Tuscany hills villa near spa Italy – From the moment you turn through the gates into the tree-lined drive that leads to Villa Silvestre, you are bound to feel uplifted. This elegant, prestigious property with private pool enjoys a lovely sunny position in the hills above the spa town of Montecatini Terme with stunning views across the surrounding countryside. Originally the summer residence of a 19th-century nobleman and his family, the house has been beautifully restored and refurbished to appeal to modern tastes. Understated elegance and well-appointed rooms ensure a very pleasant and comfortable stay here. Outside too there is plenty of space: the large pool is located on a raised level just behind the villa with views across to a distant wetland and nature reserve. There are lawned areas to the side and rear, as well as a more formal manicured garden at the front with views across the valley. This setting in the forested Tuscan hills is nothing short of idyllic. Olive oil is still produced on this estate. The olives are harvested by hand: they have a distinctive taste and make the ideal accompaniment to local Tuscan dishes as well as to more delicate fish courses: do try them as soon as you can! Just a mile and a half down the road from Villa Silvestre is a village where you will find shops and good restaurants, and slightly further on at Montecatini there are plenty more, along with some excellent spa facilities. Several of Italy’s most lovely towns and famous places are close at hand – Pisa needs no introduction of course! The walled town of Lucca is well worth visiting: full of history yet vibrant and modern, it would make a very good day out. If you want a day in Florence but don’t fancy driving there and looking for parking, why not pick up the train at Montecatini? There’s a direct link and a frequent, fast service. A trip to the seaside is perfectly possible too, since the coast is less than an hour away. There is something for everyone at this Tuscany hills villa near spa Italy. For another view of this amazing villa, have a look at the film of Villa Silvestre on our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9dE_9dhIwM (Copy and paste the link)
A truly lovely, peaceful spot in which to enjoy a really relaxing holiday in an elegant and comfortable house, with superb views over the hills and the valley below. If you want to experience the essence of Tuscany this is certainly an excellent place to start: you are within easy reach of Pisa, Lucca, Pistoia and Prato, and you can be in Florence in just under an hour. Siena is only and hour and a half away, so really quite feasible for a day trip too. The beaches are only a 45-minute drive. More locally, you’ll find shops and restaurants just down the road at Massa e Cozzile and Montecatini Terme. You might like to ride on the historic funicular railway which runs from Montecatini Terme up to the picturesque old town of Montecatini Alto where there's a small castle, churches, a large piazza with restaurants and cafés, a few tourist shops, and fantastic views over the countryside. Montecatini has long been known for its springs of course, so a session at one of the spas here (try Terme Tettuccio) would be another excellent idea.
Reception room with fireplace and stairs leading up to: First floor:
Living /dining room (TV, DVD), fireplace, views.
Kitchen with door to outdoor dining terrace.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC. Second floor:
Double bedroom (1.60m) with ensuite shower room, WC & views.
Double bedroom (1.40m) with ensuite shower room, WC & views.
Double bedroom (1.60m) with ensuite shower room, WC.
Double/twin (1.6m or 2x-0.80m) bedroom with ensuite shower room, WC.
It may be possible to replace some double beds with twins if required - please request when booking. Grounds:
Approximately 25 acres of partially enclosed, terraced grounds with mature trees, shrubs and lawns. Private 15m x 5m swimming pool above/behind the house, with Roman steps entrance. Outdoor dining terrace. Built-in BBQ. Small private chapel alongside the villa. Parking for 4 cars.
Please note: the caretakers' house overlooks the front garden and entrance of Villa Silvestre. The pool area and outdoor dining terrace are totally private and not overlooked and the caretakers respect clients' privacy at all times.
Included: WiFi internet, pool towels, air conditioning.
Please note that 200kWh of electricity is included in the price: metered consumption above this will incur an additional charge payable locally - please enquire for more details.
Extras: maid service €10 per hour, cook, cookery classes, wine tours, winter heating. A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Montecatini Terme 7km
- Pistoia 24km
- Lucca 35km
- Pisa | Florence 60km
- Viareggio 60km
- Siena 120km
- Montecatini Terme 8km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 77km
- Shops & restaurants 2km
- Hiking | cycling
- Horse riding
- Montecatini Terme spa 8km
- Montecatini Alto old town | restaurants 10km
- Monsummano Terme spa 11km
- Pinocchio's park in Collodi 13km
- Pistoia cathedral | town centre 25km
- Zoo in Pistoia 27km | Villa Mansi 30km
Final clean must be paid locally in cash - €200