Make a holiday rental home or villa in Montaione, Tuscany your home away from home
Right in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, perched above the Val d’Elsa, is the town of Montaione, Tuscany. Surrounded by the famously picturesque countryside of Tuscany, shrouded in lush, Chianti vineyards and extended woodland, Montaione has a fantastically rural atmosphere, with every facility you need to really enjoy your well deserved break in the sun. A holiday rental villa in Montaione is the perfect base for exploration of Tuscany due to its fantastic central location, no more than 50km from any of Tuscany’s most famous cities, yet miles from any tourist crowd.
Things to do on holiday in Montaione, Tuscany
The countryside surrounding Montaione is covered in Chianti vineyards, providing the area with a surplus of fantastic sweet wines. There are plenty of opportunities for vineyard tours from a Montaione property, and no experience in wine tasting is required in order to enjoy a great afternoon sampling the best the region can produce. The bi-annual wine festivals held in the historical centre of Montaione are fantastic times to be staying in Montaione accommodation, whether you are a wine connoisseur or an interested wine fan!
There are several archaeological sites in and around Montaione which make for fascinating viewing. There are a handful of Etruscan sites in and around the town, but it is the Roman ruins at Muraccio which really capture the imagination. The Church of San Biagio holds secrets too. The crypt, 500 metres outside the village is of Paleo-Christian origins. The Civic Museum is a fantastic way to discover much about the town, as it displays many of the finest archaeological finds, historical artefacts and even pre-historic fossils, including that of a whale found in the Castelfalfi.
Walking and hiking in the Montaione countryside is an absolute treat. The landscape is simply stunning, offering breath-taking views in every direction. There are a huge number of walks to enjoy, many extending into the thick forests, sheltering you from the heat of the day. There is no need to ever leave the town though. The atmosphere and way of life has changed little over the years, meaning that there are few places in Italy where you can relax with such ease. The town is adorned with fantastic little family owned restaurants, cafes and boutiques where your every whim is catered for with great hospitality.
Places to visit on holiday in Montaione, Tuscany
A rental villa in Montaione, Tuscany, is within easy striking distance of Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca, all based within an hours leisurely drive through the green, rolling hills of Tuscany. These cities of Tuscany are all major artistic havens, all of which have been named on UNESCO’s World Heritage List due to their simply amazing wealth of artistic masterpieces, architecture and historical monuments. Due to this, the tourist crowds can be overpowering during the summer months, making the peace, tranquillity and authenticity of taking a Montaione property priceless.
Weather in Montaione, Tuscany
The glorious temperate climate of the Montaione region means that there is never a bad time to escape to the peace of a Montaione villa and revel in the stunning scenery and relaxing, timeless lifestyle. Temperatures in the summer months reach daily peaks in the mid 30’s (˚C) with surprising regularity, whilst in the short winter months, you will still enjoy midday temperatures in the high teens on most days.
Travel to Montaione, Tuscany
There are many transfer options from Pisa (PSA), Florence (FLR) and Rome (FCO) to a holiday home in Montaione. The best way to get around Tuscany has to be by car though, giving you complete freedom to explore the area as you wish. Each of the airports in the region has hire car facilities at the airport, making it very easy to find a car for your holiday.