Tucked away in a lesser known part of Tuscany, undiscovered by crowds of tourists, Villa Lestra, on the outskirts of the medieval village of Montelopio, is idyllically located in an exceptionally beautiful, lush and varied landscape dotted with olive groves, vines, fields of wheat and sunflowers and woodlands abounding in wild boars, porcupines, foxes and deer. Situated where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, the Villa is just a short distance from the well preserved historical towns of San Gimignano and Volterra. Even the village of Montelopio, about 1 km from the Villa, boasts an ancient history. The Etruscans, Longobards, the seafaring Republic of Pisa, the Templars and the noble families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany have all left their traces as they passed through or settled, attracted by this âprosperous hill". Villa Lestra is a traditional 1800 Tuscan farmhouse converted with great attention to detail by the owners, the Ruatti family. The original features such as the terra cotta flooring, chestnut wooden beams and stone walls enhance the modern restoration to provide a comfortable environment.
How to get to Montelopio di Peccioli: From Roma. Autostrada A1 to Firenze, exit at Scandicci, take the Superstrada Fi-Pi-Li direction Pisa , exit at Pontedera, follow signs to Volterra then Peccioli, continue to Fabbrica then Montelopio follow the signs to Villa Lestra.
From Genova. Autostrada A12 to Livorno, exit at Pisa centro, take the Superstrada FI-PI-LI direction Firenze, exit at the 2nd Pontedera exit, follow signs to Volterra, then Peccioli, continue to Fabbrica then Montelopio follow the signs to Villa Lestra.
From Milano. Autostrada A1 to Firenze exit at Scandicci, take the Superstrada Fi-Pi-Li direction Pisa, exit at Pontedera, follow signs to Volterra, then Peccioli , continue to Fabbrica then Montelopio , follow the signs to Villa Lestra.
Tennis 7 km, Golf Club Castelfalfi
12 km, horse riding
4 km, restaurant
500 meters, shops
2 km, spa 15 km, museums
7 km, prehistoric park
7 km, observatory
4 km . Doctor
3 km, Clinic
8 km, Pharmacy
3 km, Bank and post office
3 km, Carabinieri
7 Km, Church.
IN-HOME CHEF SERVICE
A local chef available at your villa for your delicious meals accompanied by local wines
Outdoor activities and Sports Horse riding around the hills
Golf vacation in Tuscany Trekking through fields, vineyards, olive groves woods Biking in freedom Full adrenaline quadding Helibiking down the Tuscan mountains and other extreme sports
A double bedroom (or twin beds ) with satellite TV and en suite bathroom with shower
2 doubles (or twin beds) (which can be transformed into triples )
1 double bedroom ( a single bed can be added in this room) each with an en suite bathroom with shower, an open fireplace
A solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables for those who prefer to bask in the sunshine; a wrought iron sheltered gazebo with sofas and armchairs for those who prefer the shade Ideal for children