Surface: sqm 350
Entrance, large lounge-dining room, kitchen, next to the kitchen there is the laundry with a large washing machine, sitting room with double sofà bed, double room ( (Green bedroom), bathroom with shower.
1 double bedroom (Yellow bedroom) with bathroom with shower en suite, 1 double bedroom ( Red bedroom) and 1 twin bedroom (Blue bedroom) (that can be turned into double on request), 1 bathroom with bath tub and shower.
All windows have mosquito screens.
All beds have patented Waterlily matteresses to ensure maximum comfort.
The special wooden slat supports for the matteresses can be adapted to the weight of the person and to the diverse distribution of body weight.
The lighting of each bedroom is equipped with an automatic bio-switch for disconnecting the electricity, eliminating the electric tension when all the lights are off, thus permitting freedom from magnetic fields when you are asleep.
single heating and air conditioning
3 working fireplaces
2 irons and ironing tables
hairdryers in all bathrooms
1 microwave oven
2 coffee machines
side by side refrigerator with ice machine
1 TV 32" LCD with satellite - English and American programs
complete Internet wireless conexion (wi-fi)
1 children's beds
3 mountain bikes.
The living areas have been renovated with a careful eye for details - antique furniture, (some going back as far as the 16th Century.) antique ornaments,paintings, doors, prints and Persian carpets.
On the other hand, the house has every possible modern comfort. Explore the villa Angelo map: ground floor and first floor.
Large lounge-dining room which seats up to 14 people and has a large 15th century fireplace with lounges and armchairs. There is also a lovely view of the garden and pool area as well as views looking up to the old town (the original town) of Monsummano Alto. Another sitting come lounge room which leads to the big Tuscan kitchen with its own fireplace and antique-style oven. On this floor there is a bathroom decorated with an antique basin and floor but with modern design shower etc. There is also a double bedroom which gives onto a covered verandah with table and chairs(actually church pews) for eating overlooking the pool and hillside towns.
Going from the entrance into the main part of the house on the left we have the kitchen, a spacious area dominated by an antique fireplace in cotto and stone (pietra serena). A beautiful double marble 19thC sink, Castelli ceramics of the first half of the 19thC representing the signs of the Zodiac, above an antique style stove with 6 flames, a hot plate, 2 ovens and a professional fan. There is a side-by-side fridge with icemaker, a double walnut sideboard of the 19thC and a Provencal double sideboard in oak of the 18thC The kitchen also has a 19thC dining table with eight "a birilli" Sienese chairs of the 17thC, above which there is a Liberty up-and-down lamp..
The courtyard leads into the main entrance of the villa. In a niche on the left hand wall there is a precious terracotta Madonna with child, originally painted, of the 17thC. Two 18thC walnut doors open onto a built-in wardrobe. On the wall in front of the entrance there is a Louis XV consolle and 2 small Louis XVI Lucca chairs.Above the consolle is a late 18thC mirror painted green and gold.
On the left-hand side is a bathroom with a Jacuzzi shower. Note the cotto pavement in which precious 16thC handpainted tiles have been set. On the right through an austere 17thC Florentine door which leads to a double bedroom (green bedroom)
Central sitting room
Leaving from the kitchen into the main part of the house there is a very large sitting room with armchairs and divans, one of which becomes a double bed. There is a 18thC pharmacy showcase at the sides of which are two 18thC Roman painted terracotta medallions. There is also a 17thC elm sideboard above which there is an early 19thC Tuscan red laquered mirror. At the side of the showcase there are two Louis XVI walnut chairs. Antique prints and paintings on the wall and a Persian carpet. To the right there is a built-in cupboard with two18thC Piedmont walnut doors and also a precious little church altar gate from the 17thC. On the opposite wall there is a Liberty church stainedglass window and through two antique stone halfcolumns the entrance to the magnificent lounge room.
This room, which is 80 sq mtrs, has to the right a large 18thC dinign table with 8 17thC walnut chairs and 2 armchairs covered in velvet and orginating from a Florentine villa where tthe famous poet Gabriele D' Annunzio lived for a certain period with Eleonora Duse. In this section of the room on the right hand wall there is a "peperino" vincellaro from the Lazio region wehre they used to keep wine and water. It also has a stone basin with running water. There is also an important wardrobe of the 16thC with 2 large drawers where crockery and glassware etc are kept. Between the two sections of the room there is an elegant Louis XV walnut table. To the left of the lounge room there is an enormous 16thC Lombard fireplace in stone. In front of the fireplace there are 2 large armchairs and 2 large triple divans. Note the 18thC Piedmont trumeau. The room furnishings are completed with a Chinoiserie area with an antique Tibetan sideboard, 2 Chinese lacquered reading chairs and variuos antique oriental silk paintings. Characterizing this stupendeous room is the beautiful sloping ceiling with antique beams and bricks. All the rooms in the house have antique beams. Above the entrance a walnut 17thC freize. Antique paintings and lamps and Persian carpets complete the furnishings. The room has double doors leading into the garden.
This is characterized by a 17thC fireplace in "peperino" and two 17thC carved walnut small doors above the bed which hide a niche. There is a late Empire moghany wardrobe and two Luigi Filippo bedside tables. Notice also a particular freize in walnut above the door figuring an equestrian subject.
The green bedroom leads onto a north facing verandah with a suggestive view over the pool especially in the night when the pool is illuminated and in the distance the small hill side towns are lit up. A special place to enjoy dinner.
The kitchen leads onto a southerly facing verandah which looks onto the valley and the small medieval hill top town of Monsummanoi Alto with a Romanic church. There is a dining table for eating "al fresco" that can can seat 14. Note the terracotta Madonna on the right wall and an antique stone trough.
They are furnished with antique furniture, paintings and Persian carpets.
From the entrance there is a stone staircase leading to the bedrooms It has a beautiful wrought iron 17thC bannister. On the floor of the middle and top landings of the staricase there are cotto tiles dipicting the Florentine lily. On the ceiling there are cotto rosettes painted in imitation bronze.
One main bedroom (30 sq.mtrs.) with its own bathroom with Turkishbath/shower and a lovely view up to Monsummano Alto which is lit up at night.
Another bedroom which is a little smaller and has a view over the valley, olive groves, woods and pool.
It shares a bathroom (with a Jacuzzi bath and shower with light and aroma therapy.)with the third bedroom which has two single beds which, on rerquest, can be put together to form a double bed.
This also has a pidgeon hole window which looks up to Monsummano Alto (Alto means "on high"). All the upstairs bedrooms have antique cotto floors and beams, which have been restored with taste and care by the owners.
To the left of the landing there is the blue bedroom with 2 single beds, which on request can be united. The paintings are French, the 18thC walnut wardrobe is from Piedmont and the chest of drawers is Liberty.This room shares the bathroom of the pink bedroom.
The bathroom has two doors, one for the blu and one for the pink bedroom. A multifuinctional Jacuzzi tub and shower with chromo and ozono therapy.Above the bath there is an oval stone window with a lovely view out over the valley and olive trees.
This is the master bedroom and it is 30 sq mtrs. The bedroom itself has a very tall Piedmonte 18thC oak wardrobe, a king-size brass bed above which hangs a large Madonna and Child ,an oil painting of the Bologna school of the 17thC. In front of the bed is a French window with a lovely view over the Southern valley and up to Monsummano Alto which is illuminated at night.On one side of the window there is a 17thC red velvet chair and on the other side there is a 17thC chest of drawers. The room is finished with antique prints, paintings and a large persian carpet. The Bolognese walnut 17thC little table is below the second window. Note the 2 laquered Neapolitan doors if the 18thC.This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a Turkish bath with Jacuzzi shower, aroma and chromo therapy and there is magnificent view of the valley through the large double window.
Each room has its own heating and air conditioning units and the possibility of summing up the electricity and gas consumption.
The villa has an exclusive perimeter and house allarm which is connected to the police via radio and telephone. The code number and password vary weekly. Instructions on the premises.
Overall Property Description:
Villa Dell' Angelo is a typical Tuscan villa with an exclusive swimming pool with spetacular views.
The owners have carried out a rigorous and accurate renovation using only materials (such as stone) from the surrounding area and period while ensuring a structure which respects the norms of bio-architecture.
Ground and exteriors
This independent villa is the centre of a property of over 18 acres of woods and olive groves. It is on the last Western slope of Mount Albano, approx. 250 mtrs. above sea level.
The pool is 8 x 16 mts depth 1.40-2.50 mts and has a large hydromassage area for 8 people.
It is open from April to October, wheather permitting. It is on a natural terrace a few metres below the level of the villa and has a magnificent and almost theatrical view over the valley. It is equipped with tables, chairs, umbrellas, divans, chaise-longues, all in teak. It has a special depuration system which guarantees maximum hygene. It has 0,7% of salt, the same percentage which is found in the human eye. This eliminates the odour and the feeling of chloride on the skin. You can also keep you eyes open while you are underwater.
It is partcularly beautiful at nitgh when illuminated. Under the pool there is a big changing room with 2 showers and a bathroom.
There is a sunbathing area with umbrellas, chairs, tables and divans. Further down to the right of the pool there is a relax area with a gazebo and chairs.
View: a wide view of the valley below
Parking: the parking is inside the garden and is for up to 5 cars.
Access: it is very good as the road is asphalted.
At guests' disposal:
air-conditioning in the whole villa
DVD and Hi-Fi
internet adsl WI-FI
Maid service, cook, baby-sitter
Extra linen change
Hire car with driver;
Driver with guest's car (possibility of fixed price for excursions ect.)
Hair dresser, beautitian or masseuse at home
Catering for up to 50/60 guests with or without entertainment (specialized in Tuscan and Italian cooking)
Guided visits to museums or art cities
Painting courses (on canvas or porcelain)
Cooking classes (especially Tuscan recipies)
nearest village: 3 km Monsummano Terme
nearest food shop: 3 km
Motorway: A11 - Exit Montecatini about 10 minutes drive
Airport: Florence 40 km / Pisa 45 km
Public transport: 3 km buses and taxis - 8 km train
Thermal baths: 3 km Monsummano Terme - 8 km Montecatini Terme
Florence: 40 km
Pisa: 45 km
Siena: 90 km