Il Monastero is, as its name suggests, a wonderful old medieval monastery thoroughly restored for really elegant country living. At 570 square meters (6000 square feet), and with essentially equal bedrooms, Il Monastero is ideal for up to six couples traveling together; for an extended family; or for two or three small families. Furnishings throughout are refined and comfortable.
The exterior of Il Monastero, lovely vacation villa rental in Tuscany Chianti set in beautiful vineyards.You just can’t ask for a better location than this. Two kilometers from the Chianti village of Mercatale Val di Pesa, Il Monastero lies just 20 minutes south of Florence and a few minutes from the Florence-Siena highway, meaning that you have the choice either to meander the sinuous Chianti roadways at a slow pace or of quickly reaching a more distant daytrip destination like Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, or Assisi. For places like San Gimignano, Castellina, Greve, Radda, and Certaldo, you’re just a few minutes’ drive, even if you choose the meandering alternative.
Views from the property are magnificent and varied: vineyards, olive trees, cypresses, woodland, open fields, and distant farmhouses dot the landscape. An oversize infinity pool with separate Jacuzzi pool completes the picture. Housekeeping is included daily, and cooking is available upon request.