Among the sweet hills of Montalbano, where the Tenuta Cantagallo extends for 200 hectares, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, we have renovated an old farmhouse respecting the original materials and typology, but with modern standards for services and comfort. The cottage is located on top of a hillock, hence the name Tenuta Cantagallo, that is the point where the rooster first saw the sun rise and sing. From the farmyard you can enjoy a panoramic view of the ancient castles and villages of Capraia and Montelupo Fiorentino, a town known for the production of artistic ceramics since the late Middle Ages.
The surrounding landscape is characterized by the contrast between the gentle degradation of the cultivated hills and the wildest nature of the evergreen wooded patches of Montalbano, an area protected by the Tuscany Region, which extends for many kilometers through uninhabited woods behind the farmhouse. The secluded location of the farmhouse makes it a suitable destination for those who love tranquility and meditation, the scents of the countryside and contact with the colors and scents of nature, while the contemporary proximity of historic centers such as Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo just 13 km away, or Florence (25), Pistoia (36), Siena (65), Pisa (50) and Livorno (70), reveals its convenience for those who love the historical, cultural, artistic and craftsmanship of our ancient region.
Inside the farmhouse there are eight apartments, 4 on the ground floor and 4 on the first one, nicely furnished with the refinement of the classic Tuscan style and equipped with all comforts. Recently it was used as a reception another apartment on the ground floor of a cottage a few meters from the main house. The apartments located on the ground floor (including the one in the adjacent farmhouse) have a private entrance, to respect the privacy of everyone. Each apartment, both on the first floor and on the ground floor, has its own private outdoor space furnished within the garden and the terraces with a view. For the apartments on the first floor there are 2 accesses from the garden with internal stairs, one for every 2 units; this allows, if a larger apartment is requested, to be able to rent 2 units at the same time, having a direct and private entrance from the garden. This same versatility is also offered on the ground floor for 2 apartments that can become one unit thanks to a concealed door. The apartments are equipped with heating, telephone and TV. The apartment in the adjacent farmhouse (Nido) consists of a double bedroom, a bathroom with a shower cabin and a fully equipped kitchen (including the fireplace). It is located on the ground floor with a private entrance from the garden and a private and furnished outdoor area.
In the garden of the farmhouse there is a common area furnished to enjoy in tranquility the splendor of the landscape: a green pergola adjacent to a large barbecue and an old wood stove still working where it was baked in the past bread. The services are available and exclusively reserved for guests the following services: swimming pool with adjacent toilets, tennis court and / or football, ping-pong, children’s play area, laundry, mountain bike storage. Inside the company there are also a parking area reserved for guests, a sales point for company products and a room equipped with information on services, means of transport and initiatives organized in nearby historic centers. On request, a breakfast prepared with homemade farm products is served. At the request of the guests, wine and food tastings are organized weekly, guided tours of the cellars and / or cultivations with illustration of the methods of cultivation and processing.
The woods of Montalbano, which extend behind the cottage for miles, offer numerous scenic and naturalistic trekking routes on foot, by mountain bike or, given the presence of a riding stable less than ten minutes away, on horseback. Riding: a few kilometers away from our estate, for lovers of equestrian tourism, you can organize walks and trekking on horseback of varying length and difficulty: from walks of a few hours to whole days, using expert guides. Participants are required to have knowledge of basic equestrian techniques. There is also the possibility of attending basic riding courses for adults and children. Massages: Inside our farm, on request, massages are booked by special staff, for any type of needs; from relaxing massage, anti-stress, antidepressant to the healing. Other services available: Info for shopping in the biggest out-let of the area; Info for shopping in the markets and antique markets in the area; Taxi booking service; Booking service for theatrical performances and opera; Car rental service; Information service for art galleries; Museum reservation service; Hotel reservation service; Restaurant reservation service. In the village of Capraia e Limite, just three kilometers away, there are the post office, the bank, a public telephone and the main shops; in the village there is a bus service that connects to Florence in 45 minutes and a train station that connects to Florence in 20 minutes, to Pisa in 40 minutes, to Siena in 60 minutes and to other major Tuscan historical centers; however, finding the farm in a secluded position it is necessary to be equipped with a car.