills around Cortona are a mountain bikers haven too.
Summers in Montevarchi are gloriously hot, with average temperatures reaching a magnificent 30°C, which means that taking a Montevarchi villa with a pool is a fantastic idea, as the heat will make having a pool an incredible asset. Winters are very mild too, with average temperatures remaining above 10°C, with daily peaks even higher.
Pisa International Airport (PSA) is the closest airport to any of the villa rentals in Montevarchi, and receives a huge number of cheap flights from various airports in Britain. easyJetand Ryanair are among the cheapest airlines providing services to Pisa. It is advised that you take a hire car from the airport, not only for the journey to and from your Montevarchi rental accommodation, but also so that you can take an easy day trip to Siena or Florence.