Located near the city walls of PISTOIA (5 kilometers), splendid tuscan city of art, VILLA SAN SIMONE is an historical residence, perched on the foothills dominating the Florence plane ( 30 min. from Florence, 40 min. from Lucca, 50 min.from Pisa and the sea, 60 min. from Siena and Chiantishire)
The true Tuscany, its art masterpieces, its wines and foods, its fashion designers are in your hands !
Courses at Villa San Simone
~ Basic Italian language courses
~ Basic Tuscan cooking
~ Jam, marmalade and tomato sauce courses (July-August)
~ Basic design or watercolour courses
~ Cultivating the vegetable garden (spring-summer)
The Villa was built at the end of the 19th century on the remains of a medieval convent and a romanic church from the 11th century AD from which the villa has taken its name.
Villa San Simone has a large shaded garden and it’s surrounded by olive groves and forests and a peaceful private park of 60.000 square meters, where deers and squirrels live.
The Villa is furnished with antique furniture by the owners, two well known architects, who live in villa and will be happy to offer you all the tips and hints required and also the exquisite products of their garden and olive grove.
Apartment ”CUCINA DEI FRATI” (The friars kitchen)
6 people (2 sofa beds in the living room)
An apartment on the ground floor with a private entrance and a garden, comprising of a large living/dining area with vaulted ceilings, kitchen with a large suggestive wood burning fireplace,two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower.
It is tastefully furnished with