Luxury villa ideal for family reunion, or group of friends.
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About Giorgio Montini
I was born in Florence 56 years ago, but I grew up in Bibbiena, the small but historical town at 5 km. from the Villa, My family and I ( my wife, my son 20 y.o.) live usually in Florence, in the center and part of the summer at the Villa in an independent part ( but safeguarding the guests's privacy).
Giorgio Montini purchased this Villa in 1880
Why Giorgio Montini chose Bibbiena
I decided to restore this family property and use it in part for me and specially for international guests who are looking for relaxing holiday or/and who would like to visit this part of Tuscany and Umbria.
What makes this Villa unique
Spend a few days at Villa Catarsena, especially with the good weather is very pleasant and relaxing. The presence of the heated pool allows you to enjoy the pool also from mid-spring (mid-April, normally) in early Autumn, typically until mid-October.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Cots available upon requestCots available upon request
Pets allowed - Pets allowedPets allowed
Parties/events allowed - I't possible organize small parties.I't possible organize small parties.
Smoking allowed - It's permitted to smoke in the living rooms only. It's permitted to smoke in the living rooms only.
Max guests: 18 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic villa in the Tuscan hills
We had a fantastic 2 week stay in this large, spacious villa. Family and friends came and joined us to help fill the space. The swimming pool was excellent, very clean and the perfect temperature, lots of space around the pool to laze or play games. The rooms are all a good size and kept comfortably cool so no problems with no air conditioning. The weather was amazing and we enjoyed many an evening eating outside and socialising until the early hours, there is no-one near by to complain about the noise. The owner who was on-site was extremely welcoming and helpful, happy to give advice when needed (English is quite good). We loved having a chef come to the villa to cook us a traditional 4 course meal which everyone enjoyed and would definitely recommend. The villa is extremely well equipped with a washing machine and iron and board so no need to over pack, the only thing it lacked was any pool towels. I would highly recommend this villa for large families or group get togethers.
Dear Bridget, thank you very much for your review. I hope see you again at Catarsena.
Stunning Tuscan villa with fabulous swimming pool and wonderful host!
Our family group of 15 (10 adults, 5 childten) had an amazing, relaxing holiday in this stunning villa. A warm welcome, followed by careful attention throughout our 2 week stay by our hosts Giorgio and Tanya Montini, was exceptional. There was fruit, honey, olive oil (from the farm) and a rice salad waiting for us, and during our stay we had a memorable pizza-making evening using the pizza oven, helped by Giorgio. The large pool was well maintained and we spent many happy hours in it. The villa was clean and comfortable with plenty of space for us all. We appreciated having a good wifi connection and plenty of shaded outdoor areas. Thank you Giorgio and Tanya for you kindness and generosity. LorraineB
Together with friends spent a nice time inVilla di Catarsena this year. Sensational apartment building, beautifully located, an oasis of peace. Home leaves nothing to be desired. Very friendly owners. I would highly recommend.
Beautiful Villa Catarsena
My family and I had an enjoyable 2 weeks at Villa catarsena. Giorgio and his wife Tanya were very helpful and informative. Tanya made a lovely tuscan dinner for my family and friends. The villa is clean and the kitchen airy and big. There are lots of places to see and nice cosy restaurants around the area.
We would recommend Villa catarsena to our friends from singapore!
Fantastic stay in less touristic part of Tuscany
We had a fantastic stay with our family (5 adults and 5 kids in total) in Giorgio's house. The house in the beginning seemed so big we had trouble finding our way. Also the surroundings of the house are enormous and there is plenty of room for the kids to play.
Also the region the house is situated in, is a lot less touristic than other places in Tuscany, and offers nice walks in the beautiful Casentino forest. The kids loved the swim in the nearby river.
We will definitely recommend this house to other people.
thank you very much for your review!
I hope you and your family could decide come back another time in our Villa: I will offer you a discount with pleasure!
Was will man mehr?
8 Erwachsene und 8 Kinder - ein Traumurlaub mit liebevoll eingerichteten, geräumigen Zimmern, drei riesigen Wohnzimmern, einer wunderbaren Küche mit allem, was man braucht, dazu der Garten mit Pool, wunderschönen Pflanzen und Sitzgelegenheiten. Das ganze in einer traumhaft schönen Landschaft, idealen Ausflugszielen (Burgen, Kleine Altstädtchen, Pferdehof - Le Amazzoni (auch sehr zu empfehlen) und die Vermieter sehr freundlich, zuvorkommend und sehr sympathisch
Thank you very much for the nice review. I hope see you again in the future at the Villa di Catarsena.
In Tuscany, between Florence and Arezzo, located in a panoramic position, the Villa di Catarsena, furnished in a very comfortable way, is ideal for family’s reunion, group of friends and families.
The Villa surrounded by forest, with a panoramic view on Bibbiena, is located in the Casentino valley, near the National Park of Foreste casentinesi, 35 km. from Arezzo and 65 km. from Florence, and few km. from Bibbiena, Poppi, Pratovecchio, Stia, the Monastery o Camaldoli and La Verna.
Many villages, churches, castles are interesting to visit at a short distance from the Villa.
The Villa offers to the guests a very relaxing holidays, at a short distance from the town of Bibbiena, but it's located in a very peaceful place.
Golf: Golf Club Casentino at 12 km. In very beatiful and panoramic location.