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Villa Montalbano 12, Cerreto Guidi - Florence

6 bedrooms 5 bathrooms Private Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Villa Montalbano is a large villa set in its own mature gardens near to Vinci the birth place of Leonardo da Vinci. The villa is in an elevated position and has wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. This is an ideal base for large groups or families of different age ranges wishing to holiday together, as there is plenty of space for everyone, with the added bonus of a separate self contained studio in the grounds.


The swimming pool is set on a terrace to one side of the house overlooking the valley below.  This is a perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun in between cooling off in the pool.  Should you wish to escape the midday sun you can relax under the covered veranda or retreat under one of the mature trees that are planted throughout the garden.

An attractive tree lined drive leads up to Villa Montalbano which is built on two floors with five bedrooms located in the main house.  There is a sixth bedroom located in the annex which is across the lawn, a few metres from the villa.  A covered veranda wraps around two sides of the house, and there are plenty of comfortable chairs to relax in affording the opportunity to follow the rise and set of the sun or to change your view as often as you like.


All the rooms on the ground floor, with the exception of the study have doors opening on to the veranda. The main entrance opens into a very lovely bright and airy hall way which has an attractive tiled staircase leading up to the first floor.


To the left a long hallway leads into the kitchen/diner, to the right a door leads into the study which has a wooden desk, chairs and armchair.  An archway at the far end leads into the lounge. 

This is a bright spacious room with two large windows along one wall and double glass doors leading out to the swimming pool.  This area is furnished with several comfortable armchairs and two sofas arranged in front of the large open fireplace which is the main feature of the room.  At the far end of the room separated by a single step down from the seating area is second dining table and chairs. 

From here three steps lead up to the large kitchen/diner, with windows along one wall and double glass doors to the garden.   Fitted cupboards are arranged in an ‘L’ shape with a modern wide built in oven with separate hobs above, a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave oven.  There is also an island table with tiled surface that can be used for food preparation.  In addition to the electric and microwave ovens there is also a wood burning oven built into the wall. 


There is a traditional large wooden dining table with six chairs plus a wooden bench seat in the opposite end of the room next to the doors to the veranda.  An archway on the left takes you back into the entrance hallway where there is also a downstairs bathroom with WC.


At the top of the stairs is a small seating area and a long corridor, off of which all the bedrooms are located. 


On the right is the first of the double bedrooms, this is a corner room with windows on two sides through which light floods in.  There is a large wooden wardrobe and a painted iron antique style double bed.

Opposite this room on the other side of the corridor is a twin bedroom, again this is a light room having both a window as well as glass double doors opening onto a ‘Juliet’ style balcony.  The room is furnished with the traditional wooden wardrobe and matching twin beds with attractive scrollwork headboards.  In between these this bedroom and the first of the double bedrooms is a bathroom with shower and washbasin.


Next to the twin room is the second of the double bedrooms, which is simply but comfortably furnished with a double bed and large wooden wardrobe.  There is also a writing desk and chair placed next to the window which has lovely views of the garden. 


Adjacent to this room is the second of the twin bedrooms which has matching twin beds a triple wardrobe and views over the garden.  Next door is a smaller room with a single sofa bed and built in cupboards for storage.  Doors lead to a spacious bathroom with full size bath with hand held shower, basin and WC.

The final bedroom on this floor is the master bedroom suite, which as you would expect is much larger than the other rooms.  There is a double bed, large wooden wardrobe with matching chest of drawers and writing desk.  This is a corner bedroom with two large windows with views over the garden and the Tuscan landscape beyond.  There is a modern ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

The Nido is a small 2-storey building close to the house. Upstairs you’ll find a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a fully equipped sitting room with TV. The ground floor contains a garage and storage area, which also houses a table-tennis table and a foosball table. These are all available for guests’ use. Another smaller building on site is where you’ll find the pizza oven and barbecue equipment, as well as a bathroom with shower.

This is a very bright room with double glass doors opening onto a ‘Juliet’ style balcony.  A door on the left leads to the bathroom with shower, basin and WC, and also to the bedroom which has a double bed, large wardrobe and double glass doors opening onto a second ‘Juliet’ balcony, which has views across the gardens.

The gardens wrap around three sides of the house (the fourth side has the driveway) and are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees planted throughout.  There are wonderful far reaching views across the valley below with its olive groves and vineyards, and the town of Cerreto Guidi on the hillside opposite, the road into the town is very good and it is possible to walk there.


In a fantastic location for visiting the well know sights of Tuscany, as well as discovering the smaller local villages. 

 With great views overlooking olive groves and vineyards, this spacious villa would suit a wide variety of families or groups wishing to holiday together.

Four double bedrooms in the main house and one double bed in the cottage are only double beds and cannot be made up as twins.

Two twin bedded rooms accommodating four people of which only one can become double (both in the main house)

Approach road - 350m bumpy unpaved road

Located at the side of the house overlooking the valley below, the pool has a paved surround furnished with sun loungers, tables and chairs.  Rectangular in shape, with internal steps leading down into it at one end, and a ladder at the other end.


The pool measures 8.5 metres by 4 metres and has a constant depth of 1.55 metres.  The pool is open from May until September.  Pool towels are provided by the villa owners.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
TV - terrestrial
DVD player (Euro)
CD player
Fire place (open)
Furnished loggia
Electric kettle
Alarm System
No smoking
Ironing board
Moka espresso maker
2 baby cots
1 highchair
Mosquito screens
Pets welcome

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

Are pool towels supplied?
not included

Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
02 Jun - 07 Jul 2018
4253 US Dollar
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
5670 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
4253 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
3544 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
3260 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
3544 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
3578 US Dollar
05 Jan - 23 Mar 2019
3294 US Dollar
23 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
3578 US Dollar
01 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
4293 US Dollar
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
5724 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
4293 US Dollar
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
3578 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
3294 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
3578 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Annex Ground
Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 46km - 0h 46m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 51km - 0h 43m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 135km - 1h 33m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Vinci: 9km - 0h 16m
  • San Miniato: 14km - 0h 23m
  • Altopascio : 22km - 0h 28m
The town of Cerreto Guidi is only 2km away and here there are grocery stores where you can purchase most every day items. Larger towns with supermarkets and a larger choice of shops, banks, restaurants and hospitals can be found at Fucecchio 6km away and Empoli 10km away. Situated only 5km from the town of Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, where it is possible to take a tour of the museum dedicated to the famous renaissance painter and visit the house where he was born. The villa is also ideally located for those wishing to make day excursions to the larger tourist sights of Florence 35km, Pisa 48km, Bologna one and a half hours drive and Rome 3hours drive away.

 More options
Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: Villa Montalbano 12 <div class='textCenter'>9/ 10</div>Score from 1 review - Excellent (1 Client review)

August 2016
Family with young children
Rowington, United Kingdom Rowington, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
Had a great time. Beautiful spot in middle of no where, making it very peaceful. Good facilities with pool, BBQ and table tennis.
The chemist in the town was one of the few who could speak English and once he knew we were from the villa he bent over backwards to help us.
Local attractions We enjoyed trips to Florence, Siena, Vinci and San Giminagno. We liked the restaurant around the corner.

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Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)

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3260 to 5670 US Dollar

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