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Villa Eleanora
Montesperitoli Tuscany


Family Villa with Pool
Location and Region:
This 2 story family style villa with a shared pool is close to the 'Volterrana' which is the old road connecting Florence to Volterra. There are many fascinating places to visit all within an hours drive. It is situated only 20 kilometers from the center of Florence, in the region of Chianti and is close to the small hilltowns of Certaldo and San Gimignano reknown for it's wine vineyards and olive groves.
Dining Picks:
An excellent choice of restaurants and trattoria are also located nearby, including 'Il Focolare' only a couple of kilometres away.

'La Tenda Rossa', in Cerbaia, is regarded by some as being Tuscany's finest restaurant.

The villa is perfect for families with children or teenagers. The interior provides ample space for family style entertaining. The living area situated on the ground floor is comprised of several inter-linked, open-plan rooms, including a drawing room with open fireplace, a billiard room, a music room with a grand piano a separate kitchen and a cloakroom and a WC.

The villa sleeps up to seven persons. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms with high ceilings and antique furnishings:
A large master bedroom with a four-poster double bed.

The second bedroom has a twin bed.

The third bedroom has a single bed.
The fourth bedroom has an additional double bed.
There is also a childrens cot available free of charge.
The kitchen is particularly well equipped: large hob oven, open fire for wood or charcoal barbecues , and a large refridgerator-freezer. An adjacent utility room houses a washing machine and dishwasher. Barbecue is available on site.
Grounds and Garden
Villa Eleanora possesess a vast and wonderful private garden, with an avenue of slender cypress trees leading from the villa's entrance to a delightful viewpoint overlooking the magnificent Chianti vineyards and olive groves.
Villa Eleanora enjoys a great deal of privacy. It has a separate gateway and is not overlooked by any other property.

Swimming pool:
Villa Eleanora shares a pool with the Totori apartments next door which is accessed through the Villa's private garden. The pool is available for use from mid -May to mid October. The dimensions are - 18m x 9m, 1.2-2.0m deep.

There is a washing machine on the premises in the utility room for communal use and the price is $3 USD per wash. There is also an iron and ironing board are available in the utility for communal use for a rental of $3 USD.
A car is a necessity and you need to rent your own. The nearest petrol station is in Montagnana (3 km ) where there is the TAMOIL petrol garage with 24 hour service.

The nearest train station is in Empoli village (15-20 minutes driving).The train station in Florence is a 30 minutes drive from the Villa. The taxi fare from train station Florence to the Villa costs approximately $45 USD.

There is a SITA bus service from Cerbaia with buses going to Florence.
Please remember to buy your ticket beforehand and validate the ticket on the bus.
Tickets are sold in the bar located in the piazza in Cerbaia.


Tennis Table
There is a tennis table available for a communal use, free of charge.

Wine Tasting
Guided wine tasting tours are available. You can purchase locally produced farm products such us Chianti wine, Vin Santo, Grappa, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Horseback Riding
It is possible to go horseback riding at the riding center Horse World which is situated only 4 km from Tortori.

Tennis Club
The nearest tennis club is in Cerbaia . It is not necessary to be a member to reserve a court.
Services and Shopping:

The nearest bank Banca Toscana is in Cerbaia (5 km) and is open Mon-Fri 8.15-13.20 and 14.45-15.45. The bancomat (cash dispensers) accepts Visa/Mastercard and Cirrus.

Post Office:
The nearest post office is in Cerbaia and is open Mon-Fri 8.15-13.30 and Saturday 8.15-12.30.

Food Shops:
In Cerbaia there is a small supermarket, the Margherita - Conad, which is open from Monday to Saturday from 08.00 to 13.00 and from 17.00 to 20.00. It is closed on Wednesday afternoon and on Sundays. In Montagnana (3 km) there is a small general store which is open on Sunday mornings during the summer.

The nearest chemist is in Cerbaia and is open 09.00-13.00 and 16.30-20.00.

What it includes :
Water, electricity, and gas for cooking, weekly cleaning and change of linen.

What it does not:
No Telephone. Villa Eleanora has no a land-line telephone but the owner will provide you with a cellphone. You'll have your own phone number free but pay for usage or bring your cell phone.
Extra sheets are 6 euros per set.

The weekly price for Villa Eleonora is 1600 euros per week plus a damage deposit of 250 euros. The damage deposit will be returned in full to the client at the end of the holiday less any deductions made by the keyholder for damages caused to the house, its garden area, and the internal or external furnishings. A 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure the villa with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.