There are a number of quality apartments, a large swimming pool (20 x 9 m), a good restaurant and a children's play area. If you woke up here one day by chance and didn't know how you got here, you would assume that the surrounding forest is huge and that you would have to travel a long way to find the nearest town.
Should this be true, no harm would be done as long as you didn't want to go to a disco every night. You will find a large swimming pool of 20 x 12 metres with a children's section in this peaceful haven, as well as a restaurant that serves traditional Tuscan dishes from the country with a wide selection of quality wine also on the menu. Laundry is not a problem as there is a coin-operated laundry and a dryer. You can even communicate with the outside world whilst enjoying views of the surrounding hills at sunset, as there is a wi-fi internet connection. And if all that is not enough, you can hike on the 3 km forest trail that goes from the entrance, rent a mountain bike or relax in the small wellness centre with a Turkish bath and sauna located next to the pool.
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The historic centre of Monteverdi Marittimos is just 500 metres from the residence where you will find another restaurant that is mentioned in several good food guides, as well as a café and shops. However, we recommend that you have a car during your stay since public transport is sparse and it would be difficult to get around otherwise. If you wish to swim in the sea and visit the coast, the nearest beaches are around a 30 minute drive away, or exciting cities like Volterra (50 km), San Gimignano (60 km) and Siena (about 80 km) are all within reach by car.
All apartments are tastefully decorated and have satellite TV and a telephone - but there is also good mobile coverage on site. The apartments are located either in the main building where the reception and restaurant are, or in the annexe just to the left of the reception desk. There are also two smaller buildings at the poolside which house the three bedroom apartments along the sides of the pool. A communal barbeque is available for free (you need to supply your own charcoal), and if you wish to bring your own barbeque, you can grill at home.
Just returned after a lovely family vacation in Montreverdi Marittimo, and tanned on the cheeks.
The place can be highly recommended, and we would like to return...
However it isn't possible to buy lunch at the place, which would have been a plus for us.
On our confirmation it says that we could check in from 4 - 7 pm. We arrive at around 4.15 and look forward to getting our apartment and relaxing in the pool with the kids. When then get told that our apartment isn't done and that it wont be ready before an hour later. At 6 I ask again and get met by an angry look and get told that it isn't ready yet. People need to check out at 10 and that means that there are 6 hours for cleaning. I get angry. We got our apartment at 7.15. Far from a good start to a holiday.
Besides the boring start it is a lovely place with lovely towns within a short range. Not a lot of tourists and that is great.
Piastroni lies in a big forest on a mountain about 450 m. above sea level. The service is top-notch and it is peaceful and kid friendly.
It isn't Tuscany like in Chianti Classico, since you live atop a small mountain in a big forest. There aren't a lot of open vineyards and olive groves in the neighbourhood. It is clean, nice, and calm and peaceful.
The area is well suited for biking tourists who want to drive in the mountains, or for families who want to have calm and lovely surroundings.
When you are going sight seeing in Pisa, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano or Sienna, be prepared for some mountain driving, and then you will have to accept that it will take longer.
You are pretty solitary, and it can be felt on the internet speed, amongst other things, which isn't acceptable.
Lovely calm place. It lies a bit far out and you have to be prepared to drive a bit on small roads. We were there during a very hot period, and therefore it was pretty exhausting that we didn't have an air condition in our home. The residence is unfortunately built so it is hard to "be yourself" on the belonging terraces.
A lovely calm place with nice walking distance to the town.