This amazing property is located 1/2 way between Florence and Siena. Spend a day or so sightseeing in Florence then be picked up by their free shuttle for the 30 min ride to the property. Situated on their own 700 acre vineyard with Olive Groves and Rosemary Hedges my wife and I had a romantic get away. Sit by the pool overlooking rolling landscape and pick ripe figs to snack on. Drink their own vintage wine while dining alfresco at a superb restaurant. Do not miss the spa, voted one of the top 10 in the world by Conde Nast in March 2011 issue. We really lucked out with this find.
If I could give this hotel more stars I would. They didn't just meet our expectations, they completely surpassed them. We stayed in La Villa, which is essentially a loft large enough for a couple to live in. It is beautiful and very, very spacious. The property itself is breathtaking. There are vineyards, olive tree and tuscan hills as far as you can see in each direction. We honestly did not want to leave the property. We were also in the middle of an Italian road trip seeing Milan, Cinque Terre, Florence, Venice... but this place made my husband & I want to stay in tuscany the entire time. The staff could not be more friendly or helpful. You will feel part of the family when you stay. The breakfast isn't just a boxed croissant and coffee. They have a large spread of fresh fruit, freshly made quiches and tarts (some made of eggs, some dessert quiches also), fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, various breads, croissants with filling, freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, along with a precious lady that can make a coffee, espresso, cappuccino or whatever you choose. (This sweet lady's mother also makes the breakfast items fresh everyday.) The pool is stunning. They have a shaded area if you would like to stay out of the sun while you gaze at the pool and tuscan hillside. The staff is incredibly helpful also. They scheduled our dinners, gave us directions and an emergency contact number if we needed anything during their off hours. I cannot recommend this place enough!
We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Athena. The Staff was spectacular, the view from the terrace breathtaking. Would definitely stay here next time I’m in Siena.
The receptionist was excellent; she showed us were everything was and even how to get the bus to go to Siena. The room was very clean and ok for a 4 stars hotel, however the bed was kind of hard for our taste. The experience was overall good though. The breakfast was also good.
The best way to get to know Montevarchi may be through its top attractions. Among these are Museo Paleontologico, Casa Masaccio, Accademia Valdarnese del Poggio, Il Cassero and Carini & Donatini Snc Arte Contemporanea—all of which are compelling reasons to visit.
Need a place to kick back after all that sightseeing? Montevarchi also has 26 hotels, which rate highly for Hotel Staff and Location, meaning they offer more than just a comfy bed to snooze in.What to do for fun in Montevarchi
Treat yourself or your family to a movie at Cine8, where all the action and romance plays out on the big screen, and where the popcorn smells pretty tempting.
The trained professionals at Centro Benessere Elisa Di Moracci Elisa can help you relax and work out any sore spots after long days spent sightseeing.Outdoor activities in Montevarchi
Feel a little wind on your face while enjoying a sunny afternoon at Corpo Forestale Dello Stato and Corpo Forestale Stato, where you can enjoy Montevarchi's natural side.Best times to visit Montevarchi
Want to save up to 39%? Orbitz offers some great travel deals all year round, but the savings in February, April and November are the steepest. During these months, you can save approximately 39%, 35% and 35%, respectively.Nightlife in Montevarchi
Enjoy cocktails or challenge the locals to a dance-off at Cafè la Gare, Birroteca "I Dùbriganti" and Bar Centrale Debolini Luigi. Montevarchi's bars and clubs are on hand for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap.Shopping in Montevarchi
You can't bring everything with you. Luckily, the clothes and gifts at Unicoop Firenze Sc and The Smart Gallery are around in case of the unexpected — you can pick up formalwear, casual looks and accessories while in Montevarchi.
If your headphones break — or if they don't match your outfit — the gadgets at Smau - Gfi Srl are on hand to keep you connected and looking high-tech.Where to stay in Montevarchi
Florence Airport, Peretola is the main hub for flights into Montevarchi and the surrounding area.Outdoor activities in Montevarchi
Feel a little wind on your face while enjoying a sunny afternoon at Corpo Forestale Dello Stato and Corpo Forestale Stato, where you can enjoy Montevarchi's natural side.Where to stay in Montevarchi
Florence Airport, Peretola is the main hub for flights into Montevarchi and the surrounding area.Where to eat in Montevarchi
Few experiences are as satisfying as a good, hearty meal. Luckily, that's easy to find in Montevarchi — just grab a table at Uvaspina Snc, LA BUCA DI IPO, Rosticceria Ristorante Renzino di Ricci Daniele and Daniele e Riccardo Ristorante and tuck in.