Set halfway between Florence and Italy’s west coast, Montopoli Val d’Arno allows easy access to many of Tuscany’s best features and tourist attractions, while at the same time offering a more relaxing rural setting than can be found in the region’s urban areas. A villa or farmhouse cottage in Montopoli Val d’Arno is a perfect choice for families on a summer holiday, couples looking to explore the region’s heritage, or skiers in the winter.
The rolling hills around Montopoli Val D’Arno are very scenic, and dotted with historical monuments such as castles, monasteries and traditional villas. Spring and summer are particularly good times to explore the area, although visitors in the autumn months can also incorporate a stop by the area’s vineyards to sample this year’s vintage.
Several options are available locally for exploring the area, including bicycle hire and horse riding, although there are also several good walking trails around the town for those who prefer to explore on foot.
Several good golf courses can be found close to the town, with the Fontevivo-San Miniato the closest, 8km away. Fishing and tennis can also be found nearby.
Although Montopoli Val d’Arno is not situated on the coast, visitors can still capitalise on the fantastic summer weather beside their own private pool, a feature commonly found in Montopoli Val d’Arno villas.
Montopoli Val d’Arno is well situated for visiting all of the major Tuscan cities, including Pisa, Florence and Lucca. One of the lesser visited cities in the region, but still worth an excursion, is Siena, which can be reached from Montopoli Val d’Arno in less than an hour. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a stunning Romanesque cathedral and the Piazza del Campo, a town square noted for its fascinating architecture and art museum.
Weather in Montopoli Val d’Arno makes it a perfect destination for a summer break, with temperatures reaching into the late twenties in the height of summer. Although the weather remains relatively dry throughout most of the year, temperatures in winter do drop considerably, although this makes for some great skiing nearby. Selecting a Montopoli Val d’Arno holiday home with an open fire can guarantee you a cosy place to retire during the colder winter nights.
Montopoli Val d’Arno accommodation is most easily reached via Pisa’s Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA), which receives flights on a daily basis from the UK, including those run by British Airways, Ryanair and easyJet. The airport is 40km from the town, and car hire is the most convenient means of reaching your Montopoli Val d’Arno holiday home, with all the major companies operating out of the airport.